There are many ways to get involved in undergraduate research here at ASU. Involvement in research is mandatory for certain majors and can be an important factor in applying to various graduate programs. More importantly, research can help you explore new topics, gain hands-on experience, and perhaps better understand the career path you wish to follow.
It may seem daunting to find a research position, but there are many ways to get involved. Though not an exhaustive list, here are a few helpful links to start your search:
WINURE ("Workforce Inclusion in Neuroscience through Undergraduate Research Experience") program: "To help minority students prepare for graduate training in neuroscience, we've started a mentored research program in neuroscience-based laboratories. If accepted into the program, you'll attend weekly workshops and seminars to develop your understanding of neuroscience. You'll also have opportunities to attend scientific conferences." Click here to learn more
SOLUR undergraduate research program: "The SOLUR program promotes opportunities for undergraduates in the School of Life Sciences to participate in exciting biological research. Working side-by-side with faculty and other mentors, we will teach you about scientific investigation through hands-on experiences. You will directly contribute to current research projects. Your research experience will help prepare you for a career in life sciences." Click here to learn more
The Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI): "For undergraduate students in the Fulton Schools of Engineering, FURI is designed to enhance your engineering and technical undergraduate curriculum by providing hands-on lab experience, independent and thesis-based research, and the opportunity to travel to professional conferences." Click here to learn more
Contact labs directly: Interested in the research of a specific lab? You can email professors directly to inquire about possible undergraduate positions in their lab. Remember to be polite and demonstrate interest in the field! Click this link to see a list of labs in SOLS and filter by neuroscience fields.
Consider off campus research opportunities: There are internship opportunities available at the Mayo Clinic, Barrow Neurological Institute, Translational Genomics (TGen), and more. Also, there are many universities and companies across the country that host summer undergraduate research opportunities.