undergraduate research

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UI undergrads working at forefront of space science

Since the 1950s, the University of Iowa has given undergraduates the opportunity to work with top space scientists to build instruments that have travelled throughout our solar system and beyond. That hands-on experience has landed Hawkeyes jobs with NASA and prepared them for success in many other important industries.

Honors Goldwater Foundation recognizes UI undergraduate researchers

Jacob Isbell, a member of the University of Iowa Honors Program and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been named a 2017 Goldwater Scholar. The Goldwater Foundation also recognized UI junior Lance Heady with an honorable mention.
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UI undergrads tackle pressing health problems

In UI research labs, students learn life lessons and contribute to scientific discovery
Researchers at the UI’s Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building are working to eradicate diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s—and they rely on undergraduates for help. As early as their first year, UI undergrads get hands-on research experience and make important contributions to their fields.
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Engineering student turns internship into job offer at Clorox

Andrea Diaz says getting involved on campus helped prepare her for the opportunity
After interning with the Clorox Co. this past summer in Pleasanton, California, UI engineering student Andrea Diaz was offered a full-time position as a scientist in the company’s research and development department. She will start the job once she graduates from the UI in May.

KCRG TV Cutting-edge robot designed with brain surgeons in mind

Three University of Iowa computer engineering students created a cutting-edge robot, made for when patients are under the knife. The idea came from a UI doctor who said for years brain surgeons have faced a major annoyance in the operating room.

Educating Iowa students: Michelle Sullivan and Austin Kleinmeyer

Iowa undergraduates enjoy research opportunities at UI
The University of Iowa is the university for Iowa. In the coming weeks, we'll be sharing stories that illustrate the many ways that UI serves our state and shapes Iowa's future.

Ferentz Undergraduate Research Fellowship applications due Dec. 2

Support for faculty-mentored undergraduate research in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Applications for the John and Elsie Mae Ferentz Undergraduate Fellowships for Research, created by Kirk and Mary Ferentz in honor of Kirk’s parents, are due Dec. 2. The Ferentz Fellowships will support College of Liberal Arts and Sciences undergraduate students engaged in faculty-mentored research projects in Spring 2014.