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Over 500 High Schools Students Presented at the 2017 NYC Science and Engineering Fair

March 6, 2017 | Events

On Sunday, March 5th The STEM Initiatives team hosted the preliminary round of the 2017 NYC Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF). This year marks the 10th anniversary of the collaboration between the NYC DOE and CUNY’s K-16 Initiatives as sponsor and host, respectively. Nearly 600 students from 45 NYC high schools presented their projects in […]

The 2017 CUNY Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) Summit was a Festival of Knowledge

March 6, 2017 | Events

The CUNY Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) Summit made its debut last Friday, March 3rd, at the CUNY Law School’s Dave Fields Auditorium. Over 70 geographic information scientists gathered to give presentations like Exploring Patterns of Tiger (Panthera Tigris) Movement and Interaction, Urban People vs. Urban Land and Implications for Climate Modelling, Pioneering Geospatial Technology at […]

Attend the European Research Council’s Information Session for the Opportunity to Conduct Research Abroad

February 24, 2017 | Events

The European Research Council is organizing a series of events to promote opportunities to researchers of any nationality interested in working in Europe, in honor of its 10th-anniversary celebration. The ERC, established in 2007, aims to encourage excellent frontier research in Europe through competitive funding and supporting top researchers across all fields and of any […]

Inaugural SUNY-CUNY Neuroscience Research Forum to take place at the University at Albany

February 16, 2017 | Announcements, Events

Leading neuroscience researchers and scholars from across New York will gather for the inaugural SUNY-CUNY Neuroscience Research Forum on Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 9:30 A.M. to 4:15 P.M. The forum will be held in the D’Ambra Auditorium at the Life Sciences Research Building on the Uptown Campus at the University at Albany. The State […]

A Symposium on the Inclusion of LGBT Elders In Policy and Responsive Care

February 15, 2017 | Events

There are an estimated 2.7 million LGBT older adults in the United States (Giunta, 2016). This population faces a complex set of risks beyond those of their aging heterosexual peers. Older LGBT adults faced legal discrimination, stigma, shame, and violence throughout their lives often with no familial support, and many lost their friendship networks through […]

City of Science Series: The Secrets of Animal Communication, Understanding Urban Habitats, and Where Do Drugs Come From?

February 10, 2017 | Events

The Secrets of Animal Communication February 14, 2017,  6:30 P.M. On Valentine’s Day, learn how animals — from birds to dogs to dolphins — communicate to woo a mate, bond with humans, and more. Animal behavior experts present new research on the complex and surprising ways animals communicate with each other — and with us. […]

You’re Invited to the Women In Science Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on March 9TH

February 8, 2017 | Events

Get your laptops charged and typing fingers ready—there’s about to be a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon! Yes, you read that correct. The Women in Science initiatives at Hunter, Rockefeller University, The American Museum of Natural History, and other NYC science institutions are coming together to boost the representation of women in STEM on Wikipedia by making sure […]

Visuals Play A More Powerful Role in Research Communication and Funding Than You Think

February 1, 2017 | Events

Brooklyn College Office of the Provost Presents a Special Lecture titled “More Than Pretty Pictures: The Powerful Role Your Visuals Play in Communication and Funding” by Science photographer Felice Frankel. Frankel, a research scientist at MIT and a Brooklyn College ’66 alumna, will discuss the importance of accompanying research with images. The lecture will take […]

The 2017 Faculty Development Retreat

January 31, 2017 | Events

Over 60 faculty members from nine campuses (Hostos, Bronx Community College, The City College of New York, Brooklyn College, LaGuardia Community College, Molloy College, New York City College of Tech, Queens College, and Nassau Community College) gathered for the third annual Faculty Development Retreat at Queens Community College last week. It was an all-day event […]

Come See Dr. Sara McLafferty Speak at the CUNY Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) Summit

January 27, 2017 | Events

Registration for the CUNY Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) Summit is now closed. We look forward to seeing you at the summit on March 2!