Category: Giving

What Do Students Get Out of UBRP?

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Each year, it takes approximately $30,000 to provide our most financially challenged UBRP students with federal work-study research positions during the academic year. Currently, 17 out of our 100 UBRP students are in work-study positions for the the 2020-21 academic

UBRP Fundraising Update

A big thank you to everyone who has contributed to UBRP this year!  We made our goal for the UBRP Travels crowdfunding campaign in raising $5,000 to support 10 students to travel to national scientific meetings to present their work. 

Special Opportunity to Support Student Conference Travel

Undergraduate Jasmine Lock presents her research at the 31st Annual UBRP Conference

UBRP participants present their research to the general public each year at UBRP’s annual conference, but they can benefit further by presenting their work at national and international scientific conferences where they can learn about the latest research and network

UBRP Endowment Ahead of Schedule for Full Establishment!

In January 2019, the creation of the UBRP Endowment by alumna Carol Arakaki was announced at the 30th Annual UBRP Conference. While original plans were for the endowment to reach the $25,000 needed to be fully established in 2023, the

30 Days of Gratitude!

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From August 2 – 31, 2019, we’re celebrating 30 Days of Gratitude!  Stay tuned for photos, highlights, and quotes on UBRP’s Facebook page and Twitter. In addition to being thankful for our students, faculty mentors, our graduate students and post

Full Establishment of UBRP Endowment Ahead of Schedule!

The new UBRP Endowment was originally scheduled to be fully established with the required minimum balance of $25,000 by the end of 2022, but due to the generosity of additional donors, we are ahead of schedule! The endowment balance is

Alumna Carol Arakaki Establishes New UBRP Endowment

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In the fall of 1988, undergraduate Teri Suzuki asked Professor Michael Wells a simple question: “Is it possible for a student to work in a real research lab?” Professor Wells created an opportunity for Teri to work in his laboratory,

Approaching the Goal!

Currently, 18 UBRP students are conducting research through Federal Work-Study positions during the 2018-19 academic year.  These positions – funded by the federal government, mentor contributions, and support from our donors – enable them to offset their costs for college

Give to Help Us Stretch Our Support!

Remember how hard it was to work your way through college? The Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP) has it all figured out and can help our current exceptional students stay exceptional! We devised the program for students so that there

How far can $40K go? Help us reach new heights!

This year, UBRP’s fundraising goal is $40,000 to support students in 2018.  As 2017 comes to a close, please consider giving to make a difference in a young scientist’s life. What would $40,000 do for UBRPers?  $40,000 would fully support: