Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate student researcher, Simi Kaur.

Get immersed in research and creative activity

New this fall for IUPUI students! The 1st Year Research Immersion Program (1RIP) is an exciting opportunity for first-year undergraduate students to gain an immersive experience in research, scholarship, and creative activity on campus. Students will be paired with a faculty mentor and will work with their peers on a team project that spans a wide array of scientific and creative disciplines.

Hear Linnea Johnson, a biology student in the School of Science, share how research has impacted her experience at IUPUI.

Description of the video:

Hi, I am Linnea Johnson, and I'm a biology student here at IUPUI.

What we look at is the genetics that relate to Down

Syndrome and how knocking down certain genes can affect the bone

deficits and cognitive deficits that are associated with the disorder.

I feel like

this is kind of along those lines of I will be able to eventually help people

and then, even further than that, see what therapies we can come up with.

Why Research

I fell in love with research, so I am planning on continuing to do that

throughout my undergraduate career.

After I graduate, the end goal is pediatric cardiology.

If you have the opportunity to be part of a research lab,

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then take that opportunity.

I've had people come up to me and be like, "I

kind of am interested, but I don't really know what to do".

Do it.

It's an amazing experience. I have loved it.

And if even if you find out it's not something for you,

then there's always a million other things that you can try.

But I think you should always definitely try research.

About the 1st Year Research Immersion Program (1RIP)

As a 1RIP student you will spend approximately five hours working on your project per week, either in-person, virtually, or hybrid, during the fall 2023 and spring 2024 semesters. At the end of each semester, $1,000 will be deposited into your bursar account. You will also receive one credit hour for completing the year-long program.

No previous research experience or minimum GPA is required to participate.

Get started

Learn about the available projects, including project description and the faculty mentor's department in the descriptions below.

You can apply for the program online. The application is currently closed, please check back later in the summer.