Undergraduate Research

2019 Undergraduate Research Day

Please click here to view the 2019 Undergraduate Research Day Photobook

2019 Undergraduate Research Day

The 2019 QCC UR Day will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019. All faculty engaging students in all forms of UR
are urged to participate with their students.

Click here to RSVP if you WILL present and attend the UR Day

The QCC UR Day is hosted by the Office of Academic Affairs, the QCC Research Committee, and the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL)
Sponsors: QCC Clubs & the CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP)


2019 UR Day Agenda

  • 11:30 Registration and Poster set-up (Student Union Lobby)
  • 12:30 Welcoming Remarks (Student Union Lobby)
    • Dr. Joan Petersen HIPs Undergraduate Research Coordinator
    • Dr. Timothy Lynch President, Queensborough Community College
  • 12:40 Dr. Shiang-Kwei Wang, Dean for Research: Highlights of UR at QCC
  • 12:50 Dr. Ron Nerio Research Program Director, Greetings from CUNY Office of Research
  • 1:00 Group Photo (Stairs between Library & Administration Buildings)
  • 1:15 Poster Session (Student Union Lobby)
  • 3:00 Closing Remarks (Student Union Lobby)
    • Dr. Joan Petersen HIPs Undergraduate Research Coordinator
  • 3:05 UR Networking Social (Student Union Lobby)

2019 Undergraduate Research Day Presenters, Abstracts and Poster Labels

  • Click here to view all accepted UR Day presenters and the assigned label IDs

Poster Guideline for Presenters

You may use an existing poster from a recent presentation regardless of the size. If you are printing a new poster, the guidelines are below. Posters will be printed from Wednesday, November 26 – December 5th. Faculty/students are required to take their posters on a flash drive to the assigned departments for printing.

  • Posters will be displayed on trifold poster boards (36’’ x 48’’) on tables or easels
  • Posters can be a single large poster (36” x 48” or any size that can fit on that board) or 8 ½ x 11 sheets secured onto the trifold
  • A trifold poster display board will be supplied to each presenter at the event
  • One poster will be allowed per student for work conducted in the summer or semester
  • Landscape format preferred
  • Posters printing will be divided in the following way:


  • Chemistry Department – prints chemistry and physics posters (contact Andrew Xu at Txu@qcc.cuny.edu
  • Biology Department – prints biology, math and all other department posters (contact Terence Rohan at trohan@qcc.cuny.edu)
  • Engineering Technology Department – prints posters from engineering  (contact Jerry Sitbon at jsitbon@qcc.cuny.edu

CRSP Poster Template

2018 Undergraduate Research Day Program

Click here to view the 2018 QCC Undergraduate Research Program.



2018 UR Day Group Photo

2018 Undergraduate Research Day at Queensborough Community College

Please join us on Friday, December 7, 2018, as we showcase faculty-mentored undergraduate research efforts by students. The Across the Disciplines Undergraduate Research Showcase will take place in two parts:

10 AM - 12:00 PM in the Kupferberg Holocaust Center

KHC Student Research Fellows will give oral presentations

12:30 - 4:30 PM in the Student Union

All UR students and faculty will present posters


2017 Undergraduate Research Day

Undergraduate Research Day at Queensborough

Undergraduate Research Day at Queensborough Community College Story

Students presented a total of 80 posters at the Undergraduate Research Day conference, providing a showcase of Queensborough’s faculty-led undergraduate research efforts across the disciplines. The event, held on December 9 in the College’s Student Union, was spearheaded by Dr. Sharon Lall-Ramnarine, Professor in the department of Chemistry. Approximately 150 students, faculty and staff attended the event.

Additional organizers were the College’s Undergraduate Research Committee, the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI) team and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL).  Queensborough recently partnered with CCURI, which incorporates undergraduate research into community college curricula to engage students at the beginning of their academic career. (Read the news story on the college website)

Undergraduate Research Day PDF

UR Team Composition

Fall 2018

Department: Research Committee Representative

  • Art & Design: Kathleen Wentrack

  • Biological Sciences & Geology: Andrew Nguyen

  • Business: Christina Manzo

  • Chemistry: Sharon Lall-Ramnarine

  • Engineering Technology: Dugwon Seo

  • English: Melissa Dennihy

  • Foreign Lang. & Literature: Melida Sanchez

  • Health, Phys Ed., & Dance: Rezan Akpinar

  • History: Clarence Hall

  • Library: Christine (Mi-Seon) Kim

  • Mathematics & Computer Science: Andrew Bulawa

  • Music: Scott Litroff

  • Nursing: Georgina Colalillo

  • Physics: M. Chantale Damas

  • Social Sciences: Lakersha Smith

  • Speech Communication & Theatre Arts: Franca Ferrari-Bridgers

  • Office of Academic Affairs: Dean Shiang-Kwei Wang

  • Office of Sponsored Programs: Moira Adams

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.

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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.