The University of Iowa

Summer Undergraduate Research Conference 2008

The University of Iowa Graduate College hosted the third annual UI Summer Undergraduate Research Conference on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Iowa City Hotel, Amos Dean Ballroom. UI faculty, students, and staff were invited to attend.

This conference brought together over 120 undergraduate students who had been conducting research projects in University laboratories across many colleges and departments campuswide.

All participants presented their projects at the conference as part of their research training and professional development. The students in these UI summer research programs worked directly with faculty mentors in research programs and laboratories across campus. The summer research programs help the university recruit talented students, many of whom choose to continue their work at The University of Iowa as graduate scholars.

The Graduate College offers this conference as the culmination of the summer undergraduate research experience at Iowa. Students prepare for future careers in research through this opportunity to present their findings to the Iowa research community.