In my first year at UCI, several undergraduate students volunteered to work in my lab. This worked out much better than I expected, with the students achieving the same level of competence as many graduate students in our department. One student in particular stood out, ended up receiving support from SURP and gave presentations at several conferences (including the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium). After that promising start at UCI, there have been several excellent undergraduate students working with me who have received support through the UROP office. One of those students is now working with me as a graduate student. The undergraduate students I mentor typically work on short-term projects involving empirical studies of human memory. One current goal of our studies is to better understand how prior knowledge can facilitate our memory for specific events.