Applied Research In Science and Engineering (ARISE)
The Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE) program at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering offers unparalleled opportunities for high school students to conduct real-world scientific research at a variety of NYU STEM labs.
Under the guidance of NYU Faculty and graduate researchers, students gain valuable first-hand experience working in a lab and making practical, substantive contributions to the lab’s research objectives in exciting STEM fields, like Biomedical Engineering, Civil and Urban Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and more.
Students will also receive training in presentation and public speaking skills, in collaboration with ARISE’s partners at Irondale Ensemble Project, and present 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.
ARISE is a 7-week program that takes place during the summer. It is open to New York City high school students currently enrolled in the 10th or 11th grade. Students receive a full scholarship to participate in the program along with a $750.00 stipend for completing the program. ARISE is offered as a tuition-free program through the support of the Pinkerton Foundation, with additional funding from the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), and in partnership with the New York City Science Research Mentoring Consortium.
How to Apply
ARISE is intended to provide an advanced STEM research opportunity to New York City students lacking access to high quality STEM education experiences.
Eligible applicants to ARISE will be New York City high school students currently enrolled in the 10th or 11th grade with strong academic records and demonstrated interest in STEM subjects. 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.
Spaces in the ARISE program are limited and admissions is selective. The application for ARISE is a multi-step process, which includes submission of the online application, a group interview, and lab tours to determine applicants’ placement in one of 32 labs.
Who You'll Study With
Christine Rushlow leads the Developmental Genomics Lab at NYU’s College of Arts and Science (CAS) Biology department. The broad goal of her research program is to understand the molecular mechanisms that control early embryonic development. She teaches undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in genetics and developmental genetics at CAS.
Dr. Rushlow is the recipient of several fellowships and honors and has co-authored dozens of published, peer-reviewed research papers.
Jin Kim Montclare
Jin Kim Montclare leads the Protein Engineering and Molecular Lab at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. She is a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, who is performing groundbreaking research in engineering proteins to mimic nature and, in some cases, work better than nature. She works to customize artificial proteins with the aim of targeting human disorders, drug delivery and tissue regeneration as well as create nanomaterials for electronics. Using multidisciplinary expertise in chemistry and genetic engineering, these results have already been realized.
Kaan M.A. Özbay leads the Urban Mobility and Intelligent Transportation Systems (UrbanMITS) Laboratory. He joined Department of Civil and Urban engineering and Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) at NYU in August 2013. Professor Ozbay was a tenured full Professor at the Rutgers University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Dr. Ozbay is the recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award and has published approximately 300 refereed papers in scholarly journals and conference proceedings. Professor Ozbay serves as the “Associate Editor” of Networks and Spatial Economic journal and Transportmetrica B: Transportation Dynamics journal. He is a member of the editorial board of the ITS journal.
His research interests include: development of simulation models of large scale complex transportation systems, advanced technology and sensing applications for Intelligent Transportation Systems, modeling and evaluation of traffic incident and emergency management systems, feedback based on-line real-time traffic control techniques, traffic safety, application of operations research techniques in network optimization and humanitarian inventory control, and transportation economics.
Samiha Ergan leads the Future Building Informatics and Visualization Lab (biLAB) and is faculty at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Department of Civil and Urban Engineering with a courtesy appointment at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. She is also an associated faculty member at Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP). Prior to joining NYU, she was a research faculty at Carnegie Mellon University and received her Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University.
Areas of Study
Computer and Data Science/Engineering
Research options include: Future Building Informatics and Visualization (biLAB); Behavioral Urban Informatics, Logistics, and Transport (BUILT); Urban Mobility and Intelligent Transportation Systems (UrbanMITS); Responsible Data Science; Privacy and Security Automation; Population Health; Machine Learning for Good; Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications & Distributed Information Systems (CATT); Music and Audio Research; Smart Energy Research (SEARCH); Machine Learning; Nanoelectronics; Mechatronics; Applied Dynamics & Optimization; Dynamical Systems; Machines in Motion.
Engineering and Materials Chemistry
Research options include: Crystal Engineering and Flow Chemistry.
Students will spend five weeks conducting research at one of 32 STEM labs at New York University, reporting to their lab assignment Monday-Friday from 9 AM - 4 PM.
During their lab placement, students will be directed in their research tasks by graduate researchers and faculty, developing technical skills and building a strong foundation for understanding the principles and best practices of conducting research in STEM.
Students will also participate in workshops designed to improve their public speaking and leadership skills, and be able to take advantage of on-campus events and activities organized for NYU’s summer high school students.