Undergraduate research is an option for any undergraduate student interested in finding out what academic research is all about. Nearly every faculty member in the department advises undergraduate research. Students are encouraged to visit faculty websites and read about the research going on in the department, then to contact faculty about opportunities for participating in research in that research group. Often students have opportunities to present their research in undergraduate research poster sessions at Cornell and at outside scientific meetings and some students become authors on scientific papers. Many students participating in undergraduate research have gone on to top graduate programs.