John Jay College of Criminal Justice College Now STEM Research Academy

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Manhattan

Chemistry, Forensic Science

January - August


The John Jay STEM Academy is designed to provide high school students with an opportunity to develop the essential skills required to be strong scientific thinkers by engaging in authentic inquiry-based and research activities. Selected students will be enrolled in a hands-on-science research course in forensic science - DNA Detectives. The course is designed to introduce students to the use of scientific methods in solving crime by using genetics to solve a forensic mystery. At the discretion of the sending high school, students can be awarded high school elective credit in science for completion of the 54-hour course. Upon successful completion of the DNA Detectives course, students will have the opportunity to participate in a summer Research Internship. In this six-week structured internship program, students will be matched with a John Jay College faculty member based on the student’s area of interest.

Upon enrollment in the STEM Research Academy Program, CUNY College Now:
Covers the cost of tuition
Cover costs of books and supplies
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 John Jay College

Eligibility Requirements

A NYC public high school sophomore or junior

80+ on any Math Regents Exam

80+ on Physics OR Chemistry OR Living Environment Regents Exam

An overall HS average of 80+

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


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