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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 […]

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: Baruch Tabanpour, City College of New York

January 22, 2014 | Faculty, Research, Student Resources

Baruch Tabanpour is a rising senior in the Electrical Engineering program in the Macaulay Honors College at the City College of New York.  Prior to joining the C-SURP program he had already participated in two research experiences. He conducted paleoclimatology research in 2010 during an internship with the NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies. In […]

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 […]