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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 eighth 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 a conference in their field. While preference is given to students who have not yet participated in the program, all are welcome to apply, as long as he/she/they are undergraduate students.

For 2018-2019 academic year session, the program includes 30 student-faculty pairs with many diverse topics. Research projects range from "A Conditional Expression System to Assess the Role of tspan1 in Hair-cell Regeneration" to the "Animating Nature: The Art of the Moving Image from Conservation to Climate Change." There are also studies in education such as "The Challenges and Successes of students with ASD in Post-Secondary Education" and environmental studies such as "The Impact of Agriculture on Water Quality in Southern Trinidad." For the 2018 summer session, the program included 29 student faculty pairs.

2018 Showcases

The Seventh Annual Undergraduate Research Showcases were a tremendous success!

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

Pleasantville Showcase: May 2

Winning Pair

  • Student: Connor Wills
  • Faculty Mentor: Tyler Kalahar
  • Title of Research: ​Best Practices to Enable Trans & Gender Nonconforming Students to Thrive in Higher Education

New York City Showcase: May 3

Winning Pair

  • Student: Kaltrina Mulosmani
  • Faculty Mentor: ​Rita K. Upmacis 
  • Title of Research: ​Synthesis and Characterization of Metal Complexes Containing Nitrogen Ligands

Check out some pictures from one of our showcases!



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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