Project STEM High School Summer Research Program

Project STEM High School Summer Research Program

The Project STEM Residential High School Summer Research Program is an opportunity for high school students interested in STEM fields to experience research first-hand at a college level while also getting to know Indiana University.

This two-week long program will begin on Sunday, July 19 and end on Friday, July 31. Housing in an IU residence hall and meals will be provided. At the end of the program, participants will present a poster of their work along with other high school and college students doing research over the summer. Students will complete safety training at the start of the program and attend academic and professional development workshops.

The high school students will receive guidance from faculty and graduate researchers to experience a realistic research setting at a college level. Funding for this program is provided by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. Past funding has included the IU Foundation Well House Society. If you have any questions regarding the Project STEM High School Summer Research Program, feel free to reach out to the Director of Undergraduate Research, Melissa Blunck, at or (812) 856-9833.

Applications are due by 5pm on April 1st and teacher recommendations are due by 5pm on April 6th.

Notice: Status of Undergraduate Research Office and Summer Research Programs

In response to the campus plan issued by IU President Michael McRobbie regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and with the safety and well-being of students and others in mind, the IU Undergraduate Research office will be closed until further notice. IUUR staff can be contacted at

Additionally, we have a few updates to our summer programming:

  • The Project STEM high school summer research program has regretfully been cancelled.  We look forward to resuming the program in the summer of 2021.  
  • The LSAMP summer research program is currently under review.  We are looking at ways to continue to support LSAMP researchers over the summer with the possibility of face-to-face research taking place in the fall.  More details will be announced shortly. 

We look forward to continuing to support undergraduate research at IU in new and creative ways and encourage you to check the website regularly for updates.  

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