Research experience is a necessity for students who wish to be competitive for prestigious, post-graduate scholarships and fellowships. There are several ways undergraduate students can become involved in research at Purdue.
- Talk to your academic advisor or faculty in your department, ideally with whom you've established a relationship, about research opportunities that may be available.
- Participate in research programs during the summer or academic year. A list of opportunities at Purdue is available at the Graduate School website or by clicking here.
- Participate in Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. Search for an REU site in your field here.