Honors students at Iowa are encouraged to engage in research as part of the experiential learning component of their program. Research is done in all departments, not just STEM, so if you are interested in being part of a research project, look at the Honors website for more information.
Students who are participating in research or labs often have the opportunity to attend conferences or events where they can present their work and learn about other research their peers are working on.
ICRU is a great place for undergraduates to get started with research. Check out their website for advising on what type of research you can pursue, information ongoing research, and lists of open research positions.