Caroline Schwab, enviromental engineering junior and Hollings Scholarship winner

CCNY engineering junior Caroline Schwab wins Hollings scholarship for NOAA studies

Caroline Schwab, a junior and Macaulay Honors student majoring in environmental engineering at The City College of New York, is the winner of an Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship for study and an internship with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the scholarship program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer. Among its
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Alessandra Carriero, assistant professor, biomedical engineering

Grove School’s Alessandra Carriero receives elite $1 million HFSP grant for bone mineral transport research

Alessandra Carriero, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, is the recipient of more than $1.1 million from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) -- one of 28 grants awarded for top class research after a rigorous year-long global selection process. The funding will support her study on the role of bone cellular and sub-cellular porosity in calcium homeostasis. Carriero heads the City College arm of a three-year international grant awarded from the HFSP, which promotes new intercontinental collaborations in risky
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NYSERDA energy award_specialist Felix Rodriguez

CUNY institute at CCNY wins $1.4 million NYSERDA Energy to Lead Award

The City College of New York-based CUNY Institute for Urban Systems Building Performance Lab (CUIS BPL) is the winner of a 2021 Energy to Lead Award from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The Energy to Lead Competition supports colleges and universities that strive to meet their financial, environmental, academic, and community goals through clean energy solutions. The $1.4 million award will aid the BPL in developing control based systematic processes for facilities staff and building operators to increase their ability to effectively manage and properly
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John Dionisio, Grove School Class of 1971

Civil engineering titan John Dionisio ’71 addresses 2021 Grove School grads on 50th anniversary of his own graduation

John M. Dionisio ’71 delivers the commencement address to The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering Class of 2021 at its virtual ceremony starting noon on Friday, June 4. He’ll address the latest engineering graduates at his alma mater on the 50th anniversary of his own graduation from CCNY with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. A native of Astoria, Queens, and a graduate of Mater Christi High School, Dionisio is co-founder and vice chairman of Global Infrastructure Solutions Inc., a privately-owned business that invests in and grows engineering and construction
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CCNY Chemical Engineer Marco J. Castaldi

Waste-to-energy key to reducing greenhouse gases & complementing recycling, says CCNY study

Waste-to-energy facilities offer significant environmental protection, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and play an important complementary role in recycling efforts, according to a new City College of New York Grove School of Engineering report that reviews the most up-to-date scientific studies of the industry. The report, “The Scientific Truth about Waste-to-Energy” by City College chemical engineer Marco J. Castaldi, calls upon dozens of independent scientific reviews to offer a comprehensive assessment of waste-to-energy’s influence on environmental sustainability and public health. The
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Kenneth and Gloria Levy

City College announces The Kenneth Levy ’64 and Gloria Levy Scholarship Fund

The City College of New York is pleased to announce The Kenneth Levy ’64 and Gloria Levy Scholarship Fund. This generous fund will provide support to up to 50 undergraduate students enrolled in The Grove School of Engineering who demonstrate financial need. The funds can be used for a variety of academic expenses, including tuition, books, research supplies, and cost of conference attendance. The Levys haven’t forgotten their New York City roots, and hope that the fund will help students complete their education. “Gloria is a graduate of Brooklyn College, where she majored in education, and I
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Michael Vera, Class of 2021 and GEM Fellow

Grove School graduating senior Michael Vera wins National GEM Fellowship

Already accepted to several top graduate schools including Stanford and Columbia, Michael Vera of The City College of New York’s Class of 2021 is the winner of a highly competitive GEM Fellowship that offers funding for a master's program in structural engineering at New York University. GEM fellowships fund master's and PhDs in engineering for underrepresented students of exceptional quality who intend to work in industry. Each year, GEM identifies and recruits more than 1,000 undergraduate students, graduate students, and working professionals for admission to advanced degree programs at the
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Beth Wittig

CCNY Grove School of Engineering dept. wins 2021 ASCE Walter LeFavre Award

The civil engineering department in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering is the recipient of The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) 2021 Walter LeFevre Award (Large Group). The national award is bestowed for “outstanding program promoting licensure, ethics, and professionalism.” Department Chair and Associate Professor Beth (Ann E.) Wittig will accept the trophy virtually on the department’s behalf at the upcoming National Civil Engineering Department Heads Conference. “Licensure, ethics and professionalism are all critical for our graduates because of the civic
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Marom Bikson NeuroCOVID reserch

Marom Bikson’s CCNY team explores new treatment for NeuroCOVID

While COVID’s often deadly outcome has resulted in the worst pandemic in a century, studies are unveiling a post-COVID phase for survivors during which neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as fatigue, anxiety and depression, can occur. How to treat this debilitating phase, called NeuroCOVID, is the challenge City College of New York biomedical engineer Marom Bikson and his team are tackling. The first stage of COVID is characterized by fever, heart or lung problems. NeuroCOVID is second stage, characterized by one or a combination of symptoms like vertigo, loss of smell, headaches, fatigue and
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Tarek Saadawi

NSF awards $3M to CCNY and partners for next generation Internet research

As work on advancing the Internet progresses on different fronts globally, a $3 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to four partners, including Grove School of Engineering professor Tarek N. Saadawi, is ensuring City College of New York participation in the effort. CCNY is collaborating with lead institution Columbia University, Rutgers and Arizona in a three-year project to establish a global Internet testbed for the next generation of Internet. According to the NSF abstract, the project enables the use of unique programmable wireless, optical, and edge-cloud network testbed
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