Undergraduate Research in Honors

Honors students have the opportunity to gain access to research opportunities as early as freshman year through the First-Year Mentor Program. Undergraduate students play a significant role 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. As part of their graduation requirements, members of the University Honors Program complete an independent research or creative project and participate in the Honors poster presentation by their senior year.

Participating in a research activity complements your coursework and adds another dimension to your Iowa State experience. The opportunities are as rich as your imagination and can be found across the university, in laboratories and libraries, in the field or at a computer, and in disciplines that represent the breadth of ISU’s mission.

Getting involved in research offers you a valuable opportunity to gain skills, to learn more about a field of study, and to make a difference in today's world.

For further information, visit the ISU website for Undergraduate Research here.