SUNY Cobleskill announces that it will host the Second Annual SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC). On April 15, 2016, hundreds of “thinkers and doers” from around the SUNY and CUNY systems will converge on SUNY Cobleskill for this multidisciplinary event held each spring semester at a different SUNY institution. SURC brings together undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors from across New York State for a full day of student panel presentations, artistic displays, poster presentations, a keynote speaker, a SUNY Graduate School Fair and Career Fair, and professional development workshops for students and for faculty. SURC creates opportunities for learning, engagement, collaboration and discussion outside of traditional classroom settings.

SUNY Cobleskill, known for its superb facilities, central location, and commitment to applied learning, will open its campus to an expected 500 or more students and faculty. All undergraduate students engaged in research and their mentors from SUNY & CUNY campuses are invited to attend.

Renowned cancer researcher, Dr. Jill Bargonetti, will give the keynote address at SURC 2016. Dr. Bargonetti is Professor of Biological Sciences at Hunter College and the Chair of the Molecular, Cellular and Developmental PhD Subprogram in Biology at the CUNY Graduate Center. She earned her B.A. at SUNY College at Purchase and her Ph.D. at New York University, followed by post-doctorate work at Columbia University.

“It is a privilege to host this outstanding educational event at SUNY Cobleskill,” said Dr. Marion A. Terenzio, President of SUNY Cobleskill. “SURC is the culmination of extensive learning engagement beyond the classroom. Participating students will gain invaluable experience by both presenting their own research, and by learning from the tremendous array of research presented by hundreds of other fellow student-researchers.”

“The conference highlights exceptional academic work by students across the disciplines and across our great SUNY system,” said Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “Their accomplishments in laboratories, studios, libraries, and communities on and off campuses are testaments of their educational ambition and excellence.”

For additional information, visit the SURC microsite.