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.

Please note that, due to ongoing campus restrictions related to COVID-19, the Project STEM Residential High School Summer Research Program has been postponed until summer 2022.

This two-week long program takes place in July each summer. 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.


Notice: Status of Undergraduate Research Office

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 has moved online until further notice. IUUR staff can be contacted at

Please also note that research opportunities for undergraduate students are limited at this time as a result of campus safety measures.  We are working closely with faculty to identify both remote and on-campus opportunities. We encourage interested students to explore our website, sign-up for our newsletter, and/or email us for help in finding research opportunities.