The Division of Science at City College has a proud legacy and an exciting future. Ten Nobel Laureates studied science and mathematics at CCNY. Our faculty 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.

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If you need to speak to a Division of Science advisor about Summer or Fall 2024 registration, including removing a hold, please make an appointment using the link on the Office of Student Success website.

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♦ Science Mentoring Program (SMP)

SMP members are supported by a panel of experienced mentors who introduce the members to university life and work alongside them in task-based activities. Visit our website for details.

♦ Dean's Office Hours

All visitors are welcome in person during regular business hours Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm. The main office is located on the 13th floor of Marshak Science Building in RM 1320.

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Division of Science Diversity Statement

For over 150 years, The City College of New York has provided access to excellence in the scientific disciplines for the diverse population of New York City, molding sharp minds from all backgrounds into a potent STEM workforce to meet national needs. Today, the Division of Science aspires to ensure a diverse and engaging environment, knowing that the creative energy and innovative insights that result from diversity are vital for the intellectual rigor and social fabric of the College, and are requisite for a highly effective scientific workforce of the future. As a scholarly community, the Division welcomes people of all racial, ethnic, cultural, socio-economic, national and international backgrounds, without regard to religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.










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Latest News from the Division

Read the latest issue of our newsletter "Science Matters"

Menon  Receives Keck Foundation Grant

Dr. Vinod Menon (Professor of Physics), along with colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin, has received a $1.1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to explore various properties of quantum materials. Menon will contribute in the design of advanced resonators to manipulate fluctuations in the empty space between particles. Over the past decade, researchers have designed and built ultrathin materials that exhibit exotic quantum properties that could be useful in a range of applications from quantum computers to transmitting electricity without losing energy. But these quantum properties are often highly unstable, only lasting for very short timescales or at extremely low temperatures. The researchers will specifically target superconductivity, a state in which electrons propagate without losing energy. The W.M. Keck Foundation was established in 1954 with the mission to fund high impact science projects.

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Gaming Pathways Program: New Exhibit Portrays the Vital Role of Video Games

“Video Games: The Great Connector” was a new pop-up exhibition in collaboration between The Harlem Gallery of Science (HGS), Science and Arts Engagement New York (SAENY) And The City College of New York. This free exhibit showcases academic and career opportunities in the gaming industry to inspire Black and Latinx youth. “When industries aren't diverse, especially industries and entertainment or storytelling, they end up telling stories to the same people and that ignores whole markets of storytellers and whole kinds of stories,” said Nick Fortugno, director of the Gaming Pathways Program at CCNY and co-founder of Playmatics.

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Tzortziou is Key Member of NASA PACE Earth Observatory Project

On February 8, 2024, SpaceX launched NASA’s PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) satellite, one of NASA's most advanced missions to study how the ocean and the atmosphere exchange carbon dioxide. Dr. Maria Tzortziou (Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences) has been working on this mission for the past 12 years as the Deputy Program Applications Lead. With a hyperspectral ocean color instrument and two polarimeters, this mission will provide global scale observations that will benefit society in the areas of ecological forecasting, ocean health, marine biodiversity, carbon cycle, air quality, and climate change impacts. PACE is endorsed as part of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

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Undergraduate Students
Science Advising / CCAPP Office 
160 Convent Avenue
Marshak Science Building, Plaza Level
New York, NY 10031
p: 212-650-5780
f: 212-650-5773
Graduate Students
Division of Science Office
160 Convent Avenue
Marshak Science Building, Room 1320
New York, NY  10031
p:  212.650.6850
f:  212.650.7948
Dean's Office
Division of Science Dean's Office
160 Convent Avenue
Marshak Science Building, Room 1320
New York, NY  10031
p:  212.650.6850
f:  212.650.7948