Student Opportunities

How to get involved in research as an undergraduate student

We encourage you to get started as early in your undergraduate career as possible so you have a chance to build your skills and contribute to the research in the laboratory you work in. You may find that you can join a laboratory in your freshman year and continue until graduation.

You can approach chemistry faculty directly to inquire about potential placement on their research teams. Simply search our faculty directory to find topics and projects you’re interested in and contact them during their office hours or via email.

Thre are also a number of programs within the School of Science and across campus designed to facilitate undergraduate participation in research projects.

For instance, the Life-Health Sciences Internship Program connects life and health sciences undergraduates with research and professional experience internships on and near the IU Indianapolis campus. If chosen to participate in this program, you’ll join a community of interns and mentors who support one another throughout the internship experience and beyond.

Learn more about undergraduate research opportunities