Research

  • Your Research Opportunities

    At IUP, research isn’t just something you get from your textbook. You can also get it out in the field. Spend time in a stream, in the woods, in the lab, or in the planetarium. Research and compile data. Draw conclusions and share what you discover.

    Professors have included hundreds of students in research projects. Study ticks in Pittsburgh-area parks, Warbler habitats, ocean-floor core samples, archeological finds in Cyprus, ancient fossils brought back from China, local historical excavations, and more.

    Many students do their own research on a variety of topics in a variety of majors. Choose what you want to study and then present your findings at our Scholars Forum. You may even go on to present your research at professional conferences like five of our Geography and Regional Planning students, who recently presented their research at the annual Pennsylvania Geographical Society meeting.

    Talk to your professors or the dean’s office of your major to learn more about opportunities in your field.

  • Two biology students studying a Golden Warbler
    Student presenting her research at the Scholars Forum
    Artifacts discovered by archaeology students on site at Newport Village, near Blairsville
    Student working in a chemistry lab
    Student and professor doing tick research in the woods
    Student and professor working in a physics lab