CCNY a top research school for US undergraduates

CCNY a top research college for U.S. undergraduates

If you are an undergraduate seeking research options in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), look no further than The City College of New York. Using its unique and innovative InfluenceRanking Engine, lists City College among its 50 Best Research Universities in the U.S. for Undergraduates. CCNY shares top billing with universities such as American, Boston, Brandeis and Brown for their excellence as research institutions of note for undergraduates. Other top ranked schools include: California Institute of Technology Carnegie Mellon University
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Jing Fan NSF CAREER Award winner

Engineer Jing Fan earns CCNY its 6th NSF CAREER Award in three years

Jing Fan, assistant professor in the Grove School of Engineering, is the sixth City College of New York faculty to receive a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award since 2018. A mechanical engineer, her $546,626 award over five years is for her research project entitled: “Microfluidic development of dual-gel culture matrices for studying effects of interstitial flow on cellular behaviors.” Fan’s research interests lie primarily in the areas of soft materials and complex fluids. Her CAREER project will develop new tissue-mimetic, “dual gel” materials as cell culture matrices that allow
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Lucas Parra & Elizabeth Sutton

CCNY, Memorial Sloan Kettering receive $4M NIH grant for breast cancer screening using machine-learning

The City College of New York and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) are the recipients of a $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to use machine-learning for early breast cancer detection in high-risk women. The five-year project will analyze 100,000 breast exams from MSK, as well as data from Duke University and Johns Hopkins University. The project, “Machine learning for risk-adjusted breast MRI screening,” will be co-led by Lucas C. Parra, Harold Shames Chair and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at CCNY, and Elizabeth J. Sutton, MD, Associate Member in MSK’s
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NBCU Academy at CCNY

CCNY’s Colin Powell School joins NBCUniversal News Group’s pioneering NBCU Academy

The City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership is one of 17 academic partners nationally in NBCUniversal News Group’s new NBCU Academy, an innovative, multiplatform journalism training and development program for four-year university and community college students. A partnership with historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions and colleges with significant Black, Indigenous, Latino, Asian American and Pacific Island and tribal populations, NBCU Academy signals Comcast NBCUniversal and NBCU News Group’s commitment to diversity
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Computer Science faculty Jie Wei [left] and Zhigang Zhu

Three-year Air Force grant engages CCNY & Harlem students in advanced sensing research

The seamless integration of sensing and computing is credited for numerous technological breakthroughs in recent years. Taking a deep dive into this exciting world, City College of New York computer science students are about to embark on a project to integrate the sensing power of multimodal signals with big data analytics and deep learning to enable the identification of military targets under previously difficult conditions. This is thanks to a $434,000 three-year grant to City College computer faculty Jie Wei and Zhigang Zhu from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). In
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David Lohman Butterfly Mimicry Research

CCNY biologist David Lohman finds Asian butterfly mimics different species as defense against predators

Many animal and insect species use Batesian mimicry – mimicking a poisonous species – as a defense against predators. The common palmfly, Elymnias hypermnestra (a species of satyrine butterfly), which is found throughout wide areas of tropical and subtropical Asia, adds a twist to this evolutionary strategy: the females evolved two distinct forms, either orange or dark brown, imitating two separate poisonous model species, Danaus or Euploea. The males are uniformly brown. A population group is either entirely brown (both males and females) or mixed (brown males and orange females). City
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Henry and Ruth Newhouse

City College announces new scholarship for EAS students

The City College of New York is pleased to announce a major gift by Ruth Sragow Newhouse to establish the Henry Newhouse Scholarship Fund. The new Fund will support qualified undergraduate or graduate students majoring in earth and atmospheric sciences at the College. Recipients of scholarships from the Fund will be determined by the EAS Department’s Scholarship Committee. While the awards are predominantly merit-based, the criteria will also take students’ circumstances and backgrounds into account. “We are very grateful for this gift, which is, by far, the biggest one ever received by the
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H. Jack Geiger

In memoriam: H. Jack Geiger, Professor Emeritus CUNY School of Medicine and community health pioneer

The City College of New York is mourning the passing of H. Jack Geiger, Professor Emeritus and a founding faculty member of the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at CCNY that became part of the CUNY School of Medicine (CSOM). He was 95. The New York Times has hailed Dr. Geiger for using medicine to tackle poverty, racism and the threat of nuclear destruction. Two groups he helped start won Nobel Peace Prizes. “Dr. Geiger was the founding Chair of the Department of Community Health and Social Medicine (CHASM), which he chaired from 1978 until his retirement in 1996,” said Erica
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 Stefan Pukatzki, Francis J. Santoriello cholera research

City College scientists provide new insights into cholera microbe and chances of pandemic strain

Researchers at The City College of New York have uncovered a novel way in which Vibrio cholerae, the aquatic microbe that causes cholera, may increase its competitive fitness, and the likelihood of creating pandemic strains of the bacteria. The finding was revealed by examining the type VI secretion system, or T6SS for short, a secretion system used by Vibrio cholerae to inject toxic proteins into neighboring bacterial cells, killing them and increasing its survival advantage. The researchers studied a gene cluster within the T6SS called auxiliary cluster 3 (Aux3). The gene cluster exists in
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Renata kobetts Miller and Thomas Peele, NEH grant directors

CCNY receives $150K NEH grant to develop unique digital humanities minor

The City College of New York Division of Humanities and the Arts is the recipient of a $150,000 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Humanities Initiatives Grant to develop and pilot an innovative curriculum for a minor in digital humanities. The grant is over three years. “This is a tremendously important and timely award that will support our ongoing efforts to build a compelling 21st century humanities curriculum and that will fuel vital DH faculty research,” said Erec R. Koch, Dean of Humanities and the Arts at City College. Students in the program will augment their traditional
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