Queensborough Community College Now STEM Research Academy

Queensborough Community College, Bayside

Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science and Information Security, Engineering, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Mathematics, Psychology

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. 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.

A $750 stipend for participation in both spring and summer components
Free Lunch
MetroCard to cover travel expenses for the duration of the summer program


Eligibility Requirements

NYC DOE students who are on track to graduate high school

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


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