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 online due to COVID-19.

Interested? Email Jennifer Taveras (jtaveras@ccny.cuny.edu) or Stacy Diaz (sdiaz4@ccny.cuny.edu) for more information!

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.

Obtain one-to-one tutoring, help with homework, and much more!

Interested? Email Jennifer Taveras (jtaveras@ccny.cuny.edu) or Stacy Diaz (sdiaz4@ccny.cuny.edu) for more information!

The Summer Bridge Program is specifically for incoming 9th graders during the summer. It is designed to help ease students’ transition into high school by bridging the academic gap between 8th grade and high school. Offering Algebra and English – ELA/ESL enrichment. Our courses emphasize group work, writing, presentations, research, and much more. Due to Covid-19, The Summer Bridge 2020 Program will take place online from July 1st to August 12, 2021, Monday to Thursday 9 AM-12 PM or 1 PM-4 PM. Apply now at:

Summer Bridge Program 2021

The STEM Institute’s Summer Institute is what we are most known for. Every summer, since the summer of ’92, the Summer Institute offers students 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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