ARISE Colloquium 2020

On Friday, August 14, 2020, 62 New York City high school students presented their summer research over Zoom as part of the Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE) ColloqiumSakeef Kibria and Sardor Rahmatulloev, mentored by C2SMART Researchers Suzana Duran Bernardes, Jingqin Gao and C2SMART Director Kaan Ozbay, presented their work on the impact of COVID-19 in the Citi Bike system.

Sakeef and Sardor gathered data from Citi Bike’s database to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted transportation in New York City. They used data management and programming tools such as Python and Mapbox to analyze trends in ridership, identify popular destinations, and depict fluctuations in Citi Bike revenue. Results will be used in the ongoing research on the impacts of COVID-19 on New York City’s transportation network performed by the UrbanMITS laboratory in conjunction with the C2SMART Center.

The annual  ARISE program is a free, full-time, seven week program for academically motivated, 10th and 11th grade New York City students with a demonstrated interest in science, technology, engineering and math. The program includes college level workshops and seminars, a high level research experience in participating NYU faculty labs, and mentoring in that placement by a graduate or postdoctoral student. Students from demographic groups underrepresented in STEM disciplines and careers, including women, students of color and those from low–income backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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