Science Wire

Hostos Student Earns Second-Place Trophy At 23rd Annual Statewide Student Conference

May 7, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos student and members of the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Karaby Mitchell won the second-place prize in the “Cell and Molecular Biology” category at the 23rd Annual CSTEP Statewide Student Conference, during the weekend of April 17 at the Sagamore Resort on Lake George, Bolton Landing, NY.

Hostos Student Takes Home Prize At Cuny Nobel Science Challenge

May 7, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Isamar Garrido-Rodríguez, a Chemical Engineering student at Hostos, won a second-place prize in the 2014 CUNY Nobel Science Challenge. The competition is for CUNY undergraduate students, and it entails writing a 1,000-1,500-word essay about scientific concepts, which must also make the science accessible to the lay person.

CCNY biodiversity software is world finalist

May 7, 2015 | City College

“WALLACE,” a biodiversity web application created by a team led by City College of New York biologists Robert P. Anderson and Jamie M. Kass, is one of six finalists selected worldwide by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) in the inaugural Ebbe Nielsen Challenge.

Medgar Evers College: Direct Admissions

May 6, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

Are you a prospective or transfer student looking for a place to call your academic home? Look no further and apply to Medgar Evers College (MEC) – the higher education gem in the heart of Brooklyn. The Office of Admissions at MEC is commencing Direct Admissions for the upcoming fall semester starting Monday, May 11, 2015 through Friday, August 15, 2015.

Celebrating the Genome

May 5, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

Do you know what you’re made of? Dozens of Brooklyn public high school students are getting a hands-on lesson on the “stuff” we’re all made of during the 3rd annual Celebrating the Genome Day at Medgar Evers College (MEC).

Hostos Student Carlos Bibiloni Wins Newman Civic Fellows Award

May 4, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos student Carlos Bibiloni was recently named a Newman Civic Fellows Award winner. The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who are passionate about building better communities.

City Tech’s 2015 Scholar on Campus Asks ‘Can Democracy Survive Without a Dialogue?’

May 4, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

On April 20, City Tech’s Provost Bonne August presented Dr. Benjamin Heim Shepard, associate professor of Human Services, with the prestigious 2015-2016 Scholar on Campus award. Since its inception in 1983, the Scholar on Campus Program at City Tech has celebrated the artistic, literary, research, scholarly, scientific and other achievements of selected members of faculty […]

Kingsborough Community College Celebrates Students at Annual Biology Scholars Day Event

May 4, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

The Annual Biology Scholars Day at Kingsborough Community College showcases students’ research, spreads the word about the programs and opportunities that the Department of Biological Sciences has to offer, and provides opportunities for students to meet department faculty. Seventeen students participated in this year’s event with presentations ranging from the very small, such as DNA, […]

City Tech’s Hospitality Management Alumna Receives Prestigious Disney Award

May 4, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech is pleased to announce that on April 16, Hospitality Management Alumna Nelya Khayut ’11 received the prestigious 2015 Walt Disney Legacy Award in Orlando, Florida. The annual award recognizes the exceptional managerial efforts in perpetuating the “dream, create, inspire” philosophy of the Disney company. Khayut started her career with the Walt Disney Company […]

At ASRC, It’s All About the Science of Collaboration

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Kevin Gardner, the director of the structural biology initiative of the newly opened Advanced Science Research Center, likes to explain his work to the uninitiated by breaking it down to a few simple but extraordinary pieces of information about how we live on the molecular level.

Hostos Remains A Leader In Digital Education

April 29, 2015 | Hostos Community College

For the sixth straight year, Hostos Community College has been selected as one of the Top 10 Digital Community Colleges in the nation by the Center for Digital Education.

Syed Haider ’14 wins Salk Scholarship for medical school

April 28, 2015 | City College

Syed Haider from The City College of New York’s Class of 2014 has been awarded a 2015 Jonas E. Salk Scholarship for medical school by the City University of New York.

Four Seniors at Macaulay Honors College Win CUNY Salk Scholarships

April 28, 2015 | Macaulay Honors College

(April 28, 2015, New York, NY) – Four seniors from Macaulay Honors College have received the prestigious CUNY Jonas E. Salk Scholarship. The Salk scholarship identifies students entering the fields of medicine and the biological sciences who are most likely to make an impact on medicine and research. This year’s Salk scholars include Ebrahim Afshinnekoo […]

Four Macaulay Honors College Grads Receive Prestigious Science Grants

April 28, 2015 | Macaulay Honors College

(April 28, 2015, New York, NY) – The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program has awarded grants to four alumni of Macaulay Honors College. The NSF program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering and math who are pursuing research-based graduate degrees. The Macaulay alumni who received NSF awards for their […]

Hostos Receives Grant From Lucius N. Littauer Foundation To Continue Two-Generation Program

April 28, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Thanks to a $50,000 grant from The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, Hostos will continue its successful “Two-Generation Student Retention and Degree Acceleration Program” this summer. Launched in 2014 through a grant from the Aspen Institute’s Ascend Fund, the program helps student-parents accelerate their higher education through one free Hostos summer course and free enrollment for up to two of their school-aged children in the Hostos’ College for Kids Summer Academy. The program also keeps student-parents connected to vital on-campus support services and provides MetroCards to cover transportation costs for their seven-week summer session.

CCNY students stellar at CSTEP Conference

April 24, 2015 | City College

City College students placed first in five fields at the 23rd Annual Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) conference at The Sagamore on Lake George-in-Bolton Landing, NY, April 19. The College also recorded one second place finish.

Nobel Laureate Thomas A. Steitz to Deliver the 35th Annual Sweeny Lecture

April 23, 2015 | Uncategorized

The 35th Annual Arthur Sweeny, Jr. Lecture will be delivered this year by 2009 Nobel Laureate Thomas A. Steitz, the Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University. Prof. Steitz, who will deliver his talk, “From the Structure and Function of the Ribosome to New Antibiotics,” is also an Investigator at the Howard Hughes […]

CCNY Researchers Use Novel Polarization to Increase Data Speeds

April 23, 2015 | City College

As the world’s exponentially growing demand for digital data slows the Internet and cell phone communication, City College of New York researchers may have just figured out a new way to increase its speed.

The Third Annual Bronx SciFest to be Held on Science Day at Lehman College

April 22, 2015 | Lehman College

For the third year in a row, the Bronx SciFest will be held at Lehman College’s Science Hall, on Friday, April 24. This year, thirty-three public high school students will participate in fair—the only science fair in the borough for students from non-specialized high schools. Now the first time, Science Day at Lehman College will […]

Stephen Volz keynotes NOAA-CREST Day at CCNY

April 22, 2015 | City College

Stephen Volz, assistant administrator for Satellite and Information Services at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, delivered the keynote address, “Earth, Space, Science and You,” at City College of New York’s 14th Annual NOAA-CREST Day in Steinman Hall at the Grove School of Engineering on April 14.