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Undergraduate Research Mentoring

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Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are not the only people doing research at the School. Undergraduates can also get involved in one of three ways: the College of Science’s Scientific Research Initiative (SRI) which places incoming freshman into a lab; through the Undergraduate Research Mentoring program; and by contacting professors directly for opportunities to participate in discovery-based research.


If you are interested in which labs are actively seeking students, take a look at the google sheet. This list may not be extensive, so please reach out if you are interested in specific labs or research areas and a mentor would be happy to help you!

Google Sheet

First Hand Feedback

Talk to a graduate student or postdoc about finding:

  • Finding you research interest
  • Contacting primary investigators to join a lab
  • Guidance on navigating research
  • Guidance on graduate school

We Offer

  • Flexible virtual office hours
  • Web page resources
  • Personalized, individual mentorship based on your needs
  • Spanish speakers available

Why a Mentor?

"Working with a faculty member in research is one of the most exciting, challenging ... sometimes even the scariest thing I've ever done. In the end what a mentor gives you is not only knowledge, but confidence. A mentor demonstrates how you need to trust yourself, and trust the process of the scientific method which is endlessly full of possibilities."

-   J.S.