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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 Undergraduate Researchers, Scholars and Artists

2014 Summer Scholars and Artists

Giavana Buffa
Professor Ralph Garruto, mentor

Rajesh Burela
Integrative Neuroscience
Assistant Professor Gretchen Mahler, mentor

Evan Flury
Music & History
Professor Daniel Davis, mentor

Caitlin Gotimer
Music-Vocal Performance
Visiting Assistant Professor Thomas Goodheart, mentor

Marcella Green
English & Studio Art
Adjunct Lecturer Costa Sakellariou, mentor

Diandra Hassan
Assistant Professor Seokheun Choi, mentor

Zhongzhou Huang
Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor Changhong Ke, mentor

Rebecca Irwin
Assistant Professor Paul Chiarot, mentor

Zachary Lebens-Higgins
Assistant Professor Louis Piper, mentor

Eric Lee
Medieval Studies & History
Distinguished Service Professor John Chaffee, mentor

Alexander Leiss
Cinema & Studio Art
Lecturer Barrett Bowlin, mentor

Brandon Lew
Integrative Neuroscience & Physics
Professor Lisa Savage, mentor

Veronica Mantilla
Assistant Professor Mathew Vetticatt, mentor

Samantha Meadows
Integrative Neuroscience
Associate Professor Chris Bishop, mentor

Shenny Molina
Sociology & LACAS
Associate Professor Kelvin Santiago-Valles, mentor

2014 Provost's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

Manar Alherech
Chemistry and Arabic
Professor Wayne Jones, mentor

Ilana Ben-Ezra
History and Political Science
Assistant Professor Elizabeth Casteen, 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: 7/25/14