Since its founding in 1847 as the first municipally financed institution of higher education, the City College of New York (CCNY) has taken seriously its mission to educate “the children of the whole people, and to do so in an institution of the highest grade.” These words of our first president have served to guide the College in its subsequent development of high quality programs in sciences, arts, and professions.
Hunter College is one of only nine institutions of higher education in the country to offer an interdisciplinary program in quantitative biology. Students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics can add a quantitative biology concentration to their major.
The Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM) at John Jay College provides an opportunity for Forensic Science students to engage in the process of scientific research while completing their degree.
NOAA-CREST aims to educate and train a diverse group of students, early career scientists, and engineers to become competent professionals in NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) sciences.
Hunter College aims to expand and develop drug abuse research. Their program is currently recruiting students and give priority to students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds.
The MARC and RISE programs are NIH (National Institutes of Health) funded programs that aim to increase the numbers of talented underrepresented minority groups in the sciences.
The MIND Alliance for Minority Students with Disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is designed to bring together the expertise and resources of two minority-serving institutions of higher education, Hunter College, City University of New York in New York City, NY and Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA, to increase the quantity and quality of students with disabilities receiving associate and baccalaureate degrees in STEM disciplines and entering the STEM workforce or graduate education. Open to Undergraduate Students
In 1988, the Andrew Mellon Foundation created the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF) in response to the shortage of faculty of color in higher education.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation established the MMUF Program in 1989. Hunter was among the first group of colleges and universities to receive a major grant from that foundation. On the basis of its record of success, the MMUF Program at Hunter College has continued to receive grant renewals on a regular basis. The fundamental objective of MMUF is to address, over time, the problem of underrepresentation in the academy at the level of college and university faculties. This goal can be achieved both by increasing the number of students from underrepresented minority groups (URM) who pursue PhDs and by supporting the pursuit of PhDs by students who may not come from traditional minority groups but have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to the goals of MMUF. The MMUF program is designed to encourage fellows to enter PhD programs that prepare students for professorial careers - See more at: http://www.mmuf.org/about/mission#sthash.AMOQw76b.dpuf The Hunter College experience involves one-on-one mentoring with a faculty member, collaborating with a mentor in research projects and teaching, and curriculum development, attending professional conferences, and having opportunities to study or conduct research either at other universities in the United States or in international settings abroad during the academic year or the summer months. The hope is that such an experience will give Hunter students an enjoyment in a field of study and an advanced working knowledge about graduate programs and the academic profession.
The City College Fellowships Program is an umbrella program administering two undergraduate fellowships: The City College Fellowship (CCFELL) and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF).
Lehman College has developed a collaborative workforce development model which has been successfully implemented in our international programs. This model is based on collaboration of all stakeholders—educators, employers, community organizations, funding agencies, etc—involved in the students’ educational and career pathways. An important feature of this model is a comprehensible approach to addressing the needs and interests of the students through customized, contextualized curricula.
The Department of Biological Sciences, with funding from the HHMI Undergraduate Science Education grant, has established an Undergraduate Scholars Program to support underrepresented and/or economically disadvantaged biology majors. Six HHMI funded students will work twenty hours per week in a faculty mentor's laboratory. Each Hunter/HHMI Undergraduate Scholar will receive a monthly stipend, and travel, room and board, and registration at a scientific conference. Hunter/HHMI Undergraduate Scholars must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and be entering their junior year.
The Alfred Harcourt Foundation, founded in New York in 1962, is named for Alfred Harcourt, one of the founders of the distinguished publishing firm, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. The Harcourt Foundation annually provides a grant to the CUNY Research Foundation for distribution by Hunter College to award 30 new Harcourt Fellowships, to be divided equally between Hunter College STEM programs and The Teacher Academy programs at Brooklyn, City, Staten Island, Hunter, Lehman, Queens, and York colleges.
The Emerging Scholars Program provides a $500 stipend for a student researcher assisting you with your research or other scholarly endeavors. The purpose of the program is to help students develop a close relationship with a faculty member and promote a practical understanding of material learned in courses, while providing you with some assistance.
The City University of New York's 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Program (CSURP) invites applications from talented undergraduates interested in research careers in the sciences.
The Partnership offers undergraduate and graduate training programs designed to provide opportunities for outstanding students to successfully conduct competitive biomedical research at CCNY and/or MSK, as well as to provide mentorship and guidance for career decisions.
The CSTEP Program is designed to increase the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students who enroll in and complete undergraduate and graduate programs leading to professional licensure or to careers in the fields of science, technology and education at the College of Staten Island. Exposing CSTEP students to the STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic) disciplines will help reshape the culture of these professions as students reach their desired career goals.
The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) takes place at Brooklyn College. The purpose of the CSTEP program is to increase the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged undergraduate and graduate students who complete preprofessional or professional education programs of study that lead to professional licensure and to careers in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields (hereafter referred to as CSTEP-targeted professions).
The Catalyst Scholarship Program at Hunter College, established in 2009 through a grant by the National Science Foundation, provides a partnership between Environmental Earth Sciences, Physics, Computer Science and Mathematics.
The purpose of this program is to form a linkage among the three CUNY Colleges in the Bronx (Lehman College, Hostos Community College, and Bronx Community College) that allows STEM scholars from Hostos and BCC the opportunity to complete a summer laboratory research training program at Lehman College.