FRI Rotation Program
One of the goals of the Freshman Research Initiative is to facilitate the integration of undergraduate students into faculty research labs. FRI Streams give students a broad knowledge of research topics and skills. The FRI Rotation Program is designed to allow former FRI students to perform research in faculty labs on the UT campus.
Who can be a rotation student?
The ideal participant is a student who has excelled in the studies of their particular research stream, readily adapts to new research environments, is capable of learning new research methods quickly, is committed to learning the research focus, and is committed to the rotation for the entire semester. In addition, you must:
• Be a former FRI student with a UT GPA of 3.0 or better.
• Be available to spend at least 10 hours per week on research in the lab.
How do I apply?
Spring 2012 Applications are available. Please apply by November 26, 2011
1. Fill out the application at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X2LH3SM
2. You will be matched with a faculty member and the two of you will be required to set up the requirements, expectations and possible credit for the rotation.
Students will be contacted sometime in Dec 2012
Former FRI students will be chosen to participate in the program based on their resumes, answers to the application form linked on the ScienceWorks job post, and recommendations from the research educator(s) who has overseen their progress in a research stream. Students will then be placed into the labs of participating faculty based on the students’ research skills and interests. Participants in the program can be given credit for an individual studies course: BIO 377, CH 369K, BIO 379H or CH 379H, depending on what is desired for each student’s particular degree plan.
Questions? Contact Dr. Gregory Hatlestad