Undergraduate Research

QCC is committed to providing our students with faculty-mentored research opportunities. Undergraduate research experiences offer students the opportunity to work with faculty mentors in individual or collaborative settings, foster ownership for learning, develop inquiry, analytical, communication and presentation skills, and encourage a commitment to high standards. QCC students can use this site to find a variety of internal and external grant sponsored, curriculum-embedded, or voluntarily research opportunities. 


2019 QCC Undergraduate Research Day

The 2019 QCC UR Day will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019. Click here for details.

QCC’s Celebration of National Undergraduate Research Week

April 8th - 12th, 2019 is National Undergraduate Research Week. QCC will be highlighting students’ research projects mentored by faculty members all week with virtual showcase

2019 Spring Student Symposium

May 3rd, 2019

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QCC Research Program Directors

  • CUNY Research Scholar Program (CRSP): Dr. Shiang-Kwei Wang
  • NIH Bridges to the Baccalaureate: Research initiative to maximize science skills (RIMS): Dr. Patricia Schneider
  • QCC NSF-Space Weather Research & Education Program: Dr. M. Chantale Damas
  • CUNY I-Corps: STEM TIES – Tools for Innovation & Entrepreneurial Success: Dr. Christine Mooney
  • Summer Intensive Research Program (SIRP): Dr. Anissa Moody
  • QCC NSF S-STEM Scholars Program in Smart Energy: Dr. David Sarno
  • Kupferberg Holocaust Center Research Fellowships: Ms. Marisa Hollywood
  • Collegiate Science And Technology Entry Program (CSTEP): Ms. Francesca Berrouet
  • Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI) and HIP UR coordinator: Dr. Joan Petersen

Undergraduate Research at QCC

Undergraduate Research In...

The classroom

Research embedded as a High Impact Practice - Training required through CETL

An internship on campus

CUNY Research Scholars Program, NIH Bridges, NASA Space Weather, Summer Intensive Program, CUNY I-Corp, NSF S-STEM

An internship off campus

Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Dept. of Env. Protection (DEP), Brookhaven National Laboratory, Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU's) at various locations

The discipline for honors credit

Honors Research courses on campus, Research taken with an Honors Contract

Showcased at QCC Undergraduate Research Day

A poster session intended to recognize every faculty and student engaged in undergraduate research on campus

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.