National studies show that collaborations with a faculty mentor can boost undergraduate students’ topic mastery and professional development in major ways. The SUNY New Paltz Undergraduate Research Office — more commonly known as the Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (RSCA) office — is committed to supporting those collaborations.
Part of our support is through small grants that fund the collaborative projects, during the academic year (AYURE grants) or summer (SURE grants), thanks to the generous backing of the Office of Academic Affairs.
We also provide students opportunities to present their projects. Each May, we host a Student Research Symposium that is open to all students. And we support students and their faculty mentors with travel grants to present their work professionally, at conference sites near and far.