K-12 AND THE PUBLIC
ACS Project Seed. Project SEED (Summer Experiences for the Economically Disadvantaged) is a paid summer internship program for high school students. For 8 to 10 weeks during the summer, SEED students work in real laboratories, with real scientists serving as their mentors. Students learn about careers in chemistry and receive mentoring in college preparation and professional development.
Scientific Frontiers Program. NYU MRSEC hosts elementary school students, their teachers, administrators, and parents for laboratory demonstrations and hands-on activities in Center laboratories. High school juniors and seniors, drawn from these and other NYC schools serve as apprentice teachers/demonstrators for the K-4 and 5-8 groupings, providing an essential competency bridge to MRSEC participants as well as a valuable experience in communicating science for the apprentices. The on-site activities often are designed to connect to curricula in the classroom. The Center also provides tours of the NYU-MRSEC facilities to high school students.
Streetsquash. StreetSquash’s mission is to provide consistent, long-term, and reliable support to the children, families, and schools in Harlem and Newark. By exposing students to a broad range of experiences and by maintaining the highest standards, StreetSquash helps all participants realize their academic, athletic, and personal potential.
GSTEM. The GSTEM Summer Program, offered through the NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, gives high school juniors the chance to work on real-world projects alongside researchers. The program strives to break down barriers and empower those who have been historically underrepresented in STEM – especially girls and other minorities.
Scientific Outreach And Research (SOAR). SOAR’s goal is to develop and integrate interdisciplinary Chem-Bio labs for 9th and/or 10th grade students at the Urban Assembly Institute. Students at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, under the guidance of Professor Jin Kim Montclare and the teachers at both the Urban Assembly Institute and Brooklyn Technical High School will work on the development of computational and experimental modules that will be integrated into the Urban Assembly Institute and Brooklyn Technical High School's curriculum.
School of the Future collaboration (not currently active).
1000 Girls, 1000 Futures. 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures is a groundbreaking initiative designed to engage young women interested in science, technology, engineering, and math, and advance their pursuit of STEM careers through mentoring and 21st-century skills development.
Afterschool STEM mentoring with the NYAS. The New York Academy of Sciences’ Afterschool STEM Mentoring Program (ASMP) recruits undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and STEM professionals to mentor elementary and middle school students with the goal of inspiring a lifelong interest in STEM. In partnership with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), participants are placed at one of our many afterschool sites around New York City and commit to virtually teaching a one-hour session a week, over a 10 week period.