Finding a Faculty/Lab Workshop

Looking to get started in research? Have no idea what to do first? Know you need to reach out to faculty but find them a tad bit scary?  Never fear! OUR is here!

In both the Finding a Faculty Mentor and Finding a Lab Mentor workshops, you will learn how to search for faculty, how to identify potential research mentors, and how to communicate effectively with the mentors you identify. We hold one of the workshops every week of the academic year, so it should be easy to find one that fits your schedule!  Finding a Faculty Mentor workshops are appropriate for anyone considering doing any type of research, whereas Finding a Lab Mentor workshops are most appropriate for people interested in lab-based disciplines. No need to attend both! There is significant overlap.


The only things you need to bring are your own interests/ideas about what you might want to explore and something to take notes!



*All workshops will be held via
ZOOM video conference* 

The ZOOM link will be sent in a separate email from our office after we receive your EventBrite notification. We will add you to the calendar invite and the link is embedded.

Finding a faculty mentor workshop
Wed Apr 8th | 2-3PM
Thurs Apr 16th | 7-8PM
Fri Apr 24th | 10-11AM

Wed Apr 29th | 1-2PM

Thurs May 14th | 4-5PM

Thurs May 28th | 5-6PM


finding a lab Mentor Workshop
Mon Apr 6th | 4-5PM
Tues Apr 14th | 10:30-11:30AM
Wed Apr 22nd | 7:30-8:30PM

Mon May 4th | 3-4PM

Tues May 19th | 1:30-2:30PM

Wed June 3rd | 4-5PM



If you're interested in starting this process, but weren't able to attend a workshop (or you need a refresher), get added to our self-guided Canvas course! There, we cover how to develop your interests, find faculty you’re interested in, and other resources to help guide you through the process. To enroll, email with your netID (xyz123 format), and we will add you. Reading through this content first can also help us have a more productive one-on-one follow up advising appointment.