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Undergraduate Research Center

Director: Janice McDonald
Phone: 607-777-4324
Office: UU 260C
Assistant to the Director:
Ashley Serbonich
Phone: 607-777-4342
Office: UU 260A



Meet Our Undergraduate Researchers, Scholars and Artists

2014 Summer Scholars and Artists 

Giavana Buffa
Professor Ralph Garruto, mentor

Rajesh Burela
Integrative Neuroscience
Assistant Professor Gretchen Mahler, mentor

Evan Flury
Music & History
Professor Daniel Davis, mentor

Caitlin Gotimer
Music-Vocal Performance
Visiting Assistant Professor Thomas Goodheart, mentor

Marcella Green
English & Studio Art
Adjunct Lecturer Costa Sakellariou, mentor

Diandra Hassan
Assistant Professor Seokheun Choi, mentor

Zhongzhou Huang
Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor Changhong Ke, mentor

Rebecca Irwin
Assistant Professor Paul Chiarot, mentor

Zachary Lebens-Higgins
Assistant Professor Louis Piper, mentor

Eric Lee
Medieval Studies & History
Distinguished Service Professor John Chaffee, mentor

Alexander Leiss
Cinema & Studio Art
Lecturer Barrett Bowlin, mentor

Brandon Lew
Integrative Neuroscience & Physics
Professor Lisa Savage, mentor

Veronica Mantilla
Assistant Professor Mathew Vetticatt, mentor

Samantha Meadows
Integrative Neuroscience
Associate Professor Chris Bishop, mentor

Shenny Molina
Sociology & LACAS
Associate Professor Kelvin Santiago-Valles, mentor

2014 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research 

Manar Alherech
Chemistry and Arabic
Professor Wayne Jones, mentor

Ilana Ben-Ezra
History and Political Science
Assistant Professor Elizabeth Casteen, mentor






Interested in Pursuing Research?

Connect with your professors

Students interested in pursuing research, scholarship or creative work should start by learning more about the research and creative accomplishments of faculty in your area of interest. In this section, you will find the links you need to read about Binghamton's academic units and our faculty scholars, researchers and artists.

In addition to reading about faculty, you are expected to get to know them during classes and office hours. Ask them about their research or creative activities. If their scholarly or creative work interests you, ask if you can become involved as a volunteer or for credit. This experience may lead to independent research projects, and sometimes opportunities for honors research. Pursuing honors in your major provides you the opportunity to learn a great deal about the conduct of professional work in your area. It also gives you the chance to experience what a professional in your field does.

Other ways to learn about research/scholarly activity

College, Department and Program Information 

College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA)

Human Development About

Decker School of Nursing

Nursing About
 Faculty  Research  

Harpur College of Arts and Sciences

Africana Studies   About  Faculty  Honors  
Anthropology   About  Faculty  Honors  Research
Art Studio   About  Faculty  Honors  
Art History   About  Faculty  Honors  
Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS)   About   Faculty  Honors  
Biochemistry   About   Faculty   Honors  Research 
Biology   About   Faculty   Research  
Chemistry   About   Faculty   Honors  Research
Cinema   About   Faculty   Honors  
Classical and Near Eastern Studies   About   Faculty   
Comparative Literature   About   Faculty   Honors  
Economics   About   Faculty   Honors  
English, General Literature and Rhetoric  About   Faculty   Honors  
Environmental Studies  About   Faculty   Research  
Geography  About   Faculty   Honors  
Geological Sciences   About   Faculty   Honors  Research
German and Russian Studies   About   Faculty     
History   About   Faculty   Honors  
Integrative Neuroscience   About   Faculty   Honors  
Judaic Studies   About   Faculty   Honors  
Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies (LACAS)   About   Faculty   Honors  
Linguistics   About   Faculty   Honors  
Mathematical Sciences About  Faculty     
Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) About  Faculty   Honors  
Middle East and North Africa Program (MENA) About  Faculty     
Music About  Faculty     
Philosophy About Faculty  Honors  
Philosophy, Politics and Law (PPL) About Faculty  Honors  
Physics About Faculty  Honors  Research
Political Science  About  Faculty  Honors  
Psychology  About  Faculty  Honors  Research
Religious Studies  About  Faculty    
Romance Languages  About   Faculty     
Sociology  About  Faculty    
Theatre  About   Faculty    
Translation Studies  About   Faculty    
Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS)  About   Faculty    

School of Management

Accounting, Finance, Management  About   Faculty  Honors  

Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science

Bioengineering  About   Faculty Research  
Computer Science  About   Faculty  Research   

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

 About   Faculty  Research   
Mechanical Engineering  About   Faculty Research  
Systems Science and Industrial Engineering  About  Faculty Research  
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Last Updated: 7/28/14