CCNY Student Engineers Discuss Water Projects At U.N.
Since 2005, the City College chapter of Engineers Without Borders (CCNY-EWB) has been working to bring fresh water to small villages in rural Honduras. Earlier this month, chapter leaders Svetlana Fisher and Joanna Bonfiglio gave a presentation on their efforts to a panel on water issues held at the United Nations as part of Rotary International Day. Later that day, CCNY-EWB was feted at a fundraiser cocktail party held by Rotaract at the United Nations, a young professionals division of Rotary.Read More »
CCNY To Offer Masters Program In Sustainability In The Urban Environment
The City College of New York (CCNY) will offer a new, interdisciplinary graduate program, “Sustainability in the Urban Environment,” that incorporates emerging approaches from the disciplines of architecture, engineering and science. The program will enroll its first students for the Spring 2010 semester. It will award a Master of Science degree in Sustainability to its graduates.Read More »
Engineering Society Honors Sheldon Weinbaum as Diversity Pioneer
Dr. Sheldon Weinbaum, CUNY Distinguished Research Professor of Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering in The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY), has received the National Biomedical Engineering Society’s Inaugural Diversity Award. The award honors exceptional contributions to improving gender and racial diversity within biomedical engineering.Read More »
$3 Million NSF Grant Teams CCNY, U. of Chicago to Define New Field
It is not often that a group of scientists get to define a field of study. But, that is what Dr. Jeffrey Morris, Professor of Chemical Engineering in The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY), and colleagues at CCNY and the University of Chicago are attempting to do.Read More »
Semiconductor Research At CCNY
Molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) is a technique for producing thin films of ultra-pure semiconductors by depositing single crystals of an element on a substrate material. Because it offers the highest degree of control and flexibility among semiconductor production techniques, MBE is essential to research and development applications.Read More »
At The City College of New York (CCNY), two professors conduct research using MBE.
Time Running Out For Baby Boom Bridges, New Engineering Journal Editor Warns
Just as people tend to incur higher medical expenses as they get older, the cost to maintain a bridge rises significantly as it nears the end of its useful life. So says Dr. Anil K. Agrawal, Professor of Civil Engineering in The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York. Professor Agrawal was recently elected editor of the “Journal of Bridge Engineering,” considered the world’s most prestigious journal in its field.Read More »
JAE LEE Seeks To Control Methane Hydrate Formation
Methane hydrate is a substance consisting of molecules of methane encased in molecules of water. Naturally occurring deposits of the ice-like substance have been located in Polar Regions and on the continental shelves of the world’s oceans. They represent a potentially huge untapped energy source since the deposits may contain more organic carbon than all the world's coal, oil, and non-hydrate natural gas combined, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.Read More »