CUNY-Wide Undergraduate Leadership Opportunity

CUNY-Wide Undergraduate Leadership Opportunity

Please share with CUNY undergraduate students – apply by May 31!

Dear Colleagues, Students, Alumni, and Friends,

Thanks to generous funding from the Teagle Foundation, the Futures Initiative will once again be able to offer CUNY undergraduate students a unique opportunity to become Futures Initiative Leadership Fellows.

This year, up to 25 undergraduates from across the CUNY campuses will begin their fellowship by participating in a day-long workshop: the Undergraduate Leadership Institute (Wednesday, August 9 at the Graduate Center). After completion of the Leadership Institute, students will then have regular opportunities to meet, reflect, gain new skills, and join in intellectual discussions with faculty and graduate students at the Graduate Center, while also helping to provide resources, advice, and support to fellow students throughout the academic year.

For a glimpse into last year’s program, which focused on peer mentoring, visit futuresinitiative.org/mentors, a site created by participating students.

We invite you to encourage your students to apply for this program by completing this online application form by Wednesday, May 31. The application form contains more details for the program and for the application process.

Collaborative learning enables people to learn material even more deeply than more traditional teaching methods. It is also an excellent way to develop transferable skills such as collaboration, identifying needs and resources, learning with and from others, building trust, and striving toward shared goals—all of which will benefit students during their time at CUNY and beyond. Students also gain a variety of skills that will be beneficial for many careers that require collaboration, learning with and from others, building trust, and striving toward shared and common goals.

All CUNY undergraduate students are welcome to apply. Past participants who attended the Peer Mentoring workshop last summer are welcome to apply for a second term.

Learn more and apply here by May 31.

Thank you all for your support of this program!

Best,

Lauren Melendez
Undergraduate Leadership Director and Administrative Specialist
The Futures Initiative

Mike Rifino
Graduate Fellow and Undergraduate Leadership Co-Director
The Futures Initiative

The Futures Initiative and HASTAC@CUNY advocate greater equity and innovation in higher education through student-centered teaching and learning, and promote reinvestment in higher education as a public good.

Considering graduate school?

From the Educational Opportunity and Diversity Office:

Hello Students,

I’d like to pass on a great opportunity for those of you interested in getting a PhD and teaching/researching at the collegiate level; The CUNY Pipeline Program.

The Pipeline Program is a CUNY-wide initiative designed to provide educational and financial support to CUNY undergraduates from groups currently underrepresented in our nation’s universities who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in preparation for college-level teaching and advanced research.

It consists of a 6-week intensive summer institute in which fellows take a research seminar in either the social sciences or the humanities designed to introduce them to graduate-level work and research skills. They also take courses on critical thinking and writing, Grad School 101, and intensive GRE preparation. The following fall and spring semesters include monthly meetings with graduate student mentors and a spring semester research conference where fellows present a research project. Perhaps the most important aspect of the Pipeline Program is the attention to each student’s unique mix of experiences and identity, disciplinary interests, and academic goals.

I encourage you to visit the Pipeline website (www.diversiphd.com) to find out more info or to contact the Pipeline Program.

CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP) 2016-2017

The CUNY Research Scholars Program is a year-long program which provides full-time students enrolled in associate degree programs with funded opportunities
for laboratory research with a faculty mentor. In addition to participation in research, the program includes mandatory workshops on lab safety, responsible conduct in research, and other research-related skills. Students must also complete training through Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), if not done already, and submit their CITI certification within the first six weeks of the program; submit an abstract, prepare a poster and participate in the poster sessions towards the end of the fall and spring semester; and participate in the CUNY-wide summer symposium at the conclusion of the program.

Part I can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CRSPCityTech

CRSP Application – part 2A

CRSP Application – part 2B

College Assistantship Position in Programming Languages Available | Raffi Khatchadourian

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The CUNY Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The City University of New York’s 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Program (C-SURP) invites applications from talented undergraduates interested in research careers in the sciences. Specific fields of research include:

Environmental Science
Nanoscience
Neuroscience
Photonics
Structural Biology

Apply to C-SURP by January 31, 2016

WHAT IS C-CURP?

C-SURP is a ten-week program that offers hands-on research experience and is open to students interested in five key research areas: environmental science, nanoscience, neuroscience, photonics, and structural biology.

WHO CAN APPLY?

All CUNY undergraduates completing their sophomore or junior year may apply. CUNY Community College students with at least 30 credits at the time of application are also encouraged to apply. CSURP is also open to students enrolled at universities in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

PLEASE NOTE: The program runs from June 6 – August 11, 2016, offers students limited housing, and includes a $4,000 stipend and three monthly Metro Cards. Successful applicants will be matched with a faculty mentor at one of CUNY’s eleven senior colleges.

Call for Participation: CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP)

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The CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP) application deadline is tomorrow (9/15/2015)! Please let me know if any AAS students are interested in programming languages and software engineering research and are interested in applying with me as a mentor. More information may be found on the program guidelines and the application form. Please note that the program is only available to AAS students.

Women’s Public Service Internship Program

THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
WOMEN’S PUBLIC SERVICE
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The City University of New York is proud to offer an exciting Fall internship opportunity in New York City for selected students. The Program will be coordinated by the Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government & Public Affairs and designated officers at each of the City University’s colleges. The CUNY Women’s Public Service Internship Program will provide highly qualified individuals the opportunity to learn by doing in the offices of selected legislators working to benefit women and promote women’s issues in New York.

Applications and Deadlines:

Applications are now available from your Campus Faculty Coordinator or Student Affairs Office, or can be downloaded in PDF format here. Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted by July 14, 2015!

Eligibility:

The Program is open to any student who has completed 30 credits by the Fall 2015 term. Any major may apply, but students who wish to be considered should demonstrate an interest in women’s issues and policies in New York. Applicants must carry a 3.0 GPA, and must submit 2 confidential faculty recommendation forms along with their applications. Award: CUNY will award $ 2,000 to each student.

Academic Component and College Credit:

Selected participants will be eligible to earn academic credit by enrolling in a seminar and internship course on their college campus.

Internship Placements:

Interns will be expected to serve 10-15 hours per week for the duration of the fall semester. Placement will be in the local offices of female legislators at the city, state and national levels. For further information please contact your Campus Faculty Coordinator or designated college officer.


 

KEY POINTS:

Students intern 10-15 hours per week.
Students will receive $2,000.00.
Applicants must have completed at least 30 credits, carry a 3.0 GPA, and must submit 2 confidential recommendation forms.
Students seeking academic credit must attend a weekly seminar at their college.
Deadline is July 14, 2015 for Fall 2015 participation.
All majors may apply (Please see your Campus Faculty Coordinator CFC).
Download Application here.


CUNY Graduate Studies Fair

Register for the Spring 2015 Graduate Studies Fair>>

As a graduate student at the nation’s leading urban public research university, you will have access to a rich and varied learning environment.  We offer more than 800 graduate degree programs, over 100 research centers and 21 world-class libraries.  Our graduate students have access to 13 senior colleges and professional schools in the CUNY network.  Beyond our campuses, you will enjoy the blend of culture, entertainment, business and social energy that makes New York the greatest city in the world.  There is a CUNY graduate program that is the right fit for you. Start your search here.

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.