Research is helpful in order by helping us learn more than what is taught in the classroom. Below are a few links that can get you started on the path of research.
UCR Undergraduate Research Portal: ssp.ucr.edu/portal/
For research and scholarship searches. Freshmen are allowed and different majors are accepted.
Bioengineering Faculty Page: www.bioeng.ucr.edu/people/faculty.html
The faculty page at UCR is a great way to start gaining research experience at UCR. You can look into what research each professor does and contact them here.