Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

Engaged Learning through Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

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, through its IU Undergraduate Research office, Office of National Scholarships and Awards, and Women in STEM LLC.  

IU Undergraduate Research

Regardless of your level of experience or area of interest, the IU Undergraduate Research (IUUR) office can help you learn more about getting involved in research and creative activity at IU. IUUR offers programming and funding opportunities for all IU students regardless of academic discipline.

Check the IUUR News blog to learn directly from student researchers on how they got started and their advice for others interested in getting involved in undergraduate research.  

National Scholarships and Awards

For students interested in participating in nationally-competitive award programs during or after their undergraduate education, the Office of National Scholarships and Awards is here to help.  View the full list of awards and support services available on the NSA website.  

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.