Student and faculty working together

On-Campus Research

Gordon provides unique opportunities for students to work one on one with faculty on innovative research projects. From these mentoring collaborations, students at Gordon have produced papers in peer-reviewed journals, research presentations, art installations, and film features.

Undergraduate Research Symposium Day: Each year in May the Gordon community gathers in the Ken Olsen Science Center for the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. It is the largest gathering of student researchers at Gordon.


THE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH COUNCIL provides students the opportunity to apply for funding to attend or present at scholarly conferences:

Mission statement of the URC
The Undergraduate Research Council exists to provide the resources for students to gain experience in professional environments through pursuing their academic interests and share their work with the Gordon community.

Why apply for funding from the URC?
The URC encourages students to do research, follow their passions, and present in formal academic conferences. Conferences allow students to appreciate the fruits of their labor and enable them to join the conversation in their discipline. Students can apply for funding from the URC to cover any conference-related costs.

Who can apply for funding from the URC?
Any student who has already or is planning on presenting or attending an academic conference is welcome to apply for funding. There are separate applications for those presenting original research and those simply attending a conference.

For further questions please see our FAQ page or email .

Applications to URC for Conference Funding can be found here:

Conference Presenter Application
Support for students presenting their work at professional regional and national conferences

Conference Attendee Application
Support for students attending professional regional and national conferences

Please note: Applications are due at least two weeks before conference attendance, and should be returned to Rebecca Maciuba, Director of the URC, at mailbox #1052.

For questions regarding the URC, please contact Rebecca Maciuba via email at .

Presenting at or attending a conference…

Increases your confidence in your academic discipline
Is a way to meet other students and scholars from your discipline
Is a stepping-stone to publishing your work
Gives you more ideas of possible careers in your discipline