Brain Awareness Week: Diversity in Neuroscience Panel

Event date: 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 2:30pm

Location: 

Room 1100, NAB
Brain Awareness Week Faculty Lectures Flyer

Description: 

 

Panelists:    Dr. Patrick Cadet, SUNY Old Westbury Department of Biology & SUNY Old Westbury Neuroscience Research Institute

                   Dr. Alejandra Del-Carmen Alonso, CUNY College of Staten Island Department of Biology & CUNY Graduate Center

                   Dr. Jillian Nissen, SUNY Old Westbury Department of Biology & SUNY Old Westbury Institute for Cancer Research and Education (ICare)

                   Dr. Lindsey Czarnecki, SUNY Stony Brook Department of Neurobiology

Neuroscience is a highly integrative field, covering a diverse set of skills, specialties, and translations.  However, the scientists that occupy these jobs with careers in these fields may not be as diverse. A panel discussion will be held to provide students with insights regarding the challenges faced by a diverse group of faculty that have established careers within the neurosciences and serve as role models for underrepresented students seeking careers in this field. The event is sponsored by the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) and  the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP).

Brain Awareness Week exposes students from all majors to an informative snapshot of what the brain is, how it works, and how it can be studied. It also provides students with hands-on activities to appreciate how the brain facilitates our conscious decision making processes and behaviors through topical faculty lectures