Why Research?

Research at the University of Minnesota provides undergraduate students the opportunity for faculty mentorship, active learning, and a chance to create new knowledge while being challenged in new ways. Our curiosity makes us who we are. It drives us to discover. Join the thousands of U of M students who participate in undergraduate research each year.

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Undergraduate Research at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities

  • The University of Minnesota Informatics Institute (UMII) will provide funding for up to 25 UROP projects that include significant informatics components. Projects must either address a data challenge within a research problem in any field of application or address informatics methodologies or techniques more broadly.

  • A number of agencies and groups sponsor summer research experience programs for undergraduate students. Google searches will find websites for many of these programs. Many have deadlines in January or February.