Multi-Subject and Interdisciplinary Programs
1819 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820-7271
- Undergraduate student
- 3.0 or above GPA
- US citizen or permanent resident
- Enrolled in US or US Territory degree-granting college or university
- Completed at least 2 semesters of undergrad study
- Have 1 semester undergrad study remaining
- Strong interest in PhD
Keywords: All fields available
Choose an area of interest and be matched with one of the top researchers in your field. Work one-on-one with faculty mentors, develop a paper describing your project, and present your results at a campus symposium. Seminars, workshops, and social gatherings will help prepare you for advanced study.
The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented undergraduate students who enroll in graduate school at CIC universities and who pursue academic careers. The Committee on Institutional Cooperation, established in 1958, is the academic consortium of 15 major teaching and research universities in the Midwest, including Purdue University. Purdue hosts 40-50 multicultural students each summer through the Purdue Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP), providing them with a stipend in addition to a dual-occupancy apartment, travel expenses, and health insurance.
Hall for Discovery and Learning Research,
207 S. Martin Jischke Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Eligibility: Purdue sophomore, junior, or senior; minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0; available during the academic year and summer session (limited space in summer)
Funding: Undergraduate credit and scholarship (academic year); Stipend (summer)
Keywords: Interdisciplinary research, Discovery Park, academic year
Experience the excitement, challenge, and power of truly interdisciplinary research in the fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment of Purdue's Discovery Park. Work closely with faculty on cutting edge research that combines two or more disciplinary strengths (such as nanoscience and bioscience, or perhaps information technology, business, and communications). Applications accepted every semester. A list of available internship opportunities and the on-line application are posted on the Web site.
Purdue University Interns for Indiana/Interns for Entrepreneurship
Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship
1201 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Eligibility: Prefered Junior or Senior academic standing, all majors, minimum GPA of 2.8/4.0; full-time student working on their first bachelor's degree.
Funding: Scholarship/Undergraduate credit available
Keywords: Business skills, entrepreneurship, many companies available
Explore the entrepreneurship ecosystem through real world experience and academic components. Through a seminar series and internship activities, students gain experience in company start up and innovative project challenges and successes, develop entrepreneurial skills, have networking opportunities, and earn academic credit each semester toward Certificate capstone requirements. Qualified students will be eligible for placement in a paid internship with a start-up company or a company’s new and innovative project. Internships are not required, nor are they guaranteed.
The application can be found at: https://www.purdue.edu/entr/interns-for-indiana/.
Dr. Ignacio Camarillo
Purdue University, MSEE 386
501 Northwestern Ave.
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Eligibility: Purdue undergraduate students with an emphasis on students historically underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Agricultural Science & Agricultural Engineering. Must be a US citizen, national or permanent US resident.
Keywords:LSAMP, STEM, Undergraduate Research
This 10-week summer program allows Purdue undergraduate students to conduct research under the direction of a Purdue faculty members and their graduate team. Students gain hands-on research experience by participating in cutting-edge research projects, build a supporting relationship with AGEP scholars via mentoring and coaching. Students attend professional development workshops and activities, complete a STEM K-12 community service project, network with other students conducting research across campus and present their results in the form of a poster and oral presentation.
This program is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Discovery Park, the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and the NSF.
Dr. Susan Mendrysa
Dr. Kathy Garza Dixon
The Graduate School
Attn: Purdue SROP
Ernest C. Young Hall 170
302 Wood Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2108
Eligibility: Enrolled in degree granting program at a US college or university, completed sophomore year (but not graduated) by June and interested in pursuing a research based doctoral degree. Students who are underrepresented in research careers and have a minimum 3.0 grade point average are encouraged to apply.
Keywords: Most fields available
Pursue research in one of Purdue’s 80+ programs. As an incoming participant, you will be matched with a faculty mentor in your area of interest, and you will undergo an intensive research experience. The program includes paid housing and travel, a generous stipend, GRE preparation workshops, professional development seminars, oral and poster presentations, social activities, and a closing banquet. Be sure to also check out the partner programs, including the Purdue Cancer Center Summer Research Program.
The goal of the Purdue Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experience with faculty mentors and enrichment activities. All qualified students, including but not limited to African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American, are encouraged to apply.
Supported by the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP).
Dr. Kathy G. Dixon
Or, contact your program of interest.
Eligibility: Incoming Purdue graduate student in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or agricultural science fields
Keywords: Accepted students; science, technology, engineering, and math fields
Participate in a summer research experience with your department and network with your peers. This summer experience will prepare you for the upcoming year at Purdue University by providing professional development opportunities that will assist you throughout your academic programs. This bridge program is for all qualified students, including but not limited to, underrepresented multicultural students on a path toward success in Purdue’s graduate programs. Come take advantage of this opportunity for mentoring with current Purdue graduate students and faculty.
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, Room 2000
701 W. Stadium Ave.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045
Eligibility: Undergraduate students currently enrolled at US institutions in engineering and science disciplines.
Keywords: SURF, Engineering, Science, Research
During the summer, undergraduate students conduct research activities under the guidance of a Purdue faculty member and a graduate student mentor. By closely working with other creative and innovative people, students explore, discover, and transform ideas into reality to advance society and improve people's lives.
In addition to conducting research full time for 11 weeks, students attend professional development activities and social events, network with other researchers and present their results at the end of the summer.