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STEM Education & Outreach

The City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center (CUNY ASRC) is a new venture that elevates CUNY’s legacy of scientific research and education through strategic initiatives in five distinctive, but increasingly interconnected disciplines: Nanoscience, Photonics, Structural Biology, Neuroscience, and Environmental Sciences.

The ASRC is a center dedicated to science in the public interest and to interest the public in science. We are particularly interested in strengthening the STEM pipeline by increasing participation and proficiency at every level by offering educational opportunities for high school and college students.

The aim of the ASRC’s Educational Outreach Committee is to promote science interest and literacy beyond the walls of academia and offer an opportunity to people who are not versed in the sciences to learn about complex topics in understandable language.

Educational Tours

In addition to supporting student learning, we also promote community engagement as well as awareness through a robust tour program led by our ASRC Explainers.

Our ASRC Explainers are CUNY undergraduates who conduct tours of the well-equipped and impressive facilities at the ASRC, give informative overviews of the five initiatives and some of the research housed at the ASRC, as well as give comprehensive demos and even offer some fun and engaging experimental lab activities to high school students with the ASRC Scientists and Researchers.

Through its Educational Outreach and Explainers Program, the ASRC strives to strengthen the STEM pipeline by increasing participation and proficiency at every level and offering educational opportunities for high school and college students. The ASRC aims to inspire young people to pursue careers in the sciences through this program and develop a more scientifically literate population.

Please fill out this form if you are interested in bringing in a group for an educational tour of the CUNY ASRC.

For more information, please contact:

Camille Santistevan
Interim Chief of Staff
212.413.3306
camille.santistevan@asrc.cuny.edu