His teaching methods are used in 500 schools across the United States and Professor Michael Barnett recently made a historic trip to China, where he introduced new instructional methods to the nation's high school teachers. It marked the first time China has ever invited an American university to work with its K-12 educational curricula.
We offer an opportunity for students to critically engage with concepts of community service and social justice throughout their time at Boston College. The McGillycuddy-Logue Center for Undergraduate Global Studies offers travel grants and the Mizna Fellowship Fund to provide local and international service experiences, group reflection, and coursework.
How do we know right from wrong? Undergraduates work alongside Assistant Professor of Psychology Liane Young to investigate the science behind decision-making in her Morality Lab.
Tech Trek | Combining classroom learning with field study in Silicon valley, New York City, Boston, and Ghana, Tech Trek programs designed and run by Information Systems Associate Professor John Gallaugher connect students to senior executives, entrepreneurs, and venture partners.
Companies launched by Boston College students or alumni in the past decade have garnered more than $100 million in venture backing.
Boston College is home to a robust entrepreneurial culture, nurtured by faculty, alumni, students, and the business community. The Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship looks to foster a generation of young entrepreneurs with Jesuit ideals who will lead businesses skillfully and with a social conscience.
Each year, the Office of Student Involvement presents awards to outstanding members of the Boston College community. Student awards recognize the individual's contribution to their co-curricular life at the University, their growth in leadership roles, and their creative involvement in campus life.
PhD student, Columbia University
Major: Philosophy Minor: German Studies
“Cultivate relationships with faculty mentors as early as possible, and look for ways to pursue independent research or service projects. The Advanced Study Grants are an excellent resource, and they can start you off on the right foot. And when it comes time to apply, get as many eyes on your application as possible. When it came time to apply for the Marshall Scholarship, the University Fellowships Committee organized a mock interview for me. Five professors and deans, most of whom I'd never met before, took the time to read through my materials and grill me for almost an hour. That practice helps make BC competitive with places like Harvard and MIT, where the application grooming process is similarly intensive.”
"These students are the future leaders. These students will be creating policies. They are going to be the change. And so they have to start now. Magis moves them to be better human beings."
Each year a student group that made an outstanding contribution to Boston College in areas such as education, social justice, service, and safety.
"When I look back I' ve always had mentors, people who guided me, so I always knew I wanted to do the same thing and pave the path for people who come behind me."
Each year, the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center. honors a student who made extraordinary contributions to further the ideals of the AHANA (African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American) acronym, and who provided leadership to help the Boston College community actualize the AHANA concept.
"Having a place to talk about the intersection of being gay and being a Catholic, being biracial - formation spaces have played a role in giving me a space where I could be honest with myself."
Each year the Office of the Dean of Students honors a student who demonstrates a commitment and contribution to community and civic engagement through excellence in his or her leadership and service to the Boston College community and beyond.
"I have found my niche. There is something really special about being able to take people from BC, the BC culture, and place it in an isolated space where the only thing to do is reflect, have conversations and hear peoples' stories."
Each year the Keith Award is given to a student who faced a physical or other significant challenge in his or her life while continuing to excel in academic and co-curricular activities.