Free Membership, The New York Academy of Sciences 

New York Academy of Sciences logoFor over 200 years, The New York Academy of Sciences has supported scientists, engineers, and innovators as they pursue successful careers in STEM. As an organizational Member of the Academy, The City University of New York (CUNY) will sponsor free individual Memberships for interested undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs.

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As an Academy Member, you’ll have access to the following benefits:

‚Äʬ†Career Development Resources:¬†Access to¬†webinars, workshops, and online courses¬†centered on planning successful careers in STEM.

‚Äʬ†Scientific Webinars & Events:¬†Discounted and free registration to online¬†scientific events, symposia, and webinars¬†presented at the Academy.

‚Äʬ†Digital Content & Publications:¬†Unlimited access to¬†digital publications, including¬†Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, among the world‚Äôs most cited interdisciplinary scientific publications, and an archive of 500+¬†eBriefings, multimedia¬†reports¬†on research presented at the Academy.

‚Äʬ†Networking & Resume Building: Opportunities¬†to¬†present your research, apply¬†for¬†intensive leadership training,¬†become a mentor, and connect with other Members from our global Membership network, using an¬†online Directory.New York Academy of Sciences logo

Calling all Mentors!

Dr. Reginald Blake, Interim Associate Provost, Dr. Diana Samaroo, Project Director Robin Hood Grant, and Dr. Hamid Norouzi, Director of Undergraduate Research are reaching out to ask all City Tech faculty to consider becoming a research mentor.

Here, they share exciting opportunities to mentor student, including first-year students. Read more below:

Mentoring Opportunities

The Robin Hood Foundation has awarded City Tech a year-long grant focusing on incoming first year students who are¬†starting their college career in 2021-2022.¬† This special initiative is to¬†engender learning gains among pandemic-impacted, incoming first year¬†students, as well as to¬†increase persistence that leads to graduation. In partnership with extant¬†programs throughout the college, the¬†Robin Hood funding will be used to¬†provide¬†a comprehensive, coordinated, holistic, and integrated set of opportunities for first semester students — all of which we hope will lead to a¬†successful first year of college for these students.¬†¬†

One of these opportunities, is to engage first year students in undergraduate research (Only for students who did not participate in research program during fall 2021).   This will provide them with an opportunity to develop as new researchers, to engage in communities with their peers, to build mentoring relationships, and to develop as budding scholars and professionals.   

We, therefore, welcome part time and full time faculty to consider mentoring incoming first year students in research projects this semester.   Group projects with first-year students are welcomed since these projects lend themselves to students gaining a sense of belonging to a community of scholars.   If you are teaching a first-year course in your department and there is an incoming first year student in that course that you would like to work with, please provide the student with this information, and please encourage the student to participate in undergraduate research.  

Incoming first-year students will apply to the Emerging Scholars Program and receive a $500 stipend upon completion and presentation of the project ($250 if the student is a part-time student).  

First year students will be compensated an additional $100 for attending the program’s four professional development workshops and for completing the CITI training.

Faculty mentors will receive $400 a certificate of appreciation for each first-year student they engage in a research project. This support will be paid through the Research Foundation and will require mentors to complete paperwork.   Research projects will be done remotely for the Spring 2022 term.

Please note that the Emerging Scholars Program is open to ALL students, but compensation for mentors only applies to those who mentor first semester students.

Emerging Scholars Program application deadline:  Thursday, February 24, 2022 

Application Process

  • Incoming first year students must complete Part 1 of the application
  • In Part II of the application
    • Faculty and student must complete the¬†PREA¬†(Pre-Research Experience Application)
    • Students must complete¬†
      (1) CUNY First Expense Reimbursement form,
      (2) W-9, and
      (3) Unofficial copy of spring 2022 transcript.

Program Requirements

  • Incoming first year¬†students must attend the mandatory orientation meeting on March 1st,¬†2022, from 1:00-2:00 PM (Online).
  • Students must¬†complete the Responsible Conduct¬†of Research (RCR)¬†online¬†training and submit their Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) certificate by¬†Thursday, March 17th,¬†2022.¬†More information on CITI training can be found at:¬†
  • Students must attend 4 of the professional development¬†workshops offered in¬†spring¬†2022.
  • Student must submit a final abstract summarizing the project by¬†Thursday April¬†14,¬†2022.¬† Faculty mentors should review and approve the abstract before the student upload to Dropbox
  • Student¬†should prepare a poster based the research and upload to Dropbox by¬†Thursday, April 28th,¬†2022
  • Students will participate in the Honors and Research¬†Scholars poster session on¬†Wednesday and Thursday, May 4th¬†and 5th,¬†2022

Students participating in the Honors program and other research programs are not allowed to use the same topic for their ESP research project.

For any questions regarding the application and the program please contact or

Thank you for your willingness to be a mentor to one of our incoming first semester students. We hope that you will consider this unique opportunity supported by the Robin Hood Foundation.

Research Mixer 2/24

From Associate Provost Reginald Blake:

Students, would you like to meet faculty mentors, learn about their research projects, and work with a faculty mentor on a research project?

Members of the faculty, would you like to engage City Tech students in your research projects as 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 virtually¬†on¬†Thursday, February 24, 2022¬†from¬†12:45 – 2:00 PM for the¬†24th semi-annual Research Mixer¬†Event (via Zoom),¬†hosted by City Tech’s Undergraduate Research Committee and the Black Male Initiative Program.¬†You¬†will not leave the session disappointed! Please share this invitation with faculty and students, and please¬†encourage them to join in exploring¬†the tremendous research resources¬†that City Tech offers.

See you on Thursday, 2/24 !!

Research Mixer Today!


SPONSORED BY City Tech’s Undergraduate Research Committee AND The Black Male Initiative Program

Yes, you can be a researcher!

Come find out about exciting research opportunities at this virtual event!

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021
12:45 – 2:00 PM Via Zoom here


Research Mixer on Thursday!


Research Mixer poster

SPONSORED BY City Tech’s Undergraduate Research Committee AND The Black Male Initiative Program

Yes, you can be a researcher!

Come find out about exciting research opportunities at this virtual event!

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 12:45 – 2:00 PM ‚ÄĘ Via Zoom here


Faculty: Join the Research Mixer!

Calling all City Tech faculty!

Would you like to engage City Tech students in your research project(s) ?

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 this Thursday, September 24, 2020 via Zoom from 12:45 – 2:00 PM for the 21st semi-annual Research Mixer event that is hosted by City Tech’s Undergraduate Research Committee and the Black Male Initiative Program.

Please access the meeting via this link:

We promise that you will not leave the session disappointed. Bring a colleague with you and invite your students to attend and to explore the tremendous research resources that City Tech offers

Research Mixer–Save the date!

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Come Together” by Tim, via Flickr

The Undergraduate Research Mixer brings together students interested in conducting research and faculty mentors interested mentoring student researchers. Save the date to join the mixer, meet others and talk about undergraduate research, and learn more about research opportunities at City Tech and beyond.

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Time: 12:15 – 2:30 PM
Location: A – 105, new Academic Building

Con Edison Social & Behavioral Research Award

This is an opportunity for FACULTY. If awarded a grant, faculty will be able to hire STUDENTS to work on the project.
Diverse group of people using cell phones on a street of brownstone houses. concerned neighbors standing outside of brownstone homes.

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

In 2014, eight residents of East Harlem lost their lives when two buildings were destroyed by a natural gas explosion and the resulting fire.  People in the area recounted smelling gas in the days leading up to the incident, but no one had reported the gas odor until shortly before the explosion. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigated the incident and determined that natural gas from a compromised gas line connection in the street had leaked and migrated into one of the buildings where it ignited.

In support of Con Edison’s goal of increasing public awareness of gas safety and of the importance of reporting natural gas odors, the CUNY Office of K-16 Initiatives is requesting proposals for behavioral research projects that aim to better understand the factors that may or may not prompt community members to contact 911 or Con Edison when they detect a gas leak or gas odor.

Projects relevant to human behavioral responses to detecting and reporting natural gas odors will be considered.  This research will be used to inform and enhance Con Edison’s public outreach, superintendent training curriculum, and other gas safety programs.

The grant funding is for one year (August 1, 2019 ‚Äď July 31, 2020). We anticipate awarding 5-8 projects with funding levels of $25,000-$35,000 in 2019.

Award Guidelines (PDF)

Award Template (DOC)


2019 City Nature Challenge

The New York City Nature Challenge, hosted by Macaulay Honors College and sponsored by ConEd, is part of a global campaign to bring together nature lovers of all ages in the greenspaces of their communities to record examples of urban wildlife with smartphones.

Throughout April 26-29, public parks, preservation societies, gardens and other natural organizations around New York City’s five boroughs will host City Nature Challenge events that are open to all. Participants will be guided by Macaulay student volunteers to catalog their images using the iNaturalist smartphone app.

After observation days have ended, the iNaturalist community will help properly identify and catalog the species in a marathon tech session. and results will be publicly available.

Citizen science demonstrates that science is for everyone and can be done by anyone. Participating in scientific efforts helps to improve science literacy for all. City Nature Challenge contributes to our understanding of urban wildlife in New York City and the planet as a whole.

Use the link below to find a City Nature Challenge event near you.


April 26, 2019 ‚ÄĒ April 29, 2019


6:00 AM ‚ÄĒ 11:45 PM


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‚Äôre celebrating 10 years of undergraduate research at City Tech, and we‚Äôre showing off YoUR work! Come see all the different types of research that your fellow students‚ÄĒpeople just like you‚ÄĒare 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