IUPUI Programs & Projects

Alaska Museum Summer ProgramDr. Holly Cusack-McVeigh, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis hmcusack@iupui.eduIUPUI Museum Studies graduate students participated in a community-based field school working at the tribal museum in the Sugpiaq Alutiiq Native Village of Nanwalek in Alaska. Students gained valuable experience cleaning collections, rehousing objects and mentoring youth. They also met with museum professionals at the Anchorage Museum and the Alaska Native Heritage Center.
AMPATH-KenyaChristine Miller
The involvement of Indiana University School of Medicine in Kenya continues to grow and evolve. Led by Bob Einterz, M.D., Associate Dean for Global Health, the Division has coordinated the relationship between various IU departments and schools and the Moi University School of Medicine for 24 years.
Diversity Scholars Research Program (DSRP)Tonya L. Shelton, M.S.EdThe IUPUI Diversity Scholars Research Program (DSRP) is a performance based scholarship directed toward academically talented first-time or incoming transfer students. Scholars from racial and ethnic populations who have been historically underrepresented in institutions of higher education and whose presence will enhance the learning environment through increased diversity at IUPUI are encouraged to apply.
Field School in Archaeology at Angel MoundsDiane Brown
The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year $267,204 Research Experiences for Undergraduates grant to Jeremy Wilson, associate professor of anthropology in the IU School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and G. William Monaghan, Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology at Indiana University Bloomington. The grant will immerse students in a multidisciplinary research project at Angel Mounds State Historic Site in southwestern Indiana.
Gateway to GraduationKate ThedwallThe Gateway to Graduation program offers professional development opportunities while also co-sponsoring events with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the School of Medicine's Office of Professional Development and Faculty Affairs. Many of these opportunities are geared specifically toward faculty who either oversee the Gateway course or teach freshmen-level courses. Note that these events count toward the bronze, silver, and gold badges with the Teaching Academy
GK-12 Teacher Partner Fellowshipshttp://biology.iupui.edu/contact/usEach GK-12 Teacher Partner will earn a $4,500 stipend for working with a GK-12 fellow, with opportunities for professional development and collaboration with university faculty, opportunities to attend local or national conferences, and increased exposure for students to scientific research. Each teacher and fellow will also have a $500 supply budget to purchase materials for your classroom.
Indianapolis Project Seed: High School Summer Research ProgramProject SEED was established in 1968 by the American Chemical Society as a means to provide students the opportunity to explore a career in science. SEED is an acronym for: Summer Experience for the Economically Disadvantaged. To encourage students from low income families to devote a summer to being a real life professional laboratory setting, a stipend is provided to free up the families from financial concern. To this day, students whose family income is under 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines receive a stipend of $2,500.00 for their participation.
Indianapolis Project STEM: High School Summer Research ProgramThe Project STEM program was established to serve students regardless of economic background, providing opportunities for research internships in a full spectrum of STEM related disciplines.
Life-Health Sciences Internship Program(317) 278-3480
Join our yearly group of 75 interns and work with faculty and staff in our graduate and professional programs on campus. You'll work for up to 10 hours per week from late August to early May. Experiences are as varied as the host locations, and you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in research and professional projects. In LHSI, you'll explore your career goals, gain transferable and field-specific skills, and grow as a professional.
Life-Health Sciences Internships ProgramJoin our yearly group of 75 interns and work with faculty and staff in our graduate and professional programs on campus. You'll work for up to 10 hours per week from late August to early May. Experiences are as varied as the host locations, and interns have the opportunity to immerse themselves in research and professional projects. This is also a great way to grow your professional network.
Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority ParticipationKim NguyenThe Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program assists universities and colleges in their efforts to significantly increase the numbers of students matriculating into and successfully completing high quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in order to diversify the STEM workforce. Particular emphasis is placed on transforming undergraduate STEM education through innovative, evidence-based recruitment and retention strategies, and relevant educational experiences in support of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders.
Mobile Technology Trailer ProgramsUtilizing a mobile resource trailer equipped with interactive technology tools, web interface, and GIS mapping capabilities, the DSE program travels to your school to provide FREE educational programming at school ground natural areas. The program features hands-on, outdoor scientific investigations and can be individually tailored to suit your surrounding local environment, science and technology education needs, student and teacher knowledge base, and time.
Molecular Medicine in ActionThe Molecular Medicine In Action (MMIA) free program was developed by representatives of the Riley Children’s Foundation, the Wells Center for Pediatric Research, the IU School of Medicine, the Indiana Association of Biology Teachers and the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers with the hopes of providing high school students an inside view of research and science.
Olaniyan Scholars High School Summer ExperienceDr. Ronda C. Henry Anthony, ronhenry@iupui.eduThe Olaniyan Scholars High School Summer Experience is an opportunity to introduce youth to new academic experiences and to challenge them to think critically. Students participate in a daycamp during the first two full weeks of June that expands their knowledge of populations of African descent.
Olaniyan Scholars ProgramDr. Ronda C. Henry Anthony, ronhenry@iupui.eduDuring each academic year, scholars are required to progress a research project with the help of faculty mentors. These projects will be developed by scholars and their research mentors. Progressing research includes developing a research project, research proposal, abstract, presenting on this work, and revising as you continue researching the topic and working with faculty research mentors. Olaniyan Scholars program staff help at each stage of the development of your research by providing instruction, guidance, and feedback on improving, focusing, progressing, and polishing your work.
Professional Development InstituteThe Discovering the Science of the Environment institute is a week-long summer institute that focuses on learning science and mathematics through inquiry and using outdoor learning spaces. The institute incorporates curriculum and training from the nationally recognized Earth Partnership for Schools program, technology enhancements, and curriculum and training from Project WET (Water Education for Teachers).
Project Lead the Way Teacher Training InstituteIUPUI has partnered with Project Lead the Way (PLTW) to provide high schools, teachers and students with innovative, hands-on science programs. PLTW classes are taught in school during the school day, and every instructor of PLTW courses receives extensive training as well as ongoing support in the courses they teach. While the STEM subject matter is rigorous, the approach is never rigid.
Psychiatry Summer Internship ProgramDr. Eric Scott by email at erlscott@iupui.edu.The Psychiatry Summer Internship Program provides an opportunity to learn about neuroscience research and clinical care in the field of psychiatry through an 8-week placement with Department of Psychiatry faculty of the Indiana University School of Medicine.
RISE to the Challengescience@iupui.eduThe RISE to the IUPUI Challenge initiative builds on IUPUI’s tradition of and commitment to experiential learning, enhancing traditional learning models with real-world experience.
Robert Noyce Scholarship for Transition to Teaching (T2T) StudentsSharice BrelandIUPUI is a recipient of Phase II Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program to continue providing financial support to career changers or college graduates who wish to become certified math or science teachers and who agree to teach in high-need school districts for two years within four years of program completion.
Robert Noyce Teach Science ProgramN/AThe Robert Noyce Teach Science Scholarship encourages talented STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) undergraduate students at IUPUI to enter the challenging and rewarding profession of middle school or high school science teaching in high need schools. Recipients of the Teach Science Noyce Scholarship at IUPUI are eligible to receive both monetary and professional support to complete their teaching certification and baccalaureate degree in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, or Physics simultaneously.
Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program (SRPaskhpp@iupui.eduThe IU Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program (SRP) aims to increase the number of high school and undergraduate students from underrepresented populations pursuing biomedical and behavioral science careers by providing positive and meaningful firsthand exposure to these fields.
SPANJ.R. Russell
SPAN provides the opportunity for motivated high school students to get started on their college education or to take courses that are not available at their local high schools.
STEM Summer InternshipUCASEThe STEM Summer Internship Program is funded by the Center for the Advancement of STEM Education (UCASE) at IUPUI. It aims to engage Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students in educationally purposeful activities that allow them the opportunities to examine their interest in and disposition for teaching science in middle or high schools. STEM Education Interns receive $3,000 stipends for working full-time in seven-week summer internship positions at IUPUI and other non-profit organizations in Indianapolis.
Student Research Fellowship ProgramFen-Lei Chang, MD, PhDThe summer Student Research Fellowship Program is a structured program developed to provide undergraduate, graduate and medical students with basic research skills and practical experience in conducting research independently. Students gain valuable experience assessing the validity of current clinical practice standards. Research methods and data analysis strategies are emphasized.
Student Research Program in Academic MedicineRebecca Chan MD, PhD at rchan@iu.edu.The Student Research Program in Academic Medicine (SRPinAM) began in 1983 to provide research opportunities for medical students in hopes of furthering the medical student's aspirations to become a physician scientist. More then 30 students annually performing research in basic science, clinical and translational sciences have taken advantage of the program since 1984.
Summer BridgeSummer Bridge is an eight-day program that’s all about teaching new students the ins and outs of being an IUPUI Jaguar. Our goal is to help students feel prepared for their first semester of college and beyond! During Summer Bridge, students will make new friends in a relaxed setting, learn more about the school and majors, receive early support in math, writing, and communication studies, and even begin some of your fall class work.
Summer Research Experience in the Dept. of PhysicsHoria Petrache
Open to high school juniors and seniors (and advanced sophomores), the Summer Research Experience in Physics is an intensive six-week summer research program. Selected students are paired with faculty mentors, and participate in cutting-edge research projects in the IUPUI Department of Physics. At the end of the program, each student must complete a written research report and deliver a presentation to physics faculty and fellow students.
Summer Research Opportunity ProgramCRLWork closely with faculty in an intensive summer research experience. This program gives students firsthand exposure to graduate school and faculty life.
The CORPS — Public Health graduate studentsThe Corps is a volunteer cadre of graduate students in the School of Public Health who engage in service-learning experiences with partnering health agencies.
The Ronald E. McNair ProgramVicki GayfieldThis prestigious program is aimed at talented students who are motivated to excel in academics, love research and are eager to work closely with faculty mentors on independent research projects to prepare for doctoral studies. Students who will enter their junior or senior year in the fall semester, qualify as underrepresented or as low-income and first-generation college students, may participate. The program is full-time in the summer and runs through the academic year with an obligation for students to participate in faculty-mentored research.
Themed Learning Communitieshttp://tlc.iupui.edu/Contact-UsA Themed Learning Community (TLC) is two or more discipline-based courses and a first-year seminar that a group of 25 students enroll in together, forming a tight-knit community of learners. The TLC faculty work as a team to explore the TLC theme in each course, helping students make connections between courses that might otherwise seem disconnected. TLC teams also seek out co-curricular experiences that take learning beyond the classroom.
Undergraduate Research for Prospective Physician-Scientists and Physician-Engineers at IUSMThe Undergraduate Research for Prospective Physician-Scientists and Physician-Engineers Program, IU School of Medicine’s summer research program for future physician scientists, is designed for high-performing undergraduate students who are committed to pursuing an integrated clinical and research career and plan to pursue combined-degree training in an MD/PhD Program.
Undergraduate Research Opportunity ProgramCRLIUPUI students typically identify a mentor and work with their mentor to write a proposal for a substantive research project to be completed during the academic year (fall and spring semester) or the summer (8-9 weeks).
Undergraduate Summer Biomedical Research Programaskhpp@iupui.edu
(317) 278-4752
The IU Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program (SRP) aims to increase the number of high school and undergraduate students from underrepresented populations pursuing biomedical and behavioral science careers by providing positive and meaningful firsthand exposure to these fields.
Undergraduate Summer Research Program — with the NSF-funded Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) program in Columbus, OHProfessor Kate Calder (calder@stat.osu.edu), MBI Associate DirectorThe goal of this MBI NSF-funded program is to introduce students to exciting new areas of mathematical biology, to involve them in collaborative research with their peers and faculty mentors, and to increase their interest in mathematical biology. The program consists of three parts - each including a mix of educational and social experiences:
Upward Bound — college prep for high school studentsThe Upward Bound program is designed to bridge the gap between high school and college, including preparation from admissions to campus life to academics.
Urban Educators GK-12 ProgramDr. Kathleen A. Marrs; Dr. Mariah JuddGK-12 fellows are graduate students who are working on either an M.S. or a Ph.D. degree. Fellows are matched with teacher partners from local Indianapolis middle schools and high schools, and work in the classroom for 10 hours per week. The GK-12 fellows apply their university graduate research projects to classrooms and outdoor learning labs, offering teachers and students access to current and relevant science concepts.
Water Resources Field Trip to Lake MichiganUPUI CEES and the DJ Angus-Scientech Education Foundation co-led three day trips for central Indiana students and teachers in June 14 -16, 2011-2013 to Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan to participate in water resource research with the Annis Water Resources Institute on Lake Michigan. This trip has been provided to central Indiana students and teachers for over 30 years and 2013 was its final year. All expenses were covered by the DJ Angus-Scientech Educational Foundation as part of their mission to support central Indiana students in the sciences.
William Conrad (5th grade robotics; IEEE funding)William Conrad
This project was funded by an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Foundation grant. The “camp” format was taught by Professor William Conrad, School of Engineering and Technology, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Lego Robotics is offered to children in grades 5-8 through the IUPUI Young Scholars Program, a summer program administered by the IUPUI School of Education. The Young Scholars Programs offer various educational opportunities for children in grades 1-12.
Woodrow Wilson Teaching FellowshipDr. Kathy MarrsThe Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship at IUPUI is a Master's Degree program to prepare effective and highly qualified STEM teachers for Indiana students in high-need schools. Fellows selected earn a 36-credit hour MS degree in one of two areas at IUPUI: MS Education (IU) or MS Math (Purdue). Fellows are placed in a full-year Urban Teacher Residency where the curriculum and student teaching focuses on learning to develop and integrate inquiry-based STEM instruction in diverse middle school and high school classrooms. Each Fellow who accepts the $30,000 fellowship commits to teach science, mathematics or engineering technology education for at least three years in a high-need Indiana secondary school.
Youth Art CampHerronHerron’s summer camps are designed to seed inspiration, foster curiosity, and channel enthusiasm, turning the wonder of each child’s imagination into objects of invention and creativity.