Now Accepting Applications for Academic Year Fellowships. 

Summer Deadline: Passed

Academic Year Deadline Extended:  Fri, April 26th
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2024 Spring Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF)

20th Annual SURF
Wednesday, April 3rd 3:30pm-6:30pm 
2nd Floor Old Capitol Town Center (201 S. Clinton St.)

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OUR Academic Year Research Fellowship Deadline Fast Approaching

Friday, April 19, 2024
Undergraduate research experiences are a great way to elevate your time at the University of Iowa. The program provides funding that allows current University of Iowa undergraduates in any discipline to work with UI faculty or Professional & Scientific staff mentors on a specific project during the academic year. Scholarship funding for selected applications is in the amount of $2,500 (for about 5-6 hours of work per week) during the school year.

SURF 2024 Photos

Thursday, April 11, 2024
The OUR was so happy to see over 160 undergraduate researchers presenting their work at the Spring Undergraduate Research Festival! We are so proud of the work that these students put in. Check out the photos to get a glimpse of the event!

OUR is Hiring for the Fall!

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is hiring! Currently, we are looking for student employees to assist with event coordination, social media, communications, and data entry. For more information click the title.

Latham Science Engagement Fellowship

Monday, April 8, 2024
Learn how to communicate science with this fellowship available to undergraduate researchers! The Latham Science Engagement Fellowship program is designed to enhance research opportunities and strengthen science outreach communication skills for selected undergraduate students. This fellowship is a one-year program, beginning in the fall of 2024. Students will take one 2 S.H. class per semester-- LATH:3000 and LATH:3001-- where they will learn communication skills and create final outreach projects.

Deep Learning Tasks for the Segmentation of 3D Regions of Interest from Medical Images (CT)

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
The Advanced Pulmonary Physiomic Imaging Lab is looking for undergraduate students to help with ongoing research at the interface of medical imaging and AI. The main tasks revolve around experimentation with hyperparameters and other settings in a given deep learning pipeline, developed in pytorch lightning/ MONAI. A baseline U-Net architecture is used as a reference for comparison, and some light development around it might be needed. Familiarity with Python and Deep Learning will be considered advantages. The segmentations from the deep learning pipeline are later used for downstream 3D visualization and shape analysis tasks.

Upcoming Events

2024 Research in the Capitol

Monday, March 25, 2024
Iowa State House, Des Moines

2024 Spring Undergraduate Research Festival

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024
2nd Floor Old Capitol Mall (201 S. Clinton St.)