NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium

NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium The NYC SRMC is a group of academic, research and cultural institutions providing NYC HS students with authentic mentored research experiences.

The NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium is a group of New York City-based academic, research and cultural institutions committed to providing NYC high school students with mentored, authentic research experiences in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). We leverage our connections to increase student recruitment, share experiences and expertise, and identify specific opportunities, challenges, and strategies for effectively supporting students in developing science research skills and competencies. We also jointly develop and implement a set of experiences to support students in developing a shared community and college and career readiness. In the Consortium’s first year, more than 150 high students from 68 high schools mentors worked with nearly 80 faculty, post-doctoral and graduate student on authentic research projects across 20 disciplines. In its second year, our programs will serve a greater number of students in additional program locations, engaging new mentors and increasing the Consortium’s ability to impact STEM interested students in New York City. The NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium currently consists of 12 member institutions: · The American Museum of Natural History's Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP) · The Center for Excellence in Youth Education of the Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai (CEYE) · Columbia University Zuckerman Institute, Brain Research Apprenticeships in NY at Columbia (BRAINYAC) · Columbia University Earth Institute - Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) · CUNY Remote Sensing Earth Systems (CREST) Institute, High School Initiative in Remote Sensing of the Earth Systems Science & Engineering (HIRES) · CUNY College Now (on 5 campuses), STEM Research Academy · DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Urban Barcode Research Program (UBRP) · Harlem BioSpace & Columbia University, HYPOTHEkids · NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Applied Research Innovation in Science & Engineering (ARISE) · Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, Environmentor Program · Rockefeller University, Learning at the Bench (LAB) Initiative · Wave Hill, Woodland Ecology Mentorship Program (WERM) While the structure and implementation may vary, all programs in the Consortium incorporate the following core principles into their student research experiences: · A minimum of 70 hours per year of preparatory coursework in science content, methodologies and lab skills that meet or exceed standards for high school science achievement. · Student immersion in an authentic science research project, mentored in a one-to-one or two-to-one relationship with the scientist conducting the research, for approximately 100 contact hours. · Preparatory resources and training in youth mentoring for scientists. · Access to academic and career guidance for science success. · Student access to scientific journals and presentations that support students’ fluency in science communications. · A culminating project that allows students to develop and present their research. Funding for the NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium is generously provided by The Pinkerton Foundation.

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ON OCTOBER 2, 2020, FROM 7–9 PM, LEARN ABOUT RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES YOU CAN PURSUE IN STEM IN HIGH SCHOOL FROM PH.D. STU...
09/15/2020
Science Research Opportunities for High School Students

ON OCTOBER 2, 2020, FROM 7–9 PM, LEARN ABOUT RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES YOU CAN PURSUE IN STEM IN HIGH SCHOOL FROM PH.D. STUDENT KIRILL CHESNOV FROM DUKE UNIVERSITY!

About this Event:

Research opportunities in high school is a commitment to active learning, the ability to take the initiative, and a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math. Such programs offer salaries compatible with typical summer jobs, while tremendously strengthening one’s college applications. This webinar where Kirill Chesnov, a 2nd-year Neurobiology, Ph.D. at Duke University, will discuss what scientific opportunities are available to high school students, what are the benefits of participating, and how to apply to them.

REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT USING THIS LINK:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/science-research-opportunities-for-high-school-students-tickets-119896917909

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Learn about the various research opportunities you can pursue in STEM in high school from Kirill Chesnov!

The grant builds on the Museum’s four-year, NSF-funded “Staying in Science” study, which examines the STEM trajectories ...
08/27/2020

The grant builds on the Museum’s four-year, NSF-funded “Staying in Science” study, which examines the STEM trajectories of 560 youth who graduated from the Museum’s Science Research Mentoring Program or from one of our many Consortium partner programs.

The Museum recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help shed light on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the trajectory of students pursuing a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) major or career. The RAPID grant, awarded to the Museum in partnership with SRI International, is for a one-year project to better understand how the pandemic has affected students in STEM. “Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, college students engaged in STEM suddenly found their internships cancelled and their academic pursuits severely disrupted. How can one pursue STEM if they can’t even go to class or the lab?” says Preeti Gupta, the Museum’s director of youth learning, who is part of the research team.
Photo: R. Mickens/© AMNH

🌲  Meet Dr. Alex Moore a National Science Foundation Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History who is joining us ...
08/26/2020

🌲 Meet Dr. Alex Moore a National Science Foundation Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History who is joining us as the keynote speaker for our 2nd Annual Summer Science Symposium on August 28 & 29 on the virtual platform Whova with over 150 of our Consortium students presenting their research joined by their mentors and over 300 guests. ⠀

We are so excited because Dr. Moore arrives completing a Ph.D. from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in 2018 with research focused on how predator-prey interactions impact the health and functioning of wetland ecosystems. This work is being expanded at AMNH from Yale by branching out into new wetland ecosystems while exploring the cultural implications of habitat restoration and conservation. And, aims to engage in the co-creation of knowledge and sustainable solutions with the local communities most directly impacted by conservation practice and policies.⠀

Learn more about Dr. Moore here: amoorephd.weebly.com

Tune into STEM Research Academy's Virtual Exhibition and celebrate student work and their achievements this summer our C...
08/20/2020

Tune into STEM Research Academy's Virtual Exhibition and celebrate student work and their achievements this summer our CUNY partners that are putting on the first annual STEM Research Academy's Virtual Exhibition.

Happening on their main program website on Monday, August 24, please note the exhibition will go live during the day of this event.

Visit using the link below to view, comment, and explore the work.
>> https://k16.cuny.edu/stemacademy/

DRAW your OWN SCIENCE COMIC!Step 1: WATCH the video: http://bit.ly/3alDeMTStep 2: SUBMIT comics and/or questions to *win...
08/12/2020

DRAW your OWN SCIENCE COMIC!

Step 1: WATCH the video:
http://bit.ly/3alDeMT

Step 2: SUBMIT comics and/or questions to *win a prize*!

Step 3: Come back on Friday to meet the SciArtists!

🥬🥕🧀 Happening Today: Join Junior Scientists from @BioBus all about the Science of Food, #YUM!  Starting at 1pm EST on th...
08/06/2020

🥬🥕🧀 Happening Today: Join Junior Scientists from @BioBus all about the Science of Food, #YUM! Starting at 1pm EST on the BioBus YouTube channel. Get all your gut-wrenching questions answered by our experts Dr. Boykin and Dr. Shikhel!

👨🏻‍🔬 Dr. Steven Shikhel is a classically-trained scientist in Nutrition and metabolic biology, on a mission to change the way people interact and think about food. | @shikhel

👩🏻‍🔬 Dr. Laura Boykin is a biologist who uses genomics and supercomputing to help smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa control whiteflies and viruses, which have devastated cassava crops. | @lauraboykin

Submit your questions for our scientists at the #linkinbio on @biobus page.

#nycsrmc #STEMed #scienceforall #foodscience #foodtechnology #scienceforkids

🥵 Final Challange! This week we’re exploring how natural areas influence the temperature in a big city like New York. @W...
08/05/2020

🥵 Final Challange!

This week we’re exploring how natural areas influence the temperature in a big city like New York. @WaveHill scientist Barry Kogan joined by Dr. Lauren Smalls-Mantey and Jessica Hoch to help guide us.

Discover + Learn + Submit here: http://bit.ly/2Oqy9Zy

The way scientist Paula Croxson is looking at that 🧠 is just so wholesome! Have you tried this week's challenge with @zu...
07/22/2020

The way scientist Paula Croxson is looking at that 🧠 is just so wholesome! Have you tried this week's challenge with @zuckermanbrain? 🤔⠀

Learn about a neuroscience experiment that lets you measure your own visual threshold! ⠀

Begin + submit your own data here!⠀
>>> bit.ly/2Oqy9Zy

Scientist Rosemary Puckett at BioBus is putting proteins on blast! This week it's about bioinformatics and how to compar...
07/14/2020

Scientist Rosemary Puckett at BioBus is putting proteins on blast!

This week it's about bioinformatics and how to compare proteins of different species using a program called BLAST. Time to BLAST off and complete the challenge.

Begin here and submit your own data:
https://bit.ly/2Oqy9Zy

Only 4 days left to apply for the Summer Employment Youth Program (#SYEP)!Who is Eligible?- Young people age 14 to 24- M...
07/09/2020

Only 4 days left to apply for the Summer Employment Youth Program (#SYEP)!

Who is Eligible?
- Young people age 14 to 24
- Must be a resident of one of the five NYC boroughs
- Legally allowed to work in the US

Apply here:
https://application.nycsyep.com

Welcome to a summer of the Consortium’s science challenges with BioBus! These are open to all high school students curre...
07/08/2020

Welcome to a summer of the Consortium’s science challenges with BioBus! These are open to all high school students currently enrolled in programs within our programs and its alumni.

This week, we’re going to think about Building Bridges. 🤔

Did you know that Manhattan has 21 bridges connecting it to other land areas, including Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and New Jersey? Join BioBus Scientist Rob Frawley to construct a paper bridge in this science engineering experiment! Learn about different types of bridges in this building challenge.

Click here to begin: exploreathome.weebly.com/.

Submit your challenge’s response, anything documenting your process here: biobus.org/nycsrmc1/

You may also follow/tag @biobus and @nycsrmc on social media to show us your challenge activities and get a shout-out!

So, a few remarkable things happened at the Colloquium! First, a big thank you to all of our hard-working students, ment...
07/02/2020

So, a few remarkable things happened at the Colloquium! First, a big thank you to all of our hard-working students, mentors, and members of the Consortium for a jam-packed day of learning and exploring research topics during the 7th Annual Student Research Colloquium.

We had over 300 virtual attendees; this includes all our student presenters, their mentors, and the site managers, plus our families, friends, and fellow peers joined the Colloquium too.

And, got the chance to hear from Dr. Sabriya Stukes about her work and the different pathways and experiences she harnessed to be the microbiologist, who is a founding Assistant Director of the Masters in Translational Medicine program at The City College of New York. Not only is she an all that, and is also an educator and a science communicator.

Afterward, we heard questions from our student researchers asked about advice on how one navigates a STEM career and the unique challenges along the way. We learned about those that influenced her path, and we reflected on ideas like handling disappointments and empowering others within the field.

There were also the creative presentations and videos completed by the scholars ho conducted their own Q+A’s with over 50 people in their room! That’s unlike being with each other in person.
We had a fantastic time hearing your research and findings come to life!

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(The attendee's shown are just a handful from the Colloquium).

#nycsrmc

Check out all that's happening at our virtual edition of this year's 7th Annual Student Research Colloquium by following...
06/18/2020

Check out all that's happening at our virtual edition of this year's 7th Annual Student Research Colloquium by following us on Twitter and searching our hashtag #nycsrmc. Follow our Twitter >> twitter.com/nycsrmc

Congrats to Johanna and Xavier, two teens who are part of our partner program the Science Research Mentoring Program (SR...
06/18/2020

Congrats to Johanna and Xavier, two teens who are part of our partner program the Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP) at the American Museum of Natural History!

We are so proud to see the work you've accomplished!

🚨 New blog alert! 🚨 Congratulations to Johanna and Xavier, two teens who are part of the Museum’s Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP). They’re featured in a new blog post read here:(bit.ly/3hHY8ZK) that discusses their work with Phillip “Skip” Skipwith, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Herpetology. SRMP matches high school students with Museum scientists for a year-long research project—read about this team’s work with Malagasy gemsnakes.

The images included are from Rotunda, a magazine for Members of the Museum.⠀

Photos: R. Mickens/© AMNH

Tomorrow is June 10, 2020, let us #ShutDownAcademia & #ShutDownSTEM for white and non-Black People of Color to educate t...
06/09/2020

Tomorrow is June 10, 2020, let us #ShutDownAcademia & #ShutDownSTEM for white and non-Black People of Color to educate themselves and define plans of action. We join with members of Particles for Justice in calling for a #Strike4BlackLives.
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Resource 1:
Working on anti-Black racism in academia and STEM means educating ourselves in areas like access and inclusion in science careers.

A Research Article on "Is Science for Us? Black Students’ and Parents’ Views of Science and Science Careers":
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/sce.21146
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Resource 2:
In order to disseminate research on race, we must understand how to talk and not take about race:
Listen to episodes on, "Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race" here: https://www.showaboutrace.com/

Black lives matter. The Consortium community stands with those affected and grieving. Today on June 2, our social media ...
06/02/2020

Black lives matter. The Consortium community stands with those affected and grieving. Today on June 2, our social media will pause in solidarity and respect.

05/27/2020
BioBus

We love this so much!

‼️ Our 9th Explore! At Home Weekly Science Challenge is live ‼️ Community Scientist Rosemary Puckett introduces us to the world of neuroscience and gives us some insight into our sense of smell! This week, Rosemary releases a special challenge...Investigate the Neuroscience of Smell! She suggests an experiment you can conduct on your own to sniff up data and explore your memories! All ages are welcome! Click the link to begin: www.biobus.org/exploreathome 🧠👃🏼🧠👃🏼🧠👃🏼

Happening today at 3:30pm ET. Register here: https://rocku.zoom.us/we…/register/WN_vKXb1dwvQ5a9FRc6j8E8NA.#d4p #sciencef...
05/20/2020

Happening today at 3:30pm ET. Register here: https://rocku.zoom.us/we…/register/WN_vKXb1dwvQ5a9FRc6j8E8NA.

#d4p #scienceforall

Join us for our NEXT Data for the People on Wednesday, May 20th at 3:30pm ET. Register here: https://rocku.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vKXb1dwvQ5a9FRc6j8E8NA.

This week on D4P, postdocs Chloe Pasin and Sinead Morris will talk about how scientists are applying hypothetical modeling and math to predict what can happen when social distancing rules are lifted at different time points. More specifically, they will present a case study from The Lancet published on March 25, 2020 that applied a model to predict what would happen in Wuhan, China under different scenarios of social mixing (i.e. when and how the population stops social distancing). ————————————————————————
Learn about upcoming events at our website: http://rockedu.rockefeller.edu/d4p. Data for the People (D4P) is a weekly, interactive web-series that invites ‘the people’ (all of our community members, worldwide!) to engage with relevant scientific research topics. Scientific research topics are presented by scientists in our communities—directly from the primary scientific literature— and explored in a way that maintains the rigor of the research, while eliminating the inaccessible jargon.

The D4P webinar series is supported by a grassroots collective of scientists who want to channel their skills into action (while still adhering to the guidelines of physical distancing—safety first!). The D4P initiative was co-founded by Elizabeth Zale (graduate student from Weill Cornell), Eva Stevenson (research specialist from Weill Cornell), and members of the RockEDU Science Outreach team. D4P also partners with Scientists Inc We are funded in part by the Kavli Foundation, as part of the LiveSci Collective. We plan on growing the D4P initiative, so watch this space for new announcements!

#d4p #scienceforall

While we #stayhome, taking up a new hobby can be healthy and fun! If you're interested, join RISE Rockaway at ⏰ 2 pm tod...
05/20/2020

While we #stayhome, taking up a new hobby can be healthy and fun! If you're interested, join RISE Rockaway at ⏰ 2 pm today for their weekly virtual knit-along, all levels are welcomed! ⠀

💻 Zoom ID & Link: 435 817 636 | zoom.us/j/435817636

What can we learn about coyote scat (poop) 💩 under a microscope? The scat data analyzed by our student-researchers in th...
05/13/2020

What can we learn about coyote scat (poop) 💩 under a microscope? The scat data analyzed by our student-researchers in the Science Research Mentoring Program at the American Museum of Natural History suggests a varied and urban diet. Learn more here ➞ http://bit.ly/3dEEivB

Also, ever wonder how coyotes get to Central Park? 🤔
The Gotham Coyote project does too and they rely on public reporting of any coyote sightings which can be done by clicking the “Report a Sighting” button on the home page of gothamcoyote.org

Photo: © AMNH

05/08/2020
RockEDU Science Outreach

RockEDU Science Outreach

We’ve officially hosted 4️⃣ Data for the People webinars! We sincerely hope that our incredible community members (all of you!) are enjoying and learning from this digital initiatives. Can’t make our Wednesday at 3:30pm ET? Heard something interesting in a talk, and eager to get another listen? Hankering for a deeper dive for you or your students? We’ve got you covered! Head on over to our website to check out our BRAND NEW D4P page! On this page, rockedu.rockefeller.edu/d4p, you can get all the information about upcoming sessions and previous sessions! We’ve got video recordings, discussion guides and supplementary material to help YOU engage with the content in a way that matches your needs! We’ll be updating this website weekly with our newest editions, and can’t wait to see how you engage with the materials! Please tag #d4p or #rockedu to show us how you or your students are using our newest content!
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#science #stem #edu #covid #virus #covid19 #scientist #scientists #experiment #experiments #research #lab #laboratory #webinar

Genspace
05/08/2020

Genspace

"Genspace has allowed me to cheaply do research, and get preliminary data that ultimately allowed me to launch my startup. Without a lab like Genspace, the barriers to entry would simply be too high for any of this to happen." - Tré, Genspace member and founder of Vader Nanotechnologies

Genspace is a platform for innovation in the life sciences. Help us stay afloat through these difficult times by making a donation if you're in a position to do so: https://www.genspace.org/support-us

#GivingTuesdayNow

BioBus
05/08/2020

BioBus

Thank you to our amazing guest scientists who appeared on today's Student Town Hall! Marisa Dunigan, Dr. Davida Smyth, and Dr. Charlie Garnett Benson answered some tough questions like "Why does COVID-19 spread faster than other viruses?" "Are kids' immune systems the same as adult's immune systems?" and much more!
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Thank you to all of you at home who submitted such amazing questions! A special thanks to NYC Council Member Mark Levine for telling us about how he uses scientific evidence and his personal experience with COVID-19 to make policy decisions!
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Tune in next week for our Student Town Hall on Marine Biology at 4pm and out very first Student Town Hall IN SPANISH on bugs at 5 pm! 👩🏾‍🔬👩🏼‍🔬🔬🧫

#ScienceAtHome #STEMeducation #thankyou #COVID19 #coronavirus

Any middle school or high school students still looking for summer opportunities? If so, check out Baruch STEP Academy's...
05/04/2020

Any middle school or high school students still looking for summer opportunities? If so, check out Baruch STEP Academy's remote learning summer programs. For more information and eligibility requirements visit, blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/precollege, or scan the QR code.

Join NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium and RockEDU Science Outreach in a session on "A Commitment to a Better fu...
04/30/2020

Join NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium and RockEDU Science Outreach in a session on "A Commitment to a Better future in STEM: Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Mentored Research Through Program Design and Citywide Support" for the #ARIS2020 summit.

Support the session tomorrow by registering here: https://www.researchinsociety.org/events/aris-2020-virtual-summit

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The NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium (The Consortium) is a partnership of academic, research, and cultural institutions committed to providing dynamic, mentored, science research experiences for NYC high school students who have an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Our mission is to provide students from historically underrepresented backgrounds in STEM fields and careers access to innovative research internships that will support them in their college and career pathways.

The Consortium cultivates a community of practice among a diverse network of scientists, graduate students, educators and like-minded individuals. Together this community invests in and empowers our scholars to succeed in STEM academically and professionally.

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The NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium currently consists of these institutions:

– Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP) at the American Museum of Natural History

– Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE) at the Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

– Brain Research Apprenticeships in New York at Columbia (BRAINYAC) at the Columbia Zuckerman Institute

– Secondary School Field Research Program (SSFRP) at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) at the Columbia University Earth Institute

– High School Initiative in Remote Sensing of the Earth Systems Science & Engineering (HIRES) at CUNY’s Remote Sensing Earth Systems (CREST) Institute

– STEM Research Academy at CUNY’s College Now Program across on 9 campuses including City College, John Jay College, Queens College, Lehman College, York College, City Tech College, Baruch College, Brooklyn College, and Queensborough Community College.

– Urban Barcode Research Program (UBRP) at the DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

– BioBus Junior Scientist Internship at the BioBase Harlem at the Columbia Zukerman Institute

– Hk Maker Lab at the Columbia University of Engineering and Applied Science

– New York Bioforce at the Columbia University of Engineering and Applied Science

– Applied Research Innovation in Science & Engineering (ARISE) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering

– Environmentor Program at the Rockaway Initiative for Sustainability & Equity (RISE)

– Learning at the Bench (LAB) Initiative at the Rockefeller University

– BioRocket Internship at the Genspace

– Woodland Ecology Mentorship Program (WERM) at the Wave Hill

– Project TRUE at the Bronx Zoo, Wildlife Conservation Society

To learn more about each of these programs, read press, and student stories, please visit: https://www.studentresearchnyc.org/

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Support for the NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium is generously provided by The Pinkerton Foundation.

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