Deadbeat Drums, a team of three Grove School of Engineering seniors, has won the first annual Zahn Prize for excellence in entrepreneurship. The team of Greg Knoll, Jeremy Neiman and Will Senisi took the top honor, besting three other finalists with their design of an electronic system to teach drumming, connected to an online progress-tracking and analysis tool. Their selection was announced May 6 at celebratory gala in Steinman Hall at The City College of New York following the final round of competition.
Dredging shipping channels to keep up with the changing needs of the container ship industry poses environmental risks. Contaminated material brought up from the bottom of waterways could threaten coastal habitats if not properly handled.
If you think you have nothing in common with worms, think again. One worm in particular, known by its scientific name “Caenorhabditis elegans” or “C. elegans,” has many biological properties in common with humans—it has DNA, develops from an embryo, and possesses a digestive and nervous system.
The City College of New York has substantially expanded its summer study-abroad programs, offering courses in 11 countries on five continents, up from five programs a year ago. Among the new options is the College’s first program for STEM majors, run in collaboration with Universidad de La Habana, Cuba. The programs are available to CCNY undergraduates as well as students from other institutions, and many still have space available.
In March, municipal leaders, scientists, engineers and designers met at The City College of New York for “Waterproofing New York,” a conference that explored the impact of past and future storms on five vital infrastructure systems. “Beyond Waterproofing,” a sequel to that event, presents the designer-participants approaches to re-imagining New York’s water/waste, power/data, circulation/fuel, parks/recreation and shelter infrastructure systems.
Small, spherical and covered with spines, sea urchins bear no resemblance to people. But the eggs they lay are comparable in size to human eggs, making them extremely useful in the study of how cells divide and reproduce. That similarity is at the heart of an ambitious research project by three BMCC students.
Three Queens College graduates have received National Science Foundation Research fellowships to continue their research. The NSF fellowships are among the most prestigious and highly competitive grants in the country.
Dr. Matthew Goldstein, Chancellor of The City University of New York (CUNY) and a member of the CCNY Class of 1963, will be the keynote speaker at The City College of New York’s 167th Commencement Exercises, 10 a.m., Friday, May 31, on the CCNY campus.
Baruch College student Irina Mironova and Baruch graduate Christopher Lopez have been awarded the Jonas E. Salk Scholarship, in support of their studies in the natural sciences.
Grove School of Engineering students – past and present – dominated the 2013 National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship awards for The City College of New York this year. They garnered all eight fellowships conferred on CCNY graduating seniors and recent alumni.
Long Island City, NY—LaGuardia Community College student Weily Lang placed first for her research on the effects of antioxidants on fertility in male fruit flies at the Sigma Xi Research Showcase, a nationwide online science competition. Weily, a fine arts major who loves insects and research, was up against some 100 student researchers, 80% of [...]
Researchers at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and City University of New York have invented a proprietary new formulation called VisikolTM that effectively clears organisms to be viewed under microscopes. Visikol can be used in place of chloral hydrate, which is one of the few high-quality clearing solutions currently available but which is tightly regulated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) due to its use as a narcotic.
NEW YORKERs are famous for being unflappable, but in the fall of 2011 William Fritz was worried that the city had taken Hurricane Irene a little too much in stride. Like other climate concerned scientists, Fritz, a geologist at the College of Staten Island, considered Irene a precursor of more powerful and frequent storms in coming years. But where he saw a heads-up, others saw a worst-case scenario that wasn’t so bad.
AS A STUDENT during her undergraduate days, Elana Cooper struggled academically. Today she’s a first-year Ph.D. student at one of the top engineering schools in the country, and she is more surprised than anyone.
FOR ALL THE YEARS he’s been an astronomer, Charles Liu has examined thousands upon thousands of galaxies — 80,000 alone in a recent project, some as far as 7 billion light-years from Earth. He’s measured how quickly galaxies form stars and determined their age and luminosity. But one galaxy has captivated him more than all the others: J152426.55+080907, or as it’s more commonly known, Flagellan.
THOUGH you probably have never heard of him, Hank Kaplan might go down in boxing history as the greatest of all time. Not for his boxing skill, but for amassing the largest archive of boxing memorabilia and artifacts in existence.
Upon his death in 2007, at age 88, Kaplan donated the collection — valued at $2.94 million and gathered over 60 years — to the Brooklyn College Library Archives and Special Collections.
SCIENTISTS ESTIMATE that there are 300 to 400 different species of terebrid snails — a type of venomous marine snail — that live in tropical environments around the globe. So far, only 150 species have been identified from DNA analysis. Some terebrids are equipped with a venom apparatus that produces compounds that could be used for drug development.
Created in 1968 as a result of a community movement that understood the importance of higher education, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York will celebrate its official 45th anniversary on April, 22, 2013. Just like it did 45 years ago, Hostos serves the educational needs of people from [...]
Students in the Engineering Technology Department were awarded First Prize in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Project category of the College Project Exhibit at the 2013 Engineering Expo, held at White Plains High School in New York on April 7. The project was begun in the fall of 2012 with the goal to design an electronically [...]
In the first quarter of 2013, the Graduate Center received forty-two grants totaling more than $3,525,000. The listing below, for ten grants of $100,000 or more, provides the names of doctoral faculty members serving as principal investigators and their Graduate Center affiliations, the awarding agencies, the project titles, and the grant amounts. This information was [...]