Course Description

Introduction to Research, BIM 088V

Introduction to types of research, including the basics of joint research with a faculty mentor. Self-assessments to identify areas of interest, priorities, and fit. Literature search and library skills used in early stages of research. Research safety, integrity, and intellectual property.

Key Information

Credit: 2 quarter units / 1.33 semester units credit
UC Davis, BMEN

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
General Education: Social Sciences (SS.)

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
Unit Credit

UC Merced:
Units toward degree (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective units

UC San Diego:
Major Requirement: Computer Science and Engineering: Lower division elective

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Cruz:
Unit Credit

Course Fees

The Clifton Strengths assessment is a required activity taken online. It may have a fee of $13.99-15.99. Some UC campuses can provide access through equitable textbook, single-fee-for-all-your-books, programs.

More About The Course

This course represents and exciting collaboration that crosses multiple UC campuses and your online instruction will include interviews with many faculty across these campuses.  Your classmates will be students from UC campuses all over California!  The aim of the course is to provide a broad overview about research so you can better understand how being enrolled in a the UC system can enable you to engage in cutting edge research, and how research experiences will position you to succeed in college and in your future career.

Course Creator

Angelique Louie
Angelique Y. Louie received the B.S. degree from the University of California, Davis, and the M.S. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, both in electrical engineering. She received the Ph.D. degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine (Beckman Laser Institute). She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. She is currently an Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis. Dr. Louie is a member of Tau Beta Pi. She is a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and former faculty advisor for the UCD SWE chapter.  Her research deals with the development of contrast agents for imaging in order to better understand and diagnose disease; these range from small molecules to nanoparticles. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and optical imaging have all been topics of interest.  Current interests focus primarily on MRI.  She is passionate about getting students interested in research and thinks that hands-on experience is the best way to figure out what you like to do!  In her leisure time she likes to hike, ride dressage, and spend time with her many pets.  :) Angelique Y. Louie received the B.S. degree from the University of California, Davis, and the M.S. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, both in electrical engineering. She received the Ph.D. degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine (Beckman Laser Institute). She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. She ...

Angelique Y. Louie received the B.S. degree from the University of California, Davis, and the M.S. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, both in electrical engineering. She received the Ph.D. degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine (Beckman Laser Institute). She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. She is currently an Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis. Dr. Louie is a member of Tau Beta Pi. She is a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and former faculty advisor for the UCD SWE chapter.  Her research deals with the development of contrast agents for imaging in order to better understand and diagnose disease; these range from small molecules to nanoparticles. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and optical imaging have all been topics of interest.  Current interests focus primarily on MRI.  She is passionate about getting students interested in research and thinks that hands-on experience is the best way to figure out what you like to do!  In her leisure time she likes to hike, ride dressage, and spend time with her many pets.  :)

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