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MatchLab: Democratizing University Research Opportunities

Project tags:

content & digital asset management

data curation

information architecture

Finding research opportunities at universities is an extremely time-consuming and ineffective process that often leads to frustrated, empty-handed students, students who quickly churn out of roles due to poor fit, and research leads ending up behind schedule. Online research postings are often outdated, and the most common way principal investigators (PIs) find candidates -- through people they already know -- is neither an efficient nor inclusive process. To address this problem, we created MatchLab, an online platform that democratizes research opportunities and saves students and PIs time and frustration.

Project participants:

Rishi Kavikondala


Thomas Gerber


Anika Mishra


Albert Lam


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