Arts + Sciences Undergraduate Research Experience (ASURE)

An academic adventure for our high-achieving freshmen

In the College, we believe that learning should take you places you’ve never been and make you think in ways you’ve never thought before. The Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Experience (ASURE) is your ticket to an academic adventure.

ASURE combines the best practices of liberal arts learning—faculty mentorship, problem-solving challenges, faculty-led research, and project-based experiences. Whatever path you choose after graduation, the program will prepare you to question critically, think logically, communicate clearly, act creatively, and live ethically—qualities we in the College believe necessary for you to pursue a successful and meaningful life.

What is ASURE?

Participating in research enables you to develop intellectual and technical skills that are highly valued in any career setting or graduate school. You will be introduced to research practices and methodologies, and then you’ll put your new knowledge to work in a laboratory setting. Research prepares you to ask big questions, work with others to solve problems, and influence what’s next—no matter what path you pursue after graduation.

What will I gain from a research experience?

In the College, research takes place in every discipline across the arts and sciences—wherever inquisitive faculty and students are formally pursuing the quest for new knowledge.

Participating in research enables you to develop intellectual and technical skills that are highly valued in any career setting or graduate school. You will be introduced to research practices and methodologies and then you’ll put your new knowledge to work in a laboratory setting. Research prepares you to ask big questions and influence what’s next—no matter what path you pursue after graduation.

Learn more by exploring the 2018-19 ASURE program

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Who is eligible to apply for ASURE?

Incoming IU freshmen who have achieved Direct Admission to the College of Arts and Sciences are invited to apply. If you are interested in ASURE, be sure to check the ASURE box on the Selective Scholarship Application when you receive it.