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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Hispanic Outlook ranks CCNY a top school for Latinx/a/o

The City College of New York maintains its national status as a magnet for Latinx/a/o. Designated a Hispanic serving institution of higher education by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), CCNY remains on The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine’s annual Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics list. Using NCES/IPEDS Department of Education data, Hispanic Outlook ranks CCNY highly in three categories: 2019 Grand total Bachelor's degree, #63; 2019 Grand total Master's degree, #93; Total Enrollment 4-year Schools (2018 – 2019), #76. “Every year, the Hispanic Outlook in Higher
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 The Bella Zoia Project finding out they won the Standard Chartered Women+Tech4NYC Prize along with judges and other students.

CCNY startups win $150K in prizes at the 2020 Zahn virtual Final Pitch

Student startups with concepts ranging from an environmental fitness app to an app that authenticates streetwear were the winners in The City College of New York’s Zahn Innovation Center Startup Competition Final Pitch. CCNY startups competed in four categories and collected close to $150,000 in prizes, which they’ll use to further develop their businesses. Below are the categories and winners. Zahn Social Impact Prize: The 1st place prize of $25,000 was awarded to Blue Generation, an environmental fitness app. Blue Generation also took home the Audience Choice Award for this category, decided
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CCNY oceanic and atmospheric scientist Maria Tzortziou

CCNY’s Maria Tzortziou & partners receive NSF grants for pioneering coastal research

A novel study of possible COVID-19 related changes in coastal ecosystems is underway, supported by a one-year $200,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) “Rapid Response Research Collaborative Research” grant to City College of New York oceanic and atmospheric scientist Maria Tzortziou and her collaborator Dianne Greenfield of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center. A second NSF grant of $576,000 over three years to the research team will enable a separate and unique interdisciplinary probe of urban ecosystems using an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). Tzortziou’s rapid response NSF grant
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Hernan Makse NIH Grant

$1M NIH grant for CCNY-based, Hernan Makse-led Complex Systems research

Physicist Hernan Makse’s quest to break down complex systems is the catalyst behind recent advances out of his Complex Networks and Data Science Lab at The City College of New York, including a COVID-19 digital contact tracing app in Latin America that uses network theory. As the Makse group continues developing new emergent laws for complex systems, ranging from brain networks and biological networks to social systems, a new $1,064,970 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers a boost. The funding, over three years, supports a study entitled: “Application of the
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Nusrat Sharmin, a Master of Urban Design major at The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York, is the recipient of the Career Development Grant from the American Association University of Women.

Spitzer School’s Nusrat Sharmin receives AAUW Career Development Grant

Nusrat Sharmin, a Graduate Program in Urban Design major at The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York, is the recipient of the Career Development Grant from the American Association University of Women. The grant provides funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance, change careers or re-enter the workforce in education, health, medical sciences or social sciences. AAUW’s mission is to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education and advocacy. As the recipient of a $12,000 grant, Sharmin is able to
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Stanley Kushinsky, CCNY Class of 1951

City College announces new scholarship for chemistry students

The City College of New York is pleased to announce a major gift to establish the Stanley Kushinsky and Jean Carmen Scholarship Fund. The new Fund will support qualified undergraduate or graduate students majoring in chemistry. Recipients of scholarships from the Fund will be determined by the Chemistry Department Chair Professor Stephen O’Brien in consultation with the Department’s Executive Committee. While the awards are predominantly merit-based, the criteria also take into account students’ circumstances and background that help promote diversity and inclusion. Scholarships will also aim
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Four of the nine Gilman Scholars who will be studying abroad in 2021. From left: Maliha Khan, Michael Chu-A-Kong, Asia Dominguez and Myra Rosa.

Nine CCNY students earn Gilman Scholarships to study abroad in 2021

Nine City College of New York students have been selected for the prestigious 2020 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, gaining skills critical to national security and economic competitiveness. However, due to the uncertainty of the current health crisis, CCNY Gilman scholars will travel abroad in 2021. Asia Dominguez, a political science major, will study law and criminology in the Netherlands. Dominguez hopes to gain personal as well as academic experience while networking in the Netherlands
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Tatyana Kleyn_CUNY IIE Project

CCNY educators lead $6 million CUNY-IIE project uplifting NY’s immigrant communities

With a student body representing more than 150 nationalities, The City College of New York is one of the most diverse campuses in the nation. CCNY is now helping steer a unique $6 million state-funded City University of New York (CUNY) project, intersecting education and immigration, in the world’s most diverse city. Tatyana Kleyn and Nancy Stern, faculty in the CCNY School of Education’s Programs in Bilingual Education and TESOL, are principal and co-principal investigators, respectively, of the five-year CUNY- Initiative on Immigration and Education (CUNY-IIE) supported by the New York State
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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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