Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship program seeks faculty proposals

August 16, 2010

Faculty members are invited to partner with the Discovery Learning Research Center to involve undergraduates in interdisciplinary research through the Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship program. Applications for part-time fall intern projects will be accepted through Aug. 22.

Faculty in all colleges and schools are encouraged to submit proposals for projects that create new interdisciplinary research experiences for undergraduate students. The program seeks faculty who:

* See themselves as mentors who aim to engage superior undergraduate students considering graduate study.

* Enjoy helping to create and develop new research opportunities that involve students.

* Foster the exchange of ideas with a diverse student population.

For more information and the online application form, visit

Contact Monica Shively at, Amy Childress at or Lisa Kirkham at for more information.
The DURI program was endowed by the Lilly Endowment Inc. to stimulate awareness of advanced research and promote interest in graduate study. DURI offers opportunities for 50 student internships per academic semester (fall and spring).

Participating students receive a $500/semester scholarship in recognition of their selection, funded through the Discovery Learning Research Center. DURI is open to Purdue University-West Lafayette sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and are in good academic standing.