Undergraduate research

Meet the Researcher: Sarah Tsuruo ’21 (CLAS) 

October 22, 2020

Sarah Tsuruo ’21 (CLAS) says pursuing a multifaceted career as an undergraduate researcher requires determination.

Summer Undergraduate Researcher Grace Nichols ’20 (CLAS)

July 24, 2019

“A topic you might learn about in one slide or one lecture, you are now going in depth on and on the front lines,” says Grace Nichols ’20 (CLAS).

Summer Undergraduate Researcher Christian Connors ’20 (CLAS)

July 17, 2019

‘With insects, there is this hidden guild of organisms that are secretly controlling insect numbers,’ says Christian Connors, who is conducting research on insect parasitoids.

Summer Undergraduate Researcher Sarah Baker ’20 (CLAS)

July 10, 2019

Baker, a SURF award recipient, is researching the eastern red-backed salamander, which is found in woodlands close to the Storrs campus.

Summer Undergraduate Researcher Ian Sands ’20 (ENG)

June 28, 2019

‘Doing research in a lab gives you a sense of responsibility that the classroom does not. Nothing is set up for you,’ says SURF award recipient Ian Sands.

The Struggle to Find Affordable Housing in Hartford

April 17, 2019

A new exhibit at the Dodd Center, opening April 17, documents the racism and discrimination that many Hartford residents have experienced over the years, leaving them with little access to affordable housing.

Women in the Arts: Setting the Record Straight

April 1, 2019

During a day-long event at two UConn campuses on April 1, students, faculty, and staff edited Wikipedia to ensure the inclusion of female artists.

Student-driven Project Seeks to Address Food Insecurity on Campus

February 12, 2019

UConn, like other colleges and universities nationwide, has students who face food insecurity. Two undergraduates are working to address the situation here.

More Data, Lower Cost – DIY Electronics Tackle Global Change

January 17, 2019

UConn researchers developed low-cost environmental sensor units to facilitate the collection of fine-scale data. Now they’re making them available to others.

Stopping the Resistance of Cancer Cells to Treatment

September 24, 2018

UConn researchers have discovered molecules that could make cancer cells more vulnerable to chemotherapy.

A Cyborg Cockroach Could Someday Save Your Life

September 6, 2018

UConn engineers’ microcircuit could improve control of futuristic biobots.