Undergraduate Research Advice
Michelle-Sonderman, student advisor, can help you plan your search for research opportunities in NERS, but you will make your best impression with the faculty by being proactive. These are the steps she recommends:
- Explore the research interests of the faculty in the department through the NERS website and their lab or group pages. Select two or three professors whose research areas interest you.
- Contact the faculty by email, expressing interest in working with them on a research project—it could be during the summer or term. Attach a resume or transcript if possible. Request to meet with them.
- If you haven’t heard back after 7 to 10 days, follow up with the faculty member. Often, stopping by the professor’s office is the best way.
- If none of the above works, schedule an appointment with Michelle Sonderman for more help.
In addition to independent study credit or paid work in NERS labs, undergraduate NERS students can sometimes find work in Radiation Oncology. Contact Professor Xiaodong Sun for more information.