STEM U

STEM U

Welcome to STEM U!

The New York Academy of Sciences has partnered with United Technologies Corporation to develop STEM U, a free resource that enables students to “learn by doing”, and helps teachers prepare their students for the college entrance process as well as careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). STEM U is comprised of high-quality content in the form of videos for students, and easy-to-follow course curricula for teachers to use in the classroom.  To find out more about the content tailored to you, click on the appropriate tab above.

STEM U
STEM U
STEM U

Welcome to STEM U!

Are you a student aged 13-18 with an interest in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM)? Are you looking for a way to differentiate your college applications, learn about STEM career opportunities, and have fun while you’re at it? Now the New York Academy of Sciences has partnered with United Technologies Corporation to develop STEM U, a free resource to help you prepare for the college admissions process and a successful career in STEM.These video-based courses can be completed at your own pace, and each lesson is clearly labeled so that you can zero in on the topics that are most interesting to you.

College Readiness Course


The college admissions process can be arduous, confusing, and stressful. We make it simple by breaking it down into a step-by-step guide that you can review at your own pace.  High school sophomores and seniors can take the entire course, or zero in on parts that are particularly challenging.

Click here for the College Readiness Course

STEM U
STEM U
STEM U

Welcome to STEM U!

As teachers, we know you’re always looking for new ways to motivate and inspire your students. Now the New York Academy of Sciences has partnered with United Technologies Corporation to help you bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to life in the classroom. This free, high-quality content enables students to “learn by doing”, while also preparing them for the college entrance process, and potential careers in STEM.



College Readiness Course

The college admissions process can be arduous, confusing, and stressful. We make it simple by breaking it down into a step-by-step guide that can be used by students, parents, and teachers. Take/teach the entire curriculum or zero in on parts that are particularly challenging. Best suited for high school sophomores and juniors, this course covers the following topics:.

  • Overview of the US higher education system
  • Goal-setting strategies
  • Choosing a major or course of study
  • Navigating the college search and choosing a school
  • Study skills for academic success
  • The college application process
  • Admission essays
  • Financing a college education

Download These Lesson Plans for College Readiness to Use in Your Classroom


Innovation Curriculum: Run Your Own Challenge


This flexible, project-based curriculum teaches students how to solve challenges facing their communities—and communities around the world—by applying principles of scientific research and design thinking. This do-it-yourself kit offers engaging ways for students to build STEM knowledge, as well as 21st-century skills like critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication.

The curriculum is available in two forms:

Classroom Model: designed to be implemented over 8–10 weeks, with in-class lessons (approximately 1–2 hours per week) and assignments for students to complete outside of class

Workshop Model: packaged as an intensive 1–2 day session, similar to a “hack-a-thon”

You will also find a Teacher Training video that offers guidance and tips from one of our master teachers.

Lastly, we are hosting an online Professional Learning Community (PLC) to support educators using these resources. To join, sign up here.


Coming Soon!

Leadership Skills Course

What does it mean to lead? Can anyone become a leader? This course covers the essential skills that will help students succeed in any career, including  a STEM field. Each lesson will be accompanied by an activity that will help the student identify areas for growth. Participating students will analyze the skills and qualities needed to be a leader, identify personal strengths, learn ways to resolve conflicts, and more. To be notified when this course becomes available, email us at gsa@nyas.org

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