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.

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!

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ASRC Community Night Series: Neuroscience

Join us for an evening to learn about what’s happening in the neuroscience initiative with Director Dr. Patrizia Casaccia. Participants can also try out our new EEG headset experience, in our immersive visitor center, which visualizes electrical activity in the brain in real-time!

Fall 2023 Photonics Seminar Series: Margherita Maiuri, Politecnico de Milano

Ultrafast nanophotonics: harnessing light and manipulating matter through femtosecond multidimensional spectroscopies Abstract – Ultrafast manipulation of light-matter interactions in photonic nano-architectures has unlocked unprecedented opportunities in the field of nanophotonics,

From Journal Paper to Book Author

Join us on Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. for our next Communicating Your Science webinar, "From Journal Paper to Book Author." From memoirs such as "The Disordered Cosmos" to scientific narratives

Spring 2024 Neuroscience Initiative Seminar Series

Join the ASRC Neuroscience Initiative for this monthly seminar series welcoming speakers from around the country exploring numerous topics on environmental factors in relation to neurodevelopment, the use of AI in interdisciplinary research and more.

ASRC Community Science Night

Join us for another interactive evening in the ASRC’s Illumination Space to learn about upcoming opportunities at the ASRC and greater Harlem, including events open to the community!

ASRC-CCNY Seminar Series in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biodesign: Thomas Kurtzman, Lehman College, City University of New York

Join the ASRC Structural Biology Initiative in welcoming Professor Thomas Kurtzman, Lehman College, City University of New York, as the first guest speaker in this Spring 2024 Biochem Seminar Series! This series takes place every Wednesday, with refreshments in the cafe at 11:30 and the seminar to follow in the auditorium at 12pm.

ASRC-CCNY Seminar Series in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biodesign: Christiane Riedel, École Normale, Supérieure de Lyon, France

Join the ASRC Structural Biology Initiative in welcoming Professor Christiane Riedel, École Normale, Supérieure de Lyon, as this week's guest speaker in the Spring 2024 Biochem Seminar Series! This series takes place every Wednesday, with refreshments in the cafe at 11:30am and the seminar to follow in the auditorium at 12pm.