How to Get Involved
Before getting started in undergraduate research, students need to ask the following questions:
- What do I hope to gain through my research experience?
- What are my interests?
- What do I know about research in my field?
- How much time can I realistically commit to working on a research project?
- Are there particular skills I need to aid me in my research project?
- Are there courses I should take before doing a particular research project?
- What type of learning environment do I prefer?
Take the following steps:
- Identify your interest
- Use online and library resources
- Develop a project
- Find a lab, mentor, research job, and funding opportunities
- Study Research Policies, Compliance, and Procedures
- Attend research workshops, seminars and symposia
Serve as mentors, trainers and guidance to students throughout the research process and the minimum criteria are:
- Full-time PVAMU faculty/staff status
- Expertise in research areas with a terminal degree of Ph.D., M.D., MFA
- Tenured or tenure-seeking faculty and/or full-time Research Staff
- Instructors, Lecturers, adjunct faculty based on departmental chair consent
- Graduate and Postdoctoral students with the consent of their research advisor.
Roles of Mentors:
Collaborates with Office of Undergraduate Research to:
- Organize seminars/workshops/trainings on fund sourcing, proposal writing and research processes.
- Write letters of support for students’ research and internships
- Monitor and supervise students research/project activities.
- Present with students, proposals/research outcomes at different on and off-campus symposia and conferences
- Publish research outcomes with students in different publication media