Engage in Research
Five steps to help you find a research project
Remember laboratory research is just one possibility — there are endless opportunities in any major.
Talk to your advisor and review faculty profiles to find professors who share interests.
Talk to your professors after class, meet with them during office hours or connect with them via email.
Have your schedule ready in advance and be aware of what amount of time you are prepared to commit to research.
There are many grants available for research — and many of them have a lack of applicants.
✔ Connect with professors whose research is interesting to you.
✔ If what you need to say is important, don't say it in an email.
✔ Don't overcommit yourself — find a balance!
Need help with this process? Contact your advisor or visit research.oregonstate.edu for more information.