Undergraduate Research Initiative
Congratulations to our 2013 Research Showcase Winners!
Thank you for a wonderful year!
For over 100 years, research has been a cornerstone of the Pace University educational experience and the growth of the institution over time. Pace houses a world-renowned and accomplished faculty who bring their wealth of knowledge and expertise to our students. The Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Program, now in its second year, is intended to showcase not only the great research by our faculty, but also by our diverse undergraduate student body. The projects selected this year are from a wide range of academic fields and will be showcased at the end of the 2012-2013 academic year. Indeed we look forward to the results of this year’s research as they help us better understand the world around us.
Stephen J. Friedman
Uday P. Sukhatme, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Mark Allen Poisel, Ed.D.
Associate Provost for Student Success
About the Program
Now in its second year, this innovative research mentoring program allows faculty and undergraduate students with similar interests to work together on a research project throughout the academic year. A small stipend is granted to each pair and an end-of-year showcase on each campus recognizes all research initiatives through formal presentations and poster sessions. Two overall winning pairs are awarded funding towards national conference expenses. In 2011-2012, 15 student-faculty pairs worked together on research ranging from the scientific (mercury contamination and enzymes associated with HIV) to the imaginative (pairing horror stories with web-based artwork and Star Trek with history) to sex (Literacy and the Gender Gap), drugs (TB, mycobacteria and vaccination development), and even rock and roll (Bring on the Velvet Revolution: The Politics of Individual Subjectivity in Tom Stoppard’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll”). This year (2012-2013) the program has expanded to 27 student-faculty pairs with research ranging from the health related issues (neurodiversity of obesity, breast cancer, neuromuscular disorders and parasites) to history (parallel teaching design, the socioeconomic history of Honduras, and the underground railroad) to sustainability issues. There are even studies on autism, LGBTQ, Web 2.0, video gaming, and money management.
For more information, contact Sue Maxam, University Director for Student Academic Engagement at (914) 773-3849 or email@example.com.