Undergraduate Research News

December 9, 2020


Undergraduate computer scientists at Brandeis are using machine learning and 3D modeling to add to our understanding of how COVID-19 spreads.

Brandeis Magazine

Vee Zhu ’22 first heard about the novel coronavirus in January from her parents, medical workers on the front lines in Wuhan, China.

November 17, 2020


Brandeis faculty, staff and students explain how they are working together every day to meet the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donkey and elephant icons on TV monitors

October 15, 2020


Lucy Goodhart, a lecturer in international and global studies and politics, worked with Brandeis undergraduate research assistants to gather information about the cost of buying political TV ads.

Jason Frank

August 14, 2020


Jason Frank ’22 is a Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice Fellow and is authoring the study, “Fairies and Funnies: Gay Men in Standup Comedy.”

A chalkboard sign on a street that says "Shop homemade"

Summer 2020

Thanks to the support of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Wendy Cadge and Sara Shostak partnered with Lucas Malo and Colby Sim, in the Department of Community Service, and two undergraduate students, Simona Shuman and Sophie Trachtenberg, to create a new Library Guide titled “Exploring Waltham: Resources for Research, Teaching, and Learning."

The overarching goal of the guide is to support students, faculty, staff who want to learn more about and engage with the City of Waltham, while also providing easy access to useful data to community partners. The LibGuide brings together in one place a review of the literature, geospatial data, sociodemographic data, video clips, student and faculty projects, and other resources about Waltham and surrounding areas.


May 28, 2020


Thirty-one undergraduates have received awards from Brandeis fellowship programs to partner with university faculty on unique and ambitious research projects.

The fellowships were awarded this spring through a collaborative effort between the Fellowships Advising Office and the Undergraduate Research and Creative Collaborations Office.

Illustration of a stressed student sitting on a floor

April 7, 2020


Undergraduate research assistants are working with Professor Hannah Snyder in her lab in order to understand undergraduate stress levels and behavior.