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CCNY Professors are part of the team that won competition for the $122 million nuclear hub. 

The CUNY Energy Institute is a partner in the U.S. Department of Energy’s first energy innovation hub funded at $122 million over five years. The Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL) to be headquartered at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been selected by the DOE, and its members include Idaho, Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories, the Electric Power Research Institute, Tennessee Valley Authority, and the Westinghouse Electric Company as well as several universities.

Career Achievement Award Presented to Dr.Kenneth M. Rosen '62ME' 

Dr. Kenneth M Rosen has over forty-eight years of experience in the Aerospace, Helicopter, and Propulsion community much of which has been at the leadership level. He is a founding Principal Partner of Aero-Science Technology Associates, LLC (ASTA). From 2000 to 2002 Dr. Rosen served as Corporate President of ConceptsNREC. Prior to this he spent over 38 years with United Technologies Corporation (UTC), mostly with Sikorsky Aircraft, were he held many major engineering and management positions including Vice President of Research & Engineering and Advanced Programs, directing such advanced helicopter projects as the Comanche, S-92 (2003 Collier trophy winner), Cypher (UAV), Black Hawk,S-76 and X-Wing helicopters.

Symposium to Explore Future of Physics 

Five prominent physicists from leading U.S. and European universities, including Nobel Lauerate Dr. David Gross, will explore the future of their discipline at "Frontiers in Physics," a daylong symposium presented by the Physics Department at The City College of New York (CCNY).

Attorney to Discuss Controversial Affirmative Action Case 

John Payton, Director-Counsel and President of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, has been the lead counsel in some of the most significant civil rights cases in recent times. The list includes the affirmative action cases Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger. Next Tuesday, April 6, he will visit The City College of New York (CCNY) to lead a panel discussion on the Grutter case, which resulted in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on law school admissions, and deliver The Skadden, Arps Lecture in Legal Studies. His lecture topic will be "Democracy & Diversity."

IUSL Holds CUNY Laser Intellectual Property Event 

The year 2010 marks the 50th birthday of the laser and 40th year since the discovery of the supercontinuum, a light having both high spatial coherence and broad spectral bandwidth.

Lt. Gov. Ravitch Establishes Engineering Scholarship 

The City College of New York has announced that a scholarship in honor of James L. Lammie, former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc. (PB), has been endowed by Richard Ravitch, the Lieutenant Governor of New York.  Parsons Brinckerhoff is a global planning, engineering and program and construction management organization.  Mr. Ravitch served as a member of PB’s Board of Directors for 15 years before resigning upon being appointed Lieutenant Governor in July. 

Dr. YingLi Tian gives Keynote Speech at the 6th International Conference on Computer Graphics. 

Dr. YingLi Tian gave an Invited Keynote Speech at the 6th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Image and Visualization (CGIV09), held in Tianjin, China, from August 11 to 14, 2009. Dr. Tian’s speech was titled “Digital Video Analytics and Intelligent Event Based Surveillance.”

Dr. Kolluru Subramaniam elected American Concrete Institute (ACI) Fellow 
Dr. Kolluru Subramaniam elected ACI Fellow. 

Jack Feinstein EE ‘65 becomes Chair of Engineering Leadership Council 

After serving several terms as Chair of the Engineering Leadership Council, Mr. Jeffrey Levy ’74 turned over leadership of the Council to Mr. Jacob (“Jack”) Feinstein.  Mr. Levy is President and Chief Executive office of RailWorks Corporation, the leading provider of track and transit systems throughout North America.  A long-time supporter of the Grove School of Engineering, Mr. Levy credits the School for “giving me the tools, the training, and the exposure which support the career I have today”.

Engineers Without Borders CCNY 

On Saturday, November 7, 2009, the President of Enigineers Without Borders (EWB-CCNY), Svetlana Fisher, and the Project Manager, Joanna Bonfiglio, gave a 15 minute presentation at the United Nations as part of a water panel for Rotary International Day.

EE Student won first place at Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques Conference 

Sponsored by Microsoft Research, the ACM Student Research Competition is an internationally recognized venue enabling students to present their latest research. This competition is held in different conferences. Bushra Ahsan submitted her work in the competition that took place in the conference held with the Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques Conference (PACT-2009).

The Global Terrestrial Network – Hydrology (GTN-H) 

The Workshop and fourth session of the GTN-H Coordination Panel meeting is being held July 7th-10th 2009 at The City College of New York (CCNY).

CCNY Grove School Engineers Use Remote Sensing Data To Combat Malaria Outbreaks In Namibia 

NEW YORK, June 9, 2009 – A team of engineers with CCNY’s NOAA-CREST Center is applying remote sensing data to model outbreaks of malaria and help the southwest African nation of Namibia protect against them. Their efforts could help one of the world’s poorest nations more effectively allocate scarce resources to combat the deadly disease and save lives.

Professor Myung Lee 

Professor Myung Lee at the Department of Electrical Engineering has led an Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) standard task group as the chairman to publish, for the first time, the wireless mesh standard in May 2009.

Two distinguished alumni receive awards from the Engineering Alumni Association 

At their 2009 Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting, the Grove School of Engineering Alumni of the Alumni Association of City College/CUNY honored Jerome Sviigals '49EE with the Career Service Award, and Daniel Dicker '51CE with the Outstanding Service Award.

Dr. Shen of the EE department devises break-through technology 

Oxide materials are becoming one of the most important subjects in materials science. In particular, zinc oxide (ZnO) and related compounds form a novel class of semiconductors which possess unique properties in terms of crystallography, crystal growth, optical properties, electrical properties, and magnetic properties. These unique properties make the material very important in optoelectronics, microelectronics and spintronics.

Two CCNY students awarded scholarships by the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York 

Now more than ever – given rising tuition costs and a tight economy – academic scholarships to high-achieving students entering the engineering field play an important support role for the recipients. This year, two students from the Grove School of Engineering of CCNY were among 16 students in New York State colleges and universities that will receive the prestigious American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC) scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $5,000. Since 2001, ACEC New York has awarded 97 scholarships for a total of $265,500.

Two CCNY students awarded scholarships by the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York 

Now more than ever – given rising tuition costs and a tight economy – academic scholarships to high-achieving students entering the engineering field play an important support role for the recipients. This year, two students from the Grove School of Engineering of CCNY were among 16 students in New York State colleges and universities that will receive the prestigious American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC) scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $5,000. Since 2001, ACEC New York has awarded 97 scholarships for a total of $265,500.

Deborah Moore of GSOE receives President’s STAR AWARD 

On May 13, 2009, Ms. Deborah Moore was among the first CCNY recipients of the new STAR Award, which is an acronym for Service, Teamwork, Action, and Results.

Masters in Information Systems 

The Grove School of Engineering proudly announces the opening of its Masters in Information Systems (MIS) graduate degree program, beginning in the Fall 2009 semester.

Masters in Information Systems 

The Grove School of Engineering proudly announces the opening of its Masters in Information Systems (MIS) graduate degree program, beginning in the Fall 2009 semester.

CE Masters Student awarded first prize by New York Water Environment Association 
Alex Rosenthal, a Civil Engineering masters student concentrating in Environmental Engineering, was awarded first prize, ($1,000),  for his presentation entitled "Nitrogen Removal Using a Partial Nitritation/ Anammox Process".

Cyber Infrastructure Protection Conference held at CCNY 

A Cyber Infrastructure Protection workshop was held at CCNY on June 4 & 5, 2009 in cooperation with the Army War College, Strategic Study Institute (SSI).

CUNY Math Challenge 
Dear Presidents and Chief Academic Officers,

I am very pleased to inform you that CUNY has launched the first-ever CUNY Math Challenge, a University-wide mathematics competition for all CUNY undergraduates that challenges contestants to solve math problems and puzzles of varying levels of difficulty, developed by a committee of CUNY faculty. Ultimately, CUNY will award our most creative mathematical minds with cash prizes ranging from $500 to $2,500, funded by the Academic Leadership Award received by Chancellor Goldstein from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. 

Martin Nolan Wins ASHRAE Scholarship 

Martin Nolan, a second-degree student majoring in mechanical engineering in The Grove School of Engineering, was awarded the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Frank M. Coda Memorial Scholarship for 2008.

CCNY Study Cited Among Top Optics Papers for 2008 

A paper by Henry Sztul, a Ph.D. candidate in physics, and his mentor, Dr. Robert R. Alfano, CUNY Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering at CCNY, was cited as one of the most exciting research developments in optics for 2008 by “Optics and Photonics News.”

The Great Smoke Out, Honduras (Engineers Without Borders) 

After successfully installing a clean water system for a small village in Honduras, the CCNY Chapter of Engineers Without Borders is now turning its attention to providing alternatives to the village's in- home air quality concerns.

Six Undergrads Gain Lab Experience at Swedish University 

Six CCNY undergrads, all members of groups underrepresented in engineering and science, traveled to Sweden this past summer for laboratory experiences in chemical engineering and material science at Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Four of the students, members of Assistant Professor Ilona Kretzschmar’s laboratory, were funded through a NSF International Research Experience for Engineers grant that supplements her CAREER Award.

CCNY Study Cited Among Top Optics Papers for 2008 
A paper by Henry Sztul, a Ph.D. candidate in physics, and his mentor, Dr. Robert R. Alfano, CUNY Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering at CCNY, was cited as one of the most exciting research developments in optics for 2008 by “Optics and Photonics News.” 

Martin Nolan Wins ASHRAE Scholarship 
Martin Nolan, a second-degree student majoring in mechanical engineering in The Grove School of Engineering, was awarded the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Frank M. Coda Memorial Scholarship for 2008. 

Salute to Scholars 
Engineering Professor Charles Vorosmarty featured in Salute to Scholars. 

Salute to Scholars  

Engineering Professor Charles Vorosmarty featured in Salute to Scholars.

Vice Chancellor Small announces appointment of Prof. David Crouse as new Director of CUNY Center  

I am pleased to announce that Dr. David Crouse has been named the new Director of the CUNY Center for Advanced Technology in Photonics Applications (CUNY CAT). Dr. Crouse is a faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the City College of CUNY, and is also a member of the Doctoral Faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers Award 

AIChE bestowed its highest honor, the Founder's Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Chemical Engineering, to four recipients this year. Dr. Morton M. Denn, of the City College of the City University of New York, Dr. Robert S. Langer, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Donald R. Paul and Dr. Nicholas A. Peppas, both of the University of Texas at Austin, were the recipients of AIChE's major award.

Vice Chancellor Small announces appointment of Prof. David Crouse as new Director of CUNY Center 

I am pleased to announce that Dr. David Crouse has been named the new Director of the CUNY Center for Advanced Technology in Photonics Applications (CUNY CAT). Dr. Crouse is a faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the City College of CUNY, and is also a member of the Doctoral Faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Professor Morton Denn receives highest honor from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers 

AIChE bestowed its highest honor, the Founder's Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Chemical Engineering, to four recipients this year. Dr. Morton M. Denn, of the City College of the City University of New York, Dr. Robert S. Langer, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Donald R. Paul and Dr. Nicholas A. Peppas, both of the University of Texas at Austin, were the recipients of AIChE's major award.

A small success story for one of our graduates. 

Juan Duque (CCNY ChemEng Class of 2003) was featured in an article from Rice University Media Site.

New Professors welcomed to Grove School of Engineering 

As a result of several retirements coupled with newly authorized positions from the City University, GSOE was able to hire eight new junior faculty as well as four world-class senior professors effective with the fall 2008 term. All those who joined the school are listed below by their departments.

A small success story for one of our graduates. 
Juan Duque (CCNY ChemEng Class of 2003) was featured in an article from Rice University Media Site.

New Professors welcomed to Grove School of Engineering 
As a result of several retirements coupled with newly authorized positions from the City University, GSOE was able to hire eight new junior faculty as well as four world-class senior professors effective with the fall 2008 term. All those who joined the school are listed below by their departments 

Morton Denn receives AIChE Founders Award 

Morton M. Denn, the Albert Einstein Professor of Science and Engineering and Director of the Benjamin Levich Institute for Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics at the City College of New York, has been selected to receive the 2008 Founders Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Chemical Engineering by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

Regents Authorize the Grove School of Engineering to Award PhD Degrees 

The New York State Board of Regents has approved amendments to the Master Plan of The City College of New York (CCNY) to enable the College to offer Ph.D. and M.Phil. degrees in five engineering disciplines through The Grove School of Engineering. In addition, the College will now award these degrees in four science disciplines jointly with the CUNY Graduate Center. The changes, which were adopted by the CUNY Board of Trustees in February, are effective September 1.

Yuliya Vengrenyuk Wins Poster Prize for Imaging 
Yuliya Vengrenyuk, a Ph.D. candidate in biomedical engineering, received first prize for her poster, “Micro-CT Based Analysis of a New Paradigm for Vulnerable Plaque Rupture,” at the 6th International Conference on Medical Innovations, held last May in Vienna. The Mimics Innovation Award, which carries a $4,000 prize, is funded by Materialise, a medical imaging company based in Belgium. Working with co-authors Professors Sheldon Weinbaum and Luis Cardoso, Ms. Vengrenyuk built a three-dimensional model of a vulnerable plaque based on 3-D images obtained from a tissue sample. 

Yuliya Vengrenyuk Wins Poster Prize for Imaging 

Yuliya Vengrenyuk, a Ph.D. candidate in biomedical engineering, received first prize for her poster, “Micro-CT Based Analysis of a New Paradigm for Vulnerable Plaque Rupture,” at the 6th International Conference on Medical Innovations, held last May in Vienna.

Regents Authorize the Grove School of Engineering to Award PhD Degrees 

The New York State Board of Regents has approved amendments to the Master Plan of The City College of New York (CCNY) to enable the College to offer Ph.D. and M.Phil. degrees in five engineering disciplines through The Grove School of Engineering. In addition, the College will now award these degrees in four science disciplines jointly with the CUNY Graduate Center. The changes, which were adopted by the CUNY Board of Trustees in February, are effective September 1.

Morton Denn receives AIChE Founders Award 

Morton M. Denn, the Albert Einstein Professor of Science and Engineering and Director of the Benjamin Levich Institute for Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics at the City College of New York, has been selected to receive the 2008 Founders Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Chemical Engineering by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

Harold Shames ’44 ME and his CCNY “Band of Brothers” 

During the post depression years, when he was at City College, Harold Shames recalls that the liberal arts students could be found conducting vigorous lunchroom alcove debates about the politics of the day. Not so for engineering students, says Mr. Shames. “The engineering program required daily diligence in our studies. Any spare time after lunch was used to solve course problems, not world problems,” he explains. “A no nonsense environment prevailed. To ease the pressure of the times, students established an engineering social fraternity, Sigma Kappa Tau (SKT).” The group would repair to their “frat house,” a nearby fourth-floor walk-up, for schmoozing, card playing and consulting a repository of engineering reports donated by students who had successfully completed their coursework.

Harold Shames ’44 ME and his CCNY “Band of Brothers” 

During the post depression years, when he was at City College, Harold Shames recalls that the liberal arts students could be found conducting vigorous lunchroom alcove debates about the politics of the day. Not so for engineering students, says Mr. Shames. “The engineering program required daily diligence in our studies. Any spare time after lunch was used to solve course problems, not world problems,” he explains. “A no nonsense environment prevailed. To ease the pressure of the times, students established an engineering social fraternity, Sigma Kappa Tau (SKT).” The group would repair to their “frat house,” a nearby fourth-floor walk-up, for schmoozing, card playing and consulting a repository of engineering reports donated by students who had successfully completed their coursework.

Dr. Taehun Lee: Mathematical Innovation with Practical Implications 

Taehun Lee is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering who joined the Grove School in 2006. He has just been awarded a 3-year, $182,000 grant by the National Science Foundation to continue his work on a mathematical breakthrough which will have innovative implications for many things we use in our daily lives.

Dr. Taehun Lee: Mathematical Innovation with Practical Implications 
Taehun Lee is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering who joined the Grove School in 2006. He has just been awarded a 3-year, $182,000 grant by the National Science Foundation to continue his work on a mathematical breakthrough which will have innovative implications for many things we use in our daily lives. 

A Great Partnership Yields Prize-Winning Research: Grove School Student Takes Top Honors at ACM 

Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering Mohamed Zahran is bursting with pride. His mentee, Jerry B. Backer, has placed among the top three in the undergraduate category of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Student Research Competition, a prestigious nationwide contest sponsored by Microsoft Research.

A Great Partnership Yields Prize-Winning Research: Grove School Student Takes Top Honors at ACM 
Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering Mohamed Zahran is bursting with pride. His mentee, Jerry B. Backer, has placed among the top three in the undergraduate category of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Student Research Competition, a prestigious nationwide contest sponsored by Microsoft Research. 

Hamilton House Relocated to St. Nicholas Park 
Shepard Hall and Steinman Hall have a new neighbor. Over the weekend, Hamilton Grange, the last home of U.S. Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton and one of Manhattan’s few remaining frame structures, was moved around the corner from its location on Convent Avenue to a new foundation in St. Nicholas Park directly beneath the CCNY campus. 

Professor Tu Creates Materials That Mimic Nature 
Abalone shell is a tough, rigid material with a luminescent sheen. CCNY Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering Raymond Tu has received a three-year $300,000 grant from the U.S. Air Force to investigate use of naturally occurring organic molecules to create templates for making non-natural inorganic materials that can mimic those properties 

Professor Tu Creates Materials That Mimic Nature 

Abalone shell is a tough, rigid material with a luminescent sheen. CCNY Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering Raymond Tu has received a three-year $300,000 grant from the U.S. Air Force to investigate use of naturally occurring organic molecules to create templates for making non-natural inorganic materials that can mimic those properties.

Hamilton House Relocated to St. Nicholas Park 

Shepard Hall and Steinman Hall have a new neighbor. Over the weekend, Hamilton Grange, the last home of U.S. Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton and one of Manhattan’s few remaining frame structures, was moved around the corner from its location on Convent Avenue to a new foundation in St. Nicholas Park directly beneath the CCNY campus

Susannah Fritton of BME is GSOE Teacher of the Year 

Acclaimed as a master teacher who “goes beyond limits in her dedication to students,” Dr. Susannah Fritton is one of the guiding lights of GSOE’s remarkable Department of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Fritton, who came to CCNY in 1996, is one of the Department’s founders and has been instrumental in developing all aspects of the fast-growing program. She currently serves as Deputy Chair of the Department and chairs its ABET and Graduate Committees, overseeing 32 PhD students. A prolific researcher in musculoskeletal biomechanics, she holds a prestigious RO1 grant from NIH and regularly publishes in leading orthopedics journals.

Susannah Fritton of BME is GSOE Teacher of the Year 
Acclaimed as a master teacher who “goes beyond limits in her dedication to students,” Dr. Susannah Fritton is one of the guiding lights of GSOE’s remarkable Department of Biomedical Engineering. 

Art of Science & Engineering Contest and Exhibition 

The Grove School of Engineering Student Research & Scholarship Center, ACM at CCNY, and Students in Media invite you to participate in The First Annual Art of Science & Engineering Contest and Exhibition

Art of Science & Engineering Contest and Exhibition 

The Grove School of Engineering Student Research & Scholarship Center, ACM at CCNY, and Students in Mediainvite you to participate in The First Annual Art of Science & Engineering Contest and Exhibition.

Kareem Douglas Named Grove School of Engineering 2008 Valedictorian 
What distinguishes all good success stories are the conflicts and barriers mediated by luck, choice and hard work. Like most role models, top Engineering scholars often have unlikely tales to tell regarding their academic achievement in the face of uneven odds. Mixing adversity with good fortune, Kareem Douglas, the 2008 Grove School of Engineering valedictorian, has a story which is as compelling as it is universal. 

Professor Agrawal named Associate Editor of the Journal of Bridge Engineering 
Dr. Anil K. Agrawal, Professor of Civil Eengineering at the Grove School of Engineering York was recently named as one of the new Associate Editors of the prestigious Journal of Bridge Engineering. 

Professor Latif Jiji receives prestigious Ralph Coats Award 
Dr. Latif Jiji, Kayser Professor of Mechanical Engineering who received the American Society for Engineering Education ‘(ASEE's) prestigious Ralph Coats Roe Award for Outstanding Teaching, has now been featured in the New York Daily News. Click here to be linked to the Daily News Story. 

Professor Latif Jiji receives prestigious Ralph Coats Award 

Dr. Latif Jiji, Kayser Professor of Mechanical Engineering who received the American Society for Engineering Education ‘(ASEE's) prestigious Ralph Coats Roe Award for Outstanding Teaching, has now been featured in the New York Daily News.

Professor Agrawal named Associate Editor of the Journal of Bridge Engineering 

Dr. Anil K. Agrawal is a professor of civil engineering at the City College of the City University of New York. He re-ceived his Ph.D. degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Irvine, in August 1997 and joined the City College of New York in September 1998.

Kareem Douglas Named Grove School of Engineering 2008 Valedictorian 

With a Jamaican college degree in accounting, and wanting better opportunities for her only child, Kareem Douglas’s mom sent him to New York City to live with his father, a postal worker, to complete the last year of high school. After several months of typical father-son adjustment issues, Kareem moved again, this time with grandparents in Connecticut. Having spent his life enjoying the Jamaican beaches, and taking life as it comes (not studying much); Kareem was completely unprepared for the next stage of his life: admission to college.

CCNY team places second in Region 1 IEEE GOLD Micro Mouse Competition 
The City College of New York won second prize in the Region 1 IEEE GOLD Conference on April 25 - April 26, 2008. The conference was hosted by Farleigh Dickinson University’s IEEE Student Branch. CCNY’s senior design group worked nearly two semesters to prepare for the competition, which opened on Friday evening. The Saturday schedule was intense, with a Student Paper Contest, the Micro Mouse competition, multiple training sessions, a career fair, a presentation by Dr. Gregory H. Olsen, and the Award Dinner. 

CCNY team places second in Region 1 IEEE GOLD Micro Mouse Competition 

The City College of New York won second prize in the Region 1 IEEE GOLD Conference on April 25 - April 26, 2008. The conference was hosted by Farleigh Dickinson University’s IEEE Student Branch. CCNY’s senior design group worked nearly two semesters to prepare for the competition, which opened on Friday evening.

Congratulations to the CCNY Steel Bridge Club! 
The Steel Bridge Club of CCNY qualified for the national steel bridge club competition to be held at the University of Florida in May. The College was represented by 13 students from the Department of Civil Engineering, led by club president Norbert Ochman, at the regional competition at Stevens Institute of Technology on Saturday, April 5th. 

Congratulations to the CCNY Steel Bridge Club! 

The Steel Bridge Club of CCNY qualified for the national steel bridge club competition to be held at the University of Florida in May. The College was represented by 13 students from the Department of Civil Engineering, led by club president Norbert Ochman, at the regional competition at Stevens Institute of Technology on Saturday, April 5th.

2008 Urban University Conference 

The New York City Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology (NYC LSAMP) will be holding its 11th Annual Conference at City College on April 11-12, 2008.

Grove School Research Showcased at NY Terrorism Meeting 

Dr. Beth Wittig, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, and Dr. Zhigang Zhu, Professor of Computer Sciences, presented papers at the Protect New York conference on protecting New York State from terrorism and disaster.

Professor Voiculescu Gets IEEE Prize for Best Paper on Sensors 

Dr. Ioana Voiculescu, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has received the IEEE Sensors Journal Best Paper Award for 2007. The award recognizes the best paper published in the journal for the years 2004, 2005 and 2006. Professor Voiculescu’s paper, published in 2005, was titled “Electrostatically Activated Resonant Microcantilever Beam in CMOS Technology for the Detection of Chemical Weapons.” The award was based on the paper’s quality, originality, contributions, subject matter and timeliness, as well as the large number of citations from other authors in books, papers and patents.

Grove School Research Showcased at NY Terrorism Meeting 
Dr. Beth Wittig, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, and Dr. Zhigang Zhu, Professor of Computer Sciences, presented papers at the Protect New York conference on protecting New York State from terrorism and disaster. 

Professor Voiculescu Gets IEEE Prize for Best Paper on Sensors 
Dr. Ioana Voiculescu, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has received the IEEE Sensors Journal Best Paper Award for 2007. The award recognizes the best paper published in the journal for the years 2004, 2005 and 2006. Professor Voiculescu’s paper, published in 2005, was titled “Electrostatically Activated Resonant Microcantilever Beam in CMOS Technology for the Detection of Chemical Weapons.” 

Opening of the Universal Transportation Model Simulation Center 

The Universal Transportation Model Simulation Center (UTMSC) is one of Two New Advanced Computing Centers for Transportation in the US. City’s new super computer-powered transportation simulator was inaugurated in April 2008 under the auspices of City College Professor Neville Parker and the Transportation Institute. With UTMSC, New York researchers, students and transportation officials are now one step closer to being able to direct drivers away from traffic jams -- before they occur. See PDF for More Info

New York State Grant Boosts Stem Cell Research at the Grove School 
Biomedical Engineering is one of the fastest growing areas at the Grove School. It recently received an added boost in the form of a grant from New York State’s new $600 million multi-year stem cell research program. City College is one of 25 institutions to benefit from the first awards under the program and will receive $198,000 in funding over one year. 

Save the Date: Alumni to Honor Renowned Transportation Expert at May 27 Dinner 

Dr. Sussman was recently elected Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science. His book, Introduction to Transportation Systems, is the recognized text in transportation engineering programs throughout the United States and abroad. He earned his PhD from MIT in 1967 and since then has served on the MIT faculty.

Save the Date: Alumni to Honor Renowned Transportation Expert at May 27 Dinner 
On Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at their annual dinner in Manhattan, CCNY Engineering School Alumni will honor Dr. Joseph Sussman BCE '61. Dr. Sussman, the JR East Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at MIT, will receive the group’s Career Achievement Award. The event will be held at the National Arts Club. Tickets are $75 and may be purchased from Joshua Phillippe, CCNY Alumni Association Program Coordinator, at 212-650-5343. 

Join the Alumni Partnership Program. It’s a Win-Win 

To land good jobs after graduation, Grove School students need the summer and academic-year internships available to students at bigger name institutions. And, you can help. That is what the Grove School undergraduate internship initiative - the Alumni Partnership Program (APP) – is all about. The buzz about the Grove School is palpable. Word is out that our graduates are among the most talented young engineers in the country. They win coveted leadership training jobs in stiff national searches. As alumni you can be part of this success story. You can give our undergraduates the experience they need by offering them internships in your companies. It’s a win-win.

In Honduras, CCNY’s Engineers Without Borders Celebrate Success and Plan Future Projects 

In January of 2008, CCNY’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) went back to La Nueva Suiza, Honduras to celebrate the success of the water system they designed and helped construct and consider what to do next.

New York State Grant Boosts Stem Cell Research at the Grove School 

Biomedical Engineering is one of the fastest growing areas at the Grove School. It recently received an added boost in the form of a grant from New York State’s new $600 million multi-year stem cell research program. City College is one of 25 institutions to benefit from the first awards under the program and will receive $198,000 in funding over one year.

Join the Alumni Partnership Program. It’s a Win-Win 

To land good jobs after graduation, Grove School students need the summer and academic-year internships available to students at bigger name institutions. And, you can help. That is what the Grove School undergraduate internship initiative - the Alumni Partnership Program (APP) – is all about.

John Vig ’64 to Head IEEE 

CCNY alumnus John Vig has been selected as president-elect of IEEE, and will lead the organization in 2009. Dr. Vig came to the United States in 1957 from his native Hungary. By 1969, he held a BS from CCNY and a PhD from Rutgers, both in Physics. “Without CCNY, I probably would not have a college education today, and, I definitely would not have been elected to high positions in the IEEE,” he said.

John Vig ’64 to Head IEEE 
CCNY alumnus John Vig has been selected as president-elect of IEEE, and will lead the organization in 2009. Dr. Vig came to the United States in 1957 from his native Hungary. By 1969, he held a BS from CCNY and a PhD from Rutgers, both in Physics. “Without CCNY, I probably would not have a college education today, and, I definitely would not have been elected to high positions in the IEEE,” he said. 

In Honduras, CCNY’s Engineers Without Borders Celebrate Success and Plan Future Projects. 
In January of 2008, CCNY’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) went back to La Nueva Suiza, Honduras to celebrate the success of the water system they designed and helped construct and consider what to do next. La Nueva Suiza’s Council of Elders scheduled the inauguration of the new facilities for the group’s return. This major village event drew the mayor and the bishop’s representative, the media were out in force, the ladies of the village prepared 500 tamales, and there was plenty of music and good fellowship. 

34th Annual Katz Lecture 

If there were no adhesion, we would fall apart; if there were no friction we would not move forward when we walked and no sound would come from a violin. We take these forces for granted, and make use of them instinctively, without thinking – they are part of our biological makeup. The talk will attempt to give a readily understandable but scientific background to the origin, history, and present day understanding of why things stick (adhere) to each other, why they sometimes fall apart, and the role of friction and lubrication forces in all this.

Colts Neck man elected head of IEEE 

John Vig (Class of 1964) has been selected this year's president-elect of the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.

Professor Jaew W. Lee awarded $1.2 million for Process Intensification Study 

STX Co. Ltd., a South Korean energy conglomerate, has awarded $1.2 million to Dr. Jae W. Lee, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering in The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY), for a five-year research assignment.

CCNY Named First Recipient of NY State Stem Cell Grants 

The City College of New York (CCNY) was one of 25 institutions selected to receive the first grants awarded through New York State’s new $600 million multi-year stem cell research program. The funding, for $198,000 over one year, will strengthen CCNY’s stem cell research capabilities by supporting training of researchers and infrastructure development.

Five Exceptional High School Students Become Kaylie (Mini-Circuits) Scholars 

When Harvey Kaylie ’60 EE, founder and president of Mini-Circuits, established five $30,000 scholarships for incoming students at the Grove School, he wanted to encourage young people, who like himself, had the qualifications and the drive for an engineering education but lacked the means. And the bar for these students was set very high. The requirements were a minimum high school average of 90 and minimum SAT score of 1250; with demonstrated financial need, a positive work ethic shown through work experience, community service, research beyond the regular class room hours, or other exceptional activities.

Basil G. Phillips ’66 Gives Undergraduates Insights into the Business World 

For the past seven years, Basil G. Phillips ’66, a magna cum laude graduate of CCNY’s School of Engineering, has been returning to his alma mater to address undergraduates. “I enjoy sharing my experience as an alum,” he says. “It makes me feel that I am giving back a little to the college which gave me so much.”

Request For Help From Engineering School Alumni 

Grove School students, among the most talented and skilled young engineers in the country, get an excellent classroom education. But they also need internships, which provide practical application of textbook learning and greatly improve their chances for success in their career. Competing for a first job demands the kinds of internships regularly available at the “big name” institutions. By the time our student ends an internship, he or she is often offered an excellent full-time engineering job - sometimes even before graduation. To build on this momentum, the Grove School of Engineering needs alumni and alumna to identify, advocate for and participate in designing internship opportunities for our undergraduates.

Summer Programs Reach Out to High School Students 

The Grove School is acutely sensitive to the need to recruit the next generation of engineers. Its summer outreach programs provide talented, high-achieving New York high school students with the opportunity to experience the excitement of the campus and of college-level learning. They become acquainted with CCNY and, as a result, often choose it over other colleges when it comes time to matriculate.

Grove School Attracts Topnotch Faculty and Administrators 

“During the 06-07 academic year we hired five excellent young faculty members and were privileged to have CUNY Distinguished Professor William Rossow join the faculty,” says Dean Joe Barba. “Now, we are building on that momentum and have recently brought five more instructors into the fold. I am very pleased with the high level of their research experience, which will greatly enrich their respective departments. And, we are attracting administrators with topnotch qualifications who will have a positive impact on the operations of the School.”

From Political Firebrand to Faculty Icon: Sheldon Weinbaum at CCNY 

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Sheldon Weinbaum recently turned 70, and City College celebrated with a day of tributes from his research collaborators, former students and political soul mates. The portrait of Dr. Weinbaum which emerged is of a man whose political passion impacted the social fabric of the College as much as his brilliant research and exceptional teaching contributed to its academic reputation.

Interface For Blind Computer Users To Be Developed By CCNY-Led Team With Award Of $330,000 From NSF 

A team of researchers from five institutions, led by The City College of New York (CCNY), has been awarded $330,000 over three years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a tactile surface that can facilitate communication between visually impaired and blind persons and computers.

CCNY Alumnus, Danny DeMarinis Receives AFCEA Leadership Award 

Mr. Danny DeMarinis, Director of Multinational and Strategic Initiatives and Aberdeen Site Leader for the Army Programs Directorate at The MITRE Corporation, has received the 2007 Leadership Award from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International. AFCEA, a non-profit international association, is dedicated to supporting global security by encouraging a close cooperative relationship among civil government agencies, the military, and industry.

Paaswell Tapped For Higher Ed. Commission 

Govenor Spitzer has appointed Dr. Robert Paaswell, Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, to a new 29-member commission charged with identifying ways to improve higher education in New York State and making the system “world class.”

Professor Raj Elected Zeller Scholarship Fund Trustee 

Rishi S. Raj, CCNY Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Chair of the Faculty Senate was elected treasurer and a trustee of the Belle Zeller Scolarship Trust Fund.

Professor Zhigang Zhu (CCNY) and Prof. Thomas S. Huang (UIUC) are Co-General Chairs 

Sentient computing has been a term mainly used for location-aware computing and mobile sensor networks. However, “sentient” literally means “aware” ore more specifically “responsive to or conscious of sense impressions”, or “finely sensitive in perception or feeling”. Sentient computing not only needs to be location-aware, but also identity-aware and context-aware. Here, what is termed "multimodal sentient computing" is to enable a computing system to perceive the world and relate to it in much the same way as people do using multimodal perceptions (seeing, hearing, touching, etc).

An alumnus reflects on his experience at CCNY during the 1960's 

It was with a great amount shock that I opened an envelope announcing my 40th College reunion. I have found that as I get older I reminisce about my college days more fondly. Now I can look back on those years more kindly. However, it still seems like I spent five years on Devil’s Island. As an incoming engineering freshman I went to a mass orientation of about 3,000 engineering wannabes.

Electrical Engineering Major with concentration in Biomedical Engineering is one of two CCNY student 

David L.V. Bauer and Itamar M. Belisha, students at The City College of New York (CCNY), have been selected as 2007 Goldwater Scholars by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The Goldwater Scholarship, which is federally funded, is America’s premiere award for undergraduates majoring in math, science and engineering.

Two young faculty receive presigious Career Service Awards from The National Science Foundation 

The National Science Foundation has awarded five-year CAREER grants to Assistant Professors Ilona Kretzschmar and Jizhong Xiao of the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York.

CCNY Concrete Canoe Wins Metro Competition 

The Shepard, a concrete canoe designed and built by civil engineering majors at The City College of New York (CCNY), won the Metropolitan Region Competition held on Lake Kandle in Sewell, New Jersey. The victory qualified CCNY for the 20th annual National Concrete Canoe Competition (NCCC), June 14 – 16 in Seattle.

Highway Projects Maestro to Be Honored 

Distinguished City College alumnus Karl Rubenacker, PE '65CE, will be presented the 2007 Engineering School Alumni Career Achievement Award during the association's annual awards banquet on Wednesday evening, May 16, 2007, at the National Arts Club located in Gramercy Park, Manhattan.

Chemical Engineering Majors Test Their Teaching Skills at High School for Math, Science &Engineering 

When Raymond Tu, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering in The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY), wanted some of his students to get teaching experience, he didn’t have to travel very far.

Ilona Kretzschmar, Assistant Professor receives award 

Dr. Ilona Kretzschmar, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY), has been awarded a five-year, $449,386 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to synthesize uniquely functionalized nanoparticles for hierarchical self-assembly of three-dimensional structures.

CCNY Robot exhibited at NCIAA's March Madness of the Mind event in Florida 

Developed by the robotics team of the Grove School of Engineering, the City-Climber at Work participated in the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance’s recent 2007 March Madness of the Mind Exhibition.

Dr. Jizhong Xiao (EE) received CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation 

Jizhong Xiao, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY), has been awarded a five-year, $400,000 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to support his ongoing research into developing mobile robots capable of climbing walls and running along ceilings.

City College of New York researchers keep watch on the world without ever leaving Harlem. 

Cramped into a small lab, a researcher is intent on deciphering the blue, red, and yellow speckles visible on the computer monitor. To his right, past heaps of electrical equipment, a laser beam shoots out through a tunnel in the roof, penetrating a little over 9-miles into the sky.

NOAA-CREST Center Based At Ccny Receives Five-Year, $12.5 Million Funding Commitment 

The NOAA Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center (NOAA-CREST), a consortium of nine institutions based at The City College of New York (CCNY), was awarded a new five-year funding commitment with a base of $12.5 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), officials announced today.

CCNY Engineers Without Borders Chapter Travels to Honduras to Build Water System in Small Village 

Ten students and two professors from The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY) will travel January 4 to Honduras to build a new water system for a rural community there. The trip culminates a year-long project by the CCNY chapter of Engineers Without Borders, which not only planned and implemented the project, but also raised $33,000 to cover its cost.

Dr. Joseph Barba appointed Dean of Engineering 

Like so many other children of immigrants, Joseph Barba received a bachelor’s degree from the City College of New York that started him on a successful career in America.

Dean Barba Reports on the new Grove School of Engineering 

This is an exciting time to be at City College and the Grove School of Engineering, Dean Joseph Barba said in his report on program highlights at the school.

Engineering Student Honored at Mexican Day Parade 

The Mexican Day Parade of New York presented a $1,000 scholarship to Erik Quezada (2nd from right to left), a junior majoring in electrical engineering.

Grove School of Engineering named partner in Mid InfraRed Technologies for Health and Environment 

The Grove School of Engineering is one of the research partners in MIRTHE — Mid InfraRed Technologies for Health and Environment — a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center headquartered at Princeton University.

Engineering School Alumni holds 2006 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony 

Alumni who attended the 2006 Engineering School Alumni Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner heard about the latest developments at the school, honored John Dionisio, P.E., recipient of the 2006 Career Achievement Award, and reconnected with friends.

Engineers Without Borders 

In its first year, the CCNY chapter of Engineers Without Borders has undertaken a project that promises to improve the quality of life for 350 residents of Nueva Suiza, located in the Cortez region of the Sierra de Omoa Mountains of Honduras.

Andrew Grove's Speech: Engineers Are “Centurions” 

During the inauguration ceremonies of the new Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York, Dr. Andrew Grove addressed several gatherings of students, faculty and alumni on how engineers can help address some of the largest challenges currently facing the United States.

Inauguration of the “Grove School of Engineering” 

On September 19, 2006, Dr. Andrew S. Grove — City College alumnus, co-founder of Intel Corporation, Time Magazine’s 1997 “Man of the Year” and author of numerous books and articles —gave a big push to the renaissance of CCNY’s School of Engineering with a generous multi-million dollar gift that permanently and prominently ties his name and career achievements to the school.

Engineers Without Borders Go To Honduras 

Members of The City College of New York (CCNY) Chapter of Engineers Without Borders traveled to Nueva Suiza, a small village in a mountainous region of Honduras, over their spring break to conduct preliminary work for designing a water collection, distribution and treatment for that community.

CCNY names Dr. Joseph Barba, B.E.E. ’75, M.E.E. ’77, Dean of The Grove School of Engineering 

Dr. Gregory H. Williams, President of The City College of New York (CCNY), announced that Dr. Joseph Barba, an alumnus of the College and member of the Faculty for 24 years, has been named Dean of The Grove School of Engineering.

Edward R. Camp visits Shanghai University in China 

In January 2006, Dr. Edward Camp, Director of Administration and External Relations for the Grove School of Engineering, paid a visit to The City University’s exchange program at Shanghai University. The program, established in 1984, is one of a broad range of overseas opportunities which The City University offers its students and faculty. It is designed to enrich course offerings at both universities, to assist in building new institutions, and to allow faculty and administrators to learn from each other through teaching and observation of counterparts at the partner university. More than 110 faculty and administrators from both universities have already participated.

SOE Undergraduates - It's a small world 

Observing the stream of undergraduate students filing toward Steinman Hall on a typical class day, one cannot help noticing its cultural diversity and energy .... a microcosm of planet earth at the intersection of Convent Avenue and St. Nicholas Terrace. Over eighty countries are represented by this student body!

Grove Gives $26 MILLION to School of Engineering, Largest Gift Ever to CCNY or CUNY 

Dr. Andrew S. Grove ChE’60, a co-founder and former chairman of Intel Corp., is donating $26 million to his alma mater. “This institution is a veritable American-dream machine,” said Dr. Grove. “ I hope to help keep it that way.” “Dr. Grove is the quintessential City College graduate,” said Gregory H. Williams, president of The City College, who noted that this gift is the largest ever made to CCNY.

Top Incoming Students are Selected as Grove Scholars 

The School of Engineering selected five of its “best and brightest" to receive the prestigious Andrew S. Grove Scholarship for the2005-2006 academic year. The Grove Scholars Program was established in 2004 through generous funding support from distinguished alumnus Andrew S. Grove, ChE ’60, former CEO and Chairman of the Board of INTEL.

Summer Programs 

Dozens of New York City area secondary school students spent their summer vacation enrolled in programs conducted by the School of Engineering to encourage talented young people to prepare to build tomorrow’s technologies.

APTF Recipient Yurintzy Estrada 

Yurintzy Estrada received the Parsons Brinkerhoff-Jim Lammie Scholarship from the American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF). The scholarship includes a $5,000 award. Ms Estrada was one of 15 students nationally honored by APTF at its 2005 international exposition in Dallas. She is a senior majoring in civil engineering. Her mentor is Dr. Michel Ghosn, a Professor of Civil Engineering at The City College School of Engineering. He stated that the APTF award was fitting recognition of the quality and skills of The City College engineering students and Ms Estrada in particular. "She is an intelligent and hardworking student who distinguished herself academically and professionally at DMJM Harris," he added.

"Janus" - Concrete Canoe Club 

The Concrete Canoe Club gives civil engineering students a chance to implement classroom theories by designing, constructing and racing a concrete canoe in an annual competition with engineering students from dozens of other schools.

City Technology Project Engages Teachers Nationwide in Elementary Engineering 

Led jointly by an engineer and an educator, CCNY’s City Technology project engages pupils from pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade in the concepts, processes and social practices of technology.

Prof. Watkins 2005 AAAS Fellow 

Professor Charles Watkins of the Mechanical Engineering department was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for 2005.

Civil Engineering Mentoring 

After CCNY helped them to successful engineering careers, 20th Century alumni are giving today’s students a push toward similar success in the 21st.

Green Rooftops 

Can plants on rooftops help cities control storm water runoff? Third-year CCNY civil engineering student Gary Chan has won a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to help find the answer.

ASHRAE Chapter's V.P. Scholarship Recipient 

Zachary Schiller, ME’06, was awarded the Alwin B. Newton Scholarship, worth $3,000, at a recent meeting of the New York Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers.

MIT Dean Visits City College 

What was the greatest engineering achievement of the twentieth century? What will be the greatest this century? How will engineering education need to change to face its new challenges? These were just some of the questions addressed by Dr. Thomas Magnanti, Institute Professor and Dean of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in his talk entitled “Engineering Our Future” held on September 22, 2005 in CCNY’s Steinman Hall auditorium.

Letters to the Editor 

The first edition of the newsletter drew a number of responses. Many offered suggestions, such as more profiles of alumni, student groups and faculty of previous years, more photos and better captions, shorter text and adding an unsubscribe feature. Thanks to all who sent in a comment, several of which are printed below. Please continue sending in hour comments, corrections and suggestions.

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