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High school students set for CCNY summer STEM session

High school participants in last year's inaugural HIRES program at CCNY.

Forty high school students from across the city will participate in the 2015 HIRES summer internship program June 29 – August 14 at The City College of New York. The program’s goal is to provide its young participants with research experience in STEM fields.

The acronym for High School Initiative in Remote Sensing of the Earth Systems Science and Engineering, HIRES was launched last year and is run by the CUNY CREST Institute at City College. It offers students an opportunity to work closely with scientists in the field and in labs, collecting and analyzing data, and making presentations at the CUNY Summer STEM Symposium. 
 
Participants, both juniors and seniors, are placed in labs in a several engineering field, including civil, mechanical, electrical and environmental; as well as computer science, and Earth and atmospheric science.

In addition to the research component, students are enrolled in a CCNY course, for which they receive pre-college or college credits. 

HIRES is part of the Consortium of the Science Research Mentoring Programs, which is funded by the Pinkerton Foundation. 

This year’s HIRES participants are drawn from high schools in all five boroughs.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.
 

 

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