does anyone know what this spider is, need the name for college project
Maybe Triangulate cobweb spider, Steatoda triangulosa?
Probably Lepthyphantes leprosus, you’d need to look at it under a microscope to be sure. Not a particularly good one to guess at from an image. https://bugguide.net/node/view/265924/bgimage
I belave thise is it becuse the body paeten is very similar, and the head is the same shape.
The problem is that it’s in a really big family with lots of similar looking species.