Finding A Faculty Mentor
One of the biggest challenges that students face in starting research is finding a faculty mentor. Who you choose to contact depends on your interest. Take the time to identify faculty members on campus whose research is of interest to you.
“Finding Faculty” URC-Sciences page: http://www.ugresearchsci.ucla.edu/findmentor.htm
Some students find their faculty mentors through classes they take, i.e., their professors. If you had a positive learning experience in one of your classes, you may want to ask your professor if he/she is accepting undergraduates to their lab. You may also want to consult your teaching assistants about finding a research position on campus.
Interested in doing research with a faculty member from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology? Below is a handout with the names and contact information of faculty who are currently available as research mentors.
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Faculty Research Interests [download PDF]