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February 12, 2008

Third Conference on Science and Technology at Farmingdale State College

Students from Area Schools and Colleges Are Invited to Share Ideas with Professors

Building on the strong success of the first two conferences, Farmingdale State College will offer the Long Island Conference on Science, Health and Technology on April 17 and 18, 2008. On Thursday, April 17 the hours are 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and on Friday, April 18, the hours are 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. There is no registration fee.

New this year is an expanded format with the participation of numerous colleges, including Stony Brook, Old Westbury, Hofstra, NYIT, St. John's, Suffolk Community College, and the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Students from middle schools and high schools from across Long Island such as Farmingdale and Amityville are scheduled to participate.

The two-day conference will feature:

  • A keynote address by representative of NASA (on April 18)
  • Research papers by faculty and students
  • Poster sessions by students
  • Panels and workshops on a variety of topics related to advances in biosciences, health sciences, engineering technologies, and management
  • A graduate program fair
  • A reception

Faculty and students are invited to submit abstracts of research papers, innovative projects, and case studies pertaining to teaching and learning to be considered for presentation in the conference. A peer review process will determine the papers selected for presentation in the conference sessions. Presentation of the papers at the conference should be in the form of PowerPoint slides. The length of presentations should not exceed more than 15 minutes. Abstracts of papers should be limited to 500 words or less and are due by March 10, 2008.

Students are invited to submit abstracts of their outstanding class work, undergraduate research projects, and innovative case studies for presentation in the poster session by March 10, 2008. A faculty committee will select the presentations to be included in the poster session.

Up to five best Student Poster presentations in each category (biosciences, health sciences, management, and engineering technology) will be selected for recognition by the conference organizers

Students who have been involved or interested in undergraduate studies in science, technology, health and other programs will see student and faculty presentations of research papers and the results of their recent research work in poster sessions. The Conference will give them the opportunity to learn about the advances in their respective fields.

Faculty who have helped students undertake studies in science, technology, health and other programs are invited to showcase the work of their students. They will have the chance to encourage more students to explore broader opportunities available in research and graduate education.

Professionals from industry who help shape the direction of the educational programs are invited to the conference to share their thoughts about the advances in science, technology, health and other fields and to suggest means to develop skills and competencies needed in industry.