Student Research Opportunities at Iowa State University | For Students

For Students

Adventurous Minds

Students with adventurous minds like to explore, discover, test the limits—they are excited about research and entrepreneurship. If this is the kind of excitement you are looking for, then Iowa State is the perfect place for you.

Discover Research

Iowa State students themselves rate the university's research opportunities as #1. Based on the comments of Iowa State students, the Princeton Review, in its publication The Best 371 Colleges: 2010 Edition, concluded that

"There are a lot of opportunities for student research and 'hands-on' learning"; so many, in fact, that some students claim ISU is "the best 'outside-of-class' university in the nation."

Students like you play significant roles in Iowa State's research mission. They work alongside top-notch faculty and staff who are exploring new ideas and finding solutions to real problems. They are part of the team, gaining firsthand experience with equipment and laboratory procedures.

Often they connect with other students who have adventurous minds and become part of a student-led project. Getting involved in a research activity complements your coursework and adds another dimension to your Iowa State experience. The opportunities are as rich as your imagination.

Discover Entrepreneurship

Iowa State students are taking what they've learned in the lab, field, and classroom to create new businesses, services, and technologies. Iowa State is forging new partnerships with business and industry, and our faculty and researchers are connecting our students to the business world in exciting new ways.

Where will your adventurous mind take you?

Use this site as a starting point to learn about Iowa State's diverse opportunities.



Team LunaCY is an Iowa State
student club dedicated to designing
and building robots for
Lunabotics Mining Competition

Internships, such as those made
possible through the
Plant Sciences
help students cultivate their interests and learn new skills.

Iowa State University undergraduates present their research to legislators
each year during the
Research in
the Capitol
event, which is coordinated
by the University Honors Program.




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