New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE)


The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is the largest public school system in the United States with nearly 1.1 million students and 80,000 teachers in over 1,700 schools. Under Chancellor Carmen Fariña leadership, the DOE has renewed its commitment to working collaboratively with parents, educators, school communities and external stakeholders to improve student achievement and ensure every child graduates from high school prepared for college, a career and a future as a productive critically-thinking citizen. The foundation of all DOE policies and initiatives is the Four Pillars.

  • Pillar 1: Improve student achievement by providing high quality instruction aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards.
  • Pillar 2: Restore dignity and respect to the craft of teaching and school leadership.
  • Pillar 3: Engages parents and families in every aspect of school life.
  • Pillar 4: Create new collaborative and innovative models.

City University of New York (CUNY)


The City University of New York is the nation’s largest urban public university. CUNY is comprised of twenty-four institutions: eleven senior colleges, seven community colleges, the William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, the Graduate School and University Center, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, the CUNY School of Law at Queens College, the CUNY School of Professional Studies, and the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. The University serves more than 269,000 degree-credit students and 247,000 adult, continuing and professional education students.

The University has designated 2005 to 2015 the “Decade of Science” at CUNY, renewing its commitment to creating a healthy pipeline to science, math, technology, and engineering fields by advancing science at the highest levels, training students to teach in these areas, and encouraging young people, particularly women and minorities, to study in these disciplines. As CUNY has grown, the University has strengthened its mission as a premier research institution, building an array of modern facilities and expanding the ranks of its world-class faculty.

CUNY Collaborative Programs

CUNY Collaborative Programs

Occupying the space between the largest urban public K-12 and university systems in the nation puts Collaborative Programs in a unique position. We are able to reach into both middle and high schools and institutions of higher education to create structures that help students prepare for college-level study and navigate the challenging college transition process. With nearly seventy-give percent of CUNY’s first-time freshmen coming from NYC’s public schools each year, developing this bridge between high school and college is especially important.

Boutique Academia

boutique academia Boutique Academia opened for business in November of 2010, at the forefront of the STEM jewelry movement. The focus was to “fight against stereotype threat and the subtle bias that suggests that math is for boys…  by deliberately combining traditionally feminine objects (jewelry) with images, messages, and symbols from STEM disciplines…The goal has been to create wearable art that both inspires the wearer and sends the visual message that femininity and STEM are completely compatible.

Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY)

BrooklynYard logoOnce one of the nation’s most storied naval shipbuilding facilities, The Brooklyn Navy Yard’s is a mission-driven industrial park that is a nationally acclaimed model of the viability and positive impact of modern, urban industrial development. The Yard is now home to over 330 businesses employing more than 7,000 people and generating over $2B per year in economic impact for the City. Building on the Yard’s history as the economic heart of Brooklyn, the 300-acre, waterfront asset offers a critical pathway to the middle class for many New Yorker’s

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public, is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition.  Annually, more than 1,500 high school students from about 70 countries, regions and territories showcase their independent research at Intel ISEF and compete for over $3 million in prizes and scholarships.




Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

  1. 14Dec2016 NYCSEF Project Application Due Date
  2. 05Mar2017 NYCSEF Preliminary Round @ The City College of New York
  3. 28Mar2017 NYCSEF Finals Round @ The American Museum of Natural History (Tent.)
  4. 31Mar2017 NYCSEF Awards Ceremony @ The Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College
  5. 14May2017 International Science & Engineering Fair Week May, 14-19 in Los Angeles, CA

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News + Notes

The NYCSEF SRC is diligently reviewing your applications! Statuses will be sent via emails to students and teachers soon.


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