Two summers ago, Philomina Kane, 16, and the daughter of Ghanaian immigrants, was one of seven participants in The City College of New York’s annual IUSL Photonics Training Program. The program offers high school students an opportunity for applied research in photonic science and technology. This fall, Ms. Kane enters Princeton University grateful to her CCNY experience for setting her on a path that she hopes will lead to a career in biomedical engineering.
Cuando Jessica era una niña, jugaba con legos construyendo casas y pirámides pensando ser constructora. Jessica comenta “constantemente estaba pensando en construir cosas, intentaba usar todas las piezas posibles para hacer grandes estructuras.” Jessica fue elegida Salutatorian 2013 de New York City College of Technology (City Tech), siendo la segunda de su promoción.
Cuando Dany Salas salió de la Republica Dominicana para asistir a la universidad en la ciudad de Nueva York, él permaneció en silencio por un par de meses en su nuevo país, algo que no es característico en él. Sintiéndose temeroso de hablar Inglés y no ser entendido dado su pesado acento.
Senior Mehak Kapoor, an Economics major, has been selected as the second recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s CUNY Student Leader of the Year award. The Division of Student Affairs selected Kapoor for her extraordinary service to CUNY throughout her student career in addition to her outstanding academic achievement.
After a four-decade absence, the Army Senior Reserve Officers Training Corps is returning to City College, which will serve as The City University of New York headquarters for the new University-wide ROTC program, offering rigorous academics and training for leadership in the armed services to students from all CUNY campuses.
In a world increasingly dependent upon interconnected computer systems, cybersecurity cannot be ignored. Dr. Ernest McDuffie directs the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), a federal program with a portfolio that ranges from teaching people how to protect themselves on the Internet to preparing people for careers as cybersecurity professionals. Last month, he was keynote speaker for the 12th annual NOAA-CREST Day at The City College of New York.
The Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) at the City University of New York School of Law is helping to bring environmental justice to classrooms with the release of its comic book Mayah’s Lot.
Michael Sorkin, distinguished professor of architecture and director of the graduate urban design program at The City College of New York’s Spitzer School of Architecture, has won a 2013 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award. Professor Sorkin was selected in the Design Mind category, which recognizes “a visionary, such as an educator, author, critic, curator, or designer, who has had a profound impact on design theory, practice, or public awareness.”
Five CUNY J-School graduates and one current student walk away with honors from various journalism organizations.