CUNY Research Foundation Lauds Dean
"Professor Meleties has been instrumental in bringing state-of-the-art tools
to the college community through his two-year, $1.2-million Department of Education award, Fostering African American Students' Talent.' The program's approach is comprehensive as it focuses on supporting science and mathematics and providing instructional and research support to primarily African American students.
"One special aspect of the program is the integration of instructional technology (smart classrooms) into science and mathematics courses. Faculty also benefit by receiving training and utilizing this technology during lessons. Research facilities at the college have significantly improved through the program, resulting in the creation of a mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics learning center and even growth chambers in the biology department. Tutors also work closely with the science and mathematics students.
"'There is constant activity in the math department with tutors and students helping each other and faculty members engaged in supporting and mentoring their students, [Meleties said.]'"
To learn more about the Research Foundation and CUNY's funded projects, go to www.rfcuny.org.