Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor

Research Scientist

Wednesday, August 07, 2019 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

9 Durant Hall

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. You'll also learn 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. 

In the second half-hour, we focus on the process of securing a faculty sponsor for your research project. 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.