Binghamton Research Days
Binghamton University will celebrate research with a series of events on March 26, 27 and 28, 2014. Faculty members, academic departments and programs and student groups are invited to plan events related to research. The schedule will include open labs, seminars, poster sessions, tours, speakers and more. Faculty members are encouraged to take several minutes during class on one of those days to introduce themselves as scholars. This year, organizers have chosen to focus on ethics as a theme.
You! Whether you're a faculty member, an undergraduate or graduate student, a postdoc or research assistant, a prospective student or simply a curious resident of Greater Binghamton, we hope you'll participate.
The schedule is still taking shape, but there will be open labs, seminars, tours, speakers and more. Two large student poster sessions are planned.
Can I create my own event?
Yes. Faculty members, academic departments and programs and student groups are encouraged to plan events related to research. Programs related to this year's theme of ethics are most welcome, though events need not tie into the theme to be part of the schedule.
Who's the keynote speaker?
Jonathan D. Moreno, a philosopher and historian who specializes in the intersection of bioethics, culture, science and national security, will be this year's keynote speaker.
Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century
7 p.m. March 26, UU-Mandela Room
Jonathan D. Moreno explores the role of the national security community and the field of neuroscience in preparing the military and intelligence services for the 21st century. Super soldiers; drugs that ease fear, alter memories and reduce the need to sleep; internal and external neurostimulation; advanced prosthetics and other initiatives may alter the nature of warfare and raise fascinating ethical, legal and social issues.
Moreno, the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor of Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania, will give the Binghamton Research Days keynote address at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26. He specializes in the intersection of bioethics, culture, science and national security. Moreno is also a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. His most recent book is Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century.
How do I get involved?
E-mail Rachel Coker at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.