Who We Are

The City College of New York’s STEM Institute is a challenging academic enrichment organization designed to encourage under-represented minority high school students to maximize their academic potential by providing them with educational programs in college-level study.

The STEM Institute prepares students for the greater demands of college-level study and helps them adjust to campus life. It offers academic and tutoring support services designed to help students prepare for these unique challenges.

The STEM Institute was initiated in 1992, with the support of NASA and CAHSEE, to ensure that Hispanic Americans, females, and other under-represented minority students achieve academic excellence by means of continuous programmatic support during their pre-college, undergraduate, and graduate years.

The STEM Institute offers courses in the physical sciences, mathematics, English, Computer programming, Engineering, and more. We are constantly growing, as we adapt to best cater to students’ needs. The STEM Institute also provides a select group of students with the opportunity to conduct research with faculty at The Grove School of Engineering. All students who participate are encouraged to pursue careers in the fields of engineering, technology, science, business, and/or mathematics.

All of the STEM Institute’s programs are entirely free, and this is all thanks to our partners who make it possible. The STEM Institute is a collaborative initiative between The City College of New York’s Office of the Senior Associate Provost, the New York City Council’s 10th District, the STEP Program, the Lincoln Fund, the Dorr Foundation, Standard Chartered, the New York City Department of Education, and the Center for the Advancement of Hispanics in Science and Engineering Education (CAHSEE).

What We Offer

The After School Program is a new addition to the STEM Institute. It was launched specifically to meet the needs of students who either live, or attend school, in Northern Manhattan. This program takes place during the academic year at the George Washington Educational Campus in Northern Manhattan.

The Saturday Program is a new addition to the STEM Institute. It is being launched to provide college-like courses in a college campus setting during the academic year. The Saturday Program will offer a variety of different courses designed to motivate high school students from the Northern Manhattan region to pursue STEM careers in four-year universities after high school.

The Summer Bridge Program is specifically for incoming 9th graders during the month of July. It is designed to help ease students’ transition into high school by bridging the academic gap between 8th grade and high school. The course offered mainly focuses on math. However, the course emphasizes group work, writing, presentations, research, and more. The Summer Bridge Program is currently taking place at the George Washington Educational Campus.

The STEM Institute’s Summer Institute is what we are most known for. In place every summer since the summer of ’92, the Summer Institute offers student an intensive and enriching 6-week program in college-level study. Students from all over New York City are given the opportunity to gain credits while taking two of a number of the same courses entry-level STEM majors take at CCNY, opening doors to a limitless, successful future.

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