Virtual and In person STEM Days will return in Fall 2022. Complete the STEM Outreach Interest Form to be notified when STEM Days registration opens.
In Person STEM Days will 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. In person field trips to Cooper Union start with a tour of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering at 41 Cooper Square then move to a research lab to explore a current topic in engineering. 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 lead STEM Days under the guidance of faculty members and technical staff.