Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 18 | 10-11 a.m. | 50 Birge Hall

 Mary Crabb, Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, with suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of UC Berkeley's most popular undergraduate research opportunities, such as the Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP), Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF), and the Robert and Colleen Haas Scholars Program, a senior capstone experience for all majors.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students regardless of major, but it may be especially useful for freshmen, sophomores and transfer students.

Finding a Faculty Mentor

Many undergraduates find the process of securing a faculty sponsor for their research project somewhat daunting. This workshop will show you how to leverage the skills and knowledge you already possess to secure a faculty mentor. We will cover how to identify potential faculty sponsors on campus as well as how to prepare for the first meeting so that you make a great first impression.

The workshop will be especially useful for undergraduates, but is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline.

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships, CA, haas_scholars@berkeley.edu