June 29 – Aug 7, 2020

chemistry class

Explore the possibility of a future in S.T.E.M.

The GSTEM Summer Program, offered through the NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, gives high school juniors the chance to work on real-world projects alongside researchers.  The program strives to break down barriers and empower those who have been historically underrepresented in STEM – especially girls and other minorities.

Early Application Deadline - March 15th
Regular Application Deadline - April 15th

Program Details

NYU GSTEM is an intensive six-week summer program for high school students who have a high aptitude in STEM subjects and who want to learn in an inclusive, supportive environment. Students are paired with a STEM researcher who will mentor them through a research project in their field. Our mentors are dedicated to educating a new generation of STEM scientists that is as diverse as New York City.  Students will also participate in activities such as workshops, lectures, and field trips, and are introduced to pioneering women in STEM who share their research and personal trajectories.

In addition to hands-on laboratory techniques and/or programming and data processing skills, students attend workshops in scientific writing and public speaking to help them gain confidence in communicating their research. Students complete the program having met other like-minded and talented thinkers—a network that lasts well beyond the program. 

Students receive a letter grade and an NYU transcript upon completion of a written research paper and an oral presentation. The program is geared for rising seniors, though rising juniors may apply. 

Housing is available for students interested in living on-campus during the summer. Additional information is available through the application process. Six weeks of housing (which includes a meal plan) costs an additional $2,694.

June 29 – July 2 Orientation Week:
Students will attend lectures, workshops, and social activities to help them prepare for the program.
July 6 – August 5 Internship Weeks:
Monday - Thursday of each week students will work on their various research projects alongside NYU researchers. Fridays will be spent attending lectures, workshops, field excursions, and social events.
August 6 – August 7 Annual Symposium:
At the end of the program, students will present their research in a celebratory event with family and friends.

Official transcripts may be e-mailed to admissions.docs@nyu.edu, or mailed to:

NYU Admissions
Attention: NYU GSTEM
383 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003


GSTEM is open to current juniors with a high aptitude in STEM and an interest in learning in an environment that celebrates diverse perspective in the sciences.  We will consider outstanding sophomores if there is space available.  We encourage girls and other under-represented groups to apply.  We admit 40 students each summer.  GSTEM is unfortunately unable to admit international students to the program who are not already in the U.S. on an F-1 student visa.