The CUNY Research Scholars Program at Queensborough Community College
Closing Ceremony Summer 2021
This program provides funding for students to engage in individual research projects with faculty mentors in Science, Technology, Engineering, and 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.
Applications for the 2021-2022 cycle of the program are now closed and will reopen in August 2022. The program currently provides funding for twenty-four (24) student-faculty pairs in the form of a $4,000 stipend for each student and $1,000 for the faculty mentor. Faculty are funded to mentor or co-mentor a maximum of two students.
All research projects (in-person, hybrid or remote) should include some type of laboratory/research skills training (hands-on or using videos, lab software, computations, simulations or literature analysis 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 a 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.
Additional program guidelines and the rubric used to score applications are attached.
Applications are initiated by faculty mentors.
For more information contact:
Dr. Sharon Lall-Ramnarine, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Tirandai Hemraj-Benny, email@example.com
CRSP 2021-2022 Scholars and Mentors
|Student Name||Research Mentor(s)||Department||Project Title|
|Bansari Patel||Mangala Tawde||Biological Sciences and Geology||Antimicrobial production by Streptomyces- Literature Review, screening,
isolation, and Identification of new strains
|Brittney Aragon||Regina Sullivan & Sarbani Ghoshal||Biological Sciences and Geology||Effect of single-walled carbon nanotubes on lung cancer cells|
|Cymone Grant||Jody Resko||Social Sciences||An examination of resiliency in community college students|
|Elijah Bernard||Sharon Lall-Ramnarine||Chemistry||Development of Electrospun Ionic Liquid-Polymer Fibers|
|Fariya Chowdhury||Andrew Bulawa||Mathematics and Computer Science||Integer values of generating functions for Fibonacci-like sequences|
|Ho Martin Yuen||Sharon Lall-Ramnarine||Chemistry||Exploring the effect of hydrogen bonding in derivatized imidazolium ionic liquids|
|Jayson Rodriguez||Andrew Nguyen||Biological Sciences and Geology||Examining Osteoclast Function regulated by STAT3 and Estrogen Hormone|
|Jonathan Lee||Jun Shin||Chemistry||Determination of the Refractive Index of Sodium Acetate by the Extension Method|
|Kaila Pulley||Kimberly Riegel||Physics||Urban noise propagation and public health|
|Kiana Korpacz||Zhou Zhou||Chemistry||Synthesis of cyanine dyes with double activation sites|
|Lijie Wan||Jun Shin||Chemistry||Thermodynamic study of esterification of propionic acid using a microwave reactor: determination of enthalpy, entropy and free energy changes|
|Melanie Jerez de Rodriguez||Celia Sporer & Jody Resko||Social Sciences||Exploring the impact of COVID 19 on EMS providers|
|Mya Potter||Rondi Davies||Biological Sciences and Geology||Glacial history of Long Island, NY: Mineral Provenance|
|Nancy Velasquez||Regina Sullivan &
|Biological Sciences and Geology||Comparison of the effect of single-walled carbon nanotube treatment on triple-negative breast cancer cell lines|
|Reetu Singh||Yusuf Danisman||Mathematics and Computer Science||Feature selection for machine learning-based stock market return prediction|
|Roberto Bardales||Dugwon Seo||Engineering Technology||Data Analysis in nanoscale sensing with solid state defects in diamond|
|Samaragyee Dhungel||Yusuf Danisman||Mathematics and Computer Science||Predicting the direction of stock market prices using dynamic thresholds|
|Shaniakay Williams||Mangala Tawde||Biological Sciences and Geology||Antibiotic resistance in environmental bacteria post- COVID 19|
|Tea Plummer||Rondi Davies||Biological Sciences and Geology||Glacial History of Long Island, NY: Zircon Ages|
|Tsz Wa Ellen Chu||Amy Traver||Social Sciences||Children on the Move and in the News: Reports of Child Emigres in New York State Media, 1853-1929|
|Wai Cheung Tung||Amos Orlofsky||Biological Sciences and Geology||Regulation of host amino acid transporters by an intracellular parasite|
|Yohrdana Calle-Palma||Celia Sporer & John Schriner||Social Sciences||Existing connections to the criminal justice systems influence on the choice to major in criminal justice|
|Zircarmel Dorcely||Huixin Wu||Engineering Technology||Improve housing design to prevent major flooding during hurricane season|
Friday, Oct. 1st from 3:00 to 4:30 pm on Zoom
Faculty-student teams will attend program orientation and review program requirements and event schedule.
Week 1: Monday Oct. 4th – 8th
All CRSP student stipend and program paperwork due:
- Online CITI Responsible Conduct of Research Training completion certificate
- Acceptance Letter from mentors and students
- I-9 form and supporting documents
- W-9 form
Library Research Workshop
Project Specific guidance. 2 groups: beginners & returning/advanced.
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 the proper format.
Wed., Oct. 13th 12:10-2 pm or Wed., Oct. 20th 12:10-2 pm in S-415
Lab Safety Workshop
Required for chemistry and biology students only
Presented by Mr. Mel Rodriguez, Chemical Hygiene and Health and Safety Officer.
Fri., Oct. 22nd from 3:10 to 4:10 pm and Wed., Oct. 27th from 1:10-2:10 pm on Zoom
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) Workshop
E-mail certificate for Online portion by Friday, October 8th 5:00 pm.
Wed., Nov. 10th 1:10 – 2:00 pm Location: Zoom
Presentation Preparation Tips Workshop – for Virtual UR day
Presented by Dr. Paul Sideris
Learn how to record your PowerPoint Research presentation and convert it to a video for a virtual conference
Friday, Dec. 3rd on Zoom
Undergraduate Research (UR) day Presentations
Abstracts due: November 21st
All QCC students/faculty present on UR projects
Monday, January 24th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CRSP Spring Welcome Back
Events and deliverables for the semester will be discussed.
Wednesday, Jan. 26th 10:00 am - 3:15 pm
CRSP Virtual CUNY-Wide Winter Symposium
All CRSP students will give two-minute live presentations.
All students and other attendees, register in advance. Students should upload their abstracts and choose either the 10:45 am or 12:00 pm session. All registrants will receive the Zoom link prior to the January 26th event.
Wednesday, Feb. 23rd 12:10 -2:00 pm
Resume Writing Workshop
Ms. Strauss from the Career Services Office will present a workshop on resume writing focusing on how to include your research experience and awards and explaining the difference between a resume and a CV. One-on-one follow-up resume editing and review sessions with career services will also be arranged. Please bring a copy of your existing resume if you have one.
Monday, May 16th
Deadline to upload Resume draft.
Wednesday, March 16th 12:40 – 2:00 pm
Dr. Franca Ferrari from the speech department will present a workshop on strategies used to present your research work effectively.
Friday, April 1st
SSS Abstracts Submission Due
Wednesday, April 13th
Deadline to upload draft video presentation (for Speech instructor) to Dropbox
Each student will record a 4-minute PowerPoint on their research. Dr. Ferrari will review the videos and provide individual feedback and follow-up discussions.
Wednesday, April 27th
12:10 pm to 1:00 pm
Dr. Regina Sullivan will guide students to create a LinkedIn profile and link to a CRSP group for Alumni connections and updates.
Thursday, April 28th
SSS Video Submission Due
Students will present prerecorded 4-5 minutes video presentations to the college community.
Friday, May 6th
Students will present prerecorded 4-5 minutes video presentations to the college community.
Friday, May 27th from 10 to 11 am on Zoom
Workshop: What is an Abstract and How to Write Abstracts? Preparing Abstracts for the CRSP Summer Symposium.
Students will review the CRSP Summer Symposium abstract guidelines and begin writing or editing their abstracts. This workshop will focus on the necessary elements of a research abstract, and students will evaluate abstracts (or their own if possible) using a rubric.
Friday, June 3rd
Submit: CRSP Symposium Abstract Drafts
Students will submit their final CRSP Summer Symposium abstract drafts for review and feedback. Feedback will be provided on Blackboard within one week.
Friday, June 17th from 10 to 11 am on Zoom
Workshop: Writing a Personal Statement
Students will read samples of personal statements and practice writing their own personal statements. Students will review discipline-specific terminology and incorporate technical terms in their personal statements.
Friday, June 24th on CRSP Website or link
Submit: Online Submission deadline for Final Abstracts to CRSP summer symposium
Students will submit their edited abstracts to the CRSP Summer Symposium after mentor approval and uploading to CRSP Blackboard.
Friday, July 1st from 10 to 11 am on Blackboard
Workshop: Mock Talks to choose featured presenter from QCC at the CRSP Summer Symposium
5 semifinalists (chosen from the SSS presentation video submissions) will give 10-minute research talks and one finalist will be selected to give the featured presentation from QCC at the CRSP symposium.
Friday, July 1st from 11 to 11:15 am on Blackboard
How to save your presentation unlisted on YouTube and create a link to it.
Students will receive guidance on how to upload their presentation videos to YouTube.
Due Date: July
Submit: Presentation video to CRSP Symposium
Students will submit their video-recorded presentations to CRSP. All presentations MUST be recorded in advance. To ensure a smooth transition between presentations, we must adhere to a strict limit of no more than 5 minutes per recorded presentation. There will be time for questions from the judges and the audience during the symposium.
Friday, July 8th on Dropbox
Submit Final revised Personal statements
Students will submit their personal statements using strategies from the workshop on writing personal statements.
Friday, July 15th on Dropbox
Submit Final revised Resume
Students will submit the revised Resume they started in Spring 2022.
July on Zoom
Mandatory CRSP Symposium
The CRSP symposium where all students will submit videos of their presentations and answer questions synchronously will be held this year on three days. More details will be provided from CUNY CRSP soon.
Friday, July 29th from 12 to 2:00 pm on TBD
Stipend checks will be distributed
Call for Applications
Applications are closed and will reopen in August 2022.
The Office of Research at Queensborough invites faculty-student teams to apply for the 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 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.