LaGuardia faculty take risks, experiment and share their expertise with not only their students, but with their peers and the public, helping to push the boundaries of knowledge. Their work garners acclaim from a variety of professional organizations and funding from nonprofit institutions that help advance their research. 2011 AwardsGrantsBoris Zakharov, Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences Department1. Grant for the Diversity Project Development Fund Grant “Attraction Hispanics, minority and female community college students to increase participation in underrepresented science programs, in particular medical entomology” (Co-P.I.).2. PSC-CUNY Traditional Grant B for the project “Structure and dynamic organization of spider community of East Coast Oak Forests” (P.I.).