Applications for 2018-19 NYCDOE Department of STEM Citywide Programs Are NOW OPEN

Citizen Science

6-8 Teachers: Apply by Tuesday, 9/18 to the Citizen Science program! Citizen Science connects teachers and students to ongoing research “missions” that focus on preserving and restoring the health of New York City’s estuary ecosystem. Each research mission enables teachers and students to directly participate in an ongoing scientific investigation, while simultaneously exploring ways that they can improve estuary health within their local community through a student-designed service-learning project. Participating schools will receive two free field trips to facilitate their field research, and participating teachers will be eligible for up to 40 hours of per-session compensation. Click here for more information and to apply.


High School Science Research Pathways

Start a research program at your school! Apply by Wednesday, 9/26 to the High School Science Research Pathways program. The High School Science Research Pathways program supports teachers and schools in launching or reinvigorating an independent science research program in their school. In 2018-19, participating teachers will lead an after-school club to introduce students to scientific research and will work with their school community to plan and launch a multi-year elective science research course in 2019-20. Teachers selected to the program will participate in six professional learning sessions that will support them in launching a club, building students’ scientific literacy and research skills, serving as a research advisor to students, and planning a multi-year science research program. Participating schools will have access to scientific talks and other student events at research institutions throughout New York City. Click here for more information and to apply.


K-12 Teachers: Apply by Thursday, 9/27 to the Scientist-in-Residence Program! The Scientist-in-Residence Program (a collaboration between the NYCDOE and The New York Academy of Sciences) will match you and your class with a scientist or STEM professional from October 2018-May 2019 to scope out and co-lead a research-based STEM project with your students. Your students will gain first-hand exposure to STEM investigations and careers, and you and your scientist will be able to share knowledge and skills to learn from one another. Click here for more information and to apply.

Budding Scientists-The Urban Ecosystem

K-5 Classroom Teachers: Apply by Friday, 9/28 to the Budding Scientists-The Urban Ecosystem Program! Budding Scientists-The Urban Ecosystem supports elementary school teachers’ and students’ exploration of the NYC ecosystem through investigations of NYC’s local ecology and built environment. Teachers and their students conduct authentic scientific investigations to make observations and to explore urban ecology and the built environment in their very own communities. All participating students will present their findings at a celebratory Culminating Event in the spring of 2019. Click here for more information and to apply.

STEM program descriptions and application links 2018-19

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