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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 at Binghamton to Encourage and/or Support Undergraduate Research and Scholarly or Creative Work

Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
A program funded by the State Education Department to increase the number of historically underrepresented or economically disadvantaged students in programs that lead to licensure and to careers in scientific, technical and health related fields. At Binghamton University, CSTEP supports students in six disciplines including pre-law, pre-health, engineering, nursing, accounting, and psychology. Among a number of benefits, students are paid an hourly wage to work with a professor in a laboratory setting, thereby gaining knowledge of the research process.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Interdisciplinary Research for Undergraduate Majors in Science and Engineering
Program open to all Binghamton University undergraduate students who are majors in a life science, physical science, mathematics, computer science or engineering discipline and who have strong interest in participating in research relating to the life sciences. Participants receive: mentoring relating specifically to a research project, guidance in their development as researchers focused on teamwork and communication, and a stipend for program participation through the year, most payable as summer stipend

Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH)
The Independent Undergraduate Research in the Humanities (IURH) Program offers qualified Harpur College students the opportunity to pursue an independent research project in or about a topic relevant to the humanities. In the context of the IURH program, the humanities are understood broadly to include the academic disciplines and interdisciplinary programs that study the stories, ideas, words, and symbols that have been and are being used by people to give meaning to, make sense of, and apprehend some aspect of the human experience and human condition. Students in the program work both in a seminar and with a Binghamton University faculty mentors as they develop their ideas, pursue their research, write a paper, and prepare and present in a poster board session.

Summer Research Internship Program

McNair Scholars Program
The McNair Program is designed to increase the numbers of low-income, first generation and/or underrepresented minority students attending graduate school and receiving their doctorate. The program prepares participants for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. Participants are from disadvantaged backgrounds and have demonstrated strong academic potential. Among many benefits, the program provides a funded summer research internship and undergraduate research with a professor during the academic year.

Summer Scholars and Artists Program
Awards to support Binghamton University undergraduates in special research, scholarship or creative activities during the summer. Fellowships provide a stipend to permit students to conduct primary research or creative activities with faculty mentors. The fellowships are intended to support the student's original research or creative projects, not to support research assistance for a faculty member's research project. Proposals from all academic disciplines are welcome. Support for the awards comes from the divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. The fellowships support undergraduate students in eight weeks of full-time scholarly activity. Each fellowship consists of a $3,000 student award and a $1,000 faculty award.

Undergraduate Award to Support Research and Creative Work
The award to supports the expenses for students' independent research or creative work. To qualify, your project must be supervised by a Binghamton faculty member, and be receiving Binghamton University independent study credit or honors thesis credit. Funding is competitive and award amounts vary. The maximum award is $300. There are two deadlines, mid October and mid March.

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Last Updated: 2/20/14