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IFLE Undergraduate Research Program

Integrated Freshman Learning Experience

Student in lab with microscopeIFLE integrates the study and research in biology, biochemistry and neuroscience in two unique phases.

Phase 1: Summer Research        
June 23 – August 1, 2014

  • Become part of a research lab at IU for six weeks before college begins, choosing a lab that matches your interests.
  • Work on an independent project with mentoring from faculty and graduate students.
  • Learn to present your research in written and oral presentation form.
  • Gain exposure to ongoing research and IU facilities through tours and talks.
  • Learn your way around campus
  • Summer housing in an IU dorm along with a meal plan are provided at no cost

Phase 2: Academic Freshman Year Research-based Honors Course

  • Eight-credit course includes lectures with corresponding lab components
  • Three modules proceed from genes to proteins to cellular systems.
  • Inquiry-based format engages students through group experiments.

Note: Participation in both phases is required.