Summer STEM Program
2020 Summer STEM applications will open January 6, 2020.
Program dates and projects will be announced on January 6, 2020.
Program Description: The Summer STEM Program is a six-week intensive that immerses students in hands-on engineering design and problem-solving. Class projects cover topics from current problems in civil, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering. Students gain knowledge in an engineering field and guidance to address a real-world problem by designing and engineering a team project.
Classes: Projects descriptions from 2019 are found here. We will announce the 2020 projects on January 6, 2020. You will select a first and second choice on your application.
Program Period: TBD
Daily Schedule: Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Cost: TBD, Full and half tuition scholarships and application fee waivers will be available
- A high school sophomore or junior during the 2019-2020 school year
- Able to reside in New York City for the entire program. We cannot provide visa assistance for international students
- An average student in the program has a GPA of 3:0 in their English, math and science classes and describes themselves as motivated, hard-working, creative, and passionate about making a change in the world
Application Deadline: Application and Recommendation letters must be submitted by March 27, 2020
Note: Acceptance or rejection to the Cooper Union Summer STEM Program does not affect entrance to Cooper Union’s undergraduate program. However, your performance in Summer STEM may be considered if you apply to the undergraduate program.
The Summer STEM program is supported through generous donations from the Jon Ben Snow Foundation, the New York Building Foundation, and The Henry Sterne Trust.