While research spans many disciplines at IUP, some of the most substantial or innovative research has been done in the following areas:
Energy and environment research has involved wind energy, coal mine maps, water quality, wildlife conservation, and more.
Research in education has spanned school psychology, counseling, technology, program evaluation, speech, and disability.
Microbiology research topics have included plant-microbe interactions and the role of environmental bacteria in disease.
Health care research has spanned topics from nursing practice and education to health promotion, sports, and nutrition.
Business research has included the training, e-commerce, entrepreneurship, small business, management, and contracting areas.
Safety Sciences research has involved human performance in the workplace, workplace fatalities, ergonomics, and more.