The Center for Sustainable Energy at Bronx Community College-CUNY Presents: This year’s SED Conference will focus on the two essentials of New York City life that consume the most energy and so pose the greatest challenge to sustainability: the buildings in which we live and work and the transportation on which we ride. Policy makers, industry leaders and educators will […]
BROOKLYN, NY– Seahorses have a unique mode of reproduction: male pregnancy, which closely resembles the pregnancy of female mammals, including humans. Brooklyn CollegeBiology Professor Tony Wilson and an international team of researchers have taken a major step toward answering the question of whether the structures of complex reproductive systems—like the seahorse’s—reflect a common genetic architecture. The […]
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams Declares Kingsborough Paramedic Program Day in the Borough of Brooklyn Kingsborough Community College held its first Graduation Ceremony last week for nineteen students in its Paramedic Program. Launched in 2013, the program is the first college-based paramedic program in Brooklyn. The graduates were accompanied by family and friends who were […]
Dr. George John, professor of chemistry at The City College of New York, has received a 2015-2016 Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship. He will spend four months in India teaching and conducting research on a project titled “Introducing Materials Science to Managers through Biomimicry” at the LM Thapar School of Management, in Dera Bassi.
Kingsborough Community College (KCC) Professor and Biological Sciences Department Chairperson Loretta Brancaccio-Taras was recently named as the recipient of the 2016 Carski Foundation Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Professor Brancaccio-Taras, a renowned undergraduate biology educator and national leader in biology education reform, will present the Carski Award lecture at […]
Students from New York City College of Technology (City Tech) held a send-off party at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Thursday for a solar home they built, which will be shipped to California and entered into the 2015 Solar Decathlon International Competition in October.
FRESHKILLS PARK HOSTS MACAULAY HONORS COLLEGE 2015 BIOBLITZ (Aug. 27, 2015, New York, NY) – Hundreds of students, nature lovers and scientists will participate in the 2015 Macaulay Honors College Freshkills Park BioBlitz on August 29 and August 30. BioBlitz is a 24-hour biological inventory whose goal is to find as many species of […]
In early August, biologist Peter Ward returned from the South Pacific with news that he encountered an old friend, one he hadn’t seen in over three decades. The University of Washington professor had seen what he considers one of the world’s rarest animals, a remote encounter that may become even more infrequent if illegal fishing practices continue.
Eleven BMCC students took their turn at the front of a darkened classroom in Fiterman Hall on August 19, pointing to graphs and other visuals on a large, illuminated screen. The students were summarizing their research findings and year-long projects ranging in focus from metal-tolerant bacteria to suspension bridge dynamics. The students completed their projects […]
Octopuses have been recorded gathering up armfuls of debris – and remember, they have eight arms – before taking pot shots at one another. Whether it’s a case of “get off my turf” or merely “oops, didn’t mean to hit you” is still a puzzle.
A two-million-year-old skull fragment comes from the earliest baboon ever found, a new study reports. The fossil was found in Malapa, a cave in South Africa and a Unesco World Heritage site where specimens of Australopithecus sediba, an early ancestor of modern humans, werediscovered in 2010.
According to researchers from the Evolutionary Studies Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, an ancient monkey fossil found in Malapa could be the earliest evidence of a modern baboon ever discovered.
The new academic year also heralds the debut of a number of new programs at The City College of New York, ranging from a new concentration in architecture to a master’s degree that will take health solutions from concept to practical solutions.
The City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) will host the 2015 Inspiring Women Scientists forum sponsored by the CUNY Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.
Five papers written by members and affiliates of The City University of New York’s (CUNY) Advanced Science Research Center’s (ASRC) Environmental CrossRoads Initiative have been published recently, including three in Science magazine.
A team from Wits University’s Evolutionary Studies Institute has discovered a fossil monkey specimen representing the earliest baboon ever found.
The first-ever flyby of Pluto left scientists and the public wide-eyed, and the surprises will likely keep on coming.
Less than two weeks before the start of the fall semester, Francesca Lingo put an impressive freshman year at City College behind her with a NASA presentation on “Earth’s Past as a Window on Exoplanet Habitability.” The prospective physics major was a participant in the Summer 2015 NASA New York City Research Initiative (NYCRI) Internship program at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in Manhattan.
In 2012, Super-Storm Sandy showed that new models for housing that meet the needs of a high-density urban environment are desperately needed. A team of approximately 60 City Tech students is contributing their solution in a net-zero energy model home, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 Solar Decathlon international competition. The model […]
BRONX, NY—Dr. Moira Sauane, who teaches in the Department of Biological Sciences at Lehman College, has received a four-year, $1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to support her groundbreaking research. Her work is focused on understanding how different proteins behave at the cellular and molecular level for the purpose of developing cancer therapies […]