The CUNY Research Scholars Program at Queensborough Community College
CRSP scholars and mentors for 2020-2021
|Student Name||Research Mentor(s)||Department||Project Title|
|Arnab Sharma||Dr. Moni Chauhan||Chemistry||Metal Mediated Redox Reactions to PolyRhodanine Synthesis and its Application in Catalysis and Removal of Azo Dyes from Wastewater|
|Austin Hwang||Dr. Mangala Tawde||Biology||Antibiotic resistance in environmental bacteria post- COVID 19|
|Benjamin Menchell||Dr. Rommel Robertson||Social Sciences||Coronavirus Pandemic and Quarantine Measures Impact on Psychological Well-being and Sleep Quality in College Students|
|Christian Gomez||Dr. Kimberly Riegel||Physics||Sonic boom propagation in a non-homogeneous atmosphere|
|Devani Mahabir||Dr. David Sarno||Chemistry||Optimizing the formation of polyaniline nanofiber-ruthenium nanoparticle composites for the catalytic degradation of congo red|
|Edwin Goodridge Ramdhan||Dr. Merlinda Drini Prelvukaj||Engineering Technology||The Applications of Raspberry PI in Exploring Internet of Things IoT|
|Feruza Turobova||Dr. Sujun Wei||Chemistry||Synthesis & Characterization of X-Shaped Electron Acceptors in Organic Solar Cells|
|James Hardat||Dr. Joan Petersen||Biology||Monitoring birds in NYC Parks via field observations and eBird database analyses|
|Janice Williams||Dr. Regina Sullivan||Biology||Investigation of genes involved in breast cancer cell migration|
|Jiajun Gao||Dr. Yusuf Danisman||Math and Computer Sciences||Covid-19 Mortality Prediction with Machine Learning|
|Kainat Mughal||Dr. Sunil Dehipawala||Physics||X-ray absorption study of iron in different plant species|
|Kaylyn Kelly||Dr. Amy Traver||Social Sciences||"His back turned squarely on the city:" Child Emigration in the Empire State, 1853-1929|
|Madison Otway||Dr. Celia Sporer||Social Sciences||Myth and Truths of Capital Punishment - Can Undergraduate Students Tell the Difference|
|Magnola Pierre||Dr. Maria Mercedes Franco||Math and Computer Sciences||High-Impact practices in the mathematics classroom: what differences do they make?|
|Mehreen Mughal||Dr. Sharon Lall-Ramnarine||Chemistry||Synthesis and characterization of ionic liquids bearing thioether side chains|
|Miaolan Chen Weng||Dr. David Sarno||Chemistry||Porous microspheres of polyaniline and its derivatives for payload encapsulation|
|Natasha McGowan||Dr. Sarbani Ghoshal||Biology||Inositol hexakisphosphate kinase 1 (IP6K1) is a novel target in obesity, insulin resistance and Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease|
|Nell Flores||Dr. Dugwon Seo||Engineering Technology||Estimation of uncertainty calculation for Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) measurements in unsteady pipe flow|
|Nicole Paulescu||Dr. Urszula Golebiewska||Biology||Effects of Toxins on Action Potentials in Neurons - Computational Approach|
|Ornima Tyeshi||Dr. Huixin Wu||Engineering Technology||Smart Virtual Room App|
|Paul Park||Dr. Corey Stalerman||Physics||Designing and building an electronics data acquisition system for a cosmic ray detector|
|Sara Khan||Dr. Andrew Nguyen||Biology||Study the interaction between STAT3 and estrogen receptor in osteoclast|
|Shorn Grant||Dr. Raul Armendariz||Physics||Designing and assembling an electronics enclosure-housing for a data acquisition system|
|Siying li||Dr. Wenjian Liu||Math and Computer Sciences||Big Data Information Reconstruction for the Multi-State Hard Core Model|
|Sumaiya Nasrin||Dr. Andrew Nguyen||Biology||Examining the presence of Enterococcus spp. in water around NYC using loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP), an alternative method to PCR.|
|Tamara Areizaga||Dr. Monica Trujillo||Biology||Detection of the genetic signal of SARS-CoV-2 in NYC sewage water|
|Tyra Volney||Dr. Paul Sideris||Chemistry||Preparation and Characterization of Composite Polyimide Substrates for Laser-induced Graphene Capacitors|
|Vanessa Iheme||Dr. Celia Sporer||Social Sciences||The Worsening of the Relationship Between Law Enforcement and the African America Community.|
|Yingxin Liang||Dr. Zhou Zhou||Chemistry||Study towards the Concise Synthesis of Hydrophilic Cyanine Dyes with Two Orthogonal Reactive Groups|
|Yingying Zhang||Dr. Sasan Karimi||Chemistry||Synthesis of antimycobacterial pyrroles|
|Yvonne Rodriguez||Dr. Jody Resko||Social Sciences||The Impact of COVID-19?Non-Traditional Commencements on High School Graduates' Academic Motivation and Post-formal Goals|
|Zheyong Piao||Dr. Tirandai Hemraj-Benny||Chemistry||Investigating the Interactions between Imidazolium Ionic Liquids and Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube for Supercapacitors Application|
CRSP Events Fall 2020
|Date / Location||Event||Description|
|Friday, Oct. 2nd 3-5 pm on Zoom||CRSP Orientation||Faculty-student teams will attend program orientation and review program requirements and event schedule. Students will submit photo release form.|
|Monday Oct. 5th – 9th||All students complete online portion of the Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) training.
CITI Responsible Conduct of Research Training
|E-mail certificate to JPatricegeorge@qcc.cuny.edu and email@example.com|
|Monday, Oct. 5th – 19th||Award letters sent to faculty and students||Letters will include information about all forms due for Stipend: Acceptance letter, photo release form, W-9 and I-9|
|October 19th – 26th||All CRSP student stipend and program paperwork due||Upload to QCC Dropbox link provided by CRSP College Assistant: Ms. Ashley Mercado (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Fri, Oct. 9th 1-2 pm or Fri. Oct. 16th 3-4 pm; Location: Blackboard||Library Research Workshop – Project Specific 2 groups: beginners & returning/advanced.
Faculty will be provided with a blackboard research course that will remain active for the entire year.
|Presented by Prof. Christine (Miseon) Kim. Take your CRSP project title. Learn how to find scholarly sources using library databases and how to cite sources in a proper format.|
|Wednesday, October 14th 1-2 pm or Wednesday, October 21st 12-1 pm Location: Blackboard||Writing workshop
Resources available in the Center for Tutoring and Academic Support (CTAS) for writing.
Follow up with CTAS weekly or bi-weekly to develop research paper. Introduction to the QCC Undergraduate Research Journal
|Presented by Mr. Joseph Labozzetta and Ms. Jennifer Negovetti. Learn the difference between a traditional research paper and a review article. Discover how to get additional help and guidance writing your paper throughout the semester. Learn about the QCC Undergraduate Research Journal. Presented by QCC URJ Editor in Chief Dr. Rochelle Nelson|
|Fri., Oct. 23rd 3:10-4:10 pm on Zoom
Wed., Nov. 11th 1:10-2:10 pm on Zoom
|Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) Workshop
E-mail certificate for Online portion by Friday, October 9th 1:00 pm.
|Complete Part 1 Online by program orientation. Complete Part 2 with Ms. Jacinta Patrice-George.
E-mail certificate to JPatricegeorge@qcc.cuny.edu and email@example.com
|Wed., November 11th 12:10 – 1:10 pm on Zoom||Presentation Preparation – for Virtual UR day||Presented by Dr. Paul Sideris
Learn how to prepare and deliver presentations virtually.
|Tuesday, December 1st||Outline / Draft of research paper due for review: Details provided in writing workshop||Submit on Blackboard as instructed|
|Friday, December 4th Location: Zoom||Undergraduate Research (UR) day Presentations||All QCC students/faculty present posters on UR projects|
The CUNY Research Scholars Program at Queensborough Community College
Applications for 2020-2021 are now closed. Applications will reopen in August 2021.
The Office of Research at Queensborough invites faculty-student teams to apply for the 2020-2021 CUNY Research Scholars Program. The application must be submitted by a QCC faculty member. This program provides funding for students to engage in individual research projects with faculty mentors in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and Social science. Full-time associate degree students at any level of their academic career with a minimum GPA of 2.7 can participate.
The 2020-2021 cycle of the program will provide funding for approximately thirty-two student-faculty pairs in the form of a $4,000 stipend for each student and $1,000 for the faculty mentor. Faculty will be funded to mentor or co-mentor a maximum of two students.
Remote research projects should include some type of laboratory/research skills training (using videos, lab software, computations, simulations or literature analysis/review leading to the development/design of planned experiments if possible).
Successful student applicants are expected to participate in the laboratory (or computer laboratory) experience for one full academic year plus summer and complete 320 hours of research/independent study. In addition to participating in research, student interns are expected to attend workshops on laboratory safety, responsible conduct in Research and weekly research/scientific career-related workshops. Student interns are also expected to present a poster/talk at the college level in the fall semester and at the CUNY summer symposium. Student interns who do not complete the entire program and attend the program events will not qualify for the entire stipend.
STEM and Social Sciences faculty members who plan to mentor undergraduate research students this year are invited to apply for these scholarships together with their student mentees. Guidelines for mentor applications and Information sessions will be held prior to the application deadline. Student mentees are welcome to attend these events.
The deadline for submitting completed applications with faculty and student information is 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 13, 2020. Faculty will be provided with a link to faculty applications. Research students will be e-mailed a separate link to submit their information upon submission of the faculty application. A review process will be conducted and the recipients of the scholarships will be announced no later than Wednesday, September 30th.