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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

Graduate Advisors

Kalen Casey
Office: UU 260B
Office hours: Mondays 1:00-3:00pm 
Liam Meilleur
Office: UU 260B
Office hours: Tuesdays 11:00am-1:00pm



Meet Our 2013 Provost's Award Recipients

Anthony Frachioni

Anthony Frachioni
Harpur College, May ’13
Major: Physics
Research interest: Anderson localization of phonons
Research mentor: Assoc. Prof. Bruce White

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William Marsiglia 

William Marsiglia
Harpur College, May ’13
Majors: Biochemistry and music
Research interest: Synthesizing molecules to probe cellular pathways
Research mentor: Prof. Christof Grewer

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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 a yet to be determined date in March 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: 4/18/14