CRSP 2018-2019 Cohort

The CUNY Research Scholars Program at Queensborough Community College

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QCC CUNY Research Scholars Program Mentors and Students at Orientation

CRSP scholars and mentors for 2018-2019

CUNY Research Scholars 2017-2018 Cohort
Name Research Mentor(s) Department Project Title
Altagracia Lopez Dr. Monica Trujillo Biological Sciences and Geology Antimicrobial and biofilm properties of inducible bacteria signals
Amirmohammad Maghsoudi Dr. M. Chantale Damas Physics Investigation of Positive Ionospheric Storm Disturbances and their variation with the solar cycle and seasons
Amy Zhang Dr. Haishen Yao Mathematics and Computer Sciences The Barrier Problems of Dice Sums
Anna Romero Dr. Larisa Honey Social Sciences mtDNA Lab: The Science and Politics of Identity and Race
Ashley Torres Dr. Anissa Moody Social Sciences Examining Problem-Based Learning in the Community College Context: Increasing Conceptual Understanding, Student Engagement and Motivation in Introductory Psychology Courses
Biling Chen Dr. Sasan Karimi Chemistry Medicinally active pyrroles
Brian Ryu Dr. Kwang Hyun Kim Mathematics and Computer Sciences Finding an effective algorithm for generating class schedules and developing a web-based class schedule system
Fei Li Dr. Tirandai Hemraj-Benny Chemistry Magnetic Fe3O4-Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Nanocatalyst for the Degradation of Azo Dye Pollutants.
Harpreet Singh Dr. David Sarno Chemistry Porous microspheres of polyaniline and its derivatives: Studies on conductivity and payload encapsulation
Jiayao Sun Dr. Wenjian Liu Mathematics and Computer Sciences Big Data Information Inference on the Infinite Communication Tree Network
Joe Kwok Dr. Merlinda Drini Engineering Technology Coexistence and Roaming in WLANs – Wireless Local Area Networks
Jonathan Santana Dr. Andrew Nguyen Biological Sciences and Geology Developing a method to detect methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus using loop mediated isothemal (LAMP) amplification
Juan Mesa Arango Dr. Naydu Carmona Biological Sciences and Geology Expressing and purification S.coelicolor rhomboid SCO3855
Keiann Simon Dr. Jun Shin Chemistry Syntheses of Aromatic Polyurea from N,N’-Phenylenebis(trichloroacetamide) Derivatives Using a Scientific Microwave Reactor
Kevin Vo Dr. Dugwon Seo Engineering Technology Estimation of the voltage from solar photovoltaic power and utility grid in the grid-tied solar power system under various solar radiation conditions
Kypros Andrianou Dr. Kimberly Riegel Physics Acoustic modeling of concert halls to enhance student practice methods.
Megan Pirtle Dr. David Sarno Chemistry Composites of polyaniline nanofibers and ruthenium nanoparticles as a catalyst for the degradation of congo red
Muhabbat Ahmedova Dr. Sujun Wei Chemistry Impact of Molecular Length on Oligocarbazole Single Molecule Wires
Nikola Baci Dr. Daniel Garbin Mathematics and Computer Sciences Space-filling curves
Sameen Zahra Dr. Moni Chauhan Chemistry Investigating the inorganic complexes of Rhodanine with Gold and Ruthenium salts and further polymerize Rhodanine and examine its role in the destruction of azo dyes
Sung Hwan Ahn Prof. Michael Lawrence & Dr. Paul Sideris Engineering Technology Develop a Graphene-printed Battery
Tia Robinson Dr. Monica Trujillo Biological Sciences and Geology Proteomic Analysis of an Overexpressing Rhomboid Protease Streptomyces coelicolor Mutant
Tobore Edema Dr. Regina Sullivan Biological Sciences and Geology Studies of the levels of reactive oxygen species in Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes treated triple negative breast cells
Wan Chao Pu Dr. M. Chantele Damas Physics Analysis of Positive Ionospheric Storm Disturbances and their Variation with Longitude and Local Time
William Costa Dr. Kimberly Riegel Physics Sonic Boom Propagation in Urban Landscapes
Woo Chul Kim Dr. Andrew Nguyen Biological Sciences and Geology Examining the relationship between Signal Transduction and Activator of Transcription-3 and Sphingosine-1 phosphate receptors in osteoblasts
Yingxian Tan Dr. Regina Sullivan Biological Sciences and Geology Investigation of the effects of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes on the Actin Cytoskeleton of Breast Cancer Cells
Yousif Saleh Dr. Moni Chauhan Chemistry Kinetic study of the Adsorption of Methyl Orange on synthesized Polyrhodanine micro/nanospheres
Zhenyi Wang Dr. Wenjian Liu Mathematics and Computer Sciences The Uniqueness of the Portfolio that Pays the Maximum Dividend Rate

Meet the Students and Mentors

Professor Michael Lawrence and Dr. Paul Sideris with CRSP Mentee Sung Hwan Ahn

Professor Michael Lawrence & Dr. Paul Sideris with Sung Hwan Ahn

CRSP Mentee Ashley Torres Mentored by Dr. Anissa Moody

CRSP Mentee Ashley Torres Mentored by Dr. Anissa Moody

CRSP Mentees Amirmohammad Maghsoudi and Wan Chao Pu Mentored by Dr. M. Chantale Damas

CRSP Mentees Amirmohammad Maghsoudi & Wan Chao Pu Mentored by Dr. M. Chantele Damas

CRSP Mentees Harpreet Singh and Megan Pirtle Mentored by Dr. David Sarno

CRSP Mentees Harpreet Singh & Megan Pirtle Mentored by Dr. David Sarno

Dr. Andrew Nguyen with CRSP Mentees Jonathan Santana and Woo Chul Kim

Dr. Andrew Nguyen with CRSP Mentees Jonathan Santana and Woo Chul Kim

Dr. Daniel Garbin with CRSP Mentee Nikola Baci

Dr. Daniel Garbin with CRSP Mentee Nikola Baci

Dr. Dugwon Seo with CRSP Mentee Kevin Vo

Dr. Dugwon Seo with CRSP Mentee Kevin Vo

Dr. Jun Shin with CRSP Mentee Keiann Simon

Dr. Jun Shin with CRSP Mentee Keiann Simon

Dr. Kimberly Riegel with CRSP Mentee Kypros Andrianou

Dr. Kimberly Riegel with CRSP Mentee Kypros Andrianou

Dr. Kwang Hyun Kim with CRSP Mentee Brian Ryu

Dr. Kwang Hyun Kim with CRSP Mentee Brian Ryu

Dr. Merlinda Drini with CRSP Mentee Joe Kwok

Dr. Merlinda Drini with CRSP Mentee Joe Kwok

Dr. Moni Chauhan with CRSP Mentees Sameen Zhara and Yousif Saleh

Dr. Moni Chauhan with CRSP Mentees Sameen Zahra & Yousif Saleh

Dr. Larisa Honey with CRSP Mentee Anna Romero

Dr. Larisa Honey with CRSP Mentee Anna Romero

Dr. Monica Trujillo with CRSP Mentees Altagracia Lopez; Tia Robinson; and Juan Mesa Arango who is mentored by Dr. Naydu Carmona

Dr. Monica Trujillo with CRSP Mentees Altagracia Lopez; Tia Robinson; & Juan Mesa Arango who is mentored by Dr. Naydu Carmona

Dr. Regina Sullivan with CRSP Mentees Tobore Edema and Yingxian Tan

Dr. Regina Sullivan with CRSP Mentees Tobore Edema & Yingxian Tan

Dr. Sasan Karimi with CRSP Mentee Biling Chen

Dr. Sasan Karimi with CRSP Mentee Biling Chen

Dr. Sharon Lall-Ramnarine with CRSP College Assistants Rawlric Sumner and Kristina Papacostas

Dr. Sharon Lall-Ramnarine with CRSP College Assistants Rawlric Sumner & Kristina Papacostas

Dr. Sujun Wei with CRSP Mentee Muhabbat Ahmedova

Dr. Sujun Wei with CRSP Mentee Muhabbat Ahmedova

Dr. Tirandai Hemraj-Benny with CRSP Mentee Fei Li

Dr. Tirandai Hemraj-Benny with CRSP Mentee Fei Li

Dr. Wenjian Liu with CRSP Mentees Zhenyi Wang and Jiayao Sun

Dr. Wenjian Liu with CRSP Mentees Zhenyi Wang & Jiayao Sun

Dr. Haishen Yao with CRSP Mentee Amy Zhang

Dr. Haishen Yao with CRSP Mentee Amy Zhang

Spring 2019 Programming

CUNY Research Scholars 2017-2018 Cohort
Mandatory Date/Location Event Description
* (A or B, choose one)

Wednesday, Feb. 13th

12:30 – 2 pm,
L-313
A - How to cite research articles - Students only need to attend one session of this workshop -  Professor Mi-Seon (Christine) Kim The Science Librarian will provide individual guidance on citation styles. Please take your project title and one research article that can be used as a main source when writing about your research project.
*

Friday, Feb. 15th

10 – 11:30 am

L-311 
B - How to cite research articles -- Students only need to attend one session of this workshop -  Professor Mi-Seon (Christine) Kim The Science Librarian will provide individual guidance on citation styles. Please take your project title and one research article that can be used as a main source when writing about your research project.

Wednesday, Feb. 20th

12 -2 pm

LB-14

How to be a Successful Transfer Student

Dr. Millicent Roth         

Professor of Psychology & Director of CCAPP                       

City College Academy for Professional Preparation 

An information session on transfer to City College and research opportunities there.
*

Wednesday, Feb. 27th

12:10 -1 pm

S-225

1:10-2pm

S-225

*Resume Writing I: (Career Services)

*Resume Writing II:

including your research experience and awards in your resume

A representative from the Career Services office will present a workshop on resume writing. One-on-one follow up resume editing and review sessions with career services will also be arranged. Please bring your laptop if you can or a copy of your existing resume if you have one.

Dr. Lall-Ramnarine will provide information and samples on how to include your research experience, awards and presentations in your resume. She will also explain the difference between a resume and CV.
*

Wednesday, March 20th

12:20 pm – 2 pm
S-225
*SPEECH WORKSHOP I Dr. Franca Ferrari from the speech department will present a workshop on strategies used to present your research work effectively

Wednesday, April 10th

12-3pm,

Library, Room 429

QCC Job Fair

(optional) – Career Service

An opportunity to meet with 50+ employers from business, non-profits, the healthcare industry and government coming to QCC in search of candidates to fill full-time, part-time, and internship openings. Bring your college ID and several copies of your résumé to the Job Fair.

Thursday, April 11th, 4:15-7pm,

Oakland and Loggia

Etiquette in Action

(optional)
Only 50 spots available, open to the entire campus. Must go to Office of Career Services by March 26th in L-429 to pre-register.
*(a or b or c, choose one)

Wednesday, April 17th

12pm -1:30 pm

S-225

SPEECH WORKSHOP II a.

Students only need to attend one session of the second Speech Workshop (choose a, b, or c).

Speech presentation - group 1

Each student will present a 5 minute PowerPoint on their research. The presentation will be videotaped. Dr. Ferrari will review the videos and meet with each student individually in follow up sessions in her office to discuss their presentation.

Friday, April 12th

3 – 4:30 pm,
S-224
SPEECH WORKSHOP II b.

Speech presentation - group 2

Wednesday, May 1st 

 12-1:30 pm

S-225

SPEECH WORKSHOP II c. Speech presentation - group 3

Campus Cultural Centers

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

The KHC uses 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.