The New York City College of Technology has currently seven NSF-funded STEM projects.

  • NSF I-Cubed: Innovation through Institutional Integration (PI: Provost Bonne August). The City Tech I3 incubator is an innovative project that addresses the NSF I3 goals: Increasing synergy across NSF-funded projects, deepening their impact and enhancing their sustainability, broadening participation and workforce development, and integration of research and education. City Tech aims at attaining these goals by providing an innovative framework for integration across existing NSF-funded projects at the college, and by transforming the laboratory experience for STEM students to reflect the collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches of current scientific and industrial labs. 


  • NSF STEP-MMNet, Metropolitan Mentors Network: Growing an Urban STEM Talent Pool across New York City (PI: Dean Pamela Brown).  In this project STEM students are provided with summer bridge courses, one in sciences and math, one in engineering technologies.  These courses have been institutionalized as permanent courses. They provide the students with academic preparation through a combination of theory and hands-on experience.  Students receive support through mentoring, learning communities and peer assisted learning. Student research and summer internships are funded through the grant. 


  • NSF REU, REU Site: Experience for Undergraduates in Satellite and Ground-Based Remote Sensing at NOAA-CREST (PI: Prof. Reginald Blake).This project is a CUNY wide initiative that provides promising undergraduate students with the opportunity to conduct full-time research with a faculty mentor at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center (NOAA-CREST). Students are mentored by faculty and senior students.  Their research careers are encouraged through career development workshops and field trips to other scientific institutions. City Tech REU has been recognized as one of the most diverse REU programs in the country.


  • NSF S-STEM, New York City College of Technology S-STEM Program (PI: Prof. Xiandong Li). This grant provides scholarships to 25 promising but financially disadvantaged students in Computing and Engineering Technology. In addition to financial aid, the NSF Scholars benefit from close association with faculty, counseling and mentoring targeted to their career interests, and tutoring through the College Learning Center.



  • NSF C-Path, CPATH-1: Planning for Institutional Transformation through Computational Thinking (PI: Prof. R. Guidone). NSF CPATH aims at understanding computational thinking (CT) as part of general education. The goal of this conceptual development and planning grant at City Tech is to create a model of viable general education curriculum revision based on the tenets of Computational Thinking (CT) and to define the changes in the College’s organizational and technological infrastructure needed to support such fundamental institutional transformation. City Tech CPATH  aims at implementing the findings of this project in the framework of a larger follow-up NSF grant.


  • NSF ADVANCE, ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Start Award: Research, Reflect, Plan – IT Start at New York City College of Technology (PI: Provost Bonne August). City Tech Advance is planning a transformational initiative for women STEM faculty that will improve the professional climate and enable women to realize their full professional potential unimpeded by either structural barriers posed by the institution or more subtle forms of self-limitation that arise from gender stereotyping and societal expectations. In this NSF planning grant data are collected that assess gender-inequities and other specific issues regarding the advancement of women in STEM areas. Findings are disseminated and a plan of action for an institutional transformation is created.

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