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NYCSEF Summer Research Internship Program

September 14, 2011

NYCSEF Class of 2011

In its fourth year as part of the New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF), the NYCSEF & CUNY College Now Summer Research Internship Program brought high school juniors and seniors from across the city, who are interested in pursuing college degrees in science and engineering, into CUNY laboratories for an intensive six-week summer research experience. This year, the program placed 12 student interns, from 10 different NYC high schools, into 10 labs on five CUNY campuses. The interns participated in a range of research projects, from the acoustic properties of graphene to the impact of urbanization and land use on water quality in Queens County. On Thursday, August 18, the student interns presented their research experiences at the Macaulay Honors College.

College Now hopes to continue expanding the program to additional CUNY colleges in summer 2012. For more details about serving as a faculty mentor in next summer’s program, contact Jeannie Song at College Now: or go to