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Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research is a valued part of the STEM education process in Agricultural and Biological Engineering. The purpose of this webpage is to provide undergraduates with information on how to become involved in research in the ABE department and to provide a location for faculty to promote their undergraduate opportunities.

What is Undergraduate Research?

Undergraduate research allows students to get hands-on on research experience by working along side faculty members, postdoctoral research associates, and graduate students.

Depending on the project, undergraduate research can be completed on a volunteer basis, for credit hours, or as a paid position. The type of undergraduate research experience you prefer can be indicated on your ABE undergraduate research application.

Ways to Apply

Best Practices for Undergraduate Research

  1. Review the many opportunities and faculty mentors from the Find Research Opportunities webpage. If your preferred faculty member does not have a project posted then contact them directly and send them your ABE Undergraduate Research application.
  2. Complete and submit the digital ABE Undergraduate Research application. Be prepared to upload your resume and personal statement (limit of 250 words). Upon submission, you will receive an automatic email with a copy of your application.
  3. Complete all application requirements as specified for each desired project/faculty mentor.
  4. If you are contacted for an interview and selected for a position, the faculty mentor will assist you with completing the ABE volunteer or hiring process.

University Scholars Program

The University Scholars Program introduces undergraduate students at the University of Florida to the exciting world of academic research. In the program, students work one-on-one with UF faculty on selected research projects. Through this initiative, students will take away an understanding of and appreciation for the scholarly method.

A competition is held each spring within participating colleges for the University Scholars awards that includes a $1750 stipend. The program will consist of undertaking a full research project, under the guidance of a faculty member. The University Scholars Program serves as an exceptional capstone to the academic careers of UF students. Only 200 students from all disciplines are selected through a competitive process to participate in this program.

Submit Projects for Undergraduate Research

If you are an ABE faculty member, complete the online forms below to submit a project for undergraduate research.