Eight Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students at Queensborough Community College were awarded summer National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) awards this past spring and are currently conducting supervised undergraduate research this summer at prestigious non-CUNY institutions including Princeton University, SUNY Binghamton and the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Simran Kaur, Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Geology at Queensborough Community College, has been awarded the Fulbright Academic and Professional Excellence Award (2014-15).
The acquisition of more than 40 sculptures by renowned artist Wenzhi Zhang was celebrated at the opening of “Metaphysical Thinking on Romantic “New Mankind series, held at the QCC Art Gallery on June 3.
Blue skies presided over a celebratory atmosphere as more than 2,300 graduates —representing 143 countries and 84 different languages—gathered for Queensborough Community College’s 54th Annual Commencement Ceremony on May 29.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded Queensborough Community College a $30,000 grant to support an exhibition at the QCC Art Gallery, featuring the photography of Marc Asnin.
The Humanities Theatre at Queensborough was brimming with family, friends, faculty and administrators at the spring Candlelighting ceremony held on May 23. The graduating class of 50 included 9 men—a full 25%. Across the nation only six percent of nurses are men.
Two Queensborough students won first and second place awards for their entrepreneurial acumen at the Capital One CUNY-wide Challenge competition finals held on May 7. A total of five students–two from Queensborough Community College, one from Kingsborough Community College and two from Hostos Community College–pitched their ideas to a panel of judges that included “Shark […]
Queensborough is the first among CUNY colleges to have three simultaneous winners of this prestigious award. Three Queensborough students, Kyle Chin-How, Daysi Proano and Silvia Salamone have each been awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship of $40,000 per year to complete their baccalaureate degrees. They are three of 90 Scholars selected from […]
Honors student Kyle Chin-How, who will graduate this spring with an A.S. degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, opened the program portion of the Partners for Progress Gala, noting “I will graduate from Queensborough with a vision uniquely defined.” Kyle is one of three outstanding Queensborough students to be awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation […]
Three Queensborough students in the Biological Sciences and Geology Department won first and second place awards for their scientific posters at the Sigma Xi 2015 Northeastern Regional Research Conference at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut on April 18.
A major retrospective of global genocide is the focus of “Testimony across the Disciplines: Queensborough Community College Students Respond to Genocide through Art, Music, Dance and Writing.” The featured artworks, narratives, poems and live performances are the culmination of a year-long project that had students explore and respond to the consequences of genocide, mass atrocity and societal injustice.
A multifaceted exhibition will showcase printmaking, oils, installations, photographs and mixed media in the “Juried Student Exhibition of Art & Design”, and the “Faculty and Staff Exhibition”, both opening at the QCC Art Gallery on April 16 at 5:00 p.m.
Professor is the Only Community College Faculty Member to Receive the Award
The Spirit of AMTA Award, which the QCC Mock Trial team has won three times in the past, is presented to the team that best exemplifies the ideals of honesty, civility and fair play and is determined by the rank awarded to each team by their opponents.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu joined U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) during a visit of Queensborough Community College in Bayside where they toured the school’s job training, career preparation and workforce development initiatives, on Friday, January 23.
Nearly half of the 39 nursing graduates who celebrated at Queensborough’s traditional Candlelighting Ceremony are originally from Asia, Africa, Central and South America and the Caribbean. The ceremony, which was held in the Humanities Theatre on January 7, included 7 men—a full 20% of the graduating class and twice the national average.
“We are delighted to welcome such a rich variety of distinguished performers,” said Susan Agin, Executive & Artistic Director, QPAC, adding that “these exciting shows offer superb entertainment for all ages at an affordable price! Come on down to QPAC, which has just been named the “Best in Queens” for live theatre.”
At Queensborough, and at a growing number of other community colleges, studies show that service-learning initiatives are having positive outcomes across virtually all areas of study. Considered one of the elements for academic success, service-learning is a major academic initiative designed to increase retention and graduation rates through an enriched and engaged academic experience.
It has now been a century since World War I began, but America’s role in the colossal struggle has been largely forgotten on both sides of the Atlantic.
Start small, expand, go global, reinvest, scale back and reinvent. These phrases and words are just a sampling of the business lexicon that are second nature to CUNY’s community college students as they compete in the Capital One CUNY-wide Entrepreneurship Challenge, beginning on October 17, 2014.