Undergraduate Research


It starts with your curiosity. Even before you have declared a major, you can begin to explore intriguing fields through research on campus. Find out what sparks your interest by engaging in a variety experiences.

From studying the intricacies of storytelling to mapping the coiled structures of bacteria in biochemistry, undergraduate research will allow you to delve deeply into your interests while developing skills that will take you far post-graduation. You can pursue answers to questions you find compelling while training your perseverance, communication, analysis, and inquiry skills.

Poster Session Abstracts

Indiana University Research Opportunities

IU Journal of Undergraduate Research

The Indiana University Journal of Undergraduate Research (IUJUR) sparks a culture of curiosity through an annual, student-run, faculty-mentored undergraduate research publication for Indiana University. By creating a unified forum for undergraduate research, IUJUR seeks to foster an engaged student body and encourage student-faculty collaboration in all fields.

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Guided Research

Did you know that you can learn underwater diving and study century-old ocean shipwrecks in the middle of Indiana? Recent graduate Kirsten Hawley worked with Charles Beeker in Indiana’s Underwater Science program.

Engage with undergraduate research

Contact a faculty member who is conducting research in an area that interests you. Reach out to research centers and programs at IU. Talk to your adviser to learn about opportunities specific to your program like honor's theses. Check out OVPUE sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) like the CEWiT and Sustainability REUs.