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Heather Winter: Identifying a career path through nutritional science research

Heather Winter ’16 (CAHNR) explored her interest in bioactive food components through undergraduate research. She shares her reflections on the impact of her research experiences in the essay below. My journey into scientific research began with a class in nutrition that I took at Manchester Community College, which sparked my interest in researching the medicinal […]

Kate Boudreau: Discovering health psychology research through coursework

Kate Boudreau ’17 (CLAS) earned her bachelor’s degree this spring and shares her serendipitous introduction to health psychology research in this essay. Upon entering UConn as a Chemistry major, I pictured my future involvement in undergraduate research in a lab filled with beakers, chemicals, and expensive equipment. Even so, research was not at the forefront […]

• Research Assistant in Experimental Anthropology Lab

Opportunity Description We have a summer opportunity for students to be research assistants in the project Dynamics of fan’s experience during games. The task includes editing videos and coding research material. It will be developed in our lab at Storrs campus. This unpaid opportunity is ideal for students that have time during the summer from […]

• Congratulations, Summer 2017 SURF Award Recipients!

The Office of Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce the selection of 54 undergraduate students to receive SURF Awards in support of their summer undergraduate research projects. The faculty review committee was impressed by the extremely high caliber of the 80 applications submitted this year. Click here to view the full list of Summer 2017 […]

• Announcing the Health Research Program

The Office of Undergraduate Research announces the launch of a new undergraduate research program, the Health Research Program. The Health Research Program offers a new pathway into undergraduate research for students with interests in health and/or the biomedical sciences. This program, sparked by President Herbst’s interest in facilitating connections between UConn Health researchers and UConn […]

• Research Opportunities in Community Nutrition

There are several undergraduate research opportunities available in the Community Nutrition Research Lab for the coming semesters and summer. Details follow below, along with information about the relevant contacts for these opportunities. “Healthy Fathers, Healthy Kids”: A community-based childhood obesity prevention program for low-income fathers and their preschool aged children Seeking student assistants: Spring 2017, […]

• Research Assistant in Food Microbiology Lab

Opportunity Description Depending on previous experience and interest, students will assist with ongoing research projects including but not limited to identifying and optimizing natural and novel means of controlling pathogens in cheese. These include the use of GRAS antimicrobials (e.g. hydrogen peroxide, lauric arginate ethyl ester, polylysine, and acidified calcium sulfate), protective cultures of lactic […]