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Getting Started in Research

Meet Dr. Householder and hear about undergraduate research opportunities at one of our upcoming workshops.

Fall, 2017 Student Workshops:

Presentation on How to Apply to URCAD*

*and other fun tidbits!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Noon-1 p.m.
Sherman Hall Room 113

A presentation on applying to URCAD with the assistance of Dr. April Householder. All questions will be answered.


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Hear from students who participated in undergraduate research

For help with your summer research application, personal statement, or resume, please contact:
April L. Householder, Ph.D.: aprilh@umbc.edu



Getting Started:
How to Get Started in Research
Know your Professor
FAQ’s
myMajorFinding 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 recommendationDrafting a Personal Statement
– Writing Personal Statements by Joe SchallA letter from an undergraduate researcherStarting Your Research:
Sign up for the zero-credit Research Practicum and have your research documented on your transcript
Establishing a Working Relationship With Your Mentor
Learn how to find research internships and job opportunities using UMBCworks!
Find us on Facebook at Undergraduate Research @ UMBC Facebook Icon Small
Join our myUMBC group Undergraduate Research today! myUMBC Small Icon