Undergraduate Students - ISU Office of the Vice President for Research

Undergraduate Students

There are many opportunities for undergraduate students to get involved in research at Iowa State University. The Undergraduate Research website offers a list of the latest research and presentation opportunities for students. Take a minute to explore all the ways you can become involved.

Many academic departments, centers, and institutes offer undergraduate opportunities. You may encounter a faculty member who is doing research in an area that interests you. Talking with this faculty member may be an appropriate avenue for inquiring about research opportunities related to the faculty member's area of expertise. If you have a specific interest but do not know anyone to approach, you can consult Iowa State's list of departments or our directory of centers & institutes and then contact the appropriate unit to learn more.


Students gain experience with high-tech equipment, such as the heat chamber used for physiological research studies in kinesiology.

Student research assistants get to meet renowned researchers in high-tech places such as the
Plant Transformation Facility.

The Virtual Reality Application
is a world-class facility, one
of many excellent facilities at Iowa State that student researchers can experience first hand.


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