Research Week

Undergraduate students are invited to participate in information sessions and panel discussions throughout the week to gain greater insight into research at Columbia and beyond, receive advice on how to embark upon their own research journey, and explore career pathways in research after completing their undergraduate degree. The week will culminate with the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, coinciding with Family Days in the Fall term.

Please note:

The events for 2021 Research Week have now ended. Below you can find information about this year's sessions including links to view the recorded panel sessions for STEM as well as Humanities & Social Sciences. The online component of the 2021 CU Undergraduate Research Symposium is also available below.

We hope you will join us for next year's Research Week!


Research in STEM: Near Peer Panel
Held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021

View a recording of STEM panel session HERE.

Interested in pursuing post-graduate research in a STEM field? Unsure what to consider when applying to graduate programs? Want to hear about how emerging scholars in STEM fields got their start, and where their journey is taking them? Join us for a panel discussion on research across the STEM disciplines with Columbia graduate students and Columbia alumni.

Our panelists include:

  • Kevin Grant Burt, Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University,
  • Taruna Vani Neelakantan, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University,
  • Abhishek Shah (CC'21), Neurobiology and Behavior, Columbia University.
  • Maya Talukdar (CC'20), Harvard Medical School/MIT.

Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Near Peer Panel
Held on Thursday, October 14, 2021

View a recording of the Humanities and Social Sciences panel HERE.

Considering graduate school in a humanities or social science field? Curious to hear about emerging scholar’s research paths and entry into graduate school? Join us for a panel discussion on research across humanities and social science disciplines with Columbia graduate students and Columbia alumni.

Our panelists include:

  • Patrick Anson, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
  • Bryn McCarthy, Department of Political Science, Columbia University
  • Wendy Morrison, Department of Economics, Columbia University
  • Lucas Ramos, Department of History, Columbia University
  • Amanda Weiss (CC’17), Department of Political Science, Yale University

2021 Columbia University Undergraduate Research Symposium
Held on Friday, October 15 | Visit the Symposium Today!

Each year undergraduate students of Columbia University are invited to present their research in poster format at a symposium held during the Fall semester. Originally started as an event to showcase the science research of the Columbia College Rabi Scholars, the symposium now includes research projects from all disciplines.

The online component of the CU Undergraduate Research Symposium is now live and available for viewing! To take a look at this year's presenters, visit here.