The Graduate Initiative students will enhance their knowledge in Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, provide them with guidance support during their graduate studies, and improve the quality of the graduate research experience through the components described below:

  • Scientific Seminars and Career Workshops: Guest speakers come from a range of organizations including industry, academia, research institutions, government agencies, and non-profit organizations to discuss new research topics, applications of academic learning and skills in professional life, and job opportunities. These seminars and workshops are open to all students at CCNY, and in particular to students in ESES programs.

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) 2

  • Mentorship: All  students will be provided a mentor, usually a senior graduate student (M.S. or Ph.D.) or a postdoctoral researcher. The student and mentor have weekly meetings to oversee progress of the mentee and to discuss adaptability to graduate school life, course content, professional opportunities, and other general issues that students may find relevant.


  • Graduate Research ExperienceStudents are assigned to research projects with well-renowned faculty in ESES areas to enhance the quality of their graduate experience. The combined faculty at CCNY includes more than 30 well-renowned faculty members conducting cutting edge research in a wide range of topics from global and regional climate change to green building and transportation.


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