Farmingdale State College
April 24, 2015
9:30 am – 3:30 pm, Campus Center Ballroom
Registration is now open. The conference is free, and welcome to all. Seating is limited; so, please register early to guarantee your seat.
Keynote Speaker: Timothy Paglione – Tim Paglione is a Professor of Physics & Astronomy, and chair of the Dept. of Earth & Physical Sciences at CUNY, York College. He received his PhD in astronomy from Boston Univ., and his BS in Physics from Stevens Inst. of Technology. Dr. Paglione is an observational astronomer, traveling the world or utilizing satellites to gather data on molecular clouds in nearby galaxies and our own Milky Way. He likes to work the ends of the spectrum, studying the radio emission of massive, star-forming clouds in starburst galaxies, as well as their very high energy gamma-ray emission. He and his students also study the gamma-ray emission from clouds in the Sun’s neighborhood to probe both cloud structure and the properties of the very energetic particles (cosmic rays) that excite this emission. Dr. Paglione is also the lead of two undergraduate student mentoring projects that aim to increase the participation of underrepresented students in astronomy and other STEM fields. The NSF AstroCom NYC aims to improve the number of minorities entering astrophysics graduate school and runs out of the American Museum of Natural History. The NASA NY Space Grant Community College Partnership aims to improve graduation and transfer rates of minority community college STEM students. Both programs achieve these goals by engaging students in research and immersing them in the research environment. To read more about his work, click here.
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