The most important ingredient in a successful research project is the passion of the researcher: what is it that makes YOU want to learn more?
Before you find a specific research opportunity, use your early semesters at Washington University to explore your interests and learn about different approaches to knowledge.
Take some time to think about what it is about a particular field or a burning question that interests you. Some students come to Washington University with a clear idea of what they want to study and what they want to do after earning their degree. Many students wait until the very last moment to declare a major. Most students fall somewhere in between. No matter where you are on this spectrum, the Office of Undergraduate Research can start you on a path to finding a research opportunity in a field that interests you.