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!