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Our K12 STEM education program:

  • Is Hands-on
  • Activity based
  • Promotes teamwork
  • Involves mentors
  • Allows young people to engage with STEM through building, programming and research

Programs for Educators

Reaching some 1,100 K-12 students and teachers as well as college instructors, Summer of STEM is offering the skills and excitement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through 20 different programs. Learn more about the opportunities for teachers:

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Opportunities in Robotics, Mechatronics and Urban Engineering

Robotics and Entrepreneurship ITEST

Each summer, two teachers and four students from eight high schools across New York City will learn, build, and evaluate robots and related technology at NYU Tandon, then implement elective robotics classes and capstone projects at their schools.

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Summer STEM

In this major new initiative, the New York City Department of Education selected the NYU School of Engineering’s Center for K12 STEM Education to train teachers along with graduate and undergraduate student-teachers who will ultimately teach middle and high school students in summer courses in robotics and the NYU-developed curriculum called Science of Smart Cities. The initiative includes funding from public funds and from Microsoft secured through the Fund for Public Schools by a gift from Microsoft Foundation.

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Opportunities in Cybersecurity

RET Site - Cybersecurity

Cyber security combines the studies of computer science, forensics, law, and computer programming to protect networks, computers, programs, and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. Professor Nasir Memon’s Information Systems and Internet Security lab at NYU SoE has been at the forefront of research and innovation in this field. In addition, for the past 12 years, they have run Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW), an annual competition and conference on cyber security. In the fall following summer training, accepted teachers are encouraged to register a team to participate in the nation-wide CSAW High School Forensics Challenge allowing students to participate and get a first hand experience working on security related issues.

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Programs for K-12 Students

Summer Courses for High School Students


A project of Center for K12 STEM Education, Science of Smart Cities, introduces STEM concepts through hands-on activities, demonstrations and experiments to middle school students. The program focuses on engineering, technology, sustainability and environmental issues through hands-on STEM-related activities, guest lectures, field trips and service learning opportunities.

Learn more about SoSC


Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE) is a selective program for academically strong, current 10th and 11th grade New York City students with a demonstrated interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Learn more about ARISE


Computer Science for Cyber Security (CS4CS) is a three-week, full-day summer program providing an introduction for high school women on the fundamentals of cyber security and computer science.

Learn more about CS4CS


Creativity in Engineering, Science, and Technology (CrEST) emphasizes hands-on, lab-based demonstrations, experiments, and projects that offer important learning experiences related to circuitry, electronics, mechanical systems, physical computing, robotics and other STEM disciplines.

Learn more about CrEST

Get Involved

Have an idea for a collaboration or innovation in K-12 STEM education that supports students and/or teachers? Are you a teacher or principal interested in working with Center?

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Contact Us:

The School of Engineering Center for K12 STEM Education
6 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201