Bonilla’s positive and immersive experience with undergraduate research demonstrates the purpose of programs such as those available through the Center for Research and Learning. While she did not come to IUPUI planning to conduct research, Bonilla is entering her sophomore year and is inspired to continue her research in avenues that she hadn’t previously known existed. Her newfound passion for her work demonstrates the power of student-faculty relationships and the beneficial value and experience they provide for students.

About the Center for Research and Learning

The Center for Research and Learning’s Student Summer Poster Symposium highlights the breadth and depth of student research and creative activity across all of IUPUI’s academic units. The center offers many different programs to connect students with research, focusing especially on encouraging diversity in research. The center offers mentored research opportunities in all academic disciplines to undergraduate students from all walks of life.

For more information, contact the Division of Undergraduate Education Office of Communications at