STEM Mentoring and Education Programs
The Junior Academy
The Junior Academy introduces exceptional students to an online community where they gain access to best-in-class STEM resources and work together to solve real-world problems. STEM professionals mentor student teams during 60-day innovation challenges sponsored by industry-leading companies via Launchpad, our interactive challenge platform. Students and mentors can participate from anywhere in the world and have multiple challenges a year to choose from. Accepted students and mentors receive free membership to the New York Academy of Sciences!
STEM Certification Program
In today's global information- and technology-driven economy, successful individuals must be both STEM literate and equipped with 21st-century skills. The STEM Certification Program addresses this need by reviewing and certifying materials aligned with our STEM Education Framework.
Afterschool STEM Mentoring
The Afterschool STEM Mentoring Program recruits undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs and STEM professionals to mentor elementary and middle school students at afterschool sites around NYC. Participating Mentors receive training on facilitating one of our hands-on courses, and work with a site staff partner to implement weekly sessions.
The Scientist-in-Residence program matches scientists with NYC teachers to bring scientific inquiry to life in the classroom. By combining their content and pedagogical expertise, each scientist-teacher pair will develop and implement a year-long project that prepares students to engage in authentic research and spark their interest in STEM learning.