Conference Presentations


Faculty and students representing QCC at the 2017 CUNY Research Summit Women in Science and Engineering -WiSE- conference
Faculty and students representing QCC at the 2017 CUNY Research Summit Women in Science and Engineering -WiSE- conference.

1. Zeynep Akcay, Queensborough Community College re: Phase-locking and Bistability in Neuronal Networks with Synaptic Depression. Authors: Xinxian Huang, Farzan Nadim, Amitabha Bose.

11. Natasha Charles, Queensborough Community College re: Rapid Prototyping using Fortus 450mc, High Capacity 3D Printer. Authors: Oscar Pais, Shahadat Hossain.

15. Margaret De los Santos, Queensborough Community College re: The Determination of Gallic Acid present in Beverages via High Performance Liquid Chromatography. Authors: Julie Leong, Paris Svoronos, Soraya Svoronos.

16. Lormisha Clairvil, Queensborough Community College and Queens College re: Use of synchrotron radiation to study Zn in plants. Authors: Lormisha Clairvil, Sunil Dehipawala.

19. Nidhi Gadura, Queensborough Community College re: QCC MSEIP – A Three Tiered Model to Engage, Retain and Graduate Underrepresented STEM students, especially women. Author: Nidhi Gadura.

21. Jean Hwang, Queensborough Community College re: Porous microspheres of polyaniline and poly (o-toluidine) prepared from W/O/W double emulsions. Authors: Jean Hwang, David M. Sarno.

23. Katherine Kim, Queensborough Community College re: Polyaniline nanofibers as a scaffolding material for ruthenium nanoparticles. Authors: Katherine Kim, David M. Sarno.

24. Mei Sze Lai, Queensborough Community College re: A new synthesis of pyrroles using the Caldogan. Author: Sasan Karimi.

25. Sharon Lall-Ramnarine, Queensborough Community College re: Optimizing Ionic Liquid Properties Through Binary Mixtures. Authors: Sharon I. Lall-Ramnarine, Eddie D. Fernandez, Chanele Rodriguez, Sophia Suarez, Sujun Wei, Suraj Dhiman, James F. Wishart.

28. Julie Leong, Queensborough Community College re: Determining Antioxidant Quantities Present in Commercially Available Beverages via the Folin-Ciocalteau Microspectrophotometric Analysis. Authors: Julie Leong, Margaret de los Santos, Paris Svoronos.

36. Kristina Papacostas, Queensborough Community College re: Synthesis and Characterization of Imidazolium Fuorosulfonamide Ionic Liquids. Authors: Kristina Papacostas, Jasodra Ramdihal, Eddie Fernandez, Edward Castner, Surajdevprakash Dhiman, James Wishart, Sharon I. Lall-Ramnarine.

38. Jasodra Ramdihal, Queensborough Community College re: Properties of Pyrrolidinium Fluorosulfonamide Ionic Liquids. Authors: Jasodra Ramdihal, Chanele Rodriguez, Edward Castner, Surajdevprakash Dhiman, James Wishart, Sharon I. Lall-Ramnarine.

39. Chanele Rodriguez, Queensborough Community College re: The Effect of Lengthening Cation Ether Tails On Ionic Liquid Properties. Authors: Chanele Rodriguez, Rahonel Fernandez, Nicole Zmich, Eddie D. Fernandez, Surajdevprakash Dhiman, James F. Wishart, Sharon I. Lall-Ramnarine.

45. Xiaofang Megan Yu, Queensborough Community College re: Imidazole as a Novel and Robust Gold Binding Group at STM-BJ Method. Authors: Xiaofang Megan Yu, Tianren Fu, Patrick Tuttle, Jiayi Xue, Latha Venkataraman, Sujun Wei.

Conference Presentation Opportunities

Seeking Strategies for Undergraduate Research Programs Success? Then don’t miss CUR’s “Undergraduate Research Programs: Undergraduate Research Collaborations” Conference.

Conference Dates: June 27-29, 2017 — Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff


  • All abstracts and proposals: January 17, 2017

  • Early bird registration: April 24, 2017

  • Final registration: May 31, 2017

Submit an application

Do you have something to share: a great program, unique process, assessment initiatives, or an interesting and exciting aspect of your undergraduate research program? Are you ready to network and learn from your colleagues? This conference is for you and is designed for programs at any stage, including the development phase! Be a part of it! Session topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Themes:
    • High Impact Learning Strategies: Methods, approaches, courses and practices that have proven very effective in achieving learning outcomes that incorporate undergraduate research. This can include the retooling of existing courses, applied research in courses and imbedded research projects within courses.
    • Undergraduate Research Administration and Budgeting - Nuts and Bolts: Approaches that have proven effective in managing and organizing undergraduate research and/or in funding the means by which the research can be undertaken. Budgeting innovations, successful central strategies, institutional support etc. are all applicable.
    • Assessment: Strategies for evaluating undergraduate research projects, using data to improve the experience or providing feedback for funding support.
    • Internationalization: Incorporating an international element to undergraduate research, including research-based travel, media-assisted collaboration, data exchange or the mechanics of organizing an international undergraduate research component.
    • Undergraduate Research Collaborations: Examples of effective partnerships with undergraduate researchers, pairing strategies, team projects, the ethics of collaboration in undergraduate research.
    • Diversity in Research: Effective strategies for promoting diversity-serving undergraduate research, undergraduate research that informs diversity issues, collaborations that have brought in diverging perspectives to undergraduate research.

Session formats vary from panels, 75-minute interactive sessions, 10-min short presentation, and poster sessions.

Important note: CUR is asking that if you submitted or plan to submit an application to host CUR URPD 2019, please contact Tavia Cummings as soon as possible.

Student Presentations at Conferences

2016 Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

2016 Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)2016 Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

2016 Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)2016 Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

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

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

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.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

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.