Our students can do leading edge research. Our faculty mentor you in research projects that give you real world experience using state-of-the-art instruments and give you valuable work experience for your future career. Our students have presented at many national conferences and have published their research in high impact scientific journals. If you are interested in doing research, you should talk to a professor who is doing research in a field you are interested in. Click here to explore the research activities of our Faculty.
We also provide financial and academic assistance options to help you conduct research: Goldwater Scholarship The Goldwater Scholarship is targeted for students planning for a research career in Math, Science or Engineering. Those students that are selected among the nominees will receive $7,500 per year to be applied towards the costs of their undergraduate education. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship The Udall Foundation awards scholarship ito college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. In 2018, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 50 scholarships of up to $7,000 each. CUNY Research Scholars Program The CUNY Research Scholars Program provides funded laboratory experiences for Associate degree students over a one-year period. The goal of the program is to encourage undergraduate participation in authentic research and to increase persistence in STEM disciplines. Students receive 400 hours of mentoring from faculty members and participate in programming offered at their campuses, including sessions on laboratory safety, public speaking and poster preparation.
The Elsevier Women in S.T.E.M. Scholarship (open for application Spring I 2020) The Elsevier Women in S.T.E.M program is part of LaGuardia's broader effort to expand and strengthen STEM education. This long-term initiative seeks to provide new opportunities to LAGCC students and encourage diversity within S.T.E.M. fields. The scholarships include research scholarships to conduct research with a S.T.E.M mentor, child-care assistance and incentive to graduate scholarships. Please click here to APPLY for the scholarships. International students are eligible and should apply.
Deadline for Spring I 2020 is May 30th at 5PM. Winners will be notified on June 15th, 2020 at 5PMApplications are open every Spring I semester. Please email Dr. Preethi Radhakrishnan with any questions.
NIH Bridges program at LaGuardia Community College LaGuardia Community College's 'Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program' provides mentored research experiences to qualified minority, disadvantaged or disabled students. The LaGuardia Bridges program has formed a consortium with three exceptional four year colleges, the City College of New York, Hunter College, and Queens College, to provide challenging research experiences in the biomedical and behavioral sciences for the underrepresented college students (women, minorities, the disabled, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds) that LaGuardia serves.