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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

2013 Summer Scholars 

Ilana Ben-Ezra
History and political science
Assistant Professor Elizabeth Casteen, mentor

Joshua Chorman
English and cinema
Associate Professor Ariana Gerstein, mentor

Chunhui Dai
Electrical engineering
Assistant Professor Seokheun Choi, mentor

Sarah Davis
Integrative neuroscience
Professor Ralph Garruto, mentor

Matthew Epstein
Assistant Professor Gretchen Mahler, mentor

Raymond Futia
Cell and molecular biology
Assistant Professor Heather Fiumera, mentor

Joy Hallmark
Integrative neuroscience
Associate Professor Christopher Bishop, mentor

Jin Woo Lee
Mechanical engineering
Assistant Professor Peter Huang, mentor

Mallory Mecca
Sociology and economics
Associate Professor Kelvin Santiago-Valles, mentor

Mike Miller
Associate Professor Elisa Camiscioli, mentor

Patrick Schechter
Cinema and psychology
Assistant Professor Tomonari Nishikawa, mentor

Joel Thomas
Cell and molecular biology and philosophy
Associate Professor Anne B. Clark, mentor

2013 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research 

Anthony Frachioni
Associate Professor Bruce White, mentor

William Marsiglia
Professor Christof Grewer, mentor

Council on Undergraduate Research
Posters on the Hill Presenters 

Jacqueline Odgis

Kathleen Francis Clancy

Abigail H MacFadden

Professor Koji Lum, mentor




Resources  from External Sources

Open to All Majors

Critical Language Scholarship Program
The program offers intensive summer language institutes abroad in thirteen critical need foreign languages. These are 7 to 10 week institutes in Arabic, Persian, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu, Chinese, Japanese and Russian (languages may change from year to year).

Davis Fellowship for Summer Language Study
Fellowship covers the full cost (tuition, room, and board) of summer language study from beginner to graduate level in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian at the Middlebury College Language Schools. These are merit-based and intended for qualified individuals with interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution.

National Geographic Young Explorers Grants
National Geographic provides seed grants to individuals ages 18 to 25 in the fields it has a rich history of supporting. Grant amounts generally range between $2,000 and $5,000. Applicants are not required to have advanced degrees. However, any relevant record or prior experience in the fields of research, conservation, or exploration should be submitted.

Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)
A gateway to graduate education at CIC universities. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers ( students from racial and ethnic minority groups and first-generation students are strongly encouraged to apply). Preference is given to students completing their junior year, although outstanding sophomores are considered for admission as well. Program helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities. Program is not for students pursuing professional degrees such as law, medical, and MBA degrees. Students who have completed an undergraduate degree are not eligible.

Opportunities for Specific Majors

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Last Updated: 11/15/13