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Research Opportunities

Would you like the chance to research while you're earning your undergraduate degree? If so, you're in luck! The microbiology department has a wide variety of professors who are engaged in research. A simple way that you can find a lab that fits your interests is to go to the faculty page and do some reading on what our professors are studying. If you find something that you think is interesting, email the professor and ask if they have any lab openings. What's the worst that can happen? You'll never know until you try!

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics fully supports a student’s drive to participate in an REU program. The National Science Foundation funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduates through its REU programs. Each student is associated with a specific research project at its host institution, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. The microbiology department endorses its students to participate in these programs for their professional development. Go to the NSF REU Search Engine to find out where you can apply for an REU.

Non-REU Internships

Here in the microbiology department, in collaboration with Career Services, we pride ourselves on the fact that our students are competitive, year in and year out, in all types of internships. We stress the importance of internships to our students becuase it is an excellent opportunity to have a well-paying job while accumulating hands-on experience. The value of internships on a student's resume is increasing in the job and academic markets. Go to the HireOSUGrads webpage for more information about internship opportunities offered across the country.

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