Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Research
New York City College of Technology, CUNY
300 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY11201
Phone: 718 260 5410
Graduate Center Webpage
CFP, win17 CUR Quarterly: Innovative Learning Spaces That Promote Undergraduate Research
New approaches and designs for learning spaces on college campuses that are intended to encourage group work and active learning also provide great environments for undergraduate research. These innovative spaces can be found in libraries, residence halls, and student unions in addition to renovated classrooms and academic buildings.
Four to five articles of 2000 to 3500 words each are sought that share how campuses have deployed new learning-space designs to promote and support undergraduate research. The editors are interested in learning about how the learning-space designs were created and implemented, and how they affect student learning and outcomes. In addition, shorter vignettes (300 words) are invited that offer succinct descriptions of approaches that have worked for specific learning spaces or programs.
Some examples of topics of interest are the following:
– How was the new learning space design achieved? What was the motivation and purpose for the design? How has it benefited undergraduate research in specific disciplines and/or across disciplines?
– How do faculty members utilize new learning spaces to support undergraduate research? What are the benefits and challenges for faculty members and students?
– What approaches are faculty and staff members using to assess the impact of new learning environments on student achievement and outcomes?
– What have been the impacts of a new learning space on participation in undergraduate research across campus and/or in specific disciplines? What new partnerships have been formed, and how have they benefited student inquiry?
– Has the availability of innovative learning spaces helped to increase participation in undergraduate research by traditionally underserved students and/or by students in majors with little prior participation?
Submission Details. Submit a 300- to 500-word prospectus, describing the focus of the proposed article or vignette. Please indicate in the prospectus whether the proposed piece is an article or a vignette. Invited authors will be notified by January 20, 2017. Final manuscripts will be due by March 13, 2017. All articles undergo peer review.
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.
The committee that brings you this site, the Coordination of Undergraduate Research Committee, invites students and faculty to meet and discuss research opportunities this Wednesday, May 6th, from 3-5:00pm, N119. Download the Research Mixer’s schedule of events.
Interested in participating in research (described below) conducted at the CUNY Graduate Center? Anyone interested may contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
SPANISH SPEAKERS NEEDED FOR A LANGUAGE STUDY
Our study aims to offer new evidence into the nature of language change in the Spanish speaking community of New York City. In the first session, participants will listen to Spanish sentences while we measure the brain’s reactions using ERPs (Event Related Potentials). In the second session, participants will provide acceptability judgments about Spanish sentences. The ERP procedure involves wearing a sensor cap during the experiment and is completely non-invasive.
**Participants must meet the following selection criteria:**
First Generation Spanish Speakers
Second Generation Spanish Speakers
• 18 – 50 years old
• 18 – 50 years old
• Came to the US after age 18
• Born in the US or arrived before age 8
• Born and raised in Spanish-speaking Latin American country
• Parents born and raised in Cuba, Dominican Republic, or Puerto Rico
Participants who meet the selection criteria after screening will be paid $80 for completion of the study.
Total expected time commitment: 4 hours (over 2 sessions)
Testing will take place at:
The Graduate Center
City University of New York
365 Fifth Ave. (between 34th & 35th)
New York, New York 10016
For further information, please contact:
Gita Martohardjono (Principal Investigator) Second Language Acquisition Laboratory The Graduate Center, CUNY
email@example.com or (212) 817-8525
This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of CUNY Graduate Center.
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.
The Student Research Poster Session is nearly here–it starts on Wednesday morning. Can you feel the excitement in the air? That’s excitement for research, for demonstrating how great the student research experience is via your poster, and joining the Undergraduate Research Committee at the Research Mixer! Students! Faculty! Come meet your colleagues, classmates, and City Tech’s fine mentors while learning about the research experience at City Tech.
Snacks and prizes!