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Undergraduate Research

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Eastern students conduct research in every major. Unlike at larger institutions, where faculty-mentored research is chiefly conducted by graduate students, Eastern students can start conducting professional research as early as their freshman year. Research projects can be team-based and part of a class or conducted as independent study. Students also have a host of presentation and publication opportunities to share their research and learn valuable professional/academic skills in the process. Faculty mentors in each academic department support student researchers, with overall coordination provided by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity.

Presenting Your Research

Poster on the hill

Posters on the Hill

This annual research conference at the U.S. Capitol brings together undergraduate students representing their states. Eastern students have presented their research at Posters on the Hill and represented Connecticut the past six straight years and eight of the past 13.

NCUR

NCUR

Hundreds of students from across America attend the annual National Conference for Undergraduate Research.  In recent years, Eastern has sent twice as many students as all the other colleges in Connecticut combined. In 2019, Eastern was the top school in New England!

CREATE

CREATE

Each year at the on-campus Celebrating Research Excellence and Artistic Talent at Eastern conference, more than 300 students from all majors present their research, showcase their artwork, perform on stage and share their research and creative talents with the community.

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“Students who conduct undergraduate research get better grades, stay in school and graduate at higher rates, and set themselves up for success in graduate school and professional careers.”

Professor Carlos Escoto, Coordinator
Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

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State-of-the-Art Technology

Motion Capture

Motion Capture

Confocal Microscope

Confocal Microscope

3D Printing

3D Printing

3D Projection in Thread City

3D Projection in Thread City

Digital History

Digital History

Virtual Dissection

Virtual Dissection

For more information:
escotoe@easternct.edu or (860) 465-0263

Student Researchers Tell Us...

Catherine Falvey ’17
National Science Foundation

Catherine Falvey ’17

Mathematics and Economics major Catherine Falvey participated in a mathematics research project in California funded by the National Science Foundation. "I am honored to have been able to work under a NSF grant. I gained valuable research experience as well as insight into working on a team. It gave us an idea of the ups and downs that come with doing research."

Michael Beckstein ’18
NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium

Michael Beckstein ’18

Michael Beckstein joined Economics Professor Brendan Cunningham on a summer research project titled "The Efficient Use of Space Orbit," funded by the NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium. “The most interesting thing I found in my research was the vast amount of detail and work that goes into every satellite launch, as well as the wide array of purposes that satellites have.”

Julia Underhill ’18
Early Labor Movement

Julia Underhill ’18

Labor Relations and Human Resource Management major Julia Underhill researched women’s involvement in the early labor movement. “Eastern supports their student researchers in multiples ways, whether through one-on-one mentorship, conference opportunities or assistance with the publication process. Such close partnership with a faculty mentor is rare, so I’m thankful for the supportive atmosphere Eastern provides to those pursuing research.”