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CUNY CREST _India Collaboration_2022

CUNY CREST, Bronx CC forge ties to aid Indian climate and sustainability efforts

The City College of New York-based CUNY Remote Sensing Earth System Institute (CUNY CREST) and Bronx Community College (BCC) are set for myriad collaborations with Indian academic institutions around STEM, remote sensing, climate change-related issues, sustainability, and related fields after signing a unique partnership. City College President Vincent Boudreau and his BCC counterpart Thomas A. Isekenegbe inked an agreement establishing the India Initiative of Research and Education Collaborations of the CUNY CREST Institute (IICCCI). New York City Mayor Eric Adams issued a Proclamation
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U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings and is a top performer in social mobility at #12 with an overall #151 ranking out of 443 national universities.

CCNY shines in U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings

The City College of New York jumped in several categories today following the release of the U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings. CCNY is a top performer in social mobility (#12) and top public schools (#72) with an overall #151 ranking out of 443 national universities. The following is a list of CCNY’s rankings: #12 in Social Mobility - National Universities #72 Top Public Schools - National Universities (tie) #104 Best Undergraduate Engineering - Doctorate (tie) #151 overall in National Universities (tie) #158 Best Undergraduate Computer Science In addition, the college
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Rosario Gennaro_Computer Science Professor

CCNY to expand blockchain and crypto research and teaching

Rosario Gennaro, professor of computer science in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, is the recipient of a five-year $850,000 grant to further CCNY’s contributions to the advancement of blockchain systems. The funding is part of a five-year, $5.75 million grant by the Algorand Foundation to a Yale University-led consortium. The Foundation is the charitable arm of blockchain company Algorand, founded in 2017 by Silvio Micali of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The main focus of the CCNY grant, which is eligible for renewal at the end of the five-year period
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CCNY’s Kaveh Madani is new United Nations Water Think Tank leader

CCNY’s Kaveh Madani is new United Nations Water Think Tank leader

Dr. Kaveh Madani, the renowned environmental scientist and Research Professor at The City College of New York-based CUNY Remote Sensing Earth Systems Institute (CUNY CREST), is the next leader of the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). His appointment was announced by the UN. Madani will assume the position of UNU-INWEH Director early next year and will maintain his CUNY CREST affiliation in CCNY’s Grove School of Engineering. Known as the UN’s water think tank or water university, UNU-INWEH is the United Nations’ academic arm that focuses on
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Professor Anil K. Agrawal is the 2021-2022 recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Metropolitan Section Civil Engineer of the Year Award

Grove School’s Anil Agrawal wins ASCE’s Engineer of the Year Award

Anil K. Agrawal, Herbert G. Kayser Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The City College of New York, is the 2021-2022 recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Metropolitan Section Civil Engineer of the Year Award. Agrawal is recognized for his character, professional integrity, contribution to academia and years of outstanding service to ASCE and the civil engineering profession. He is also the recipient of 2019 Richard R. Torrens Award for outstanding performance as editor of the Journal of Bridge Engineering, one of ASCE’s 35 journals, and won the 2020 Arthur M
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United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technology Office (BTO) and the City of New York Office of for the development of advanced heat pump systems (HP) visit CCNY

CCNY begins major building decarbonization effort with US Department of Energy

In response to the pressing need for decarbonization in the building sector, The City College of New York has begun a joint effort with the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technology Office (BTO) and the City of New York Office of Climate and Sustainability for the development of advanced heat pump systems (HP). The project was facilitated by the Minority Serving Research & Development Consortium (MSRDC). Buildings represent a large source of energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and are a major space for decarbonization. The main goal of this initiative is
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Andrew Damas, a mechanical engineering major, is a recipient of The Sheldon Horing (1957) Scholarship. Photo: Andrew Damas (left) and Sheldon Horing (right).

Grove School student Andrew Damas receives alumnus Sheldon Horing Scholarship

The Sheldon Horing (1957) Scholarship, a new endowed scholarship at The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New, will support a first-generation Grove School student by providing them with $2,000 annually for their tuition. The fund was established in honor of alumnus Sheldon Horing, a 1957 electrical engineering graduate, by his sons David and Jeff Horing for his birthday last year. “I’m a first-generation student, and the CCNY School of Engineering (now the Grove School) provided me with a free, high-quality engineering education, which served as the foundation for what was a
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Naresh Devineni India Water Study

India at risk from groundwater depletion, CCNY-led study discovers

A new study led by City College of New York civil engineer Naresh Devineni finds that substantial groundwater depletion in regions of India where grains are acquired for public distribution is a principal sustainability challenge for the country of 1.4 billion. The study identifies specific adjustments in the Indian Government’s procurement and distribution system to rectify this issue, particularly concerning irrigation systems that utilize groundwater, which is facilitated by subsidized electricity. This irrigation mechanism has long been seen as vital for India’s food security goals.
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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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