Research Advice from Brandeis Undergraduates

What is undergraduate research?

The Council on Undergraduate Research defines undergraduate research as "an inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline."

Students who want to learn more about undergraduate research and how to get involved can now view the  videos below. In each of these 12 short videos, four current Brandeis undergraduate researchers (Alejandra Bonilla '21, Ariel Brathwaite '22, Yuezhu (Coco) Chen 22, and Emma Ghalili '22) answer a common question about undergraduate research.

Thank you to Professor Elizabeth Ferry and Professor Angela Gutchess for organizing and conducting the video project. Funding was provided through a Provost’s Teaching Innovation Grant awarded to Professor Wendy Cadge by the Center for Teaching and Learning.

 

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Introductions

The panelists introduce themselves.

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What Drew You to Your Research?

Students discuss what drew them to their chosen topic for research.

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Research Outcomes

Students discuss their research outcomes.

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Prior Experiences that Helped You Prepare to do Research

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How did you Find Opportunities to do Research?

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How Did You Pursue Funding Opportunities?

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How Did You Ask for Letters of Recommendation?

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How Did You Deal with Rejection in Applying to do Research?

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Interacting with Faculty and Graduate Students

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Obstacles in Your Research

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What About When Research Feels Overwhelming?

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Impact of COVID-19

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