Research Opportunities at UConn/UCHC
Undergraduate students in the Biomedical Engineering program enjoy a unique opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research with UConn faculty in a laboratory setting. Students may contact individual faculty members directly to learn more about their specific research programs. If mutual interest exists, students are integrated into the research as a lab group member. This lab experience allows students to pursue research within a specific field of interest, gain experience using lab equipment, learn valuable data collection and analysis techniques, and increase networking opportunities. While many BME faculty welcome undergraduate students in their labs, the availability of opportunities is contingent on the number of undergraduates already working in labs and the status of the research projects. Some faculty projects entail funding that permits undergraduate students to be paid, while other projects may not translate into paid undergraduate lab positions. Nonetheless, in many cases faculty whose research funding does not afford paid positions for undergraduates may still welcome undergraduates in the lab, provided research positions are available. For a list of Core and Affiliated BME faculty, go to www.bme.uconn.edu. For more information about other research opportunities, go to the Office of Undergraduate Research website at http://ugradresearch.uconn.edu/.
Research Opportunities at other Institutions
National Science Foundation, list of Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.cfm?unitid=10006