Summer Research Institute

Honors Summer Research Institute (HSRI)

The HSRI is an eight week (6/4/18-7/27/18) educational activity intended to foster innovative thinking, interdisciplinary research collaboration among and between Honors scholars, near-peer review/mentoring.  Each week, participants will be introduced to and explore the wide-range of research done at NJIT through near-peer research presentations, discussions and critiques. These weekly sessions will be moderated by Honors faculty and staff.

Given the value of this educational experience, full participation in the HSRI will entitle a scholar to a one Honors coursework reduction.   A pre-requisite for participation in the HSRI is full-time research at NJIT during the eight week term that the Institute meets.  While we expect all interested scholars to apply for support through other mechanisms (ex. Provost Summer Research Fellowship), there are a very limited number of $2500 fellowships to support Scholars’ faculty-directed research during the HSRI term.  

All application forms and proposals MUST be received by 5 PM EST on May 4, 2018.

For more information and detailed instructions on applying, please visit this link. If additional information is needed, email


Read about the Honors College Debuts Program Promoting Undergraduate Research here   

2018 HSRI Participants (* indicates funding via the 2018 Provost Summer Research Fellowships awards)


 Callaghan, Jennifer

 Ballistic Armor Composite Metamaterials

 Daudelin, Daniel 

 Compensatory Neuronal Plasticity Mechanisms in response to Insertion of Exogenous Genes

 DeMottie, Katherine 

 Edicole Sparita in Rome’s Eleventh Rione and the Historic Jewish Ghetto

 D'Souza, Caroline

 Optimization of 3D Printed Hybrid Scaffolds

 Gould, Laura 

 Urban Infrastructure and Apparent Religious Devotion in Rome, Italy

 Grajales, Jonpierre *  Analysis and Simulations of Vortex Beam Propagation and Polarization Properties

 Marsh, Richard  

 Intense Ultrasonic Waves in Fluids: Nonlinear Behavior

 Naeem, Zoraiz 

 Topologically Protected Domain Boundary Modes in Metamaterials

 Patel, Kush *  Expediting the process of Food Waste Decomposition through Anaerobic Digestion
 Paul, Reshma *  Application of Antibacterial Peptide Hydrogels in Diabetic Wound Healing Model

 Pavuluri, Swathi

 Measuring Susceptibility to Seizures After Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury in Rats with Alzheimer’s Disease

 Rejouis, Beatrice 

 The Effect of Breeding on Thoroughbred Race Horse Durability

 Uddin, Arif *  Wealth and Secularization in the Eternal City

Honors Summer Research Institute 2018

Collage of photos of the 2018 HSRI Recipients with Dr. Dobiszewski, click here to see complete gallary of photos.      


NJIT's 11th International Undergraduate Research Symposium, read the article here.

Honors Summer Research Lab 2018

(Above, left to right) Dean Louis I. Hamilton, Honors College, Laura Gould, Katherine DeMottie, and Arif Uddin, just a few of the students who participated in the Undergraduate Research Symposium. Click here for a complete gallery of photos.


Undergraduate Research Snapshot: Jennifer Callaghan Investigates Bullet-Proof Armor, read the article here.

Honors Summer Research Lab 2018

(Above) Jennifer Callaghan (center) and Ayushi Sangoi, a biomedical and chemical engineering major, use an impact hammer to conduct modal testing, a form of vibration testing, as adviser Kyle Dobiszewski looks on. This type of testing characterizes the frequency response of a sample material — in this case, a commercially available ballistic fiberglass panel. Their work is supported by an FY18 Faculty Seed Grant.