Applications for ARISE 2018 are now CLOSED. 

After a successful launch in summer 2013, the NYU Tandon School of Engineering continues to conduct the Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE) program.  This 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 full-time, seven week program includes: college level workshops and seminars, a high level research experience in participating NYU faculty labs, and mentoring in that placement by a graduate or postdoctoral student.  In the seminars and workshops, students will be introduced to  the scientific method and ethics, data collection and analysis, research practices and lab safety.

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With their mentors, ARISE participants will spend the latter five weeks of the program in these placements where they will make practical contributions to their lab’s research objectives, which span engineering, life sciences, and computer and data sciences.

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 (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) research opportunity to New York City students lacking 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. NYU Tandon‘s ARISE is a partner of the New York City Science Research Mentoring Consortium, a group of NYC academic, research and cultural institutions providing NYC high school students with mentored, authentic research experiences in STEM.

We are looking for:


  • New York City residents who are completing 10th or 11th grade in June 2018.
  • Academically prepared, highly motivated students.
  • Applicants with a passion for science, technology, engineering and math.
  • Students who will attend the entire program, full time (approximately a 9 to 5 day, Monday-Friday), from July 2, 2018 to August 17, 2018, and an orientation in late June or early July, 2018(date to be determined).
  • Responsible students who have demonstrated: an ability to make and fulfill commitments, timeliness and persistence.
  • Eligible applicants for this program must meet all the above criteria.
  • Check the Frequently Asked Questions page if you still have questions after reading the application instructions.

We cannot accept applications from students who reside outside of one of the five NYC boroughs. Students who will be living in NYC for the summer, only, or who attend school in NYC but live outside of NYC are not eligible.

Before you apply:Olena and Raima

  • Consider the Research Opportunities and the fields of interest.
  • Carefully review the To Apply page for instructions, tips, and a description of the multi-step application and selection process.
  • Check the Frequently Asked Questions page if you still have questions after you read the instructions.
  • You must apply online, on the Application Form page. We cannot accept paper applications or emailed applications.
  • 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:

    • Late November/early December 2017: Application period opens online for summer 2018
    • March 1, 2018 at 5 PM: Student online applications due. The web form will close after 5PM March 1st.
    • March 8, 2018 at 5 PM: Recommender online responses due.
    • Week of April 3rd, 2018: Notification of applicants invited to continue with the application process by attending lab tours at the School of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences.
    • Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 and Wednesday, April 25th, 2018: Lab tours and group interviews. These are mandatory for applicants to receive further consideration.  Students will either attend both nights or the first night, only, depending on their research interests. This will take place in the evenings, and please note on schedules now. Due to space constraints, students can not bring family members.
    • On or around May 2nd, 2018: Notification of applicants invited to continue with lab interviews.
    • Sunday, May 6th, 2018: One afternoon of on-campus interviews with lab personnel and mentors. These are mandatory for applicants to receive further consideration regardless of family vacation schedules. Please note on schedules now. Due to space constraints, students cannot bring family members.
    • On or around May 11th, 2018: Notification to selected applicants offered lab placements.  All other active applicants will be waitlisted. It is very likely that several waitlisted candidates will eventually be offered lab placements.
    • On or around May 15th, 2018: Students offered placements must accept or decline the offer.
    • July 2nd – August 17th: ARISE runs full-time, 5 days per week(except July 4th). The final colloquium will be held on the last day.

Good to know:

            • Students completing the entire program will receive a $500 stipend.
            • Approximately 48 placements are available for summer 2018.
            • We cannot accept applications from students who reside outside of one of the five NYC boroughs. Students who will be living in NYC for the summer, only, or who attend school in NYC but live outside of NYC are not eligible.
            • Questions? Please read all instructions and program web pages.  For information not found on the website, please Email: k12.stem@nyu.edu
            • If you have submitted an application, please provide your Unique Id with any inquiry.
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