New York City College of Technology

City Tech Professor Leads Healthy Building Research Project with Students

January 8, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

Biological Sciences Professor Davida Smyth has organized a research project with students that focuses in part on the use of antimicrobials in the construction of buildings. In an effort to understand what constitutes a healthy—or unhealthy—building, Smyth and her students studied various types of surface bacteria on the City Tech campus. “At City Tech, the […]

Dean of City Tech’s School of Technology & Design Is Recipient of Two Architecture Awards

January 6, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech congratulates Kevin Hom, Dean of the School of Technology & Design, who recently received an award of merit for his Tidewater Community College Student Center in Virginia Beach by the Engineering News Record MidAtlantic. Tidewater Community College, which has been developed over the last 50 years, surrounds a large body of water in […]

Former Panhandler Inspires City Tech Students with Story of Hope and Kindness

January 6, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

Maurice Mazyck, the subject of the New York Times bestseller, An Invisible Thread, spoke about his experiences as an 11-year-old panhandler on the streets of New York City at Professor Yvonne Goldson’s developmental reading class on December 15 at City Tech. Professor Goldson regularly assigns the book because the inspiring story of overcoming seemingly insurmountable […]

City Tech Hospitality Management Students Earn the Title of Certified Guest Service Professional

December 23, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech is pleased to announce that on December 18, Dean David Smith, School of Professional Studies, presented 26 Hospitality Management students with certificates earned in a Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP) workshop program. The workshop series was supported by a Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education grant secured by Professor Patrick O’Halloran. The […]

Service Learning Means Feeding the Hungry for City Tech Students

December 23, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

For the last 25 years, City Tech has served Brooklyn’s neediest at the holidays by offering a meal prepared by City Tech Hospitality Management faculty and student volunteers. On December 19, twenty students and four faculty volunteers prepared a special holiday meal that fed 350 people at CHiPS, a Park Slope charity that serves the […]

Winner of City Tech’s Speech Competition Argues Against Common Core Curriculum

December 18, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

On December 11, the Humanities Department held its annual Public Speaking Competition, with 29 students participating. Professors Denise Scannell and Magdalena Igiel, event coordinators, organized 18 judges from across 12 departments for the first round of the competition, from which six students were selected to advance to the final round. The final round, held in […]

Latest Issue of City Tech’s NANO: New American Notes Online Now Available

December 10, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech is pleased to announce that NANO: New American Notes Online has officially published Issue 6: Cartography and Narratives. This issue is the result of the tremendous effort by guest editors Matthew Bissen (CUNY Graduate Center, Parsons/The New School) and Laurene Vaughan (RMIT University, Melbourne), the ten article authors, and NANO’s editorial team, led […]

City Tech Students and Professors Support New York City Food Film Festival

December 2, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech Hospitality Management students joined the volunteer team at the annual New York City Food Film Festival (NYCFFF), a unique event that exhibits the year’s best films about food while serving up the exciting experience of tasting the food showcased in the films, from October 29 to November 1. At this film festival, food […]

City Tech Students Receive American Society of Mechanical Engineers Research Scholarships

November 20, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Material and Energy Recovery Division (MER), selected two City Tech Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology students to receive the prestigious ASME-MER undergraduate research scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year. Ye Htet Lynn was awarded a $4,000 scholarship and Christopher Amoroso was awarded a $2,000 scholarship. Lynn and Amoroso […]

City Tech’s Black Solidarity Day Event Inspires Discussion about Freedom

November 20, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

On November 3, the City Tech community gathered in the Atrium Amphitheater to celebrate Black Solidarity Day, an annual event sponsored by the African American Studies Department. The keynote speaker was Dr. Marcyliena Morgan, Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies and Executive Director of the Hip Hop Archive at Harvard University. […]

City Tech Professors Lead the National Federation of Opticianry Schools in New Review Courses for Potential Candidates

November 20, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

From November 7-9, 2014, City Tech Professors Robert J. Russo and Kimberly Strickler led faculty members from various National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS) college programs in developing a comprehensive American Board of Opticianry & National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO-NCLE) review course for potential ABO-NCLE candidates. The meeting took place at Camden County College, Blackwood, […]

City Tech Professor’s Film Wins Top Prize at Ekotopfilm Festival in Slovakia

November 11, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech congratulates Professor Ryoya Terao, Department of Entertainment Technology, whose documentary film, “Quest for Energy” won the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic Prize at the IFF Ekotopfilm Festival—the 41st International Festival of Sustainable Development Films. The award ceremony was held at Primacial Palace in Bratislava, Slovakia, on October […]

City Tech Program Exposes High School Students to Careers in Engineering

November 6, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

A group of 21 local high school students were introduced to STEM disciplines and career options in engineering this summer through City Tech’s Office of Collaborative Precollege Programs. Leveraging a model developed by a team of faculty members, led by Associate Provost Pamela Brown and funded by a National Science Foundation STEP grant, the Office […]

City Tech Students and Faculty Offer Solutions to Brooklyn Design Challenges

November 5, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

From November 17-19, City Tech’s Department of Architectural Technology faculty and students present design solutions for sites between Borough Hall and the East River that hold exceptional, yet unfulfilled, potential at the “Architectural Visions: Transforming Downtown Brooklyn—40 Innovative Designs” exhibit, Borough Hall, Community Room, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn. An opening reception will be held November […]

City Tech Professor’s New Book Broadens the Concept of African-American Migration

November 5, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech congratulates Professor Marta Effinger-Crichlow on the publication of her new book Staging Migrations toward an American West: From Ida B. Wells to Rhodessa Jones, which examines how black women’s theatrical and everyday performances of migration toward the American West expose the complexities of their struggles for sociopolitical emancipation. While migration is often viewed […]

City Tech Announces New Relationship with Santander

October 29, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) is pleased to announce that on October 28th, City Tech President Russ Hotzler and Eduardo Garrido, director of Santander Universities US, signed a five-year agreement with Santander Bank, N.A., through which its Santander Universities Global Division will provide international education and research opportunities to City Tech students […]

City Tech Hosts Speakers Series Commemorating 76th Anniversary of Kristallnacht and Honors Special Guests

October 27, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

On November 12, at 12:30 pm, in City Tech’s Atrium Amphitheater, 300 Jay Street, featured speaker, Michael Schneider, Secretary General Emeritus of the World Jewish Congress, and former CEO of the American Joint Distribution Committee, will receive the 2014 City Tech Jewish Faculty & Staff Association (JFSA) Distinguished Humanitarian Award for his anti-apartheid efforts in […]

Growth and Expansion Mark City Tech’s 2014-2015 Academic Year

October 16, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

With more than 17,200 students enrolled this fall, City Tech now has the largest undergraduate enrollment of any of CUNY’s senior colleges. The full-time faculty has grown by more than one-third in the last 10 years, now totaling approximately 450—an all-time high. In concert with the transition to a 21-hour faculty teaching load this fall […]

City Tech Student Competes on Hispanic College Quiz Show

October 14, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

During Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), the nation celebrates the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans, and City Tech celebrates with a number of activities on campus. This year, the College community will be watching Carolina Mata, a Civil Engineering Technology major, compete in the Hispanic College Quiz Show on Sunday, October 19th, at 2pm on […]

City Tech Hospitality Management Professor Inducted Into the Prestigious Les Dames d’Escoffier

October 10, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

On September 22nd, Professor Elizabeth Schaible, chair of Hospitality Management, was inducted into Les Dames d’Escoffier New York (LDNY), the first and largest chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, a 40-year-old association supporting women leaders in the food, wine and hospitality industries. Out of the nine inductees, Schaible was the only one to have also […]