SBU Postdoc Spotlight
SBU Postdoc Spotlight is a celebration of the research performed by Stony Brook's postdoctoral scholars. The 2017 Spotlight was held on November 16, 2017 .
Cutting-edge research at SBU presented for a general audience. Spotlight talks are five minutes long and are designed like a TED talk to be accessible to specialists and non-specialists alike. The Postdoc Spotlight is a great opportunity to see some of the latest discoveries and exciting research taking place at Stony Brook.
Postdoc speakers receive specialized coaching in providing a broad and engaging talk for non-specialists. Speakers work with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science . The internationally recognized center works to enhance understanding of science by helping to train the next generation of scientists to communicate more effectively with the public, the media and others outside their own specialty. Selection as a speaker is a unique professional development opportunity that helps prepare our postdocs to become the innovators and leaders of tomorrow.
Prizes given for the best talk. A panel of judges evaluate the talks for how well they achieve the Spotlight's goals of sharing the excitement of our postdocs' discoveries in a way that is accessible to a non-specialist.
Location: Wang Center Lecture Hall 1
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Spotlight Talks: 4:00 pm—5:30 pm
Reception & Award Presentation: 5:30 pm—6:30 pm
This event is free and open to the public.
Congratulations to our Postdoc Spotlight speakers, and especially our winners!
1st Place: Krupa Haranahalli, Chemistry
2nd Place: Diana Amorim, Physics and Astronomy
3rd Place: Maria Rosa, Ecology and Evolution
Ligia Diana Amorim, Physics and Astronomy
Jozef Bodnar, Mathematics
Emiliano Brini, Laufer Center
Veronica Canoa Roman, Physics and Astronomy
Hagit Hak, Biochemistry
Krupanandan Haranahalli, Chemistry
Soumyadeep Mukherjee, Public Health
Maria Rosa, Ecology and Evolution
Kirsten Siebach, Geosciences
QUESTIONS: Contact Kathleen Flint Ehm, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and SBU Postdoc Spotlight Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-632-7531.