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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 Advisors

Kalen Casey
kcasey3@binghamton.edu
Office: UU 260B
Office hours: Mondays 1:00-3:00pm 
 
Liam Meilleur
smeille1@binghamton.edu
Office: UU 260B
Office hours: Tuesdays 11:00am-1:00pm

 

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
Bioengineering
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
History
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
Physics
Associate Professor Bruce White, mentor

William Marsiglia
Chemistry
Professor Christof Grewer, mentor

Council on Undergraduate Research
Posters on the Hill Presenters 

Jacqueline Odgis
Biology

Kathleen Francis Clancy
Biochemistry

Abigail H MacFadden
Biochemistry

Professor Koji Lum, mentor

 

 

 

Explore Opportunities

Many opportunities exist for undergraduate students to pursue research and scholarly or creative work in their disciplines. In addition to financial and logistical support from Binghamton University, a wide variety of grants, fellowships, awards and internships from external sources is available, including support provided by museums, libraries, archives, laboratories and research foundations. These experiences can be fully or partially funded or on a volunteer basis. Some can be pursued during the summer, while others can be pursued during the academic year or over the winter break.

We encourage you to start looking for opportunities early, to seek advice from your department or program faculty and to apply for all possible opportunities. Although the availability and level of support can vary depending on your area of interest, external support can make the difference in helping you gain experience in your field.

As a starting point, take a look at these internal and external resource listings:

If you are interested in pursuing research at a particular research center, museum or archive, check its webpage for research opportunities. If you don't know where to start, an Internet search can produce valuable results.

You should start looking for summer research opportunities early. Not early April or May, but over the winter break. Many experiences accept a limited number of participants, such as the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs. Make sure you know the application deadlines for the programs that interest you and apply on time — or early — if you can.

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Last Updated: 11/15/13