Where Do I Start?

Finding the right research opportunity can take time and patience, but the Undergraduate Research Program is here to help. Check out the opportunities listed both for our campus research options and summer experiences. Individual advising is also available, and we recommend you attend UR seminars listed below.

By attending these seminars, you can learn more about preparing to apply for research opportunities from both participants and faculty sponsors, and gain insider knowledge from those reviewing applications and what to expect in a research experience.

2019 seminars take place at 3:00-4:00 PM on Wednesdays from Sept. 3rd to Nov. 20th.


Why Should I be Involved in Undergraduate Research?

  • Tuesday, September 3rd, 11:00-12:00 PM in Room 31 at Parks Library
  • Tuesday, September 3rd, 2:00-3:00 PM in Room 1151 at Jischke Honors Building
  • Tuesday, September 3rd, 4:00-5:00 PM in Room 1151 at Jischke Honors Building
  • Thursday, September 5th, 10:00-11:00 AM in Room 1151 at Jischke Honors Building 
  • Thursday, September 5th, 1:00-2:00 PM in Room 31 at Parks Library
  • Thursday, September 5th, 5:00-6:00 PM in Room 31 at Parks Library
  • Friday, September 6th, 11:00-12:00 PM in Room 31 at Parks Library
  • Friday, September 6th, 3:00-4:00 PM in Room 31 at Parks Library

Click on this link to sign up for Why Should I be Involved in Undergraduate Research?

    How to Find a Faculty Mentor?

    • Monday, September 9th, 2:00-3:00 PM in Room 1151 at Jischke Honors Building
    • Monday, September 9th, 4:00-5:00 PM in Room 31 at Parks Library
    • Tuesday, September 10th, 11:00-12:00 PM in Room 1151 at Jischke Honors Building
    • Tuesday, September 10th, 2:00-3:00 PM in Room 1151 at Jischke Honors Building
    • Tuesday, September 10th, 4:00-5:00 PM in Room 31 at Parks Library
    • Thursday, September 12th, 10:00-11:00 AM in Room 31 at Parks Library
    • Thursday, September 12th, 5:00-6:00 PM in Room 31 at Parks Library
    • Friday, September 13th, 11:00-12:00 PM in Room 31 at Parks Library
    • Friday, September 13th, 3:00-4:00 PM in Room 31 at Parks Library

    Click on this link to sign up for How to Find a Faculty Mentor?

      How to create a research poster?

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      Fall 2019 Seminars 

      The following seminars will take place in Marston 2300 from 3:10-4:00 PM

      • August 28th - Why do undergraduate research? (Svitlana Zbarska)
      • September 4th - How to find a faculty mentor (Svitlana Zbarska)
      • September 11th - Deciphering Chronic Health Issues with Data Tools (Sree Nilakanta)
      • September 18th - Acoustic-Assisted Additive Manufacturing (Shan Hu)
      • September 25th - Math Biology: Applying Real Math to Real Problems (Claus Kadelka)
      • October 2nd - Heated Pavement Technologies (Halil Ceylan)
      • October 9th - Applying Arts-Based Research to Leadership Studies and Other Disciplines (KP Williams)
      • October 16th - What is Fractional Calculus? (Farzad Sabzikar)
      • October 23rd - Can We Stop Pollinator Declines? (Hint: Yes) (Matt O'Neal)
      • October 30th - How Can We Improve Water Quality in Agricultural Landscapes? (Mike Castellano)
      • November 6th - Health Care Policy Across the Life Cycle (Mack Shelley)
      • November 13th - Machine Learning for Imaging: 2 Case Studies (Jennifer Newman)
      • November 20th - Human-Agent Teaming (Stephen Gilbert)