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Norman & Harriet Klein Fund CCNY Scholarship

CCNY announces the Norman Klein graduate scholarship

A new endowed scholarship, the Norman Klein Scholarship, has been created to support graduate students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The City College of New York. The scholarship, which is pending CUNY Board of Trustees approval, will provide expenses for recipients, which may include tuition and fees, as well as support for students to participate in national project competitions. The first Norman Klein (1958 & 1961) Scholarship will be awarded in the 2022/2023 academic year. The scholarship has been established by Norman Klein, who graduated from CCNY with a BS in 1958, and
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Alumnus Henry Calle is back at CCNY on Thursday, March 3 to chat with City College students about his career at Boeing from 12-4 p.m. at the Career Fair.

Alumnus Henry Calle returns to CCNY to share Boeing career journey

Alumnus Henry Calle journeyed from Ecuador to the United States at 16 years old with the dream of pursuing higher education but had to work to help his parents. It was a chance meeting with a supermarket owner that led Calle to enroll at The City College of New York and pursue a degree in electrical engineering. “Paul Fernandez’s words changed my life at 16 when he told me to register for school and start working part-time at his Mulberry Street supermarket,” said Calle, Class of 2004, who continued to work for the supermarket owner throughout his CCNY college career. After graduating from
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Jeff Morris_Award winning Chemical Engineering Professor

Grove School’s Jeff Morris wins Europe’s top rheology award

Jeff Morris, director of the Benjamin Levich Institute for Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, is the 2022 recipient of the Weissenberg Award from the European Society of Rheology (ESR). He’s the first non-European to win the award and joins an elite group of rheologists who have been recognized in previous years. The Society cited Morris, a professor of chemical engineering for: “ground-breaking work on the particle pressure and the underlying mechanism of suspension flow and discontinuous shear thickening, for novel work on the
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COSMOS beyond-5G testbed

CCNY is plugged into the fiber network of the COSMOS beyond-5G testbed

The City College of New York is now directly connected to the COSMOS beyond-5G testbed, which is supported by multi-million dollar investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The testbed was created to help U.S. researchers experiment with new methods that will shape and revolutionize the future of wireless networks in smart cities and communities. COSMOS, in New York City, was one of the first two testbeds to receive funding under the NSF’s Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) initiative. The project is aimed at design, development, and deployment of a city-scale
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Amesite founder Ann Marie Sastry and CCNY's Robert Paaswell

CCNY and Amesite launch innovative learning program for underserved communities

Amesite Inc., the leading artificial intelligence software company offering a cloud-based learning platform and content creation services for business, university, non-profit and government agency learning and upskilling is launching a pilot program with The City College of New York. The innovative program is an introduction to a broader curriculum under development by the CUNY Institute for Urban Systems (CIUS) at CCNY’s Grove School of Engineering. CCNY and CIUS will equip historically underserved communities with analytical and operational skills through innovative curricula, simulation
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New CUNY CREST research professor Kaveh Madani

CUNY CREST welcomes global climate expert Kaveh Madani as research professor

Kaveh Madani, the renowned environmental scientist, activist and former vice president of the United Nations Environment Assembly Bureau, is joining the City College of New York-based CUNY Remote Sensing Earth Systems Institute as a research professor. “Dr. Madani brings to CUNY CREST, a unique combination of experience in high-level policymaking, prominent practice-relevant research, and high-impact societal interactions,” said Reza Khanbilvardi, CUNY CREST director and professor of civil engineering in CCNY’s Grove School of Engineering. “He’s an international authority on modeling and
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New CCNY center for advancing medical technologies wins $750K federal grant

A unique City College of New York venture to develop medical technologies and create STEM jobs for the Greater Harlem community is closer to fruition with the receipt of a $750,000 “Build to Scale” grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). The proposed Center for Co-Innovation and Medical Technology (CCMT) was among those selected for funding in the competitive Build to Scale Venture Challenge category from more than 235 proposals. All aim to further technology-based economic development initiatives that accelerate high-quality job growth, create economic opportunity, and
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Catalina López, MS environmental engineering, in CCNY’s Makerspace

$5 million DOE grant boosts CCNY experiential learning program

Experiential learning in the sciences and engineering at The City College of New York is set for a significant expansion encompassing several CUNY community colleges and Teachers College, Columbia University after a five-year $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). The Foundation for City College,Inc. is also a partner in the project. The funding, that also establishes an endowment for the CCNY Makerspace, brings close to $10 million in DOE investment over the past two years in experiential learning at City College. Experiential learning is an engaged learning process
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CCNY Overhead Imagery Hackathon Team

CCNY places 3rd in international overhead imagery hackathon

Four computer science undergraduate students and one graduate student took The City College of New York to third place in the Overhead Imagery Hackathon (OIH). The international competition entailed utilizing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) methods to classify different types of building damage caused by natural disasters, such as hurricane, flood, earthquake and fire. Dubbed CCNY + AFOSR to acknowledge the presence of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research’s Erik Blasch as an advisor, the team comprised graduate student Bilal Abdulrahman; and undergraduates Billy
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Ricardo Polanco, civil engineering, is a 2022 TRB Minority Student Fellow

City College honors student Ricardo Polanco is TRB national fellow

Ricardo Polanco, an Honors student at The City College of New York majoring in civil engineering, is one of 24 Americans selected as Minority Student Fellows by the Washington, D.C.-based Transportation Research Board (TRB), a program unit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Born in Manhattan of Dominican immigrant parents, Polanco is the only Fellow from the East Coast north of Maryland State. A junior, he’s one of 15 undergraduate and nine graduate students in TRB’s Class of 2022. As a TRB Fellow, Polanco and his peers will research and explore ideas and
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