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STEM High School Programs at NYU

Science, technology, engineering, and math. There’s a vast universe of majors and interests wrapped up in STEM. But how do you learn how to work in artificial reality or what machine learning is? Maybe you want to learn more about cybersecurity or how the structure of cities can influence entrepreneurship. Get a head start with your STEM journey at NYU through our high school programs!

At NYU, students have the freedom to pursue their passions in STEM. And at the Tandon School of Engineering, there is a K12 center dedicated to programs for high school students interested in STEM. The Center for K12 STEM Education offers a wide range of high school programs. From discovering more about how New York City operates to honing skills in cybersecurity, you can’t go wrong with their offerings. But you’ll also develop critical thinking, math, and data analytics skills. Students in the sixth to 12th grade around the world can attend our programs. So you’ll meet students from other cultures while learning about data collection and working with passionate faculty. Learn more about a few of the offered programs below!

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Machine Learning

Have you ever wanted to learn what drives artificial intelligence? Are you interested in autonomous vehicles and how they’re programmed? Do you want to learn how researchers work in virtual reality? The Center for K12 Stem Education’s Machine Learning high school program offers students an experience with all of those things. What’s more, rising ninth to 12th graders will collaborate in this program. Participants also spend two weeks in the summer working with other students from around the globe on their data analytics skills. Best of all, faculty from the electrical and computer engineering and mechanical engineering departments administer this program. So you’ll get direct exposure to the Tandon School of Engineering faculty as a high school student.

Connected Devices

Have you always wondered how smart devices work? Or how the internet connects us far beyond our phones and computers? Dive deep into the world of connected devices in Tandon’s high school program the Internet of Things. You’ll get practical experience with NYU faculty during the summer. And you’ll be encouraged to use “out-of-the-box” computational thinking. This high school program is for rising ninth to 12th graders who want to gain experience with programming, data, and security. In this program you’ll learn how contemporary smart devices are made while orienting toward the future. Therefore, this STEM high school program truly allows you to immerse yourself in design thinking. And, you’ll connect with students from around the world.

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Summer Math Program for Young Scholars

Tandon isn’t the only school offering STEM high school programs. For example, students can also enroll in the Summer Math Program for Young Scholars. The Center for Mathematical Talent hosts this program over three weeks during the summer. This high school program offers rising ninth to 11th graders the chance to explore undergraduate math topics and the application of math in different fields. You’ll build problem-solving skills while attending lectures led by NYU faculty, who are some of the most talented mathematicians in the world, and graduate students. 

What’s more, you’ll be able to live on campus and participate in summer event offerings to truly understand the NYU experience. Attend this high school program to flex your math skills while learning what NYU, and New York City, has to offer.

Starting Your STEM Journey

So, what are you waiting for? NYU offers many high school programs in STEM and gives students the opportunity to explore those fields. You’ll learn from NYU faculty, work on projects with students from around the world, and get to discover what motivates you. Are you ready to spend a summer at NYU improving your data analytics and math skills? Learn what makes NYU so unique among colleges and universities. And give yourself a chance to better prepare for your college experience ahead!

Andrew LaVenia is Associate Director of Operations for University Programs. When he’s not introducing middle and high school students to summer programs at NYU, he’s writing short stories or on the field as a part of the NYC Ramblers, the country’s oldest LGBTQ soccer league. He earned his BA in Psychology from Boston College and completed an MA in Higher Education & Student Affairs from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at NYU.