The Intersection of Physics and Philosophy

“So originally, there was this idea of, oh, well, maybe the physical world behaves strangely; that things that are distant from each other can still have kind of a special connection.” – Gregg Jaeger This idea, which has its roots in work done at Boston University, was recognized on an international scale last year when […]

2023 Capstone Award Winners

On October 20, the Boston University College of General Studies celebrated the outstanding students who received awards for the Capstone projects they completed last May. The Capstone project is a 50-page research paper that CGS students complete in their sophomore year. Students draw on two years of interdisciplinary studies, working together as a team to synthesize […]

Student graduates with Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies

By Chelsea Feinstein Dylan Chow (’21, CAS’23) became the third student to graduate with the College of General Studies’ Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies this spring. The minor, introduced in spring 2021, focuses on the intersection of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, and the way that thinking across these disciplines can help to solve […]

The Science of Sabermetrics

By Gabrielle Drillis This summer, CGS Master Lecturer of Natural Sciences & Mathematics Leonard “Andy” Andres, and student E.J Wong (’21, CDS ‘23) showcased months of collaborative research at the Society for American Baseball Research’s annual conference in Baltimore, MD. Their project was driven by the desire to determine if there is a way to […]

2022 Capstone Award Winners

On October 21, the Boston University College of General Studies celebrated the outstanding students who received awards for the Capstone projects they completed last May. The Capstone project is a 50-page research paper that CGS students complete in their sophomore year. Students draw on two years of interdisciplinary studies, working together as a team to […]

A Look at Undergraduate Research: Women Writers in the Late Victorian Era

By Ella Nasca Before coming to campus for the first time in the fall of 2021, Fangqi (Doris) Luo (’22, CAS’24) excitedly looked through the CGS website to get a sense of what in-person studies would be like. Luo stumbled upon a section about the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning (CITL) and quickly became […]

A Look at Undergraduate Research: Covid-19’s Impact on the Airline Industry

By Julia Allard Since its outbreak, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit many industries hard, but few were more negatively impacted than air travel. Due to travel restrictions and widespread anxiety among consumers, many airlines struggled to fill seats during the first several months of the pandemic.  Intrigued by the effects of the pandemic in this […]

Capstone Diaries: Racial Disparities in the Covid-19 Pandemic

Capstone Diaries is a feature where CGS sophomores share their Capstone experience week by week, from choosing an idea to completing their oral defense. This installment is by Karel Tinkler (CGS ’21, COM ’23), a student on Team W whose project focused on racial disparities in the Covid-19 pandemic in Massachusetts. Week 1: Capstone Kickoff At the […]

Capstone Diaries: Student Surveillance and Privacy

Capstone Diaries is a feature where CGS sophomores share their Capstone experience week by week, from choosing an idea to completing their oral defense. This installment is by Mehreen Kamal (CGS ’21, CGS ‘23), a student on Team T whose project focused on student surveillance and privacy in online learning. Week 1: Choosing a topic The first […]

Capstone Diaries: Inequity in College Admissions

Capstone Diaries is a feature where CGS sophomores share their Capstone experience week by week, from choosing an idea to completing their oral defense. This installment is by Sarah Eckerson (CGS ’21, COM ’23), a student on Team U whose project focused on inequity in the U.S. college admissions system. Week 1: Kickoff Capstone 2021 kicked […]