Working in a research lab as an undergraduate will create a multitude of opportunities. Research experience gives you a significant advantage and allows you to do the following:
- Apply your classroom learning to real-world materials problems
- Develop hands-on skills with cutting-edge research tools
- Work closely with other undergraduates, as well as graduate students and faculty members
- Gain valuable experience that will position you well for your future endeavors
Find a Research Position
- Update or create your resume.
- Learn more about the research in the Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering.
- Follow the links in the descriptions for more information.
- Identify research areas that interest you.
- Contact researchers working in your areas of interest.
- Introduce yourself over email.
- Ask about any job openings for undergraduate students in their research group.
- Be professional! Proofread your work and use a professional tone when communicating with potential research advisors.
- Don’t give up! There’s no set schedule for finding a position; a faculty member might not have any openings right now, but something may become available in a few months.
- Think broadly! Materials science is inherently interdisciplinary. You might also look for research positions in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or Electrical Engineering.
In addition to research opportunities on campus, consider the following opportunities to conduct research as an undergraduate: