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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 Mitchell, R. J., Ariel, B., Firpo, M. E., Fraiman, R., Castillo, F. del, Hyatt, J. M., … Brants Sabo, H. (2018). Measuring the effect of body-worn cameras on complaints in Latin .America. Policing: An International Journal, 41(4), 510–524. doi:10.1108/pijpsm-01-2018-0004 Haward, P., Wagner, L., Carey, S., & Prasada, S. (2018). The development of principled connections […]

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 […]

The Graduate Center and Princeton University Explore the Interface Between Physics and Biology

October 23, 2017 | News

The Graduate Center (GC) of the City University of New York (CUNY) has entered into a joint endeavor with Princeton University to explore the interface between biology and physics through the establishment of the Center for the Physics of Biological Function. This effort will be supported by the National Science Foundation through a $13 million […]

Mousensor, LLC Receives NSF SBIR Grant to Decode the Human Sense of Smell

October 17, 2017 | News

MouSensor, LLC has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $225,000 to conduct research and development (R&D) work on decoding the human sense of smell. MouSensor, LLC is an early-stage biotech company that engineers super sniffer mice to build a human-nose-on-a-chip based on fundamental research performed at the Feinstein lab for Neurogenetics at Hunter […]

Scientists Revise the Elymnias Hübner Species and Subspecies Delimitations in Light of an Integrative Taxonomic Investigation Using External Morphology

September 20, 2017 | News

David Lohman, associate professor of biology at The City College of New York’s Division of Science co-authored a papered titled An illustrated checklist of the genus Elymnias Hübner, 1818 (Nymphalidae, Satyrinae). In it, Lohman and his colleagues revise the taxonomy of Asian palmflies in the genus Elymnias, based on a new study on the butterflies’ […]

Hunter Professor Awarded $3.6M NIH Research Grant to study Stigma and HIV-related Health Outcomes

September 19, 2017 | Funding, News

Hunter College’s Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST; @CHESTNYC) has been awarded a five-year research grant (R01-MH114735) for more than $3.65 million from the National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) to better understand how stigma is associated with mental and physical health outcomes for HIV-positive gay and bisexual men. The Principal Investigator (PI) […]

New Queens College Master’s Degree Program Will Train Computer Science Teachers

August 23, 2017 | News

This coming Friday, Queens College will launch a first-of-it’s-kind degree program that aims to close the computer-science teaching gap. The new Master’s in Science Education degree is the only of its kind in New York State. It targets NYC public high school math teachers and will prepare graduates to teach both math and computer science […]

Researchers describe neural mechanisms for gregariousness and monogamy in zebra finches

August 17, 2017 | News, Research

How do gregarious songbirds such as zebra finches, where both males and females live in close proximity and where females may be attracted by the songs of many potential suitors, sustain monogamy? A new study appearing in eLife sheds light on how males have evolved a high tolerance to birdsong while females have evolved a […]