Graduate Research Advocacy Day
Every year, graduate students from each UC campus gather in Sacramento to educate lawmakers about the importance of graduate research and its contribution to California’s economy and progress.
April 28, 2015 marked the sixth annual Graduate Research Advocacy Day. Twenty-two students — four from UCLA (UCLA has more than double the number of legislative representatives than any other campus) and two from the other nine campuses — were selected by their graduate deans as advocates for the research being done by graduate students across the state. The students and deans met with legislators from their local districts to advocate on behalf of UC graduate studies and research. In addition, UC President Janet Napolitano also joined the delegation to advocate for the importance of graduate research and public higher education.
Resources that support their efforts and tell the story of graduate research at UC:
- 2015 Fact Sheet (pdf)
- Graduate research brochure (pdf)
- Graduate Research Advocacy Day pamphlet (pdf)
- “UC grad students deliver solutions, startups”
- "Grad students bring their 'secret sauce' to Sacramento"
- "Graduate students head for Sacramento to make their case" (UCLA Newsroom)