This week we would like to feature a blog and a publication from one of our favorite undergraduate research advocates on social media. The writers of the blog undergradinthelab (@youinthelab) have written and published to Amazon.com Getting In: The Insider’s Guide to Finding the Perfect Undergraduate Research Experience. Written for students by an associate professor with an active research lab, and a practicing research scientist who mentors undergrads in the lab, each mentor brings a different perspective to Getting In—one from the professor’s desk, and one from the researcher’s bench. These combined perspectives make a comprehensive guide for the interested student. Readers of the CURChem blog are typically faculty mentors of undergraduate research – and as faculty, Getting In could be that resource that your department needs to raise awareness and motivate students to choose a research path. The book could also serve as a useful resource for student’s seeking research positions outside academia.
In their post found here: Use Getting In to Find the Perfect Research Position & Prepare for Life In the Lab Oppenhiemer and Gray outline the book and instruct students on how best to use it.