Science Wire

BMCC Receives Grant to Create Cybersecurity Concentration

August 29, 2016 | Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has received a $770,000 grant from the Advanced Technical Education (ATE) Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support a three-year project, “Fostering Student Success in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance.” BMCC is one of approximately 80 recipients nationwide — and one of four community colleges — to receive […]

BMCC Students Ready for 2016 Fall Semester

August 25, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

New and returning students filled hallways and classrooms across campus on the first day of the Fall 2016 semester at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY). Throughout BMCC’s campus, the floors are freshly waxed and everything has been cleaned for the onslaught of learning activity. “From a physical facility point of view, we’re ready. We’ve […]

Noted International Chemist Was One of Brooklyn College’s Own

August 25, 2016 | Brooklyn College

On August 19, a symposium was held in memory of former Brooklyn College chemistry professor Roberto Sánchez-Delgado. Known for his groundbreaking work in organometallic chemistry and key role as a weapons inspector for the United Nations, Sánchez-Delgado passed away on December 13, 2015, after a prolonged battle with renal cancer. The daylong event, organized by […]

Students Present STEM Research Projects

August 25, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC students with their mentors/professors from BMCC, City Tech and Baruch College   On Saturday, August 20 in Fiterman Hall, 21 BMCC students presented summaries of their STEM research projects made possible through the Minority Student Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) of the U.S. Department of Education. Guests at the event were welcomed by MESIP Student […]

Empathy Is a Cognitive, Not Sensory Experience, Says Psychology Professor Anjali Krishnan

August 25, 2016 | Brooklyn College

Assistant Professor Anjali Krishnan of the Brooklyn College Department of Psychology, along with a group of researchers, has recently published a study that examines the neural basis of empathy. The National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded study determined that empathizing and understanding the pain of others is not experienced as an instinctive, automatic process, but as […]

ASAP Students Visit the United Nations for Student Summit

August 24, 2016 | Hostos Community College

On August 16, Hostos students in CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) visited the United National General Hall as participants in the International Young Leaders Assembly’s 9th annual Global Summit. Titled, “Moral and Innovative Leadership for Sustainable Development: Vision, Service, and Entrepreneurship,” the program forged lasting connections with various leaders both nationally, and globally, as well as skills sets necessary to create sustainable change in their communities and society.

Hostos Administrators Study Abroad In Dominican Republic

August 24, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Four Hostos administrators were treated to an educational and culturally engaging experience this summer, as part of the College’s annual Professional Development and Study Abroad Program in the Dominican Republic. The three-week program started in in New York City from June 10 to the 24 and continued in the Dominican Republic from June 29 to July 9.

The Brooklyn College Geology Society Gets a Rock Solid Education in the Bahamas

August 24, 2016 | Brooklyn College

Most people take a trip to the Bahamas to relax, but not the members of the Brooklyn College Geology Society. The group visited the country in May, just before finals, as a part of an extracurricular activity to gather samples and study the landscape of Andros, the largest and least inhabited of the 26 islands […]

CCNY students return with fresh outlook

August 24, 2016 | City College

Remnants of summer remain in the minds of The City College of New York’s eager and brightest as fall classes begin. Students from different disciplines, each exposed to a unique experience, return wiser.

Numerous City College students participated in service learning programs and internships at home and abroad, earning vital experience in their respective fields.

City Tech’s Division of Continuing Education Receives $100,000 Grant

August 22, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech is pleased to announce its participation in the ActionNYC Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Education Initiative beginning in the fall, 2016. Through a $100,000 grant provided by the New York City Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) and The City University of New York, eligible individuals will be able to take classes […]

Proyecto Access Step Students Show Off Their Work During Engineering Day

August 18, 2016 | Uncategorized

On Aug. 9, the Savoy Multipurpose Room was transformed into a science and technology testing laboratory, as more than 100 students from Hostos’ “Proyecto Access STEP” participated in the annual Engineering Day and Closing Ceremony.

NOAA-CREST forum highlights CCNY student success

August 17, 2016 | City College

As the lead institution in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology center, The City College of New York has produced more than half of the program’s 486 graduates since its inception. These include 61 PhDs, 98 MS/ME recipients and 112 undergraduates.

Gina Cherry Joins BMCC as CETLS Director

August 12, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) welcomes Gina Cherry as the new Academic Faculty Development Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Scholarship (CETLS). CETLS serves as a resource and forum for BMCC faculty and staff as they work to strengthen their teaching, learning and scholarship. As CETLS Director, Cherry will lead faculty development […]

Professors Collectively Receive Almost $161,000 in PSC-CUNY Research Awards

August 12, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Professor Quinn Minor, one of 36 faculty awarded PSC CUNY awards Thirty-six Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) professors from more than a dozen disciplines have received a total of $160,939 in Professional Staff Congress, The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) Research Awards. The grants will enable faculty to further their research projects during […]

BMCC Per Scholas Network Engineer Program Graduates New Class

August 12, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

When Bronx native Jason Suaro returned home from Bahrain after seven years on active duty in the U.S. Navy, he already had some Information Technology (IT) experience under his belt. But, Suaro wanted to get his Comp TIA A+ certification, an industry recognized credential, and make himself more marketable in New York City’s competitive IT […]

New and unique programs breeze into City College this fall

August 10, 2016 | City College

From the first public school of architecture in New York City to the first Harlem-based medical school, The City College of New York is no stranger to distinct programs. This fall, new and unique programs buzz at City College.

Brooklyn College Students Dig Their Studies in the ‘Valley of the Dinosaurs’

August 9, 2016 | Brooklyn College, Uncategorized

Four New York City students find themselves in the mountain states of Wyoming, Montana, and North Dakota. They are mostly camping in the open plains. There’s brutal summer heat and very little shade, but plenty of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and instant coffee. No trains, no bodegas, and hardly any people. Just an eerie […]

BMCC Students Showcase Research at CRSP Symposium

August 4, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Eighteen Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students participated in the second annual CUNY Research Scholars Program Symposium (CRSP) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, Wednesday, July 27. The CRSP funds one-year research scholarships for associate degree-seeking students at CUNY community colleges as well as students from three CUNY comprehensive schools. Each student […]

City Tech Professor Publishes Evocative and Timely Book of Poetry

August 3, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech congratulates Professor Monique Ferrell, Department of English, on the publication of her book attraversiamo (NYQ Books, 2016), which translates from the Italian to “let us cross over.” SPD Books named attraversiamo its 2016 Staff Pick for poetry. Janice Worthen of SPD says that “Ferrell builds a sweeping constellation in attraversiamo with long lines […]

Scientists brighten 2D atomically thin semiconductors using metamaterials

August 3, 2016 | City College

A team led by City College physics professor Vinod Menon demonstrates the use of metamaterials to enhance the light emission from atomically thin semiconductors. The work appears in the latest issue of Nano Letters.