During the first week, students are introduced to RA work policies and policies regarding lab usage. They are also introduced to the Research Profile Form which was uniquely designed for our undergraduate scholars.
The Research Profile Form is a tool to guide our undergraduate scholars as they encounter various projects of the investigators who use the lab and to help them engage with those researchers in the lab setting. Filling out the form helps students apply what they learn (see Experimental Design, Week 4) and enables them to solidify their understanding of the research.
The form enables the students' and the lab to assess and document the students' learning process.