The application for ARISE 2016 will be available online towards the end of November, 2015. Please check back at that time.

After a successful 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).

This seven week program includes: college level workshops and seminars, 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 seminars and workshops, students will be introduced to engineering concepts and principles, the scientific method and ethics, research practices and lab safety.

ARISE 2014 - EricaWith 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; chemical, biological and protein engineering; as well as biology and molecular design.

Students will also receive training in presentation and public speaking skills, in collaboration with ARISE’s partners at Irondale Ensemble Project, and give their research findings at the program’s concluding colloquium to NYU faculty and graduate students, their peer ARISE participants, other academic experts, family members and friends.

Through 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 2015.
  • Academically prepared, highly motivated students.
  • Applicants with a passion for science, technology, engineering and math.
  • Students who will attend the entire program, full time, from July 6, 2015 to August 21, 2015, and an orientation on June 29, 2015.
  • 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.

Before you apply, please:Olena and Raima

  • Consider the Research Opportunities and the fields of interest.
  • Carefully review the To Apply page.  It provides instructions on applying, tips, and describes the selection process.
  • 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.

Get started with Important Dates and Information:

    • November 14, 2014: Application period opens for summer 2015.
    • March 2, 2015: Applications due.
    • On or around March 30: initial selection–notification to applicants regarding first round interviews and lab tours at the School of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences.
    • Week of April 20: combined first round interviews and lab tours.  These are mandatory for applicants to receive further consideration.  They will take place in the after school hours, and please note on schedules now.
    • April 24: second round candidates notified
    • Week of April 27: on-campus interviews with lab personnel and mentors.  These are mandatory for applicants to receive further consideration.  They will take place in the after school hours, and please note on schedules now.
    • On or around May 6: notification to selected applicants.  All other active applicants will be wait listed at that time. Please know that it is very likely several 2015 candidates will ultimately be selected from this list.

Good to know:

            • Students completing the entire program will receive a $500 stipend
            • Up to 36 placements are available for summer 2015
            • Questions? Email: k12stem@poly.edu
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