GSoE Research Symposium

About the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

In 2008, Dr. Joseph Barba, the former Dean of  the GSOE, initiated the Annual Undergraduate Research symposium.  The aim of this symposium is to promote undergraduates’ participation in research by showcasing their research progress, teamwork, and achievements under faculty’s mentorship. The symposium consists of an one hour plenary meeting and two one-hour poster sessions held before and after the plenary meeting. During the plenary meeting, student scholar representatives give short presentations and faculty mentor representatives introduce new research opportunities and give advice to students. Since 2009, with GSOE faculty’s support, the Office of Student Research and Scholarship has successfully organized the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium each year and the number of engineering students participating in this symposium has been growing every year.  Starting 2011, the abstracts of all presented posters along with the primary author's profiles are published on line. For the abstract books 2011, 2012,  and 2013 please visit

Starting 2014, under the leadership of new Dean, Dr. Gilda Barabino, the GSOE Undergraduate Research Symposium changed to GSOE Research Day with an emphasis on graduate students' and faculty's research presentation, as well as high profile guest speakers. The event was organized by a team in the Dean's office.


2014 GSoE Research Day,  September 12th, Friday, 9:30am -3:30pm in Steinman Hall

Agenda (draft):

Online pre-registration form:

Program highlights:

1) A talk by representatives of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, a consortium of universities
and government/industry partners around the country offering research and programmatic opportunities for CCNY faculty and students.

2) A research showcase including presentations/posters by GSoE faculty members and students.

Research presentation in Morning session:

                        Dr. Reza Khanbilvardi: Director, NOAA-CREST

Dr. David Crouse: Director, Center for Metamaterials, Professor of Electrical Engineering

Dr. Ilona Kretzschmar: Professor of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Marom Bikson: Professor of Biomedical Engineering

                        Mr. Wai Khoo, CS Doctoral Student (Advisor: Dr. Zhigang Zhu)

                        Mr. Adarsha Subrick, EE’14 and Current EE Master’s Student (Advisor: Dr. Umit Uyar)

3) Faculty-Students group discussion for students to network and learn about available research opportunities
in professors' laboratories and research centers.

        Four discussion groups:

1. Computer vision, nanosensors, microelectronics packaging, Robotics, and Neuro-engineering (Steinman Auditorium)
2. Nanomaterials, Optical Materials and Devices, Metermaterials, Tissue Engineering, and Biosensors (ST-124)
3. Transportation, Construction structure, Remote sensing, Climate, Water resource (ST-105)
4. Energy, Solid and fluid composite materials, Fluid mechanics and Complex fluid, Nuclear Engineering,
   and Cardiovascular fluid mechanics, microvascular mass transport (ST-2M5)

Engineering Students interested in  research opportunities and fellowships are strongly encouraged to attend the presentations and the discussion groups. 

Please fill the online pre-registration form at 

GSOE 2013 Undergraduate Research Symposium held on October 17th, Thursday

The Symposium Proceedings is posted at

Plenary meeting: 12:30pm-1:45pm, Steinman Lecture hall, 


followed by lunch and poster session in the Lobby.


Video of Epic Speech from Georgia Tech, followed by

Moustafa Elshaabiny (CpE, STEP, Macaulay): Tradition of Excellence at CCNY, The Pride of CCNY  


               Dean Gilda Barabino: Opening Remarks

Student Scholars: Short presentation on their research projects and special programs

Ahmed Abdelqader (EE, NOAA-CREST)

Azeezat Azeez (BME, Mini-circuits)

Alex Wallach (ME, NASA JPL)

Jing Chen, Marilyn Gauthier, Zineb Bouizy  (EE and CE, NIST Group)

Qing Tian Chen, Kaung Htet, JingXu Ou and Randy Yee (EE, Mini-Circuits and STEP)

*Pierre Desir (ChE, C-SURP)

*Clyde Korn (ME, Grove)

*Igbe Chukwudi Jr. (CS, IBM)

Faculty Representatives: short presentation on research opportunities and mentoring

*Dr.Jeffery Morris (ChE, Acting Chair, PERM and research in Chemical Engineering)

Dr. Shakila Merchant (Research program supported by NOAA-CREST)

*Dr. Zhigang Zhu (CS, represented by Ph.D candidate Wei Khoo:

      Multidisciplinary research in City College Visual Computing Research Laboratory)

*Dr.  Ardavan Yazdanbakhsh (CE, Carbon nano-materials in Civil Engineering)

Dr. Alison Conway (CE, Eisenhower Highway Research fellowship)

*Dr. Jizhong Xiao (EE, Robotics Research)

Dr. Simon Kelly (EE, represented by Ph.D Candidate Isabel Vanegas: Neuroengineeing  research)


*Jarron P. Decker, RPI Director of Graduate Admission: Graduate Research fellowship in RPI

                             (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) 

Dr. Yuying Gosser: 2014 Summer Research programs and application workshop schedule

* Due to time limit, the students and faculty presented at other time after the symposium.

Lunch: 1:45pm- 3pm Steinman Lobby

Poster Session 1: 11:15am-12:15pm, Steinman Lobby (for presenters who have class after 2pm)

Poster Session II: 2:00pm-3:30pm, Steinman Lobby (for presenters who have no class after 2pm)

The poster format:
Title, author names and  mentor names and their affiliation,  and the email address of the primary author.

2)      The profile (200-400 words) of the Primary Student Author.

3)      The abstract ( 200-400 words)

4)      The project description, including Introduction, problem to be solved or investigated,

         experiments/methods, results and analysis, conclusion/discussion or summary 

5)      Acknowledgments

6)      Reference cited

Students who want to submit a mini-paper to be published on the Journal of Student Research 2014 Issue, please email the mini-paper to  and

             contact Dr. Yuying Gosser for special instructions.


Activities in Past years 

Research Preparation 

The Office of Student Research and Scholarship offers research training program to help students get prepared for starting research.
  1. Science and Engineering Communication Workshops offered jointly with ASEE student chapter to help students to be familiar with faculty's research fields and help them write application for research fellowships, such as National Science Foundation supported STEP Fellowship and REU Summer Internship.

  2. Nationwide Genome Science Education program is offered jointly with the Bioinformatics and Genomics Club to the GSOE students to prepare them for newly emerged research fields, such as biomedical engineering, environmental engineering, bioinspired material science, etc

  3. Computer programming based Art of Science and Engineering program is offered jointly with the Art and Science Engineering Club to students for improving their programming skills and data visualization capability as well as communication skills.

Career Development Activities

The Office of Student Research and Scholarship, in collaboration with the faculty advisers of the student clubs, encourages students to participate in local and national competitions, such as:

Fall 2009 Research Training Program

Organizer: Dr. Yuying Gosser (Director of Student Research and Scholarship Center)
Contact information: or , 212-650-8870

Tuesday Workshops: 12:30 – 1:45pm Location: Steinman 2M5

Contact information: Romuald Pinheiro (President of Science and Engineering Communication club) at

The aim of these workshops is to teach the students how to write a research paper for publication in professional journals or conferences, how to write the profiles for scientists/professors who conduct interesting research and mentor student research, and how to prepare their applications for prestigious research fellowships, such as NSF graduate fellowship. The major reference book is “The MIT Guide to Science and Engineering Communication”.

Thursday Workshops: Club Hours 12:30 – 1:45pm Location: NAC 7/312

Computer Graphics: Art of Science and Engineering.
Contact Information: Evgueni Chepelevski (
Advisor: Dr. Peter Brass, Professor of Computer Science

The Computer Graphics special interest group will meet each Thursday from 12:30 to 2:00 pm. Refreshments will be provided to the students. Students will learn the PovRay scripting language, PostScript language, and “Perl”, if time permits, to create artistic images of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

The students’ creative works are eligible for contest and inclusion in the Third Annual Art of Science and Engineering Exhibition 2010 at CCNY. (For 2008 and 2009 Exhibitions, see the following link: Finalists will be supported for their applications to the NSF sponsored International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge 2010 Competition. For more information on the NSF Visualization Challenge.

Friday Workshops: 3:40 to 5:40pm Location: MR-044

Genomics and Gene Annotation Project
Contact Information: Olivia Plante (
Advisor: Dr. Sihong Wang, Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Dr. Yuying Gosser

For the 2009 Summer Bioinformatics poster presentation see The main goal of this special interest group is to conduct a research oriented project - Gene Annotation. This project is in collaboration with Washington University at St. Louis and the results will be authenticated and submitted to the world-wide bioinformatics database (NCBI). This can lead to a paper to be published in a peer-reviewed journal for the students involved.

Materials for this course can be found at For syllabus, go to "Genomics Club Activities".
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