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Undergraduate Research Program

2018 Tentative Program Dates:
Monday, May 21 to Friday, July 27, 2018


Students who are interested in working in the areas of biochemistry, biology, chemistry, pharmacy, and physics will be considered for a variety of available funds. Students from universities other than Duquesne will be eligible for departmental funding. Duquesne University students are eligible for a portion of all funds. Eligibility for the Pain Undergraduate Research Experience or the Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Experienc is limited to students who will actively work on a pain/neuroscience project during the summer research period. To find a list of Duquesne University Faculty doing pain research please see the CPRC faculty page or Faculty doing neuroscience research please see the NURE page.

Students may apply for all funding from the Undergraduate Research Program during their freshman, sophomore, or junior year. Seniors will be considered for individual faculty grant funds and some departmental funds.

Program Components

  • Ten Weeks of Research - During the program, students will pursue a research project within the laboratory of a Duquesne faculty member.

  • Safety Lecture and Orientation - The program will begin with an orientation designed to familiarize the students with laboratory procedure and allow the students to get to know one another.

  • Community Service - Students may participate in a variety of predetermined volunteer activities or propose their own volunteer activities in many areas of science.

  • Seminar Series - A seminar series will be offered throughout the summer for students in Duquesne research programs. The 2018 series will center on career opportunities in the sciences.

  • Ethics Forum - In collaboration with a faculty mentor and other undergraduate researchers, students will present a relevant ethical issue at a forum hosted by the University of Pittsburgh.

  • Symposium - The Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences sponsors an undergraduate research symposium at the end of the ten week period. All students will present their work in poster format at this symposium and eight students will give oral presentations. This is a wonderful opportunity for undergraduates and faculty alike to see the work of summer research students from the local area.

Prior Symposia

2017 Symposium Book with Plenary Session Agenda and Abstracts

2016 Symposium Book with Plenary Session Agenda and Abstracts

2015 Symposium Book with Plenary Session Agenda and Abstracts

2014 Symposium Book with Plenary Session Agenda and Abstracts

2013 Abstracts | 2013 Plenary Session

2012 Abstracts | 2012 Plenary Session

2011 Abstracts | 2011 Plenary Session

2010 Abstracts | 2010 Plenary Session

2009 Abstracts | 2009 Plenary Session

2008 Abstracts | 2008 Plenary Session

2007 Abstracts | 2007 Plenary Session