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Research Paper Help Center

Mentor Teacher Information

If you are a teacher that has been asked to be an academic year Mentor for a current program participant completing the UBMS research paper, you can fill out the registration form online, or print it out and mail it in using the links below.

Mentor Online Registration Form

Academic Mentor Timeline & Requirements

Mentor Signature Page

UBMS Paper Guidelines

Research Paper Guidelines (PDF)

UBMS Research Paper Outline

Rubric for Evaluating Papers (PDF)

Writing Help

Purdue University Writing Lab


Research Topics and Resources

Cryptography - Dr. Chapman

Genetics - Dr. Oliveira

Model Rocketry - Dr. Thomas

Animal & Plant Behaviors - Dr. Jones

Organic Chemistry - Dr. Nawarathne

Happiness Research - Dr. Danek

Geometry in Nature - Dr. Wijetunge

Internet Resources

Type in your topic into the search boxes of these reputable scientific publications to get links to scientifically accurate articles and other reliable sources of information.

National Geographic



National Academy of Sciences

How to know if you can use a source in your paper:
To be used in a scientific paper, sources of information must come from scholarly sources (i.e. not be opinion based) and from authors who are credible.

Evaluating Internet Sources: Cheat-Sheet  (PDF)