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.

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

Join tomorrow's session at 4 pm geared toward high school juniors! College & the COVID-19 Crisis: Info Session + Q&A for...
04/29/2020
College and the COVID-19 Crisis: Informational Session and Q&A for High School Seniors - 92Y, New York

Join tomorrow's session at 4 pm geared toward high school juniors!

College & the COVID-19 Crisis: Info Session + Q&A for HS Seniors. Every aspect of the high school experience, and the college admissions process has been impacted.

Register here: https://92y.org/event/college-and-the-covid-19-crisis-seniors.aspx

Serena Castellano shares college admissions updates and resources for high school seniors in response to COVID-19.

Let's go to EarthFest from home! 🌏Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! We will be joining the American Museum ...
04/21/2020
EarthFest From Home: April 22, 2020 | AMNH

Let's go to EarthFest from home! 🌏

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! We will be joining the American Museum of Natural History as they put on digital events for everyone.

A full schedule of the Earth Day watch parties:

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the Museum’s family-friendly, all-day online festival featuring live watch parties, interactive science experiments, and more.

Join @RockEDU's Dr. Odaelys Pollard, for inaugural "Data for the People" #D4P series, taking place Wed, April 15, at 3:3...
04/14/2020

Join @RockEDU's Dr. Odaelys Pollard, for inaugural "Data for the People" #D4P series, taking place Wed, April 15, at 3:30 pm. Scientific topics explored and its rigor of research maintained by eliminating inaccessible jargon.

Register here: https://bit.ly/2Vtb6An

Tonight, the full #Moon will be at perigee—the closest point in the Moon's orbit to earth. This #SuperPinkMoon will appe...
04/07/2020

Tonight, the full #Moon will be at perigee—the closest point in the Moon's orbit to earth. This #SuperPinkMoon will appear bigger and brighter! The Moon orbits Earth in an ellipse. A #supermoon occurs when a full Moon phase aligns with perigee or the point at which the Moon is closest to Earth. ⠀

🌎✨🌕✨⠀

Photo: NASA

Today's #MotivationMonday arrives with some Headspace now available for that New York state of mind!New York has been hi...
04/06/2020
A NY state of mind - Headspace

Today's #MotivationMonday arrives with some Headspace now available for that New York state of mind!

New York has been hit hard by the current global crisis. In partnership with Governor Cuomo, Headspace wants to be here for you—to help you find some time and space as you weather this storm.

From Buffalo to Long Island, Albany to the Lower East Side, this special NY collection of meditation, sleep, and movement exercises are here to support you through stressful and challenging times. Helping you—and your fellow New Yorkers—stay strong and be kind to yourselves, with a New York state of mind.

Let's create some headspace now:
https://www.headspace.com/ny

New York has been hit hard by the current global crisis. In partnership with Governor Cuomo, Headspace wants to be here for you — to help you weather this storm.

Happy Birthday to #JaneGoodall passionate activist and primatologist! Goodall was born April 3, 1934, and #BecauseofJane...
04/03/2020

Happy Birthday to #JaneGoodall passionate activist and primatologist! Goodall was born April 3, 1934, and #BecauseofJane, we have a continued responsibility as researchers to understand ecological impacts made by humans. Goodall inspires us by saying, "I think empathy is really important, and I think only when our clever brain and our human heart work together in harmony can we achieve our full potential."
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Image: Wikimedia Commons

BioBus
04/01/2020

BioBus

Due to an overwhelming number of coronavirus questions (we received nearly 500!!!!!) BioBus will be hosting another Student Town Hall LIVE on the BioBus YouTube channel Thursday at 4pm (EST)!
https://youtu.be/SMDtJtt_cd8

Join us to hear scientists and friends of BioBus, Drs. Joel Oppenheim and Nina Gnaedig, answer your questions! Hosted by our very own Latasha Wright! #remotelearning #STEMforkids #STEMlearning #LIVE #tunein

BioBus
04/01/2020

BioBus

‼️Our first Explore! At Home Weekly Science Challenge is live!‼️ Tune in every week for a new science experiment guided by a BioBus Scientist! These challenges are to be done at home with materials easily on hand. All ages are welcome! Click link in bio to begin!! 🧑🏽‍🔬👩🏻‍🔬👨🏾‍🔬🌿🔬

https://sites.google.com/biobus.org/exploreathome/home

A little #MondayMotivation from us to you! The Consortium team is full of talent and dedication to the values of scienti...
03/30/2020

A little #MondayMotivation from us to you! The Consortium team is full of talent and dedication to the values of scientific research. And, through this time of social distancing, we share project ideas and implement ways to have students present their ongoing research live online! 💪🏽

03/27/2020
American Museum of Natural History

Are we alone in the universe? Are dinosaurs still alive today? Museum scientists Jackie Faherty and Aki Watanabe answer these questions and more in our Space vs. Dinos video watch party. Join the American Museum of Natural History for another watch party!

Are we alone in the universe? Are dinosaurs still alive today? Museum scientists Jackie Faherty and Aki Watanabe answer these questions and more in our Space vs. Dinos video watch party. This Friday, tune in for the chance to chat with them live and talk all things space and dinos!

03/26/2020
BioBus

Tune in today for @BioBus LIVE starting 4 pm!

This is a Student Town Hall where BioBus Scientists, Rob Frawley and Christine Marizzi, answer your kids' questions about coronavirus LIVE!

DO NOW – Click Link to ask coronavirus questions to scientists.

DO NOW – Click Link to enter your guess about what we’re zooming into in the microscope image below.

DO NOW – Click Link and click SUBSCRIBE to HELP GET US TO 1000 SUBSCRIBES on YouTube (we’ll unlock secret powers, you’ll never miss a video).

BioBus is LIVE starting 4pm on Thursday, March 26!

Join us for a Student Town Hall where BioBus Scientists, Rob Frawley and Christine Marizzi, answer your kids' questions about coronavirus LIVE!
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DO NOW – Click Link to ask coronavirus questions to scientists
DO NOW – Click Link to enter your guess about what we’re zooming into in the microscope image below
DO NOW – Click Link and click SUBSCRIBE to HELP GET US TO 1000 SUBSCRIBES on YouTube (we’ll unlock secret powers, you’ll never miss a video)

03/24/2020

Did you know it's ☀️ #SolarWeek? Here's some literal sunshine for you! This is the most detailed image of the sun's surface to date! NSF's Inouye Solar Telescope provides close-ups of the sun’s surface, but ultimately it will measure the sun’s corona. This telescope is named for Daniel K. Inouye, the Hawaii Senator who died in 2012 and is credited with helping build Hawaii into an astronomical powerhouse. ☀️ #2020SolarVision
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Credit: NSO/AURA/NSF

Apply to the LifeSciNYC Internship Program! Deadline 03/31.The internship is full-time paid summer internship opportunit...
03/24/2020
New York City: A Global Leader in Life Sciences

Apply to the LifeSciNYC Internship Program! Deadline 03/31.

The internship is full-time paid summer internship opportunities in NYC for student scientists, as well as for students who could fill roles in business development, strategy, finance, marketing, communications, software development, data science, AI, machine learning, and more! Broadly seeking applicants with regulatory and/or clinical experience or bioinformatics specialization. There are openings for students in STEM/STEAM with strong written and verbal communication skills who are open to working in a business capacity.

The LifeSci NYC Internship Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all majors. Applicants must either attend a university in NYC or be NYC residents attending a university anywhere. Recent graduates (spring 2019 or later) may also apply.

Apply and learn more: http://bit.ly/lifescistudents

New York City is at the forefront of the life sciences industry and recognized as a world-class hub for biomedical research and technology development.

Welcome to Geneticist and Lead Community Scientist Christine Marizzi’s  #SciOut home office! A global pandemic can't sto...
03/20/2020

Welcome to Geneticist and Lead Community Scientist Christine Marizzi’s #SciOut home office! A global pandemic can't stop BioBus from teaching science. They are here to support and listen to the community and working on plans to share their work on a screen near you, stay tuned. ⠀

#BioBase #SciComm #nycsrmc

Scientists Dr. Jeanne Garbarino at Rockefeller University and virologist Gaby Paniccia is hosting a COVID-19 info sessio...
03/19/2020

Scientists Dr. Jeanne Garbarino at Rockefeller University and virologist Gaby Paniccia is hosting a COVID-19 info session + Q&A today, Thursday, March 19, at 11 am EST. Join in on the science of 🦠 COVID-19. ⠀

Join the Zoom Meeting today at 11 am:
https://rocku.zoom.us/j/795267273

With a little luck and a lot of WIFI, the Science Research Mentoring Program (@SRMP4Life) community of @AMNH supported e...
03/17/2020

With a little luck and a lot of WIFI, the Science Research Mentoring Program (@SRMP4Life) community of @AMNH supported each other during an essential time of social distancing. Our high school students have been conducting advisories online. Their first attempt was a success! They introduced their pets 🐱🐥🦎 to one another in a way that wouldn’t have happened otherwise. A big thanks to our alumni who volunteered to talk about their experiences applying and going to college. We enjoyed hearing your wisdom! Over the next few weeks, the Consortium and all of our partners and staff will be closely monitoring the current situation. And, with many changes still ahead, the #NYCSRMC family is here for each other.

The NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Consor...
03/12/2020
COVID-19: Health and Safety at the Museum | AMNH

The NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The Consortium is based out of the American Museum of Natural history and here are Our Actions to Maintain a Healthy and Safe Environment for Visitors and Staff During the COVID-19 Virus:

https://www.amnh.org/plan-your-visit/covid-19-visitors-staff

Find the latest updates about the American Museum of Natural History's actions for health and safety during COVID-19.

The Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE) - Mount Sinai
03/06/2020

The Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE) - Mount Sinai

ANNUAL BRAIN FAIR 2020 🧠⚡️🧠⚡️🧠

Mount Sinai’s Annual Brain Fair is a free event for all ages to learn about your amazing brain and how you can keep it healthy and happy with many interactive learning stations, talks, and giveaways. We are proud to draw hundreds of visitors each year to Mount Sinai and our world-class neuroscience community.

We hope you join us this year for another day of fun and brains! 💥🧬🤓 #brain #diversity #brainhealth #brainfood #brainpower #beautyandbrains #mountsinaihospital #brainpower

🤩 Yes! Let LAB Jumpstart ‘20 commence! Thrilled to welcome an incredible group of 20 NYC HS students into our community....
03/04/2020

🤩 Yes! Let LAB Jumpstart ‘20 commence! Thrilled to welcome an incredible group of 20 NYC HS students into our community. Over the next few months students will learn research, lab skills, foundational science content, and presentation skills! Stay tuned for more from RockEDU Science Outreach! #nycsrmc

🚨New Research Alert! 🚨⠀⠀🔬 Students in the Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP) at the American Museum of Natural Hi...
02/27/2020

🚨New Research Alert! 🚨⠀

🔬 Students in the Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP) at the American Museum of Natural History has helped to discover two new species of sea anemone! The species (Scolanthus shrimp) honors the program as students are informally known as "SRMPers"!⠀

👩‍🔬 Sadie Burke (Left) and Cherie Qu (Right) are seen at the 6th Annual Student Science Research Colloquium of the @nycsrmc presenting their research on the two new species of sea anemone. The two women assisted AMNH biologists Drs. Luciana Gusmão and Estefania Rodriguez.⠀

📖 To read the article by Queens Daily Eagle: https://www.studentresearchnyc.org/press/

Photo: © AMNH/M. Shanley

Let's throw it back to last year's Summer Symposium! Scholars in our Consortium who completed their research projects al...
02/20/2020

Let's throw it back to last year's Summer Symposium! Scholars in our Consortium who completed their research projects alongside their mentors had the opportunity to present the processes and findings with hundreds of attendees. The event had the historic Great Hall as its backdrop, located in Shepard Hall at @ccnycitycollege. The room was teeming with high energy and focus from students and staff. All programs that were kicking off their summer research was able to go around to peers from other sites that completed their projects to see how they may deliver their research. @srmp4life spent their first day taking a field trip to observe, learn, and inspire their work in the coming year.

Are you charged up for National Battery Day? 🔋Think about the device you’re using right now it probably powered by a bat...
02/18/2020

Are you charged up for National Battery Day? 🔋Think about the device you’re using right now it probably powered by a battery! Batteries power our daily lives and allow for a wide range of conveniences. The invention as we know it has a long history, and in 1799, Italian physicist Alessandro Volta created the first battery by stacking alternating layers of zinc, the arrangement is called a voltaic pile, and it was not the first device to generate electricity. Still, it was the first to emit a steady and lasting current.

The following breakthrough was in 1836 when English chemist John Frederick Daniell invented the Porous pot cell/Daniell cell. This invention was an early battery, and its arrangement would not have functioned well in a flashlight. By 1898, the Colombia Dry Cell became the first commercially available battery sold in the United States. And, the modern alkaline dry battery using the zinc/manganese dioxide chemistry was invented by Canadian engineer Lewis Urry in the 1950s.

Did you know in NYC by law, it is recommended that all rechargeable batteries are ♻️recycled at any store that sells them, or be brought to any DSNY Household Special Waste Drop-Off Site? And, the same goes for all other electronics that you’re looking to throw away. As for regular alkaline batteries like the ones you use in the remote can go in the regular trash, but it’s better to bring them in, too.

Image 1: John Fredrick Daniell’s arrangement of the porous pot cell/Daniel cell, PD image
Image 2: Alessandro Volta’s arrangement of the voltaic pile, PD image
Image 3: 1925 color print ad for the Eveready Columbia Hot Shot Dry Cell Battery

Happy Valentines Day! ❤️ We send our love to our 24 program partners. All year long, the programs work to provide high s...
02/14/2020

Happy Valentines Day! ❤️ We send our love to our 24 program partners. All year long, the programs work to provide high school students with meaningful research opportunities that help build their professional toolkits to continue their passions in the broad field of STEM. Join us in loving them by learning more about the sites and their offerings on our website at studentresearchnyc.org. We their dropped pins 📍 for you. A few programs already have applications up for summer research opportunities; if you go on our Twitter even find us on LinkedIn (@nycsrmc), we post them as soon as they become available.

Today we celebrate #DarwinDay! Charles Darwin was born on February 12th, 1809, making today his 211th birthday. He was a...
02/12/2020

Today we celebrate #DarwinDay! Charles Darwin was born on February 12th, 1809, making today his 211th birthday. He was an English naturalist, geologist, and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. Darwin published his theory of evolution with compelling evidence in his 1859 book On the Origin of Species. By the 1870s, the scientific community and a majority of the educated public had accepted evolution as reliable evidence. Darwin's scientific discovery is the unifying theory of the life sciences, explaining the diversity of life. The knowledge we gained has allowed generations of scientists and emerging scientists to provide further support for Darwin's theories as well as test further questions that arise from new research and technology. #ScienceReasarchMatters #ScienceEvolves

Photo: Pixabay

Interested in writing and current events? Want to learn about journalism from professional reporters? City Limits​, an i...
02/07/2020
NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium on LinkedIn: Apply Now For Spring 2020: Youth Reporting Internship with City Limits

Interested in writing and current events? Want to learn about journalism from professional reporters? City Limits​, an investigative news organization that’s been covering New York City since 1976, is now taking applications for the Spring 2020 semester of ​CLARIFY​, the City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative for Youth.

Learn more and apply:

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6631651625951875072

Some bright news for you today! The Solar Orbiter, a spacecraft that will reveal new secrets of the sun, is scheduled to...
01/29/2020
Solar Orbiter will give us our best views of the sun’s top and bottom

Some bright news for you today! The Solar Orbiter, a spacecraft that will reveal new secrets of the sun, is scheduled to launch on 7 February from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

The "Solar Orbiter has four telescopes to take pictures, as well as six other instruments to measure the environment around the spacecraft. If all goes well, it will make its first close pass of the sun in February 2021, at about half the distance between Earth and the sun, and will get even closer in October 2022."

Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2231634-solar-orbiter-will-give-us-our-best-views-of-the-suns-top-and-bottom/#ixzz6CR8vifNp

The Solar Orbiter spacecraft, set to launch on 7 February, will give us our first clear views of the sun’s poles and help unravel the mystery of the solar wind

Become a WERM!Wave Hill’s Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship is a  14-month program offering motivated New York City h...
01/27/2020
Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship || Wave Hill - New York Public Garden and Cultural Center

Become a WERM!

Wave Hill’s Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship is a 14-month program offering motivated New York City high school students a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the principles of ecology, focusing particularly on ecological restoration in New York City, and to participate in important field research with working scientists―all while getting paid!

Applications now open! Apply ASAP.

https://www.wavehill.org/education/woodland-ecology-research-mentorship/

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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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