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ASRC Executive Director elected to Association for Women in Science Board of Directors

July 22, 2015 | Advanced Science Research Center

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) elected Dr. Gillian Small, CUNY Vice Chancellor for Research and Executive Director of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), to serve on its 14-person national governing board.

CUNY ASRC Nanofab Facility names its 2015-16 research scholars

July 20, 2015 | Advanced Science Research Center, NanoFabrication

Two PhD candidates from The City College of New York have been named the 2015-16 NanoFab Fellows at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s (ASRC) Nanofabrication Facility.

Brand New Stem Lab Opens at Kingsborough Community College for Fall Incoming Freshman Students

July 16, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College (KCC) officially launched its intensive STEM Summer Boot Camp program in its newly-constructed STEM Lab, where 15 students in the first cohort of STEM-bound freshmen are part of an exciting, immersive learning experience that includes hands-on experiential activities. KCC President Herzek was joined by Provost Stuart Suss, faculty, staff, students, Brooklyn Council […]

City Tech’s SEEK Program Nurtures Star Student’s Love of Teaching

July 15, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

Alassane Ngaide, City Tech’s 2015 Valedictorian, graduated in June with a degree in Computer Engineering and with a GPA of 3.974. As a member of the Honors Scholars Program, he was the first City Tech student to receive the Robert Noyce scholarship. He was awarded a National Science Foundation Scholarship for four consecutive years, and […]

Pipeline to Success

July 15, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Five recent graduates of Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City University of New York (BMCC/CUNY) were just awarded a full scholarship to the New York University (NYU) College of Arts and Sciences through POISE, the Pipeline Opportunities for Inter-College Stem Education Program. POISE is a collaborative effort between BMCC and the Academic Achievement Program (AAP) […]

After National Search York College Appoints Alum Dean for the School of Arts and Sciences

July 15, 2015 | York College

Dr. Panayiotis Meleties, provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs of York College/CUNY in Jamaica, Queens, announced today that Dr. Donna Chirico has been appointed Dean of the college’s School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Chirico’s appointment is especially noteworthy as she is a product of York College both as an alumna and as […]

Hostos Opens College’s First Large Farmers Market With GrowNYC

July 14, 2015 | Hostos Community College

With a shortage of fresh fruit and vegetables being a major concern for Bronxites who are looking to live more healthy lifestyles, Hostos partnered with GrowNYC to open a large farmers market at the College. The “Hostos Greenmarket” opened on June 30, and it is a first on campus. The market is open every Tuesday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., through November 24.

City College establishes medical school with St. Barnabas Hospital

July 14, 2015 | City College

In a major development in the institution’s 168-year history, The City College of New York announces the establishment of the CUNY School of Medicine in partnership with Bronx-based St. Barnabas Hospital (which is part of the SBH Health System).

That Pluto Probe Just Might Save the Earth

July 13, 2015 | City College

By Michio Kaku (This Commentary was published in the Wall Street Journal on July 13, 2015) Imagine shooting a rifle at a target 130 miles away and scoring a bull’s-eye. That is the remarkable achievement of NASA’s historic New Horizons mission to Pluto, the last major celestial body in the outer reaches of the solar […]

Barabino Laboratory opens at CCNY

July 8, 2015 | City College

CCNY Grove School of Engineering Dean Gilda Barabino and her research team now have a permanent place to call home.

Professor Dante Tawfeeq, Fulbright Scholar, Looks at STEM Education in Namibia

July 6, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Associate Professor Dante Tawfeeq of John Jay College’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science recently won a U.S. Government-sponsored Fulbright Specialist award that allowed him to work at Polytechnic of Namibia, analyzing gaps in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. The Fulbright Specialist Program, part of the larger Fulbright Scholars Program […]

Free NASA Designed Summer Program in Jamaica to Focus on Robotics

July 6, 2015 | York College

QUEENS — This summer, kids will get to study robotics during a free NASA-sponsored Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program held at York College in Jamaica. The classes, offered for students in first through seventh grades from the entire Tri-state area, will begin on Tuesday, July 6. Kids will be “exposed to STEM projects using Legos and Robotics,” a York College representative […]

Bigger Isn’t Always Better In Social Media, Says CCNY Study

July 3, 2015 | The University

A recent research by physicists has projected that “smaller is smarter” when it comes to important super spreaders of information, “smaller is smarter.” It marks as a change in the popular idea that “bigger is better,” and can lead to a significant impact for an extensive array on several networked systems of social, natural and living ones.

Hunter Student Zach Gershon: A Multitalented Young Scientist Wins a Goldwater Scholarship

July 1, 2015 | Hunter College

“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 […]

State Department Awards Critical Language Scholarships to Four Hunter Students

July 1, 2015 | Hunter College

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 […]

“Smaller is smarter” in superspreading of influence in social networks, say CCNY physicists

July 1, 2015 | City College

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.

CCNY Researchers develop eco-friendly oil spill solution

June 29, 2015 | City College

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.

Topping Out at City Tech’s New Academic Building in Downtown Brooklyn

June 25, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

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 […]

CCNY psychology professor wins NIH grant to study the permanence of memories

June 25, 2015 | City College

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.

Energy, Commitment, and Plans to Improve the Hunter Experience at Student Affairs Gathering

June 24, 2015 | Hunter College

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. […]