Useful Links on Writing and Research


  • UW Writing Center – UW source for helping you improve your writing. Get helpful, online instruction or make an appointment with a writing instructor.
  • UW Policy on plagiarism and academic honesty – as a student on campus you are required to abide by the rules of academic honesty. Not sure what is considered academic misconduct?

Undergraduate research

  • Undergraduate Research Symposium – practice and increase your exposure by presenting your research to the entire campus.
  • Community Service in Science – If you don’t imagine yourself doing research in the field or at the bench, take the research to the community. Work with the WISCIENCE to find a mentor and community organization to engage in this from of research. Offered through a collaboration with The Morgridge Center
  • Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) – a program dedicated to helping first- and second-year undergraduates get hands-on experience in research or other creative endeavors by working with UW faculty and research staff. This program creates community between students from all disciplines, not just science.
  • CALs Honors in Research – For Freshman only. The program’s objectives are to stimulate curiosity for continued learning through the integration of the students in academic research and inquiry in close collaboration with appropriate faculty members.
  • Office of the Provost: Undergraduate research scholarships
  • Entering Research – This is a 2 semester seminar course for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students who are interested in doing independent research with a faculty member. Students taking the seminar should be registered for 1-3 research credits with their faculty mentor (in addition to the 1 credit for the seminar). Each section is small and led by a faculty/staff member.
  • Undergraduate Research and Mentoring (URM) program – A program for current UW freshman and transfer students interested in interdisciplinary research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Fellows participate in a 3-year program to prepare for admission and success in graduate school and careers in research. It offers a year round monthly stipend and the opportunity to learn to do research under the guidance of trained mentors. In addition, the fellows form and lead an interdisciplinary undergraduate learning community through shared course-work, monthly meetings, and leadership activities.