Turning students into researchers

UROP has been fostering faculty-mentored research experiences for BU undergraduate students since 1997. Our faculty mentors serve as guides, coaches, and facilitators—our student researchers hone critical skills while learning the language of their chosen discipline. Learn more about how you can get involved in faculty-mentored research or internships, scholarships, and more.

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Hyeouk Chris Hahm

“Working with Professor Hahm made me feel that my efforts were part of a larger, greater whole despite only being a research assistant. I attribute my success and productivity to her constant attempts to plug me in to her team and system.” Jongwook Cha, SAR Human Physiology ’16

Post an Opportunity

Faculty: get involved with UROP today. Sharing a research opportunity with students is easy and convenient. All you need to do is fill out a quick form here.

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What’s in it for you?

Faculty connections

Few universities support undergrad research as strongly as BU, and that support is evident in the enthusiasm of our faculty mentors. Students and mentors work as a team—sharing ideas, facing challenges, tracking progress. The benefits of this working relationship could last well beyond graduation.

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Prep for what’s next

UROP excels at preparing students for life after graduation. Research experience is a recognized advantage for students on virtually any post-graduate path. In fact, a rewarding UROP experience has led more than one student researcher to reconsider their post-graduation plans.

Beyond the classroom

Faculty-mentored research provides exciting opportunities to apply classroom learning to real-time challenges. Student researchers explore areas of scholarship in depth, apply entrepreneurial thinking, develop problem-solving and communication skills. You’ll make real contributions to faculty projects through hands-on experience that will help you succeed in the classroom and beyond.

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Doing research provides the ideal environment to cultivate professional development skills while you are at school. I am so grateful that BU offered me this opportunity.”

Heba Ijaz

CAS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ’15

Serving as a faculty mentor benefitted me immensely…it gave me new perspective on my research and how to present to a wider, non-specialist audience. I would absolutely encourage any faculty member to participate in UROP.”

Carrie J. Preston

Associate Professor, English