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Ahmed Mohamed Research Team

CCNY’s rail transit energy research receives $320K boost

As he continues research that could make the rail transit system more energy efficient, City College of New York electrical engineer Ahmed Mohamed is the recipient of $320,000 in funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to advance his pioneering work. It is over two years. Read More »
Hernan Makse_extinction research

The K-core as a predictor of structural collapse in mutualistic ecosystems

A network metric called the K-core could predict structural collapse in mutualistic ecosystems, according to research by physicists at The City College of New York. The K-core appears able to forecast which species is likely to face extinction first, by global shocks such as climate change, and when an ecosystem could collapse due to external forces. Read More »
Zhigang Zhu

CCNY & partners develop GPS-type app for the visually impaired

Navigating a busy airport or bus terminal can be a challenging proposition for anyone, let alone the visually impaired or disabled. Enter ASSIST, an app for indoor navigation in development by a City College of New York-led consortium. The ASSIST app is part of the SAT-Hub project, which has received a boost from a $750,000 three-year grant from the Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program at the National Science Foundation. Read More »
Victoria Frye and Jeremy Fagan in front of PEPTALK ad

CCNY’s CUNY School of Medicine launches HIV prevention ad campaign

Researchers from the CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York are making strides in HIV prevention with the launch of their bus shelter ad campaign “PEPTALK” in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx. The campaign focuses on increasing awareness and access to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), a medication that prevents HIV infection if taken within 72-hours of exposure to the virus and consistently for 28 days. Read More »
CCNY engineering and computer science professors at Kyutech Institute in Japan

Grove School receives NSF grant to ensure Internet safety from cyber attacks

Researchers from The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering are working to safeguard the Internet from cyber attacks and are receiving a boost that could lead to more trustworthy networks. The boost comes in the form of a grant from the National Science Foundation to explore advanced resilient Internet architectures. The $450,000 grant is in partnership with the Kuytech Institute in Japan and additional support from the Japanese Science Foundation.  Read More »
A female Elymnias hypermnestra tinctoria, one of the butterflies studied for its pigment

Pigments in butterfly wings lead scientists to colorful conclusions

A study of the pigment molecules that give color to the wings of butterflies, led by two City College of New York professors and two former students, was published in the science journal PLOS ONE.  Read More »
Professor Jorge Gonzalez's Head Shot

CCNY, University of PR receive NSF grant to enhance resiliency in islanded communities

As part of the $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, The City College of New York and the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez will virtually recreate Hurricane Maria and its impact on Puerto Rico. The virtual creation of the hurricane will enable research focusing on the critical infrastructure that left the island and its people without power and water for months. Read More »
Undergrads at a variety of colleges who were student fellows in the B3 Research Experience for Undergraduates program at CCNY

A rare chance for undergrads to “do” science instead of just study it: B3 REU

This summer, ten pre-med and science majors (four of them from The City College of New York) got out of the lecture hall and into the lab to get hands-on with science. Read More »
Hao Su

Exoskeleton designed by CCNY & partners vies for $4M mobility challenge prize

Buoyed by a $50,000 prize victory in the first round, a City College of New York-led team is forging ahead in its development of an Iron Man-like smart exoskeleton to overcome lower-limb paralysis in the $4 million Mobility Unlimited Challenge. Read More »
Alumnus Harold Scheraga receives honorary degree from CCNY

Alumnus Harold Scheraga receives honorary degree from City College

Alumnus Harold Scheraga ’41 receives an honorary degree from The City College of New York for seven decades of research at Cornell University. City College President Vince Boudreau presented Sheraga with his degree Doctor of Science honoris causa at the university in Ithaca, New York. Read More »

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