Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) / LALS 199/F

Nature of Research/Program Description: 
The Research Center for the Americas (RCA) promotes undergraduate research at UCSC via our Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP). Established in 2000, URAP seeks to inspire promising and driven undergraduates to pursue graduate and professional studies.  At the same time, it bolsters faculty and graduate student research. Apprentices gain hands-on research experience by working closely with the sponsoring faculty and RCA Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) on a project related to Chicano, Latino, Latin American, migration and/or human rights studies, while the sponsoring faculty and GSR receive research support. In addition to earning 2 or 5 units and learning about the research process, apprentices receive professional guidance and build skills necessary for academic and professional success.  Prospective apprentices must be in good academic standing and apply or be invited to take part in URAP. If accepted, they must enroll in LALS 199F for 2 units or in LALS 199 for 5 units and on a P/NP basis.
 

Keywords:  Survey and ethnographic methods; labor studies; food studies; immigration; university and community research

 

Contact: Dr. Sylvanna Falcón

Location: 
On-campus
Off-campus
Location Details: 
On-campus and field study locations
Targeted Students: 
Open to all majors.
Program Time Period: 
Winter Quarter
Time Period Details: 
Winter
Compensation: 
Academic Credit
Details: 
Students enroll by petition
Application Deadline: 
Quarterly
Approximate Number of UCSC Students (Each Year): 
10-24
Year Began: 
2000
Contact: 
Dr. Sylvanna Falcón
Contact Title: 
Associate Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies; Director, Research Center for the Americas
Contact Email: 
rca@ucsc.edu
Major(s): 
Anthropology
Applied Physics
Art
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Bioengineering
Bioinformatics
Biology
Biomolecular Engineering
Business Management Economics
Chemistry
Classical Studies
Cognitive Science
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science: Computer Game Design
Earth Sciences
Ecology and Evolution
Economics
Education and Teaching
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Studies
Feminist Studies
Field and Exchange
Film and Digital Media
German Studies
Global Economics
History
History of Art and Visual Culture
Human Biology
Italian Studies
Jewish Studies
Language Studies
Latin American and Latino Studies
Legal Studies
Linguistics
Literature
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Microbiology
Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Music
Network and Digital Technology
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Physics (Astrophysics)
Physics Education
Plant Sciences
Politics
Prelaw
Premedicine
Psychology
Robotics Engineering
Sociology
Technology and Information Management
Theater Arts
Writing
Additional information: 
Open to all majors.