ASCENT Program

City University of New York, Columbia, Cornell and New York Universities have formed a consortium to connect Computer Science and Engineering postdocs to the growing community of entrepreneurs, technology professionals, senior researchers, and doctoral students in the New York City area.

This collaboration provides professional development and increased networking opportunities for its members by implementing several best practices in the postdoc, including resources for obtaining funding and getting published, travel awards, the introduction of the Individual Development Plan, leadership and professional development training, and robust career services. At the end of your postdoc period, you are eligible to receive ASCENT Certification, provided you have met the requirements.

For more information about the program and becoming an ASCENT Fellow, please visit