NYC Service: Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer opportunity description

 Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect natural areas in Alley Pond Park! Volunteers will plant natives species within Oakland Meadow to restore the habitat for birds and pollinators!

Requirements

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle to this event. Space is limited and registration is required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

volunteer needs

We need volunteers on these days:
October 13, 2018

Volunteer opportunity location(s)

Volunteer opportunity locations map

Warm-water Aquatic Ecology

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program
Warm-water Aquatic Ecology
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA
Summer 2019: May 19 to July 28
 
Overview: We are excited to invite applications from undergraduate students to participate in a National Science Foundation supported summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program focused on the ecology of southeastern ponds, rivers, reservoirs, and estuaries.  Ten undergraduate students will work closely with a team of Auburn University faculty to explore aquatic ecosystems, complete a student-driven research project, participate in a variety of professional development and social activities, develop and lead an outreach project, and share their research findings in a symposium at the conclusion of the program.  Participants will work closely with our mentors to develop an interdisciplinary project involving complementary fields, such as community ecology, limnology, evolution, fisheries management, molecular biology, conservation, biogeochemistry, biodiversity, and microbiology.  The program will run from May 19 to July 28, 2019 (10 weeks).
 
Flyer: Please help us advertise the program by posting our flyer at your institution – http://wilsonlab.com/reu/pubs/reu_flyer.pdf  
 
Eligibility: All applicants who are interested in receiving NSF support must currently be a (1) U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident and (2) an undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior graduating no earlier than September 2019 or a high school senior that will start their undergraduate education the following fall semester after the REU program.  We are especially encouraging students from traditionally under-represented groups in biology (i.e., African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, students with disabilities, first generation college students, and U.S. veterans) as well as students from institutions with limited research opportunities (e.g., community colleges) or students in financial need to apply.  The online application is available at http://wilsonlab.com/reu/application.html
 
Support: Participants will receive a stipend ($5,500) plus housing and subsistence, financial assistance for travel to and from Auburn, and support for lab and field supplies.  For full consideration, on-line applications must be received by 1 February 2019.
 
International students: Although not financially supported by our REU Site, we are also open to including a few strongly motivated and self-funded international students in our REU Site research and professional development activities.

Contact information: For more information about the REU Site, visit http://wilsonlab.com/reu/ or contact Dr. Alan Wilson (wilson@auburn.edu).

 

SUBMERGE Marine Science Festival in Hudson River Park

Volunteer opportunity description

SUBMERGE’s mission is to inspire audiences of all ages by educating them on marine science and ecosystem health. Volunteers will help run the Welcome Tent, Discovery Lab, Photo Booth, Information Tent and other activities going on throughout the day. Other activities for children include experiments, live scuba dive shows, catch & release fishing and many other sources of entertainment. This is a great opportunity for you to help your community and help the public learn more about New York City’s coastal waters.

Requirements

Over 18 years old, at least a 3 hour time commitment.

There are two volunteer sessions available. The morning session will run from 10:00am-1:30pm, the afternoon session will go from 1:30pm-5:00pm.

T-shirt, Morning snacks, and coffee will be provided, along with a lunch for all volunteers.

Please submit a request through NYC Service to attend and we will follow up wtih more details if space is available.

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers on these days:
September 22, 2018

Volunteer opportunity location(s)

Volunteer opportunity locations map

Student Undergraduate Researchers: make a home for your poster in Academic Works!

Students participating in City Tech’s various undergraduate research, honors, and  emerging scholars initiatives are invited and encouraged to submit their posters to CUNY Academic Works. Academic Works preserves your poster and, more importantly, provides you a stable link to your work that you can add to your resume, CV, or portfolio!

What is CUNY Academic Works? CUNY Academic Works is an online repository of research, scholarship, and creative works produced by the CUNY community. All content in CUNY Academic Works is freely available to everyone, and if
someone searches your name or research topic using Google, there’s a good chance your work will be in the search results! step-by-step guide to submitting to Academic Works for student posters


This poster won 1st place for outstanding group research project in the spring 2018 Honors and Undergraduate Research Scholars Poster Presentation. Academic Works provides a permanent virtual home for the poster and makes it easy to find the poster via Google.

Group research team poster winner, Spring 2018

Group research team poster winner, Spring 2018

Winning poster for group research as it appears in Academic Works

Winning poster for group research as it appears in Academic Works

 

 

Questions? Contact me! Prof. Monica Berger mberger@citytech.cuny.edu. More information available at http://cityte.ch/poster

You’re Invited! Research Mixer, Th 9/20 12:30-2:00PM

THE 17TH SEMI-ANNUAL RESEARCH MIXER

poster for Research MixerSPONSORED BY CITY TECH’S COORDINATION OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH COMMITTEE AND THE BLACK MALE INITIATIVE PROGRAM

Yes, you can be a researcher!

Come find out about exciting research opportunities for you.

Please join us for refreshments!

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

12:30 – 2 PM • L Building Ground Floor

ALL FACULTY AND STUDENTS ARE WELCOME

Coordination of Undergraduate Research Committee: Reginald Blake (Chair), Viviana Acquaviva, Ralph Alcendor, Monica Berger, Mariya Bessonov, Mercer Brugler, Aida Egues, Pa Her, Heejun Kim, Janet Liou-Mark(sabbatical), Zory Marantz, Alberto Martinez, Masato Nakamura, Hamidreza Norouzi, Katherine Poirier, Jonas Reitz, Jody Rosen, Diana Samaroo, Liana Tsenova, and Lin Zhou

Undergraduate Research on Display

Many members of the City Tech community haven’t been on campus since the end of the Spring 2018 semester. If that includes you, that means you have yet to see the Undergraduate Research exhibit at the library. Be sure to stop and learn more about undergraduate research at City Tech at the exhibit on the 4th floor of the Library building (formerly the Atrium building).

Title and samples from UR exhibitUR poster exhibitThe exhibit is the work of several inspiring City Tech students, as well as faculty and staff from the Library, the Honors and Undergraduate Research Scholars Poster Presentation Session, the Faculty Commons, the Office of the Provost, the Director of Undergraduate Research, and the Undergraduate Research Committee.

Call for Interns: Organize a YOUth-Led Summit on Education Justice, Art, and Activism!

Call for Interns: Organize a YOUth-Led Summit on Education Justice, Art, and Activism!

Deadline: Fri, July 13, 2018

Description: Are you interested in youth organizing? Do you want to be part of a growing youth activist movement? Are you interested in having a voice on school policies affecting YOUth? Do you think you deserve a better education?  Join a team of youth interns from across NYC to organize a YOUth-Led Summit on Education Justice, Art, and Activism! We’re looking for artists, organizers, strategic thinkers, social-media aces, and tech-savvy woke folx between the ages of 15-20. No experience necessary.

Eligibility: NYC youth between ages of 15-20.

Sponsored by: Allies in Education: Building Coalitions for Youth-Driven Research and Advocacy research team as part of the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research from the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

Click here to learn more about this call for interns and to apply.

Due 6/1: Futures Initiative Undergraduate Leadership Opportunity

CUNY-Wide Undergraduate Leadership Opportunity

Please share with CUNY undergraduate students – Apply here by June 1, 2018 ! 

Dear Colleagues, Students, Alumni, and Friends,

The Futures Initiative Leadership Program provides up to twenty-five undergraduate students from any CUNY campus with opportunities to develop leadership and peer mentoring skills. Students will receive a stipend for their contribution as well as support for transportation and cultural enrichment activities.They will participate in a variety of professional development workshops and and opportunities designed to build community leadership skills and support success in school and beyond.

This year’s program will combine a one-day summer institute with regular opportunities to meet, reflect, gain new skills, and join in intellectual discussions at the Graduate Center, while also helping to provide resources, advice, and support to fellow students throughout the academic year. Students gain a variety of skills that will be beneficial for many careers that require collaboration, learning with and from others, building trust, and striving toward shared and common goals, and contribution to a larger public good.

We invite you to apply for this program by completing the Application form by Friday June 1.

For more details about the program, including eligibility and participation requirements, please visit our website. For a glimpse into last year’s program, visit http://futuresinitiative.org/mentors