COVID-19 is at the forefront of everyone's mind, and often the main topic of conversation and email. Many schools, including all CUNY schools have transitioned to distance learning, which means that there are some big changes to be made. The HSI-STEM team has been working tirelessly to help faculty make this huge leap, providing guidance, support and training.

We will continue to do all we can do support faculty in making changes enabling students to succeed in their classes during this time with many uncertainties. We have collected resources and tips for staying healthy, both in mind and body, during these unprecedented times. Please also check our Redesign Resources page for ideas and materials to help with teaching and visit QC's Center for Teaching and Learning's website. It contains many great tutorials, links, webinars and resources that will help any instructor during the transition.

The HSI-STEM Team is following precautions against virus spread and are all working remotely. We will be holding virtual office hours, so you can feel free to drop in. Check the Calendar page for times and links to Google Meet. The whole team is also available by email and you can find them by clicking on the photo of the person you wish to email in the Team page.

From the HSI-STEM family to yours: stay well, keep up the distance (physically), and don't forget to wash your hands!

STEM Bridges Across Eastern Queens

The United States is not producing college graduates with STEM majors in sufficient numbers to meet workforce demands, because of disproportionate attrition in STEM among traditionally underrepresented students and inefficiencies in transferring from two-year to four-year institutions. To tackle this problem, this partnership between Queens College (QC) and Queensborough Community College (QCC) has two ambitious goals:

  • to graduate more Hispanic and low-income students with Baccalaureate degrees in STEM, and
  • to develop two-year to four-year articulation agreements for all STEM majors.

Funded by a five-year grant to Queens College by the US Department of Education HSI-STEM program (PR/Award Number: P031C160208), the project is designed to achieve these goals through three activities:

STEM Course Redesign

Peer-Based Mentoring

Articulation Agreements