Summer STEM 2023 Courses
The Cooper Union Summer STEM Program offers introductory and advanced design and engineering classes for current freshman, sophomore and junior high school students. Classes meet Monday-Thursday at the Albert Nerken School of Engineering located at 41 Cooper Square.
Class themes change each year. These classes were offered in summer 2023. To be notified when the summer 2024 classes are announced, complete the STEM Outreach Interest Form.
Redesigning Plastics Recycling (3 weeks, 9th and 10th graders)
The growth of 3D printing results in plastic waste that is presenting a challenge for consumers and the plastics industry. Contribute to the development of practical and sustainable ways to recycle waste from the 3D printing industry.
Environment Friendly Plastic Design (3 weeks, 9th and 10th graders)
Biodegradable plastics or polymers are one way that researchers are working to reduce waste and pollution. Explore the plastic lifecycle and engineering work underway to develop alternatives.
Digital Electronics for the Inventor (3 weeks, 10th and 11th graders)
Learn to design, build, test, and demonstrate an electronics project from scratch.
Data for New York (6 weeks, 10th and 11th graders)
Critical infrastructure systems impact our daily lives, from the time we brush our teeth in the morning until we switch off all the lights at night. We often interact with these systems without giving them much thought.
Prototyping and Design for Extended Reality (6 weeks, 10th and 11th graders)
How do emerging technologies such as Augmented Reality meet digital fabrication tools like 3D printers? How can these tools be used to create immersive educational or entertainment experiences?
Racecar Research (6 weeks, 10th and 11th graders)
Students explore electric engines, aerodynamics, microcontroller, heat exchangers, sensors, suspensions, steering, and braking systems, etc. as they relate to the design and manufacturing of a collegiate-level Formula Race Car.
Design and Drawing for Engineering (6 weeks, 10th and 11th graders)
Inspired by classes that every Cooper Union engineering student takes in their freshman year, students develop design practices and problem-solving skills by examining the needs of their community.