4th Student Research Day
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Registration is open to all York College students, whether part-time or full-time, who have engaged in research or creative works under the supervision of a faculty member. Students may register in one of three categories: poster presentation or panel presentation. [If a student intends to conduct a performance they should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.]
Please note that all students who have co-authored papers are required to register individually. Advisors should receive a confirmation email indicating that their students have registered. Students should seek the approval of their advisors before registering. Registration will end soon.
Student Research Day is the largest annual exhibition of student research and creative efforts at York College. The day is organized into three sessions: poster and panel sessions – which run concurrently – and the lunch session during which a keynote speaker gives an invited talk.
“Mouse Brain Architecture” Keynote Speaker–Dr. Partha Mitra Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Director, Mitralab Faculty Dining Room, 12-2pm
Partha Mitra received his PhD in theoretical physics from Harvard in 1993. He worked in quantitative neuroscience and theoretical engineering at Bell Laboratories from 1993-2003 and as an Assistant Professor in Theoretical Physics at Caltech in 1996 before moving to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in 2003, where he is currently Crick-Clay Professor of Biomathematics. He is interested in developing an integrative understanding of complex biological systems from a “theoretical engineering” perspective, and has organized meetings and symposia on engineering or design principles in biological systems. His research currently combines experimental, theoretical and informatics approaches to gain an understanding of how brains work.
The Mitra lab works in close collaboration with research groups at other institutions, including NYU and Cornell Medical School, where Dr. Mitra is also an Adjunct Associate Professor. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society. Dr Mitra is the author of a book (Observed Brain Dynamics) from the Oxford University Press, and has co-founded and co-directed summer courses at the Marine Biological Laboratories and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Neuroinformatics, Genome-Wide Data Analysis and Vertebrate Neuroanatomy. Some of his previous research work has been featured in major media outlets including the Economist.
Partha has performed in Roald Hoffman’s “Entertaining Science” series at the Cornelia Street Cafe and has also recently recorded an album of the songs of Rabindranath Tagore. He was the organizer of a series of public science lectures at the New York Public Library (Science Soirees at the SIBL). In collaboration with sculptor Fre Ilgen, he has produced artistic renditions of nervous system architecture.
Past keynote speakers have included:
- Dr. Ken Furton, Dean of Arts & Sciences at Florida International University;
- Staceyann Chin, performance artist and author of “The Other Side of Paradise”;
- Hari Kunzru, novelist and winner of the Somerset Maugham Prize.
This year’s keynote speaker will be announced in January 2013. Also, Provost and Senior VP of Academic Affairs Ivelaw L. Griffith will be announcing several awards to be given at the 4th Student Research Day.
Thank you in advance for helping to make this Student Research Day even more engaging and remarkable than it has been for the past three years.
For more information or any questions, please contact Dr. Rishi Nath, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research, at email@example.com or (718) 262-2813.