Bronx Science Consortium
Wildlife Conservation Society and Fordham receive $2.6 million National Science Foundation grant for collaborative research effort: Project TRUE (Teens Researching Urban Ecology).
Download the 2013 "Report on Fordham Activities with Partner Institutions."
In May 2012, Fordham and four other renowned Bronx institutions formally announced an exciting partnership, signing an agreement that ushers in a new model of scientific research, education, and community engagement.
Bound by similar goals and a shared commitment to science and the Bronx, Fordham University and the institutions listed below officially joined forces to form the Bronx Science Consortium.
The vision for the Consortium, deriving strength from the diverse assets of its constituents, is to expand ongoing research and education collaborations. For example, the Botanical Garden and the Wildlife Conservation Society currently cooperate on a project to harvest rattan from Southeast Asian forests and use it sustainably.
Cross-institutional education will be a central component of the consortium’s work, providing students with the opportunity to take courses at partner institutions and enabling faculty to teach at other member institutions. A proposed new Albert Einstein-Fordham master’s degree in biomedical sciences is laying the foundation for this type of collaboration.
Fordham students have interned during the academic year and the summer with our Consortium partners. Students are also invited to attend special events and inter-institutional symposia where they can learn about cutting edge scientific research and practices.
Collaborative new research initiatives hold the promise of being more interdisciplinary, utilizing the talents and input of faculty members, biologists, chemists, mathematicians, patients, clinicians, and others from each of the partner institutions. The Consortium hopes to attract new funding sources and bring more resources to the Bronx – a vibrant but health and economically challenged section of the country.