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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 […]

Careers in Focus – Making the Most of the Postdoc Experience

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

The postdoctoral training period is designed to enable continued professional exploration and scholarly independence, but it is also a time for gaining the necessary skills to assume a leadership role in the workforce. These skills include project development, grantsmanship, communications, and financial management—to name just a few. The Postdoctoral Development Program was initiated in 2005 […]

C-SURP Spotlight: Anastasiia Sergiienko, Hunter College

January 22, 2014 | Announcements, News, Research, Student Resources

Anastasiia Sergiienko knew from a young age that she wanted to study physics, but at the technical university she attended in the Ukraine, Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute, this option was not available to her. Instead, she studied power engineering with a specialization in alternative energies. Since the fall of 2012, she has been pursuing a second […]

C-SURP Spotlight: Joseph Szydlo, Queens College

January 22, 2014 | Announcements, News, Research, Student Resources

Joseph Szydlo is a rising senior psychology major at Queens College. In the summer of 2012 Joseph worked in the Rutgers University Biomedical Engineering laboratory. That experience provided him with his first entry into the world of laboratory-based experimentation, and whetted his appetite for another hands-on intensive research experience at CUNY. Joseph worked in Dr. […]

C-SURP Spotlight: Stacy Chan, Kingsborough College

January 22, 2014 | Faculty, News, Research, Student Resources

When Stacy Chan began studying chemistry and physics at Mission College and San Jose State University in California, she did not have a very clear vision of how she wanted to her career to progress.  Her subsequent move to New York City and decision to attend Kingsborough Community College helped her define her objectives; she […]

CUNY’s Technology Commercialization Office Licenses vein illumination patent

January 22, 2014 | News, Research, Technology Commercialization

Correctly inserting a needle in a vein appears straightforward. However, it can be time consuming (taking up to three tries to correctly insert a needle into a child’s vein), and causes patients and their doctors distress, or worse. It is of vital importance in radiology and oncology, where there is always the fear of Infiltration […]

NYCRIN News update

January 22, 2014 | News, Research, Vice Chancellor for Research

In the world of university entrepreneurship, it can be tough to transition from “good idea” to successfully forming a company or licensing a technology. This is especially true in the hard sciences such as physics, engineering, chemistry, biology, and geology—areas in which the researchers who understand the technology have no real concept of who or […]

CUNY Nobel Essay Contest Winners

March 12, 2012 | Announcements, Awards, Events, News, Programs, Student Resources, Vice Chancellor for Research

Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 CUNY Nobel Science Challenge! The Nobel Science Challenge Award Ceremony was held Wednesday February 29th 2012, at CUNY’s 80th Street Central Office, where the grand prize was awarded to Viacheslav Manichev, a junior at Hunter College. The CUNY Nobel Science Challenge was created by Vice Chancellor for Research, Dr. Gillian […]

Postdoc Spotlight: Soni Pradhanang

March 7, 2012 | News, Postdoctoral Development

Since the day after defending her doctoral dissertation on watershed hydrology and modeling in 2009, Dr. Soni Pradhanang has been working as a Research Associate with the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities (ISC). Working in the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) office in Kingston, New York, Dr. Pradhanang uses modeling applications to […]

Research Spotlight: Queensborough Community College Team Receive NSF TUES Award

March 7, 2012 | Awards, Faculty, Funding, News

In August 2011 Queensborough Community College professors, Roland Scal (Geology), Cheryl Bluestone (Psychology), and Hugh Rance (Geology) were awarded a National Science Foundation Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) grant. The title of their multi-year pedagogical research project is Development of an Active Learning Gemology Studio Course: Introducing Nonscience Majors to […]