REUW Program

Experience real research in a supportive, collaborative environment

First year and sophomore women of all majors are paired with IU faculty mentors from across campus to conduct research in all disciplines in this year-long program. All projects actively use technology and/or computing and require NO previous experience. Together with other students in the cohort, students enroll in a spring class, and participate in a research hackathon and a poster competition.

Why research?

Research enhances

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Intellectual engagement
  • Communications skills
  • Ability to manage projects
  • Overall academic ability

Student researchers report

  • Better understanding of skills, abilities, and interests
  • Better preparation for a career or graduate school
  • Intellectual growth and interest in ideas
  • Personal growth in attitudes and values

2018-2019 REUW Cohort

2019-2020 REU Program Details

Program begins October 17, 2019 and continues through May 8, 2020. Students receive 5 hours of research course credit for the entire program (3 credits in the fall and 2 credits in the spring, which includes an undergraduate research methods class).

  • Attend Fall REU Orientation, September 29, 2019
  • Conduct 8-10 hours of research per week
  • Take a spring Research Methods Course
  • Participate in our Research Hackathon, February 7 - 9, 2020
  • Participate in our Women's Research Poster Competition, April 14, 2020

The 2019-2020 program is currently full.  Applications for 2020-2021 will open Summer of 2020.