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GSTEM is a six-week summer program for high school students with an interest in pursuing academic and career paths in STEM. Students are paired with a STEM professor or researcher and work on individual projects in a field of their choosing. In addition to earning first-hand research experience in real STEM labs, students take weekly field trips to meet women working in a variety of STEM fields.

By participating, you'll develop your laboratory techniques and programming skills, scientific writing abilities, and presentation skills. You'll boost your college readiness and have opportunities to make lasting connections with peers from around the world.

GSTEM offers supportive and inclusive learning environment that breaks down barriers and empowers those who have been historically underrepresented in STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

How to Apply

This program is open to high school students currently enrolled in the 11th or 10th grade with strong academics records and demonstrated interest and ability in STEM. Space in GSTEM is limited and students are admitted on a rolling basis. We reccomend applying early!

To apply, submit an online application, which includes the following components:

  • A cumulative and up-to-date high school transcript(s) starting with 9th grade (Official copies only, signed by the school)
  • 4 short essay responses
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher, advisor, or counselor

Current juniors are given admission priority but we will consider exceptional sophomores if there is space available.

Who You'll Study With

Areas of Study

Student Life

GSTEM is so much more than just research projects! After we kick off the program with an orientation week full of social activities, guest lectures, and fun, students learn to expand their scientific writing skills and their public speaking skills through workshops and attend weekly field trips to local STEM institutions. It all culminates on Symposium Day, when students present their research projects to family and friends.

Summer housing is available on campus for interested students, and a wide variety of evening and weekend activities—like Broadway shows, walking tours, and great dining experiences—happen regularly. GSTEM can offer you an unforgettable summer in NYC!


Program Dates
July 3–August 11

Tuition: $5,000

Housing and dining:
$3,372 (optional)


Application Deadline

Early decision:
March 15

Regular decision:
April 15