Integrated Science 260: Entering Research Part I

Course Number: INTEGSCI 260

Credits: 1


One-credit course for students interested in engaging in research, to be taken alongside 1–3 independent research credits in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field. Students must have a confirmed faculty research mentor for the semester. Students do not need to have started their research experience.

Learn more about the curriculum here.

If you are an undergraduate engaging in research, the Entering Research seminar series can help you get the most out of your research experience.

If you’re just starting out, visit our Resources page for information about finding a mentor or getting involved in undergraduate research. You can also stop by the BioCommons at Steenbock Library and talk with a Research Peer Leader—visit our Events page to find upcoming drop-in hours.

Entering Research Part 1 will give you tools and skills to help you foster a successful mentor/mentee relationship and tailor your research experience to your interests and goals. 

  • Learn about the roles, responsibilities, and relationships that make for a successful research experience
  • Define an independent research project with your mentor
  • Develop your science communication skills through reading, writing, and presenting research
  • Learn about and discuss strategies to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM


Nancy Ruggeri

Credentials: Ph.D.

Position title: Director of Research Mentor and Mentee Education