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Converge to Transform: CUNYwide Transdisciplinary Research for the Public Good

Thursday, May 7 – Friday, May 8, 2020
8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Advanced Science Research Center
Auditorium, 1st Floor
85 Saint Nicholas Terrace
New York, NY 10031

Remote participation is available via Zoom.


Scientists today are charged to simultaneously address a growing demand for technological advances and an expanding list of threats to our planet and humanity. Solutions to these challenges will not be realized within siloed areas of research, but through the kinds of dynamic, innovative thought produced when researchers work across disciplines.

Converge to Transform is a two-day symposium designed to engage the CUNY community and key stakeholders in vital task of shaping the future of our interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and convergence research programs for the public good.  The event will feature:

Keynotes and Research Talks:

  • Tamera Schneider, Ph.D., vice chancellor for researchCUNY
  • Cutler Cleveland, Ph.D., associate director, Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy
  • Molly Stevens, Ph.D., director of biomedical materials scienceImperial College of London’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering
  • Michael Young, Ph.D., vice president of academic affairs, Rockefeller University
  • CUNY science faculty impact area talks:
    • Urban Environmental Impacts across Kingdoms 
    • Hacking Biology to Advance Medicine 
    • Making Energy Sustainable 
Panel Discussions that address the challenges and opportunities of transdisciplinary research:
  • Best practices for STEM collaborations 
  • Transdisciplinary Research Funding and PublicationUnderstanding the opportunities
  • Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Considerations for Collaborating 
Workshop & Breakout Session:
  • How Do We Succeed at Team Science, led by Linda Vigdor, Ph.D., associate director for proposal development at the CUNY ASRC



May 7
May 8
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Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC)
85 St. Nicholas Terrace
New York, NY 10031 United States
(212) 413-3300