Undergraduate Student Research

Lehigh University College of Arts and Sciences - Undergraduate students doing research

Within the College of Arts and Sciences, undergraduate research is mentored, self-directed work that enables you to explore an issue that interests you, and communicate the results to others. The projects involve inquiry, design, investigation, research, scholarship, discovery, application, writing and/or performance to a greater or lesser degree depending on the topic. There is often an immediate connection to a local, national, or international issue, and an increasing appreciation of the value of multidisciplinary approaches.

The departments and programs in the College offer an outstanding array of opportunities for students to undertake independent work whether you call it research, independent study, thesis, capstone projects or others listed below. Lehigh students take advantage of these opportunities at very high rates, especially compared to other institutions. In our college  the majority of our students take advantage of these opportunities. We encourage you to do so as well.  What are our students investigating? The presentations below are a sample of undergraduate researach opportunities in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Art, Architecture, and Design
Brian Monetti -- Reframe
Porsche Jackson -- Folding Archiecture
Laura Silvoy -- All Wrapped Up
James Suh, Wallace (Penn) Scott, Marcus B.V. Risland, Miguel Roman -- Xiphias Project
Biological Sciences
Gabrielle Navon, Caitlin Katrinic, Monica Rebielak -- The Effects of Androgens on the Aggressive Behavior of the Male Convict Cichlid
Natalya Surmachevska -- Shadowing in Lima, Peru
Liliana Ventura -- Exchanging Salvadorians for Dollars: The Effects of Remittances and Dollarization in El Salvador
Alexandra Mulrow, Natasha Burns, Emily Means -- Modern Miscellanies
Global Studies
International Relations
Elizabeth Shannon -- Running at Broughal 
Modern Languages and Literatures
Elizabeth Boig -- ABCDE-ABC de España
Political Science 
Kimberly Preusse, Jennifer Lewis, Carla Prieto, & Alexandra K. Frazer -- Consequences of Consonance: Sound Similarity Increases Semantic Interference
Religion Studies
Sociology and Anthropology
Nishika Vidanage and Nina Granberry -- Grillz: The Interesting and Complex Life of a Commodity 
Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies