Research Experiences

Interested in Undergraduate Research?

Engaging in research at the undergraduate level has many benefits. Research gives you the opportunity to take what you have learned in the classroom and apply those skills and knowledge to a real-life question.

Research helps you to understand concepts that are integral to your area of study. You will improve your self-confidence, critical thinking skills, and communication skills. The research experience and the networking opportunities it provides will ultimately help you in making your career decisions.


Undergraduate Research Ambassadors 

Need help finding research? Talk to an Undergraduate Research Ambassador (URA)! URAs are undergraduate students who have been through the process of finding and working in undergraduate research. They are familiar with the many resources and programs available to you on and off campus, and can help you search for opportunities that meet your interests in any academic field.  The URAs will provide you with individualized help to find opportunities relevant to you. You can schedule a 1:1 meeting with an Undergraduate Research Ambassador or feel free to email the team at with inquiries or questions.

Preparing Your Research Application Material

Applying for a research position can involve multiple moving parts. When is the deadline? Do you need a resume, cover letter, research statement of interest, or transcripts? We know it can be overwhelming to prepare the required documents for applying …

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Navigating Radio Silence: What to Do When You Don’t Hear Back About a Research Position

Securing a research position is often a competitive and time-consuming process. You’ve submitted your application or sent your email to the faculty member and now… nothing. This situation can be frustrating and anxiety-inducing, but it’s important to remember that it’s …

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5 Valuable Tips for Asking About a Research Opportunity

Initiating a conversation about a research opportunity can feel daunting, as a whirlwind of uncertainties may come into your mind. Should you approach the subject directly, or is there a more subtle way to express your interest? How do you …

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A Student’s Perspective on Research; Julianne’s Story

The most frightening part of research is getting started. Taking that leap into a new project takes courage. Julianne Chania Setiadi, a senior in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Arizona, shared that once she took the leap, her nervousness …

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Emailing Faculty About Research Opportunities (Example Included)

For many students looking to get into research, one way of finding opportunities and getting involved is to email faculty directly. By emailing a faculty member about your interest in research, you can share more information about yourself, why you’re …

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Featured Resources

How to Make an Appointment with an Undergraduate Research Ambassador

You can get help learning, finding, and applying for Research opportunities by meeting with an Undergraduate Research Ambassador! Undergraduate Research …

Research Personal Statement Guide

Some research opportunities may require you to submit a research personal statement and this guide will support you in creating …

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