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Getting Started in Research

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Students who participated in
undergraduate research

For help with your summer research application, personal statement, or resume, please contact:
April L. Householder, Ph.D.:
Devon Fick:




Getting Started:
How to Get Started in Research
Know your Professor

Finding Summer Research:
Summer Research Opportunities Excel icon
Steps To Find Summer Research
Opportunities to Work at NIST
Paid Summer Research Positions
Research information by major
“Summer Research Changed my Life”

Applying for Summer Research:
Requesting a Letter of Recommendation
  – Advice on e-mailing a professor
  – Tips on writing an introductory email
  – An essay on letters of recommendation
  – Approaching a professor for a letter of recommendation

Drafting a Personal Statement
  – Writing Personal Statements by Joe Schall

A letter from an undergraduate researcher

Starting Your Research:
Sign up for the Research Practicum (FA2016)
*Deadline: OCT 5
Establishing a Working Relationship With Your Mentor

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