Undergraduate Research - Getting Started
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Welcome to undergraduate research at Valpo!

Not so long ago, only graduate students got the chance to do real research in their field.  But all that has changed.  Valparaiso University now provides undergraduates with the opportunity to explore questions that excite them, whether that means delving into the thought of Walt Whitman, observing a star in a distant galaxy, or putting on waders to explore plant-life in the streams of the nearby Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Valpo also provides opportunities for students to share their excitement about their research with others through colloquia, through the annual Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship, and through travel to student conferences all over the country.

So why should YOU get involved with research?  It will give you the opportunity to:

  • Apply your classroom learning to real life situations.
  • Not just study biology, but be a biologist or an astronomer or a historian.
  • Work in your chosen field now to see if this is what you really want to do with your life.
  • Contribute new information, propose new questions, or be on the cutting-edge of new discoveries in your field.
  • Get hands-on experience that will help prepare you for your future.
  • Work closely with a faculty mentor who could recommend you to graduate or professional schools.

This website is designed to help you learn about all the exciting ways you can get started on doing research at Valpo.  



Sept. 7, 2016 Application process opens, Posters on the Hill Spring 2017 event
Oct. 3, 2016 Online submission of abstracts opens, National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
Nov. 2, 2016 Application deadline, Posters on the Hill Spring 2017 event
Dec. 2, 2016 Application and abstract deadline, National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
Jan. 23, 2017 Online registration opens, National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
Feb. 8, 2017 Final day to submit abstracts for the 29th Annual Butler University Undergraduate Research Conference
Feb. 19, 2017 Deadline for Early Conference Registration, National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
March 10, 2017 Deadline for Conference Registration, National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
March 22, 2017 Deadline to submit abstract for Valpo Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship (CUS)
March 24, 2017 Deadline to register for the 29th Annual Butler University Undergraduate Research Conference
April 3-7, 2017 National Undergraduate Research Week
April 6-8, 2017 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), University of Memphis
April 7, 2017 29th Annual Butler University Undergraduate Research Conference (Indianapolis, IN)
May 4, 2017 Valpo Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship (Harre Union Ballrooms)

July 2017

Valpo Summer Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship