The IBA is becoming the Iowa Sciences Academy!

As of Summer 2022, the Iowa Biosciences Academy will now become the Iowa SCIENCES Academy, with the inclusion of numerous sciences beyond the biosciences.

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Undergraduate Research

Supporting underrepresented, undergraduate student researchers to facilitate entry into graduate programs and careers in research.

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How to Get Involved

Find out ways to get involved with undergraduate research.

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Peer Mentoring Program

Contribute to students' success and development, resources in our community, and networking opportunities.

News and Announcements

IBA and LSAMP Students Present at SURF 2022

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Several ISA students presented at the recent SURF 2022 festival.​​​​​​​ ICRU's Spring Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF) is held in celebration and recognition of undergraduate researchers' contributions to research, scholarly, and creative work at the University of Iowa.

2022 IBA/LSAMP Spring Symposium

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
We had so many amazing undergrad researchers this year we had to add a second Symposium in the Spring!!! Eight of our IBA students presented their research to a live and virtual audience.

Bryan Guevara - Current Undergraduate Research

Monday, February 28, 2022
Bryan Guevara (Junior - Biology) started as a Science Alliance Intern during the Fall of his sophomore year. He was accepted as an IBA-Scholar over the summer and fall, and he was one of the first students accepted into the new IBA-MARC Program. This semester, Bryan will be serving as a Peer Mentor for some of our newest students!