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Undergraduate Research Center

Main Office Phone: 607-777-4325
Fax: 607-777-4345
Director: Janice McDonald
Assistant to the Director:
Ashley Serbonich
Graduate Assistant: 
Mikhail-Ann Urquhart
Secretary: Mona Zwick



Meet Our 2014 Provost's Award Recipients

Manar Alherech 

Manar Alherech
Harpur College, May ’14
Majors: Chemistry & Arabic
Research interest: Synthesis & structural characterization of fluorescent chemosensing trimers
Research mentor: Professor Wayne Jones

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Ilana Ben-Ezra

Ilana Ben-Ezra
Harpur College, May ’14
Majors: History & Political Science 
Research interest: Religious tolerance among Christians, Muslims & Jews
Research mentor: Asst. Professor Elizabeth Casteen

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The Provost's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research honors Binghamton University students who have excelled in research, scholarship and creative activities that extend beyond traditional course work. Two awards will be made, each consisting of a certificate of achievement and an award of $750. Students awarded Honorable Mention will receive a certificate of achievement. All recipients will be invited to the annual student awards luncheon in the spring semester.


Any undergraduate at Binghamton University who is graduating during the 2014-2015 academic year and is in good academic standing is eligible.

Criteria for Nomination

The award honors excellence in faculty-mentored research and creative activities by undergraduate students that go beyond traditional coursework. These activities can be in any field; the nature of the endeavor will be defined by the academic discipline. At least a portion of the research/creative activity must have been performed under the supervision of a Binghamton faculty member.


All nomination materials should be submitted electronically by March 13, 2015 to Ashley Serbonich at Contact Janice McDonald at with questions.

Nomination Process

Nominations must be made by the unit’s (school/department/program) undergraduate director or chair. Each unit may nominate only two undergraduate students; nominees must be in their senior year and planning to graduate during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Nomination Packets

Application submission should include:

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Last Updated: 12/5/14