Science Wire

Baruch College Hosts Climate Change Seminar with Author and Award-Winning Journalist Cynthia Barnett

October 27, 2016 | Baruch College

Baruch College invites you to its Climate Change Series with environmental author and award-winning journalist Cynthia Barnett on Thursday, November 17.

CCNY’s George John earns fellowship to Royal Society of Chemistry

October 26, 2016 | City College

Britain’s Royal Society of Chemistry is bestowing Fellowship status on City College of New York researcher George John – the second City College professor honored such this year. Mahesh Lakshman, vice chairman of CCNY’s department of chemistry and biochemistry, was inducted this fall.

Lehman College Receives Over 5 Million Dollars for HSI STEM Grant

October 25, 2016 | Lehman College

Lehman College has been awarded a $5.7 million, 5-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education for its Pathways to STEM Student Success (PTS³) project. The grant is awarded through the Department’s Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) STEM program. PTS³ joins Lehman’s efforts with CUNY’s two Bronx-based community colleges—Bronx Community College andHostos Community College.

Hostos Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

October 19, 2016 | Hostos Community College

National Hispanic Heritage Month was celebrated at Hostos with an event honoring various distinguished Latino leaders on October 7.

BMCC Learning Academy Receives More Than $2.6 Million to Expand Successful Program

October 19, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

October 19, 2016 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has received a $2,625,000 Title V grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand the BMCC Learning Academy, which will to serve at least 2,800 students over the next five years. This small-cohort program — which began in 2012 and served only freshmen — was […]

Out in Two Welcomes 35 Scholars to Fall 2016 Cohort

October 19, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

2016 Out In Two Award Scholars Ceremony Click here for more photos Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) welcomed 35 students to the Out in Two scholarship program during the Fall 2016 induction ceremony and luncheon October 18 in Theater II at 199 Chambers. The scholarship, founded by BMCC President Antonio Pérez, provides tuition scholarships […]

CCNY team develops analytics to predict poll trends

October 19, 2016 | City College

As the countdown continues to the Presidential polls, new analytical tools by physicists at The City College of New York promise a quicker and remarkably accurate method of predicting election trends with Twitter.

Grove School’s Chem-E-Car team makes it to nationals

October 14, 2016 | City College

The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering students head to the AlChE national finals competition in San Francisco to present the “Iodinator-C8,” a chemical powered vehicle that for the first time in CCNY history won first place in the Mid-Atlantic regional competition.

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz tours CCNY biofuels project, Oct. 13

October 13, 2016 | City College

MEDIA ADVISORY U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz tours CCNY biofuels project, Oct. 13 WHAT:       Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy in the Obama administration, is visiting The  City College of New York’s ARPA-E project on biofuels. Housed in the CUNY Energy Institute at CCNY, the project has developed a highly efficient zinc- manganese rechargeable […]

Hunter Takes the Lead in NYC’s Mental Health Services Corps

October 12, 2016 | Hunter College

When Mayor Bill DiBlasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray launched ThriveNYC, their pioneering initiative to address and support the mental health needs of New Yorkers, they made the announcement from the lobby of Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work, home of Hunter’s graduate social work programs and a nexus for the community. On Wednesday, […]

City College receives $5.2m federal grant for major STEM upgrade

October 7, 2016 | City College

STEM education at The City College of New York is set for a quantum leap with the receipt of a $5.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The five-year award to the only senior STEM campus in the CUNY system is for a project dubbed the CCNY Initiative to Promote Academic Success in STEM or “CiPASS.” Its main goals are to improve CCNY graduation and retention rates and increase the number of students receiving STEM degrees, particularly those from underrepresented groups

BMCC Aims to Close ‘STEM Gap’ with $6 Million Grant

October 6, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

(L-R): Christopher Stein, Erwin Wong and Mete Kok   Latinos account for more than half of total U.S. population growth — yet make up less than 10 percent of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) workforce, according to a 2016 report by the Pew Research Foundation. This gap is being closed at Borough of […]

Hostos and “Healthy Beverage Zone” Gives the Borough Better Choices

October 5, 2016 | Uncategorized

Always looking for ways to spread information about healthy and wellness on and off campus, Hostos Community College is thrilled to be a part of the recently formed, “Healthy Beverage Zone” (HBZ) —a project led by Union Community Health Center and in partnership with members of #Not62.

Hostos Home To “What Creates Health? A Community Conversation”

September 30, 2016 | Hostos Community College

On September 24, Hostos was home to the Health Department’s Center for Health Equity’s “What Creates Health? A Community Conversation.”

New Strides for HIV Research at Hunter

September 30, 2016 | Hunter College

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 1.2 million people in the United States are currently living with HIV – and one in eight of those people don’t know they have it. That problem is particularly dire for young people, who account for more than a quarter of newly diagnosed HIV infections, and […]

$4.27m grant boosts CCNY expert John Martin’s spinal cord injury research

September 30, 2016 | City College

For people with cervical spinal cord injuries, regaining hand function is the highest priority. Currently there are no effective treatments for people living with paralysis or profound weakness after SCI. A new $4.27 million grant to John Martin, medical professor at the CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York, from the New York State Department of Health is aimed at boosting research

City Tech Joins Leading Universities in Berlin at the WC2 Symposium

September 26, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech Professor Kevin Hom, AIA, dean of the School of Technology & Design, and three architectural technology students participated in the World Cities World Class University (WC2) Symposium in Germany, hosted by Technische Universität Berlin, from August 8—12. WC2 brings together universities in major global cities to discuss the challenges facing urban areas and […]

BMCC/CUNY Encourages Voter Participation

September 26, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) student Jaime Rodriguez is not particularly enthused about any of the candidates running for President of the United States. Still, there is nothing that would stop him from casting his vote in November 8 election, he says. “If you don’t vote, you have no grounds to complain about policies […]

BMCC Receives $230,407 from NSF for Research on Dark Matter

September 23, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC Professor of Science Quinn Minor   “If there were no dark matter, life wouldn’t exist,” says BMCC Professor of Science and astrophysicist Quinn Minor. He just received a National Science Foundation (NSF) award of $235,407 to study cold, or slow-moving dark matter, and explains its role in our existence. Early stars “spit out heavier […]

11th Annual Golf Outing A Huge Success

September 22, 2016 | Hostos Community College

On September 16, the Hostos Community College Foundation’s 11th Annual Golf Outing raised more than $100,000 for student scholarships and support services. The extended Hostos family, who generously contributed their time and resources, included 120 golfers, Title Sponsor Barnes & Noble, Lunch Sponsor Alpha Medical Equipment, and Dinner Sponsor Heating & Burner Supply, as well […]