“I’ve always been fascinated by genetics,” said Zach Gershon ’16, a new winner of the Goldwater Scholarship, America’s premier undergraduate award in science, math and engineering. Gershon, a student at Hunter’s Macaulay Honors College, is majoring in biological sciences with a concentration in behavioral neurobiology. He plans to pursue a PhD in developmental neurogenetics and […]
Hunter students Patrick Harned, Matthew Marcus, Javier Pacayo and Yelena Suponya have been awarded 2015 Critical Language Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State. With this highly selective scholarship, each recipient will spend the summer abroad studying a “critical needs” language. The CLS program is part of a government effort to increase the number of […]
A study by City College of New York physicists Flaviano Morone and Hernán A. Makse suggests that “smaller is smarter” when it comes to influential superspreaders of information in social networks. This is a major shift from the widely held view that “bigger is better,” and could have important consequences for a broad range of social, natural and living networked systems.
City College of New York researchers led by chemist George John have developed an eco-friendly biodegradable green “herding” agent that can be used to clean up light crude oil spills on water.
City Tech celebrated the topping out of its new academic building on June 22, marking a major milestone in the construction process when the last steel beam is put in place. Designed by Perkins Eastman, the approximately 360,000 sf, eight-story academic complex is being constructed on the site of the former Klitgord Building at the […]
Associate Professor of Psychology Timothy Ellmore of the City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership recently received a $469,250 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a three-year study of how memories become permanent.
At a spirited gathering on June 17, Student Affairs held their first annual division-wide meeting. Bringing together staff members from all components of the department – Advising; Athletics, Recreation and Intramurals; Career Development Services; AccessABILITY; Financial Aid; Residence Life; Registrar, and the newest addition, the Office of Student Communications, among others – President Jennifer J. […]
BMCC art professor Sarah Haviland exhibited her environmental sculpture on the grounds of the National Museum of Marine Science & Technology (NMMST) in Keelung, Taiwan, from May 14 to June 7, 2015. Haviland was one of nine artists chosen from more than 200 applications from 56 countries, to be part of the 2015 International Environment […]
One hundred and sixty students from 50 high schools across the five boroughs will attend the 2015 New York STEM Institute summer program June 29 – August 7 at the City College of New York. The goal of the Institute is to prepare high school students, particularly women and underrepresented minorities, to successfully pursue college majors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Md Arefin, a Computer Systems Technology major, recently received the Google Summer of Code Award for his proposal “Convert to a lambda expression Java 8 refactoring/quick fixes,” which offers solutions for more concise and versatile Java coding. Arefin and his mentor, Raffi Khatchadourian, a City Tech professor in the Computer Systems Technology Department, will work […]
Kingsborough Community College Assistant Professor, and Center for Economic and Workforce Development Director of Technology and the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise was named as a judge in the National Science Foundation’s Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC) Boot Camp. The CCIC Boot Camp, in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), took place […]
“Being a student at City Tech taught me humility and acceptance. This college taught me that even a poor African man from a tiny village can become successful and realize his dream when he applies himself,” City Tech’s 2015 valedictorian Alassane Ngaide told a captivated crowd of approximately 8,000 fellow graduates, their families and friends […]
Professor Eleanore T. Wurtzel (GC/Lehman, Biochemistry/Biology) has identified a new enzyme in plants that shows promise for ending vitamin A deficiency — a life-threatening health issue that affects 250 million children worldwide.
Eight City College of New York students are spending summer working across the United States after being awarded U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) internships. This year’s USGS awards to City College are two more than in 2014.
Professor Eleanore T. Wurtzel of the Biological Sciences Department and Chair of the CUNY Ph.D. subprogram in Plant Sciences was elected to the Board of Trustees of the prestigious Gordon Research Conferences (GRC), whose mission it is to advance the frontiers of science. Dr. Wurtzel began her appointment on the GRC Board of Trustees in 2012 and will serve […]
As high school seniors all over the tri-state look towards starting college this fall, 50 students from Medgar Evers College Preparatory High School (MECPHS) will begin their first semesters with a degree already in hand.
Jeff Butts, Director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Science Advisory Board. The 25-member board advises OJP on the areas of social science and statistics for the purpose of enhancing the overall impact and performance of OJP […]
Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math Recognized by Legislature Twenty John Jay College science students had their research exhibited in the New York State Capitol building for a week starting on Tuesday, June 9. The research projects were conducted as part of the College’s Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM). […]
City Tech honored “Champions of the Environment” at the 2015 Best of New York Award Dinner on Monday, May 18, at the New York Hilton Midtown. The evening began with a Guest of Honor Reception, followed by dinner and the award presentations. City Tech graduate Michael Lomonaco ’84, celebrity chef and managing partner, Porter House […]
The spring semester ended on a trill of high notes for Mark Hauber, an expert on the evolution and behavior of birds. “It’s been a good week,” Hauber said as he received widespread attention for his three new studies, published in quick succession in separate scientific journals. Biology Open published Hauber’s study of how avian […]