One of the most exciting opportunities you will have is to participate in research projects with faculty members. Juniors and seniors are particularly encouraged to learn about the various kinds of research being conducted by professors and to join a research project which interests them. The scope of projects ranges from cellular and molecular to organismal and ecological.
Beyond the terrific learning experience, you may present your work at SUNY Cortland's Transformations or regional scientific meetings and you may even become a co-author of an article in a scientific journal. Some research positions may also provide a salary funded by grants to you or a faculty member. It is through these research projects that students often form their closest and most enduring ties with other students and the faculty.
To begin to discover what you would like to investigate, check out the list of faculty to find someone with scholarly interests similar to your own.