Grant Activity

“Learning in the Public Square: An Open Platform for Humanities Education” Digital Humanities Implementation Grant (submitted by CUNY Graduate Center), Office of Digital Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities, #HK-250705-16, $324.5K, 2016-2018

  • Description: A collaboration between CUNY Graduate Center and City Tech, this project seeks to provide humanists with an easily installed and customized
    community space tailored for open learning. The project builds on the success of City Tech’s OpenLab and the Commons In A Box platform developed by CUNY Graduate Center, and will involve working with testing partners at institutions nationwide.
  • Role: Co-Director, Design

“Digital Pathways Title III HSI-STEM and Articulation Grant (lead partner BMCC), Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) program of the Office of Postsecondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education, #P031C160132, $6M ($713K earmarked for City Tech), 2016-2021

  • Description: A five-year program to increase the number of Hispanic students at BMCC who major in Computer Information Systems and Media Arts and Technology, and then transfer to related bachelor’s degree programs at New York City College of Technology (City Tech) and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
  • Role: OpenLab Integration (Development)

“Opening Gateways to Completion: Open Digital Pedagogies for Student Success in STEM ,” Title V Cooperative Arrangement Grant (Collaborative partner BMCC), U.S. Dept. of Education, #P031S150220, $3.2M ($2.1M earmarked for City Tech), 2015-2020

  • Description: A Title V Cooperative Arrangement grant funded through U.S. Department of Education’s Supporting Hispanic-Serving Institutions program. The project, a collaboration between City Tech and the Borough of Manhattan Community College, is focused on using Open Digital Pedagogies to increase student success in gateway mathematics courses for STEM disciplines.
  • Role: OpenLab Integration Co-Director

PSC-CUNY Grant – Cycle 47# 69133-00 47, “Overtones,” July 2016 – July 2017

  • Description: Research Award for $3500.00 to be used to complete “Overtones,” a proposed public audio installation that aims to create aural connections to natural environments through the harmonic tones generated by wind harps discreetly installed in trees and abandoned buildings.
  • Role: Recipient

 A Living Laboratory: Department of Education $3.1M grant Title V Grant, 2010-2015

  • Description: Revitalizing General Education for a 21st-Century College of Technology,” funded by the U. S. Department of Education under its Strengthening Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Title V Program. The College’s biggest grant, our mission is to re-envision General Education as a “living laboratory” using City Tech’s signature strengths – hands-on experiential models of learning and our vibrant Brooklyn Waterfront location.
  • Role: Co-PI / Co-Director of OpenLab, beginning Fall 2011

PDAC Travel Grants

  • Description June 2016: $650 awarded for travel to FAWC Residency
  • Description Fall 2015: $650 awarded for “FOODShed”, CR10, Curated Group Exhibition
  • Description December 2014: $1000 awarded for travel to Pulse Miami Beach for exhibition, Bird of Brooklyn : Miami Migration.
  • Description May/June 2014: $1000 awarded for travel to Fine Arts Work Center Returning Residency and Emerging Learning Design conference at Montclair State University
  • Description Fall/Winter 2011: $340 awarded for Platte Clove Curated Group Exhibition
  • Role: Recipient

PSC-CUNY Grant Research Award TRADA-45-135, “InsideOut House”, July 2014 – July 2015

  • Description: $3500 in funding to complete and exhibit audio project, “InsideOut House,” a binaural audio installation that will simulate the experience of solitude within a natural soundscape using reclaimed materials and solar power.
  • Role: Recipient

 PSC-CUNY 42 Research Award#64164-00 42 “Birds of Brooklyn”, July 1, 2011- June 30, 2012

  • Description: $3500.00 to complete Birds of Brooklyn, a community-based, public audio artwork that brings the songs of Brooklyn’s endangered, displaced and bygone birds to different neighborhoods around the borough. During daylight and early-evening hours bird songs that are rarely heard in densely populated Brooklyn neighborhoods are randomly played from each participating Host location. Twenty different recordings can be heard by neighborhood residents and passersby, including the Ring-necked Pheasant, Grasshopper Sparrow, and the Eastern Blue Bird. As way of stimulating Brooklyn’s aural landscape, this project aims to reconnect its human residents with the natural sounds of the area and raise awareness about declining bird populations in urban environments.
  • Role: Principle Investigator

Please refer to 2016 Promotion PARSE for documentation of above activities.


Perkins Grant (30K in software/hardware/training)
Funds Awarded for Digital Media Catalog | Role: PI | 2005-2006
The Catalog will preserve and organize the large number of media assets produced by City Tech students, allowing them to be used in new and innovative ways both for classroom instruction and project-based learning.

  • Equipment: Image database software, web server, three workstations, scanner, camera and other equipment for integration at the Associate-Level.
  • Portfolio Software Training: Organized a full-day training seminar open to all Design & Technology faculty. Participants were introduced to the application by onsite Extensis Technician and learned to create a new catalogs, real-time web-based catalogs, and add and modify metadata to student images in both Adobe Bridge and Portfolio.
  • Access: Accessible internally at mediacatalog.citytech.cuny.edu.