Angelo Lampousis, lecturer in City College of New York’s Division of Science, is the recipient of a $70,000 grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to support standards education in undergraduate and graduate curricula.
City College is one of five universities out of 49 applicants chosen to develop standards curricula. The other recipients are Drexel University, Purdue University, Rochester Institute of Technology and University of Michigan.
“It’s going to take 18 months, and at the end of the process there will be material which can be adapted and replicated by other four-year institutions or any other educational entity that have an interest in this,” said Lampousis about the development of teaching materials for integration into four City College courses.
The four courses consist of two environmental site assessment courses, a geographic information system course and a science and technology seminar course for the Macaulay Honors College Program at City College.
City College students will be able to participate in the process of developing curriculum through internships. Each student accepted into the internship will do part of the research for standards related to environmental site assessment. They each will receive a stipend for their participation.
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Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and Science; Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; School of Education; Grove School of Engineering; Sophie Davis Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine; and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.