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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 particpants, 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.

This year's Summer 2017 program includes 47 student-faculty pairs with many diverse topics. Research projects range from, "Transgender/Gender Non Conforming Students & Retention: A Family Intervention Model," to the "Determination of Pollutants in Milk Products." There are also studies in biology, such as "The Role of the Fat1b Protocadherin Protein in Hair-Cell Regeneration,"  and economics, such as "Estimating Return Periods for Extreme Market Value Shocks", 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 avaialble in the Spring of 2018.  


2017 Showcases

The Sixth Annual Undergraduate Research Showcases were a tremendous success!

Congratulations to the award winners who recieved 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!


Questions

For more information, contact Linnette Veloso, Student Engagement & Retention Specialist in the Division for Student Success (212) 346-1282 or lveloso@pace.edu.