For information on research ramp-up processes and policies, visit the Office of the Vice President for Research's COVID Response page:
For a specific statement on undergraduate researchers in the research ramp-up, see

Welcome to ICRU!

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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.

Warmer weather means more physical exercise, but summer break and closures can leave your brain feeling a bit atrophied.  We have compiled a list of things to give your brain that boost it needs.  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: 

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Summer Policy Research Institute

Public Policy Center's Inaugural Session

Interested in gaining skills in policy/social science research?  Would you like to take part in a summer program that provides you with a definable, mentored, collaborative introduction to team-based research?  Read more about this opportunity!