STEM Undergraduate Experience
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!
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
- 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."