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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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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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2021 Eisenhower Fellows Karissa Collins and Huan Ying Zhang

Undergrads Karissa Collins, Huan Ying Zhang earn Eisenhower fellowships

Karissa Collins and Huan Ying Zhang, undergraduates in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, are recipients of 2021 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The awards total $18,500. The program’s mission is to attract qualified students to the field of transportation and research, and advance transportation workforce development. Fellows also participate in the Transportation Research Board annual meeting, to be held virtually in January 2021. Collins and Zhang are both seniors majoring in civil engineering. A
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Luis Abreu, civil engineering senior, and 2021 TRB Fellow

Grove School engineering major Luis Abreu earns TRB national fellowship

Luis Abreu, a senior at The City College of New York majoring in civil engineering, is one of 25 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. The Dominican-born Queens resident is the only Fellow from the East Coast north of Maryland State. He’s one of 16 undergraduate and nine graduate students in TRB’s Class of 2021. As a TRB Fellow, Abreu and his peers will research and explore ideas and solutions to some of the nation’s transportation
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Wearable robot to be designed by the Hao Su team in th Grove School

Grove School’s Hao Su leads $3m NSF ‘perceptive and adaptive soft’ wearable robot project

Hao Su, a robotics specialist in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, heads an interdisciplinary team of experts from three universities in a $2.78 million National Science Foundation (NSF) project to develop a perceptive and adaptive soft (PECASO) wearable robot. Dubbed “The Future of Work Program,” it could lead to improved employment opportunities for workers with upper body disabilities. Su’s eight-member team, that will also study labor economics and policy implications of assistive robots, comprises faculty from New York University, Rutgers University and CUNY
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Xi Chen Evaporation Research

CCNY engineer Xi Chen & partners create new shape-changing crystals

Imagine harnessing evaporation as a source of energy or developing next generation actuators and artificial muscles for a broad array of applications. These are the new possibilities with the creation by an international team of researchers, led by The City College of New York’s Xi Chen and his co-authors at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, of shape-changing crystals that enable energy transfer from evaporation to mechanical motion. Entitled: “Mechanistic insights of evaporation-induced actuation in supramolecular crystals,” the study appears in the journal “Nature Materials.”
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CCNY

U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat, Hon. Charles Rangel, applaud $400K investment in new CCNY transportation program

The City University of New York is investing $400,000 in a new transportation and infrastructure training program at The City College of New York. The investment follows ongoing efforts to improve equity, representation and access to jobs in the transportation, infrastructure and construction sectors for residents of Harlem, Inwood, Upper Manhattan and the Northwest Bronx. U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat and his predecessor as Representative for New York’s 13th congressional district, Charles B. Rangel, applauded the CUNY move. “For generations, the communities of Northern Manhattan and the Bronx
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CCNY Professor Emeritus Sheldon Weinbaum

CCNY Professor Emeritus Sheldon Weinbaum earns Presidential mentoring honor

Dr. Sheldon Weinbaum, Professor Emeritus in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, is one of 12 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) from the White House. The awards are America’s highest honor for mentors who work with underrepresented groups to develop fully the nation's human resources in STEM. Previously a CUNY Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at City College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, Weinbaum is the only honoree from New York State. “Sheldon Weinbaum
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CCNY student Grace McGrath and 2020 Palantir Women In Tech. Scholars

Macaulay Honors student Grace McGrath is Palantir Women in Tech North American Scholar

Grace McGrath of the Macaulay Honors College program at The City College of New York is one of 10 undergraduates named 2020 Palantir Women In Technology Scholars. The highly competitive program created by software manufacturer Palantir is open to students in U.S., Canadian and Mexican institutions majoring in or planning to major in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) fields. The Palantir Women in Technology Scholarship was incepted in 2010 to celebrate and support women who are beginning careers in technology. It seeks to encourage women to pursue computer science, engineering
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CCNY mechanical engineer Prathap Ramamurthy

US Army awards CCNY’s Prathap Ramamurthy $360K for novel study of urban climate dynamics

A still uncharted research field of much relevance beyond summer’s inevitable heatwaves is coming under the intense scrutiny of City College of New York mechanical engineer Prathap Ramamurthy, thanks to a $360,000 grant from The US Army Research Office (ARO). He’s tasked with unlocking the mysteries of urban fluid dynamics that impact the air flow and exchange of heat over cities. Ramamurthy’s three-year project is in collaboration with the Army Research Lab. “Urban areas have distinct landcover characteristics that impact the air flow and exchange of heat over cities,” said Ramamurthy
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