Students conducting research at UMass Amherst

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.

NATIONAL RECOGNITION

32

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.

Alyssa Ryan, doctoral student at UMass Amherst

Laying The Groundwork

As a first-year student at UMass Amherst, Alyssa Ryan was quick to get involved in a research group led by one of her civil engineering professors. That experience shaped the way she understood research, and today, she has leveraged those early experiences and is conducting lifesaving research in Germany with the i-DREAMS Project.

Kevin Harrington, Class of 2016, UMass Amherst

Curiosity Unleashed

As a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Kevin was doing research on distant galaxies. As a senior, he was being interviewed by NPR after helping discover the brightest objects that have ever been detected in space.

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.