Division Of Science
The Division of Science at City College has a proud legacy and a proud future. Nine Nobel Laureates studied science and mathematics at CCNY. World-renowned physicists like Myriam Sarachik, who serves on the governing council of the National Academy of Sciences, and well-known author Michio Kaku teach our students, and distinguished professors conduct cutting edge research on everything from climate change to structural biology to sustainable energy, and everything in between. City College students, even as undergraduates, have an unprecedented opportunity to work in these labs. In the past 8 years the Division has produced two Rhodes Scholars and several Goldwater and Truman scholars, as well as graduates who have gone on to the most prestigious graduate schools, supported by grants from the National Science Foundation to pursue their research.
Excellence in Teaching and Research
Bachelors Degrees Awarded in 2020
Graduate Degrees Awarded in 2020
EAS faculty to study local water habitats
Dr. Maria Tzortziou has been awarded two grants, one to study how the shutdown from COVID-19 impacted pollution in Long Island Sound, and one to acquire an autonomous underwater vehicle to support research in coastal and urban waters around NYC.
New grants for Chemistry and Biochemistry students
The estates of Stanley H. Kushinsky ’51 and his wife will generously support students who have contributed to peer-mentoring, had success in their previous courses, and contribute to our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment.
$1M NIH grant in Complex Systems research
Physics Professor Hernán Makse has been awarded over $1 million to use the model organism, C. elegans to better understand the "connectome," i.e. the assembly of complex neural circuitry via principles of symmetry.