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Stony Brook to Host Sigma Xi Symposium April 9

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On Saturday, April 9, 2011 Stony Brook’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) will host the 2011 Sigma Xi Northeastern Research Symposium at the Stony Brook University Center of Excellence for Information and Wireless Technology (CEWIT) to showcase the work of top undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from across the country in various fields of science.

Sponsored by the USG in collaboration with the NYSTAR-designated Center for Advanced Technology (Sensor CAT) and Stony Brook’s Office of the Vice President for Research, the Sigma Xi research symposium is regarded as one of the most prestigious student research conferences in the Northeast. Held in celebration of National Undergraduate Research Week, this year’s symposium promises to be the largest and most decorated in Sigma Xi history.

Among the attendees will be 23 of Stony Brook’s own students, who will be joined by many faculty members including three world-renowned scientists, Professor Paul Greengard of Rockefeller University, Professor Grigori Enikolopv of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and Vice President for Research John H. Marburger, III of Stony Brook University, who will be speaking at the symposium.

“This year’s conference has attracted emerging scholars from all over the country, including such elite universities as Harvard, Yale, Stanford, California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, Emory, Medical College of Wisconsin, Stony Brook University, and many others,” said Yan Leyfman, Stony Brook undergraduate student and director of this year’s symposium. “This event will allow aspiring student scientists to network with each other, faculty, guests, and members of the Stony Brook community.”

About the Speakers
Paul Greengard (Rockefeller University) was the 2000 Nobel Prize recipient in Physiology or Medicine for his work in neuronal signaling. He is conducting influential research on Alzheimer’s disease.

Grigori Enikolopov (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) is a leading authority on neural stem cells, adult neurogenesis, and the molecular basis for mood disorders. He holds several patents, founded two biotechnology companies, and has authored more than 100 publications.

John H. Marburger, III (Stony Brook University) is a physicist and Vice President for Research at Stony Brook University; he was the third President of Stony Brook, former Director of Brookhaven National Laboratory, President George W. Bush’s Science Advisor, and former director of the federal Office of Science and Technology Policy.

For more information, click here to contact the organizing committee.

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