Experiential learning through research opportunities will introduce you to a field of study and to the rewards of scholarly research. You may have the chance to work closely with a faculty member on his/her own research area and learn what it means to be at a premiere, cutting-edge research institution.

 There are many paths to finding research opportunities on campus. See the short list below for ideas on how you can get started.

  • Visit the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research website to find a list of some of the research opportunities available on campus
  • Check out your college or department websites or contact your academic advisor for more information. Many colleges and departments have established research programs and offer academic credit.
  • Speak to your professors, sometimes they have openings or know of one of their colleagues that is looking for student help.
  • Reach out to other faculty (email, call, stop by their office!) who are doing the research you want to do and express your interest. Their research is important to them; showing you have an interest in what they’re doing will definitely impress them.
  • Ask friends that are doing research on campus. If there is an opening in their lab, they can put a good word in for you. Faculty members like getting referrals from students already working in their lab.

 

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students participating in the First-Year Innovation and Research Experience in Fall 2017

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Bioscience Day Networking Panel

Margaret Brent Room (rm. 2112) - Stamp Student Union