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Study Illuminates Genes Behind Beautiful ‘glow’ of Bermuda Fireworms

August 8, 2018 | Faculty, Research

A new study led by researchers at City Tech and the American Museum of Natural History looks at the genes behind an incredible, luminous seasonal mating display produced by swarms of bioluminescent marine Bermuda fireworms. The new research, published today in the journal PLOS ONE, confirms that the enzymes responsible for the fireworms’ glow are […]

NASA Awards $300,000 to Bronx Community College to Promote Geospatial Technology and STEM Activities

August 8, 2018 | News

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration – Educational Opportunities for STEM (NASA-EONS) program announced the award of $317,098 to Bronx Community College of the City University of New York (BCC-CUNY) for a program that will contribute to the preparation, training, and development of NASA’s future workforce. The Principal Investigator of the program is Dr. Sunil […]

DIY Robots Help Marine Biologists Discover New Deep-sea Dwellers

August 1, 2018 | News

While the cold and airless deep sea is inhabitable for humans, it is filled with delicate organisms that thrive in its harsh environment. Studying those organisms requires specialized equipment mounted on a remotely operated vehicle (ROV); any other type of equipment could literally crack under pressure. A multidisciplinary group of engineers, marine biologists, and roboticists […]

Articles Published by CUNY Faculty

July 23, 2018 | Faculty, News

2018 Haward, P., Wagner, L., Carey, S., & Prasada, S. (2018). The development of principled connections and kind representations. Cognition, 176, 255-268. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2018.02.001 Kim, J., Chauhan, P., Lu, O., Patten, M., & Smith, S. S. (2018). Unpacking Pretrial Detention: An Examination of Patterns and Predictors of Readmissions. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 29(6-7), 663-687. doi:10.1177/0887403418760372 Baldo, […]

A Team of Undergrads, Led by Zhijing Zhao (Biology Major), Has Won the University-wide NLM/NCBI/NIH Metagenomics Discovery Challenge

June 21, 2018 | Announcements, Students

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Demonstrating the power of student data scientists and researchers, Deloitte and the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Library of Medicine (NLM) celebrated two student-led research teams that made significant new virus and antibiotic resistance discoveries. These student teams, from San Diego State University (SDSU) and Kingsborough Community College of […]

Bronx Community College Geospatial Center of the CUNY CREST INSTITUTE Summer 2018 Workshops

April 25, 2018 | Events

Are you interested in Geospatial technology? Do you want to learn how Global Positioning System (GPS), Geographic info systems (GIS) and remote sensing are used for analyzing and mapping the earth? Bronx Community College Geospatial Center of the CUNY CREST INSTITUTE is offering a series of geospatial workshops for this summer. The workshops will provide […]

It’s That Time of Year Again – Time for the Global City Nature Challenge! Let’s Find All of the Creatures That Call Our City Home

April 19, 2018 | Events

The City Nature Challenge is happening again and this year it’s global! Over 60 cities are participating! Once again, Macaulay Honors College is organizing the NYC arm of the City Nature Challenge. The CNC is basically a city-wide, 4-day BioBlitz open to anyone. Last year, over the days of the CNC, NYC made 3863 observations […]

Rain Research Foundation Opioid Relapse Reduction Therapeutics Grant Announcement

February 15, 2018 | Announcements, Funding

Brain Research Foundation (BRF) is announcing a new grant initiative. BRF invites eligible Principal Investigators to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the Opioid Relapse Reduction Therapeutics Grant by February 28, 2018. To be eligible, the PI must be a full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty at a U.S. institution, working in the area of […]

CUNY Licenses Cutting-edge Antimicrobial Technology to QuatCare LLC

February 14, 2018 | News

The City University of New York (CUNY), Queens College Professor Dr. Robert Engel along with fellow researchers Drs. Karin Melkonian of Long Island University, and Jaimelee Rizzo of Pace University have developed a groundbreaking patented portfolio of antimicrobial technologies utilizing quaternarary ammonium compounds that reduce and eliminate contamination and cross contamination of pathogens, bacteria, fungi […]

CUNY Research Scholars Program Student Profile: Sheila Sarkar

December 21, 2017 | Students

As a CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP) student, my goal is to explore the multidisciplinary nature of science in a project setting and to delve deeply into research and scientific writing. Before joining CRSP, I did not have a science background but was exposed to the scientific inquiry process in enterprise-level technology and applied a […]