The New York City Department of Education is the largest school system in the nation, with nearly 1.1 million students, 135,000 employees (including 80,000 teachers), and an annual budget of $15+ billion. Led by Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein, the NYCDOE is committed to creating a system of 1,400+ great schools. Since its inception in 2003, the Children First Agenda for New York’s schools has driven the NYCDOE’s work in adopting uniform, rigorous curricula for all schools, starting new small schools to increase educational options for students, and transforming the structure and culture of the DOE to encourage educational excellence and the work necessary to support that goal.
The City University of New York is the nation’s largest urban public university. CUNY is comprised of twenty-three institutions: eleven senior colleges, six community colleges, the William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, the Graduate School and University Center, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, the CUNY School of Law at Queens College, the CUNY School of Professional Studies, and the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. The University serves more than 226,000 degree-credit students and 230,000 adult, continuing and professional education students.
The University has designated 2005 to 2015 the “Decade of Science” at CUNY, renewing its commitment to creating a healthy pipeline to science, math, technology, and engineering fields by advancing science at the highest levels, training students to teach in these areas, and encouraging young people, particularly women and minorities, to study in these disciplines. According to Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, “through the University’s Decade of Science, we hope to encourage and sustain that sense of excitement and curiosity, whether in budding scientists or seasoned researchers.”
CUNY’s largest Collaborative Program, College Now is a comprehensive initiative of the City University of New York and the New York City Department of Education. College Now involves all 17 CUNY colleges and more than 340 NYC public high schools in its goal to help prepare students for high school graduation and success in college. Through College Now, public high school students have access to a variety of opportunities, including college-credit courses, college-preparatory courses and activities, experiential-based summer programs, and access to campus facilities and cultural offerings. Over 30,000 students participate in College Now annually.
Through its Collaborative Programs, CUNY invests substantial human and financial resources in the service of public school students and out-of-school youth. The Office of Academic Affairs oversees all Collaborative Programs, which include College Now, Middle Grades Initiative/Gear-Up, the Creative Arts Team, Early College Initiative, Affiliated Schools, and CUNY Prep. CUNY was also recently selected as one of the Department of Education’s new Partnership Support Organizations.
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public, is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. Annually, more than 1,500 high school students from about 70 countries, regions and territories showcase their independent research at Intel ISEF and compete for over $3 million in prizes and scholarships.
- 13Dec2013 NYCSEF Application Deadline
- 02Mar2014 NYCSEF Preliminary Round @ The City College of New York
- 25Mar2014 NYCSEF Finals Round @ The American Museum of Natural History
- 27Mar2014 NYCSEF Awards Ceremony @ The Kaye Playhouse Theatre-Hunter College
- 11May2014 International Science & Engineering Fair Week in Los Angeles
NYCSEF Online Registration is now OPEN. Applications are due Friday, December 13, 2013.