Unlocking the Key to Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Presentation
EECS Center for Student Affairs
Student Affairs Officer
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Why Do Undergraduate Research?
Form personal relationships with faculty!
Interact and network with graduate students!
Gain exposure to the possibilities of graduate school!
Increase your ability to do well in graduate school!
Position yourself for summer research and internship opportunities!
Experience the excitement of innovation and discovery!
Learn techniques that can be useful in subsequent research projects!
Increase knowledge in your field!
Apply classroom theory to practical research situations!
Learn! Teamwork - Collaboration - Oral and Written Communication Skills!
How Do I Get Started?
Should I do research?
When should I do research?
Decide what area(s) of research interest you.
Browse research summaries, publications
Check out the research group climate
Talk to grad and undergrad researchers in the group
Applying for a research position
Be familiar with the faculty member’s research
Meet with faculty members
DO NOT send a general email to a whole list of faculty
Approach with respect
Ask questions about expectations, possible projects, group structure and routine, etc.
Be specific about your interests, qualifications, and expectations (Show enthusiasm!)
Statement of Interest (Should reflect you’ve done your homework on research subject)
Prepare resume of academic career, transcript, and other relevant experiences
Getting the Best Out of Your Research Experience
Build a relationship with your faculty research advisor!
Build a relationship with the graduate student researchers!
Break the learning curve! Read articles in the particular field.
Present your research and Share your knowledge!
Poster sessions: local, regional, national
Journal articles, oral presentation, technical papers, research contests
What Opportunities Exist in Undergraduate Research?
- Academic Year Programs
URO, URAP, CRA-W, Haas…and more…
- Independent Study
99 for lower division students
199 for upper division students
- Summer Programs
NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Programs, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Next Generation Internet (NGI), CRA DMP
- Volunteer and Paid Positions
- Poster Sessions: Fall and Spring Semesters
- Berkeley Scientific Journal and other publications
"College Of Engineering"
College Of Engineering
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Page
Campus-wide Office of Undergraduate Research
301 Campbell Hall - http://research.berkeley.edu
Research@Berkeley electronic mailing list
Majordomo@listlink.berkeley.edu -Type subscribe researcher in body of message; subject line blank
GOOD LUCK AND