This summer college program pays NYC students to learn about STEM

Sixty-five New York City high school students are receiving hands-on training, mentoring, and experience in STEM fields, thanks to ARISE (Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering), a free summer program run by NYU Tandon’s Center for K-12 STEM Education.

“I call it the virtuous cycle. High school students are benefiting, the faculty are benefiting from the program, the Ph.D. students are benefiting,” said Luann Williams-Moore, the program’s assistant director, asserting that the program looks for well-rounded high school students who have demonstrated an interest in science but have not had access to put that passion into practice.