New Researcher Guide

How to get involved in research

Quick Start Guide
A Guide to Getting Started

So you want to get involved in research. But where do you begin? 

The Center for Student Research has put together a step-by-step guide to help you navigate finding research interests, identifying research opportunities on campus, and even how to connect with a faculty mentor. Special thanks to the University of Virginia, Arlington's Undergraduate Research Network for this guide! Check out the guide below and if you have additional questions or would like help drafting an email to a potential faculty mentor, email us or come on by the the Center in Main Hall 316 today!

Step 1: Finding Your Research Passion
How do I find a research subject that interest me?
Step 2: Finding a Faculty Mentor
How do I find a faculty mentor?
Step 3: Contacting Potential Faculty Mentors
How do I ask to join a research lab?