The Global STEM Alliance addresses the growing need for highly skilled workers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by accelerating STEM learning around the world. It is the latest initiative of The New York Academy of Sciences, an organization that since 1817 has brought together extraordinary people working at the frontiers of discovery and promoted vital links between science and society. As one of the oldest scientific organizations in the United States, the Academy has become one of the most significant organizations in the international scientific community.
"This course is a valuable stepping stone for students interested in pursuing scientific research. I enjoy bringing my experience to the class to give students an understanding of real-world applications of the topics."
The goal of the Summer Science Research Program (SSRP) is to give superior high school students a solid foundation on science research and provide an experience that will have a positive effect on student interest in careers in science disciplines and prepare them to pursue a program of undergraduate research.
Over a 10-week period, students will learn the characteristics of scientific research questions, methodologies used to generate and test hypotheses, and essential elements of experiment design and data analysis. The curriculum is based on a graduate-level course adapted for high school students, covering material that is not usually available through high school programs.
Coursework is facilitated by an expert instructor to support students’ personal and intellectual development. Instructors are experienced educators pursuing PhD degrees or conducting postdoctoral research at leading institutions, such as Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania.
Students meet weekly for 60-minutes connecting with peers and experts from around the world through an online virtual classroom. During each class, groups will review assignments, collaborate on exercises, and discuss new weekly topics. Additional office hours outside class can be scheduled upon request.
"The Research Program was an incredibly enriching and diverse experience. My instructor was committed, and it was amazing to interact with so many intelligent students, all with different backgrounds, but all passionate about STEM.”
Upon successful completion of the course, students will have gained the skills to tackle university-level research, experience working with scientists and mentors at top research universities, and a global network of peers having similar interests. In addition, students will receive a New York Academy of Sciences Research Certificate for college transcripts.
Many students who have participated in the course are now employed in university research positions, published or collaborated on work in preparation for publishing, and been finalists in science competitions such as the Google Science Fair, Intel Science Fair, and the Siemens Competition.
Students must be at least 13 years of age on the program start date of June 5 and currently enrolled in high school in the United States. While many SSRP students are “rising seniors” (in the summer between junior and senior year), this is not a requirement. Students who expect to have graduated high school by this summer are generally ineligible.
December 12 – January 31
Plus $50 Application Fee
February 1 – March 31
Plus $50 Application Fee
June 5 – August 13
The $50 application fee is non-refundable. Applications are not considered complete and are not reviewed until the application fee is paid. The deadline for early enrollment is Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
Students are accepted on a rolling basis. Successful students will be notified of admissions via email. A commitment to enroll and $300 course deposits are due 7 days within admissions notification. The remaining course balance is due Saturday, May 27, 2017.
Enrollment is limited. Sections with enrollment of less than twenty students are subject to cancellation. For questions, please contact Anthony Nguyen, Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org