Undergraduate Research

Research is fundamental to every academic discipline. Undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to become actively involved in the research process within their major department. Working with a faculty member on meaningful scholarship offers benefits beyond the GPA.

What are the Benefits of Undergraduate Research?1

  • Enhances student learning through mentoring relationships with faculty.
  • Increases retention.
  • Increases enrollment in graduate education and provides effective career preparation.
  • Develops critical thinking, creativity, problem solving and intellectual independence.
  • Develops an understanding of research methodology.
  • Promotes an innovation-oriented culture.

1 [From the Council on Undergraduate Research, www.cur.org]

Director of Undergraduate Research, SJC Long Island
Teresa Tannazzo, Ph.D., Psychology

Undergraduate Research Advisory Committee, SJC Long Island
William Bengston, Ph.D., Human Relations
Kirk Lawrence, Ph.D., Sociology
Dawn Lee, M.F.A., Fine Arts
Cheyne Miller, M.Phil., Mathematics and Computer Science
Judith Phagan, D.A., English
Konstantine Rountos , Ph.D., Biology
Vasil Skenderi, Ph.D., Mathematics and Computer Science
Lisa Tafuro, Ph.D., Communication Studies