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 […]

Senior Spotlight 2021

To celebrate the Class of 2021, we asked graduates who attended CGS to share their memories, proudest accomplishments, and plans for the future. Congratulations Class of 2021! Amanda Fay, CGS and CAS, Psychology Major What student organizations have you been involved in? BU Women’s Soccer What do you have planned for the future? Recently accepted […]

A Look at Undergraduate Research: Brexit’s Toll on the United Kingdom

By Grace Chen When Megan Lau (CGS ’21) traveled to London during her gap semester, the trip sparked an interest in the impact Brexit left on the United Kingdom. With the help of the CGS Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning (CITL)’s undergraduate research program, Lau was able to translate that interest into a 20-page […]

A Look at Undergraduate Research: Boston’s Last Surviving Salt Marsh

By Meghan Bohannon Several hundred years ago, when colonists ventured into the Boston area, they came across land sprawling with wetlands, mudflats, and salt marshes. Since then, much of the area has been filled in with landfill to build the city we know today. But though the urban landscape of Boston has changed dramatically over […]

Seven Years of Impact: A Q&A with Megan Sullivan

On July 1, Megan Sullivan will step down from her role as Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning after seven years. In her time as Director and Associate Dean, Sullivan led CITL through a period of growth and development during which undergraduate research grants […]

My CGS: A Q&A with Tyler Davis

Tyler Davis (CGS ’20, COM ’22) spent her gap semester pursuing her passion – film. An internship with the San Francisco International Film Festival turned into an opportunity to have one of her own short films played at the festival.

Students present undergraduate research projects

The Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning offers undergraduates an opportunity to partner with College of General Studies faculty on research projects. During the Undergraduate Research Forum on Feb. 4, seven students presented their research to Mike Gould, the donor that made that work possible. Gould said to the students, he “wants people to grow and thought this would be an opportunity to challenge yourself.” 

Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Time at CGS

The College of General Studies offers much more than just what you learn in the classroom. By taking advantage of all that CGS has to offer, you’ll set yourself up for success, from your gap semester through Capstone and beyond. As a current junior and former CGS student, I’ve seen firsthand the many ways that CGS can help you grow as both a student and a leader. Here are some tips that helped me to get the most out of my CGS experience.

A Look at Undergraduate Research: The Robot Revolution

College of General Studies Lecturer Joelle Renstrom is writing a new book about robotics and artificial intelligence. With the assistance of undergraduate researcher Sofia Zalaquett (CGS’19, CAS’21), Renstrom is diving into topics such as technological unemployment, love and sex with robots, artist robots, and the always-intriguing question of robot consciousness.