The Center for Poverty & Inequality Research (CPIR) at UC Davis
in collaboration with Howard University, Morehouse College and
Spelman College, hosts the UCD-SPREE program which introduces
undergraduates from these Universities to poverty research in the
social sciences and develop skills for graduate school.
UCD-SPREE participants travel to UC Davis during their first
summer in the program, where they are paired with faculty and
graduate student mentors and introduced to research at the CPIR.
Students participate in CPIR activities and coordinating graduate
school preparation components sponsored by the Office of Graduate
The UC Davis Center for Poverty Research is please to announce
the renewal of the UCD-SPREE program. The Center will once again
host undergraduates from Historically Black Colleges and
Universities (HBCUs) for summer experiences with poverty research
and mentorship toward academic careers.
In August eight students from historically black colleges and
universities (HBCUs) concluded a seven-week, intensive research
program through the University of California, Davis Summer
Poverty Research Engagement Experience (UCD-SPREE). Under the
auspices of the program, UCD faculty provide mentorship and
guidance to a select group of students to conduct research and
prepare for the rigors of doctoral programs.