3/14 Year of Undergraduate Research events

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

 

Apprenticeships at Ugly Duckling Presse

Ugly Duckling Presse is seeking to fill two part-time paid apprenticeships to begin March 2019. Working closely with the UDP Collective, apprentices will undertake important and varied work while learning how a small press operates from every angle and helping to shepherd UDP titles through the editorial, production, and publicity process.

Apprentices play an essential role in running a small press on the day-to-day: from packaging and mailing books, preparing promotional materials, and website maintenance, to executing publicity initiatives and providing production assistance. However, apprentices’ tasks are not limited to in-house administration: they also contribute essential design and editorial work for a range of projects, and work with a high degree of creative and professional flexibility on self-guided projects. Ideal candidates will be exceptionally detail-oriented, organized, and able to self-direct in accordance with time sensitive schedules.

Apprentices must be communicative and open to constructive feedback, passionate about the arts and poetry in particular, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment while juggling diverse responsibilities. We especially welcome applications from people of color, with disabilities, and of the LGBTQ community.

Apprentices commit to two days per week in the UDP studio, as well as assisting at occasional events, book fairs, and our open-house volunteer days. Apprenticeships are for 15 hours per week at $15/hour.

The yearlong term begins in March 2019. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Sarah Lawson at office@uglyducklingpresse.org by
February 11, 2019. Please indicate that you are applying for the March 2019 Apprenticeship in the subject line.

Apply for the Carl J. Couch Internet Research Award 2019

CALL FOR AWARD APPLICATIONS
Carl J. Couch Internet Research Award 2019
Sponsored by the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research

http://www.cccsir.com/

The Carl Couch Center issues an international call for student-authored papers to be considered for Carl J. Couch Internet Research Award. The Couch Center welcomes both theoretical and empirical papers that apply symbolic interactionist approaches to internet studies.

According to basic symbolic interactionist premises, what we understand as self, identity, relationship, and cultural formations are constructed dialogically and interactively.  While the works of George H. Mead, Georg Simmel, Erving Goffman and other leading symbolic interactionists have been integral to the study of social interaction, Carl Couch was among the first from this tradition to suggest the importance of engaging in the study of mediated interaction. It is critical that symbolic interactionists move boldly forward, beyond Couch’s initial suggestion, to study what has become for many a dominant form of communication in their everyday life.

Whether we research identities, emotion, memory, family, work, career, presentations of self, deception, love, loss or other areas, the impact of mediated communication is felt by those interacting within it.  As internet-related media continue to influence our everyday interactions–not only with other people but also with technologies, devices, algorithms, platform parameters, and so forth–it becomes crucial for symbolic interactionists to attend to the role of these mediating factors in the interaction process.

We encourage any paper that uses a symbolic interactionist approach in internet studies. We also encourage papers that explore the interface between deliberate social interaction and structured (or automated) interactions sponsored or enacted by various technological features, exploring not only how identities, relations, and social formations are negotiated through social interactions, but also how these interactions are mediated further through the use or capacities of various technologies.

Papers will be evaluated based on the quality of (1) mastery of symbolic interactionist approaches and concepts, (2) originality, (3) organization, (4) presentation, and (5) advancement of knowledge. Those contemplating entering should note that an interactionist approach demands thoughtful analysis, and not mere description, of social interactions. Evaluation will be administered by a Review Committee of:

Dr. Camille Johnson-Yale, Lake Forest College, Illinois

Dr. Lois Scheidt, Indiana University, Bloomington

Dr. Shing-Ling Sarina Chen, University of Northern Iowa

Competition is open to graduate or undergraduate students of all disciplines. Works that are published or accepted for publication are not eligible for award consideration. Entries should be in English and not exceed 30 pages (approximately 7500 words) in length, including references and appendices. Limit of one entry per student per year.

*Winner of the award will receive a monetary prize of $300.00*.

Candidates should send a copy of their paper electronically, along with information concerning the location and level of their studies, to Shing-Ling Sarina Chen, sarina.chen@uni.edu.  Application deadline is April
15, 2019.

Notification of award will be sent by November 1, 2019.

Those with questions or comments about Couch Award application, please

contact:

Shing-Ling Sarina Chen
Lang Hall 326
Dept. of Communication Studies
Univ. of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614
USA

sarina.chen@uni.edu