New Grants Awarded 2019

Office of Academic Affairs

Dr. Michael Pullin (in collaboration with St. John’s University)
RCN-UBE Incubator: Sustainable, Transformative Engagement across a Multi-Institution/Multidisciplinary STEM (STEM)² Network
National Science Foundation – Research Coordination Networks in Undergraduate Biology Education (RCN-UBE)

Art & Design Department

Ms. Annemarie Coffey
the last pink rose
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Biological Sciences & Geology Department

 Dr. Sarbani Ghoshal
Adropin overexpression prevents aging-related cognitive decline
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Dr. Susan McLaughlin
Expression analysis of Hydra CaSR and PKD2 genes using TSA in situ hybridization
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Dr. Rochelle Nelson
Identification of Escapee Genes in the Development of Stress-induced Cardiomyopathy
The City University of New York - Community College Research Grant Program (CCRG)
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Dr. Andrew Nguyen
Dr. Susan McLaughlin
Dr. Urszula Golebiewska
MRI:  Acquisition of a real time PCR instrument for a core facility supporting diverse research projects
National Science Foundation

Dr. Mangala Tawde
Inhibition of DnaK by intrinsically unfolded polypeptide substrates in Escherichia coli
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Dr. Monica Trujillo
Rhomboid Proteases in Streptomyces coelicolor
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Dr. Shiang-Kwei Wang
Dr. Punita Bhansali
Partners Aligned Toward Higher Education in Nursing, Improving Medical Assistant Student Preparedness for Jobs, and Professional Certifications for Business Students
New York State Education Department – The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V)

Business Department

Ms. Wendy Ford
C-BAT – Cyber Readiness for Business and Technology
CUNY Office of Academic Affairs – Career Success Initiative (CSI)
 
Dr. Shiang-Kwei Wang
Prof. Kathleen Villani

Partners Aligned Toward Higher Education in Nursing, Improving Medical Assistant Student Preparedness for Jobs, and Professional Certifications for Business Students
New York State Education Department – The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V)

Chemistry Department

Dr. Tirandai Hemraj-Benny
Imidazolium Ionic Liquid-Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Mixtures as Electrolytes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Applications
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Dr. Sasan Karimi
Synthesis of antimycobacterial pyrroles
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York
 
Dr. David Sarno
Permeation versus encapsulation as routes for loading a payload into porous microspheres of polyaniline and related polymers
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Dr. Jun Shin
Syntheses of Aromatic Polyurea from N,N’-Phenylenebis(trichloroacetamide) Derivatives Using a Scientific Microwave Reactor
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Dr. Paul Sideris
Synthesis and Characterization of lonogel Electrolytes For Microsupercapacitors
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Dr. Paul Sideris
Dr. Paul Marchese (Physics Department)
Prof. Michael Lawrence (Engineering Technology Department)
Developing a Flexible Laser-Induced Graphene Supercapacitor
CUNY Office Research – Community College Research Grant Program (CCRG)

Dr. Sujun Wei
Tuning Electron Transport in Heterofluorene by Precise Atomic Control
CUNY Office of Research – Community College Research Grant Program (CCRG)
Synthesis and Characterization of Molecular Transistors Based on Heterofluorene
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Engineering Technology Department

Dr. Raymond Lam
Compressive Mechanical Properties and Morphologies of Three-Dimensional Printed
Thermoplastics
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Dr. Dugwon Seo
Prof. Michael Lawrence
Promote Women’s Interest in Technology by Summer Coding and Tech Workshop in Queensborough Community College
Accenture – Cornell Tech – Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York (WiTNY)
 
Prof. Joann Sun
Dr. Guozhen An
Prof. Steven Trowbridge
Increasing the Presence and Participation of Women in Computer Technology
Accenture – Cornell Tech – Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York (WiTNY)

Dr. Shiang-Kwei Wang
Prof. Hamid Namdar
Equipment Upgrade for the Computer Networking, Cyber Security and Telecommunication Laboratories
New York State Education Department – The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V)

English Department

Dr. Kathleen Alves
Body Language: Medicine and the Eighteenth-Century Comic Novel
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York
(need title)
CUNY Office of the Chancellor – The William P. Kelly Research Fellowship Program
 
Dr. Aliza Atik
Impotence, Citizenship, and the Victorian Novel
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York
 
Prof. Alison Cimino
Moth: A Collection of Poems
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York
 
Dr. Noelia Diaz
Neoliberal Desaparecidos in Luis Cano’s Buenos Aires
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Dr. George Fragopoulos

Prehensility: Representations of the Human in the Age of the Anthropocene
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Dr. Susan Jacobowitz
Far From Childhood: A Holocaust Memoir
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Community College Faculty Fellowships

Dr. Matthew Lau
Sounds like Helicopters: Classical Music in Modernist Cinema
CUNY Office of Research - Book Completion Award (BCA)

Prof. Manuel Martinez
At War with the Air (a short story collection)
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Dr. Robert McAlear
Everyday Pedagogy: Experiential Judgment in the Introduction to Literature Classroom
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York
 
Dr. Vartan Messier
Errancies of Desire: Monstrous and Misguided Masculinities Across the Atlantic (Manuscript Revision)
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York
 
Dr. Cara Murray
Fortifying the Public in British Bombay, 1847-1900
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Prof. David Rothman
Upstate New York America; Novel Project
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Dr. William Ryan
“These Publications are Reckoned Useful”: The Medical Periodical in the Early Republic
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York
 
Dr. Mark Schiebe
Teaching with the Soundtrack: A Music-based Approach in the American Literature Classroom
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York
 
Dr. John Talbird
Fancies, Games, and Random Documents: Fifty Very Short Stories
CUNY Office of the Chancellor – The William P. Kelly Research Fellowship Program

Prof. Irvin Weathersby, Jr.
In Open Contempt: An Exploration of Racist Monuments in New Orleans
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Dr. Tanya Zhelezcheva
Early Modern Punctuation Habits: Andrewes, Featley, Herbert, and Traherne
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Foreign Languages & Literatures Department

Dr. Wei Lai
Effects of Backward Instructional Design in an Advanced Business Chinese Course
United States Department of Education – Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)

Health, Physical Education & Dance Department

Prof. Aviva Geismar
Urge
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Dr. Shiang-Kwei Wang
Dr. Isabella Lizzul

Massage Therapy ProgramEfforts and Strategies to Support Student Massage Therapist Retention and Graduation
New York State Education Department – The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V)

History Department

Dr. Tim Keogh
Suburbs in Black and White: Struggling to Live and Work in Postwar Long Island
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Dr. James Nichols
A Fate Worse than Debt: The Rise and Fall of Peonage in the U.S.- Mexico Borderlands
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Community College Faculty Fellowships

The Kurt R. Schmeller Library

Prof. Vikki Terrile
Information Practices of Renaissance Faire Participants
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Mathematics and Computer Science Department

Dr. Susana Couto Pinheiro
Markov-switching stochastic differential games with non-constant discounting
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Dr. Yusuf Danisman
Epsilon factors of p-adic GSp(4)
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Dr. Daniel Garbin
Eisenstein series at marked points approaching a cusp
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Embedding Project-Based Learning (PBL) into an Introduction to Computers and Programming (CS100)
Accenture - Cornell Tech - Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York (WiTNY)

Dr. Wenjian Liu
Big Data Information Reconstruction on the Infinite Communication Tree Network for Asymmetric Models with Community Effects
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York
DNA Reconstruction of the Tamura 1992 Model
National Science Foundation (NSF) - Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM)

Prof. Howard Sporn
An Investigation into the Mathematics of Golden Triples
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Dr. Fei Ye
Restricted Volumes and Applications on Abelian Varieties
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Dr. Esma Yildirim
Extreme-scale Content-based Image Retrieval of Histopathology Images in the Cloud
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Music Department

Prof. Scott Litroff
The Global Saxophone: Promoting Cultural Diversity in Saxophone Music Through an Audio Album of New and Rarely Recorded Works
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Dr. Shiang-Kwei Wang
Prof. Robert Anderson
Video, Immersive Media, and Electronic Music
New York State Education Department – The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V)

Nursing Department

Dr. Shiang-Kwei Wang
Prof. Georgina Colalillo
Partners Aligned Toward Higher Education in Nursing, Improving Medical Assistant Student Preparedness for Jobs, and Professional Certifications for Business Students
New York State Education Department – The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V)

Physics Department

Dr. M. Chantale Damas
Using Space Technology to Engage and Inspire Students to Explore (SpaceTechEngInE)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) – Minority University Research and Education Project - Innovations in Space Technology Curriculum (MUREP MISTC)

Dr. Paul Marchese (in collaboration with Columbia University)
GP-IMPACT: The Community College Compass – Mapping a Guided Pathway into Geosciences
National Science Foundation – Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE)
 
Dr. Kimberly Riegel (in collaboration with Penn State University)
Identification of noise acceptance onset for noise certification standards of supersonic airplanes
ASCENT – Aviation Sustainability Center
Evaluation of urban sound levels and their psychological and public health effects: Application development
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Office of Pre-College, Continuing Education & Workforce Development

Dr. Hui-Yin Hsu
Ms. Lori Conkling

Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) Westchester Training & Technical Assistance Program
Westchester Medical Center Health – Center for Regional Healthcare Innovation

Ms. Jacqueline Montgomery
EKG, Phlebotomy & America Red Cross “Responding to Emergencies Certification Training
1199SEIU League Training & Upgrading Fund
Career Development Participation Training: Certified Hemodialysis Technician (CHT) Training Programs
New York City Department of Youth and Community Development

Dr. Shiang-Kwei Wang
Dr. Hui-Yin Hsu
Ms. Jacqueline Montgomery
Ms. Lori Conkling
Career Exploration & Education Services
New York State Education Department – The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V)

Social Sciences Department

Dr. Joseph Culkin
Dr. Anissa Moody
CUNY Office of Research

Dr. Amy Traver
New York's Dairy Dependents: The Children's Aid Society's Emigration Program and Upstate Dairy Farming, 1853-1929
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Community College Faculty Fellowships
New York’s Dairy Dependents: Child Emigration in the Empire State, 1853-1929
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center exterior lit up at nightOpens 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.

Russian Ballet performing at the 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.

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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.