by Alithia Alleyne, Chair, SUNY University Faculty Senate Communications Committee, Isabelle Bichindaritz, Chair, SUNY University Faculty Senate Graduate and Research Committee, & Peter Knuepfer, SUNY University Faculty Senate Communications Committee
SUNY graduate students in all academic fields were invited to contribute to the 2023 SUNY Graduate Research Conference (GRC) by submitting proposals to present their independent research and creative projects as posters.
The goals of the conference were to provide graduate students the opportunity to present their research to a diverse audience and to serve as a catalyst to increase collaborations within the SUNY system by providing a virtual meeting space for faculty and students from across the SUNY system. The conference featured 59 graduate students’ submissions from across SUNY campuses in the form of posters and panel contributions, two panels, and an invited speaker. Student panels centered on Big Ideas crossing discipline boundaries and associated with high impact questions of potentially large societal impact and payoff.
Distinguished Research Professor Kenneth Dill from Stony Brook University delivered the keynote address on the topic of the physico-chemical origin of life.
Dr. Isabelle Bichindaritz from Oswego, Chair of the SUNY UFS Graduate Committee, welcomed everyone and moderated the first Plenary Panel: How has Artificial Intelligence Positively impacted society and what more can it do for the common good?
The second Plenary Panel was moderated by Distinguished Professor Dr. Tiantian Zheng from Cortland: How should we understand and address gender-based violence around the world?
The conference featured six breakout poster sessions: Arts and Education, Biomedical Informatics and Information Sciences, Climate Sciences, Medical Sciences, Psychology and Mental Health, and Sciences (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Math, Computer Sciences).
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