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Why Undergraduate Research Experience?

November 29, 2018 @ 11:00 - 12:00


The Women in Engineering Affinity Group and Educational Activities Chapter of IEEE Long Island section present the following lecture:

Why Undergraduate Research Experience?

Speaker: Dr. Erwin Cabrera
Associate Director
Research Aligned Mentorship (RAM) Program Farmingdale State College

When: November 29, 2018, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Where: Farmingdale State College, Lupton Hall, Room 247

Undergraduate Research is steadily being integrated into the academic experience across colleges and universities throughout the nation. In the recent years, companies and graduate schools are increasingly seeking undergraduate research as a requirement for admission or employment. According to the Council of Undergraduate Research, engaged forms of learning, including involvement in research, are transformational experiences for undergraduate students. This seminar will further illuminate the importance of undergraduate research and give attendees a crash course on how to find and apply to competitive opportunities nationwide.

Short Bio:
Dr. Cabrera finds inspiration in the quote, “To whom much is given, much is required.” As a proud product of the University of Maryland Baltimore County’s Meyerhoff Scholars Program, Dr. Cabrera is delighted at the opportunity to pursue a career in higher education. In his current role as Associate Director of the ” Research Aligned Mentorship Program, a $2.9 million grant funded project by the U.S. Department of Education’s “First in the World” grant competition, Dr. Cabrera places students in mentored research experiences on and off campus in national laboratories, research universities, business accelerators, and other research venues. By melding his passion for students and expertise in science into one, Dr. Cabrera aims to make a broader impact through uplifting and mentoring the next generation of young scholars. Dr. Cabrera is motivated to guide students and to be the bridge between the academic-science world and the community, especially for those who are typically underrepresented in these arenas.

When: November 29, 2018, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Where: Farmingdale State College, Lupton Hall, Room 247

This lecture is free and all are invited. Refreshments will be served.

Lecture Coordinator:
Mihaela Radu, Chair of the WIE Affinity Group, IEEE Long Island Marjaneh Issapour, Chair of Educational Activities Chapter, IEEE Long Island


November 29, 2018
11:00 - 12:00


IEEE Women in Engineering


Farmingdale State College (SUNY), Long Island
2350 Broadhollow Rd
Farmingdale, NY 11735 United States
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