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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

 

 

Undergraduate Research Award Spotlight

 Julia Jin

Julia Jin
Harpur College senior with majors in cinema and biological sciences

Research topic: Dispossession

Faculty mentor: Asst. Prof. Tomonari Nishikawa

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  Spring 2014 Recipients
 

Naim Ahmed
Biology
Vanuatu Health Transitions
Koji Lum

Saiema Alam
Integrative Neuroscience
Determining the Prevalence of Tick-Borne Pathogens in Built Environments
Ralph Garruto

Danielle Alfano
Biochemistry
Kinetics of Bioorthogonal Reactions in Various Solvents
Susan Bane

Giavana Buffa
Biology
The Analysis on Tick-Borne Pathogens in Investigating the Infection Prevalence and Human Risk Involved with Tick-Borne Disease.
Ralph Garruto

Sarah Camlic
Biology
The Effect of Strength Training on Instance of Concussion
Peter Donovick

Ben Campanaro
Geology
Experimental study of chlorine acceptance in amphibole
David Jenkins

Kelly Cartwright
Chemistry
Flexible Sensors
Chuan-Jian Zhong

Connor Chase
Biology & Environmental Studies
Natural Gas Ecosystem Impacts
Joseph Graney

Khasham Cheema
Biology & Mathematics
Development of genome assembly in Mimulus
James Sobel

Alice Cheung
Cell & Molecular Biology
Characterizing Microbial Diversity in Gypsum Mats Through DNA Analysis
Koji Lum

Kelsy Cosme-McCarville
Anthropology & Biology
Health Transition in Vanuatu
Koji Lum

Sarah Dolan
Anthropology
Health Transition and Chronic Disease in Vanuatu
Koji Lum

Harrison Dulin
Biology
Gene Flow and Molecular Identity of Palauans
Koji Lum

William Ferrante
Cell & Molecular Biology
The Role of ROCK Activity on CXCL8 Secretion by Wounded Colonic Epithelial Cell Layers
Dennis McGee

Sheena Finlayson
Biological Anthropology & Archaeology
Health Transition in Vanuatu
Koji Lum

Emily Gelb
Cell & Molecular Biology
Response of MCF7 Breast Cancer Cells to Cryotherapeutic Conditions
John G. Baust

Eric Gershon
Biology
Photoaffinity Labeling of Microtubule Associated Proteins
Susan Bane

Kyle Hodge
Biology
The effects of host availability on the life patterns of reproductive tradeoffs in Cotesia congregata
Carol Miles

John Donald Huck
Cell & Molecular Biology
Transcriptomic Analysis of Mimulus
James Sobel

Jihyun Kang
Biology
Li-Ion Battery
Chuan-Jian Zhong

Lauren Kiesel
Integrative Neuroscience
Relating Ego to Eco: A transfer study for improving pro-environmental behavior
Kenneth Kurtz

Aaron Kigler
Bioengineering
Greenhouse Insecticides
Julian Shepherd

Eunjoo Kim
Chemistry
Low-temperature CO and alcohol oxidations on alloy nanoparticle catalysts with controlled compositions
Chuan-Jian Zhong

Christopher Koulouris
Biology
The Collection and Analysis of Black-Legged Ticks in Relation to Lyme Disease
Ralph Garruto

Timothy Lamendola
Environmental Studies
Vegetative Analysis to Assess Lyme Disease Risk on Bimghamton University Campus
Ralph Garruto

Jae Sung Lee
Chemistry
Nanoengineered Cathode Catalysts in Rechargeable Lithium-Oxygen Batteries
Chuan-Jian Zhong

Seunghan Lee
Biology
The effects of host availability on the lifetime patterns of reproductive trade off in Cotesia Congregata
Carol Miles

Joshua Lewis
Integrative Neuroscience
ALS and Environmental Toxins
Lina Begdache

Sarah Loud
Anthropology
Vanuatu Chronic Disease Project
Koji Lum

Avraham Mamenko
Biochemistry
Development of molecular markers for genetic analysis of adaptive traits in Mimulus
James Sobel

Christopher Manahan
Chemistry
Functionalized Nanoparticles
Chuan-Jian Zhong

Rik Nikko Marata
Biological Anthropology
Urbanization in American Crow Populations
Koji Lum

Krista Mauro
Anthropology
Cultural and Biological identities in Palau
Koji Lum

Dina Mayzel
Chemistry
Nanocatalysts Derived from Au or Pt-Alloy on NiFe and CeO2 Nanopartricles for CO oxidation
Chuan-Jian Zhong

Joyce Mbiziwo-Tiapo
Integrative Neurocience
Development of a Lyme Disease Risk Management Model
Ralph Garruto

Anna McAllister
Biological Anthropology
Mosquito Genetics & Disease
Koji Lum

Natalie Monroe
English
Lyme Disease and Tick Analysis
Ralph Garruto

Ashley Nichter
Biology
Lyme Disease
Ralph Garruto

Alasteir Ong
Cell & Molecular Biology
Biology of Tick-Borne Diseases
Ralph Garruto

Derek Orshan
Biochemistry
Advanced PNA Synthesis
Eriks Rozners

Chris Pabafikos
Biology
Lyme Disease Epidemiology in the Northeast
Ralph Garruto

Anthony Paolini
Environmental Studies-Ecosystems
Greenhouse Biological Control
Julian Shepherd

Jiyeon Park
Biology & Anthropology
Lyme Disease Epidemiology
Ralph Garruto

Priya Patel
Integrative Neuroscience
Prevalence of B. burgdorferi and other tick-borne pathogens in Binghamton University
Ralph Garruto

Jacqueline Rayne
Environmental Studies
The Green Project
Richard Andrus

Melissa Russo
Cell & Molecular Biology
Lyme Disease Epidemiology Project
Ralph Garruto

Suzy Margarita Sanchez
Chemistry
Design and Synthesis of Multifunctional Palladium-Based Alloy Nanoparticles
Chuan-Jian Zhong

Katherine Scott
Environmental Studies-Environmental Ecosystems
The Life of Trees
Richard Andrus

Jeremy Senko
Anthropology & Biochemistry
Salt Microbes
Koji Lum

Anthony Sorrentino
Chemistry
Synthetic derivatives of fluorescent and bioorthoganl compounds
Susan Bane

Evan Spath
Political Science
State and Stability During the Arab Spring in Libya and Mali
Ricardo Laremont

Shannon Swenson
English Rhetoric & Art
Senior Fine Art Show
Jim Stark

Randall Swyers
Integrative Neuroscience
Cytotoxicity of Chemotherapy Drugs and Bioorthogonal Molecules
Susan Bane

Umar Syed
Biology
Ecological Factors Prominent to the Spread of Lyme
Ralph Garruto

Joel Thomas
Biology & Philosophy
Retrospective Analysis of Urbanizing American Crow Lineages
Anne Clark

Rachelann Tripp
Anthropology
Away From Keyboard Weekend: Internet Study
Koji Lum

Matthew Walsh
Biological Anthropology
Genetic Basis for Internet Addiction
Koji Lum

Brody Wiles
Cell & Molecular Biology
Examining the effect of IL-26 on the production of messenger RNA for IkBalpha
Dennis McGee

Alice Wu
Undeclared
Bioanalysis for DNA Sensor
Chuan-Jian Zhong

Yvonne Xu
Biochemistry
Nanoparticle-Structured Thin Flexible Sensors
Chuan-Jian Zhong

Chiara Zaccheo
General Geography & Environmental Studies, Sustainable Development
The Transition Movement: A Framework for Local Adaptation to Climate Change
Robert Holahan

Arsen Zargarov
Political Science
Biological Basis of Internet Addiction
Koji Lum

 

Undergraduate Award to Support Research and Creative Work

Sponsored by the Binghamton Foundation and the Binghamton University Colleges

The Undergraduate Award to Support Research and Creative Work is designed to support the expenses for students' independent research or creative work. To qualify, your project must be supervised by a Binghamton University faculty member, and be receiving Binghamton University independent study credit or honors thesis credit. (Exceptions may be granted if a student has exceeded the maximum number of thesis or independent study credits allowed by his or her college.)

Funding is competitive and award amounts vary. The maximum award is $300. Funds may be used for postage, purchase of necessary materials, limited travel for research purposes, or other modest costs incurred in the course of the project. Funds may not be used to support the cost of producing a senior thesis (photocopy and binding); other printing or photocopying costs require strong justification. Funds may not be used for costs associated with attending a conference.

Eligibility: Undergraduates from all Binghamton University schools and colleges are eligible. Preference will be given to students who do not have access to support through faculty research grants, who have not already received an Undergraduate Research Award, to those completing senior theses, and to upper-level students.

Benefits: Amounts vary; limited resources are available. The maximum award is $300. Funds may be used for postage, purchase of necessary materials, limited travel for research purposes, or other modest costs incurred in the course of the project. Funds may not be used to support the cost of producing a senior thesis (photocopy and binding); other printing or photocopying costs require strong justification. Funds may not be used for costs associated with attending a conference.

Application Process: Students submit an application form that includes a description of the project and a project budget. An explanation of the relationship of the budget to the project should be included. (If it is not possible to explain the need for specific items on the form, a student may email an additional spreadsheet to the Undergraduate Research Center, urc@binghamton.edu)

Procedures: The Selection Committee reviews applications. Projects that involve vertebrate animals or individual people as subjects must receive approval from the IUCUC or HSRRC before funds will be dispersed.  

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted in the fall and spring terms. The deadline for applications for the fall and subsequent spring semester is in early October; the deadline for funding for the spring and subsequent fall semester is in early March.

Fall 2014 Deadline: TBA

Click here to access the application form.

 

 

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