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Undergraduate Research Center

Director: Janice McDonald
E-mail: jmcdona@binghamton.edu
Phone: 607-777-4324
Office: UU 260C
 
Assistant to the Director:
Ashley Serbonich
E-mail: aserboni@binghamton.edu
Phone: 607-777-4342
Office: UU 260A
 
Graduate Assistant: 
Mikhail-Ann Urquhart
E-mail: murquha1@binghamton.edu
Office: UU 260B

 

Meet Our Undergraduate Researchers, Scholars and Artists

2014 Summer Scholars and Artists

Giavana Buffa
Biology
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
Biochemistry
Assistant Professor Seokheun Choi, mentor

Zhongzhou Huang
Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor Changhong Ke, mentor

Rebecca Irwin
Bioengineering
Assistant Professor Paul Chiarot, mentor

Zachary Lebens-Higgins
Physics
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
Chemistry
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

 

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

Academic Year Opportunities

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.

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.

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.

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.

Summer Opportunities

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
LSAMP is an intellectual community of undergraduate engineering and science scholars dedicated to the educational and professional development of African American, Hispanic American, Native American and Pacific Islander engineers and scientists. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the primary goal of LSAMP is to significantly increase the number of minority students earning baccalaureate degrees each year in STEM fields from the program's participating universities and to prepare these students for entry into graduate programs.

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.

National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU)-Chemistry Department

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.

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.

 






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Last Updated: 7/25/14