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  • The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) is now accepting applications for its 2024-25 Doctoral Fellowships.

    For more information, see the IASH webpage below. The application deadline is Friday, March 15.

    More Info

    Contact Wendy Wall or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/iash/index.html

  • Thinking about your student organization events for the Fall semester? The Union is getting ready to begin accepting room requests for your Fall 2024 events. Reservation requests for the Fall 2024 semester for the Mandela Room and Old Union Hall will open up beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 20. See the important information below regarding procedures:

    - Before submitting an event request, check with your organization to see who should have B-There access to make requests. The "B-There Account Request Form" can be found on the Union website. The Union staff will continue to process B-There account requests to make sure your organization is updated. If you need to update your contact for the fall semester, submit the form by 5 p.m. Friday, March 15.

    - Due to the high volume of requests for large event spaces, each organization will have the opportunity to request one space on a weekend (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) and one-weekday request (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday). Requests will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and it is highly encouraged for organizations to submit a request with three preferred dates inside the request form, just in case first choices are not available.

    - Each organization can submit a request through the B-There at the link below. When submitting a request, indicate the time needed for the entire event. For example, if your event runs from 4-7 p.m., select that as your event time. Union staff will add the necessary setup and breakdown times.

    - Review The Union website to be up to date on all changes to reservation policies and guidelines. Review these carefully. By requesting and using large event spaces in the Union, you are agreeing to adhere to these policies and guidelines: https://www.binghamton.edu/services/union/index.html

    Email any questions to The Union at union@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Catherine Faughnan or visit https://bthere.binghamton.edu/portal/p/

  • Students are invited to apply for the Manhattan Graduate Scholars Program, which provides financial support for students entering the one-year, Saturdays-only, Manhattan-based graduate program focused on improving healthcare systems.

    This one-year program is designed to provide individuals with a bachelor's degree the opportunity to gain sufficient knowledge and skills for modeling, analyzing and/or designing healthcare delivery systems and processes.

    Click the link below to learn more.

    More Info

    Contact Erin Hornbeck or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/ssie/undergraduate/manhattanscholarship.html

  • Arts and Entertainment

  • The raucous, rockin’ bagpipes of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers (that’s pipers, not peppers) return to the Anderson Center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Weekend in foot-stomping Binghamton style.

    Since walking away with the top prize on the primetime U.K television talent show, “When Will I Be Famous” in 2007, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers haven't stopped for a breath, other than to inflate their bagpipes. Formed in 2002, the Chillis have become a global phenomenon, taking their signature “bagrock” sound to the masses with a unique fusion of rocked-up bagpipes and clever covers of popular songs from all genres. Their trademarked sound is a unique fusion of traditional pipe tunes — like “The Flowers of Scotland” and “Amazing Grace” — and contemporary anthems like Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” and AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.”

    Tickets for the general public range from $25-60, with a 10% discount on premium seats for seniors, veterans and Binghamton University faculty/staff and alumni. Student and child tickets cost just $10 for any seat in the house. On sale now through the Anderson Center Box Office, online at the link below, or by calling 607-777-ARTS.

    More Info

    Contact Marnie J Wrighter or visit https://andersoncenter.my.salesforce-sites.com/ticket/#/events/a0S8W00000bcixMUAQ

  • Career Development

  • DataViz is now accepting proposals for a "show-n-tell" event next month, from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, March 14, which is open to faculty, staff, and students.

    Presentations that span the breadth of data visualization are welcome. Secure your spot today; contact us no later than Friday, March 1. Be sure to include your name, department/major, class year (if a student), topic and tool (e.g., Tableau, R/Python, SAS Visual Analytics, Excel, etc.).

    Click the link below to learn more.

    More Info

    Contact Kirsten Pagan or visit https://bengaged.binghamton.edu/dataviz/home/

  • The New York Business Plan Competition is now accepting interest form applications. The New York Business Plan Competition promotes entrepreneurial opportunities for college students from across the state who pitch their business plans to seasoned investors. They also receive the opportunity to engage with mentors and judges from the business community.

    Students who graduated during the Fall semester are eligible to compete in the competition during the Spring semester. Exchange students are also eligible. This year, the regional competition is virtual. To go over your pitch or presentation, or to flesh out your business idea, contact Epiphany Munoz, at emunoz2@binghamton.edu.

    The competition is divided into categories, called tracks, at all levels of competition. Student teams compete within their assigned tracks. This year’s tracks are "Food and Agtech", "Health and Wellbeing", "Learn, Work and Live", "Safety, Power and Mobility", "Products and Hardware" and "Software and Services".

    Click the link below to learn more or apply.

    More Info

    Contact Epiphany Munoz or visit https://nybpc.org/students2024

  • The SUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD) is excited to announce that SUNY is working with Deque Systems Inc. to provide access to self-guided online digital accessibility training. Anyone who creates digital content can access these courses once enrolled.

    Courses are arranged into several curricula:
    - Web Accessibility
    - Document Accessibility
    - Native Mobile Apps
    - Customer Service for People with Disabilities.

    The system-wide subscription is paid for and supported by SUNY System Administration. To learn more about Deque University and to request to be enrolled, follow the link below.

    If there are any questions about Deque University enrollment, contact CPDInfo@suny.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Deque University or visit https://sunycpd.eventsair.com/deque-university-registration

  • Do you want to improve your public speaking, feedback and consultation skills? Apply to be a Fall 2024 Speaking Center consultant.

    The Speaking Center recruits and trains selected undergraduate students from all majors to serve as consultants in the Center every fall and spring semester. Speaking Center Consultants hold regular office hours staffing the Speaking Center, and participate in a weekly class on public speaking, communication skills development, facilitation and peer consulting. More timeline details are included in the application. Successful completion of the internship results in two academic internship credits.

    Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, March 17.

    More Info

    Contact Leticia Fabene or visit https://forms.gle/UkxbQUcpu8BknZxq5

  • General

  • Take a short customer satisfaction survey about Binghamton University Dining Services and enter to win a JBL portable speaker, an Instax smartphone printer or a $25 dining gift card. The survey ends Friday, March 1.

    Click the link below to complete the survey.

    More Info

    Contact Lori Benson or visit https://imo.cx/gv37IyLR

  • Attention Class of 2024 — save the date for Grad Fest 2023, the one-day-only, one-stop shop to get everything you need for Commencement.

    Grad Fest is designed for all students eligible to participate in Commencement and will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and again from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in the UU-Mandela Room and Old Union Hall.

    At Grad Fest, you can purchase your cap and gown, obtain ceremony and ticket information, notify the campus of family members needing accommodations, take a picture with Baxter and so much more. This is a great opportunity to join in the fun, have your questions answered and make your Commencement purchases/arrangements. Sign up for Grad Fest through B-Engaged at the link below. Free refreshments will be provided.

    More Info

    Contact Sarah Koral or visit https://bengaged.binghamton.edu/bugrad/rsvp_boot?id=2259394

  • The Speaking Center is officially open for the semester and ready to meet with students. Our mission is to help students with their public speaking, presentation preparation, delivery and professional skills.

    Our trained peer consultants provide personalized feedback following your individual or group presentation. You can have a personal or class presentation ready — or we have impromptu exercises to help improve your skills. Visit our webpage at the link below to schedule an appointment.

    More Info

    Contact Leticia Fabene or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/offices/success/speaking-center/index.html

  • Graduate academic writing consultants are here to help improve the overall writing skills of graduate students (MA, MS or PhD's at any point in their program). These consultants can assist you with coursework-specific papers, prospectus, thesis or dissertation chapters, conference presentations and other academic writing tasks. The earlier in the writing process students reach out, the more helpful we can be.

    Graduate academic coding and statistical consultants are here to help Binghamton graduate students with academic computational or statistical projects. We can help with tasks like learning a new programming language, finding appropriate computational tools, study design, sample size determination, data analysis and appropriate tests, interpretation of results, help with statistical computing programs, learning data cleaning and management, learning to collect social media data or starting with sentiment analysis.

    Click the link below or email gdwrite@binghamton.edu to contact our team.

    More Info

    Contact Sara Stowell or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/grad-school/academic-support/graduate-academic-consultants/index.html

  • Lithium-ion batteries are found in many consumer e-transportation devices due to their small size, power output and versatility. Binghamton University is heavily invested in researching emerging energy storage technology related to Li-ion batteries. While our researchers are busy creating future energy solutions, consumer-grade lithium batteries are plentiful and present hazards that must be managed for the safety of all campus community members.

    All e-transportation devices powered by a lithium-ion battery such as e-bikes, e-scooters and e-hoverboards brought to, stored or charged on campus must be registered. There is no fee to do so, and the process is simple. Note that you will need to provide photos of each device and battery. You can access the registration form via phone or computer at the link below. This registration does not apply to battery-operated devices such as — but not limited to — laptops, desktop computers, iPads, tablets, cell phones, ADA Mobility Devices, etc.

    Binghamton University has established several safety guidelines for e-transportation users. To learn more about the policy, go to: https://www.binghamton.edu/operations/policies/policy-422.html

    Contact Environmental Health and Safety at ehs@binghamton.edu with any questions.

    More Info

    Contact Environmental Health and Safety or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/offices/environmental-health-safety/fire-prevention/battery-fire-safety.html

  • Health and Wellness

  • S.E.E.K (Support, Empathy, Empowerment, Kindness) — Binghamton's student-run helpline — has opened its lines for the semester. Our squad of call handlers are all fellow students — we get what you're going through. From grief to relationships and everything in between, we've got your back.

    Call the helpline any evening when the dorms are open, between 7-10 p.m., at 607-777-HELP (4357).

    More Info

    Contact SEEK SA

  • NCAA Division I Athletics

  • Join Binghamton University Athletics at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Lane-Starke Tennis Center, as our Men’s Tennis team takes on Rider University.

    More Info

    Contact Liz Flynn or visit https://bubearcats.com

  • Join the Binghamton University Athletics Department at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in the Events Center, as our Men's Basketball team takes on the University of New Hampshire.

    Click the link below to view the full schedule.

    More Info

    Contact Liz Flynn or visit https://bubearcats.com

  • Join Binghamton University Athletics at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Lane-Starke Tennis Center, as our Men’s Tennis team takes on Colgate University.

    More Info

    Contact Liz Flynn or visit https://bubearcats.com

  • Join Binghamton University Athletics at noon on Sunday, March 3, at the Lane-Starke Tennis Center, as our Women’s Tennis team takes on Hamilton College.

    More Info

    Contact Liz Flynn or visit https://bubearcats.com

  • Join Binghamton University Athletics at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Lane-Starke Tennis Center, as our Men’s Tennis team takes on Army.

    More Info

    Contact Liz Flynn or visit https://bubearcats.com

  • Research

  • Are you interested in getting involved in research — maybe even doing research this summer at Binghamton? The First-year Research Immersion (FRI) program has summer research opportunities that might be right for you.

    The FRI summer programs provide science and engineering students with a one-of-a-kind research experience. Working alongside faculty and fellow students on cutting-edge research projects, you'll tackle weighty world issues, build powerful relationships and set a course for college and career success. This year, the FRI program will be running its signature summer program, the Summer Research Immersion (SRI) program, along with a brad-new online hybrid Research Methods course.

    SRI will be running research in our Clean Energy (chemistry and physics) stream. Participants will spend the summer researching clean energy technologies and gain valuable experience and knowledge. SRI will run for ten weeks (Summer Sessions I and III, May 28-Aug. 2), and consist of two courses (Research Stream I CHEM 211 and II courses CHEM 311/PHYS 335, 8 credits total). Opportunities after this program include continued research in faculty laboratories, industry internships and national fellowships. The SRI program is a competitive, application-based program and will accept between 10-16 students for the summer.

    Our FRI Research Methods course (HARP 170) is a 2 credit course that covers research as a process: how science works, how we figure out the next steps, how we reduce the inevitable risks and pitfalls and how we make discoveries that add to world knowledge and innovations. Class time primarily involves students applying the concepts of the research process including data collection, data management, initial analyses and presentation. This course will be offered in an online, hybrid model (synchronous and asynchronous) during Summer Session I and Summer Session II. Students successfully completing this course will receive an “O” general education requirement and will be considered for available spots in the FRI program during the Spring 2025 semester in one of our 11 research streams. Placement into FRI is not guaranteed, but the goal is to provide the foundational skills required to be successful not just in FRI but in research labs across campus and beyond. There is no application required for this course; interested students need only register for the summer HARP 170 course.

    More detailed information about our programs can be found at the link below, including a video explanation for these courses and the process of applying or registering.

    Applications for SRI will open on Jan. 15, and will operate on a rolling admissions basis, with initial application review beginning March 8. The application deadline for SRI is March 31.

    For more information go to: www.binghamton.edu/sri
    Questions can be emailed to sri@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Caitlin Light or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/first-year-research-immersion/sri/index.html

  • Binghamton Research Days will be held April 15-19. Your club, honors society or other campus organization is invited to participate by holding a program that celebrates research and scholarship. Past events have included panel discussions, poster sessions, guest speakers, lab tours and more.

    To submit an event to the Research Days calendar, visit the link below, and for more information, email Rachel Coker, Research Days steering committee chair, at rcoker@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Rachel Coker or visit https://forms.gle/gJwB5SLQ81di6w3f7

  • Do you have a creative activity or research project and need time and money to work on it? Do you know a faculty member who could mentor you for this project? Come learn more about the Summer Scholars and Artists Program and hear from other undergraduate students who have participated.

    The event will take place from 4-4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in UU 111. RSVP on B-Engaged at: https://bengaged.binghamton.edu/esurc/rsvp_boot?id=2259348

    The program provides awardees with $3,500, a $1,000 faculty mentor award and optional free, on-campus housing for eight weeks. The deadline to apply is March 1. Click the link below for more information.

    More Info

    Contact Beth Polzin or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/student-research-and-scholarship/fund/summer-research.html

  • Will you be presenting your research at a professional conference or meeting held between Jan. 16-Aug. 14?

    If so, support is available from the ESURC office to help undergraduate students subsidize the cost of participating in professional meetings or conferences. This support could help alleviate registration costs (both virtual and in-person), travel expenses, lodging and food. A faculty endorsement is required. Learn more and apply using the form on our webpage at the link below.

    The deadline to apply is Friday, March 15.

    More Info

    Contact Stephen Ortiz or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/student-research-and-scholarship/fund/ug-travel-fund.html

  • The Center for Civic Engagement invites applications to participate in the Community-Engaged Learning and Research Showcase. This event is an opportunity for you, your students and your community partners to exhibit the results and outcomes of your community-engaged learning or research project for students, faculty, administrators and the larger community.

    The poster showcase will be held from 4-6 p.m. Monday, April 15, in Old Union Hall. The showcase is designed to display posters featuring course-based community engagement projects and community-engaged research that impact both community organizations and Binghamton University.

    Displaying a poster at the Community-Engaged Learning and Research Showcase is a great chance to:

    - Recognize and celebrate the community-engaged work being done in your courses and research
    - Spread awareness of community-engaged projects that are impacting organizations and residents in the Greater Binghamton area
    - Highlight the teaching and learning opportunities possible through community-engaged activities
    - Inspire people to become more civically engaged across the Binghamton University community
    - Network and learn from other faculty, staff and students, as well as community partners from across the region

    Space is limited: Interested teams must complete an application to exhibit at this event. Selected groups will be assigned an easel where they can display their poster that represents their project.

    The application deadline is Wednesday, March 13. A review committee will evaluate applications, and groups who are selected to participate will be notified by Tuesday, March 20. Questions can be emailed to cce@binghamton.edu.

    Click the link below to learn more or complete an application.

    More Info

    Contact Andi Stack or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSed4Mefg3WcESZ-0XUvYONKX5Enomv0A9Fylyrg7ULlz2kKXw/viewform

  • This session provides students an opportunity to learn about the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), a chance to get started by drafting ideas for both essays and a chance to be introduced to the process of panelist review.

    The session will take place from 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in Lecture Hall 5, and via Zoom. This session is appropriate for those intending to pursue scientific doctoral research across disciplines, except for the health sciences. Undergraduate students of all levels, master's and first-year doctoral students are encouraged to attend.

    The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the quality, vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. A goal of the program is to broaden participation of the full spectrum of diverse talents in STEM. The five-year fellowship provides three years of financial support inclusive of an annual stipend of $37,000.

    Presented by the offices of External Scholarships and Undergraduate Research Center and Strategic Research Initiatives. Follow the link below to RSVP.

    More Info

    Contact Beth Polzin or visit https://cglink.me/2eQ/r2261587

  • Are you conducting translational research, or do you have an exciting invention or innovation in the clean energy sector? Researchers, students and entrepreneurs at Binghamton University have the opportunity to receive grant funding to progress their research or innovation. The National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps Program gives researchers funding and training to explore the commercial path forward for their research, inventions and products. To learn more about the program, go to: https://thekoffman.com/national-science-foundation-i-corps/

    The four-week Hybrid Regional I-Corps Course comprises virtual sessions, mentoring and the opportunity to interact with key customers and industry stakeholders while opening up access to $5,000 in funding to attend the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit from May 22-24, in Dallas, TX.

    Successful teams have the opportunity to progress to the national-level NSF I-Corps Teams Program, providing $50,000 in grant funding.

    The hybrid course starts on Monday, April 29. Apply by Wednesday, March 20 at the link below.

    For questions, contact Epiphany Munoz, at emunoz2@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Epiphany Azaria Munoz or visit https://www.tfaforms.com/5098222

  • Apply for a paid summer research opportunity with a faculty mentor in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SOPPS) or another discipline in the health sciences. Three different opportunities are available: the Health Sciences Interdisciplinary Summer Research Fellowship, the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Summer Research Fellowship and the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Summer Research Fellowship for Women.

    Health Sciences Interdisciplinary Summer Research Fellowship: The research fellowship will be awarded to graduate or undergraduate students performing summer research within any field of health sciences. The intent is to have a student(s) from the SOPPS work with a faculty member from another discipline, or a faculty member from the SOPPS work with a student from another discipline. Faculty and students from the SOPPS, working together, may also collaborate across disciplines.

    School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Summer Research Fellowship and School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Summer Research Fellowship for Women: For the SOPPS summer research fellowship and the fellowship for women opportunities, Binghamton University alumni donors have provided the SOPPS a gift to support summer stipends for pharmaceutical sciences and related translational research at Binghamton University. Pharmacy students can choose a research faculty mentor in the SOPPS or any other Binghamton University faculty.  Harpur College undergraduates must choose a research faculty mentor in the SOPPS. Interdisciplinary projects that are collaborative with additional faculty members in the SOPPS and other Binghamton University schools are encouraged, but not necessary.

    The application is a one- to two-page “Specific Aims” format, with the following sections:

    -Title of research project
    - Student name, current degree program, anticipated graduation year
    - Research mentor faculty name, school
    - Significance — What is the background of the research question to be addressed? Why is this research problem significant in terms of public health and/or basic knowledge?
    - Experience — What is the experience of the student and the mentor that makes them equipped to answer this question? Is there preliminary data that this project will build upon?
    - Specific Aim — What is the research that will be carried out? How will it be done?
    - Deliverables — What are the anticipated results, and is there confidence that they can be carried out?
    - Impact — Assuming that the research works out as planned, what are the next steps? What possible impact will the results have on the ‘significance’ explained above? 

    Applications will be reviewed and awards made by Monday, April 1. It is anticipated that five awards will be made. A completed W-9 will be required from all award recipients. Recipients of the rewards will receive a $5,000 stipend payable to the student. The internship dates will run from mid-May through mid-August; Applicants must be full-time students enrolled in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences PharmD program or full-time Harpur College students

    The application deadline for all three opportunities is Sunday, March 24. Click the link below to learn more or apply.

    More Info

    Contact Eric Hoffman or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/pharmacy-and-pharmaceutical-sciences/research/summer-internship/apply.html

  • This is a research study being conducted at Binghamton University's Clearview Hall by the Center for Transdisciplinary Research on Intimate Relationships.

    The purpose of this work is to explore different elements of people’s attitudes and beliefs about dating, institutional policies and certain groups (e.g., women and trans people).

    This is an IRB-approved study from Binghamton University where eligible participants will receive $30 for completion of all study procedures.

    Follow the link below for more information and the registration form to participate.

    More Info

    Contact Michael Shaw or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/psychology/labs/ctroir/

  • The Undergraduate Research Award is a competitive award designed to support the expenses for students' independent research or creative work. To qualify, your project must be supervised by a Binghamton University faculty member. Additionally, you must be enrolled in independent study, capstone, or honors thesis or a similar research or creative activity course during the semester you apply. The project can extend beyond the initial semester. Funding is competitive and award amounts vary. The maximum award is $1,000, and we anticipate 5-10 awardees each grant cycle (fall and spring). Undergraduates from all Binghamton University schools and colleges are eligible. Faculty may endorse only one student per semester.

    Students are expected to present the results of their creative activity or research at the annual Research Days poster session in April. If you are not able to attend the poster session for any reason, a project report or assessment is required after you complete your project.

    The spring deadline to apply is March 31. Click the link below to learn more.

    More Info

    Contact Stephen Ortiz or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/student-research-and-scholarship/fund/ug-research-award.html

  • Are you interested in getting involved in research and maybe even doing research this summer at Binghamton? If so, the First-year Research Immersion (FRI) program has summer research opportunities that might be right for you.

    The FRI summer programs provide science and engineering students with a one-of-a-kind research experience. Working alongside faculty and fellow students on cutting-edge research projects, you'll tackle weighty world issues, build powerful relationships and set a course for college and career success. This year the FRI program will be running its signature summer program, the Summer Research Immersion (SRI) program, along with a brand new, online hybrid Research Methods course.

    SRI will be running research in our Clean Energy (chemistry and physics) stream. Participants will spend the summer conducting research on clean energy technologies and gain valuable experience and knowledge. SRI will run for ten weeks (Summer Sessions I and III, May 28-Aug. 2), and consist of two courses (Research Stream I CHEM 211 and II courses CHEM 311/PHYS 335, 8 credits total). Opportunities after this program include continued research in faculty laboratories, industry internships and national fellowships. The SRI program is a competitive, application-based program and will accept between 10-16 students for the summer.

    Our FRI Research Methods course (HARP 170) is a two-credit course that covers research as a process: how science works, how we figure out the next steps, how we reduce the inevitable risks and pitfalls and how we make discoveries that add to world knowledge and innovations. Class time primarily involves students applying the concepts of the research process including data collection, data management, initial analyses and presentation. This course will be offered in an online, hybrid model (synchronous and asynchronous) during Summer Session I and Summer Session II. Students successfully completing this course will receive an “O” general education requirement and will be considered for available spots in the FRI program during the Spring 2025 semester in one of our 11 research streams. Placement into FRI is not guaranteed but the goal is to provide the foundational skills required to be successful not just in FRI but in research labs across campus and beyond. There is no application required for this course; interested students need only register for the summer HARP 170 course.

    More detailed information about our programs can be found on our website, including a video explanation for these courses and the process of applying or registering, at the link below.

    Applications for SRI will open on Monday, Jan. 15, and will operate on rolling admissions with initial application review beginning March 8. The application deadline for SRI is March 31.

    More Info

    Contact Caitlin Light or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/first-year-research-immersion/sri/index.html

  • The CAST Lab want to learn more about how different types of minority stress (e.g., prejudice, discrimination, unsupportive family and friends) affect us and our romantic relationships. We are looking for lesbian, gay, bisexual or otherwise non-heterosexual (LGBQ+) couples in a committed relationship for six months or longer to participate in a study conducted by researchers at Binghamton University.

    We are interested in couples who experience a broad range of everyday stress, including people who have experienced highly stressful events. Individuals will be compensated for participation, and you can participate in the comfort of your home. This survey study takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

    You will be compensated with a $10 Amazon gift card.

    To be eligible, you must:
    - Have been in a committed relationship for six months or longer
    - Both you and your partner are over 18 years of age
    - Both you and your partner speak and read English fluently
    - Both you and your partner identify as either lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer or otherwise non-heterosexual
    - Both you and your partner are interested and willing to complete study procedures
    - Have access to the internet

    For more information and to determine your eligibility, call 607-232-2791 and ask for the LGBQ Couples Study. We will conduct a very brief screener over the phone, and if you are eligible to participate, you will be emailed the survey link.

    You can also learn more about the study online on the Couple Adjustment to Stress and Trauma website or at the link below.

    This study is being conducted by Melissa Gates, of the Psychology Department. For information about your rights as a research participant, you may contact the Human Subjects Research Review office at 607-777-3818. For more information or to determine eligibility/scheduling, call 607-232-2791 or email binghamtoncastlab@gmail.com.

    More Info

    Contact Melissa Gates or visit https://sites.google.com/binghamton.edu/castlab/participate?authuser=0

  • Speakers and Lectures

  • Join the Division of Public Health at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in HSB 102, for the inaugural Public Health in Action lecture series. During this session, Thomas Foley, clinical assistant professor and the founding organizer of the ADA Amplified Symposium Series, will explore changing perceptions of disability in society. A Zoom link is available; Contact Mitchell Brooks, at mbrooks6@binghamton.edu, if you require any accessibility accommodations.

    Disability is a socially constructed concept that has evolved over the past few centuries. Not all within the large, diverse disability community agree on what terms are the most appropriate or what practices are the best. However, there is a general consensus around the promotion of person-first language and environmental, functional and social-political frameworks of disability. Attend the inaugural Public Health in Action Workshop to learn about the evolution of disability frameworks and the use of person-first language.

    Click the link below for additional details or to RSVP.

    More Info

    Contact Mitchell Brooks or visit https://cglink.me/2eQ/r2260227

  • Amy Aines, a communications strategist and speaker coach, is the co-author of “Championing Science: Communicating Your Ideas to Decision Makers.” She’ll be on campus for three signature events during Binghamton University Research Days in April.

    Her keynote, "How to Use Communication Strategy to Stand Out as a Researcher", is at 4 p.m. Monday, April 15, in UUW-325. Every opportunity to speak about your research can help you win funding, attract collaborators, drive action and enhance your reputation — if you take a strategic approach.

    A workshop for faculty, "Success Strategies for Communicating Across Disciplines", is at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, in UUW-324. This workshop will strengthen participants’ ability to express themselves clearly, ensure they have been understood and encourage productive collaboration. Participants will work with relevant subject matter and provide opportunities to apply key concepts.

    An interactive seminar, "Tame Your Nerves: Speaker Preparation and Delivery Tips and Techniques", at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, UUW-324. This interactive seminar will help presenters get ready for their next speaking opportunity and provide tools and simple exercises to help them be effective under pressure.

    Registration is encouraged but not required for the workshop and seminar; email Rachel Coker at rcoker@binghamton.edu to sign up.

    More Info

    Contact Rachel Coker or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/research/division-offices/research-advancement/research-days/index.html

  • Student Activities

  • Join the Speaking Center for "Speak On That!" a speaking competition that will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, April 12, in LH 10.

    If selected, participants will be asked to give a 5-7 minute presentation in front of our guest judges and audience members for the chance to win an assortment of fun prizes. The presentation topic is completely up to the participant, as long as it falls under either an informative or persuasive speech category. Visual aids are encouraged but not required.

    How to apply:

    - Submit your intent to present using the Google form below by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 14
    - Applicants will then be contacted to undergo a pre-selection meeting with the speaking center consultants, allowing us to get to know you and your topic a little better
    - Applicants will have the opportunity to make an appointment with the Speaking Center before the event, allowing you to refine your presentation further and learn more about what we do

    More Info

    Contact The Speaking Center or visit https://forms.gle/XTXZp3usCcZk4dxB8

  • Training and Workshops

  • The Binghamton Biofilm Research Center will offer a three-day hands-on “Working with Microorganisms” workshop, scheduled to take place on Monday, March 11, Wednesday, March 13 and Friday, March 15. The workshop will include both online instruction and in-person, hands-on skill practice. Each day of the workshop will include a pre-recorded, pre-lab, lecture video and in-person sessions from 5-7 p.m. in the Center of Excellence (COE) room B401. All participants must watch the pre-lab lecture videos and attend the in-person sessions for ALL THREE DAYS.

    The purpose of each workshop is to train Binghamton University students, staff and faculty in basic microbiology techniques. Attendees who complete the training and attend all three online and in-person sessions will be certified by the Binghamton University Institutional Biosafety Committee to work in BSL-1 and BSL-2 labs.

    The workshop will focus on medium preparation and autoclaving, aseptic technique in the handling of microorganisms, determining the overall number and purity of bacteria in a sample, stock culture preparation and gram staining. No prior microbiology knowledge is required for this workshop. During the hands-on portion of the workshop, you may choose whether to wear a face mask. PPE, including lab coats, masks and gloves will be supplied to all participants, and shared equipment will be sanitized before and after each use. Seats are limited for each workshop.

    To register for the workshop, complete the form below. Registration for the workshop closes Friday, March 8.

    If you have any questions regarding the workshop, contact Victoria Oladosu ( volados1@binghamton.edu).

    More Info

    Contact Victoria Oladosu or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfAOHwM_YQI8euSWuEi0w91A1cfZjXhiBrIUjEnLIZMEKdS2w/viewform

  • Volunteer

  • Broome Tioga BOCES is seeking Binghamton University students, faculty or staff to judge Odyssey 2024, which will take place from 7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Broome Tioga BOCES, 435 Glenwood Road in Binghamton. Anyone 18+ is allowed to participate, and no experience is needed; Lunch and a t-shirt are provided to volunteers.

    Watch this short video for an idea of what the event is about and how judges participate: https://www.btboces.org/Odyssey.aspx


    While we can use help throughout the event, the biggest needs are:

    - "Spontaneous", the secret AREA 51 of Odyssey where kids solve a verbal or hands-on problem in just 8 minutes
    - "Problem 2", the technical problem where kids are building an AI device that creates art
    - "Problem 4", the structure problem where the team uses only 18 grams of wood to build a weight-tested structure
    - "Primary Noncompetitive Problem", with our littlest participants, who must discover animals that wake up at night

    Use the link below to sign up to judge for Odyssey — this is a fun, meaningful experience and would look great on a resume.

    Questions can be sent via email to Lynette Bryan, at lbryan@btboces.org.

    More Info

    Contact Kimberly Eiche or visit https://www.odysseyofthemind.com/reg/registration_step.php?g=ootm&s=judge&c=22038