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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.

Departments

 
Biology
MR 525
(212) 650-6800
 
Chemistry and Biochemistry
MR 1024
(212) 650-8402
 
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
MR 926
(212) 650-6452
 
Mathematics
NAC 8/133
(212) 650-5346
 
Physics
MR 419
(212) 650-6832
 
DoS/CCAPP Academic Support
MR Plaza-108
(212) 650-5780

Excellence in Teaching and Research

114

Full-Time Faculty

$15 Million

Grant Funding

273

Bachelors Degrees Awarded in 2020

76

Graduate Degrees Awarded in 2020

 

Latest News from the Division

Science Matters Logo Read the latest issue of our newsletter "Science Matters"
 
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.

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.

Contact Information
Undergraduate Students
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
Main Office
Division of Science Office
160 Convent Avenue
Marshak Science Building, Room 1320
New York, NY  10031
p:  212.650.6850
f:  212.650.7948