High School Initiative in Remote Sensing of the Earth Systems Science  & Engineering (HIRES)

The Grove School of Engineering, Manhattan


Global Climate, Atmosphere and Weather, Water Resources, Oceans and Coastal Waters


June - August


Overview

The High School Initiative in Remote Sensing of the Earth Systems Science & Engineering (HIRES) is a 7-week summer program which offers high school students an opportunity to gain research experience focusing on remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS). Students work closely with scientists in the field and labs, collect and analyze data, and are given the opportunity to present their hard work and research at a culminating poster symposium event.

Beginning in June, students are given the choice to participate in one of many projects related to climate change, atmosphere and weather, water resources or oceans and coastal waters. After choosing a project of interest, students attend courses for pre-college credits in computer analysis, GIS and Remote Sensing and perform hands-on research at The City University of New York (CUNY). Students prepare to present their research at the CREST STEM Summer Research Symposium in August.

The program commences with a reception in late June, followed by HIRES orientation and mini-courses through July. Students work closely with mentors and faculty during Research Training in July until August. It is required that students attend HIRES Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 10 am–5 pm to fulfill the three college credit requirements.

Benefits:
Students receive three college credits upon completion of the program
Gain experience and preparation to be college-ready in pursuit of fields within STEM
Students receive a stipend of $1000 USD upon completion of the program

LEARN MORE ABOUT HIRES

Eligibility Requirements


Must live in and attend school in New York City entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade


Must have an overall GPA of at least 80 AND overall math average of at least 80


PSAT/SAT mathematics score of 600 or above


At the time of application, the submission must be enrolled in (or completed) algebra 2/trigonometry or pre-calculus


Application Requirements


Applications for the HIRES program are generally open in January and due in March


Student application (personal information and statement of interest)


High school transcript


Copy of regents score OR PSAT score OR SAT score


Teacher recommendation


Questions?

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

smerchant@ccny.cuny.edu


(212) 650 - 8099


(212) 650 - 8379


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