Research Ramp-Up

The ICRU office is temporarily open only limited hours.
We are open for in-person walk-ins 1:00-5:00 Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Please email to set up a Zoom appointment.
Do you have concerns regarding undergraduate research on campus that you would like ICRU to address?  Send us a suggestion or concern.  All submissions are anonymous unless you choose otherwise!
For information on undergraduate researchers in the research ramp-up, see

Welcome to ICRU!

ICRU Headquarters

The Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU) is committed to educating students through research, scholarship, and creative activities to benefit the research mission of the university.  From exploration of opportunities to formal research presentation, ICRU promotes professional skill development by focusing on communication and cultivation of the mentee/mentor relationship.  Through their experiences, students will build the traits, self-confidence, and skills necessary to approach and solve the challenges they and society will face in the future.

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Stay Engaged!

Keep your brain active.

Feeling a bit more disconnected from campus than usual? Us, too. Check out our "Stay Engaged!" section in "News".

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IPRO Report Highlights Undergrad Involvement

The Iowa Policy Research Organization has produced its 2019-2020 Hawkeye Policy Report.  96 pages of undergraduate research were produced!  Look at pages 11-19 for contributing student bios: 

Iowa Policy Research Organization 2019-2020 Hawkeye Policy Report

COVID19 contraction risk level as dampened by facial masks.

COVID19 Mask Safety

This chart explains the risk level of COVID19 dispersal and contraction as dampened by facial masks.

Online interviews

FaceTime Med School Interviewing

Concerned about medical school interviews going virtual? You aren't alone. Read this article from the Association of American Medical Colleges.