Admissions & Aid
Dear NBS faculty colleagues,
We invite you and your students to take part in Brooklyn College’s 32nd annual Science Research Day on Friday, May 12, 2023. On Science Day, undergraduate and graduate students working with college faculty present judged posters on their research. This year, Science Day will be held on the second floor of the Student Center. Poster presentation and viewing will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by an award ceremony.
Encourage students doing research under your guidance to present their work. As you know, students work hard on their research, and presenting the posters describing that work to others is an important culminating event for them as scientists. We encourage you and your colleagues to volunteer for the important task of judging posters.
Thanks for your continued support of this important experience for our STEM students. We will be sending regular updates about registering on the virtual event platform as Science Day approaches. Send any questions to the CASE team via e-mail.
for the staff of the Center for Achievement in Science Education (CASE)
Brooklyn College will be hosting its annual Science Day on Friday, May 12. The event will include poster presentations of research work by Brooklyn College science students at all levels—undergraduate and graduate students. It is our pleasure to extend an invitation to Brooklyn College’s students to participate in this event. Because this year we will be using a digital format, students will be asked to upload video presentations of their posters.
We look forward to seeing you on Science Day.
The online application will permit you to submit your abstract for Science Day electronically. In addition to contact information, you will be asked for the following:
A survey (PDF) can be downloaded to guide you in preparing your application. All fields are required to be completed or the abstract will not be accepted. All abstracts must be submitted by Friday, April 14. No exceptions will be made. If you have questions about the submission rules or procedures, e-mail us before the final deadline.
You will receive an acknowledgment that your abstract has been received when you submit it. An e-mail about whether your abstract has been accepted as submitted or requires editing will be sent to the e-mail address provided. If you do not receive an acknowledgment of receipt within three days of your submitting it, contact us via e-mail.
The following should each be summarized in a few sentences:
In the abstract, do not be concerned with including all of the details. The key point to remember when writing an abstract is to keep the wording brief and concise. Use complete sentences. Avoid personal pronouns like “I” and “My.” Abstracts should be long enough to provide the necessary information needed to understand the project’s basic points and importance, but should be no more than 1800 characters.
The goal of this study is to isolate the gene controlling sexual fusion in Chiamydomonas. In the attempt to isolate this gene we are using an isolated fusion defective mutant (gain-b int-) to screen the indexed genomic library of Chiamydomonas DNA. The purpose of using the library is to find a DNA segment that will make the mutant fusion competent. Once we find the DNA segment that will make this mutant fusion competent, we can retrieve the segment of DNA that complements the mutants and then clone the gene. It is hoped that this technique will lead us to a single gene that directly controls gametic fusion in Chiamydomonas. Once the gene is found we will be able to determine the sequence and analyze the structure of the fusion protein.
We invite you to participate in the Brooklyn College Science Day by having your students present and by volunteering to serve as a judge. The event will be held on Friday, May 12, in the Student Center.
We urge you to encourage your research students to get their projects ready to present at Science Day. This is an occasion for all students involved in research with faculty in the sciences and related fields to present their work. The posters are judged in divisions for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Posters will be displayed from 10 a.m. to noon, with an awards ceremony and lunch for participants afterward. The opportunity to present their research projects to others in this public setting is an important part of making this a meaningful experience for students.
You can download a what an online submission form (PDF) looks like to help you and your students prepare the application. The student will still need to submit the abstract online.
We encourage you to help with this effort to support student research by volunteering to serve as a judge. We need at least two judges for each poster. Generally, you will be e-mailed two to four abstracts prior to Research Day to familiarize you with your assigned posters. We generally assign posters to a judge whom we feel has the expertise to review a particular category of research. You will be required to assess the presenter’s research using a rubric to measure several factors and assessing a score. Everything you will need will be given to you on the day of the event. An awards ceremony and lunch for participants and judges follows the poster session.
If you are willing to serve as a judge, submit your information. If you are unable to volunteer, we would still like your recommendations for other colleagues who could potentially serve as judges. You can recommend people at the link directly above.
Science Day is an important chance for students present their research and derive satisfaction from their academic accomplishments. Our goal is to interest them in continuing to engage in research activities. The attitudes and conduct of the judges are thus very important to the success of Science Day, and we thank you for serving in this role.
We could not do this without the cooperation of the judges. You are a very important part of making this a meaningful experience for the students who take part. On their behalf, thanks very much for your help!
Here are the ground rules:
Judging forms will be provided; here is an example of a judging form (PDF).
If you have further questions, contact us at 718.951.5000, ext. 1709 or via e-mail.