Hi everybody! I'm currently attending a community college in California and have a goal set to transfer to UC Berkeley. My current academic progress is a second semester of Chemistry and Trigonometry, so I'm quite a ways away from transferring (2018 is the plan). I'm looking into programs, however I had a few questions about how to direct my focus: Is searching for some sort of mentorship worth it at this level of understanding, and how should I go about that? Do undergrad students working on lower division courses ever get published? If so, would it be beneficial to try to get published to enhance my education experience? In addition, how do students normally get opportunities in a lab to get published? I'm interested in spending some free time learning more about Physics or math beyond my course schedule. Are there any good books that cover the material at my math level that might help me in my future classes? I'm not sure if I'm asking the right questions in the first place, so I'm completely open to any advice!