Research Symposium (Oct. 25 - 27, 2019)

Binghamton University's 2019 Research Symposium & Graduate School Application Retreat

The 2019 Research Symposium & Graduate School Application Retreat is sponsored by Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Boundless Opportunities Await

Binghamton University offers a broad scope of rigorous and prestigious graduate programs. Our research, scholarship and creative exploration have earned an international reputation, and our teaching opportunities, internships and leadership experiences will help you master the skills you need to succeed.

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Conference Agenda (Tentative)

Friday, October 25, 2019

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Symposium Registration

Engineering & Science Building - Rotunda

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Open House and Campus/Department Tour

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Presentation on the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowships Program Application

Center of Excellence - Symposium Hall

6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Dinner/Mixer

Welcoming Remarks by John Bay, PhD, FIEE, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Engineering & Science Building – 2008

Saturday, October 26, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Symposium Registration

Engineering & Science Building - Rotunda

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Breakfast with Donald Asher

"Why Some 2.8 Students Get Admitted, and Funded, With 2.8 GPA, While Some 4.0 Students Get Rejected"

Engineering & Science Building – 2008

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Student Research Poster Presentations

Engineering & Science Building - Rotunda

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Workshop with Donald Asher: "Finding Full Funding"

Center of Excellence - Symposium Hall

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Lunch with Faculty Panel: "Dos and Don'ts of Applying to Graduate School"

Engineering & Science Building – 2008

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Workshop with Donald Asher: "Crafting a Winning Personal Statement from Scratch to a Good First Start"

Center of Excellence - Symposium Hall

4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Closing Dinner with Graduate Student Panel: "Why Go to Graduate School"

Engineering & Science Building – 2008

Register to Attend

Deadline for Poster Presentation Registration will soon be posted!

Abstracts are to be submitted with your registration. Please see abstract sample format below. 

Poster Abstracts:

Students can submit poster abstracts during registration. Abstracts should be 100 words or fewer (please follow the sample below).

Posters should be no larger than 36" H x 48" W.
Deadline for Poster Presentation Registration is 5:00 pm on (TBD)!

Sample Abstract:

Presenter: Christina Colon

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matthew D Johnson

Child Witnesses of Parent Intimate Partner Violence: Associations with Child Depression, Anxiety and Social Withdrawal.

Most studies compare the well being of children who witness intimate partner violence (IPV) to children whose parents did not engage in IPV. We will examine data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing study (N = 4,898), a longitudinal study of families at high risk for poverty and relationship dissolution, to determine whether the children of parents reporting higher levels of IPV over nine years would have higher levels of anxiety, depression and social withdrawal. Then, we will examine whether children who witnessed the inter-parental IPV had exacerbated psychopathology compared to children who do not witness the IPV.



Reserve rooms at one of the Binghamton University's surrounding hotels for a low rate.

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Quality Inn & Suites

4105 Vestal Parkway East
Vestal, NY 13850-2147
(607) 729-6371
Book your group rate for the Retreat
$89.95/night (includes a complimentary full hot breakfast buffet) RSVP room by September 24, 2019.
Discount code: BU 2019 Retreat | Purchase Orders accepted

*If form of payment is credit card, please complete a credit card authorization form (provided by Quality Inn & Suites)


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