What is Undergraduate Research?

Students from all fields conduct faculty-mentored research and present their work.



Late September, 2024

Deadline to apply to be a Diamond Peer Teacher for Spring 2025 courses.

October 15, 2024

Application deadline for Creative Arts, Research, and Scholarship (CARAS) Project Grants for projects taking place during Winter Break and Spring Semester.


Picture of Chloe Gehret ('23)

Chloe Gehret ('23)

Major: Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity

In 2021, an EF-2 tornado tore through the Ambler Field Station. Chloe began researching the impact of this disturbance—first as a 2021 Diamond Research Scholar, and most recently as a CARAS recipient. Her project examines the relationship between the competitive potential of dominant trees within the forest and their resistance to large-scale climate-driven disturbances (which are increasingly common due to climate change). In addition to her goal of publishing this research in a journal, Chloe is also applying her research skills to an internship at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, studying barnacle spawning. After Temple, she hopes to pursue a PhD in ecology at a prestigious graduate school. Go Chloe!

Check out Chloe's story on Instagram
Picture of Sophia Rothstein ('22)

Sophia Rothstein ('22)

Major: Photography

Sophia was a 2021 Diamond Research Scholar and presented her research at the 2022 Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity. Her project, "Behind the Lens: 8 Women on Visual Storytelling" showcases the work and stories of eight female photojournalists. Through this research, Sophia wanted to understand the career she aspires to from women's perspectives and make connections in the field. Inspired by their stories, Sophia also took photographic portraits of each woman in her series, and combined everything into a final, published book.

Check out Sophia's Story on Instagram
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Ally Yu ('23)

Major: Management Information Systems

Ally used her CARAS Project Grant to create WebORA- an organic chemistry teaching tool designed for students with disabilities. Ally worked closely with her mentor in the Chemistry Department, Dr. Steven Fleming, to design a website to showcase the Organic Reaction Animations (ORA) developed by Dr. Fleming. After her CARAS research experience, Ally hopes to pursue a career in UX & Product Design with a focus on accessibility! Check out WebORA here: https://webora.netlify.app/

Check out Ally's Story on Instagram



  • Want to learn about how to get started with research, identify a faculty mentor, or develop a project idea? Contact Anisha Bhat, Assistant Director for Undergraduate Enrichment, to schedule an advising session or research consultation.
  • Want to connect with a fellow student who has successfully completed the Diamond Research Scholars program, a CARAS project, or another research experience? These students are happy to chat with you!  
  • Farther along in your research career? Thinking of applying for competitive post-graduate fellowships or scholarships? Make an appointment with the Office of Scholar Development and Fellowships Advising, through Handshake.
  • Are you a faculty member or administrator with questions about undergraduate research at Temple? Contact Emily Moerer, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Enrichment.