Welcome to the publication of Research and Innovation at City College
Message From The Interim Associate Provost For Research
Welcome to The RICC, the Research and Innovation at City College electronic magazine. The goal of The RICC is to highlight the outstanding research performed by faculty and students of City College and to recognize the outstanding contributions our researchers make to the community, city, state, country and world.
City College is proud to recognize our over $60 million in awards in 2020. In my role as Interim Associate Provost for Research I look forward to working with the outstanding City College faculty, staff and students.
In 2020, the nation and the world witnessed the types of challenges that inspire researchers on a daily basis. Currently, the nation and the world are battling the effects of COVID-19, a global pandemic. Researchers help society solve complex problems such as the novel coronavirus and achieve a better quality of life. In the inaugural issue we will highlight the ongoing research related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that continues to challenge society.
We hope you enjoy The RICC.
Rosemarie D. Wesson, Ph.D, P.E.
Interim Associate Provost for Research
Since its founding in 1847, The City College of New York (CCNY) has been true to its legacy of access, opportunity, and transformation. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic, and boldly visionary as the city itself. CCNY advances knowledge and critical thinking, and fosters research, creativity, and innovation across academic, artistic, and professional disciplines. As a public institution with public purpose and a 170 year history, CCNY produces citizens who make an impact on the cultural, social, and economic vitality of New York, the nation, and the world.
City College stands at the intersection of its historical past and promise for a vibrant future. Building on its strong foundation of unleashing potential, a City College education integrates knowledge with experience to nurture scholars, professionals, and leaders who are ready to meet the challenges of our contemporary society. CCNY will attract students who have a tenacious desire to learn, lead, and contribute to the greater good of society on their path to a successful future. CCNY graduates will be committed to supporting access to opportunity and mentorship for future generations of learners.