Starting in 1994 with one faculty member in a borrowed laboratory in Harriman Hall, the Center has now grown to 9 faculty members and three administrators occupying almost 9,000 square feet of laboratory and office space in the Life Sciences Building. As it evolved from a few separate programs to the Long Island Group Advancing Science Education (LIGASE), to the Center for Science and Mathematics Education, it has raised over $ 16 M in external support. Starting with a summer program for community college students, it has year round activities for students and teachers from elementary school to the post-doctoral and faculty levels. Nineteen new undergraduate and graduate courses have been created and over $2.5 M in fellowships awarded. Undergraduate students have co-authored over 200 papers and abstracts, more than 45,000 middle and high school students have worked in our Biotechnology Teaching Center, and over 500 teachers have obtained advanced teaching degrees in science and mathematics. The great majority of Long Island school districts participate in our programs and we’ve collaborated with the majority of science and mathematics departments in writing grants. Our efforts have led to local, state and national awards and recognition.
December 6th: Registration for Protein Modeling Comptetion
January 29: Registration for North America Computational Linguistics Olympiad
November 22: Geology Open Night: "Exotic chemistry at extreme conditions: from new materials to models of planetary interiors" (Dr. Artem Oganov)
December 6: Astronomy Open Night: "The Hunt for Dark Matter" (Dr. Rouven Essig)
January 30: North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) Round One
February 28: Protein Modeling Challenge