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2017 Undergraduate Research Program

Monday, May 22 to Friday, July 28, 2017

The Duquesne University Undergraduate Research Program is funded by the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, the 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) and Neurodegenerative Undergraduate Research Experience (NURE)

The Chronic Pain Research Consortium (CPRC) and Neuroscience faculty at Duquesne University welcome undergraduate biology, pharmacy, chemistry, biochemistry, psychology, and health science majors interested in pain and/or neuroscience research to apply to the Pain Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) and/or Neurodegenerative Undergraduate Research Experience (NURE) summer program. Applicants should apply through the 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Program application (see details below) and include their interest in pain and/or neuroscience in the narrative section. More information about the PURE and NURE objectives, eligibility, and other details can be found in the above links. These programs are funded in part by the generous support of a Duquesne University Office of the Provost Interdisciplinary Research Consortia Grant and the Leach Fund at Duquesne University.

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.