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Undergraduate Research

Research drives every pursuit within the College of Human Ecology. Innovation in research, design, and practice is one of the key learning outcomes for our students. Each year approximately 500 students work with faculty members on research projects. These include basic laboratory research; clinical, social, and behavioral research with human participants; field-based studies; evaluation of programs, designs, and materials; and analysis of socioeconomic trends using large data sets.  These experiences build on and extend the research-based knowledge and critical thinking skills students gain in classes and provide valuable skills and perspectives that students bring to their careers and passions after Cornell, even if they do not pursue research careers.

See Exploring Undergraduate Research Opportunities for strategies about how to identify research opportunities.

See Undergraduate Research: Frequently Asked Questions for answers to common questions.

For additional information, including information about honors programs, contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies for your major. 

For information about summer research funding use the Funding link in the left navigation.


Research Opportunities from the CommunEcology Newsletter


Current Postings
Annual 2017 Humanities Showcase CALL FOR ABSTRACTS, Issue: 613

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS!
Do you have creative ideas, projects, and research developments in the Humanities & Arts? Come share them at the Annual 2017 Humanities Showcase!

The showcase will be divided into Oral Presentations and Poster/Physical Model/Artwork Display. If you are passionate about your work and would like to participate in this event, submit a description for your project today.

Influence and inspire others!

http://bit.do/showcase17

Deadline: April 17th 11:59 PM
Questions? email Andrea (ayl49@cornell.edu)


Annual 2017 Humanities Showcase
Wednesday, May 3rd 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Klarman Hall Atrium


Past Postings
Annual 2017 Humanities Showcase CALL FOR ABSTRACTS, Issue: 613

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS!
Do you have creative ideas, projects, and research developments in the Humanities & Arts? Come share them at the Annual 2017 Humanities Showcase!

The showcase will be divided into Oral Presentations and Poster/Physical Model/Artwork Display. If you are passionate about your work and would like to participate in this event, submit a description for your project today.

Influence and inspire others!

http://bit.do/showcase17

Deadline: April 17th 11:59 PM
Questions? email Andrea (ayl49@cornell.edu)


Annual 2017 Humanities Showcase
Wednesday, May 3rd 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Klarman Hall Atrium


2017 SUNY SURC Annual Undergraduate Research Conference, Issue: 612

Calling all Student Scholars and artists! The deadline for abstract submission for SURC 2017 at http://surc.itec.suny.edu is fast approaching!

Registration for the conference is open at the website and the deadline for abstract submission is February 17, 2017.
 
We are pleased to announce that distinguished biomedical researcher and President of Stony Brook University, Dr. Sam Stanley, will be the keynote speaker at SURC East at Suffolk County Community College (Brentwood, LI) on April 21 and that renown Genentech researcher, Dr. Diane Pennica, will be the keynote speaker at SURC West at SUNY Fredonia on April 22.

Students should go to the website at http://surc.itec.suny.edu to submit their abstract. Under Student Presentation students can find proposal guidelines, abstract examples, and instructions for oral presentations, poster presentations, and performances.

Please click on the SURC East or SURC West institutional logo at http://surc.itec.suny.edu to learn information about the keynote speakers, programming, logistics, travel, and more specific to each of the two host institutions: SURC East at SUNY Suffolk in Brentwood, Long Island and SURC West at SUNY Fredonia.


Annual 2017 Humanities Showcase CALL FOR ABSTRACTS, Issue: 612

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS!
Do you have creative ideas, projects, and research developments in the Humanities & Arts? Come share them at the Annual 2017 Humanities Showcase!

The showcase will be divided into Oral Presentations and Poster/Physical Model/Artwork Display. If you are passionate about your work and would like to participate in this event, submit a description for your project today.

Influence and inspire others!

http://bit.do/showcase17

Deadline: April 17th 11:59 PM
Questions? email Andrea (ayl49@cornell.edu)


Annual 2017 Humanities Showcase
Wednesday, May 3rd 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Klarman Hall Atrium


Undergraduate Research Opportunity - Application due today! , Issue: 610

Are you looking for an Undergraduate Research opportunity in Spring 2017? Join the Wells Lab! 

Gain valuable human subjects research experience with a team of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students examining the effects of nature on health, and the effectiveness of health and environmental behavior change interventions. RA's work in teams and individually. You may assist with planning research, pilot testing methods, data collection, data entry, data coding, and citation management. 3 credits, ~12 hours / week.

Prior research experience and research methods coursework strongly preferred (i.e., familiarity with hypotheses, variables, research design, literature reviews). A driver’s license is also preferred. Background / interests in health, psychology, environmental sustainability, design & environmental analysis and other fields welcome. Excellent writing and organizational skills needed. Limited number of openings.

For more information, please email Professor Nancy Wells (nmw2@cornell.edu) and doctoral student Kristin Aldred Cheek (kla74@cornell.edu) a letter of interest and a resume as soon as possible, but no later than Monday, January 30.


Undergraduate Research Opportunity - Application due today! , Issue: 609

Are you looking for an Undergraduate Research opportunity in Spring 2017? Join the Wells Lab! 

Gain valuable human subjects research experience with a team of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students examining the effects of nature on health, and the effectiveness of health and environmental behavior change interventions. RA's work in teams and individually. You may assist with planning research, pilot testing methods, data collection, data entry, data coding, and citation management. 3 credits, ~12 hours / week.

Prior research experience and research methods coursework strongly preferred (i.e., familiarity with hypotheses, variables, research design, literature reviews). A driver’s license is also preferred. Background / interests in health, psychology, environmental sustainability, design & environmental analysis and other fields welcome. Excellent writing and organizational skills needed. Limited number of openings.

For more information, please email Professor Nancy Wells (nmw2@cornell.edu) and doctoral student Kristin Aldred Cheek (kla74@cornell.edu) a letter of interest and a resume as soon as possible, but no later than Monday, January 30.


Call for Abstracts for CURB's Annual Fall Forum Poster Session, Issue: 601

The Cornell Undergraduate Research Board holds its annual Fall Forum Poster Session on November 16th.

Have you conducted research over the summer or in the past? Are you interested in gaining poster presentation skills in a professional setting? Prepare your own poster to showcase your research to student, faculty, and the entire Cornell community!

Submit the abstract from your research to the following link:
http://tinyurl.com/fall-forum-2016
Abstracts due Friday, November 4th by 11:59PM

If you have questions, please email Allison Byrne at amb525@cornell.edu.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON PRINTING FUNDS FOR CHE PRESENTERS
CHE students may request up to $36.00 toward printing posters (glossy paper 36”X42”) at Mann Library. The College will send the names of the students who are eligible for this credit to Mann Library. All CHE undergraduate CURB presenters may apply even if they are working with a faculty member outside of CHE. Students in other colleges may not apply even if they are working with CHE faculty members.

To request this credit, students should submit the following to Kenna Snow-Tompkins (kms3@cornell.edu) by Monday, October 31, 2016.

1) Name:
2) Net id:
3) Class Year:
4) Name of presentation:
5) Name of faculty research adviser:
6) Copy (electronic) of the abstract submitted to CURB:


Call for Abstracts for CURB's Annual Fall Forum Poster Session, Issue: 600

The Cornell Undergraduate Research Board holds its annual Fall Forum Poster Session on November 16th.

Have you conducted research over the summer or in the past? Are you interested in gaining poster presentation skills in a professional setting? Prepare your own poster to showcase your research to student, faculty, and the entire Cornell community!

Submit the abstract from your research to the following link:
http://tinyurl.com/fall-forum-2016
Abstracts due Friday, November 4th by 11:59PM

If you have questions, please email Allison Byrne at amb525@cornell.edu.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON PRINTING FUNDS FOR CHE PRESENTERS
CHE students may request up to $36.00 toward printing posters (glossy paper 36”X42”) at Mann Library. The College will send the names of the students who are eligible for this credit to Mann Library. All CHE undergraduate CURB presenters may apply even if they are working with a faculty member outside of CHE. Students in other colleges may not apply even if they are working with CHE faculty members.

To request this credit, students should submit the following to Kenna Snow-Tompkins (kms3@cornell.edu) by Monday, October 31, 2016.

1) Name:
2) Net id:
3) Class Year:
4) Name of presentation:
5) Name of faculty research adviser:
6) Copy (electronic) of the abstract submitted to CURB:


Undergraduate Research 101, Issue: 596

Are you interested in making research a part of your Cornell experience?

Attend Undergraduate Research 101. There will be presentations by:
Cornell Faculty
CU Research Board
CU Research Advisors
Engineering Project Teams
The Research Paper
Cornell Abroad

Pizza will be served.


Political Research Opportunity, Issue: 594
Want to learn more about political advertisements and how candidates for political office discuss health issues?

Then consider joining the WesCo (Wesleyan and Cornell) Media Project!

Public discourse by political officials (and those who seek these position by running for public office) is a crucial link in identifying key social problems and translating proposed solutions into actionable policies to support and sustain healthy populations and policies. Yet we know little about how politicians talk about health-related issues or how references to health topics might vary across the U.S.

In this project, students will watch political advertisements from the 2012 and 2016 election cycles (ranging from Presidential ads to city council ads), and analyze and tag these ads using a codebook. Applicants should be highly motivated, detail oriented, and organized.

Students should expect to work 7-10 hours a week, and can choose to receive either course credit or cash compensation ($12/hour).

Please contact Emma Jesch at eaj54@cornell.edu to start the application process.

Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed for Paid, Off-Campus Data Collection, Issue: 594

Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed for Paid, Off-Campus Data Collection for Department of Communication Research Project

Overview and Description
Professors Sahara Byrne and Jeff Niederdeppe seek undergraduate research assistants for field work, data collection and participant recruitment related to a communication research project about graphic warning labels on cigarette packages funded by the National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration. The project has two primary populations: middle schools students and low income adult smokers. This project involves off campus data collection in urban and rural sites within ~5 hours of Ithaca.

Find out more about the projects and how to apply here. Applications are due by Friday, September 16, 2016.