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In this activity, ARISE students consider principles in friction and weight with their robotic car.

Curriculum Highlight & Instructor Profiles: BRISK with Dominick Dennisur & Akshay Fadnis

How do you build a robotic car and collect data about the angles of the turns it makes and the friction it creates when moving on different surfaces? How can we visualize the data we acquire and use visualizations (maps, graphs) for analysis?

This summer, Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE) students will focus on the above and more through Basic Robotics to Inspire Scientific Knowledge (BRISK), a 30 hour workshop. Students will participate in hands-on, interdisciplinary lessons involving math, science, computer programming, and robotics.

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ARISE 2013 students deliver final presentations with confidence at the conclusion of the program.

Curriculum Highlight & Instructor Profile: Dimensions of Scientific Inquiry with Dr. Brendan Matz

How should we as a society best use the powerful knowledge produced in the laboratory? How do STEM researchers and professionals consider ethical issues relating to embryonic stem cells, online privacy, designer babies, drones and warfare, and genetically modified foods?

This summer, Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE) students will focus on the above and more through Dimensions of Scientific Inquiry, a 30 hour workshop. Students will make connections between scientific laboratory research and skills in critical thinking, public debate, writing and presentation.

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The application deadline for the Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE) 2014 summer program is about a month away. Thanks to generous support from the Pinkerton Foundation, ARISE will accept up to 36 placements this summer for NYC high school students. Research opportunities will take place in 10 different labs ranging from soil mechanics to protein engineering. The program is focused on mentorship, hands-on learning, analytical research, and presentation skills.

There is no fee to apply, and all students who complete the program successfully will receive a $500 stipend.

See and hear different perspectives on the ARISE experience.

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An Opportunity to ARISE from NYU-Poly Center for K12 STEM on Vimeo.


Congratulations to the 18 New York City high school students who completed the Applied Research Innovations in Science

and Engineering program on NYU-Poly’s campus today. After an immersive 8-week experience in workshops, courses and mentored research in one of 10 labs under the guidance of graduate and undergraduate students, ARISE participants presented their findings with confidence, accuracy and enthusiasm. IMG_1718 IMG_1770 IMG_1762IMG_1755 IMG_1748 IMG_1734 IMG_1713IMG_1707 IMG_1702IMG_1701 IMG_1744 IMG_1737IMG_1728 IMG_1706 IMG_1687 IMG_1680


Watch this discussion with summer robotics researchers: undergraduate and graduate students from Prof. Vikram Kapila‘s Mechatronics Lab, high school students in our ARISE program, and middle and high school teachers in the National Science Foundation funded Research Experience

for Teachers SMARTER program. They talk about their projects and creative ideas for interactive devices, as well as their views on the state of STEM education for K12 teachers and students.


DSC_8071-ARecent NYU-Poly Masters Degree graduates in Mechanical Engineering, Hussein Saab (right) and Hisham Touma (left). Here they describe the Science of Swing: a Robotics Activities for Math and Physics (RAMP) lesson. RAMP is integrated into a series of preparatory workshops and short courses for high school students in NYU-Poly’s research program Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE). IMG_0187In the Science of Swing lesson, ARISE students were introduced to the history and the characteristics of pendulums. Students learned of the period’s dependence on the pendulum’s length and the period’s independence of the initial displacement and bob mass. Complementing this lecture was a hands-on experiment: groups of students built pendulums using the NXT Mindstorms kits and acquired experimental data by varying the bob mass, the initial position, and the length of the rod. The data collected by each group were analyzed to verify the principles taught in the previous lecture. Continue reading