Research Days planned in April
Binghamton University will celebrate research with a series of events on April 17, 18 and 19. The schedule will include open labs, seminars, poster sessions, tours, speakers and more. Faculty members are encouraged to take several minutes during class on one of those days to introduce themselves as scholars.
Shankar Vedantam, a science correspondent for National Public Radio, will be this year’s keynote speaker. His talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. April 17 in the UU-Mandela Room. It’s titled “Elite Tribes: How Mentors, Competitors and Colleagues Shape the Search for Sustained Excellence.”
The focus of Vedantam’s reporting is on human behavior and the social sciences, and how research in those fields can get listeners to think about the news in unusual and interesting ways. His Binghamton talk will convey some of the excitement of research — and the larger societal implications of learning.
There will also be a campus celebration of research at 1 p.m. April 19 in the UU-Old Union Hall, featuring remarks from the president, provost and vice president for research. Two student poster sessions, to be held in the Mandela Room, will bookend the celebration.
For more information, visit the Research Days website.