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Center for Metamaterials
The CUNY CAT's proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish a Center for Metamaterials (CfM) as part of the NSF's Industry/University Cooperative Research Center program was successful.

CUNY CAT-City College-Corning: A Winning Combination - When Michael Etienne received his doctorate in electrical engineering from CUNY’s Graduate Center, he didn’t have to worry about getting a job.

CUNY CAT, National Science Foundation Plan Center for Metamaterials - The CUNY Center for Advanced Technology, which has a long history of collaborating with industry on cutting-edge research and development, is strengthening those ties by establishing a Center for Metamaterials.

Painting by Numbers To Snap a Statistical Portrait of America
“Social patterns are the key to understanding America,” declares sociology Prof. Andrew A. Beveridge. “Facts and figures are fine, but to really understand demographic data, you have to be able to visualize it.”

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CAT Events

CAT SCIENTISTS MEETING: “Opportunities for CAT Faculty”
A CUNY Faculty event

Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Time: 2:00-4:00PM

For more information please contact Dr. Myron Wecker at 212-650-7578, or


The CAT is often asked by our entrepreneurial faculty for help and advice about starting a business. In response to these requests and as part of the CAT's mission to help New York State businesses in partnership with the CUNY Technology Commercialization Office, the CAT offers individualized assistance as well as a series of workshops produced especially for CUNY faculty and research associates. For further information, contact Myron Wecker 212-650-7578 or