Adapted from University of Florida Honors Program
You will need a mentor for your research. Your faculty mentor may be a professor you've taken a class with and know well, or it may be a professor you've only heard about. In either case, there are several things you can do to professionally approach a faculty member about a research project.
After the meeting, send a thank you note or email. If you still feel he or she is a good match, have a second meeting to discuss details about the potential research project and arrange to receive academic credit.