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Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Program

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 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  academic year. Indeed we look forward to the results of this year’s research as they help us better understand the world around us.

  • Dr. Sue Maxam - Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Education

About the Program

Now in its seventh year, the Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Program allows faculty and undergraduate students with similar interests to work together on a research project throughout the summer and/or academic year. A small stipend is granted to each pair, and for the academic year session participants, an end-of-year showcase on each campus recognizes all research initiatives through poster sessions. The two top pairs (one from each campus) will be selected by a team of faculty and administrators. Each winning pair will be awarded up to $2,000 if chosen to present their research together at conference in their field.

This year's Academic Year 2017-18 program includes 38 student-faculty pairs with many diverse topics. Research projects range from, "Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming Students & Retention: A Family Intervention Model," to the "Phenol Content and Antioxidant Activities of Different Commercial Tea Samples." There are also studies in biology, such as "The Impact of Cholesterol on Mycobacterium Bovis-BCG Resistance to Glutathione," and history, such as "Managing Great Power Relations in a Fragile World: US-China imbroglio over North Korea Since 2000", and even a study on nursing students, "Examining an Intervention for Stress and Burnout to Increase Student Success in Undergraduate Nursing Education."

Check out videos from this year's participants

Applications for the Summer 2017 and Academic Year 2017-18 program are now closed. Applications for the 2018-2019 AY will be available in the Spring of 2018.  

2017 Showcases

The Sixth Annual Undergraduate Research Showcases were a tremendous success!

Check out videos from the 2016-17 year's participants

Congratulations to the award winners who received a $2,000 award to present their research at a conference of their choice!

New York City Showcase, May 4, 2017

Winning Pair

  • Student: Ms. Mikayla Bonnett 
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matthew Marcello, Professor of Biology
  • Title of Research: Cloning, expression, and purification of the cellular TORC protein.

Pleasantville Showcase, May 8, 2017

Winning Pair

  • Student: Ms. Paula Castelblanco, Management & Finance Major 
  • Faculty Mentor: Ms. Heather Novak, Associate Director Project Pericles & Mr. Tyler Kalahar, Program Coordinator Ctr of Community Action & Research  
  • Title of Research: How Generation Z Will Change Pace and the World: Attitudes Towards Community Involvement.

Check Out Photos from these amazing events:

Check out our past showcases!


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