City Tech College Now STEM Research Academy

CUNY City Tech, Brooklyn

Computer Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Biology, Chemical Technology

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 Research 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. Upon successful completion of the spring course, students have the opportunity to participate in a six-week structured laboratory program where they are paired 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 their research to City Tech faculty, family and friends in a culminating poster session.

Upon enrollment in the STEM Academy Research Program, CUNY College Now:
Covers the cost of tuition
Cover costs of books and supplies
Receive a City Tech College ID card
Free Lunch
Free MetroCard to cover travel expenses for the duration of the summer program
Stipend upon completion of the summer internship program

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Eligibility Requirements

Must be a NYC public school sophomore or junior

Must have an overall high school 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

Application Requirements

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


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

(718) 254 - 7722

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