It is the student’s responsibility to find and contact their faculty sponsor. Below are some links to where you can find faculty sponsors:


 Department Websites


  1. Make a list of 4 or 5 labs that you are interested in. Note: some students have had to contact 15+ before they find someone.
  2. Do some research before contacting the professor. I.E. Reading a journal article published by professor. Science Librarian can help you.
  3. If the faculty DOES NOT have a course code on WebSoc, please have faculty contact Bio Sci 199 Coordinators to check eligibility by emailing
  4. Email the list of professors to schedule an appointment.  In your email please include the following:
    – Your career goals & interests
    – Why you want to conduct work in the particular arena
    – Time that you are available, quarters & hours per week
  5. Enjoy your discussion with professor; ask any questions that are important to you, such as what are the opportunities for own project and co-publishing a paper.
  6. Most Professors want a 1 year minimum commitment, some may want more. Be prepared with how much you can offer.