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National Pathways to Innovation Program selects CCNY team

Team leader Joseph Barba
Co-team leader Punit Arora

A team of faculty and administrators from the City College of New York is one of 14 from U.S. higher education institutions chosen by the National Science Foundation-funded National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation to join the Pathways to Innovation Program.

The Pathways program helps institutions to incorporate innovation and entrepreneurship into undergraduate engineering education. The program is run by Epicenter, which is funded by the NSF and directed by Stanford University and the VentureWell.

Professor of Electrical Engineering Joseph Barba of the Grove School of Engineering leads the CCNY Pathways team. His co-team leader is Punit Arora, professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership.

The other members of the team are: Zahn Innovation Center Executive Director Lindsay Siegel; Professor of Electrical Engineering Ahmed Mohamed; Professor of Biomedical Engineering Marom Bikson; Professor of Biomedical Engineering Maribel Vazquez; Professor of Computer Science Michael Grossberg; Professor of Mechanical Engineering Ali Sadegh; Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering Feridun Delale; Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering Roger Dorsinville; Professor and Chair of Computer Science Akira Kawaguchi; and Grove School of Engineering Director of Institutional Effectiveness Annita Alting.

The CCNY Pathways program is supported by the City College Fund and by Grove School Dean Gilda Barabino.

About The City College of New York

Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.


Syd Steinhardt