Educational Enrichment and Outreach Programs

Outreach Programs to Support Underrepresented Students

The Educational Enrichment and Outreach Program is an umbrella for several initiatives that support undergraduate academic achievement and undergraduate research in the life sciences.

More information on programs for underrepresented students can be found on the EEOP website.

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Lower Division Programs

Established in 1988, the Biology Undergraduate Scholars Program (BUSP) is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health-Initiative for Maximizing Student Development. BUSP promotes the academic and professional success of diverse lower division students who are interested in biology. BUSP takes a comprehensive approach to increasing student success by providing academic enrichment, personal support, and research experience as early as the sophomore year.

The UC Davis Advancing Diversity in Aging Research (ADAR) Program aims to increase the diversity of undergraduate students that pursue advanced degrees and research careers in aging-related areas.

Upper Division Programs

The BUSP-Honors Research (BUSP-HR) is a one-year professional development program for students who want to make the most of their undergraduate experience by participating in faculty-mentored research.

The Advancing Diversity in Aging Research Honors Program (ADAR-Honors) supports diverse upper-division undergraduate students who plan to pursue advanced degrees and research careers in aging-related areas. This is a two-year program.

The overall goal of the Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Biology Scholars Advanced Research Program (BSHARP) is to increase the number of talented underrepresented, disadvantaged and disabled students who become leaders in areas relevant to biomedical and behavioral research. This two-year program provides students with intensive research experiences as well as with activities that enhance their critical thinking and communication skills and prepares them for entry into high-quality Ph.D. (and M.D./Ph.D) programs.

The Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences Program (CURE) addresses the pressing need for a diverse cancer research community that reflects the nation’s heterogeneity and is sensitive to the significant disparities in cancer health across diverse populations. The CURE Program covers two years of training in cancer research for diverse UC Davis undergraduates in their junior and senior years, with the ultimate goal of student entry into the professional pipeline in cancer research as physicians, veterinarians, or scientists. The CURE Program is funded by the National Cancer Institute.