Undergraduate Programs

Research Fellowships

Research Fellowships allow undergraduate students to engage in high-level research with department faculty for 150 hours per quarter and put them on the path to become research assistants.

Pathway of Undergraduate Research Fellows to Research Assistants

  • Pre-enrollment/Recruitment (May)

Year 1

  • Fellows Meet and Greet Lunch (September)
  • Research Discussion and Faculty Panel (January)
  • STAR Scholar Pairing with Faculty Mentor (April)
  • Introduction to Research Course (April to June)
  • 10-week STAR Scholars Program (June to September)
  • Interview for Research Assistant Placement (August)

Years 2-4

  • Research Poster Exhibition (September)
  • Information Session with Prospective STAR Scholars (December)
  • Research Assistant Commitment - 150 hours of faculty assistance per quarter (Fall/winter)
  • Research Submission (Fall/winter of year 4)
  • Research Co-op Option (Spring/summer of year 4)
  • Present Research Findings at National Conference (Year 5)