As part of our K-12 and community outreach efforts, IDEALS runs a
Summer Research Experience for High School students: For this we are working with several local High Schools, such as Brooklyn Technical High School (BTHS), The City College High School for Math Science and Engineering, and others with whom we have already developed long lasting interactions. Students are encouraged to participate in statewide and national competitions such as INTEL, ISEF, and NYSEF. The HS students present their results at the summer-end Poster Presentation.
Summer Camp for Teachers (SCT) program with UPRM: We support one or two teachers from the NYC area schools to attend the SCT in Puerto Rico, where they will develop instructional modules in areas of Materials Science.
Outreach to the community: our students will develop materials science demonstrations and displays to exhibit in the ASRC Center for Discovery and Education (CDE). Our students serve as ambassadors and help the ASRC engage the community by hosting schools and other community groups to visit the ASRC-CDE.