Undergraduate Research Experience
The CGS Undergraduate Research Experience, funded by the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning, is a unique opportunity for students to work directly with CGS faculty members on current research projects while earning a stipend for their research work. Faculty model effective research skills and teach students how they can contribute to an academic community, participate in clinical research and more. Students learn to think and write more critically and to plan and conduct sustained academic projects.
Students may apply to work directly with a certain CGS faculty member, or they may work with Associate Dean Megan Sullivan, director of CITL, to find a research opportunity that matches their interests and passions. Visit the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning (Room 215) to talk about the opportunities available and take a look at what some of our research teams have accomplished below. Find out more about other research opportunities at CGS and across campus (including directed study for class credit), and fill out an application.
Featured in Boston University Alumni Association video: undergraduate research on the historical cures for diseases
Featured in the Boston Globe: Undergraduate research on the origins of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Featured in BU Today: Ebenezer Scrooge: Made in Massachusetts?
Featured in Boston University Alumni Association video: Sandy Buerger, lecturer of natural sciences and mathematics, and CGS undergraduate student researcher Alex Strelko