STEM is an abbreviation for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students can learn about STEM both inside and outside the classroom at all grade levels (Pre-kindergarten–12). STEM can also incorporate the arts--then it becomes STEAM. History and literacy may also be included.

STEM education gets students to ask questions and solve problems that relate to the world they live in. Using the engineering-design process, students identify problems, design possible solutions, and test and evaluate those solutions. This process, combined with the study of math and science, helps students to find connections that make science, math and technology relevant to their lives and engaging for them.

STEM can include a variety of courses that combine subjects such as:

  • computer science
  • robotics
  • sustainability
  • environmental studies
  • marine science
  • urban transportation
  • financial literacy
  • urban gardening and farming
  • communications
  • green construction
  • facility maintenance
  • health and wellness

STEM Summer in the City

We are thrilled to announce the 2019 STEM Summer in the City Program!

STEM Summer in the City is a free, five week program designed to engage students in high quality, hands-on learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). STEM Summer in the City is open to all public school students in grades 2-10, is led by DOE teachers, and takes place at specific school sites in each borough. This year we have teamed with several new partners to bring students a one of a kind STEMtastic experience! All students will experience hands on design challenges, exciting tours and fieldtrips, and exclusive guest speakers. Students are chosen through a lottery selection. Breakfast and lunch are included.  

Stay tuned and subscribe to receive more information on STEM Summer in the City! GET READY! Application opens March 18!

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Apply Now! STEM Matters NYC Programs

STEM Matters NYC offers students in kindergarten through grade 12 exciting, hand-on, experiential science and STEM programs during spring break and summer. Programs range from one or two week camps and intensives, high school internships, and a four-week, four-credit college course. If you are interested in animal science or aerospace, marine biology or mechanics, ecology or engineering, and so much more, come discover, investigate, design, and create with us!

Spring break applications are now open. Learn more and apply to have fun, new STEM adventures all week long! Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application deadline is Friday, February 15.

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Educator Resources

Teachers and other educators can find curriculum and instructional materials on We Teach NYC.

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