Brooklyn College Now STEM Research Academy

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn

Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology

January - August


The STEM Research Academy is a two‐semester program, consisting of a spring pre‐college science course and the opportunity to conduct hands-on research with CUNY faculty members in a summer research experience. The Academy is designed to provide students with an opportunity to build essential literacy and numeracy skills by engaging in ‘authentic inquiry’ activities. High schools that lack a strong science research program and serve a population generally underrepresented in the STEM fields are targeted for student recruitment.

The STEM Academy’s spring pre‐college course is a thematic course 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. At STEM Research Academy at Brooklyn College, students participate in an Urban Aquatic Ecology course. Upon successful completion of the spring course, a select group of students have the opportunity to apply to participate in a 6-week summer research experience under the guidance of CUNY research faculty with support of CUNY College Now. Summer research opportunities at Brooklyn College have included research wildlife studies in Jamaica Bay and animal behavior studies.

Free Lunch
MetroCard to cover travel expenses for the duration of the summer program
Students who successfully complete the research internship and project will receive a monetary stipend

Learn More About Brooklyn College

Eligibility Requirements

Be a NYC public high school sophomore or junior in good academic standing

CUNY Eligibility Benchmarks (75+ ELA Regents and/or 80+ Math Regents)

Primarily high school juniors

Application Instructions

Applications generally are accepted in the fall for the spring semester

Application components include: Regents exam scores, GPA, general interest essay, and high school transcript


For information not found on the websites, please feel free to reach out to the following contact:

(718) 951 - 5209

(718) 254 - 7722

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