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The CUNY & Capital One Community College Innovation Challenge is back!

September 28, 2016 | Announcements

Have you heard about the CUNY & Capital One Community College Innovation Challenge?  It’s a competition that helps community college students develop and pursue an original idea.  All current CUNY community college students are invited to attend the welcome event on Wednesday, October 26 and can RSVP at For more information, please contact the […]

New Resources Available to CUNY Researchers

August 25, 2016 | Announcements

The CUNY Office of Research is pleased to offer two new resources to the University’s research community: 1. Subscription to EurekAlert! (an online global news distribution service operated by AAAS: the American Association for the Advancement of Science) 2. Membership in the Black Rock Forest Consortium (a 3,870-acre forest and a scientific field station in […]

2016 Junior Faculty Research Award Winners

August 23, 2016 | Announcements, Awards, Faculty

Originally published in May for the Spring 2016 Research Newsletter The CUNY Junior Faculty Research Award in Science and Engineering (J-FRASE) is an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation-funded program that aims to support and advance early career STEM faculty at CUNY. In the current round, 33 applications were received from faculty in 14 colleges and in […]


February 27, 2014 | Announcements, News, Opportunities, Programs, Student Resources

    At the UNICEF Innovation Unit, we always talk about scale. We strive to ensure that the solutions we design for the world’s marginalized children can be replicated and adapted across geographies and contexts in order to have the greatest reach and impact. Most recently, we have applied this concept of scale to UNICEF’s […]

Congratulations to the Junior Faculty Award Winners!

January 23, 2014 | Announcements, Awards, Faculty, Funding, News, Research

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research congratulates the 2013 CUNY Junior Faculty Award Winners.  The CUNY Junior Faculty Research Award in Science and Engineering Program aims to cultivate the excellence and ensure the promise of research-intensive, early career, science and engineering faculty at CUNY. It is expected that this early career opportunity will […]

ASRC Update: The ASRC Cleanroom Facility

January 22, 2014 | Announcements, Flagship Research, News, Research

The ASRC cleanroom is a state-of-the-art facility for interdisciplinary research in nanoscience and applied nanotechnology. The cleanroom offers a comprehensive set of tools to help researchers develop new micro- and nanoscale devices, such as integrated circuits, advanced sensors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and microfluidic systems. The cleanroom is also equipped to support nanotechnology research that spans […]

Faculty Spotlight: Samik Sengupta, John Jay College

January 22, 2014 | Announcements, Awards, Faculty, News, Research

In 2012, the National Science Foundation recognized Shamik Sangupta’s research with a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, given “in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.” Dr. Sengupta also […]

CUNY and UNICEF join forces to promote innovation on a global scale

January 22, 2014 | Announcements, Awards, News, Research

Back in July, CUNY students gathered at UNICEF’s New York headquarters to pitch their ideas to a panel of experts at the culminating event in the inaugural CUNY Designs for UNICEF Challenge. This program was conceived of and developed by Vice Chancellor for Research Gillian Small and the UNICEF Innovation Unit co-lead Christopher Fabian. The […]

Transforming Undergraduate Education

January 22, 2014 | Announcements, Faculty, Funding, News, Programs, Research

How do we ensure that all undergraduate students at CUNY get a taste of research excellence?  Because participation in research by undergraduates has been demonstrated to be a high-impact educational practice, creative ways are needed to integrate this experience into the curriculum in order to broaden participation.  This summer, two National Science Foundation grants were […]

STEM Education Goes Pro

January 22, 2014 | Announcements, Faculty, Postdoctoral Development, Research

The City Universityof New York has begun, with the assistance of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, an initiative to provide more opportunities for studentsinterested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to land well paying jobs in industry, government and non-profit organizations. CUNY’s Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree is a two-year graduate degree that combines […]