• Pinkerton Science Scholars

    We are excited to share that with the Pinkerton Foundation's generous support all of our student participants - current and alumni - are officially Pinkerton Science Scholars. We are consistently inspired by our community of scholars! 


    For more information on the Pinkerton Foundation's support, please see this press release: http://www.thepinkertonfoundation.org/news/pinkerton-expands-science-mentoring-for-high-school-scholars

    NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium
  • Welcome to the new Consortium site!

    Check out the website's new look. You'll find we have changed not only our look but also our content with updated information about our programs, press, social media and most importantly how to get involved. Enjoy exploring our new and improved website!

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  • Congrats Class of 2016!

    Congrats to all our scholars who are graduating high school this year! As Director of Youth Learning and Research at AMNH, Dr. Preeti Gupta, stated at this year's Student Research Colloquium: "You are all not ordinary students. You have each made significant contributions to the field of science." We know that you each will continue to lead the future of STEM! 

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Hk Maker Lab of Columbia University's and Harlem Biospace's HYPOTHEkids

Overview of Hk Maker Lab

Hk Maker Lab of Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science and Harlem BioSpace's HYPOTHEkids is an intensive six‐week summer program to learn the foundations of engineering design. 

Focusing on addressing a health problem, participants will design, prototype and test a biomedical device and develop an associated business plan. The program will culminate in a presentation to leading executives from the biomedical community. The Hk Maker Lab projects might then be incubated using the state‐of‐the‐art facilities at Harlem Biospace.

Students will gain  “Maker” skills after this intense curriculum and in turn become student leaders of such programs in their college work.  Some students will go on to an internship component, if available, during the upcoming academic year or following summer. 

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Hk Maker Lab Program Announcements

  • New grant in support of the HK Maker Lab program!

    The Hk Maker Lab is excited to share it has recently the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) grant in partnership with Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science! 

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  • Invite to Hk Maker Lab Pitch Event!

    You're invited to the 2016 Maker Lab Cohort's final pitch event. Student participants will present their prototypes and an accompanying business plan. Reception to follow. You can register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hk-maker-lab-pitch-event-tickets-26856576744

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Hk Maker Lab Events

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Eligible applicants for this program must meet all these criteria:

  • Attend a NYC high school during this academic school year
  • Preference will be given to rising sophomores and juniors due to the rigor and demands of the program
  • Demonstrate economic or educational disadvantage based on the following criteria:
    • Applicant attends a NYC high school with a Free and Reduced Price Lunch (FRPL) rate of 50% or higher OR
    • Applicant qualifies for FRPL but attends a NYC high school with a FRPL rate below 50%.

*Documentation of FRPL qualification must be provided with application materials (e.g. copy of FRPL application)


The Hk Maker Lab runs:

  • July through August

  • Mondays ‐ Thursdays

  • 10am ‐ 4pm


Applications are due in March. 

For applications instructions and details visit: http://hypothekids.org/hk-maker-lab/

Additional Information




For more information, contact hello@hypothekids.org or (646) 389-4475