Welcome to ICRU!

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The Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU), a unit of the University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research, promotes undergraduate involvement in research and creative projects at the University of Iowa.  We work with students, faculty, and staff from the arts, humanities, natural/physical sciences, social sciences, health and medicine, engineering, and business. If you are a student or faculty member looking to get involved or you are already involved with undergraduate research, you have come to the right place!

Lyndi Kiple

Student Spotlight

Lyndi Kiple

Lyndi works with Dr. Heidi Lung studying Iowa's museums.  See what they have learned about compensation practices: https://voicethread.com/share/14198434/

Ryan Van Deale

Student Spotlight

Ryan Van Deale

Ryan Van Deale works with carbon film capacitance with Dr. Johna Leddy in the Chemistry Department.  

Watch Ryan talk about what that means, why its important, and what he has gained from his research experience!

Emily Carroll

Student Spotlight

Emily Carroll

Emily works in the chemistry department to improve blood glucose monitors for diabetic patients.  

Watch Emily share her experience and a fun chemistry reaction!  

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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".