Student Opportunities

Graduate research

One of the most important facets of a graduate-level scientific education is the development and enhancement of research capabilities. As a graduate student, you’ll work hand-in-hand with faculty mentors to identify a niche subject for your thesis. You’ll test your thesis firsthand, conducting research in the lab.

How to get involved as a graduate student

  1. Learn about the research going on in the department and identify a few areas that interest you.
  2. Visit faculty web pages to learn about their fields of interest, and talk to your advisor about opportunities.
  3. Contact two or three faculty members and ask for an appointment to discuss their research and the possibility of a position on their team.