S.T.E.A.M News: The DOE deadline for STEM Summer School is TODAY. Please do consider registering your children. Excellent programs for ALL ages. #STEMMattersNYCprogram.
Fri, Apr 10 9:29am

Dear P.S.20 family, 

This is the notice from DOE, for the Summer 2020 DOE-STEM programs in NYC. Take a look and apply. In the past we had two P.S.20 students who participated, and their experience was fantastic! Kids and parents did attest of the quality of the offered programs!


"Thank you for previously participating in a STEM Matters NYC program. During these unprecedented times, we cannot predict what will happen with the Covid-19 pandemic in the next few months. We are very hopeful that the NYC Department of Education, as well as our partner organizations, will be open during the summer break and allow us to operate our programs as usual. For that reason, our application remains open until our original deadline, this Friday, April 10.

We would appreciate your sharing these new opportunities with your high school community!


Apply Now for Exciting Summer STEM Enrichment Programs!

This summer, STEM is taking over the city! STEM Matters NYC offers several programs to current high school students. For those entering grades 10 and 11 in September, the 5-week STEM Academy is offered at schools throughout the city. For those entering grades 10 to 12 in September, courses and internships are offered at museums and experiential learning centers around the city. All participants receive a daily metro card.

Have fun, new experiences this summer! Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application deadline is Friday, April 10. Preference is given to students who attend Title I schools.Download our flyerlearn more, and apply now. For questions, contact STEMMattersNYC@schools.nyc.gov.

Internships and courses for students entering grades 10 to 12 in September:

Internship Opportunity at the NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics
The NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics (NYCCAAM) is looking for responsible, motivated, and energetic high school students to work with elementary and middle school campers in aerospace and robotics camp using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robotic kits.

Internship Opportunities at the Genovesi Environmental Study Center
The Genovesi Environmental Study Center is looking for responsible, motivated, and energetic high school students to participate in exciting internship opportunities. Choose from teacher, urban farmer, or animal care assistant internship opportunities.

Earth Climate Institute at the NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics

During this week-long Institute, students will explore climate, discover how remote sensing works, learn how the Earth Observing System satellites collect data, and use computer programs to investigate the data. On the final day, students take a simulated mission to the International Space Station and work as a team to complete their mission.

Plants and Society at Genovesi Environmental Study Center and SUNY Old Westbury

The Genovesi Environmental Study Center (GESC), in partnership with SUNY Old Westbury, is offering a college-level lecture and laboratory course called Plants and Society: An Introduction to Plants and Their Importance in Society. Projects include the use of light and dissecting microscopes, study of photosynthesis and cellular respiration, cultivation of common vegetables, and exploration of vegetation.

Tech Scholars at the New-York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society is offering young women who love technology and history the opportunity to gain hands-on HTML and CSS training. During this week-long intensive, scholars will gain skills in coding and historical inquiry, design and launch their own web-based projects, and meet professional mentors across industries. At the end of the week, they'll have a custom site to present to their mentors and friends!

Virtual Worlds: Teens Code at the Rubin Museum of Art
The Rubin museum of art is offering students who are enthusiastic about math and technology the opportunity to spend a week immersed in the ‘sacred geometry’ of mandalas. Students will explore the collection and discover the geometric principles of this traditional art form. After reviewing mandala blueprints, they’ll create hand-carved, mathematically integrated block prints as well as 3D paper sculptures and make a coded animation of mandalas!  

STEM Academy for students entering grades 10 to 11 in September:

5-Week STEM Academy at Schools in all Five Boroughs
STEM Academy engages students in high quality, experiential learning in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The program is located in school buildings in all five boroughs and is led by DOE teachers. In addition to weekly STEM challenges that involve developing engineering solutions for real world problems and inventing with robotics and coding, the program also includes enrichment opportunities in the arts, physical education, and trips to NYC cultural institutions.