Lehman Launches First Research Awareness Month

April 10, 2013 1:45 pm Research

This April, Lehman College inaugurates its first Research Awareness Month to promote and advance student and faculty research. A series of workshops, fairs, lectures, and presentations showcasing the latest scientific research at Lehman will take place all across the campus from April 15 to May 10.

“We’re hoping to bring more awareness and create excitement around research,” said Saeedah Hickman, Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. “We want to engage students and the faculty population, which will ultimately lead to more proposals and more external funding for our various programs and research projects.”

Lehman’s leading faculty and student researchers  will present their work and introduce their achievements in the coming weeks. On April 17 in the New Science Building, Dr. Avrom Caplan, CUNY Associate University for Research, will discuss the current focus and the future of research at CUNY. The event will also include a presentation of CUNY’s Advanced Science Research Center and internal grant programs.

In partnership with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Class Action, Lehman’s student research club, will host a research fair on the  quad on April 24 to inform the Lehman community about the benefits of research in any discipline. . Student research projects will also be showcased in a three-day event that begins on April 30, celebrating undergraduate research, scholarship, and creativity. Students from Lehman and other CUNY colleges will present their latest research projects through poster and oral presentations.

On May 2, the College will host its Annual Faculty Grants and Publications Reception in the Leonard Lief Library to honor Lehman’s faculty achievement. Research Awareness Month will conclude the next day with the 33rd Annual Arthur Sweeny, Jr. Memorial Lecture sponsored by Lehman’s Department of Chemistry. Prominent chemistry researcher and professor, Dr. Luis Echegoyen of the University of Texas at El Paso will visit the campus to give a talk on “Buckyball Maracas: The Inside (and Outside) Story of Endohedral Fullerenes.”

CUNY faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to join in to learn about the latest research projects and programs at Lehman College. Click here for more information on all events taking place during Research Awareness Month.