Student Research mRNA

Student Research

UNDERGRADS ARE IN ON THE ACTION

As the Commonwealth's flagship public research university, UMass Amherst offers students unparalleled support, top facilities, and opportunities for meaningful research collaborations with leading faculty, multi-industry companies, and technology clusters in the Greater Boston area and beyond.

Keep up with the latest in research and innovation from UMass Amherst through our quarterly REVOLUTIONARY RESEARCH e-newsletter.

NATIONAL RECOGNITION

35

Goldwater Scholars

134

Fulbright Scholars

16

Boren Awards

A WEALTH OF OPPORTUNITY

In addition to research through courses, students can also work in faculty labs and participate in research and scholarly opportunities on and off campus throughout the year, international programs, internships and co-ops, and more.

Geosciences graduate student at Channeled Scablands

UMass Amherst has opened doors for graduate student Karin Lehnigk to study the fascinating back stories of landscapes on Earth and Mars.

Student in IALS lab

A Critical Part of the Lab

At the IALS Clinical Testing Center, student researchers are vital to the lab's operations, which includes running all COVID-19 tests for campus as well as the surrounding community.

Rising Researcher Awards

The Rising Researcher program recognizes undergraduate students who excel in research, challenge their intellect, and exercise exceptional creativity. Meet these talented students whose research is already making a difference in the worlds of policy, medicine, and technology.

Behind every great student researcher is a faculty mentor helping them flourish through personal, scholarly, and practical support. Meet the Fall 2021 Rising Researchers and learn how their faculty mentors inspired and nurtured their research endeavors.