During a year in the Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP), two high school students discover more than just new lab skills: they discover a new species of anemone. See how Elena and Sebastian’s project analyzing some of the invertebrate collections at the American Museum of Natural History taught them how to be scientists and helped contribute to a scientific discovery.
Our mission is to support the development of the next generation of STEM professionals and to do so in a way that addresses the need for equity and diversity in the STEM field.
We get high-potential, underrepresented youth interested in the STEM fields, but we don't stop there. We also prepare our students, or as we consider them scholars, to graduate college ready and with the STEM skills and networks to build their future careers in the industry. By collaborating with programs throughout New York City and partnering with scientists, our scholars conduct authentic research, are immersed in the STEM culture, learn the vocabulary, and gain professional experience in the lab and in the field.
Our scholars, mentors, teachers, and partners are a community that is leveraging STEM to build opportunities for research, education, and careers for young people of all backgrounds. The Consortium at its core develops a community of practice where collectively we empower our scholars to be successful STEM leaders.