The University also supports and promotes undergraduate research as a high impact educational practice. The Office of Research maintains the Undergraduate Research webpage, which functions as a portal to resources and opportunities for both faculty and students. Below are two programs that the University offers for faculty who are interested in mentoring undergraduates, or who have students who would benefit from an intensive research experience.
The CUNY Summer Undergraduate Research Program, partially funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, offers an applied research experience conducted in the context of a 10-week summer program under the direct supervision of established CUNY research faculty. In addition to gaining hands-on laboratory experience, the small group of 20 undergraduates attends a series of seminars and workshops that support and expand their intellectual and professional understanding of interdisciplinary scientific research.
CUNY Research Scholars Program provides funded laboratory experiences for Associate’s Degree students over a one-year period. Students receive 400 hours of mentoring from faculty members and participate in programming offered on their campuses. Students receive a stipend and faculty mentors receive funds for supplies. Each year, the program culminates in a summer symposium in which students display and present their work to peers and mentors.