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News from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

CUNY Undergraduate Researchers Begin Summer Program

June 15, 2012 | Announcements, Programs, Student Resources

The 2012 CUNY Summer Undergraduate Research Program (C-SURP) has begun! 18 talented undergraduates will spend the next ten weeks working closely with CUNY faculty mentors and gaining hands-on experience in empirical research. Participants and mentors come from a range of scientific disciplines, including neurobiology, chemical engineering and photonics. Beyond developing fundamental research skills and techniques […]

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 […]

Announcing the Winners of the Innaugural CUNY Junior Faculty Research Award in Science and Engineering

March 7, 2012 | Announcements, Awards, Faculty, Funding, News, Programs, Vice Chancellor for Research

Introducing the 2012 winners of the CUNY Junior Faculty Research Award in Science and Engineering.  This award, supported by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation,is designed to advance the research programs of research-intensive, early career, science and engineering faculty at CUNY through boosting their research productivity and accelerating their ability to attract significant […]

2012 NSF CAREER Award Winners

March 7, 2012 | Announcements, Awards, Faculty, Funding, News, Vice Chancellor for Research

Congratulations to the 2012 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award winners! In addition to the NSF monetary award, the winners will receive a 10% supplement (up to $50,000) from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. In total, 28 proposals were submitted from 10 CUNY colleges. The following faculty […]

Nucleosides Help Functionalize Themselves

March 7, 2012 | Faculty

CCNY Professor of Chemistry Dr. Mahesh Lakshman has had his work selected for feature in the high-impact international chemistry journal.

Baruch Professor Exhibits at AMNH

March 6, 2012 | Events, Faculty, News, Uncategorized

David Gruber, Assistant Professor Biology and Environmental Science at Baruch College has images from his research on display in current and upcoming exhibitions at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). His images of marine fluorescent corals are currently on display in the exhibition Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies. He also co-curated with […]

Celebrating the Centenary of Marie Curie’s Chemistry Nobel

March 6, 2012 | Events, Faculty, Uncategorized

Edyta Greer, an Assistant Professor of Computational Chemistry at Baruch College, recently co-authored “Marie Curie: Pioneering Discoveries and Humanitarianism” in Helvetica Chimica Acta (2011 Nov; 94(11):1893-1907). Dr. Greer’s article is a tribute to the only person to have won Nobel Prizes in different scientific disciplines. Her achievements are unparallelled. With her colleague, David Gruber, an […]

CUNY Professor Wins Inaugural Britten Chance Biomedical Optics Award

March 6, 2012 | Awards, Faculty, Flagship Research, News

Robert Alfano, CUNY Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering at The City College of New York, has won the inaugural Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award. The annual prize, awarded by the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), is given for work that has the potential to significantly contribute to new discoveries in biology or […]