This fall STEM Outreach will be offering virtual and in person STEM Days.
STEM Days will offer three virtual programs. Students, parents and educators can attend. Virtual STEM DAY Registration
Session 1: September 28, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm: How to Design and Build an Electric Car with The Cooper Union Motorsports team.
Session 2: December 2, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm: Creative Clean Energy and Urban Planning with Cooper Union students and faculty.
Session 3: February 9, 2022, 5:30-6:30pm: Coding and Computer Modeling: new approaches to understanding and improving our world with Cooper Union students and faculty.
Complete the STEM Outreach Interest Form to be notified when in person STEM Days registration opens.
In person STEM Days occur on Friday or Saturday mornings. Schools and Community Based Organizations can request a STEM Day for a group of fifth through twelfth grade students. All participants will be required to provide proof of COVID vaccination to participate.
During a STEM Day program, students are exposed to the diversity and impact of the STEM fields on modern society. These field trips to Cooper Union start with a tour of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering at 41 Cooper Square and move to a research lab. In labs, students will work in small groups on an engineering challenge. Past examples include: 1) building an electric motor from scratch, 2) designing, building, and crushing bridges made from lightweight, recycled materials, 3) running an internal combustion engine, 4) determining the efficiency of water pumps, 5) writing and executing computer code they implement with microcontrollers, and 6) learning the basics of 3D printing and laser-cutting. Cooper Union undergraduates teach these modules under the guidance of faculty members and technical staff.