Web Site of the Week: webGURU
Created via a partnership between the National Science Foundation and Northeastern University, the Web Guide to Research for Undergraduates (WebGURU) is an “interactive web-based tool intended to assist undergraduates navigate the hurdles of an undergraduate research experience.” The site offers great primers for undergraduates seeking such an experience, and sections of note here include Professionalism, In the Lab, Communicating Science, and Mentoring Issues. Undergraduates new to the world of lab research should start by looking over the Getting Started section. Here they will find important articles on topics such as Questions To Ask, Negotiating Your Salary, and Getting Selected. Moving on, visitors shouldn’t miss the Research Profiles page which includes interviews and personal stories from respected researchers, industry experts, and students. The site is rounded out by the Program Listings area, which shares upcoming internship opportunities around the country. [KMG]
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