Faculty, staff, and post-docs in all disciplines are encouraged to consider involving undergraduates in research, scholarly, and creative endeavors.  

The Office of Undergraduate Research is committed to meaningful experiences for everyone who participates in undergraduate research.

Undergraduate researchers learn and contribute most effectively when expectations are clear and their mentors make them valuable members of a team.  If you are a mentor who would like to start working with undergraduates, or if you already work with undergraduates, OUR can help you learn more about creating a positive, successful experience with undergraduates for yourself and the students at the University of Iowa.

Finding a Mentee

Finding a Mentee

How to find interested students

Finding a Mentee
Collection of Honors Theses

Academic Credit

Mentor's Guide to Independent Study Courses

Mentor's Guide
Kayla and John Doershuk

Cultivating Researchers

Developing new researchers.

Guiding New Researchers
Cornelia in dome

Mentoring Resources

Best practices and other ideas.

Mentoring Resources

Non-UI Undergrads

REUs, summer students, and everyone else.

Dr. Udaykumar presents

First Year Seminars

Research-focused first year seminars

First Year Seminars