STEP Grant

The NSF-funded Queensborough Bridge Grant (AWARD ID: 0652963) involves Queensborough Community College (Paris Svoronos, PI; Melvin Gorelick, Co-PI), Queens College (Thomas Strekas, Co-PI) and Brookhaven National Laboratory.


  • Increase the STEM degree enrollment and graduation at Queensborough Community College
  • Increase the number of students engaged in student-faculty research both in chemistry and biology at Queensborough
  • Increase the student transfer rate and research collaboration with both departments of Chemistry and Biology at Queens College
  • Establish winter and summer research internships at Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Provide PLTL-like tutorials to Queensborough students
  • Support chemistry and biology professional conference trips and presentations for both students and faculty

STEP Grant Activities

Faculty and Staff [click]

Students Presentations

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Department Seminars

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

the ACS Assessment Exams

Departmental Awards

Chemistry Tutoring

2014 Spring
2013 Spring Fall
2012 Spring Fall
2011 Spring Fall
2010 Spring Fall
2009 Spring Fall
2008 Spring  

Useful Links

Publications with Students

  • Dibyendu Dana; Tirtha K. Das; Ish Kumar; Anibal R. Davalos; Kevin J. Mark; Daryl Ramai; Emmanuel J. Chang; Tanaji T. Talele; Sanjai Kumar “Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of 2-(arylsulfonyl)oxiranes as Cell-permeable Covalent Inhibitors of Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases”, Chem. Biol. Drug Des, 2012, in printing.

  • Robert Hong; Tae Y. Kang; Corinne A. Michaels; Nidhi Gadura “Membrane Lipid Peroxidation in Copper Alloy-Mediated Contact Killing of Escherichia coli”, Appl. Environ. Michrobiol., 2012, 78, 1778.

  • Tirandai Hemraj-Benny; Moni Chauhan; Lihua Zhang; Chi Kwan Wong; Gurpreet Singh; Eunchul Kim; Esther Ahn “Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Hybrids of Tris[3-(trimethoxysilyl)propyl] Isocyanurate (TTPI) Capped Palladium Nanoparticles and Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes”, Silicon, 2010,

  • Keith Ramig; Edyta M. Greer; David J. Szalda; Rabail Razi; Fahima Mahir; Nataliya Pokeza; Wei Wong; Benjamin Kaplan; Joanne Lam; Ayesha Mannan; Christopher Missak; Dat Mai; Gopal Subramaniam; William F. Berkowitz; Prakash Prasad; Sasan Karimi; Ngai Hin Lo; Linas V. Kudzma“Experimental and Theoretical Studies of a One-flask Synthesis of 3H-1-Benzazepines from 2-Haloanilines and a,ß-Unsaturated Ketones”, Eur. J. Org. Chem, 2010, 2363–2371.

  • Thomas, M.; Rothman, L.; Hatcher, J.; Agarkar, P.; Ramkirath, R.; Lall-Ramnarine, S.; Engel, R. “Synthesis and Thermochemical Properties of Stereoisomeric Dihydroxy- and Tetrahydroxyalkylammonium Salts”, Synthesis, 2009, 1437-1444.

  • Chauhan Bhanu P. S.; Sarkar, A.; Chauhan, M.; Roka, A. “Water as Green Oxidant: a Highly Selective Conversion of Organosilanes to Silanols with Water”, Appl. Organometal. Chem., 2009, 23(10), 385-390.

  • Subramaniam, G.; Patel, V.; Karimi, S. “Conformational Analysis of Longifolene”, Spectroscopy. Letters, 2008, 41, 349-353.

  • Shin, J. H.; Song, S.; Kim, Y.; Subramaniam, G. "Applying Low Field 13C NMR Spectroscopy to Find Isoelectric Points of Amino Acids”, Chemical Educator, 2007, 12 (4), 275-278.

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Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts Center

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.