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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, now in its fourth 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 2014-2015 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 - President
  • Uday P. Sukhatme, Ph.D. - Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Sue Maxam - Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Education

About the Program

Now in its fourth year, the Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research 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.

This year (2014-2015) the program has expanded to 30 student-faculty pairs with many diverse topics. Research projects range from the creative (Study of Technology Based Music Therapy Intervention on Dementia Patients and Caregivers) to communication (Evaluating Digital Art and Sculpture for Facilitating Multimedia Storytelling by Individuals with Disabilities) to environmental studies (Sustainable Rio 2016 Olympics: a Reality or a Dream?). There are also studies on biology (Growing breast cancer cells), economics (Socio-economic factors influencing Chinese students’ decision to study abroad), and even a study on nursing students (Evaluating the Effect of a Poverty Simulation Experience in Nursing Students).

Applications for Summer 2015 and/or Academic Year 2015-2016 please click here!

Check out the latest Pulse article about the upcoming 2015 spring showcase:


The 2015 Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Showcases will be held on the following dates:
New York City Showcase
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
10:00am - 12:00pm
Student Union
One Pace Plaza
Westchester Showcase
Thursday, May 7, 2015
10:00am - 12:00pm
Gottesman Room
Kessel Student Center
For more information, please click here.

Check out our past showcases!


For more information, contact Jonathan Hooker, Program Coordinator in the Division for Student Success (212) 346-1962 or