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). Our 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.
Review the information below, and if you have any additional questions, please contact Sherry Larkin at firstname.lastname@example.org, Cassie Sexson at email@example.com, or call the UF/IFAS Dean for Research Office at 352-392-1784.
“This was a fantastic hands-on experience. I learn best from doing and I have never forgotten my time working on this project.”
“Research helps students actively engage in learning. It helped me find what I want to do after graduation.”
“This program provides great work experience and builds important connections with faculty and researchers.”
“It gives you valuable experience to help you get a job...I think employers are looking for first-hand experience you can’t get in a classroom.”
OPPORTUNITIES FOR CREDIT
|The following two courses are graded S-U. Students can take 0-3 credits that can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits. If enrolling for 0 credit, there is no tuition charge. Some departments have these courses offered specifically for the major. Consult with your faculty supervisor for the research prior to enrolling.|
|ALS 4911 Supervised Research in Agricultural and Life Sciences|
|Firsthand, authentic research in agricultural and life sciences under faculty supervision. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application.|
|ALS 4915 Honors Thesis Research in Agricultural and Life Sciences|
|Independent research in agricultural and life sciences leading to an honors thesis. Student are mentored by a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. Prereq: junior standing, upper division GPA of 3.75 or higher and completed honors thesis proposal on file.|