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Announcing the winners of the 2013-2014 Undergraduate Research Program showcase and applications for the 2014-2015 school year!

The interaction between a tumor suppressor and pro-apoptotic protein in breast cancer. Single parent households vs. two parent households’ effect on student achievement. The effects of gender and diabetes on calcium and magnesium levels. Suicide among college students of color who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual. These are just a few of the topics students and faculty have been researching as part of the 2013-2014 Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Program.

On May 7 in NYC and May 8 in PLV, 30 student-faculty pairs presented their research at the annual showcases. The winners are…

NYC
The Effect of Video Games and other Medial Usage on College Students’ Study Time and Academic Performance
Dyson Economics Professor Anna Shostya, PhD, and Lubin Finance student Robert McLoughlin

“Presenting my research at the Eastern Economic Conference was an absolutely amazing experience that I will remember for the rest of my life and I know it would not have been possible without the support of the Undergraduate Research Program here at Pace University.  This program and all of its coordinators have provided me and my faculty research pair with the tools and support that we needed in order to make it to this nationally recognized conference,” says McLoughlin. Read more in his research blog.

Westchester
Rising Waters: Local Implications and Actions
Dyson Environmental Studies Professor and Director of the Environmental Center Angelo Spillo and Dyson Environmental Studies student Laura Sorrentino

“I believe this research has impacted me in a completely positive way. Even when we had to come up with solutions to our problems, this experience was nothing but beneficial to me. Whether it was evolving my skills, working with a great mentor, or just simply learning the topic and the process of conducting research, I am grateful for the experience and all that came with it,” says Sorrentino. Read more in her research blog.

Accepting Applications for the 2014-2015 Academic Year!
Have a topic you’re passionate about and interested in working with a faculty member on? The Provost’s Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Program is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year!

If you’re interested in gaining knowledge and a deeper appreciation for your academic field, working one-on-one with a professor and gaining hands-on experience, strengthening your research, critical thinking, analytical, and writing skills, and building your resume, apply by May 30 for the program.

Pairs will submit their findings in blogs and summaries throughout the semesters. A $500 stipend will be given to each student and faculty member accepted into the program, and each team will have the opportunity to present their projects at the spring showcase in May 2015. Several award-winning pairs will be selected to receive some funding toward a conference appropriate to their research experience.

For more information and to get started on your application, click here. To apply, contact Jonathan Hooker, program coordinator for the Division for Student Success at undergradresearch@pace.edu or (212) 346-1962.

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