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The BUMP for UROP Students

Welcome to research in the Biology Department!
As a UROP student, you can:

However, you might not be sure how to:

The BUMP can help you get the most out of your UROP!



General information

Training and events for BUMP UROP students

Your suggestions for topics and events are welcome! Contact us.

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Q & A


1. Is UROP right for me?

2. When should I look for a UROP?

3. How many UROPs should I do?

4. How do I find a UROP?top

5. Should I look for a UROP only in the Biology Department?

6. How do I choose the right lab?top

7. What is the difference between UROP for credit and UROP for pay?

8. What paperwork do I need to fill out? top

9. What is the difference between traditional project labs and 7.18 (UROP for project lab)?

10. How do I decide whether to do traditional project lab or 7.18?

11. How much time should I spend on my UROP? top

12. Who will supervise my research?

13. What should I expect of my Faculty advisor? top

14. What expectations will my Faculty advisor have of me?

15. What expectations should I have of a graduate student or postdoc mentor?

16. How do I successfully perform research?

17. Will I get my name on a publication?

18. How do I keep research records? top

19. How do I present a research talk or lab meeting?

20. I don’t understand the research project. What should I do?top

21. My experiments are not working. I can’t seem to perform the necessary techniques. What should I do?

22. I am not enjoying my UROP. What should I do?

23. Final thoughts

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