IMSD Participation Timeline

Freshman & Sophomore Year

Fall
  • Identify and select a faculty mentor with the help of the program coordinator
  • Develop a research plan and submit to the program coordinator for approval
  • Participate in a research experience
  • Participate in program meetings
  • Complete BIOL 420: Prep for a Career in Biology
  • Apply for an summer internship
  • Attend SACNAS or ABRCMS

Spring

  • Meet with program coordinator to review Individualized Development Plan
  • Participate in a research experience
  • Participate in program meetings
  • Present research progress at the Haskell / KU Research Symposium

  • Apply for SACNAS travel scholarship

Summer
  • Participate in a research experience or internship
  • Participate in program meetings
  • Present research progress at the SELF Symposium in July

  • Submit a curriculum plan for the upcoming year


Junior Year

Fall
  • Update research plan and submit to the program coordinator for approval
  • Participate in a research experience
  • Participate in program meetings
  • Attend SACNAS or ABRCMS
  • Enroll in ENGR 360: Engineering Seminar (if applicable)

Spring
  • Participate in a research experience
  • Participate in program meetings
  • Present research progress at the Haskell / KU Research Symposium

  • Apply for SACNAS travel scholarship
  • Enroll in BIOL 420/PHIL 500: Ethics in Scientific Research

Summer
  • Participate in a research experience or internship
  • Participate in program meetings
  • Present research progress at the SELF Symposium in July

  • Submit a curriculum plan for the upcoming year


Senior Year

Fall
  • Update research plan and submit to the program coordinator for approval
  • Participate in a research experience
  • Participate in program meetings
  • Attend SACNAS or ABRCMS
  • Enroll in LA&S 492: How to Apply to Graduate School

Spring
  • Participate in a research experience
  • Participate in program meetings
  • Present research progress at the Haskell / KU Research Symposium

  • Enroll in BIOL 420: Colloquium in Biomedical Research


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