Meet the Reporter:
Shaping STEM Research for the General Media
Join us on Friday, April 21, 2023 at 2 p.m. for a media-skills building session that includes an opportunity to talk about your research with working science reporters from Scientific American, Science Friday, PBS and more.
Now more than ever it’s critical for science to be accessible and understandable to the public. In this Communicating Your Science Workshop, hosted in partnership with CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, we will cover how to distill your complex science into compelling talking points for the public and communicate your work to science reporters.
All are welcome, but you must reserve an interview slot and complete a short talking points worksheet as part of your registration if you want to meet with a reporter. One-on-one interviews are available to 21 registrants on a first come, first serve basis. Activities include:
- A briefing from science journalist (New York Times, Newsweek and Scientific American) and Craig Newmark School of Journalism Director of Health and Science Reporting Emily Laber-Warren
- Help perfecting your elevator pitch for different audiences
- A one-on-one interview with a working journalist
- A feedback and wrap-up session
Registration for this event is now open. Once registered, you will receive a link that will allow you to sign up for a one-on-one reporter interview.
For more information, contact Josephine Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Expanding AI Innovation through Capacity Building and Partnerships (ExpandAI) program is a multi-year program that aims to significantly diversify participation in AI research, education, and workforce development through capacity development and partnerships within the National AI Research Institutes ecosystem. Proposals may be submitted only by a minority-serving college or university meeting the criteria listed under ‘Eligible Institutions of Higher Education’ in this program solicitation.
The CUNY-ASRC Sensor Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) is one of 15 Centers for Advanced Technology (CATs) designated by Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology, and Innovation (NYSTAR). Sensor CAT provides matching funds for collaborative research partnerships between New York State companies and the City University of New York (CUNY). The program supports early-stage technology development on the pathway from the lab to the marketplace. Details can be found in their recent newsletter at
The 2023 Earth Week event at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) will feature three symposiums.
Tuesday April 18th: CUNY’s NanoBioNYC Launch
We are excited to formally launch CUNY Graduate Center’s new NanoBioNYC, a Ph.D. traineeship program funded by the National Science Foundation and housed within the ASRC. All CUNY STEM graduate students and faculty interested in Bio-inspired Nanoscience are invited to attend and hear talks from current NanoBioNYC mentors and fellows, and learn how to participate in future programmings such as industry internship opportunities, technical training certificates, science outreach, and more.
Call for student abstracts: an opportunity for undergraduate, graduate students, and postdocs to give a 10-min in-person talk or to present a visual presentation for a chance to win a prize!
Wednesday April 19th: 2nd Annual Sensor CAT Symposium
The 2nd annual symposium will feature CUNY entrepreneurs and start-up founders in conversation with industry leaders to discuss the present and future of hard technology development and applications to advance human and planetary health. This event is for students, researchers, and faculty who are interested in applied research and entrepreneurship, as well as for industry partners who want to explore the expansive resources available and the innovation ecosystem network here at CUNY and in New York City.
Thursday & Friday April 20-21st: 2nd Annual Bio-inspired Green (BIG) Science & Technology Symposium
Join us for the 2nd BIG symposium co-hosted by Environmental Science Initiative, NYU, and FIT to bring together renowned speakers who will highlight advances in science, engineering, and policy that push us closer to sustainable living and focuses on 4 major themes around Bio-Inspired Green in: Healthcare, Sustainable and smart fashion, Renewable energy, and Structural materials and smart buildings.
Call for abstracts: an opportunity for undergraduate, graduate students, and postdocs to give a 10-min in-person talk or to present a visual presentation
April 12 (12 noon – 1pm) NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Programs
Overview of Webinar: The National Science Foundation offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to provide opportunities for recent doctoral graduates to obtain additional training, to gain research experience under the sponsorship of established scientists, and to broaden their scientific horizons beyond their undergraduate and graduate training. Postdoctoral Fellowships are further designed to assist new scientists to direct their research efforts across traditional disciplinary lines and to avail themselves of unique research resources, sites, and facilities, including at foreign locations. NSF seeks to promote the participation of scientists from all segments of the scientific community, including those from underrepresented groups, in its research programs and activities; the postdoctoral period is an important level of professional development in attaining this goal. NSF offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Polar Programs, Earth Sciences, Ocean Sciences, Atmospheric and Geospatial Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Astronomy and Astrophysical Sciences, and Social Sciences. The NSF Engineering Directorate offer an engineering postdoctoral program (eFellows) for early-career PhDs in engineering fields. The eFellows program is administered by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) with funding provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The webinar with provide program descriptions and eligibility requirements for NSF postdoctoral research programs.
Targeted Audience: CUNY PhD Students
Presenters: John Tsapogas, Director, RFCUNY-APPS and Josh Brumberg, Dean for the Sciences, CUNY Graduate Center
Join us on April 12, 2023 at 12 Noon – 1pm
Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6236316028361449230
Webinar ID 481-758-883
In connection with the RFCUNY Wednesday Brown Bag Research Webinar – Academic Year 2022/2023
The Fulbright Scholar Program is launching a Mentorship Initiative for the 2024-25 application cycle. The Mentorship Initiative aims to
– Establish an applicant pipeline to among like-minded colleges and universities who share Fulbright’s mission
– Increase our award numbers among underrepresented and diverse faculty, staff and administrator scholars.
– Create opportunities for support and guidance for diverse applicants to be successful within Fulbright
Our first session on March 3rd was geared toward those interested in learning more about Fulbright and who will ultimately apply for a Fulbright program and/or grant during the 2024-2025 cycle. Session participants learned more about the portfolio of Fulbright programs, best practices for preparing an application. Those who join the Mentorship Initiative will receive a mentor and personalized guidance toward a successful application submission. The recording can be viewed here.
Please join us on Monday, April 3rd at 3:00 PM ET for a second session.
The deadline to commit to this initiative is May 5, 2023.