Through undergraduate research, you can deepen your knowledge of your discipline, increase your understanding of the nature and practice of science, and gain new technical and transferable skills. The Office of Undergraduate research lays out lots of great reasons to do research here.
Undergraduate Research – General Resources
- Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR)
- OUR’s Google Group – for the latest news and updates
- George Barthalmus Undergraduate Research Grants
- Research PackTrack Student Organization
- Department of Biological Sciences’s Google Group for Undergraduate Research (coming soon!)
How to find a position:
- Visit Connecting Undergraduates to Research Opportunities in the Sciences (CURiOuS) for current postings
- Apply for opportunities at the College of Veterinary Medicine – biomedical-related research
- Explore Faculty research areas in the Department of Biological Sciences, and research labs on Centennial Campus, including Toxicology
- Prepare a cover-letter-like email to the faculty member you’d like to work with, and attach a resume
- Be sure to include information about why you find their area of research interesting
- Explore this extensive list of (mostly Summer) External Opportunities
Getting course credit for research participation: Some programs in our department require a student earn credit for experiential learning, and pre-approved undergraduate research opportunities can fulfill that requirement. Students should work with their advisers to understand their requirement for experiential learning. Curricula that do not require such experiences can offer elective credit to students for approved work. Credit will not rewarded retroactively for prior work.