We Support STEM Majors

Stem-banner-imgSTEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Solve problems, work with cool equipment, develop important skills, get a job! ASAP now supports even more STEM majors. Why does this matter? Jobs in STEM related careers boast a “swelling hiring demand and low unemployment rates.” Read more>>

Please contact the ASAP program at your school of interest to see what STEM majors you may be eligible for


Examples of some STEM Majors that we support

  • Video Arts and Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Food Studies
  • Digital Design and Animation
  • Digital Music
  • Game Design
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Marine Technology
  • New Media Technology
  • and many more… See approved majors on the website for the campus that you plan to attend.

What are some of our STEM majors doing?

chenYYueli Chen came to America from China in 2011, and enrolled at Queensborough in the fall of 2013. She took English as a second language classes in the CLIP program and was accepted into the ASAP program after one-year of study.  Yueli’s ASAP advisor, Ms. Danielle Izzo, guided her from entry to graduation. Since joining ASAP, she’s been a Phi Theta Kappa/USA Today All-New York Scholar, and worked with the Center of Materials Science and Sustainability at Boise State University, conducting research under…Read more>>


Joshua Tanon, From BMCC to NASA, to the University of Michigan’s Aerospace Engineering Program. Read more>>

Christine Grace Villanueva, Queensborough Community College (C8), was awarded both the Joseph B. and Betty Aidala Memorial Award and the Jackson and Muriel Lum Endowment Award from the Engineering Technology Department for her academic achievement and service to the department. She also presented her robot at the CUSJ 2015 Spring Research Symposium at Columbia University as well as at the Eleventh Annual Honors Conference in which she received a certificate. Read more>>

2016-2017 ASAP STEM Faculty Development Grant

Grant Recipients
College Faculty Team Title/Brief Project Decription STEM Courses
Borough of Manhattan Community College Jae Ki Lee, Associate Professor of Mathematics Susan Licwinko, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Liana Erstenyuk, Lecturer of Mathematics Matthew Meangru, Adjunct Lecturer of Mathematics

Integrated STEM Major Math Course in Flipped Classroom Model

Develop an accelerated course Precalculus with Algebra and Trigonometry for STEM majors using the flipped classroom model.

MAT 56 – Algebra & Trigonometry MAT 206 – Precalculus
Borough of Manhattan Community College Lauren Wickstrom, Assistant Professor of Science

Nipa Deora, Assistant Professor of Science Jun Liang, Associate Professor of Science Lalitha Jayant, Professor of Science

Redesigning STEM Gateway Courses to Reduce Attrition Rate Implement a customized flipped classroom model with high impact learning activities such as POGIL, case studies and research in the classroom for two STEM courses. BIO 210 – Biology I CHE 201 – Chemistry I
Bronx Community College Shylaja Akkaraju, Professor of Biology Alexander Wolf, Associate Professor of Biology Seher Atamturktur, Professor of Biology Rebeca Araya, Lecturer of Biology Flip a STEM Biology Course to Boost Student Success Redesign two STEM courses using the flip model approach, emphasizing intentional content, pre-training and retrieval practice. BIO 23 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I

BIO 11 – General Biology I

Hostos Community College Olen Dias, Associate Professor of Mathematics Anders Stachelek, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

William Baker, Professor of Mathematics

Edme Soho, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Accelerating through STEM: Mainstreaming Mathematics Eliminate a level of the developmental sequence by combining credit-bearing courses with a co-requisite elementary algebra workshop ; utilize supplemental instruction (SI); integrate technology and collaborative learning redesigns. MAT 120 – Intro to Statistics MAT 100 – Intro to College Math MAT 150 – College Algebra with Trigonometric Functions

MAT 160 – Pre-Calculus

LaGuardia Community College Jake A. Brashears, Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences

Na Xu, Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences Holly Porter-Morgan, Associate Professor of Natural Sciences

Preparing to Launch: Incorporating High Impact Technology in a Gateway Science Course

Redesign the curriculum around interactive technologies, academic peer instruction and co-curricular activities.

SCB 201 – General Biology I
Medgar Evers College William Carr, Associate Professor of Biology Chiyedza Small, Associate Professor of Biology Cesar Valverde, Associate Professor of Mathematics

Kim Allen, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology

Active Learning in STEM Courses at MEC to Enhance ASAP Student Outcomes

Redesign introductory STEM courses; integrate a variety of active learning strategies and use technology in the class to foster student engagement.

BIO 201 – General Biology BIO 211 – Biotech & Society

MTH 136 – Intermediate Algebra & Trigonometry

MTH 138 – College Algebra & Trigonometry

New York City College of Technology Chen Xu, Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering

Ohbong Kwon, Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering

Juanita But, Associate Professor of Engineering Janet Liou-Mark, Professor of Mathematics

Restructure EMT 1150 to Meet Students’ Need and Improve Student Learning

Consolidate the lecture material and add a recitation session based on peer-led team learning model; synchronize the lab and lecture sessions to form a learning community; use the clicker system to foster student engagement in the class; and develop a lab kit to help students prepare for the lab earlier.

EMT 1150 – Electrical Circuits
Queensborough Community College Jonathan Cornick, Associate Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science

Michael Guy, Mathematics & Computer Science Tirandai Hemraj-Benny, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Karan Puri, Associate Professor of Mathematics

& Computer Science

Redesign College Algebra Using Maple TA with a Contextualized STEM Component

Design and implement Maple TA Online homework and assignments for use within MA-119 sections. Assignments will be created to align with the learning outcomes and departmental exam for MTH-119 as well as with the prerequisite needs of other introductory STEM courses – partnering with Chemistry.

MA 119 – College Algebra