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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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Jorge E. González, NOAA-CREST Professor at CCNY

$1.5M NSF grant funds new CCNY, U. Colorado sustainable tech research center

The City College of New York is partnering with the University of Colorado Boulder in an innovative National Science Foundation-funded research center for sustainable building technology. A $1.5 million NSF grant, matched by industry associates for a minimum of $3 million over five years, will establish the Building Energy Smart Technologies (BEST) Center in Boulder. BEST’s mission will be to advance sustainable buildings and cities ranging from HVAC manufacturing, to smart glazing for windows, smart building controls, advanced insulation materials, new energy storage systems, and improved air
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Lucas Parra_Jens Madsen heart rate research

CCNY experts Lucas Parra and Jens Madsen find listening to recorded narratives synchronizes heart rates

Heart rate patterns fluctuate under many conditions. Meditation reduces heart rate while being surprised increases it. Listening to stories also affects heart rate. These changes occur synchronously among people listening individually, not only in groups, indicating cognitive processing of the story affects us on a physiological level separate from relational dynamics. Conversely, narratives do not seem to affect respiratory rate. Heart rate pattern changes also occur in patients suffering from disorders of consciousness when audio narratives are played. These fluctuations could be effective
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CCNY professors Ruth Stark and Robert Messinger

$800K NSF grant funds major CCNY research equipment upgrade to unique levels

Setting the stage for more groundbreaking inquiry in the sciences and engineering at The City College of New York, a major upgrade to research instruments for solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is underway, funded by a $833,284 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award, from the NSF’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program, is over three years and will enable six faculty-led CCNY teams to pursue forefront research that ranges from engineering science to the biology of animals, plants and fungi. “This equipment is designed to give us unique access
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Nir Krakauer Research

CCNY’s Nir Krakauer finds link between trunk fat-free mass and increased mortality in adults

Body measurements (anthropometrics) including height, weight and waist circumference are basic components in a medical examination. They predict mortality as well as a variety of health conditions including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. A commonly-used anthropometric expression is weight adjusted for height or body mass index (BMI). Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) imaging technology gauges bone mineral density to identify people at risk for fractures. Additionally, DEXA provides fat and lean body composition and distribution. Determining the value of this
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