Integrating Undergraduates into Your Research Lab: STEM Faculty Discuss Successful Models for Mentoring and Working with Students Through URAP

November 13, 2017, 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Open to: Faculty, graduate students, researchers, and staff


Interested in mentoring students and getting help with your research, but not sure how to start or what it entails? Or are you looking for ideas and suggestions for how to make your work with undergraduates more efficient, more organized, more useful, or more rewarding?

Since 1991, the Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) has provided opportunities for undergraduates to work with faculty on cutting-edge research projects, for which Berkeley is world renowned. Students contribute their time and effort, and in return, receive mentoring, develop their research skills, get a taste of career possibilities, and sometimes receive academic credit.

Join us in the Academic Innovation Studio for an informal conversation with a distinguished group of STEM faculty, as they share their experiences and offer advice about integrating undergraduates into their research projects via URAP.

Berkeley faculty participants will include:

  • Rosemary Gillespie (ESPM)
  • Craig Miller (MCB)
  • Robert Rhew (Geography / Biochemistry)
  • Moderator: Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

This dialogue will explore topics such as:

  • Why participate in URAP?
  • What are practical tips for success (as well as pitfalls to avoid)?
  • What do faculty wish they’d known when they started?
  • What part of the experience is most meaningful and learning filled, as expressed by students?

Come with your questions and any ideas you want to share from your own experiences. Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is not required, but we appreciate RSVPs so we know how many people to expect.


Registration is unavailable. Registration closed on November 12, 2017 - 5:00pm.


Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships (OURS)