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Undergraduate Research

Welcome to City Tech's Undergraduate Research Website

The goal of City Tech's undergraduate research program is to ensure that all students have access to undergraduate research opportunities. We are committed to the principle that research is a learning experience leading to deeper understanding of concepts taught in the classroom, through their application to discover new knowledge or solve societal problems. We strive to support:

  1. Undergraduates by connecting them with faculty mentors, providing professional development and opportunities to show case and celebrate their work.
  2. Faculty mentors by advertising their research interests, providing mentorship on mentoring, fund raising in order to provide additional resources, guidance on incorporation of research into the curriculum, and recognition of their contributions.

Contact Information:

Prof. Hamid Norouzi, Director of Undergraduate Research (undergraduateresearch@citytech.cuny.edu).

Prof. Diana Samaroo, Associate Director of Undergraduate Research (undergraduateresearch@citytech.cuny.edu)

Undergraduate Research Committee membership: Professors: Ralph Alcendor, Nadia Benakli, Monica Berger, Susan Davide, Aida Egues, Katherine Gregory, Pa Her, Ellen Kim, Xiaohai Li, Zory Marantz, Masa Nakamura, Hamid Norouzi (Chair), Akm Rahman, Katherine Poirier, Jonas Reitz, Jody Rosen, Diana Samaroo, Robert Walljasper, Angran Xiao, and Lin Zhou.

Associate Provost Reginald Blake, Namm 320

Emerging Scholars Program

The Emerging Scholars Program provides students with an opportunity to apply what was learned in the class room to discover new knowledge, solve real-world problems and develop professionally while working with faculty to advance their scholarly endeavors. The program includes specially designed workshops for students offered by the Undergraduate Research Committee, preparation of an abstract and participation in the Honors/Emerging Scholars poster session. Participating students must complete online training through Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) within the first six weeks.The Emerging Scholars Program provides a $500 stipend for full-time students (enrolled for 12 or more credits) and a $250 stipend for part-time students (enrolled in 11 or fewer credits) for conducting research with a faculty member. Some funding for student travel to professional conferences to present results is available.

Part I of a two-part application is found (online), and should be filled out by students who already have a faculty mentor to work with or are looking for one, and are interested in participating in the ESP.

Spring 2024 ESP Application

Emerging Scholars Program Application - Part II

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is a fellowship research program with funded opportunities for students to complete laboratory research with a faculty mentor. Students must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident; be enrolled full-time with a GPA of at least 2.5, with a maximum of 45 credits completed prior to the start of the Spring 2024 semester; and participate in a STEM-related research project. This current application is for Spring 2024 to Summer 2024 only. Students cannot participate in both the Emerging Scholars Program (ESP) and LSAMP in the same semester.

Applications for Spring 2024-Summer 2024 research experience are accepted until February 23rd, 2024.

Part I of the two-part application should be completed online, once a mentor and project has been identified.

2024 LSAMP Application

LSAMP Part II

CUNY Immersive Research Experience (CIRE)

The CUNY Immersive Research Experience (CIRE) provides funded research experiences for baccalaureate degree students over a one-year period. Full-time rising junior and rising seniors in qualifying STEM programs may participate. Students should commit to being part of the program for one full academic year plus the following summer. Students must maintain full-time enrollment status while in the program. The goal of the program is to encourage undergraduate participation in authentic research, to increase persistence in STEM disciplines (including social and behavioral sciences), and to prepare advanced undergraduate students for graduate programs and the professional workforce.

This new opportunity will become available in the 2024-2025 academic year. Applications will be posted in August 2024.

The application will consist of two parts. Part 1 to be completed by student. Part 2 to be completed by the mentor and student.

CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP)

The CUNY Research Scholars Program provides funded laboratory experiences for associate degree students (or baccalaureate students with less than 50 credits completed) over a one-year period. The goal of the program is to encourage undergraduate students to participate in authentic research and to increase persistence in STEM disciplines.
Applications for year 2023-2024 are accepted until September 28th, 2023.

Part I of the two-part application should be completed online once a mentor and project has been identified:

2023-2024 CRSP Application

CRSP Part II

Abstracts and Posters

Emerging Scholars Program (ESP)

CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP)

Baccalaureate Research Scholars Program (BRSP)

BRSP - Spring 2016 Book of Posters

Abstracts of the Baccalaureate Research Scholars Program Spring 2016

The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

LSAMP - Book of Posters Fall 2021

LSAMP - Book of Abstracts Spring 2021

LSAMP Spring 2021 Book of Posters

LSAMP - Book of Abstracts Fall 2020

LSAMP Fall 2020 Book of Posters

LSAMP Spring 2020 Book of Abstracts

LSAMP Spring 2020 Book of Posters

LSAMP - Book of Abstracts Fall 2019

LSAMP - Fall 2019 Book of Posters

LSAMP Spring 2019 Book of Abstracts