Week of Science 2022

We have a great slate of both in-person and virtual events, celebrating the intersection of science and other disciplines. There’s sure to be something for everyone!

Monday, April 25

  • CDI Tour - VIRTUAL 12:30PM

Join us as we give you an inside look into our latest cutting-edge research at the Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI). This will be a student-led tour to give you a much more personal experience as we show you each wing of the CDI, where you will be able to virtually meet students and faculty conducting research.

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  • Picture a Scientist - VIRTUAL 5:00PM (<- correction on time)

Picture a Scientist is a 2020 documentary film, focusing on the inequalities that women scientists have faced as they pursued careers in STEM. Watch the movie any time before the event (available via Netflix or CCNY Libraries), then join us for a panel discussion following the film with Shenika Christopher, Masters Student and Director of Mentoring, WinS, Marilyn Mathews, President of WinS, and Provost Tony Liss. We dedicate this event to the memory of our beloved colleague, Dr. Myriam Sarachik. **Co-sponsored with CCNY Women in Science (WinS)**

Tuesday, April 26

  • Sustainability Fair - IN PERSON 12:30-2:30PM

The challenges we face due to climate change are growing every day and these big problems require big solutions, starting right here in our own communities. Several CCNY programs and clubs including CCNY SustainabilityCCNY Green, and Science Learning and Public Engagement, as well as other environmental organizations including Astor ApiariesPSC Environmental Justice, the Billion Oyster Project, Hudson River Park, and Harlem Grown will have tables in the CCNY Quad with information on how everyone can contribute to helping create a sustainable and environmentally friendly community.

Wednesday, April 27

  • Planetarium Show - IN PERSON 1:00 PM - SOLD OUT - RSVP to be put on wait list

Come take a quick trip across the universe, all from your seat in the CCNY Planetarium. We’ll fly around the Hamilton Heights campus, and then zoom out to tour the solar system and beyond. Along the way, you’ll see new and intriguing data visualizations that the sci-viz studio at the Planetarium has been working on over the last year.

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  • "Can AI Be the Next Picasso?" - HYBRID 4:00 PM

CCNY Physics Alum, Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science at University College London and best-selling author Dr. Arthur Miller is the inaugural speaker of the new Harry Lustig Memorial Lecture Series. In this talk, Dr. Miller will share how artificial intelligence (AI) is being deployed to create works of visual and musical art and ask the fundamental question, can a machine be as creative as a human? Make sure to click here to RSVP.

  • Happy Hour Trivia Night - VIRTUAL 7:00PM

Connect with fellow City College Science alums from all graduating classes in this happy hour hosted by Dean of Science, Susan Perkins. Low-pressure trivia questions about the intersections of science and other disciplines (art, literature, music, etc) will ignite your competitive spirit. And yes...there will be prizes.

Thursday, April 28

  • Science Student Book Group: Alchemy of Us - IN PERSON 12:30PM

Ainissa Ramirez, engineer and science communicator, will meet with students to discuss her book, The Alchemy of Us. This book explains how basic inventions and innovations helped shape our culture and who we are as humans. Ramirez highlights the contributions of people of color and women who had significant impacts, but whose accomplishments have not been as broadly discussed.

  • Science + Art Photo Contest - Winner Unveiling - IN PERSON & VIRTUAL 5:00 PM

Join us in person in Marshak or via Instagram Live as we unveil the winners of the Science + Arts Photography Contest. Winning photographs will be displayed in the Marshak Entrance Gallery. (Are you a student and want to enter the photo contest? See details here.)

Friday, April 29

  • Planetarium Show - VIRTUAL 12:30 PM

Come take a quick trip with the CCNY Planetarium, all from the comfort of your home or office. We’ll launch our virtual jet packs and fly around campus, then strap on some larger rockets and buzz out to the outer reaches of the solar system - and beyond. Along the way, you’ll see new and intriguing data visualizations that the sci-viz studio at the Planetarium has been working on over the last year. Bring your lunch!



Wednesday, May 4

  • Meet the Distinguished Alumni of the Division of Science - IN PERSON 5 PM

This past year, we honored 6 individuals with Distinguished Alumni of the Division of Science awards. Join us in welcoming some of them back to campus, along with other Alumni of the Division. We will also be honoring this year's Distinguished Alumna, Dr. Jing-Mei Hsu ('95, Biology) at the event. Refreshments will be served.  This event will be part of the 

Last Updated: 04/18/2022 11:40