Shining a certain kind of light on body tissue produces a glow that shows changes in the tissue, including cancer. The use of such biomedical optics will some day be able “to detect disease directly without taking tissue from the body,” says Robert R. Alfano, a distinguished professor of science and engineering at City College. “It’s sort of like ‘Star Trek,’ ” he says. “They scan your body, and you can get information directly.”
Baruch associate biology professor David Gruber was at a National Geographic Explorers meeting showing video of deep sea coral reef research when a fellow Explorer wondered if he had heard of soft robotics and whether that tool could be used in Gruber’s work. “There’s no biologist who’s using squishy robot fingers to go underwater,” Gruber says. He changed that by trying out the technology during a weeklong expedition on reefs deep in the Red Sea using Baruch’s remotely operated submarine. With the soft robotics, one can “work delicately with deep coral reef organisms,” Gruber says. And who knew Baruch has a submarine?
Public hearing of the Board of Trustees, October 19, 2016.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration, October 5, 2016.
Executive Committee Meeting of the Board of Trustees, October 5, 2016.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Fiscal Affairs, October 5, 2016.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Facilities, Planning and Management, October 5, 2016.
“People that want to do us harm can hide dirty bombs inside cargo containers and try to get past security,” says York College physics professor Kevin Lynch. He and fellow York physics professor James Popp are trying to keep that bomb from going off — on the relative cheap. The two professors are using a $300,00 grant from the Air Force to use “off the shelf equipment” and electronics developed for smartphone technology to develop radiation detectors.
At the Board of Trustees’ September meeting, Chancellor James B. Milliken asserted that this academic year, CUNY “will collaborate as never before, both internally and outside the University,” a key goal of a “connected CUNY” that is a theme and aim of the University’s new Master Plan. The Chancellor expressed optimism about the year ahead, […]
Public meeting of the Board of Trustees, September 26, 2016.