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City Tech Students Take First and Third Place in the International Digilent Design Competition

Recently, two City Tech student teams won first and third place at the Digilent Design Contest, an international hardware design competition open to students who are passionate about electronics, digital design and electrical engineering in general. City Tech hosted the Digilent Design Contest on May 3; ten teams from six schools participated in the competition.

City Tech Professor Anthony Cioffi Honored by American Society of Engineers

Professor Anthony Cioffi, chair of City Tech's Department of Construction Management & Civil Engineering Technology, is the 2014 recipient of the Thomas C. Kavanagh Service Award, which is presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Metropolitan Section. This award recognizes a civil engineer who has rendered exceptional service and dedication to the profession.

Hospitality Management Professor Advises Newlyweds on Best Summer Domestic Honeymoon Destinations

Hospitality Management Professor Lynda Dias was one of a number of professionals recently quoted in a study on the 100 best summer domestic honeymoon destinations for newlyweds.

2014 Best of New York Award Dinner Salutes Alumnus Allen Susser and Other City Tech Partners

City Tech honored corporate and other "partners" at the 2014 Best of New York Award Dinner on Wednesday, May 14 at the New York Hilton Midtown. The evening began with a Guest of Honor Reception, followed by dinner and the award presentations. City Tech graduate Michael Lomonaco '84, celebrity chef and managing partner, Porter House New York at Time Warner Center, was Master of Ceremonies.

City Tech and Canon Partner to Raise Awareness on the Problem of Counterfeit Products

On May 1st, City Tech and Canon USA held an anti-counterfeiting event at the College that focused on the manufacturing, sales and proliferation of counterfeit products and how counterfeiting continues to impact both businesses and society. Engineering students made presentations and Canon set-up a display of counterfeit products, which showed how difficult it is to "spot the fake." During the event panel discussion, a group of experts highlighted the ongoing problem of counterfeit products while looking at specific actions key stakeholders are taking to help protect consumers.

Five Students Win Prizes in City Tech's Center for Theoretical Physics Competition

On April 25, one of the first sunny days of spring, 16 City Tech students gathered in the Physics Department to compete in an all-day physics competition sponsored by the Center for Theoretical Physics and organized by professors Roman Kezerashvili, chair of the physics department; Ilya Grigorenko; German Kolmakov; Darya Krym; and Justin Vazquez-Poritz. Early on this Sunday morning, these dedicated professors and eager students met on campus to work out the intricacies of matter, motion, energy and force.

City Tech Hosts Justice and Sustainability in Restaurants Panel Discussion

City Tech's Department of Hospitality Management, the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY) and the Brooklyn Food Coalition sponsored the "Justice and Sustainability in Restaurants" panel discussion on April 28 at the College as part of the first-ever NYC High Road Restaurant Week. Panelists included Catherine May Saillard, owner of Ici, farm-to-table restaurant; Colt Taylor, chef of One if by Land, Two if by Sea; George Constantinou, chef and owner of Bogota Latin Bistro; and Daisy Chung, executive director of ROC-NY. Nancy Romer, founder of the Brooklyn Food Coalition and a Brooklyn College professor, made the opening remarks.

City Tech NEH Fellows Host End of Life Matters Forum

City Tech's National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellows hosted the "End of Life Matters: Cultural Competence and Dying" forum on April 24 with guest speakers professor Charlton McIlwain, New York University, and award-winning photographer Shannon Taggart.

2014 Service Awards Ceremony

On Thursday, May 15, 2014, President Russell K. Hotzler will honor distinguished employees at the 2014 Service Awards Reception to be held at St. James Cathedral Pavilion, 240 Jay Street (north of Tillary), Downtown Brooklyn. Congratulations to all recipients for their dedication and service to the College.

City Tech to Salute 'Partners' at 2014 Best of New York Award Dinner on May 14

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) will salute its corporate and other "partners" at the 2014 Best of New York Award Dinner on Wednesday, May 14, in the Trianon Ballroom at the New York Hilton Midtown.

Students Honored at JFEW Scholars Reception

On March 27, 2014, City Tech hosted a reception for Jewish Foundation for Education of Women (JFEW) Scholars. This annual event is a celebration of the achievements of JFEW Scholars and an expression of the College's appreciation for JFEW's generous support.

City Tech Conference Focuses on the Changing Nature of the Brooklyn Waterfront

Major players in Brooklyn waterfront development, academics and policy-makers turned out for a conference sponsored by City Tech's Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center and City College's University Transportation Research Center on March 21 at Brooklyn Borough Hall.

Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Center Director Jacinth Hanson Honored by Borough President Eric Adams

Jacinth Hanson, interim executive director of the SUNY Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Center, which is administered by City Tech, was honored by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on March 18 at Borough Hall as part of his office's Women's History Month celebration. Hanson was honored along with more than 20 other women who have made significant contributions to Brooklyn, and included businesswomen, NYPD officers, firefighters, religious leaders, educators, musicians, and elected officials.

City Tech Freshman Joell Gomez Takes Bronze Medal in CUNY-Wide Speech Competition

Freshman Joell Gomez was a terrific student, according to Gail Leinwall, a City Tech Department of Humanities speech instructor, one who applied himself diligently to every aspect of the speech course she teaches and went on to place first in the department's Annual Speech Competition in December 2013 and to win the Bronze Medal in the CUNY-wide competition two months later.

City Tech Alum Matthew MacCartney Wins Food & Wine Magazine Award

City Tech alumnus Matthew MacCartney '94 recently received the 2014 Food & Wine "People's Best New Chef in New England" award for his work at Jamestown Fish restaurant. The People's Best New Chef program, an annual contest now in its fourth year, honors talented up-and-coming innovators who have run their own kitchens for fewer than five years. The field of nominees–chosen by Food & Wine–included 10 chefs in 10 regions across America. The chef with the most votes in each region was named the "People's Best New Chef."

City Tech Students Win First Place in The One Club Creative Boot Camp Competition

City Tech Advertising Design & Graphic Arts students Elena Prokhortseva and Shayne Alexander participated on a team that won first place in The One Club's Creative Boot Camp competition, held at Macaulay Honors College-CUNY from January 21-24, 2014. For the past four years, City Tech students have been on the first place teams.

City Tech Students Present Solar Panel Battery Bank Charger Project at Engineering Expo

Three City Tech students from the Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering Technology Department (ETET), Vanassa Mejia, Amreen Akbar and Richard Cazales, presented at the 11th Annual NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers) Engineering Expo in White Plains, New York, on March 30.

Four City Tech Students Receive Prizes in the Making Work Visible Labor Arts Contest

Four City Tech students received prizes in the Making Work Visible Labor Arts Contest: Malessa Henry, Owen Muller, Sadeysa Gonzalez and Tenzin Sherpa. Open to CUNY undergraduates, the contest offers cash prizes in four categories: poetry, essay, fiction/non-fiction narratives and art.

New York University Professor Alma Carten Delivers First Victoria Earle Matthews Project Lecture at City Tech

The Health and Human Services Department at City Tech, in conjunction with the African American Studies Department, held its first Victoria Earle Matthews Project lecture on how gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and class intersect to impact health and human services on April 3. Dr. Alma Carten, professor and social worker from New York University, placed Matthews’ life in a historical context in her presentation “Making Connections: Social Work Practice in the 19th and 20th Century.”

Professor Mushabac Gives Eight Readings at CUNY Campuses During Spring Semester

On April 24, 2014, English Department Professor Jane Mushabac will be reading her fiction at Brooklyn College’s “Symposium on Yiddish and Ladino: Jewish Languages Used by Women and Other Jews.” The event, a part of the Annual Frances Haidt Lecture Series, is co-sponsored by The Wolfe Institute for the Humanities, the Departments of Judaic Studies, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, the Office of the President, and the Carol Zicklin Visiting Chair in the Honors Academy.

City Tech’s Theatreworks and Clown Cloud Productions’ Wing-Man Draws Social Media-Savvy Audience

City Tech’s Department of Entertainment Technology’s Theatreworks, in collaboration with Clown Cloud Productions, presented Wing-Man, a multi-media one-man show created and performed by Mark Gindick at the College’s Voorhees Theatre in Downtown Brooklyn on March 26-29. Direction was by West Hyler with projection design by Jason Thompson, choreography by Danny Mefford, set design by Stephen Marsh, and animation design by Ryan Cushman. Sue Brandt, professor of production management at City Tech, was the lighting designer.

City Tech to Host LoopFest XIII International Workshop on Theoretical Challenges from the Large Hadron Collider and a Future International Linear Collider

On June 18-20, 2014, the Department of Physics and the Center for Theoretical Physics at New York City College of Technology of The City University of New York will host LoopFest XIII, the latest is a series of workshops designed to provide a forum to coordinate activities focused on the theoretical challenges from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, and the ultra-high experimental precision of a future International Linear Collider.

City Tech to Host Two ‘Brooklyn Tech Triangle Tech U’ Panel Discussions on April 24

New York City College of Technology in Downtown Brooklyn will host two panel discussions on Thursday, April 24 as part of a week-long series of events sponsored by Brooklyn Tech Triangle to connect local tech/creative firms with the area’s 50,000-plus college students. The events are free and open to the public.

Professor Monique Ferrell Named City Tech’s 2014 Scholar on Campus

Monique Ferrell, Professor of English, has been named City Tech’s 2014 Scholar on Campus. She will present her lecture “Screaming Mimis, Laughing Black Medusas, and Other Tales from the Yoke: An Introduction to the Creative Voice and Poetry Reading,” on Monday, April 7, at 5 p.m., in Namm Hall 119, 300 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn. The lecture is open to the public and free.

Military Women In Power Speak at City Tech Forum During Women’s History Month

A group of veterans from Military Women In Power gathered to talk about their experiences in the armed forces for the Women in the Military Forum on March 13 in the Atrium Amphitheater. The event was sponsored by the Student Government Association and Veteran Support Services as part of City Tech's Women's History Month celebration.

London and Paris in the Spring is Goal for City Tech Design Students

Louisa Garcia, an Advertising Design & Graphic Arts (ADGA) major, president of the Art Director's Club, and editor of Command + J, City Tech's design magazine, can now add another skill set to her repertoire: fundraiser.

Professors Russo and Strickler Elected President and Vice President of National Federation of Opticianry School

On February 29, 2014, at the annual business meeting of the National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS) in Dallas, Texas, New York City College of Technology Professors Robert J. Russo and Kimberly Strickler were elected president and vice president, respectively.

Award-Winning Poet Cornelius Eady is Guest Speaker at City Tech's Literary Arts Festival on April 10

City Tech will host its 33rd Annual Literary Arts Festival on Thursday, April 10, 5:30 p.m., in Midway Auditorium, 240 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn. The poet Cornelius Eady will be this year's guest speaker. The event is free and open to the public.

City Tech Hospitality Management Students Help Stage Taste of the NFL Event

More than 90 students from City Tech's hospitality management program volunteered to assist many of the nation's top chefs at the 2014 Taste of the NFL held at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on February 1.

City Tech Co-Sponsors March 21 Conference on Whether the Revived Economy of the Brooklyn Waterfront is Global

A half-day conference on whether the revived economy of the Brooklyn waterfront is global, sponsored by City Tech's Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center and City College's University Transportation Research Center, will take place on Friday, March 21, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Old Courtroom, Brooklyn Borough Hall, Downtown Brooklyn.

City Tech Student Team to Compete in U.S. Energy Department's 2015 Solar Energy Decathlon

New York City College of Technology students have been selected as one of 20 teams worldwide to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2015 Solar Energy Decathlon.

Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President, Coins Himself Chief Executive of the ‘Baddest’ Borough of the ‘Baddest’ City at a City Tech Reception in His Honor

The Black Women's Networking Committee, in celebration of Black History Month, hosted a reception for the Honorable Eric Adams, Borough President of Brooklyn, on Thursday, February 27, at City Tech.

City Tech Professor Illya Azaroff Honored by American Institute of Architects

Illya Azaroff, an associate professor in the Department of Architectural Technology at New York City College of Technology, is recipient of the 2014 Young Architects Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

City Tech Professor Renata Budny Honored by National Association of Dental Laboratories

Renata Budny, an assistant professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at New York City College of Technology, is recipient of the 2014 Educator of the Year Award from the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL).

Black History Month at City Tech

The African American Studies Department at New York City College of Technology with the support of Faculty Commons, Black Male Initiative and Black Women's Networking Committee will celebrate Black History Month with the following exhibit and events during February 2014.

2014-2015 Scholar on Campus Nominees Announced

New York City College of Technology Associate Provost Pamela Brown recently announced nominees for the 2014-2015 Scholar on Campus Award — Sandra Cheng, Humanities, Monique Ferrell, English, and Benjamin Shepard, Human Services. The recipient will be announced this spring and the award presentation and celebratory dinner will be held on Monday, April 7, beginning at 5 p.m.

Star Chefs to Celebrate City Tech on March 13

More than twenty of the nation's top chefs and restaurateurs will be turning out to help City Tech raise scholarship money for its award-winning Hospitality Management program on Thursday, March 13, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., in the College's Janet Lefler Dining Room, 300 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn.

2013 CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship Honorable Mention Award for City Tech Student

Congratulations to architectural technology student Sittha Siriprakaisak, recipient of a $250 CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship Honorable Mention Award presented at the Asian American/Asian Research Institute's (AAARI) 12th Annual Gala in November 2013.

City Tech Professor Interviewed by Deutsche Welle on Financial Aspects of Commodity Trading

City Tech Assistant Professor of Business Lucas Bernard was interviewed earlier this fall by Deutsche Welle, the German equivalent of BBC or National Public Radio, on the financial aspects of commodity trading. Although prompted, in part, by news that Goldman-Sachs was involved in "warehousing" aluminum to avoid pricing regulations, the interview focused on the financial aspects of commodity trading that are not obvious to the casual observer and that can go beyond the simple supply-demand models most frequently used to organize thinking about these phenomena.

City Tech Student Teams Take Two Blue Ribbons, Earn Jury Felicitations at 2013 International Restaurant Show

Congratulations to all City Tech students, faculty and staff who participated in the 2013 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show, November 9-12, at Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. The confectionery team's Occasional Cake received Felicitations of the Jury and the City Tech team table garnered two blue ribbons.

Former City Tech Valedictorian Jean-Michel Voltaire ‘00 Wins Award for Founding Haiti Relief Organization Based on Soccer

Jean-Michel Voltaire, City Tech's 2000 valedictorian, who went on to become a U.S. Department of Justice trial attorney, was awarded the 2013 Attorney General's Community Service Award for his humanitarian work in Haiti.

Effects of Simulated ‘Dirty Bomb’ on NYC Subway, Streets Studied by City Tech and Other Students, Brookhaven Lab and NYPD

City Tech was at the hub of the largest field study of its kind investigating how airborne contaminants disperse in a dense, complex, urban-coastal environment like New York City. Ninety students from ten universities participated in this cutting-edge research as summer interns on three days in July 2013, measuring and helping to model the atmospheric concentrations of a simulated "dirty bomb's" plume above and below the ground in various locations in the city. Forty of the students were from City Tech.

Restorative Dentistry Hosts Northeastern Gnathological Society Fall 2013 Meeting

The Northeastern Gnathological Society (NGS) Fall Meeting took place on Friday, November 8, 2013, and was hosted by City Tech's Department of Restorative Dentistry.

City Tech Student Intern Among New York State Assembly’s 2013 Distinguished Intern Reports Award Winners

City Tech student Lourdes J. Cajamarca, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Legal Assistant Studies, has been named one of nine 2013 New York State Assembly Distinguished Intern Reports honorees.

City Tech Chapter of National Society of Collegiate Scholars Inducts 191 Students

One-hundred-ninety-one students were inducted into the City Tech chapter of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) in October 2013.

City Tech to Celebrate the Life of Michele Forsten at Memorial Service on November 20

City Tech students, faculty and staff will celebrate the life of Michele Forsten, City Tech's director of communications, at a 1:30 p.m. Memorial Service on November 20.

Professor Emeritus Jesse McCarroll Named Recipient of NABSE Lifetime Achievement Award

African American Studies Adjunct Professor Jesse McCarroll has been named recipient of the National Alliance of Black School Educators' (NABSE) 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award.

City Tech Dental Hygiene Lecturer Represents ADHA on National Bilingual Radio Media Tour

City Tech Dental Hygiene Lecturer Diana Macri, RDH, BSDH, Ms. Ed., was featured on the American Dental Hygienists Association National Bilingual Radio Media Tour on October 2 in observance of National Dental Hygiene Month.

Black Solidarity Day Celebration on November 4 to Feature Talk by Award-winning Writer and Lecturer Farai Chideya

Hosted by the Department of African American Studies, the 2013 Black Solidarity Day celebration at New York City College of Technology will feature a talk by award-winning author, journalist, professor and lecturer Farai Chideya, who will address the Black Solidarity Day theme, “Understanding Trayvon Martin in the Age of the Obamas.”

City Tech to Break Ground on New Academic Complex

New York City College of Technology will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking to mark the construction of a new academic complex at the corner of Tillary and Jay Streets in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday, October 25, 2013. The new complex is being constructed on the site formerly occupied by the Klitgord Building.

The Gravesend Inn: A Haunted Hotel to Run October 24 through November 2

New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech) high-tech haunted hotel, “The Gravesend Inn,” returns again this year to Voorhees Theatre, 186 Jay Street (north of Tillary), Downtown Brooklyn, and is bigger and scarier than ever.

City Tech Interns Partner with High Tech Firms

To help train and prepare college students for today and tomorrow's growing number of high tech jobs, New York City's Department of Small Business Services (SBS) has partnered with New York City College of Technology (City Tech), the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and Brooklyn Tech Triangle to offer students paid summer internship positions.

City Tech Joins in Mourning Passing of World-Acclaimed Alumnus

The New York City College of Technology community was saddened to learn of the passing of alumnus and internationally acclaimed artist Stephen Antonakos, 86, in August 2013.

Are You Eligible for Federal 9/11 Health Program Benefits?

Some City Tech alumni and still working or retired faculty and staff who were in certain areas of Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO during the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center may be eligible for a government program that will monitor their health and provide benefits if they became sick or become sick as a result of the attack.

Lionel Presume Named Chief of Public Safety

Lionel Presume was named Chief of the Department of Public Safety in late August 2013.

Two Students Win Scholarship to Attend Broadway Master Classes

City Tech's Jacqueline Anscombe and Alexandria Bottiglieri were two of just six students worldwide honored with the 2013 John and Helen Meyer Scholarship to the Live Design Broadway Sound Master Classes (BSMC).

City Tech Students Help Rockaway Non-Profit Create Visual Identity

A group of City Tech students recently presented the design work they created for the non-profit organization You Are Never Alone (YANA) at the MoMA PS1 VW Dome 2 in Rockaway Beach.

City Tech Students Among ‘Scholars at Work’ Graduates

More than 100 seniors from New York City College of Technology (City Tech) and 13 city high schools were congratulated by Robert W. Walsh, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS), for successfully completing the Scholars at Work program.

Class of 2013 Inspired, Entertained at June 4 Commencement

“I was told that I fought hard to live, and through the unbelievable work of the doctors, and my God, I stand here today to celebrate this moment,” City Tech’s 2013 valedictorian Dany Salas told a hushed crowd of more than 6,000 fellow graduates, their families and friends.

Best of New York Award Dinner Honors Women of Vision

In May 2013, New York City College of Technology saluted several women of vision and equally visionary organizations that have distinguished themselves in the area of gender equality at the City Tech Foundationís 2013 Best of New York Award Dinner.



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