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.

2021 Undergraduate Research Day

The 6th Annual Undergraduate Research Day: Showcasing UR Across the Disciplines

Please Join us as we showcase Faculty-Led UR efforts with Students

Friday, December 3, 2021
10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Zoom (Register)

Submit an abstract / proposal* by 11/21/21
Recorded video presentations (voice over poster / PowerPoint slides or performance) will be due by 11/28/21. Deadlines will not be extended.

All faculty engaging students in all forms of UR are encouraged to participate with their students.

*Submissions will be 5-minute video presentations. We encourage submissions from all disciplines and all modalities (one-on-one apprenticeship model, research courses, research in the classroom). Projects that consist of literature review, research plans and preliminary results are encouraged. We recommend that students should be a lead presenter on only one submission.

Support for all faculty and students preparing virtual presentations:

Presentation Preparation Workshop
Presented by Dr. Paul Sideris

Learn how to prepare and deliver presentations virtually for Undergraduate Research Day.
Date: November 10, 12:10-1:10 PM (Link to Live Virtual Presentation: To Be Posted Soon)

Hosted by the QCC Office of Research, the Undergraduate Research Day planning team (Dr. Andrew Bulawa, Dr. Tirandai Hemraj-Benny, Dr. Sharon Lall-Ramnarine, Dr. Joan Petersen, Dr. Rommel Robertson & Dr. Rex Taibu) and the Research Committee

2020 Undergraduate Research Day

The 5th Annual Undergraduate Research Day: Showcasing UR Across the Disciplines

Over 200 people attended UR Day via Zoom.

Thank you for attending our 5th Annual Undergraduate Research Day — a day that we set aside each year to celebrate the achievements of our dedicated students and faculty mentors.

Engaging in undergraduate research is always a challenging endeavor, but never as much as this year. In March, we were faced with the reality of not being able to meet in person for the foreseeable future. Our minds became focused on our health and the health of our loved ones. We were forced to transition to online teaching and learning. Many of us were accustomed to research projects that involved laboratory benchwork, museum visits, and in-person meetings. How could we continue with research while facing so many other challenges and distractions?

Despite these seemingly insurmountable obstacles, our devoted faculty got to work adapting their UR projects to an on-line format. Through their efforts, students have continued to stay connected to research in several ways. These include conducting extensive literature reviews, collecting survey data, using on-line tutorials/simulations, and several other methods. Projects have utilized museum archives, case studies, field observations, and remote data analysis. This year's presentations are a testament to the success of adapting research to the remote format. In the process, we have made great strides in our technological skills. More importantly, we learned about perseverance, creativity and flexibility in our approaches to research.

2019 Undergraduate Research Day

View the 2019 Undergraduate Research Day Photobook

Group Photo of Undergraduate Research Day 2019
Group Photo of Undergraduate Research Day 2019

2018 Undergraduate Research Day Program

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

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