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Research Mission

Boston College is dedicated to conducting nationally and internationally significant research that advances insight and understanding, enriches culture, and addresses pressing social needs. Teaching and research are two of the principal faculty responsibilities at BC. Through their research projects, the faculty foster the intellectual development and personal formation of Boston College students. The integration of research and student formation are particularly appropriate at a Jesuit university.  Read about President William P. Leahy's comments on research.

Research Highlights

First Round Ignite Award Recipients - May 2014

  • Michael Barnett, Professor, Lynch School of Education "Building a Pipeline to STEM Careers for Minority Students: Building the Foundation for the Next Generation of NSF Proposals"
  • Jessica Black, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Social Work "Using a Biopsychosocial Lens to Examine Risk and Protective Processes in Students with Learning Disabilities"
  • Brian Gareau, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Arts & Sciences "Massachusetts Cranberries: Sustaining a Native Production System Amidst a Changing Climate"
  • Charles Hoffman, Professor, Biology, Arts & Sciences "cAMP Signaling in Mammals"
  • Marc Snapper, Professor, Chemistry, Arts & Sciences "Smart 'First Aid' Fabrics"

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Other Highlights
Robin Fleming, Chair of the History Department and professor of history at Boston College since 1989, has been named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, the University's first recipient.  Full Story

Research Newsletter & Research At-a-Glance