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CILES Laboratory

NOAA Center for Earth System Sciences & Remote Sensing Technologies
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CILES Laboratory

On Friday, June 24, 2016, the City College of New York in conjunction with the NOAA Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center and the CCNY Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS), and Earth Systems Science and Environmental Engineering (ESE) programs, officially opened The Continuous Innovative Learning Environments (CILES) Labs.  CILES is a facility open to all CCNY faculty and students, with priority to EAS and ESE.  CILES represents a state of the art teaching and learning facilities to support Environmental Sciences and Engineering education.  It represents flexible rooms for students to have a continuous learning environment from lecture to the lab, and to extended discussion times.   It also represents a multi-campus learning facility by joining similar programs at Hostos and La Guardia Community Colleges.

The labs were made possible thanks to the financial support of the US Department of Education Hispanic Serving Institutions Program, with a donation that exceeds $4M.  Arch.  Stephen Ely designed the facilities in coordination with CCNY facilities staff.  

CILES represents a partnership between CCNY, Hostos, and La Guardia Community Colleges with the main mission of increasing the number of students pursuing environmental sciences and engineering degrees.  Participant programs at CCNY include the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences of the Sciences Division, the Earth System Science and Environmental Engineering Program of the Grove School of Engineering, and the NOAA-CREST Center. 

If ever on campus, please stop by and see what the lab space has to offer. CILES is located in the Marshak Science Building.