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Stern Program for Undergraduate Research

Warren Buffet SPUR
Honors Program students travel to Omaha, Nebraska with Dean Geeta Menon to meet Warren Buffett (center) as a part of the Stern Program for Undergraduate Research.

The Stern Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) reflects Stern’s ongoing commitment to academic excellence. Through SPUR, students expand their intellectual development through academic research, learning from world renowned Stern faculty conducting state-of-the-art research projects.

SPUR encompasses the following three opportunities for undergraduates:
  • Honors Program: Established in 2001, the program pairs high-acheiving seniors with faculty members who mentor participants through graduate-level research and thesis development over the course of two semesters.
  • SPUR Database: Stern students engage one-on-one with Stern faculty to learn research methodologies used in the field and directly support their groundbreaking research.
  • Research Seminars: Students learn cutting edge methodologies and tools from Stern’s research faculty through classroom discussion.

Doing Research: Student Views

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"Performing research is a great experience to prepare for potential graduate opportunities and is an important skill to develop as I enter the consulting industry.” Kevin Baker (BS '14)

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"SPUR has been a really exciting opportunity to potentially add to the ongoing research in the new field of Revenue Management and Pricing.” Anisha Patel (BS '14)

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