Con Edison Social & Behavioral Research Award

This is an opportunity for FACULTY. If awarded a grant, faculty will be able to hire STUDENTS to work on the project.
Diverse group of people using cell phones on a street of brownstone houses. concerned neighbors standing outside of brownstone homes.

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

In 2014, eight residents of East Harlem lost their lives when two buildings were destroyed by a natural gas explosion and the resulting fire.  People in the area recounted smelling gas in the days leading up to the incident, but no one had reported the gas odor until shortly before the explosion. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigated the incident and determined that natural gas from a compromised gas line connection in the street had leaked and migrated into one of the buildings where it ignited.

In support of Con Edison’s goal of increasing public awareness of gas safety and of the importance of reporting natural gas odors, the CUNY Office of K-16 Initiatives is requesting proposals for behavioral research projects that aim to better understand the factors that may or may not prompt community members to contact 911 or Con Edison when they detect a gas leak or gas odor.

Projects relevant to human behavioral responses to detecting and reporting natural gas odors will be considered.  This research will be used to inform and enhance Con Edison’s public outreach, superintendent training curriculum, and other gas safety programs.

The grant funding is for one year (August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2020). We anticipate awarding 5-8 projects with funding levels of $25,000-$35,000 in 2019.

Award Guidelines (PDF)

Award Template (DOC)

SUBMIT NOW!

2019 City Nature Challenge

The New York City Nature Challenge, hosted by Macaulay Honors College and sponsored by ConEd, is part of a global campaign to bring together nature lovers of all ages in the greenspaces of their communities to record examples of urban wildlife with smartphones.

Throughout April 26-29, public parks, preservation societies, gardens and other natural organizations around New York City’s five boroughs will host City Nature Challenge events that are open to all. Participants will be guided by Macaulay student volunteers to catalog their images using the iNaturalist smartphone app.

After observation days have ended, the iNaturalist community will help properly identify and catalog the species in a marathon tech session. and results will be publicly available.

Citizen science demonstrates that science is for everyone and can be done by anyone. Participating in scientific efforts helps to improve science literacy for all. City Nature Challenge contributes to our understanding of urban wildlife in New York City and the planet as a whole.

Use the link below to find a City Nature Challenge event near you.

Date:

April 26, 2019 — April 29, 2019

Time:

6:00 AM — 11:45 PM

Website:

https://macaulay.cuny.edu/city-nature-challenge/

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Year of Undergraduate Research (YoUR)

YoUR work matters!

You work and study hard at City Tech and, yes, YoUR work matters! We’re celebrating 10 years of undergraduate research at City Tech, and we’re showing off YoUR work! Come see all the different types of research that your fellow students—people just like you—are doing. Ask questions, brainstorm new research ideas, or even participate in an actual experiment! Walk through other departments and see what research opportunities are out there! Who knows, the next big research idea could come from you and your background in a totally different field! Swing by any of the following departments and get busy!

Business: Namm Hall, Room 1012
Hospitality Management: Namm Hall, Room 220
Computer Systems Technology: Namm Hall, Room 91
Humanities: Library Bldg, Room 630
Library: Library Bldg, Room 434

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 12:45 PM – 2:00 PM

Due tomorrow: REU on Bioplastics and Biocomposites

Washington State University (WSU) is recruiting interns for the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) that is connected to the NSF center on Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2). This is a great opportunity for students to gain hands on research experience in the fast-growing field of sustainable materials.  This is a unique REU program as the projects are all closely related to industry and have industry mentors that are directly engaged in each project.
 
The application for Summer 2019 REU program is now open. The application deadline is February 22, 2019.
 
 
Since the summer of 2017, the Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2), has established a new Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site designed to provide undergraduate students a chance to participate in industry-directed fundamental research opportunities in the fields of bioplastics and biocomposites. The students will gain hands-on experience with synthesis, processing, and characterization of biobased plastics and composite materials. The REU program will continue for 3 years, i.e. Summer ’17, Summer ’18, and Summer ’19.
 
Each year, 10 students (recruited primarily from academic institutions where research programs in STEM are limited) will work on research conducted by the CB2, with 5 students conducting their research at Washington State University and 5 students doing their research projects at Iowa State University.
 
During the program, the students will participate in a series of bioplastics short courses, have responsibility for an independent research project performed with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, and engage with leading industry experts from the Industrial Advisory Board of the CB2.
 
The students will have a shared, well-defined common focus on sustainable bioplastics and biocomposites that will enable a cohort experience with a common orientation in Ames, IA and debrief in Pullman, WA. The cohort will also be part of a larger community of scholars on both campuses, with the research results showcased at Washington State University in a final poster presentation and symposium.

Students: Come to today’s Research Mixer!

Would you like to engage in a research project with a City Tech professor as your mentor ?

Are you interested in learning more about funded research opportunities at City Tech ?

Join us on Thursday, February 21, 2019 in room N119 (first floor of the NAMM building) from 12:35 – 2:00 PM for the 18th semi-annual Research Mixer event, hosted by City Tech’s Undergraduate Research Committee. We promise that you will not leave the session disappointed. Bring a friend with you and invite your classmates to come and explore the tremendous research resources that City Tech offers.

Faculty: Research Mixer today!

Would you like to engage City Tech students in your research project ?

Are you seeking research mentees ?

Would you like to meet a cohort of our best, our brightest, and our most promising students ?

Are you interested in learning more about funded research opportunities at City Tech ?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then please join us on Thursday, February 21, 2019 in room N119 (first floor of the NAMM building) from 12:35 – 2:00 PM for the 18th semi-annual Research Mixer event that is hosted by City Tech’s Undergraduate Research Committee. We promise that you will not leave the session disappointed. Bring a colleague with you and invite your students to come and explore the tremendous research resources that City Tech offers.

CUNY Service Corps

CUNY SERVICE CORPS

PAID JOB + COMMUNITY SERVICE = SERVICE CORPS

Work in Non-profit and Government Agencies

Recruitment for Fall 2019 to Spring 2020: Applications are open February 8-March 24, 2019

Apply online: cuny.edu/servicecorps

Please email your resume and cover letter to ​servicecorps.citytech@gmail.com​ ​today! Please visit us at L114 to learn more! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Eligibility Criteria

For consideration, students must:

    • Be working toward a degree at one of the participating CUNY colleges
    • Be enrolled full-time (12 credits or more) in Spring 2019; plan to enroll full time during the 2019-20 academic year
    • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
    • Have earned at least 24 college credits by the end of summer 2019
    • Be finished with remedial education needs prior to fall 2019 classes
    • Have the proper work authorization required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Program Benefits:

  • Earn $15 per hour, 10 hours per week
  • Help fellow New Yorkers
  • Gain work experience
  • Monthly professional development workshops
  • Earn credit in some cases

**​This is a 24-week service commitment**

Potential Projects:

▪ Help develop websites for organizations
▪ Tutor immigrants in English
▪ Help companies plan for future growth
▪ Work in participatory budgeting with local city council members
▪ Help create sustainable buildings

Past placement sites have included​:

9/11 Memorial & Museum, American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Navy Yard, ​Federal Reserve Bank of NY, NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, NYC City Council, Office of Manhattan Borough President, Maimonides Medical Center, Teach for America, US Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon: Team DURA and more!

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NYC College of Technology, ​CUNY ​Service Corps
Professional Development Center (Welcome Center), 300 Jay Street, 1s​ t​ Fl, L114, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Tel​: 718-260-5846 ​Email​: servicecorps.citytech@gmail.com

Emerging Scholars Program deadline 2/22

The Emerging Scholars Program provides a $500 stipend for full-time students (enrolled for 12 or more credits) and a $250 stipend for part-time students (enrolled in 11 or fewer credits) for conducting research with a faculty member. The purpose of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to apply what was learned in the class room to discover new knowledge, to solve real-world problems and to develop professionally while working with faculty to advance scholarly endeavors. The program includes specially designed workshops for students offered by the Honors Scholars and other programs and participation in a biannual poster session.

Deadline: Friday, February 22nd, 2019 

The Application

Part I can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EmergingScholars

Part II of the application is attached and includes: (1) PREA (Pre-Research Experience Application), (2) CUNYfirst Expense Reimbursement form, (3) W-9.

(1) PREA – Must be completed electronically and signed by both the student and faculty mentor.

(2) CUNYfirst Expense Reimbursement form – Students should clearly write their name, CUNYfirst ID, address, telephone number, City Tech email address and sign the form.

(3) W-9 – Students should complete parts I and II and sign in part III- DO NOT INCLUDE THE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ON THE W9 FORM.

(4) An unofficial copy of the student’s transcript, including spring 2019 registration.

Program Requirements:

  • Students must attend the mandatory orientation meeting on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, from 1:00-2:00 PM (Location TBD).
  • All students must complete the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) online training and submit their Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) certificate by March 21, 2019. More information on CITI training can be found at: https://www.citiprogram.org/
  • First-time undergraduate researchers must attend the four Group I workshops. Returning researchers must complete four workshops from Group II. See attached ESP Application Part II for list of spring 2019 workshops or visit: http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/research/esp-crsp.aspx.
  • In collaboration with the faculty mentor, students should prepare a final abstract summarizing the project and accomplishments.  Mentors should proofread, edit, and the student should upload it by Thursday, April 11, 2019 at a Dropbox link provided in the attached Part II of the application. Additionally, students should prepare their poster including final results for the May poster session. The poster file must be uploaded to a Dropbox link by Thursday, April 18, 2019. Signing the consent form indicates permission to publish abstracts and posters on the college website.
  • Students must also participate in the Honors and Research Scholars poster session on Wednesday and Thursday, May 1st and 2nd, 2019.

Please ensure that these materials are submitted by Friday, February 22, 2019 deadline. Please see attached Part II of application for more details and guideline.

For any questions regarding the application and the program please contact: undergraduateresearch@citytech.cuny.edu or visit http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/research/.

2019 CUNY-IBM Watson Social Impact Challenge

REGISTER FOR CUNY-IBM WATSON SOCIAL IMPACT CHALLENGE

OBJECTIVE: Provide CUNY students an opportunity to develop essential skills necessary for successful careers in the 21st Century where AI and machine learning are disrupting all aspect of daily life and the world of work. The essential skills include critical thinking, complex problem solving, communication and team building skills, technological literacy and the ethical and social implications of its use. Students in the competition apply IBM Watson AI technology and Cloud Services to improve the delivery and quality of services provided by an institution of higher education, such as CUNY, or New York City government. Registration ends March 1, 2019, at 11:59 pm.

For more information about the 2019 CUNY-IBM Watson Social Impact Challenge, visit https://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/ibmwatson2019/

REQUIREMENT: Only students seeking a degree at one of CUNY’s 25 colleges and professional are eligible to participate.

ORIENTATION SESSION & TEAM MEETUP/SOCIAL MIXER: An information session will be held on Thursday, February 7th at Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue, Room 3-160 from 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm. The information session will also be streamed – for information on how to access the session via the Internet visit https://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/ibmwatson2019/

On Friday, February 8th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm there will be a Team Meetup and Social Mixer at Baruch College, 135 E 22nd Street (corner of 22nd St, & Lexington Avenue) Room 301. This is an opportunity to meet other students – discuss project ideas and form teams.

FINAL PROJECT SUBMISSIONS: Teams submit a three-page project Business Case Analysis and a one-minute video as their submission online by April 12, 2019. Ten teams are selected from those submitting the final projects and invited to the final round of the competition (see below). A full schedule of events, workshops, and milestones are available on the website of the Challenge. Examples of projects previously submitted can be seen at https://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/marxesocialimpact/ .

EARN COURSE CREDITS: Baruch students participating in this Challenge can earn 3 credits by registering for PAF 4199 (undergraduate course) or PAF 9199 (graduate course) offered by the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Baruch College. Students enrolled at other CUNY colleges and programs must use the e-permit system to register for either of PAF 4199 and PAF 9199. Course requires additional reading, and quizzes in addition to completion of the team project.

FINAL PRESENTATION and CASH PRIZES: Ten teams are selected from the projects submitted and invited to the final round where they compete for $10,000 in cash prizes. The final round will be held on May 3rd from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm.

1st Place Team – $5,000; 2nd Place Team – $3,000; 3rd Place Team – $2,000

Once you register, please send a request to join us at ‘2019 CUNY-IBM Watson Social Impact Challenge’ group on LinkedIn. Please use this page to connect with other participating students and form Teams.

You can also stay connected with us via
Facebook @2019CUNYIBMWatsonSocialImpactChallenge and
Twitter @CUNYCompetition.

Urban Water Innovation Network undergraduate research program

The deadline for the Urban Water Innovation Network undergraduate research program has been extended by a few days!!!

Students will have the opportunity to perform cutting edge research of immediate relevance to people in urban areas at institutions in urban areas across the nation. Students with different research interests in urban water sustainability -social sciences, natural sciences, engineering – are invited to apply.

To apply:  erams.com/UWIN/urp

Application deadline: January 28, 2019 Midnight

Dates: May 29 to August 1, 2019 (9 weeks)

Eligibility: Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. Underrepresented minorities and first generation college students are encouraged to apply.

Stipend: $4,500 stipend

Other support:  On-campus or nearby housing, travel assistance. The program starts and ends at Colorado State University in Fort Collins CO.

For more information about UWIN, visit:erams.com/UWIN

For more information about the program, contact Aude Lochet, program coordinator: locheta@caryinstitute.org