Ad Astra Newsletter, 2020/1 (published on May 27, 2020)
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How do our students feel about Distant Learning?

a questionnaire conducted by a group of NS faculty: Chris Farley, Lucia Fuentes, Xin Gao, Roman Senkov, and Na Xu.

Ad Astra Newsletter, 2020/3 (published on Dec 07, 2020)
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11 Questions for Dr. Sarah Durand

by Lucia Fuentes and Roman Senkov

Our guest today is a biologist, eco-activist and LaGuardia professor Dr. Sarah Durand. In this one-hour long interview Dr. Durand speaks about her undergraduate years, her passion for biology and theatre, and her path as a scientist. She describes her role in establishing the Environmental Science program at the Natural Sciences department and her work at Newtown creek. A part of the conversation touches on the importance of education; Dr. Durand shares some thoughts on the advantages and disadvantages of online learning. At the end of the interview Sarah answers several personal questions inspired by Marcel Proust.

Ad Astra Newsletter, 2020/3 (published on Dec 07, 2020)
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Pursuing Research Endeavors Outside of LaGuardia

LaGuardia students Karan Kumar, Rabeca Mohammed, and Josselyn Velasquez share their experience with the research programs and internships they participated in.

Cover Images © BNL: Brookhaven Lab's Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS)

Ad Astra Newsletter, 2020/3 (published on Dec 07, 2020)
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Life after LaGuardia: How to succeed in a four-year college

Dr. Dušana Podlucká interviews two of her former students, Salsabil Hena and Monisha Mohsin, who shared their experiences at LaGuardia and at four-year CUNY colleges.

Ad Astra Newsletter, 2021/1 (published on Feb 25, 2021)
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Why I Joined the Honors Program at LaGuardia

an interview conducted by STEM Honors faculty

Read students thoughts' about what it’s like to take honors classes and why they recommend that every eligible student take advantage of this opportunity at LaGuardia.

Ad Astra Newsletter, 2021/2 (published on May 26, 2021)
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Interview with Dr. Ron Nerio, Director of the CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP)

by Lucia Fuentes and Roman Senkov

Our guest today is Sociologist and Director of the CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP), Dr. Ron Nerio. During this hour-long interview, Dr. Nerio takes us on a fascinating journey, from his early days growing up in a working class neighbourhood in Saginaw, Michigan, to his experiences as an undergraduate, traveling to work in England, then later, doing his undergraduate research in South Africa. This is an incredible account of the people and events that inspired Dr. Nerio to become a sociologist, studying human migrations and the transformation of urban landscapes.