Talented students working with world-class researchers
The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is a paid summer experience that provides students with essential research experiences for careers in STEM-based fields. Faculty are committed to experiential education for their undergraduate students and seek junior colleagues to become members of their research teams. We highly encourage students to conduct research as early as their freshman year, as the National Science Foundation states,
Students who participate in undergraduate research have a greater appreciation for the sciences and will complete their degree in their program of study.
Positions are available in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, environmental science, health science, forensic science and law, and physics.
Students will participate in:
- Ten Weeks of Research
- Community Engagement
- Seminar Series
- Ethics Forum
- A Research Symposium
The URP umbrella offers five research programs:
- General Undergraduate Research Program (Duquesne University students only)
- Biology CIRCLE NSF-REU
- Chemistry NSF-REU
- PURE (Pain Undergraduate Research Experience)
- NURE (Neurodegenerative Undergraduate Research Experience)