Thursday, 14 April 2016

Middle & High School Opportunities

There are a variety of opportunities in STEM fields that can be found using this link: http://schools.nyc.gov/Students/default.htm

Many of the deadlines for applications are rapidly approaching to go for it!!!

-Mr. H-B

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Engineering Awareness Program at Manhattan College - Due April 22, 2016

From the website:

For 30 years, Manhattan College's Engineering Awareness Program has aimed to introduce high school students to potential careers in the various fields of engineering.
At no cost to the students, the 10-day program focuses on science, engineering and SAT preparation and is co-sponsored by the ACE Mentorship Program, the Metropolitan Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the General Contractors' Association, as well as individual corporate sponsors.

Rising juniors and seniors have the opportunity to become more exposed to the engineering field through guest speakers, experiments in mechanical (aerospace and energy), civil, electrical, environmental (water filtration) and computer engineering, class lectures and the college admission process. The program also explores engineering careers in the fields of law, business, medicine and education.

Directed by Walter P. Saukin, Ph.D., associate professor of civil engineering at Manhattan College, the Engineering Awareness Program draws students from the surrounding area with an emphasis on granting minority and female students exposure to engineering while providing them with information about scholarships and financial aid.

Students for the program are selected in part based on strong mathematics and science abilities and either an interest in, or curiosity about, engineering. The extensive 10-day program includes:

  • Laboratory experiences in chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental and mechanical engineering, as well as in physics
  • Lectures
  • Computer graphics
  • Geotechnical engineering and green building design
  • Computer-aided design sessions in robotics
  • Aerospace lecture and lab and laboratory experimental design
  • Wide range of guest speakers
  • Laboratory experimental design program
  • Structural project periods
  • Structural competition
  • SAT testing and strategy session
  • Field trip to a structural design company
  • Air Force ROTC – professional and financial aid opportunities

Students must apply and be accepted into the program. Application deadline is April 22, 2016 

Click here for more information.

Plants and Society - Fall College Credit Course Application - Due April 19, 2016


An Introduction to Plants and Their Importance in Society
A 4-credit SUNY Old Westbury Course at the Environmental Study Center
For NYC Public High School Students Entering Grades 10, 11, and 12

The New York City Department of Education's Environmental Study Center (ESC) in partnership with SUNY Old Westbury are offering students an opportunity to experience a college-level course while earning 4 SUNY college credits.  

Plants and Society: An Introduction to Plants and Their Importance in Society is a lecture/laboratory course in plants and society for high school students entering grades 10, 11, and 12 in Fall 2016. This course will introduce students to the diversity of form and function in plants. It will emphasize sustainability and plants' importance in society. Group and individual projects will include the use of light and dissecting microscopes, study of photosynthesis and cellular respiration, cultivation of common vegetables, and exploration of vegetation. Students who have successfully completed Living Environment are eligible to apply. 
Students who successfully pass this course will earn 4 SUNY College credits.

Dates: July 18 - August 11, 2016
Times:
Monday-Wednesday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at ESC
Thursday 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at SUNY Old Westbury
transportation provided)

Transportation: Roundtrip transportation to ESC from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and from ESC to SUNY Old Westbury will be provided. MetroCards will also be provided.
 
Location: Environmental Study Center (ESC)
7151 Avenue T
Brooklyn, NY 11234

Registration Fee: $20 check or money order made out to "NYC DOE in Trust for ESC" due upon acceptance by Monday, May 23, 2016. The registration fee is non-refundable.

How to Apply (please note that there are two parts to the application process):

Part 1: Click the Apply Now button below to complete Part 1 of the application online.

Part 2: Download and print the paper consent form application packet from the last page of this online application to complete Part 2 of the application.
  • a. First, complete the Parent/Guardian Consent and NYCDOE Media Release forms in the packet.
  • b. Next, give your teacher the Teacher Letter of Support form with an addressed, stamped envelope.  Teachers will mail the Teacher Letter of Support directly to ESC.
  • c. Finally, submit the entire paper consent form application packet by 5:00 PM on Thursday, April 21, 2016 by email to ESC@schools.nyc.gov or mail to:

ESC - SUNY
7151 Avenue T
Brooklyn, NY 11234
Fax: 718-444-6538

* Applications that do not include both Part 1 and Part 2 will not be considered.  Only applications submitted on time and complete will be reviewed and judged by a panel of educators.

                                                                               
The online student application is due by 5:00 PM, Tuesday, April 19, 2016.  The entire paper consent form application packet is due by 5:00 PM, Thursday, April 21, 2016.  All completed applications will be reviewed and judged by a panel of educators.  Notification of acceptance will be sent during the week of May 16, 2016 via email from ESC@schools.nyc.gov.  Please check your spam/junk mail folders.  If the student is accepted, you will be required to pay a non-refundable $20 registration fee to cover the entire cost of the course, due by Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  Students who do not submit their registration fee will forfeit their seat.

If you have any questions, please email ESC@schools.nyc.gov.

Summer Internship at the Environmental Study Center - Due April 19, 2016

For Students Entering Grades 10, 11, and 12
The Environmental Study Center (ESC) is looking for responsible, motivated, and energetic high school students who are entering grades 10, 11, and 12 to participate in an exciting internship opportunity. We offer a variety of internships including teacher assistants, aquaponic system management, gardening, or animal care. At the conclusion of the internship, students will receive a certificate verifying the number of hours worked and the contributions made to the Environmental Study Center.  Students will complete a culminating project at the end of the internship.  Interns will receive a MetroCard for their travel to and from ESC.

Several internship opportunities are available and students may apply to one or more of the options listed below:
Aquaponic System Management
  • July 5-August 19, 2016, Tuesday/Thursday, 8:30 AM-1:30 PM

Animal Care Provider
  • July 5-August 19, 2016, Wednesday/Friday, 8:30 AM-1:30 PM

Teacher Assistant
  • July 18-July 29, 2016, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-1:30 PM
  • August 1-August 12, 2016, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-1:30 PM

Gardener
  • July 5-July 15, 2016, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-1:30 PM
  • July 18-July 29, 2016, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-1:30 PM
  • August 1-August 12, 2016, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-1:30 PM
Location: Environmental Study Center
7151 Avenue T
Brooklyn, NY 11234

How to Apply (please note that there are two parts to the application process):
Part 1: Click the Apply Now button below to complete Part 1 of the application online.
Part 2: Download and print the paper consent form application packet from the last page of this online application to complete Part 2 of the application.
a. First, have your parent/guardian complete the Media Release and Parent Consent Forms.
b. Then, give your teacher the Teacher Letter of Support form with an addressed, stamped envelope.  Teachers will mail the Teacher Letter of Support directly to ESC.
c.  Finally, submit the entire paper consent form application packet by 5:00 PM on Thursday, April 21, 2016 by email to ESC@schools.nyc.gov or mail to:
ESC - HS Student Internship
7151 Avenue T
Brooklyn, NY 11234
Fax: 718-444-6538

* Applications that do not include both Part 1 and Part 2 will not be considered.

Upon reviewing completed applications, prospective interns will be invited for an interview.  Interviews will take place between Tuesday, April 26 and Thursday, May 5, 2016.  Final decisions will be made by May 10, 2016.  All interns who are accepted must attend a training session on June 29, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The online intern application is due by 5:00 PM, Tuesday, April 19, 2016.  The entire paper consent form application packet is due by 5:00 PM, Thursday, April 21, 2016.  All completed applications will be reviewed and judged by a panel of educators. Upon reviewing completed applications, prospective interns will be invited for an interview.  Interviews will take place between Tuesday, April 26 and Thursday, May 5, 2016.  Notification of acceptance will be sent during the week of May 16, 2016 via email from ESC@schools.nyc.gov.  Please check your spam/junk mail folders.  All interns who are accepted must attend a training session on June 29, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please email ESC@schools.nyc.gov.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

STEM Enrichment Programs

Apply Now to attend Exciting Science and STEM Enrichment Programs during Spring Break!

Programs for elementary, middle, and high school students at the NYC Department of Education Environmental Study Center, NYC Center for Space Science Education, Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Harlem DNA Lab, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Museum of the City of New York, New York Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo, and Queens Zoo.

Follow the link to the website :)  Applications are due soon.

http://schools.nyc.gov/Students/default.htm

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

HS Juniors: Baruch College Now STEM Research Academy Applications due Jan 4 2016

The STEM Research Academy will allow a total of 20-25 qualified high school juniors from select NYC PublicHigh Schools to take a spring pre-college science course (for H.S. credit) to introduce students to the expectations of working in a research lab environment. Upon completion of the course, students will to enroll in a six week summer research experience with a Baruch College faculty member. Upon completion of both semesters students will receive one college credit  and a $750 stipend.

Program Description and Schedule:

SPRING 2016: (February to May / Mon & Wed / 4:10pm-5:50pm)
DNA Detectives Course: Modern technology has enabled the discovery of the nature of heredity, powerfully demonstrating how all organisms are related no matter how different in appearance.  In fact, DNA is so well understood and so widely studied that it forms the basis for whole fields of science and medicine. This course focuses on one application of “the genomic revolution”, the use of DNA in solving forensic mysteries and its role to conserve biodiversity and enforce conservation laws.  For example, illicit wildlife goods can be “fingerprinted” using modern DNA sequencing techniques, leveraging the nature of heredity in ways only recently made possible.  The objective of this course is to learn about the nature of DNA and genetic variation, deepen students’ appreciation of biodiversity by providing opportunities for the students to develop, and practice sterile lab techniques, good record keeping habits, and proper measurement skills. Students will receive one high school elective credit in science for successful completion.

SUMMER 2016: (July to August / Mon through Thurs / approximately 9:30 am – 4:00 pm)-
Research Internship – a six week structured laboratory internship program where they will be matched with a Baruch College faculty member and lab team.
  • Students will be required to work in a research lab four days a week (must complete 100 hours)
  • Participate in a once a week college seminar/discussion group
  • Complete a short project and presentation

Eligibility:
In order to be eligible for the College Now STEM Research Academy @ Baruch College, you must meet the following requirements:
  • Be a New York City Public High School junior during spring semester 2016
  • Have an overall HS average of 80+
  • Received a 75 or above on the English Language Arts (ELA) Regents or 480+ on SAT Verbal/Critical Reading or 50 on PSAT Verbal/Critical Reading
  • Received an 80+ on any Math Regents Exam AND 75+ on the Living Environment Regents Exam
  • Note: Students who are taking any of the above Regents Exams in January 2016 are encouraged to apply and will be accepted pending their Regents Exams results.

Program application is attached. The deadline for the inaugural year of the Baruch College Now STEM Research Academy will be January 4th, 2016.

Best,

Baruch College Now Program
55 Lexington Ave. VC 5-237
New York, NY 10010