Undergraduate Digital Research Symposium

Undergraduate Digital Research Symposium

Wednesday, April 19, 8:30 am - 2 pm
Digital Scholarship Commons, McHenry Library

Sponsored by Center for Jewish Studies, Digital Scholarship Commons, University Library, IHR
With support from the Koret Foundation


The Digital Scholarship Commons is thrilled to announce the first Undergraduate Digital Research Symposium on April 19, 2017. At UC Santa Cruz, undergraduate students are engaged in creative, critical research using digital tools and platforms. Initiatives like the Digital Jewish Studies program highlight how digital tools can enhance student learning through multi-modal project creation. This symposium will showcase innovative undergraduate research and celebrate the digital projects that students develop in class.

Join us to explore public facing, media-rich, critically engaged, and creative student research. The event will include a digital poster session, two panels featuring undergraduate work, and a keynote address by Jaye Padgett, Interim Vice Provost for Student Success. Lunch will be provided for registered attendees.






8:30 - 9:00        Light Breakfast and Coffee

9:00 - 9:15        Welcome, Elizabeth Cowell (University Librarian)

9:15 - 10:00      Digital Poster Session

10:00 - 10:45    Panel 1: Undergraduate Digital Research Fellows
Norma Arbulu, Vincente Lovelace, Krystal Mendez, Alma Villa
Moderated by Ebad Rahman 

11:00 - 11:45     Panel 2: The Gail Project, Team Leaders
Cameron Gao, Nick Bass, Alexyss McClellan, Jasmine Change
Moderated by Dustin Wright

12:00 - 1:00       Lunch (Brown Bag lunch provided for all registered attendees)

1:00 - 1:45         Keynote: Jaye Padgett (Interim Vice Provost for Student Success)




16 undergraduate student teams will showcase their creative, critical research during the Digital Poster Session. You are invited to explore websites, 3D models, maps, and animations built by UCSC students. As part of the larger symposium, this session is an opportunity for interactive exploration of digital work.