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Undergraduate Research

Research drives every pursuit within the College of Human Ecology. Innovation in research, design, and practice is one of the key learning outcomes for our students. Each year approximately 500 students work with faculty members on research projects. These include basic laboratory research; clinical, social, and behavioral research with human participants; field-based studies; evaluation of programs, designs, and materials; and analysis of socioeconomic trends using large data sets.  These experiences build on and extend the research-based knowledge and critical thinking skills students gain in classes and provide valuable skills and perspectives that students bring to their careers and passions after Cornell, even if they do not pursue research careers.

See Exploring Undergraduate Research Opportunities for strategies about how to identify research opportunities.

See Undergraduate Research: Frequently Asked Questions for answers to common questions.

For additional information, including information about honors programs, contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies for your major. 

For information about summer research funding use the Funding link in the left navigation.


Research Opportunities from the CommunEcology Newsletter


Current Postings
Summer Research Opportunity, Issue: 551

If you are interested in pursuing a career in mental health, a project description and application are attached.

click on:  https://communecology.human.cornell.edu/attachments/cdb2_Camp RA Application 2015_ FINAL (4) (2).pdf

 


Past Postings
Summer Research Opportunity, Issue: 551

If you are interested in pursuing a career in mental health, a project description and application are attached.

click on:  https://communecology.human.cornell.edu/attachments/cdb2_Camp RA Application 2015_ FINAL (4) (2).pdf

 


Summer Research Opportunity, Issue: 550

If you are interested in pursuing a career in mental health, a project description and application are attached.

click on:  https://communecology.human.cornell.edu/attachments/cdb2_Camp RA Application 2015_ FINAL (4) (2).pdf

 


Human Ecology Spring 2015 Research Symposium Accepting Abstracts, Issue: 549
The Human Ecology Research Committee as part of the Dean's Undergraduate Advisory Council is now accepting abstracts for the Human Ecology Spring 2015 Research Symposium. The symposium will be held in the Human Ecology Commons on April 30th and showcases all the cutting edge research conducted in Human Ecology by undergraduate students.

Abstracts must be submitted by April 23rd using this submission form. This event is open to all Human Ecology students and any students outside of Human Ecology who work in Human Ecology research laboratories. This will be a catered event and is a great way to learn about research done in Human Ecology. Any questions can be directed towards research.ugac@gmail.com

Summer Research Opportunities, Issue: 549
Undergraduate research assistants are needed during the summer to work on projects relating to development of autobiographical memory, self conceptualization and emotion knowledge in the cultural contexts. Undergraduates who are Chinese-proficient are preferred, but all are encouraged to apply.

If interested, please contact Jessie Koh at bk94@cornell.edu

Human Ecology Faculty Research Panel , Issue: 528
Are you interested in participating in research during your time at Cornell? If so, attend the Human Ecology Faculty Research Panel. This is a great opportunity to meet professors, learn more about current research being conducted on campus, and gain insight on research opportunities available to undergrads. 

The research topics include: 
Identify Processes and Purpose in Life 
Comparative Cognitive Neuroscience 
Maternal and Early Nutrition 
Population and Public Policy 
The Environment of Childhood Poverty 
Fashion Technology and Sustainable Apparel 

Please RSVP by September 29th! 



Research Assistant needed in Social Cognition Development Lab, Issue: 525

The Social Cognition Development Lab investigates children's autobiographical memory, self and emotional development in the cultural contexts. We are currently recruiting highly motivated undergraduate research assistants. Understanding or reading Chinese would be a plus.

To find more information about the lab: http://www.human.cornell.edu/hd/socialcognition/index.cfm
and the director of the lab: http://www.human.cornell.edu/bio.cfm?netid=qw23

If interested, please contact Yang Yang at yy472@cornell.edu.


Opportunities for Research, Issue: 524
Undergraduate research assistants are needed to work on various projects relating to children's narrative skills, emotion knowledge and socio-emotional well-being in the cultural contexts. Undergraduates who are Chinese-proficient are preferred, but all are encouraged to apply, if interested. Please contact Jessie Koh at bk94@cornell.edu
Human Ecology Spring 2014 Research Symposium Accepting Abstracts, Issue: 520
The Dean's Undergraduate Advisory Council is now accepting abstracts for their Spring 2014 Human Ecology Research Symposium! If you're a Human Ecology student in any research lab or a student in a Human Ecology lab, you are eligible to present your research to peers, friends, and faculty. Students looking for research lab positions are also strongly encouraged to attend the event, as there will be lab representatives from various labs who are recruiting undergraduate students. The deadline for abstract submission is April 15th. The event will take place in the Human Ecology Commons on May 1st, and will include refreshments! This is a perfect opportunity to practice presenting your research and to see what other Cornellians are studying! Submit your abstract here: Abstract Any questions can be sent to research.ugac@gmail.com.
Human Ecology Summer Research Stipends for Undergraduates, Issue: 513
The College of Human Ecology provides a limited number of $4,000 stipends to CHE undergraduates who will be involved in full-time summer research with a CHE faculty member. Both the student and the faculty member must be in CHE. Students and their faculty mentors must both submit applications. Students should work with faculty members in preparing the 2-3 page proposal that is required as part of the application. All currently enrolled CHE students may apply provided that they have a CHE faculty research advisor, are in good academic standing, and will be continuing as CHE undergraduate students in the fall semester. Students must be available for a full-time, 8-week summer research position. Simultaneous enrollment in courses is not permitted. Students must submit short reports at the end of the research experience. Faculty members must review and approve the student’s application proposal before the student submits it and also submit a separate application. Faculty members must provide on-site supervision during the student’s 8-week summer research experience. • Download Student Application Student Application • Download Faculty Application Faculty Application Application deadline for 2014 is Wednesday, March 5th at 3:00 PM. For more information contact Kenna Snow-Tompkins at kms3@cornell.edu.
Human Ecology Summer Research Stipends for Undergraduates, Issue: 512
The College of Human Ecology provides a limited number of $4,000 stipends to CHE undergraduates who will be involved in full-time summer research with a CHE faculty member. Both the student and the faculty member must be in CHE. Students and their faculty mentors must both submit applications. Students should work with faculty members in preparing the 2-3 page proposal that is required as part of the application. All currently enrolled CHE students may apply provided that they have a CHE faculty research advisor, are in good academic standing, and will be continuing as CHE undergraduate students in the fall semester. Students must be available for a full-time, 8-week summer research position. Simultaneous enrollment in courses is not permitted. Students must submit short reports at the end of the research experience. Faculty members must review and approve the student’s application proposal before the student submits it and also submit a separate application. Faculty members must provide on-site supervision during the student’s 8-week summer research experience. • Download Student Application Student Application • Download Faculty Application Faculty Application Application deadline for 2014 is Wednesday, March 5th at 3:00 PM. For more information contact Kenna Snow-Tompkins at kms3@cornell.edu.