A Gathering of Science Scholars National Conference
Stony Brook AGEP, under the auspices of the CIE, hosted its third annual conference on the Stony Brook campus called "A Gathering of Science Scholars National
Conference: Access for Underrepresented Students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines." The conference was held over two days,
October 13-14, 2006 and brought over 300 participants representing 40 institutions nation wide. The response to this conference was overwhelming. The conference
featured comprehensive experiences to expose undergraduate students to graduate school opportunities and careers in research and teaching and provided important
opportunities for skill development. Outstanding speakers who are recognized and celebrated leaders in the country engaged the participants in focused and
informative discussions in order to raise awareness about issues related to broader participation and academic success in the STEM disciplines.
Poster presenter, Yenmei Keng, an undergraduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University, explains her research
The research symposium featured over 60 poster and 6 oral presentations, by undergraduate and graduate students, all judged by a team of on campus and visiting faculty.
First Place Poster Winner in the Math/Physical Science category, Lisandra Santiago of University of Puerto Rico at Cayey, discusses her research with a fellow student.
The networking session provided students the opportunity to explore graduate programs as well as corporations and laboratories. There were over 25 booths of, which 11 were Stony Brook graduate programs.
This conference provides visibility, strategic recruitment, and strengthens the campus culture which embraces diversity and academic excellence.
This years funding for the Gathering of Science Scholars was provided by Stony Brook AGEP, The National Science Foundation, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, and Peterson's - A Nelnet Company.
Current SUNY AGEP students, Rose Saint Fleur and Akua Bonsra provide graduate school information to an undergraduate conference participant.
|Graduate:|| ||Tia Deas,|
Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Sciences at the University at Albany
|Undergraduate:|| ||Dimitri Vaughan,|
Chemistry major at the University at Albany
|Biology:|| ||1st Place: (tie)|| ||Cindy Leiton, Biochemistry major at University of New Haven
Dieshia Rosa of Medgar Evers College
| ||2nd Place:|| ||Max Garcia, Biochemistry major at Old Westbury|
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|Engineering:|| ||1st Place:|| ||Ariba Chowdhury, Chemical Engineering major at Syracuse University|
| ||2nd Place:|| ||Nadia Gomez, Mechanical Engineering major at Stony Brook University|
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|Math/Physical:|| ||1st Place:|| ||Lisandra Santiago, Chemistry major at University of Puerto Rico, Cayey|
| ||2nd Place:(tie)|| ||Clyde Lewis, Mathematics major at Bronx Community College
Mary Ballestros, Graduate Student at City College of New York
**Note: For those who participated in the poster presentations and would like to know your score,
please email your request for a copy of your judge's scoring sheets to the AGEP office at SUNYAGEP@notes.cc.sunysb.edu
Please provide your name and an address where you would like the scoring sheets to be sent. **
GSS III Conference Evaluations
If you have not submitted the evaluation form (this was the green form in your conference book), please follow the link to GSS III Evaluation
and email it to: SUNYAGEP@notes.cc.sunysb.edu or mail it to:
Center for Inclusive Education
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library E-1340
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3387