Office of Research and Sponsored Programs


Undergraduate Research Advisory Board

The mission of the Undergraduate Research Advisory Board (URAB) is to make recommendations to the Provost to advance the College’s undergraduate research agenda, provide mentoring and support to student researchers, and review internal proposals and make recommendations for award. The URAB is a diverse body with equal representation from faculty, administration, community partners, and student groups.

Board Members (2014-2015):

  • Jose Magdaleno, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Dr. Gustavo Lopez, Professor of Chemistry - Board Chair
  • Suzette Ramsundar, Associate Director of Campus Life & Leadership Program
  • Dr. Chiseche Mibenge, Professor of Political Science
  • Shabel Castro, Student Researcher (Macaulay Honors)
  • John Unachukwu, Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Coordinator
  • Dr. Renuka Sankaran, Professor of Biology
  • Valencia Brooks, Student Research (Golden Key Honor Society)
  • Saeedah Hickman, Director of Research and Sponsored Programs