Scientist-in-Residence Mentor

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The New York Academy of Sciences

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The Scientist-in-Residence (SiR) program matches scientists with New York City public school teachers to scope out and lead year-long STEM projects with students. With summer training and professional development workshops throughout the school year, STEM professionals that are interested in exploring STEM teaching as a career can develop pedagogical skills and build productive mutual learning partnership with their host teachers. For more information and to apply, visit:

Qualified Scientists are:

  • Graduate students, postdocs, or professionals from STEM disciplines who are interested in improving their pedagogical and communication skills and expanding teaching experience
  • Located within commuting distance of New York City and/or willing to travel within the five boroughs
  • Available and committed to attend all orientation, training, and meetings
  • Able to provide a letter of support from their supervising scientist
  • Individuals with a passion for serving their communities and inspiring the next generation of scientists and thinkers

Upon completion of the program, each scientist will be eligible for:
  • One-year complimentary New York Academy of Sciences membership
  • $750 stipend
  • $100 travel reimbursement
Time Commitment:
  • July 31st 5pm-7pm Orientation
  • August 28th & 29th 10am-4pm Summer Training
  • September - April: In-Class Project Implementation(at least 10 school visits during school days 8am-3pm)
  • April 29th End of Program Celebration

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Children & Youth Community Education & Literacy


Wed Jul 31, 2019 - Thu Apr 30, 2020


250 Greenwich StNew YorkNew York, NY 10007



  • Mentoring
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Research
  • STEM




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Complete applications on and submit a letter of support from PI or supervisor

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