New Grants Awarded 2012

STEM Academy at JHS 185

The STEM Academy at JHS 185, an afterschool program taught by Prof. George Tremberger (Physics) and Prof. Regina Sullivan (Biological Sciences) has been selected by the J. P. Morgan Chase Foundation for an additional $40,000 in continuation funding. This will enable QCC faculty to continue to provide enriching science activities to local middle school students for another year. Congratulations!

CUNY Workforce Development Initiative (WDI)

Prof. Margaret Reilly and Prof. Bernadette Amicucci of the Nursing Department was awarded a $18,000 CUNY Workforce Development Initiative grant to develop new approaches to nursing education curricula that emphasize competency in informatics technology for future and current registered nurses: "TECH-SET RN: Technology Education to enhance skills in Simulation Electronic Health Records and Tele-Health for RNs". Congratulations again!

TUES: Development of an Active Learning Gemology Studio Course:
Introducing Nonscience Majors to the STEM Curriculum

Profs. Roland Scal and Hugh Rance (Biological Sciences and Geology) and Prof. Cheryl Bluestone (Social Sciences) was awarded a $165,904 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create an activity based and inquiry oriented gemology course that will introduce active learning techniques to a curriculum that was purely lecture based.  Congratulations!

Shangaa—Art of Tanzania

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded the QCC Art Gallery and Executive Director Faustino Quintanilla a $34,000 grant to support the Shangaa—Art of Tanzania exhibit, which will be on display throughout the country at the Portland Museum of Art and Detroit Institute of Arts.  Congratulations to Faustino and his great team!

Copper Development Association

Congratulations to Prof. Nidhi Gadura (Biological Sciences and Geology), who received $21,000 from the Copper Development Association in renewed support of her project, "Membrane Lipid Peroxidation as a Mechanism of Copper Surface-Mediated Toxicity."

meCALTA – Museums Exploring Cultures and Literacy through Art

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a National Leadership Grant to Prof. Kitty Bateman for her meCALTA program, which works to build the capacity of museum-community college partnerships to engage adult English language learners (ELLs) and improve their skills and opportunities.  The project partners with several museums in the greater NYC metropolitan area and is slated to receive $495,000 for the next three years. Congratulations to Kitty and her team!

Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants Program (TAACCCT)

Queensborough is part of a consortium of CUNY community colleges that received nearly $20 million in funding over the next three years from the U.S. Department of Labor – Employment and Training Administration (DOL-ETA) to implement CUNY’s Career PATH initiative, which aims to provide basic academic and English language skills instruction contextualized to five industry sectors with the goal of engaging adult learners and helping them bypass traditional developmental education. Congratulations to Dean Denise Ward, Jeffrey Chen, and the folks in Continuing Education!