Join STEM Outreach for virtual STEM Days program to learn about student and faculty research at The Cooper Union.
Virtual STEM Day
Thursday March 3 at 6 pm EST.
Learn about the research opportunities for high school students through the Summer STEM program.
In person STEM Days will return in Fall 2022. These 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.
Complete the STEM Outreach Interest Form to be notified when in person STEM Days registration opens.
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.