Welcome to the New and Improved Undergraduate Researcher Blog!

Welcome to the newly revamped blog! Future posts are written by APS undergraduate summer research fellows to showcase their research and share their fellowship experiences with other undergraduates and the general public.

Every week, we will feature one or two entries from our fellows covering a range of research topics and sharing thoughts on the realities of research and perceptions of the life of a scientist. Please feel free to join in by commenting below each post!

To leave a comment, you must register first. You’ll be asked to provide an email address and create a password. Once your account is created, you will be redirected to fill in required community profile information. This information helps us better serve you by targeting resources relevant to your education level. You will not receive unsolicited emails from the LifeSciTRC.

Interested in becoming an APS Undergraduate Summer Research fellow? Visit the APS website to learn more.

This blog is just one way to engage with other APS Undergraduate Researchers. Also be sure to join us on social media: APS Undergraduate Researcher Facebook page and @APSEducation.

Disclaimer: Information and thoughts posted on the site are attributed to the individual user. APS, NSF, and NHLBI do not endorse any specific comment or post on this site. All discussions and related advice are not to be considered legal guidance.


Allison Hood is the Undergraduate Program Coordinator at the American Physiological Society. She is responsible for organizing and overseeing education projects aimed at fostering and promoting research and career development at the undergraduate level. Projects include the undergraduate summer research fellowship programs (UGSRF, UGREF, STRIDE and IOSP), the Barbara A. Horwitz/John M. Horowitz Outstanding Undergraduate Abstract Awards, the David S. Bruce Excellence in Undergraduate Research Awards, and undergraduate sessions at the annual Experimental Biology meeting. She joined the APS education team in 2013.

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