News in Brief

Freshman Applicants Increase for Fall 2005
The UC Office of the President recently reported that 34,441 high school seniors applied to UCI for the 2005-2006 school year, which is a 2 percent increase after a 1 percent decrease last year. There are currently 4,100 spaces available for incoming students.
The number of minority applicants has also increased, including a 5 percent increase in African-American applicants after a drop of 7 percent last year. UCI’s admissions office attributes the increase in minority applicants to the university’s outreach programs.
NSF Provides Money for Undergrad Research
Opportunities for undergraduate research increased after UCI received over $900,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation. The NSF announced a three-year $275,000 grant, which will establish a summer program that will allow four UCI students and 12 students from across the country to conduct research in the field of integrated micronanosystems.
The National Institutes of Health has also granted UCI with a three-year $648,000 grant, allowing students to conduct research in disease prevention and health promotion.