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.
During their first summer in the program, students
will participate in remote professional development
activities with CPIR faculty and graduate students and
coordinating graduate school preparation components sponsored by
the Office of Graduate Studies.
Following the first summer, students will be eligible to apply to
become members of the second-year cohort. Second year
students will remotely join their faculty mentors’ research
groups, continuing to work in a mentored research assistant
capacity through the summer.
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.