SUNY & CUNY To Celebrate Undergraduate Student Research In Albany

March 31, 2014

Albany – Undergraduate students from State University of New York and City University of New York campuses across the state will showcase their research at the Legislative Office Building Tuesday in Albany. Students from 47 SUNY and CUNY colleges will present more than 100 poster displays highlighting their research in a range of academic disciplines.

The event, Innovative Exploration Forum, is OPEN PRESS and will be held as follows:

Date:                Tuesday, April 1
Time:                12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location:          Legislative Office Building
                        The Well, First Floor
                        Albany, NY

A formal program will begin at 1 p.m. and include remarks from SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, SUNY Board Chairman H. Carl McCall, SUNY University Faculty Senate President Peter Knuepfer, CUNY Senior Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Secretary of the Board of Trustees Jay Hershenson, CUNY Vice Chancellor for Research Gillian Small, and the chair of CUNY’s University Faculty Senate, Terrence Martell.

About The City University of New York

The City University of New York is the nation’s leading urban public university. Founded in New York City in 1847, the University comprises 24 institutions, serving more than 270,000 degree-credit students and 218,083 adult, continuing and professional education students. CUNY offers academic enrichment programs for high school students, online baccalaureate degrees through the School of Professional Studies and an individualized baccalaureate through the CUNY Baccalaureate Degree. Nearly 3 million unique visitors and 10 million page views are served each month via, the University’s website.

About the State University of New York
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, and more than 95 percent of all New Yorkers live within 30 miles of any one of SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities. Across the system, SUNY has four academic health centers, five hospitals, four medical schools, two dental schools, a law school, the country’s oldest school of maritime, the state’s only college of optometry, and manages one US Department of Energy National Laboratory. In total, SUNY serves about 1.4 million students amongst its entire portfolio of credit- and non-credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Research expenditures system-wide are nearly $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2023, including significant contributions from students and faculty. There are more than three million SUNY alumni worldwide, and one in three New Yorkers with a college degree is a SUNY alum. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunities, visit

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