Student Research

  • Rebecca Van Buren explains her research to Dr. Chris Lee at the 2015 Undergraduate Research Conference.
    Rebecca Van Buren explains her research to Dr. Chris Lee at the 2015 Undergraduate Research Conference.
  • A&S Biochemistry and Chemistry students won individual and chapter awards at both the regional and national meetings of the American Chemical Society
    A&S Biochemistry and Chemistry students won individual and chapter awards at both the regional and national meetings of the American Chemical Society
  • 2015 Undergraduate Research Conference
    2015 Undergraduate Research Conference
  • Marco Notaro explains his research to Dr. Robert Kane at the 2015 Undergraduate Research Conference.
    Marco Notaro explains his research to Dr. Robert Kane at the 2015 Undergraduate Research Conference.
  • Communication & Liberal Arts Students Presenting at RIT Research conference
    Communication & Liberal Arts Students Presenting at RIT Research conference

Getting Involved in Undergraduate Research

Niagara offers many opportunities for students to pursue research opportunities. Talk to your advisor or faculty to see how to get involved in undergraduate research opportunities. Check out some of these opportunities for student research on this page.  

Student Media & Publications

Students interested in writing, poetry, photography and editing can find a variety of opportunities to get involved on campus. Be sure to check out the writing, YouTube clips of slam poetry and streaming radio through the links below.

Undergraduate Research Conference

The Undergraduate Research Conference is an annual event planned by the Niagara University Honors Program, which highlights student research in both poster and panel presentations. (Photo Gallery)

Professional & Academic Conferences

Each year, many NU students and faculty attend regional and national professional conferences related to their disciplines. Our students often come back with awards and grants from the regional and national conferences.

Some recent examples include:

Leaders in Student-Faculty Research

The College of Arts and Sciences strives to be a leader in student-faculty research opportunities. Below are some of the examples that illustrate our pursuit of that goal.

Student Faculty Joint Publications

Each year a number of faculty and students publish jointly authored research articles in professional journals. To find out more about these opportunities, follow the link below.

Council of Undergraduate Research Quarterly Recognition

The summer 2009 issue of the  Council of Undergraduate Research Quarterly  features a cover story by Seneca Vaught, which focuses on  student research in the college. The article, "Telling Tales in Two Cities: How Historical Undergraduate Research can Inform Urban Policy and Dismiss Urban Legends," is also accompanied by a description of a student-faculty research project by Ronny Priefer.

Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU)

In 2008, the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) hosted the inaugural Undergraduate Research Exposition to showcase undergraduate research throughout New York state. Conference attendance was competitive with selection by a panel of CICU faculty. Two science entries, one history and one English abstract, were selected from Niagara University. (Photo Gallery)

The CICU article, Fighting Cancer, mentions Niagara student research.

Research Opportunities

Collaborative Research with Professors

  • Volunteer work, labwork, grant work

Conference Presentations

Internships / Co-ops with a research focus

Honors Theses

Research Courses

  • Course Projects, Papers
  • Independent / Individual studies
  • Research Methods Courses

Senior Seminars