Math and STEM undergraduate summer research projects (MSEIP)

Dear Colleagues,
As a part of the collaborative MSEIP grant with BMCC (funded by the Department of Education) we have funds in the City Tech budget to support undergraduate student research projects to be conducted over the summer. 
We have $42000 in the City Tech budget to recruit 28 students for summer research projects, along with their faculty mentors. 
Each faculty mentor is expected to develop appropriate undergraduate research projects and can advise up to 2 students. The faculty can recruit the students directly but if they need help recruiting students, they can contact me. 
Each student researcher will receive $1000 stipend upon successful completion of the summer research project, which will involve giving a short presentation at a local conference (either at City Tech or BMCC). Each participating faculty mentor will receive $500 in summer salary for each student they supervise. 
Faculty and student applications are due by April 24. Please let your students know about this summer research opportunity, and if you are interested in advising students, please let me know and we’ll go from there. 
Below you will find additional guidelines regarding international students. Please note that interested students must meet the guidelines in either A or B described below.
A.  US citizens or Green Card holders (permanent residents) are eligible to receive a student stipend.  
B.  For non-US Citizens, additional information about eligibility can be found at the US Department of Education website:
Best Regards,
Boyan Kostadinov
bkostadinov (at)
MSEIP Student Research Coordinator

Google Summer of Code

We want to spread the word about a paid internship summer program sponsored by Google, called “Google Summer of Code”. It’s actually *not* an internship at Google, but there are several companies who propose to have student interns for a 3-month programming project in many different disciplines. Students can browse the list, decide which projects they might be interested to join, submit a proposal, and if accepted they are paired with a mentor and program away for 3 months from May 30th to August 21st.

The deadline for student proposals is April 4.


Google Summer of Code


Applications are now open for the Emerging Scholars Program – student deadline Feb 17, 2017

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 offered by the Honors Scholars and other programs and participation in a biannual poster session. If there is a student that you would like to work with, please provide them with this information and encourage them to apply.
The Application
Parts IIA (link) and IIB (link) of the application include: (1) PREA, (2) CUNYfirst Expense Reimbursement form, (3) W-9 and (4) Consent forms.
(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) Consent form – Both the student and mentor must print and sign. Faculty mentoring multiple students should only submit one copy.
(5) An unofficial copy of the student’s transcript, including Spring 2017 registration.
Emerging Scholar Program Requirements
1.  Undergraduate researchers are expected to attend the mandatory orientation meeting on Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 12:45-2:00 PM in Namm 1001 (To be confirmed).
2. The Emerging Scholars application deadline (Parts I AND II)is Friday, February 17, 2017. Part I should include the mentor information, project title, and project abstract by this date. Please complete part I online and submit a completed part II to: Ms. Chioma Okoye, Provost’s Office, Namm 320, Phone – 718.260.5560 OR Email: undergraduateresearch@citytech.cuny.eduSUBJECT Line: ESP application
3. All students must also complete the responsible conduct in research online training
and submit their Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) certificate by Thursday, March 23rd, 2017to Ms. Chioma Okoye, Provost’s Office, Namm 320, Phone – 718.260.5560 OR email:undergraduateresearch@citytech.cuny.eduSUBJECT LINE: CITI certification. Even if you have submitted this in previous semesters, you are still required to submit a copy of the certification.
More information on CITI training can be found at:
Make sure not to click that you want college credit – if you indicate that you want college credit the program then indicates that you have to pay for the certification. Submit the completion certification (pdf file) using the following Dropbox link:
4. Attend the spring 2017 Research Mixer sponsored by the Undergraduate Research Committee. Date February 2nd, 2017 12:30-2:30 PM at Namm 119.
5. First-time undergraduate researchers must attend the four Group I workshops. Returning researchers must complete four workshops from Group II. If you have already completed all of the Group I and II workshops and do not wish to participate in them again please contact Prof. Hamid Norouzi @ undergraduateresearch@citytech.cuny.eduSUBJECT Line: workshop alternatives, to discuss alternate activities to fulfill this requirement.
Group I: Mandatory Workshops for first time participants:
Thursday, March 2                        Writing Abstracts for Research Projects
1-2 PM or 4:00 – 5:00 PM                          Prof. Rebecca Devers & Prof. Marianna Bonanome, Namm 119
Thursday, March 16                     Advancing Library Research Techniques
1:00-2:00 PM or 4:00 – 5:00 PM                            Prof. Anne Leonard and Prof. Monica Berger, Atrium 540 (Library-5th floor)
Thursday, March 30                     Developing and Delivering Effective Research Presentations
1:00 -2:00 PM or 4:00 – 5:00 PM                           Mr. Marvin Bennett, Namm 119
Thursday, April 6                          Designing a Research Poster Presentation
1:00 -2:00 PM or 4:00 – 5:00 PM                           Mr. Marvin Bennett, AG 30
Group II: Advanced workshops for returning participants – please attend 4 different workshops:
Thursday, March 16                     Advanced Writing Abstracts for Research Projects
1:00-2:00 PM or 4:00 – 5:00 PM             Prof. Rebecca Devers & Prof. Marianna Bonanome, AG 18
Thursday, March 23                     ePortfolios for Academic and Career Advancement
1:00 -2:00 PM or 4:00 – 5:00 PM            Dr. Karen Lundstrem, General 604
Thursday, March 23                     How to Navigate Culture in the Workplace
12:30 -1:30 PM                                             Professional Development Center, Namm 119
Thursday, March 30                     Small Talk: Elevator Pitch
1:00 -2:00 PM or 4:00 – 5:00 PM            Professional Development Center, AG 30
Thursday, April 6                          ePortfolios for Academic and Career Advancement
1:00 -2:00 PM or 4:00 – 5:00 PM            Dr. Karen Lundstrem, General 604
Thursday, April 6                          Writing Effective Cover and Thank You Letters
1:00 -2:00 PM or 4:00 – 5:00 PM            Professional Development Center, Namm 1002 (1-2 PM) and N119 (4-5 PM)
Optional Workshop
Thursday, April 20                        Research Poster Design Workshop
1:00 – 2:15 PM (classes follow Monday Schedule)         Mr. Marvin Bennett, Midway 308 (Bring your own laptops)
5. In collaboration with the faculty mentor, prepare a final abstract summarizing the accomplishments of the project. Mentors should proofread, edit, and upload it by Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at the following Dropbox link:
Additionally you should prepare your poster based on your final results for a poster session event. The poster file must be uploaded to the following Dropbox link by Wednesday, April 26th, 2017.
Signing the consent form indicates permission to publish abstracts and posters on the college website.
6. Participate in the Honors and Research Scholars poster session and award ceremony
Wednesday, May 3                        Honors and Research Scholars Poster Presentation
11-4 PM                                                           Atrium Ground & First Floor
Thursday, May 4                            Awards ceremony will begin at 12:30 PM
10-3 PM                                                           Atrium Amphitheater
7. Be a full-time student in good academic standing (exceptional part-time students are eligible for a $250 stipend for 25 hours of work with their mentors and attend all workshops).
To optimize the number of mentors available to students and to ensure a proper depth of focus on
scholarly work, Emerging Scholars are limited to ONE research project per semester. Undergraduate research stipends are not available to those receiving stipends from another project although they may participate in the program.  Faculty mentors involving multiple students on a project should distinguish the expected roles to be performed by each student on the Pre-Research Application (PREA).
*Due to restrictions in funding, students must be US citizens or permanent residents (they must have a social security number) to receive the stipend. They must be recommended by a faculty member into the program, and be in good academic standing, i.e. not placed on academic probation. In order to be paid, a W-9 and Reimbursement Request forms must be completed and submitted with the rest of the application. Allow 6-8 weeks for processing the stipend payments. To ensure timely delivery, please verify that the college has your correct address on file. At the Awards Ceremony, you will receive a certificate for your accomplishments.
Program websites:
Emerging Scholars:
If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail Prof. Hamid Norouzi ( Thank you for considering this opportunity for our students.
Hamid Norouzi
Hamid Norouzi, PhD , P.E. 
Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Research

New York City College of Technology, CUNY

300 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY11201

718 260 5410
Personal Website
Doctoral Faculty 
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Ave, New York, NY10016
Graduate Center Webpage

CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP) 2016-2017

The CUNY Research Scholars Program is a year-long program which provides full-time students enrolled in associate degree programs with funded opportunities
for laboratory research with a faculty mentor. In addition to participation in research, the program includes mandatory workshops on lab safety, responsible conduct in research, and other research-related skills. Students must also complete training through Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), if not done already, and submit their CITI certification within the first six weeks of the program; submit an abstract, prepare a poster and participate in the poster sessions towards the end of the fall and spring semester; and participate in the CUNY-wide summer symposium at the conclusion of the program.

Part I can be found at:

CRSP Application – part 2A

CRSP Application – part 2B

Emerging Scholars Program (ESP) Fall 2016

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 offered by the Honors Scholars and other programs and participation in a biannual poster session. Some funding for student travel to professional conferences to present results is also available. This is the second part of a two-part application, to be filled out by the student interested in participating in the Emerging Scholars program in Fall 2016.

Part I can be found at:

Emerging Scholars Application – part 2A

Emerging Scholars Application – part 2B

Spring Research Mixer this Wednesday!

Calling all researchers and future researchers! The Undergraduate Research Committee hosts a research mixer each semester to help students and faculty meet to hear about the exciting research conducted within the City Tech community and to plan for future partnerships.

The Research Mixer will take place this Wednesday, May 4th, from 3-5pm in Namm 119.

Researcher Mixer Spring 2016

Opening Gateways Research Assistants program – deadline November 30, 2015!

Have you ever wanted more, FREE, high quality resources to help you learn outside of
class? There’s a new initiative on campus – Opening Gateways – to create such materials, called open educational resources (OERs), and we would like you to be part of our team. Guided by research about just how it is that students learn mathematics, we are developing OERs such as supplementary videos, real-world applications, and instant feedback enabling WeBWorK assignments for gateway mathematics courses. The materials we create will be freely available to everyone to help support students both at City Tech and all over the world.

So– come be part of the education revolution: open digital access to the highest quality learning materials for everyone! As part of our development team you will gain valuable experience integrating creative thinking and teamwork with applying technical skills to solve real-world problems. If you enjoy putting in work where it matters, paying careful attention to the details, and are comfortable working independently and as part of a team, you are what we’re looking for.

The application deadline is Monday, November 30, 2016. The commitment is February 1 – March 15, 2016, 7 hours/week, $15/hour.

More details and application instructions can found in the Call for Research Assistants.

CUNY Summer Undergraduate Research Program – Deadline Jan 31, 2016!

The CUNY Summer Undergraduate Research Program (CSURP) is a ten-week intensive research program that will run from June 6 – August 11, 2016 and is open to undergraduates completing their sophomore or junior year.  CUNY Community College students with at least 30 credits at the time of application are also encouraged to apply.  The program offers hands-on research with faculty mentorship to students interested in Environmental Science, Nanoscience, Neuroscience, Photonics, and Structural Biology. A $4,000 stipend, housing, and metro cards are available to successful applicants.


This year’s application process will end at January 31, 2016 at 11:59pm.  Students must complete the online application form, submit a personal statement, letter of recommendation, and transcripts, which can be found here: