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  • RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Establishing Foundations of Meta-Learning

    Establishing Foundations of Meta-Learning

    An essential capability of human intelligence is being able to learn “how to learn” (meta-learn) and thus being effective at transferring to novel tasks (with few data examples) by leveraging prior experience. Meta-learning is a new rich field to solve this domain, however, in light of recent evidence it is unclear when and where meta-learning methods should work. The task for this project will be to explore this and eventually use this knowledge to improve the progress in the field of meta-learning

    For more information on this opportunity, including how to apply, please see full description.

  • RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Evaluating Equity and Inclusion in High School

    Evaluating Equity and Inclusion in High School

    Dr. Goodnight is looking for an undergraduate research assistant to help complete an evaluation of new equity and inclusion programming at a Champaign-Urbana high school. Specifically, this research examines whether new support programs improve the school’s culture and practices impacting underrepresented students’ enjoyment of learning and sense of belonging in school. The student researcher can gain experience in the following: 1) collecting qualitative data via observations, interviews and/or focus groups, 2) editing and reviewing interview transcripts; 3) using transcription and/or qualitative data analysis software (Otter.ai and Dedoose); and 4) conducting literature reviews.

    For more information on this opportunity, including how to apply, please see full description.

  • Fall 2021 - Undergraduate Research Support Grant and Conference Travel Grant - Applications being Accepted

    The Office of Undergraduate is now accepting student applications to the Research Support and Conference Travel Grants for the Fall 2021 semester. For more information including how to apply for funding, please view the full article.

  • RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Study on Gender, Culture, and Fieldwork in India

    Dr. Goodnight is looking for an undergraduate research assistant to help complete a qualitative study exploring the role of gender in conducting fieldwork in India. Specifically, this research examines Indian women’s experiences in collecting data on the quality of primary education in rural villages.

    For more information, including how to apply, please see full description.

  • RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Synthetic Biology and Photosynthesis Engineering

    Undergraduate Research -- Synthetic Biology and Photosynthesis Engineering - Algae and Crops

    Would you like to practice your molecular biology skills while discovering new ways to engineer photosynthesis? The Leonelli Lab is looking for creative and committed undergraduate students to join our team of researchers.

    For more information, including how to apply, please see full description.

  • RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Plant Genomics/Physiology

    Part-Time Undergraduate Research Assistant Position in Plant Genomics/Physiology

    The Brooks Lab is looking for an undergraduate research assistant who is interested in gaining experience in plant physiology and genomics. Work in the lab is aimed at understanding how photosynthesis and nitrogen metabolism are coordinated and how these processes will respond to climate change.

    For more information, including how to apply, please see full description.

  • COVID-19 Guidelines for Undergraduate Researchers and Mentors

  • Office of Undergraduate Research COVID-19 Operational Updates

  • Undergraduate Research Workshops - Fall 2021 Calendar

    The Office of Undergraduate Research announces its Fall 2021 calendar for the Value of Undergraduate Research Workshop, Getting Started in Research Workshop, Proposal Writing for Undergraduate Researchers Workshop, and our newly developed Research to Resume Workshop.

    We will have both in-person and online workshops available for each offering. Information for each workshop including how students can register can be found in this post.

  • Summer 2022 Research Opportunities

    List of external research opportunities curated by the Illinois Office of Undergraduate Research