The STEM Research Academy is a two-semester program administered through a collaboration with CUNY’s College Now program. Our mission is driven by a belief in the potential of all students, teachers, and school leaders.

STEM Research Academy (STEM RA) provides eligible NYC high school students with the opportunity to take a pre-college College Now science course in the spring and engage in research across several STEM disciplines at a broad range of skill levels during the summer.

Leveraging CUNY’s award-winning research faculty and facilities, STEM RA connects students with an interest in science to mentoring opportunities and the chance to engage in hands-on research in an academic research environment. The program aims to foster a passion for science through an enriching immersive academic experience for students who might not otherwise have access to research opportunities.