Message from the Director

Welcome to the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program! We hope to work with you in our program and introduce you to the vast array of research taking place at California State University, Long Beach. We believe you will learn many things as a UROP student participant:

  • How research is conducted in your area of interest and in other fields
  • Research skills that will benefit you not only in research, but also in your courses
  • How to interact and communicate with faculty and other researchers
  • What you like and may not like in terms of future academic and career directions
  • How to become an inquisitive and independent learner


Elyzza M. Aparicio, Ph.D.