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2014 UGRC SPEAKERS

 

Download the (tentative) 2014 UGRC schedule here
Download the Student Abstract Proceedings here
Download the Conference Program Booklet here

Students can be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a $25 gift card for every individual session they attend at the conference. The more sessions you attend, the more chances you have to win 1 of 20 gift cards.

Keynote
Student Presenters
Lunches & Panels
Fairs


Keynote

Date: Wednesday, March 5, 4:15pm - 5:15pm, followed by a reception from 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Location: Hunter West, 8th floor, Faculty Dining Room (All are welcome!)

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Gregory A. Petsko, D. Phil.


What I Learned From Doing and Directing Undergraduate Research,
or The Klutz Strikes Back


"When I was a college student, doing undergraduate research—which I originally did simply for the money—changed my life. I’d like to share that story with you, and then tell you a couple of other stories about other undergraduate research that changed my life. But in this case, it was other people’s research that changed my life, because the undergraduates were working in my lab doing the sort of thing I did decades earlier. These stories have a couple of useful morals and are the best kind of stories, because they all end happily."

Read more about Dr. Petsko here

 

Student Presenters

At Hunter's 2014 Undergraduate Research Conference, students from ALL disciplines have the opportunity to present their work via 10-minute oral presentations or posters.

Student Oral Presentations

Student Poster Presentations

Lunches & Panels

Location: Hunter West, 3rd floor cafeteria, Green Room (All are welcome!)

Lunch: Preparing for and Thriving in Graduate School

Date: Wednesday, March 5, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Career Lunch: What You Can Do with a Science Degree

Date: Thursday, March 6, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

A panel of graduate students or recent graduates from various disciplines and fields will give advice and talk about their experiences. Their tips and stories will provide ideas about what to do now as an undergraduate student to best prepare for graduate school and how to choose and make the most of the graduate experience. Students will have the opportunity to socialize and meet with the graduate students in groups over lunch.

During lunch, professionals working in different career fields will give short introductions and discuss their undergraduate-to-career trajectories and experiences in their current professional positions with students in groups. This session will allow students the opportunity to explore and ask questions about the plethora of professional opportunities and options available to them when they graduate with a background in undergraduate research related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields.


Tips from Faculty: Professionalism & Self-Presentation

Date: Thursday, March 6, 10:30am - 11:30am

A moderated panel of Hunter College faculty from across the disciplines will provide tips about how to get involved in research (e.g., how to approach faculty, how to find a mentor), etiquette as a student and evolving professional (e.g., requesting letters of recommendation), and how to communicate with faculty outside of the classroom (e.g., email communication).

 

Fairs

Location: Hunter West, 1st floor Lobby, Hall of Fame area (All are welcome!)

Graduate & Professional Schools Fair

Date: Wednesday, March 5, 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm

An informal session in which graduate and professional school representatives will give interested students the opportunity to ask questions and learn about graduate degrees and programs. The session will include representatives from Hunter and external graduate programs.

Research Opportunities Fair

Date: Thursday, March 6, 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm

An informal session in which representatives from Hunter’s academic departments will give interested students the opportunity to ask questions and learn about various research opportunities across disciplines at Hunter College.

 

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