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Indiana University Bloomington


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.