Annual Department Events
NEW STUDENT WELCOME EVENT – UNDERGRADUATE
There is an annual New Student Welcome Event held in the Fall Quarter the week instruction begins. This event is part of UCLA's Welcome Week activities. The New Student Welcome Event is hosted by the Undergraduate Office and is attended by incoming first-year and transfer students. A brief presentation is made by either the Department Chair or Vice Chair of Undergraduate Studies as well as by a current undergraduate student who showcases his or her research and activities within the department.
DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Every year at the end of Spring Quarter, the department celebrates the achievements of its students, both undergraduate and undergraduate, at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology's annual Commencement Celebration. In the past, it has been held on the Sunday of Commencement Weekend in the morning. This is an opportunity for students to be acknowledged for what they have accomplished in their time at UCLA.
For more information, visit the COMMENCEMENT section of this website.
DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
ANNUAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
The Annual Research Symposium provides an excellent opportunity for faculty, graduate students, and a select group of undergraduates to present their work and informally discuss the research that is taking place within the Department. A number of activities are part of the Symposium, including a Poster Session and a Seminar Speaker, a prominent figure within the field invited by the faculty. The Poster Session is judged by specially invited department alumni. Prizes are awarded in two (2) different categories: Undergraduate and Graduate
TWENTIETH ANNUAL BIOLOGY RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017 (HERSHEY HALL)
2:00 – 5:00PM
The Annual Research Symposium provides an excellent opportunity for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates to present their work and informally discuss the research that is taking place within the Department. A number of activities are part of the Symposium, including a Poster Session and a Seminar, given by a prominent figure within the field invited by the faculty. Judges for the Poster Session are by specially invited department alumni. Prizes are awarded in two (2) different categories: Undergraduate and Graduate.
PARTICIPATION INFORMATION AND ABSTRACT
If you are submitting multiple posters, you must submit a separate Participation Information and Abstract e-mail for each poster.
Submit the following information and your ABSTRACT to the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Undergraduate Office (101 Hershey Hall) no later than FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017, at 4:00 P.M Information must be submitted electronically via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject: "Symposium Participation Information and Abstract."
Missing the FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017, deadline could result in your being excluded from the printed program.
PARTICIPATION INFORMATION – Should be in the body of the e-mail in the listed order.
If there are multiple authors, please include ALL authors' information.
(1) First and Last Name
(3) E-mail Address
(4) Telephone Number
(6) Minor (if declared Conservation Biology or Evolutionary Medicine)
(7) Indicate if the poster should be in the UNDERGRADUATE* or GRADUATE* category.
(8) For UNDERGRADUATES, please list Class Level for each author, e.g., FR/SO/JR/SR
(9) Would you like your poster to be judged**? YES or NO
(10) Indicate Number of Poster Board(s) and Easel(s) Required – Poster Boards are 4' x 4'.
*UNDERGRADUATE: Undergraduate author(s) with an EEB faculty advisor and/or graduate or post-doctoral mentor.
*GRADUATE: Graduate author(s) either with or without an EEB faculty advisor.
**Eligible posters may only have one (1) EEB faculty mentor.
At a later date, participants will be sent an e-mail to inquire about who is going to attend and present at the Poster Session as well as the specific times participants will be available to answer questions from the judges.
POSTER PRINTING – PRINTING DATE: May 20, 2017 (time to be arranged)
Instructions will be sent to you once we have received your e-mail confirming your participation.
Your Abstract should be sent as a Word attachment with your Participation Information e-mail in the following format:
Title [bold] – The title should be EXACTLY how you would like it to be listed in the program.
Authors [italicized] – Please list the authors in the order you would like the names listed in the program.
Abstract [regular] – Please type EXACTLY how you would like it to appear in the program (with all proper punctuation, italicization, etc.).
FONT: Arial, 10 point
Your abstract should not have the corrections you or your co-authors have made – please send a CLEAN copy.
Abstracts that are not submitted in the correct format will be returned for re-formatting.
The staff will not be editing your abstract for content.
1:00 to 1:30PM – Poster Set-Up (Cortile of Hershey Hall – central courtyard area)
2:00 to 4:00PM – Poster Session and Judging
4:15PM – Deadline to remove posters
4:00 to 5:00PM – Seminar (158 Hershey Hall)
From time to time, the department has hosted special events in commemoration of an important milestone in the fields of evolution, ecology, conservation and behavior. For example, in 2009, the department co-hosted "Darwin Evolving," a year-long seminar series in honor of the 100th birthday of Charles Darwin.