STEM Research Academy

The CCNY College Now STEM Research Academy is designed to provide high school students with an opportunity to develop the essential skills to be strong scientific thinkers by engaging in authentic, inquiry-based, and research activities. Selected students will be enrolled in a Spring 2024 course in an area of research science. Upon successful completion of the research science course, students will have the opportunity to participate in a Summer Research Internship – students are partnered with a City University of New York (CUNY) or City College of New York (CCNY) faculty member and will pursue a research topic of interest.

The cost of the program is FREE to the students.  
In order to be eligible for the CCNY College Now STEM Research Academy, you must meet the following requirements:
  • You must be a New York City Public High School 10th or 11th-grader during spring semester 2024.
  • You must have received a
    • 75 or above on the English Language Arts (ELA) Regents
    • OR 480+ on SAT Verbal or PSAT Critical Reading
    • AND have an overall HS average of at least 80.

You must have passed the following Regents exams with a grade of 66 or better:

  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Living Environment
  • Earth Science
  • Global Studies


Preference will be given to students who have completed or will have completed Algebra II-Trigonometry in the spring 2024 semester.

Note: Applications from students who will be enrolled in more than two Advanced Placement classes in Spring 2024 will not be prioritized.

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To submit an application visit our student dropbox.



Program Description and Schedule
SPRING 2024 (February 6 - May 23, 2024 – 25 students will be enrolled in a 45-hour hands-on-science research science course. This course will meet in-person, Tuesday and Thursday, 4 - 5:30 p.m. on the City College campus. Students can receive a high school elective credit in science for successful completion, subject to the respective high schools' approval.
Students who successfully complete the course for HS credit will have the opportunity to apply for a more advanced summer STEM research project.

SUMMER 2024 (July 1 - August 2, 2024: subject to change) – 10 of the original 25 students will participate in a five week structured internship program where they will be matched with a City University of New York (CUNY) or City College of New York (CCNY) faculty member, based as much as possible on the student’s area of interest. Students will be required to work in a research lab four to five days a week and/or Saturdays and complete a research project and presentation. The presentation will be on CCNY campus and at the New York Science Center for Research and Mentoring (NYSCRM) poster presentation at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Students who successfully complete the campus based research mentorship/internship project, participate in the weekly seminar and workshop, and the poster presentation may be eligible for a $1,575.00 stipend.

Application are being accepted:  December 1, 2023 - January 16, 2024.

Last Updated: 11/30/2023 12:21