The CUNY ASRC is designed to inspire and enable interdisciplinary research that brings together scientists from across CUNY’s 25 campuses and beyond to create solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
As we mark our fifth year of work, we invite fellow faculty, staff, and students from across CUNY and beyond to join us in exploring what we’ve accomplished together to advance interdisciplinary research, and how it can be used as a vehicle to move us forward.
Joining us for special talks are world-renown physicist and engineer Nader Engheta and cancer biologist and Nobel Laureate Harold Varmus. Also hear from the following CUNY researchers who have demonstrated excellence in interdisciplinary research:
- Xi Chen, Nanoscience Initiative, CUNY ASRC & Department of Chemical Engineering, City College of New York
- Jean Gaffney, Department of Natural Sciences, Baruch College
- Carmen Melendez-Vasquez, Department of Biological Sciences, Hunter College
- William Solecki, Department of Geography and Environmental Science & Institute for Sustainable Cities, Hunter College
Postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students are also invited present their work during our lunchtime interdisciplinary poster session. Separate sign-up is required here.
|11:30 a.m||Welcome Remarks
Annette “Nina” C. Gray
Associate Dean for the Sciences, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Executive Director, CUNY ASRC
|11:45 a.m.||Nader Engheta
University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering
An Interdisciplinary Journey with Waves and Matters
Introduction by Andrea Alu, Director, Photonics Initiative, CUNY ASRC
Professor, Department of Physics, The Graduate Center, CUNY
|Lunch and Interdisciplinary Poster Session
Undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs are invited to
present their work. Separate sign-up is required here. Also meet staff from
the ASRC, The Graduate Center Admissions Office, the CUNY Summer
Undergraduate Research Program (CSURP), and our event sponsors.
Take a tour of our core facilities and visitor’s center, the ASRC IlluminationSpace.
Tours will depart from the main ASRC lobby at 1:15 p.m
|2:00 p.m.||Xi Chen
Nanoscience Initiative, CUNY ASRC
Department of Chemical Engineering, City College of New York
Interdisciplinary Research Promotes Evaporation Energy Harvesting Technique
|2:15 p.m.||Jean Gaffney
Department of Natural Sciences, Baruch College
Discovering Novel Fluorescent and Bioluminescent Systems in Marine Organisms
|2:30 p.m.||Harold Varmus
Weill Cornell Medicine
What does it take to answer scientific questions?
Introduction by Kevin Gardner
Director, Structural Biology Initiative, CUNY ASRC
Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, City College of New York
|3:30 p.m.||William Solecki
Department of Geography and Environmental Science &
Institute for Sustainable Cities, Hunter College
Interdisciplinary Research in Urban Climate Research: Some Reflections
|3:45 p.m.||Carmen Melendez-Vasquez
Department of Biological Sciences, Hunter College
Mechanobiology of Myelin Formation and Repair
|4:00 p.m.||Closing Remarks
Dean for the Sciences, The Graduate Center, CUNY
For more information about the ASRC’s fifth anniversary celebration, please visit our website.