As a UI-MARC trainee you will be required to:

  • Participate in mentored research during the summer and academic year.
  • Present your research at the UI Summer Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) and either the Fall Undergraduate Research Festival (FURF).
  • Attend ISA-sponsored professional development event(s) throughout the summer and academic year.
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA (UI cumulative) throughout the program.
  • Maintain open communications with your research group and UI- MARC program staff. Check, read, and respond with email daily.
  • Develop a LinkedIn page that connects with ISA Alumni.
  • Participate in all UI-MARC program evaluation activities as requested. This may include interviews, focus groups, and/or electronic surveys.
  • Enroll in a 1 semester hour IBA professional development seminar in the Fall or in the Spring.

As a UI-MARC trainee you are encouraged to:

  • Take part in an external summer undergraduate research experience.
  • Present research at a National conference.
  • Inspire other students by becoming a peer mentor to other ISA students.