Undergraduate Research Day

Contact Us

Room: M-Building, M-400
Phone: (718) 482-5400

LaGuardia’s Undergraduate Research Day is dedicated to promoting and facilitating research experiences for students. This is an interdisciplinary and collaborative research conference where students from different areas of research showcase their research work.

This year’s 7th annual Undergraduate Research Day will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, in the Mainstage Theater Lobby (2nd floor of E-building) from 2– 5 p.m. This is an in-person poster presentation event.

Timeline and Format

  • Monday, April 15: Deadline to submit Abstracts.
  • Friday, May 3: Deadline to submit posters and recorded presentations.
  • Wednesday, May 15: Registration deadline to attend the in-person event.
  • Thursday, May 16– Tuesday, May 21: Online viewing period
  • Wednesday, May 22: In-Person poster presentation

Undergraduate Research Day begins with a student work showcase on Digication (ePortfolio) from Thursday, May 16– Tuesday, May 21. Posters and brief 1– 3-minute recorded presentations will be accessible to the entire college community during this time. The committee will evaluate the posters throughout this period.

The in-person student poster presentation event will be on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, in the Mainstage Theater Lobby (located on the 2nd floor of the E-building) from 2- 5 p.m. During this time, students will showcase their posters and discuss their research with the attending audience.

Please note that presenters, or at least one participant from each team, must be present throughout the entirety of the event, from 2- 5 p.m. on May 22.

We encourage faculty from all departments to invite their students to participate in LaGuardia’s 7th Undergraduate Research Day event. All student presenters must have completed CITI training and submit their certification with their poster. All student presenters will have an opportunity to apply for up to three Digital Badges to help showcase their skills and achievements attained through participation in the Undergraduate Research Day.

Undergraduate Research Day Committee Members

Doyel Pal (Co-chair)Pratikkumar Rathod (Co-chair)
Evelyn BurgYevgeniya Granovskaya
ShinHi HanNiki Jones

For any questions about the conference, please email Dr. Doyel Pal (dpal@lagcc.cuny.edu) and Dr. Pratikkumar Rathod (prathod@lagcc.cuny.edu).

Many thanks to the former members of the Undergraduate Research Day Committee:

  • Tuli Chatterji 
  • Maria Entezari – founding member 
  • M. Anne O’Reilly 
  • Dusana Podlucka 
  • Kasey Powers 
  • Derek Stadler

Register to Attend

This registration form is required for the following:

  • The student presenter
  • Any student who wishes to attend the event
  • All interested LaGuardia Staff
  • All interested LaGuardia Faculty

Registration will be open until May 15, 2024.

For questions about accessibility, to request a Sign Language Interpreter or another accommodation to participate in this event, please email Dr. Doyel Pal (dpal@lagcc.cuny.edu) and Dr. Pratikkumar Rathod (prathod@lagcc.cuny.edu).
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Digital Badges

Participation in Undergraduate Research Day: Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Research Conference may qualify you to earn up to three Digital Badges:

  • Critical Thinking / Problem Solving Digital Badge – Recognizes reasoning and assessment strategies to analyze inquiries, make decisions and overcome problems. The individual is able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, to reflect and draw conclusions.
  • Experiential Learning Digital Badge – Recognizes skills and competencies students develop while participating in undergraduate research or co-curricular activities that provide meaningful service to a STEM-focused effort.
  • Teamwork/ Collaboration Digital Badge – Recognizes the ability to build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints. The individual is able to incorporate their knowledge/ideas and successfully integrate themselves within a team structure to complete any given task.

What is a digital badge?

A digital badge is a visual representation of knowledge and skills you have developed through particular learning experiences.

Digital badges can be earned at LaGuardia and displayed on ePortfolio and LinkedIn to help showcase achievements in ways that resumes, CVs, and even college transcripts fail to communicate.

To apply for one or more Digital Badges please complete the Digital Badges Student Application Form by May 29, 2024. As part of your badge application, you will be asked to reflect on your Undergraduate Research Day Conference experience. Please aim to submit your badge application shortly after the event.

Please note that we will contact your faculty mentor, on your behalf, for a testimonial supporting your critical thinking and teamwork abilities, once you submit your badge application.