Why Participate in Research?
Why become involved in undergraduate research or scholarly and creative activity beyond what is required for courses? You may be wondering what is in it for you. The Undergraduate Research Center strongly believes that undergraduate research, scholarship and creative work adds significant value to the college experience and that student learning is greatly enhanced through participation in these activities. Binghamton University students who have participated in these experiences agree. Click here for testimonials from Binghamton's undergraduate researchers, scholars and artists regarding the impact of their work on their personal and professional development.
Faculty Video Series
Hear from faculty about how they incorporate undergraduates into their research, the value of participating in undergraduate research or creative activity, and how to get involved!
Ralph Garruto, Professor of Biomedical Anthropology
Research Interests: Neurodegenerative Disorders including Lyme Disease
Video courtesy of Binghamton University Office of Communications and Marketing
Christopher bishop, professor of psychology
Research Interests: Parkinson's Disease, Neuroplasticity, Drug Development
gretchen mahler, assistant professor of biomedical engineering
Research Interests: In vitro and in silico toxicology and pharmacology, microfluidic models of organs and tissues, endothelial and epithelial cell pathobiology
Elizabeth casteen, assistant professor of history
Research Interests: Medieval Europe, Gender, Cultural/Religious History