The STEM Saturdays Program
STEM Saturday Students develop design, engineering and entrepreneurial skills as they create "Technology for Good" to solve a current or emerging problem for their community.
2020-2021 School Year Programs:
Introduction to Design and Engineering
Students develop design and problem-solving skills through examining the needs of their community. Students also learn to take ideas from a 2D sketch to a 3D computer aided design. Meetings with faculty, students and engineers will introduce examples of current problems and the solutions being developed at Cooper Union or at engineering and technology companies. By the end of the program, students will identify a problem, design a solution and 3D model of a prototype, and present their ideas. Priority is given to students with no prior experience in engineering, coding or robotics.
Topics in Engineering
Students will explore tools and topics that intersect different fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. This year, students will investigate the relationship between humans and robots and learn the fundamentals of how mobile robotic system function. Students will assemble and program a WiFi controlled robot. Prior experience in coding (Java, Python, C, C++) or experience using an Arduino is required
- Virtual, school year program with optional in person programs in spring 2021
- Saturdays 12-2 pm
- Meets two times per month starting October 17, 2020 through May 15, 2020
- Admitted students receive a full scholarship that includes materials and travel to in person programs
- Students enrolled in a New York City high school (9th-12th grade) can apply.
- Students from groups that are underrepresented in STEM college majors and careers are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications are closed for the 2020-2021 school year.
The Cooper Union STEM Outreach program is supported through generous donations from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, New York Building Foundation, and The Henry Sterne Trust.