Researchers are immersed in a community of other researchers. But to someone who has not undertaken in-depth research, this may seem like an impenetrable clique. At OUR, we’ve developed a few programs to connect students with researchers.
The OUR Ambassadors are a group of undergrads currently doing research across the disciplines who are here to help you get started on your research path.
The OUR Department Liaisons are advanced graduate students, postdocs, and faculty members in various departments around campus that are there to be a “point-person” for undergrads interested in getting involved in research in that area. For tips on what to include in a letter to a faculty member or potential advisor, see our tips for writing a contact email.
If you don’t feel ready to contact a researcher, we encourage you to look at past student projects or to hear some first-hand accounts of students getting involved in research at our Spotlight Stories page.