Outreach

Salimata Konate

Research Outreach Assistant

Email: salimatakonate2000(at)gmail.com

Salimata was born in and raised in New York City. She attends high school at University Heights located in south Bronx. She recently joined the Eisele group as Prof. Eisele’s Research Outreach Assistant. Salimata is excited about the Interactive Science Afterschool Program (ISAP), a partnership with The City Tutors, Bey Scholars, Inc. and CCNY. Salimata is fascinated about super high-resolution nano-imaging via NSOM and how nanosciece impacts the current research efforts in renewable energy. 

Quiame Bey

President and Founder of Bey Scholars, Inc.

Email: qbey(at)beyscholars.org

Quiame Bey was born and raised in Harlem, NYC. In 2006, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Counseling from Christian Bible College & Seminary, Independence, MO. In 2011, Mr. Bey founded the non-profit organization, Bey Scholars, Inc. (www.BeyScholars.org) that is developing and providing afterschool programs to the Harlem community. Amongst its many afterschool programs, Bey Scholars, Inc. is in particular well-recognized for its Chess Lords® program, a unique human-interactive chess program where students learn to play chess by becoming “living pieces” on a life-size chess board.

Furthermore, Mr. Bey worked with Lead By Example And Reverse The Trend, Inc. as a program coordinator and mentor (http://www.leadbyexamplereversethetrend.org/meet-the-mentors). For his work, Mr. Bey received several recognitions from the Harlem community, such as from Judge Mathis and Senator Bill Perkins, the Recognize The Real Award from the Harlem community, as well as recognitions from formal principal Cynthia Mullins of Public School 36 in Harlem. In addition, Mr. Bey currently possesses his Assistant Teacher certification and works as a Paraprofessional with the Department of Education.

In 2017, Mr. Bey partnered through Bey Scholars, Inc. with The Eisele Research Group at CCNY, to develop and establish the Interactive Afterschool Science Program (ISAP®) entitled “Nanoscience: Big World of Very Small Things!” for children living in CCNY/Harlem community. ISAP® promotes and encourages career interest in the field of sciences by actively engaging middle-, high school and CCNY undergraduate students in experiments performed in the Eisele Research Group’s nanoscience laboratory.

Jaqueline Ollness

Email: jolness(at)ucsd.edu

Jacqueline was born in Dallas, TX. She began her undergraduate studies in September of 2015, at the University of California San Diego, where she is currently majoring in bioengineering and minoring in education studies. She joined the Eisele Research Group in July 2017 as part of the educational outreach team focused on developing the Interactive Science Afterschool Program (ISAP) in partnership with The City Tutors, Bey Scholars, Inc. and CCNY.

Zhenghao (Kevin) Zhu

Email: kevinzhuzhenghao(at)gmail.com

Kevin was born in China but grew up in Guadalajara, Mexico for the majority of his childhood. He moved to the U.S. a couple of years ago and has since gained an interest in computer programming. He is pursuing a Computer Science degree in the City College of New York. In July 2017, Kevin joined the Eisele group as part of the educational outreach team developing the Interactive Science Afterschool Program (ISAP) in partnership with The City Tutors, Bey Scholars, Inc. and CCNY. Kevin is passionate about educating students about the exciting world of nanoscience.

Reid Vero

Email: rvero000(at)citymail.cuny.edu

Reid grew up in Warwick, NY.  He began his career as an undergraduate student in the fall of 2016.  He is a biology major in the Macaulay Honors program at the City College of New York.  Reid became a member of The City Tutors in 2017, and is now working with other tutors, the Eisele Group, and Bey Scholars, Inc. in a collaborative outreach project to introduce children to nanoscience and renewable energy related topics.  

Karen Navarro

Email: navarrokaren95(at)gmail.com

Karen Navarro was born in Colombia and moved to New York City with her family at age 8. After enrolling in CCNY, she discovered her passion for neuroscience and psychology. She is mostly interested in the relationship between the brain and behavior, especially in individuals with psychological disorders. She hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology with a neurological focus. She also assists in Professor Timothy Ellmore laboratory at CCNY and Professor Michael Landy at NYU. She is currently developing a study involving the relationship between vision and tactile perception. She spends her spare time volunteering as a tutor in affiliation with City Tutors. She recently joined the Eisele group part of the educational outreach team to develop the Interactive Science Afterschool Program (ISAP) in partnership with The City Tutors, Bey Scholars, Inc. and CCNY. Karen is passionate about guiding and teaching elementary through high school students about nanoscience and solar energy harvesting.

Syed Shahabuddin

Email: sshahab000(at)citymail.cuny.edu

Syed was born and raised in Staten Island New York. He started his undergraduate degree in fall 2016 and is majoring in biomedical engineering. In January 2017, Syed joined the Neurotechnology team in CDI under Professor Marom Bikson where he supports the design of new medical devices for the treatment of age related cognitive decline. His specific roles include segmenting 3D brain MRI’s of dementia patients, in addition to assisting researchers in various other tasks. In the summer of 2017, Syed joined the Eisele group as part of the educational outreach team and enjoys the creative process of developing the Interactive Science Afterschool Program (ISAP) in partnership with The City Tutors, Bey Scholars, Inc. and CCNY.

Wayne Seaton

Email: wayne_seaton(at)aol.com

Wayne grew up in the Bronx, New York. He graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Rhode Island in 2014, where he received an athletic scholarship to complete his studies. In September 2014, Wayne enrolled at the City College of New York. In 2017, Wayne joined The City Tutors and became part of the Eisele Group.