About ARISE

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After a successful inaugural launch in summer 2013, the NYU School of Engineering continues to conduct the Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE) program.   This selective program is for academically strong, current 10th and 11th grade New York City students with a demonstrated interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

ARISE Mentor Match 2

This seven week program includes: college level coursework, a high level research experience in one of several NYU-Poly faculty labs, and mentoring in that placement by a graduate or postdoctoral student.  In the coursework, students will be introduced to engineering concepts and principles, the scientific method and ethics, research practices and lab safety.

With their mentors, ARISE participants will spend the latter four weeks of the program in these placements where they will make practical contributions to their lab’s research objectives.  These objectives are in areas such as mechanical and civil engineering; information systems and cyber security; materials science and robotics; protein engineering and molecular design; and, bio-interfacial engineering and diagnostics.

Students will also learn to present their research and findings, and will make a presentation at the program’s conclusion to the NYU-Poly faculty and student ARISE participants as well as other academic experts.

DSC_7945Through a grant from the Pinkerton Foundation, ARISE is intended to provide an advanced STEM research opportunity to New York City students with little or no access to high quality STEM education experiences.  Students from demographic groups underrepresented in STEM disciplines and careers, including women, students of color and those from low income backgrounds, are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are looking for:

  • New York City residents who are completing 10th or 11th grade in June 2014
  • Academically strong, highly motivated students
  • Applicants with a passion for science, technology, engineering and math
  • Students who will attend the entire program, full time from: July 7, 2014 – August 22, 2014
  • In addition, students will attend orientation: June 30, 2014 – July 2, 2014
  • Responsible students who have demonstrated: an ability to make and fulfill commitments, timeliness and persistence

Eligible applicants for this program must meet all these criteria.

4 ARISE 2013Before you apply, please:

  • Consider the Research Opportunities and review thoroughly the To Apply page
  • Note that you must apply online, on the Application Form page
  • Do not begin the Application Form until you have gathered all the information and written the required essay as described in To Apply

Important dates (summer 2014):

  • 11/8: Application period opens
  • 3/3: Application due
  • Week of 4/7: First round candidates notified
  • 4/23 — 4/25: First round interviews and campus/lab tours with Center staff
  • Week of 4/28: Second round candidates notified; on-campus interviews with project/lab personnel
  • Week of 5/5: Final notifications

Other information:

  • Students completing the entire program will receive a $500 stipend
  • Up to 36 placements are available for summer 2014
  • Questions? Email: k12stem@poly.edu
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