All Biology majors are strongly encouraged to participate in research. Research experience is valuable on many levels: it diversifies your college experience; it teaches you how scientists apply the knowledge gained in the classroom to real world questions; it gives you the opportunity to work with and get to know researchers who are among the best in their field; it introduces you to cutting edge scientific questions and techniques; it can enhance your resume/CV when applying to graduate or professional school; and finally it is essential in helping you determine if science is a good career choice for you.
Quick links for finding undergraduate research opportunities.
This will take you to a list of projects with descriptions, go to: http://bit.ly/ufresearchdatabase.
This will take you to a search function for researchers in your field, go to: http://cur.aa.ufl.edu/undergraduate-research-database.aspx.
This will take you to a list of projects in the Biology Department, go to: http://biology.ufl.edu/undergraduates/urap/
To talk with an adviser regarding undergraduate research, find their current office hours here: http://cur.aa.ufl.edu/
To obtain current information regarding the Center for Undergraduate Research, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org