The Brusko Lab views undergraduate research as mentored, self-directed work that enables individual students to explore an issue of interest to them, and communicate the results to others. The projects involve inquiry, design, investigation, research, scholarship, discovery, application, and presentation. There is an immediate connection to diabetes research and an increasing appreciation of the value of multidisciplinary approaches.
If you feel you can make a substantial commitment of your time and effort to participate in undergraduate research, please talk to your guidance counselor, visit the WebGURU, and then complete the Volunteer Qualification Form.
If you like getting paid for doing the things you are passionate about, you should learn about the University Scholars Program at UF.
Other Undergraduate Fellowships
- McNair Scholars Program
The UF McNair Scholars Program, named in honor of Dr. Ronald E. McNair (an African-American engineer, scientist and astronaut who perished in the 1986 explosion of the space shuttle Challenger), exists to support undergraduate college students from low-income, first-generation and underrepresented backgrounds in their progress towards a doctoral degree.
- National Science Foundation REU Program
The National Science Foundation offers funding for research. See their website for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs), locations, and contact information.
- The InvestiGators
The InvestiGators allows UF undergraduate students of many diverse disciplines the opportunity to practice good research procedures, foster friendships and share knowledge under the guidance and direction of Dr. Peggy Borum. Over the years, we have grown into a group of about 40 individuals on three interconnected teams: the Carnitine, Gator and KetoGator Teams.
- The Summer Research Program in Biological Sciences at MIT
This program is designed to encourage talented sophomore and junior science majors, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, under-represented minority groups or first generation college students to pursue a Ph.D. in the biological and medical sciences. The program is open to students with a minimum 3.5 GPA, a strong interest in basic research and a genuine interest in attending graduate school. The program lasts from June 4th to August 10th and includes on campus housing, a weekly stipend etc.
Undergraduate Poster Presentation Opportunities
- College of Medicine Celebration of Research
- nPOD Annual Meeting
- University of Florida Informatics Institute Symposium
- University of Florida Department of Pediatrics: Annual Science Day