First Steps

Identifying Your Research Interests

The first step in getting involved in research as an undergraduate is figuring out exactly what you want to work on. This is a critical step in helping you narrow down potential faculty, projects, or programs to explore further. This page will help you think through and identify what you may want to research.

Finding Research Opportunities

There are many ways you can get involved with research both on and off campus. This page will show you some of the resources and opportunities available to you and how to find a research opportunity that's right for you.

Communicating with Faculty

Being able to effectively communicate with faculty in a professional manner will be essential to finding a research opportunity. This page will go over do's and don'ts for communicating with faculty and provide suggestions and strategies for reaching out to them.

Preparing for Research

Once you've actually secured a research position, how can you get the most out of it? This page provides info on additional resources you can take advantage of to maximize your experience.