The 2019 Undergraduate Research Program!

Monday, May 20 to Friday, July 26, 2019

2018 Summer URP Students

The 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Program hosted 100 students -- the largest class in the history of the Bayer School URP, dating back to 1998!


Duquesne University's Undergraduate Research Program

Duquesne University's Undergraduate Research Program is funded by the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, The Mylan School of Pharmacy, the Biomedical Engineering Program, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, as well as the departments and faculty throughout Duquesne University.

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) provides students with essential research experiences for careers in STEM-based fields. Students are highly encouraged to conduct research as early as their freshman year, allowing them an early start in the laboratory. The National Science Foundation states that students who participate in undergraduate research have a greater appreciation for the sciences and will complete their degree in their program of study. Duquesne University has a great reputation for allowing for such research opportunities for our undergraduate students.

Chemistry NSF-REU

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.

NIH-SRE 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 2018 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 by a National Institutes of Health NINDS Summer Research Experience Grant and by the generous support of a Duquesne University Office of the Provost Interdisciplinary Research Consortia Grant and the Leach Fund at Duquesne University.

Biology Circle Program NSF-REU

We invite undergraduate biology majors to apply to our 10-week summer undergraduate research program entitled "Interdisciplinary Biology Research & Community-Engaged Learning," also known as the CIRCLE program (Connecting Interdisciplinary Research with Community-engaged Learning Experiences). Participation in research is a great way to gain hands-on experience, make new contacts, explore career options, and build resumes. Applicants should apply through the Summer Undergraduate Research Program application and include their interest in the Biology CIRCLE program in their personal statement. This program is supported by the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates. Contact Dr. Sarah Woodley for more information.

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.

2019 Undergraduate Research Program

Positions will be 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.