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Visit UI

Learn about the many reasons the University of Idaho could be a perfect fit for you. Schedule Your Visit

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Alternative Service Break

Travel to Ecuador, Nicaragua or the Philippines during winter break Dec. 27, 2016 to Jan. 9, 2017. Application deadline Sunday, Sept. 18. Apply for ASB

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Parent Orientation

Students and parents can learn their way around campus and discover the many opportunities at UI. Orientation events are Aug. 18-21. Register

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UI Retirees Association

UIRA has a membership of nearly 500 from every part of the University. Learn More

Office of Undergraduate Research

You’re an art student with a passion for sculpture. You’re a biology student fascinated with DNA. You’re a political science student riveted by the Middle East. No matter your major, you can pursue your interests, enhance your skills and expand your education by participating in research and creative activity as an undergraduate.

Why Get Involved With Research?

Every student at the University of Idaho can conduct extracurricular research or other scholarly activity. Getting involved allows you to:

  • Work with faculty and staff who are experts in your field of study
  • Turn your classwork into hands-on learning experiences
  • Build relationships with other students who share your interests
  • Hone your creativity, problem-solving skills and critical thinking abilities
  • Earn credit outside of the classroom

What is Research Like?

Whether choreographing a dance or examining bacteria under a microscope, research and creative activities bring your studies to life. As an undergraduate researcher, you might:

  • Work in a laboratory, studio or research center on campus
  • Conduct fieldwork in the wilds of Idaho, the heart of a city or some location around the world
  • Present your work at conferences
  • Publish your work in academic journals

How to Get Involved

Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research to find out how you can conduct research of your own.

Dave Pfeiffer, Office of Undergraduate Research Director 208-885-4109