Summer STEM 2023 Courses
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.
Robotics Crash Course (6 weeks, 10th and 11th graders)
This is an introductory course to understanding the fundamentals of how mobile robotic systems function.
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.
Mycomaterials (6 weeks, 10th and 11th graders)
Students explore designing and growing mycelium (mushrooms) to develop high-performance and environment friendly building materials.