What We Do

We focus on developing lessons and techniques that bring together STEM disciplines and concepts through creative hands-on projects and experiments. We have found that the concept of engineering as the application of science and technology is a powerful lens for young people through which to view -- and truly appreciate -- the rules of the natural world.

Our K12 STEM education program:

  • Is Hands-on
  • Activity based
  • Promotes teamwork
  • Involves mentors
  • Allows young people to engage with STEM through building, programming and research

Featured Programs


Science of Smart Cities (SoSC) is program for 30 rising 7th and 8th grade students selected through their participation in other the School of Engineering programs. Supported by the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, this full-time, 4-week program will serve 30 young people from central Brooklyn.

Learn more about SoSC


Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE) is a selective program for academically strong, current 10th and 11th grade New York City students with a demonstrated interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Learn more about ARISE


Central Brooklyn STEM Initiative (CBSI) pairs teachers from Brooklyn public schools with graduate student fellows from the School of Engineering's engineering, chemical and biological science programs to design dynamic, hands-on classroom lessons in a variety of STEM disciplines.

Learn more about CBSI


Creativity in Engineering, Science, and Technology (CrEST) emphasizes hands-on, lab-based demonstrations, experiments, and projects that offer important learning experiences related to circuitry, electronics, mechanical systems, physical computing, robotics and other STEM disciplines.

Learn more about CrEST

Get Involved

Have an idea for a collaboration or innovation in K-12 STEM education that supports students and/or teachers? Are you a teacher or princip al interested in working with Center? Email us at k12stem@poly.edu.

Contact Us:

The School of Engineering Center for K12 STEM Education
6 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201