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College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences


UF/IFAS Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The Florida Agricultural Experiment Station (FAES) is the research program of The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). The UF/IFAS Experiment Station’s mission is to discover, invent and develop applications of new knowledge in agriculture, human, and natural resources. Experiment Station faculty are located on the Gainesville campus and at Research and Education Centers across Florida. The Experiment Station has more than 450 active research projects. Each project has specific goals and objectives that our interns help accomplish under the supervision of a faculty member. Paid internship opportunities are available during the summer semester, but volunteer opportunities are available year-round. Visit the UF/IFAS Research website for more information and contacts, including year-round paid and volunteer research opportunities.

UF Center for Undergraduate Research

The Center for Undergraduate Research is committed to fostering a culture of research that encourages all students to include a research component as a critical part of their undergraduate experience. CUR provides guidance to students and faculty interested in pursuing research opportunities and coordinating campus research activities. CUR also works to expand research opportunities across campus. CUR invites you to explore the website and contact the office if you would like additional information. Graduate students should contact individual departments and faculty members for research opportunities.

Science for Life Research Course (BCH 4905)

This undergraduate seminar course provides students with presentations from research-active faculty, illustrating opportunities available for student research. This weekly seminar course provides students with insight and appreciation of how fundamental science and engineering concepts are used in emerging research and discoveries, especially in the life sciences. During each lesson, three professors from different UF colleges speak about current topics in interdisciplinary science and engineering fields; the primary - but not exclusive - emphasis is on the biological and health sciences.