Undergraduate Research Social Mixer Today!

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Celebrate this semester’s accomplishments with your professors and peers! Wednesday, December 6th 3:00 - 5:00pm Room A209 (Academic Building) Admission is free! No registration required
Food and refreshments will be provided!

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Celebrate this semester’s accomplishments with your professors and peers! Wednesday, December 6th 3:00 – 5:00pm Room A209 (Academic Building) Admission is free! No registration required
Food and refreshments will be provided!

Workshop: Writing Abstracts for Research Projects

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More workshops to engage with in November, Undergraduate Researchers!

You’re invited to join Prof. ElHitti, Prof. Garcia, and the graduate fellows in City Tech’s Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program for a workshop on Writing Abstracts for Research Projects. In this workshop, students will learn about abstracts: what they are and how they are used. They will also learn the necessary elements to writing an abstract and go through a series of exercises in small groups to distinguish between successful and unsuccessful abstracts.

The sessions are on Thursday, November 9th via Zoom:


These are two great options for one great workshop!

Workshop: Advancing Library Research Techniques

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As we pass the mid-semester mark, we’re also in the middle of the slate of workshops designed for you, Undergraduate Researchers!

You’re invited to join Prof. Prince and Prof. Berger from City Tech’s library for a workshop on Advancing Library Research Techniques, where you’ll learn how to use the library and Google Scholar to find sources for your poster and general strategies for the literature review.

This workshop is offered twice on Thursday, November 2nd, once in the library and once on Zoom:

  • In person with Prof. Prince, 1:00-2:00 PM–This workshop will take place in L540, the Library E-classroom. Enter the library on the 4th Floor of the Library building, and go up to the classroom on the next floor.
  • Online with Prof. Berger, 4:00-5:00 PM –You can register and participate via Zoom.

Two great options for one great workshop!

Workshop: ePortfolios for Academic and Career Advancement

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A new month, and more great workshops, Undergraduate Researchers!

Do you have an ePortfolio? Interested in starting one or improving on yours to feature your resume and some of your best work, including your research accomplishments?

You’re invited to join City Tech’s iTEC team for a workshop on ePortfolios for Academic and Career Advancement. In this workshop, you will create dynamic, professional websites using WordPress featuring your outstanding academic work.

These sessions are Wednesday, November 1st:

Register for and attend via Zoom the 1:00-2:00PM session


Register and attend via Zoom for the 4:00-5:00PM session.

Two great options for a great workshop!

Apply to be a HASTAC Scholar!

Calling all students: This is a great opportunity to network with students from other institution and disciplines and to engage in academic discussions at the convergence of technology, arts, humanities, and sciences. Students also have the opportunity to share their research in a very welcoming environment. Please note: you will need a faculty mentor to sponsor your fellowship.

Calling all mentors: consider recommending your student researchers apply to become a HASTAC Scholar, and work with them as their mentor.

See below for information from HASTAC, then Apply by October 31.

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HASTAC Scholars Application

HASTAC Scholars Application 2023

Join a New Generation of Innovative Scholars – Apply for the 2023-2025 HASTAC Scholars Program!

HASTAC Scholar Applications Are Open! Apply by October 31, 2023. 

HASTAC Scholars brings together dynamic graduate and undergraduate students pushing boundaries in the arts, humanities, sciences, and technology. 

The HASTAC Scholars initiative constitutes an inventive, student-centric community comprising both graduate and undergraduate participants. Annually, a fresh cohort of approximately 100 Scholars is welcomed into the program for a span of 2 years. These Scholars represent diverse academic backgrounds, drawing from a multitude of disciplines, and their affiliations span more than 200 colleges and universities, ranging from intimate liberal arts institutions to expansive research-centric establishments.

Emerging HASTAC Scholars will actively contribute to the development of a vibrant collective that operates at the convergence of technology, arts, humanities, and sciences. Through a plethora of engagements, they will foster this vibrant community – hosting online dialogues, coordinating collaborative book reviews, crafting insightful blog entries, showcasing their research and passions via the HASTAC Scholar Spotlight, participating in Digital Fridays, and undertaking a myriad of other enriching activities.

As a HASTAC Scholar, you will:

  • Connect with scholars globally to exchange ideas, collaborate on projects, and form new networks
  • Showcase your research through blog posts, videos, interviews, and spotlight features 
  • Organize and lead discussions on academic texts, tools, and critical issues in your field
  • Conceptualize new digital projects and pedagogies and receive feedback from peers
  • Help shape programming that fits your needs and interests as an emerging scholar
  • Gain access to resources and opportunities available exclusively to HASTAC Scholars

We (HASTAC) welcome students from all disciplines who want to rethink higher education and work towards more equitable systems. Every HASTAC Scholar contributes uniquely – we can’t wait to see how you will lead and build community. 

In recognition of our partnership with The Graduate Center at CUNY, we are pleased to announce that CUNY students will be exempt from inscription fees.

If you have any questions about the process, feel free to reach out to hastacscholars@gmail.com. The 2023-2025 cohort application deadline is October 31, 2023. Selected scholars will participate from December 1, 2023, to October 31, 2025. 

Explore past scholars’ work, then join us! Apply by October 31.

Let’s work together to drive change as the next generation of HASTAC Scholars. We look forward to your application!

Workshop: Being a Professional

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Calling all Undergraduate Researchers! If you are participating in an undergraduate research program, be sure to check out the full list of workshops and sign up for workshops starting this week with Tuesday’s workshop on Presenting Yourself Online. This workshop, on Being a Professional, is a great opportunity not only for you as a researcher but also as you embark on or continue in your profession! Participating students will learn about professionalism and strategies to develop from varied perspectives.

You’re invited to join Profs. Davide and Walljasper for this workshop on developing professional skills. The session will be on Thursday, October 26th from 1:00-2:00PM in A506 (Academic Building).

This workshop is in person, so no need to register in advance–just be sure to arrive when it’s time for the workshop!

Workshop: Research Types and Methods, 10/25

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What a great start to the workshops we’ve had so far!

Hopefully you had the chance to attend a workshop or two so far this semester. Now get ready to join Profs. Gregory, Kim, and Rahman for the next workshop, Research Types and Methods.

Before beginning your research project, you need to decide how to design a study. This panel discussion workshop will give you a brief overview of various types of research using field surveys, secondary data analysis, and laboratory experiments.

This session takes place on Wednesday, October 25th, from 1-2:00PM. Be sure to register for Research Types and Methods and then join when it’s time!

Reflection: Using OpenLab for Your Research Project

Using OpenLab for Research 10/19/23 Reflection

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Workshop: Using OpenLab for your Research Project

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The Right Tool” by Emily via Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0

This semester’s workshops are off to a successful start, thanks to the effort of the workshop leaders and organizers, and of course to the curious and lively student participants!

Next in the workshop schedule is Using OpenLab for your Research Project, led by Prof. Reitz and Prof. Rosen, from the OpenLab Team, who will support student researchers by showing how to communicate about and display research via OpenLab.

Register for the workshop and join online on Thursday, 10/19, 1:00-2:00PM.

If you haven’t already, you may want to take the time to sign up for an OpenLab account before the workshop so you can log in and get started!

Did you attend the workshop? Share your reflections directly with the workshop leaders.

You can view the slides from the workshop here.

Workshop: Time Management

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Here’s a reminder for all Undergraduate Researchers: it’s time for another workshop!

This Thursday, you’re invited to join the CUNY Creative Arts Team (CAT) for the Time Management workshop, sponsored by BMI CUNY. Students participating in the workshop will learn strategies for time management.

Location: N804 (Namm Building)

Thursday, October 19, 1:00-2:00 PM

Add it to your calendar–and set an alert, too (just some unofficial time management hints)!