Research & Training Opportunities
Catalyst scholars have the opportunity to engage in research projects mentored by full-time faculty members in either one of the Catalyst departments or other of their choice. Examples of current research in the participating departments include: numerical modeling of geophysical flows, sediment transport, climatology, remote sensing, and coastal processes; topics in software engineering, artificial intelligence, and graph theory; number theory, topology, and combinatorial groups; optics, nuclear magnetic resonance, biophysics, nanoscience, and chemical physics.
An important component of research is research dissemination. Scholars will be mentored and guided to prepare and present posters at institutional, local and regional research meetings, contribute to research articles and develop communication skills.
Internships in corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations for interested Scholars will be explored with the assistance of the Office of Career Services at Hunter College. This Office has an internship program that provides close contact with external sponsors, and with the Internship Coordinators in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics and the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities (affiliated with the Department of Geography).
Students may chose to intern with Hunter faculty or at the various Institutes and Centers of CUNY on established research projects where they will obtain hands-on experience involving data analysis and the use of scientific methods.
Opportunities associated with Hunter College & CUNY:
The Center for Advanced Research of Spatial Information (CARSI) is one of the best-equipped laboratories in the United States for geographical analysis. CARSI houses and maintains NYCMap, the citywide base map (buildings, streets, railroads, subways, and emergency routes, bridges and tunnels) for New York City.
The CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities (CISC) focuses on creating awareness and understanding of the connections between the everyday lives of urban citizens and their natural world. The Institute's Knowledge Network is an online resource offering environmental topic primers, an extensive bibliography and links to related organizations.
The CUNY Institute for Software Design and Development (CISDD) provides internships for qualified CUNY students majoring in the computing disciplines through the services of the CISDD Career Center, which was created to bring students and employers together
SciMON provides several sources of research opportunities, internships, and internship assistance for Catalyst scholars. Scholars may use the services of the Internship Coordinator in the Office of Career Development for help in locating internships, as well as the Coordinators in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics and the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities (CISC)