Undergraduate Student Research Opportunities


Purdue University is one of the nation's leading research institutions. There is a vibrant culture of undergraduate student research at Purdue with almost 2,000 research projects completed every year. An emphasis on experiential learning and the real-world application of knowledge are two distinguishing characteristics of the Purdue student experience.

Undergraduate students who are considering pursuing graduate school or professional school (medicine, veterinary medicine, law) are highly encouraged to engage in research.

Students may engage in research in a variety of ways:

For more details and lists of research opportunities, current undergraduate students can refer to Purdue's Undergraduate Research website.

Purdue's Graduate School maintains a listing of summer research opportunities available for current undergraduate students and incoming graduate students.

Purdue showcases students work through The Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research and through the annual Undergraduate Research and Poster and Symposium. You may also find additional information and stories about students who are doing undergraduate research on Purdue's Discover U website.