At most schools, funded research is reserved for graduate or doctoral students. At Pace, thanks to the Undergraduate Research Initiative, 15 students are currently paired with faculty members on projects ranging from Horror Stories and web-based artwork to cardiovascular research to the impact of the Great Recession on the middle class and much more!
And you don’t have to hear us tell you all about the work they’re doing. All 15 students will be blogging about their experiences. You can hear from Seidenberg student Brent McDonald, who’s working with fan fiction phenom and Dyson professor Nancy Reagin on the impact of Star Trek on our society; find out what SOE student Andrew Newmark is uncovering about gender and the literacy gap with SOE professor Sister St. John Delany; get the scoop with Dyson student Meghan Kenny who is learning about mobile technology for greener cities with Seidenberg professor Christelle Scharff; and much more! Check out their blogs at http://ugresearch.blogs.pace.edu/.
Developed by Interim Provost Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN, the program is intended to showcase not only the great research by our faculty, but also by our undergraduate student body and features several cross-discipline pairings that will continue through the end of the spring semester.
An end-of-year showcase in April 2012 will recognize all research initiatives through formal presentations and poster sessions and two winning pairs will be selected by a panel of judges and those winners will be provided funding toward conference expenses. More info on that and how to apply for a 2012-2013 grant in the coming months!
You can also follow their work and other initiatives brought to you by the Office for Student Success by following them on Twitter.