• Empowering New Yorkers to Scientifically Monitor Our Environment

    A new project at the ASRC helps diverse students and New York City residents create low-cost environmental sensors and become advocates for a cleaner, healthier city. [...]

  • A Novel ‘Human Experiment’: Professor Dianne Greenfield Studies How the Shutdown Has Affected the Waters of Long Island Sound

    Their effort is part of a year-long study, funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant, of how stay-at-home orders and the unprecedented decline in commuting and travel in the New York City metropolitan area affected the waters of Long Island Sound. [...]

  • Remediation of your soil? Don’t be mis-lead

    Many gardeners know that plants like sunflowers can remove harmful contaminants from soil. Recent findings suggest that they are not effective at removing lead as previously thought. Exposure to lead causes over 400,000 deaths per year in the US. Lead is not just in paint and pipes; it’s also in soil. For years, plant-lovers haveRead More [...]

  • New Science Communication Fellowship for Graduate Center STEM Students

    The Graduate Center Sciences, in partnership with the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development, is offering a paid science communication fellowship program that will engage two STEM graduate students in learning skills for effectively communicating science to the public. The Graduate Center Sciences, in partnership with the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development,Read More [...]

  • Announcing Our 2020–2024 Strategic Plan

    Dear Colleagues and Friends, This spring concludes our celebration of the ASRC’s fifth year of work. We have recognized this milestone through a series of events that have engaged the CUNY community and other stakeholders in reflecting on how we will best pursue our vision: a world where human, societal and environmental well-being are vastly improved because ofRead More [...]

  • The ASRC Sensor CAT to Fund Fast-Track COVID-19 Research  

    More than 100 scientists from 22 research institutions and 15 companies joined the CUNY ASRC Sensor CAT on April 7th for a call-to-action webinar. [...]

  • CUNY Names Robin Garrell as The Graduate Center’s Next President

    The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today voted to appoint the next president of The Graduate Center. To lead The Graduate Center — CUNY’s prestigious hub of research and graduate education for the public good — the Trustees appointed Robin L. Garrell, vice provost for graduate education and graduate divisionRead More [...]

  • Seeding Science

    ASRC Seed Grants Helped These CUNY Scientists Move from Ideas to Funded and Published Research [...]

  • Grid Reliability Under Climate Change Could Require More Power Generation Capacity Than We Thought

    A new university/national laboratory study reveals the importance of factoring climate-water impacts into electric grid planning Researchers created a new modeling approach that accounts for climate and water impacts on electricity infrastructure development. The new analysis compares results with traditional modeling approaches that may or may not consider climate impacts, revealing that the U.S. powerRead More [...]

  • NSF and NIH Grants Totaling $6.4 Million Go to Three CUNY ASRC Scientists

    Three researchers at the CUNY ASRC have been awarded multi-year, federal agency grants to address topics in protein regulation and the response of the U.S.’s food-energy-water systems to climate change. [...]