Any Research, Any Year

Whether you’re just entering college or you're a Ph.D. candidate, the hallmark of the Cornell CALS education is the opportunity to work with a mentor who is not only an expert in your field, but may have actually established that field as well.

Building upon the university's founding principle of "any person, any study," CALS graduate degree candidates  work with world-renown faculty and staff in almost 30 fields of study, while our undergraduates experience the research process through hundreds of opportunities, including the Research Honors Program.

From the classroom to the lab to the field, discover the reach of our student research.

Undergraduate Research

At Cornell CALS, we believe that undergraduates can undertake important, paradigm-shifting research and that making meaningful contributions to your field should not be limited by class year. Check out a selection of recently published--you read that right, published--and presented research from undergraduates in the Department of Communication.

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"Effects of Avatar Gender on Negotiation in a Virtual Environment" selected best student paper in the Group Communication Division at the 2019 National Communication Association.

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"Confusion and nutritional backlash from news media exposure to contradictory information about carbohydrates and dietary fats" in Public Health Nutrition.

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Chapter 11 of "An Integrated Approach to Communication Theory and Research": Digital Media & Impression Management

Cornell Undergraduate Research Board

Student research has CURB appeal

Hunter R. Rawlings III Research Scholars

Rawlings scholars exhibit wide-ranging research

Engaged Cornell Grants

Grants fund 15 community-engaged research projects

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46%

of undergrads complete one or more research experience

80%

of undergrads complete one or more internships

Graduate Research

Our graduate students have the opportunity to work around the state and around the world. Get to know some of our degree candidates doing groundbreaking research--both literally and figuratively--at our AgriTech campus in Geneva, NY.

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Researching flies and fire blight for the apple industry

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Helping protect the health of New York state’s apples

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Helping grape growers battle grapevine red blotch virus

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Creating a more sustainable and affordable future for NY growers

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Performing sweet research for New York’s strawberry industry

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 "The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics was at the top of my list due to the variety of research opportunities and projects available to graduate students."– Lina Bagepalli, doctoral candidate

$237

Million

CALS leads Cornell’s Ithaca campus in research expenditures

Graduate Linkage Program

Connecting students at Cornell University’s Ithaca campus with the Weill Cornell Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences.