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College of Science
phone: (208) 885-6195
fax: (208) 885-6904
office: Mines 321

Mailing Address
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3025
Moscow, ID 83844-3025

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The University of Idaho fosters a dynamic and vibrant undergraduate research community. Research opportunities are abundant and diverse. Many of our students are in the lab within the first semester of being on campus.

If you are motivated and have the drive and ambition to conduct formal research, capture and report on your findings, working with your adviser, you’ll find many research opportunities on campus.

Student Research Expo

Student discussing research project with facultyThe Student Research Expo, held in the fall of the year, features undergraduate and graduate students posters of their research projects.  During the Expo, students answer questions from the judging panel as well as the public.

Hill Undergrad Research Fellowships

College of Science is able to offer the Hill Undergrad Research Fellowships each year to support undergraduate research projects. The awards typically extend for three semesters and include both a research budget and a scholarship component.

Biological Sciences Research Awards

The Department of Biological Sciences encourages undergraduate research and annually offers five undergraduate research awards, including the Curtis and Mary Sundquist Award and four departmental awards to support these activities.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Undergraduate students and faculty doing field workThe Research Experiences for Undergraduates program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Participants in the REU program perform research as part of an established, internationally recognized physics department.

Exploring the World of Bacteria

Michael France, a doctoral student in the bioinformatics and computational biology graduate program, studies how bacterial populations’ growth rates and spatial structuring affect their evolutionary trajectories. One of his ongoing projects is comparing slow- and fast-growing bacteria to see how their populations change. His work so far indicates that slower populations show signs of having greater diversity. More

Chemistry Graduate Cooks Up Success in the Lab

University of Idaho chemistry graduate Brian Vo finds success in labs, as a teaching assistant and in published articles. More