By: Caitlin Millett, 2nd year PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Program
There are many benefits to participating in undergraduate research. In most cases, especially in STEM fields, writing a research thesis is a requirement for graduation. Moreover, it’s necessary for a strong application to graduate or medical school.
That said, there are many aspects of choosing a lab that can be quite nerve racking. In order to avoid common pitfalls on the path to a thesis, students should be aware of the most important aspects of this process.
Here are a few gems of wisdom for a lab-bound undergrad…