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Undergraduate Research

There are many opportunities to do research in the sciences.  Students should first identify and talk with a faculty member who is working in an area in which they are interested in doing research.  Reading about faculty research interests on their departmental web pages is a good first step – this may take you to scientific papers written by the faculty member.  It is often useful to take courses in fields in which you might like to do research.


  • Most students do term-time research for academic credit and are not normally paid for the time spent doing research
  • In some cases the student’s faculty research mentor can receive university internship funds to pay their student
  • Students who are eligible for work-study can receive financial support to do laboratory research paid by faculty research grant, departmental or other funds -- you may check with your faculty mentor to see if funds are available