Educating and preparing future leaders is central to the mission of the university. Through student research experiences, we seek to cultivate a spirit of inquiry, creativity, and independent ambition.
The largest independent research university in the United States, NYU has a long tradition of innovation that extends back to its founding in the early 1800s, when telegraph inventor Samuel Morse operated a laboratory in NYU’s original Gothic-style building (now the location of the Silver Center for Arts and Science).
Every day, our students and faculty are contributing to the advancement of the sciences, arts, humanities, and professional areas in a wide variety of fields.
You will be encouraged to participate in NYU’s groundbreaking research by working in tandem with your professors and by conducting individual inquiries, supervised by a faculty mentor. In addition, each spring you will have the opportunity to present your research projects at the Undergraduate Research Conference and have your findings published in NYU’s annual undergraduate research journal, Inquiry.