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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 third 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 2013-2014 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 third 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 (2013-2014) the program has expanded to 30 student-faculty pairs with many diverse topics. Research projects range from the creative (Gaming as Literature: Assessing the Literary Value of Modern Digital Storytelling) to the arts (Tibetan Arts, Identity, and Political Activism in New York City) to environmental studies (Riverman: Portrait of an American Icon and Rising Waters: Implications and Actions). There are also studies on biology (Interaction between a tumor suppressor and a pro-apoptosis protein in breast cancer. What is the significance?), economics (The Effectiveness of the No Child Left Behind Act on Low Income Minority Students), mathematics (Graphs with Applications) and even a study on student engagement (Voluntourism or Poverty Voyeurism? an examination of short-term volunteering).

This "Pulse" article about the 2013/2014 showcase winners helps illuminate the way the program works:



For more information, contact Dr. Sue Maxam, Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Education at (914) 773-3849 or