Core Beliefs

The Consortium Programs acknowledges the inequities in STEM and encounters this with new paths of access.

We believe underrepresentation in STEM fields and studies is a result of social and economic inequities, and is not a portrayal of potential. In fact, when provided with the resources, access and supports all young people can thrive in STEM. 

Dedicated research while in high school strengthens future STEM academics and careers long-term.

Alumni of the Consortium's inaugural program, the Science Research and Mentoring Program at the American Museum of Natural History, have chosen STEM majors in college at a significantly higher rate, declare their majors sooner and earn higher grades in science and math.

Science is more effective and meaningful as a community.

The Consortium Programs match successful scientists and researchers as mentors with scholars to help cultivate confidence and give valuable insight into STEM careers. Additionally, scholars are part of a cohort that meets regularly to get additional support from events featuring renowned scientists to college readiness workshops. Once a part of the NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium, one is a member of a long-lasting, supportive community.