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STEM Research Academy
The College Now STEM Research Academy at City Tech is a two-part program designed to provide high school students with an opportunity to develop strong college level research skills by engaging in authentic science inquiry and research activities. Selected students will be enrolled into a free Spring 2021 pre-college research course. Upon successful completion of the spring course, students will have the opportunity to apply for the 2021 STEM Summer Research Internship.
The summer program is FREE to students. College Now covers the cost of tuition, books and supplies. Students who participate will also receive a City Tech College ID card, free lunch, metro card, and stipend upon completion of the summer internship program.
Program Description and Schedule
INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE RESEARCH COURSE
This course is designed to strengthen basic skills such as formulating researchable questions, designing testable experiments, performing literature searches in library databases, and reading scientific literature including peer-reviewed journal articles. Participants conduct experiments in a science lab and field research at sites throughout Brooklyn, with the purpose of preparing them for a summer research experience with CUNY research faculty (on-campus meetings and field research suspended for spring 2021 semester; course to be conducted remotely). They engage in research on a topic in the field of biology or chemistry, learn to formulate a question and hypothesis, design an experiment, analyze results, and present findings in a scientific format.
RESEARCH INTERNSHIP ($1000 stipend)
Selected students will participate in a six-week structured laboratory program where they are matched with a City Tech faculty researcher and lab team, based on the student's area of interest. In addition to working in a research lab four days a week, students will be required to participate in a once-weekly college seminar and discussion group, conduct their own short research project, write a paper discussing their findings and present these to City Tech faculty. Any on-campus meetings subject to change based on CUNY social-distancing policies for summer 2021.
|February 13th to May 29th (15 remote sessions)|
|Saturdays (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)|
*On City Tech campus and 2 field trips
|June 28th to August 16th (7 weeks)|
|Monday - Thursday (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)|
*Students who complete the spring course will have the opportunity to apply for the summer STEM internship
ELIGIBILITY for the STEM Research Academy Spring Course
In order to be eligible for the College Now STEM Research Academy @ City Tech, students must meet all of the following requirements:
- Sophomore or Junior
- Overall HS average of 80+
- English scores/grades:
- ELA Regents 75+
- or SAT Verbal/Critical Reading 480+
- 80+ on Living Environment Regents
- 80+ on any one Math Regents
- Passed all other required math, science and history regents exams taken so far
- Students who have not taken the SATs or Regents will be evaluated based on the subject-area GPAs on their high school transcripts
To apply you must:
- Fill out the attached application.
- Obtain the required parental and school staff signatures.
- Student Domestic Travel Waiver– please complete Pages 7, 8 (student signs) and 9 (completed by parent & notary). Other pages can be left blank.