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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 2015-2016 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, Sc.D. - Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Sue Maxam - Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Education

About the Program

Now in its fifth 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's 2015-2016  program includes 27 student-faculty pairs with many diverse topics. Research projects range from English language studies (Catcalling: Complimenting or Bullying?) to psychology (Faculty Insights on Teaching Service Learning Classes) to information technology (User-centered Mobile Application Development for the Physically and Cognitively Impaired). There are also studies on biology (Regulation of hair-cell regeneration in the zebrafish lateral line), economics (Balancing Environmental Policy and Economic Growth and Development), and even a study on nursing students (A Mind Body Intervention for Stress Reduction in Freshman Nursing Students).

2015 Showcases

The Fourth 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 6th 2015

Winning Pair

  • Student: Mr. Eric Nguyen, Chemistry Major
  • Faculty Mentor: Elmer-Rico E. Mojica, Assistant Professor Grad BioChem/Molecular Biology
  • Title of Research: Vibrational spectroscopic analysis of antibiotics


Pleasantville Showcase, May 7th 2015

Winning Pair

  • Student: Ms. Colleen Spang, Nursing Major
  • Faculty Mentor: Angela Northrup, Assistant Professor in Nursing
  • Title of Research: Evaluating the Effect of a Poverty Simulation Experience in Nursing Students

Click here to see all the photos from these amazing events!

Check out our past showcases!


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