Binghamton Research Days

Binghamton University will celebrate research with a series of events on April 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2016. 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 “Making Friends With Failure” as a theme.

Who's invited?

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.

What's planned?

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?

Materials scientist Ainissa Ramirez, a science evangelist, will be our keynote speaker at 7 p.m. April 12 in the UU-Mandela Room. She’s the co-author of Newton’s Football: The Science Behind America’s Game (Random House) and author of Save Our Science: How to Inspire a New Generation of Scientists (TED Books). Her talk, titled “Making Friends With Failure,” will highlight the role of failure in the process of discovery.

How do I get involved?

E-mail Rachel Coker at for more details.