Convening meetings, workshops, seminars, and public programs is a key part of the mission at the Advanced Science Research Center at the CUNY Graduate Center promoting collaboration between campus-based faculty, ASRC faculty, theorists, and experimentalists across New York City.

Event and Space Rentals

The ASRC offers event and meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 100 guests for your next conference, reception, meeting, workshop, film shoot, or private event.

Citation Manager: NanoBioNYC PhD Leadership Workshop Series, Fall 2022

Do you know how to write papers with references embedded? How about sharing your ‘citation libraries’ with collaborators?
Join to learn from GC’s science librarian Mason Brown – set it up properly now using Zotero and save yourself hours of tedious editing!

Discovering Your Career Strengths: NanoBioNYC PhD Leadership Workshop Series, Fall 2022

Start career mapping now with experts from GC’s Office of Career Planning and Professional Development (CP&PD), Jennifer Furlong, Emily Seamone, and Donald Goldstein, who will help you map your way to the career of your dreams. Find out which careers are aligned with your values, skills, interests, and personality traits!

Applied Science: A Conversation about STEM Higher Education & Science Communication With Malcolm Gladwell

Join us on December 2, 2022 at 2 p.m. for a special "Communicating Your Science" event with Malcolm Gladwell, New York Times best-selling author, social commentator and host of the podcast Revisionist History, where he’ll discuss the role that public higher education institutions can play in communicating science and ensuring that STEM education and research data

Visualizing Science Workshop: How to Turn Research Into Compelling Media

Join us on January 27, 2023 at 2 p.m. for a special Communicating Your Science event with science filmmaker Tom McNamara. During this interactive talk, Tom will: Breakdown his strategies in visualizing and communicating science. Outline a practical media kit students and scientists can use in the lab and field to document their work. Highlight scientists who are currently

ZOOM EHOS Safety Training

ZOOM EHOS Safety Training Schedule for February 2023. J Topic Date Time Meeting ID/Pass Code Cryogenic Safety Thursday 2-02-23 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 861 8303 3722/080382 Laser Safety Training Thursday 2-02-23 1:00PM – 2:00 PM 827 5462 4355/738777 C14 FDNY Fire Safety Tuesday 2-07-23 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM 857 6453 0185/850508 Lab Safety

Photonics Seminar: Albert Polman, AMOLF

In this one-hour seminar, Albert Polman, Center for Nanophotonics, NWO Institute, AMOLF, will be presenting a talk titled: Optical metasurface performing mathematical operations and making better solar cells.

Environmental Science Initiative Seminar: Maria Diuk-Wasser, PhD, Columbia University

Continuing this spring seminar series, the ASRC's Environmental Science Initiative is excited to host Maria Diuk-Wasser, PhD, Director of Graduate Studies and Professor in the Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology at Columbia University, presenting a talk on: Tick-Bone Zoonoses in the New York Metropolitan area: A Coupled Natural-Human System.

CUNY Radiation Safety Training

This CUNY-wide radiation safety training will take place in-person at the ASRC Auditorium from 10am-3pm, with a midday break from 12-1pm.

ASRC/CCNY Spring Seminar Series in Biochemistry, Biophysics & Biodesign: Anna-Lena Steckelberg, Columbia University, Irving Medical Center

In this weekly seminar series, the ASRC Structural Biology Initiative will be hosting Anna-Lena Steckelberg, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University, Irving Medical Center, New York, to present a one-hour talk titled: "Viral RNA structures as master manipulators of the cellular RNA decay machinery."

New York City Water Week Event: The SDG 6 Research and Innovation Marathon Relay

The topic of the upcoming 2023 World Water Day, which coincides with the UN 2023 Water Conference, will be on “Partnerships”; what better moment is there to increase the awareness of the value of water and explore innovative ways through which this partnership can contribute to further improve this?

Environmental Science Initiative: Dianne Greenfield, CUNY

In this weekly seminar series, Dianne Greenfield, PhD, Associate Professor, Environmental Sciences Initiative Earth and Environmental Sciences at the ASRC-Environmental Sciences Initiative and CUNY-Queens College, will present a talk titled: "Recent Insights to the Ecology and Detection of Harmful Algal Blooms in NY and CT Waterways."

Challenges Facing Women in Science: Group-Led Discussion & Lunch

In honor of Women's History Month, we invite you to a group-led discussion and lunch highlighting Baruch professor and author, Julie Des Jardins, and her book, "The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science," on March 31st at 1:30pm!

Communicating Your Science: Turn Your Complex Science Into Compelling Soundbites

 Join us on March 31, 2023, at 2 p.m. for a special "Communicating Your Science" event with Sean Patrick Farrell, a video producer who has worked for WIRED, The New York Times and others. During this workshop, Patrick will:  Explain how he works with scientists to explain complex research findings into simple soundbites and explanations. 

The Mark W. Zemansky Lecture

Join us for The Mark W. Zemansky Lecture April 3, 2023, 4:00 to 5:00 PM with guest speaker Clifford V Johnson.

Science Communication Workshop: Dr. Denise Croote

Join BrainE Hour and CUNYSciCom, in partnership with the ASRC Neuroscience Initiative, to talk about science outreach and science storytelling on April 5th at the ASRC!

Earth Week 2023: NanoBioNYC Launch

All CUNY STEM graduate students and faculty interested in Bio-inspired Nanoscience are invited to attend and hear talks from current NanoBioNYC mentors and fellows, and learn how to participate in future programming such as industry internship opportunities, technical training certificates, science outreach, and more.

Earth Week 2023: 2nd Annual Sensor CAT Symposium

Join us for the 2nd Annual Sensor CAT Symposium, showcasing CUNY-wide academic-industry research and workforce development partnerships that further innovation and entrepreneurship in New York State.

Meet the Reporter: Shaping STEM Research for the General Media

Join us on Friday, April 21, 2023 at 2 p.m. for a media-skills building session that includes an opportunity to talk about your research with working science reporters from Scientific American, Science Friday, PBS and more. Now more than ever it’s critical for science to be accessible and understandable to the public. In this Communicating

Semat Public Lecture: Luis Alvarez-Gaume

  It is with great pleasure that we announce the upcoming Henry Semat Lecture, which will be given by renowned physicist  Professor Luis Alvarez Gaume. The lecture is scheduled for April 26 at 4PM in the ASRC Auditorium, located at 85 St. Nicholas Terrace, New York, NY 10031. Prof. Alvarez Gaume currently serves as the Director of the

ASRC Undergrad Open Programming Schedule: Summer 2023

This undergraduate programming series has been specifically developed for undergraduates participating in research during the summer of 2023. Undergraduates are also welcome to attend any additional open programming advertised on the ASRC website.

ASRC Nanofabrication Facility Event: Elionix Workshop

Join the ASRC Nanofabrication Facility, alongside STS-Elionix Application Engineer Lukas Stampfer, PhD, in a two-day workshop at the ASRC to overview topics including: Basic CAD and File prep with W Advanced file prep with Beamer Multipass Feature Sorting Circles and Parallelograms Field Placements Optimizing writing time Setting up global and local alignments Manual and Automatic

CUNY Student SciComs Symposium: Communicating Your Science

Join us on Friday, June 9 at 10 a.m. for the third annual "Communicating Your Science Symposium." The symposium, created by the CUNY Graduate Center's Ph.D. student-led organization, CUNYSciCom, aims to use peer-to-peer training and engagement to challenge and reshape the way scientists discuss scientific research with each other and the general public. The symposium

ASRC Structural Biology Initiative Special Seminar

Juliette Fedry Structural Biochemistry Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands Molecular visualization of cellular processes in mammalian cells New insights into mRNA translation and the dynamics of the Nuclear Envelope under stress Abstract    To understand cellular processes, it is important to visualize the proteins catalyzing the corresponding biochemical reactions. Over the

Neuroscience Initiative: Advanced Bio-Imaging Camp

The Advanced Bio-Imaging Camp at the ASRC is a week-long summer program for high school students and undergraduates that offers an opportunity for immersion in cutting-edge imaging technologies, neuroscience research, and interdisciplinary research.

ASRC Pride Open Mic + Art Showcase

Dear ASRC Community, We are excited to announce the ASRC Pride Open Mic and Art Showcase to celebrate self-expression, identity, art and have a joyous time with our colleagues! The event will take place on Thursday, June 15th 2023, 4-7pm in the ASRC Cafe. All are invited to share art projects and talents of any

EHOS Training Schedule August 2023

EHOS Training Schedule August 2023 These are Zoom trainings.  The login and Pass Code information are located on the schedule and registration is not required.  After training, the instructor will then send you a certificate and our training records will be updated to show that you have completed all requirements before working in the labs

End of Summer Events at CCNY/ASRC

This year we’ve had the amazing opportunity to host over 90 high school and undergraduate summer students conducting research with mentors at the ASRC. Below are a number of events that will be taking place to  celebrate and present the work of the students and the rest of the ASRC community. All are welcome to join and we looking forward to seeing you!

4-part lecture series with Prof. Eitan Bachmat

Join the ASRC Photonics Initiative in this 4-part lecture series with Prof. Eitan Bachmat, exploring, "A multidisciplinary journey in science and technology, from airplane boarding to designing lenses in hyperbolic metamaterials via space-time geometry." To participate registering here by Tuesday 9/5/23. Lecture dates include: Wednesday September 6, 2:00pm - 5:00pm Friday September 8, 1:00pm - 4:00pm Monday

Climate Stress Across the Biosphere: From Molecules to Organisms to Earth and Social Systems

TO VIEW THE FULL AGENDA: ASRC Climate Stress Conference Agenda   Join us for an exciting event exploring the impact of climate stress on our planet, from the tiniest molecules to complex organisms, we will delve into the challenges faced by Earth and its social systems. This in-person event will be held at the CUNY Advanced

Meet the Librarian: An Introduction to The Graduate Center Library’s Science Resources

Join us on September 29, 2023, at 2 p.m. for our annual session with CUNY Graduate Center Science Librarian Mason Brown, who will be discussing how to access and use STEM research source materials on and off campus. Conducting science research on-campus or remotely can be done successfully with a few simple but critical tools.

8th Annual Sharon Cosloy – Edward Blank Family Distinguished Scientist Lecture

Please join the CCNY Division of Science for the 8th Annual Sharon Cosloy - Edward Blank Family Distinguished Scientist Lecture to be held in the ASRC Auditorium. Guest speaker and further details, including reservation link, to be announced.  About Dr. Sharon Cosloy: Dr. Sharon Cosloy was a member of the City College Biology faculty for

New York City Integrative Structural Biology Symposium

Integrative structural biology is a powerful approach to understand biological macromolecular systems. By combining computational methods with structural science disciplines, spatial and temporal models of macromolecular targets in their in-situ context can be determined. The focus of this symposium is to introduce integrative structural biology to our structural sciences community. The fields of light microscopy,

2023 Simons Collaboration Satellite Workshop

To join or learn more about this event, please the complete agenda here: Satellite Workshop 2023_10.18 Further questions can be emailed to Diana Strickland at

The Science Op-Ed Writing

Join us on October 27, 2023, at 2 p.m. for the Science of Op-Ed writing with Deb Stead, a former New York Times op-ed editor and CUNY Journalism School writing coach. Scientists endeavor to reach conclusions that are objective, but science exists in a world driven as much by opinion and perception as fact. Additionally, funding agencies

Four-day BioAFM Workshop at the ASRC

Join the ASRC Nanoscience Initiative in partner with Bruker for this four-day event, where presentations from distinguished research groups as well as Applications Expert, Dr. Ming Ye (Bruker) will be provided, showcasing the unique and powerful capabilities of the technique. We will also provide hands-on demonstrations with Bruker’s NanoWizard V BioAFM. Please see the attached

ASRC-CCNY Seminar Series in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biodesign: Julien Orts, University of Vienna

Join us for the fall semester ASRC-CCNY Seminar Series in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biodesign every Wednesday at noon! This week's speaker, Julien Orts, Assistant Professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Vienna, Austria, will be presenting a talk titled, “Lead Generation without an X-Ray Crystal Structure: An NMR Method to Probe