Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

It starts with your curiosity.

Are you interested in developing your intellectual curiosity and skillset through undergraduate research or creative activity?  The Office of Engaged Learning offers programming, support, and resources to help you do just that.  


IU Undergraduate Research

Regardless of your level of experience or area of interest, the IU Undergraduate Research (IUUR) website can help you learn more about student research and creative activity at IU.  IUUR also offers programs such as the LSAMP summer research program and the Research Scholars Cohort Program to expand access to undergraduate resarch at IU.  

Undergraduate student researchers also have access to financial support through the Advanced Summer Research Scholarship or the Engaged Learning Travel Scholarship.  


Women in STEM LLC

We also offer a unique residential opportunity, through the Women in STEM Living Learning Center, for students interested in learning about and preparing for careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Visit the Women in STEM LLC website to learn more about the opportunities available, including paid summer research experiences.  


Creative Activity

The Office of Engaged Learning supports creative activity at IU through showcasing artistic and creative events each April as part of IU Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity month.  

We also proudly support the OVPUE Fine Arts Award each spring.    

Three winners of the art competition smiling and posing for a photo.
Several colors painted in a variety of designs on yellow paper.
Tiger painted in black and white.

Clockwise from left: The Fine Art award recipients, Cheyney Rose, Rebecca Lugo, and Alyssa Joyal. Second place winner, Lugo’s artwork, Proofs. Third place winner, Joyal’s artwork, A Tribute to Delacroix