College Now STEM Research Academy

College Now STEM Research Academy

College Now STEM Research Academy @ John Jay College

We are pleased to announce that John Jay’s CN Program will join 7 other CUNY campuses – Lehman College, The City College of New York, York College, Queens College, Brooklyn College, City Tech and Baruch College – to launch our new College Now STEM Research Academy @ John Jay College.

As a matter of background, CUNY’s College Now STEM Research Academy - funded by the Pinkerton Foundation - was developed as a two‐semester program designed to provide students with an opportunity to build essential literacy and numeracy skills by engaging in ‘authentic inquiry’ activities.  The program targets high schools that lack a strong science research program and serves a population generally underrepresented in the STEM fields.  In general, participation in the academy consists of a pre‐college 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. Selected interns receive a monetary stipend for participating.

The College Now STEM Research Academy @ John Jay College (JJC STEM Academy)

The JJC STEM Academy is designed to provide high school students with an opportunity to develop the essential skills required to be strong scientific thinkers by engaging in authentic inquiry based and research activities.

Beginning in the spring 2017, selected students will be enrolled in a hands-on-science research course in forensic science - DNA Detectives. The course is designed to introduce students to the use of scientific methods in solving crime by using genetics to solve a forensics mystery.  At the discretion of the sending high school, students can be awarded high school elective credit in science for completion of 54-hour course. The course will meet Saturdays, March 11th through June 10th from 10:00am to 2:30 pm at John Jay College.

Upon successful completion of the DNA Detectives course, students will have the opportunity to participate in a summer Research Internship. In this – six week structured internship program, students will be matched with a John Jay College faculty member based on the student’s area of interest. Students who successfully complete the research internship and project will receive a monetary stipend.

The cost of the program is FREE to the students. College Now covers the cost of books and supplies.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the College Now STEM Research Academy @ John Jay College, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Student must be a New York City Public High School sophomore or junior during spring semester 2017;
  •  Student must have an 80+ on any Math Regents Exam;
    • An 80+ on either Physics, Chemistry or Living Environment Regents Exam, and;
    • An overall HS average of 80+.

 

To apply for the spring DNA Detectives course, please click here.