Undergraduate Research

Isabel Robinson, Exercise Physiology




“I love being able to go to the lab and sit down and play around with different technology.”

"When I was first offered a position to work with a professor on a research project, I was hesitant. I was worried that I would hate it and be completely bored and turned off by the idea of doing research. Fortunately, my worries were all in my imagination because I love what I am doing. I love being able to go to the lab and sit down and play around with different technology. I love to come up with questions and ways to answer those questions, and then actually answering the questions gives me a feeling of accomplishment. I also love that I can actually see the progress that is being made, and I know by the end of the semester that I will feel as though I've helped with something important. Working with Dr. Bruce Young and his TA Amy has been a great and worthwhile experience. It has not been all work, as they have been able to take time out of focusing solely on the research to give me advice and to guide me through my thought process about my future academic and career goals. I am glad that I made the decision to work with a professor and would do it again next year if given the opportunity."