So you say you want a UROP...
Where to find one?
- The UROP Office - Room 7-104
- The UROP website listing
- Dept. UROP coordinators
- Professors whose classes you take - look up their research online then ask them about it after class
- Graduate resident advisors who work in labs
- Other students who have UROPed or are UROPing - ask them if their labs need replacements for students leaving for the summer/internships/graduating. When you do get an offer, ask them about their experience and for some materials they found helpful.
Other tips: when responding to UROP openings via email, be persistent. If the grad student has not replied for an interview or meeting within a few days, try politely emailing him/her again. Show them that you are truly interested in their research topic by understanding the project description and maybe doing a little bit of research yourself on the lab and grad student's work.