On Wednesday, Jan. 20, Manhattan College senior Dylan Gray ’16 will join two other college students in a panel moderated by author William Sullivan, hosted by New American Colleges & Universities (NAC&U) at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Gray will discuss his experience of how integrative education, including undergraduate research, improved the quality of his college experience and prepared him with real-world skills. The panel is part of a three-day series of events that will spotlight NAC&U members’ collective mission and approaches to teaching and learning. The event will also honor the legacy of the late Ernest L. Boyer, former chancellor of the State University of New York and United States Commissioner of Education.
A native of Yonkers, N.Y., Gray is a physics major and philosophy minor. Currently the president of the College’s chapter of the Society of Physics, Gray is also a member of Sigma Xi, the science and engineering research honor society, and Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honor society.
Last summer, Gray researched particle physics with the Atlas Experiment and worked alongside Manhattan College physics professor Rostislav Konoplich, Ph.D., at The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. After graduating in May, Gray plans to join a physics Ph.D. program to prepare for a career as a laboratory researcher.
The New American Colleges and Universities is a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic responsibility.