Research Day Set for Live Video Stream

On April 18, York College/CUNY will host its Fourth Annual Research Day. Students across academic disciplines, alongside their faculty mentors, will display their research outcomes to an audience of college community members and guests.

This year the event will be live streamed not only to the atrium for remote viewing purposes, but CUNY-wide as well.

The stream will use the new www.york.cuny.edu/live video channel and will be available anywhere on the web. The college will have the channel live from 11:30-3 and will caputure the exciting keynote remarks.

Launched in 2010 by the Office of Undergraduate Research, Student Research Day has attracted an increasing number of students who crave opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of the subjects they study.

Participants majoring in the natural sciences, art, aviation, business, social work, theatre and most of York’s 40-plus other majors, conduct their research under the guidance of world-class faculty. These research discoveries culminate in a day-long display each spring ending with a compelling message from an invited guest speaker. A small group of students from the Queens High School of Science at York College will also participate.

Research Day has three components:  panel presentations, poster presentations, and the Luncheon, which features students and the Keynote speaker.  This year’s speaker will be Dr. Partha Mitra, Crick-Clay Professor of Biomathematics at the Cold Harbor Spring Laboratory and director of MitraLab. Dr. Mitra holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Harvard University.

The research outcomes will be exhibited throughout the second floor of the Academic Core Building with lunch and lecture by Dr. Mitra to take place in the Faculty Dining Room and Atrium. Dr. Mitra will discuss his scholarship in “Mouse Brain Architecture” during the luncheon session.

Following President Barack Obama’s announcement of a planned $100 million investment in brain research, Dr. Mitra has been in the news as an expert in brain architecture. If Congress approves the funding, the Obama initiative would provide for the study the human brain in hopes of eventually finding cures for disorders such as Alzheimer's, epilepsy, traumatic [brain] injuries and strokes

President Obama is also confident that the “BRAIN Initiative” could create jobs while providing answers to the vexing (brain-related) ailments that have stumped researchers for decades.

Watch Online Dr. Mitra's keynote address: April 18th 12pm -2pm

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