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HPS Undergraduate Research

LBC Undergraduate Research Opportunities

You should always feel comfortable approaching any HPS professor to inquire about undergraduate research opportunities. If she/he/xe is not accepting new undergraduate research assistants, then she/he/xe will be able to direct you to other opportunities. Meanwhile, many LBC students have the opportunity to participate in course-based undergraduate research experiences in their upper-level HPS courses, LB290E or LB 490E independent study or LB 494 faculty-guided research. Several students have won awards for their undergraduate research projects. Students typically present their HPS research in the spring semester on campus at either URAAF or the LBC Undergraduate Research Symposium, or off-campus at STGlobal.

Dr. Georgina Montgomery

For several years now, Dr. Georgina M. Montgomery has hosted a women in science digital collection. Several undergraduates have published biographies of women in science on this website, which combines their research papers with links to archival sources. One student who published on this website went on to work with MSU's museum to create an exhibit about Eliza Burt Gamble, a Michigan woman who wrote works concerning evolutionary theory. You can find the exhibit by the Sparty's in Holmes Hall.

Dr. Logan Williams

Two of Dr. Williams' Briggs undergraduate research assistants (Brian Batayeh, Megan Wudkewych) and a Briggs student taking independent study LB290E with Dr. Williams (Alana O'Mara) have presented their work in the poster session at a graduate student HPS conference called STGlobal held annually at the National Academy of Science and the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C. Likewise, Alana O'Mara published her independent study paper in the graduate student peer-reviewed journal, Journal of Science Policy and Governance . Another of Dr. Williams' undergraduate research assistants (Sophia Borroni-Bird, an environmental engineer and LBC STEPPS minor) has twice presented posters at STGlobal and given one presentation at the first annual Bard College Center for Environmental Policy Asia-Environment Student Research Conference .

Dr. Daniel Menchik

Students working with me develop a shared foundation in medical sociology, and then interrogate, challenge, and contribute to that knowledge through group-based ethnography. In this research experience, students are able to move from knowledge consumers to knowledge producers. PAs have been able to experience this progression as they collaborate with each other and myself on a project. In one such recent project we have researched the conditions under which patients at Sparrow Hospital adhere to their surgeons´ post-operation expectations.


HPS Faculty Research On-Campus
HPS Faculty Affiliations and Membership Associations
Travel Support for Students to Present Research Off-Campus