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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EmergingScholars

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.

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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: http://www.cuny.edu/research/sr/csurp/guidelines.html

LSAMP opportunities–and welcome, Marvin Bennett!

Let’s welcome City Tech’s new LSAMP Coordinator, Marvin Bennett! Here’s a great research opportunity through LSAMP:

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Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

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Want to do research but don’t know where to start?

  • Learn more about the New York City Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participants (LSAMP) Program and how it may be beneficial to you
  • Stipends range from $1000-$5000, depending on the number of academic credits completed at the time of applying. See the application for details.

Time commitment:

Summer: 25-30 hours per week for 10 weeks

Semester: 12-15 hours per week for 14 weeks

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Ethnicity: African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander
  • Full time Student (12 credits or more) at City Tech
  • Majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident

Contact:

Marvin Bennett
Activity Coordinator
Phone: 718-260-5529
E-mail:mbennett@citytech.cuny.edu

Research in the Classroom: Idea Grant

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The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is offering grants that will be awarded on a competitive basis to fund innovative ideas for incorporating authentic research projects into the undergraduate curriculum. Successful projects will be implemented into new or existing courses and must incorporate a researchable aim. For the purposes of this competition, authentic research is defined as a plan for seeking answers to a research question for which the outcome is unknown. The research question should be based on the expertise of the PI, and should involve the development of new avenues of inquiry.

For additional information, guidelines, and contact information, see the Research in the Classroom: Idea Grant page.

Mentoring: Proven Strategies for Success

City Tech faculty members are invited to join the Undergraduate Research Committee for a six-part seminar, Mentoring: Proven Strategies for Success
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Session 1:  Mentoring Success
Date: Friday, October 18th
Venue: N227
Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Upcoming sessions:

11/14/13 Session 2: Laying the Foundation: The Mentoring Journey
02/27/14 Session 3: Characteristics of Effective Mentors and Mentees
03/27/14 Session 4:  Developing a Mentoring Program of Undergraduate Research
04/24/14 Session 5: Evaluation and Tools
05/08/14 Session 6: Successes and Lessons Learned
(Sessions 2-6 will be held 11:30 am – 12:30 pm)

Welcome to Undergraduate Research!

Participating in mentored research is one of the unique opportunities for college students. City Tech’s faculty are actively engaged in research in such fields as astronomy, biology, chemistry, communication, health sciences, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, physics, psychology, robotics, sociology, and theater. Most people learn about these fields only through books, television and museums, long after research has been completed. Students who participate in undergraduate research get to take part in creating knowledge!