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2017 Undergraduate Research Program

Monday, May 22 to Friday, July 28, 2017

The application for the 2017 Undergraduate Research Program will be open on November 1, 2016.

Summer Undergraduate Research Program Hits Historic High

Since 1998, college students from Duquesne and nearby institutions without top-level research labs have spent their summers on campus, working in the University's labs under faculty guidance in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program.

In 2015, the number of students involved in the program reached a new historic level: 75 students, compared to more typical years with 45 to 50 students.

Read the full article.

The Duquesne University Undergraduate Research Program is funded by the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, the Mylan School of Pharmacy, the National Science Foundation and the departments and faculty of the University.

The Undergraduate Research Program provides students with essential research experience for a career in the sciences or science-related fields. Students are encouraged to start research as early as their freshman year, allowing them to gain as much experience as possible. The National Science Foundation has reported that students who participate in research enjoy the sciences and finish their degree in their field, while others tend to give up or feel that science is not for them. Duquesne University would like its students to start enjoying their science careers as early as possible.


Duquesne University is excited to invite undergraduate biochemistry and chemistry majors interested in research to apply to the Integrated Computational and Experimental Chemistry NSF-REU Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense's Awards to Stimulate and Support Undergraduate Research Education (ASSURE) program in collaboration with the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program.

Pain Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE)

The Chronic Pain Research Consortium (CPRC) at Duquesne University welcomes undergraduate biology, pharmacy, chemistry, biochemistry, psychology, and health science majors interested in pain research to apply to the Pain Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) summer program. Applicants should apply through the 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Program application (see details below). More information about the PURE objectives, eligibility, and other details can be found here. This program is funded in part by the generous support of a Duquesne University Office of the Provost Interdisciplinary Research Consortia Grant.

Mission and Objectives

The goal of the Undergraduate Research Program is to combine research, professional, and outreach experiences that will provide our students with the necessary tools to intelligently and actively participate in an increasingly technical world. Read more about the program's mission and objectives.

2017 Undergraduate Research Program

Positions are available in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, environmental science, forensic science and law, pharmacy, or physics. The Bayer School faculty are committed to experiential education for their undergraduate students and seek junior colleagues to become members of their research teams. Students in the summer program participate in research, seminars, ethics forum, the Summer Research Symposium, and Community Service.

View the Application Requirements for the Summer 2017 Undergraduate Research Program.