Proyecto Science

Photo of Proyecto group ceremony on stage

Proyecto Science is Expanding to a Four-year Program Starting Summer 2021 and a Five-year Program Starting Summer 2022

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The 6-week summer Proyecto Science program has provided a place for students interested in STEM to develop and strengthen their critical thinking, analytical skills, quantitative literacy, and lifelong learning since 1997. Students in 7th grade are invited to apply to the program and complete three consecutive summer coursework in STEM. The program is managed by talented NJCU students and NJCU alumni, working as teachers and administrators under the guidance and mentorship of the program director, Dr. Meriem Bendaoud.

We are proud to report that the Proyecto Science program is expanding its summer course offerings and is welcoming returning 10th and 11th grade students to attend an additional 4th and 5th year in the program. Students who completed their Proyecto Science third year (PS3) last year have the opportunity to come back for another two years of fun and active learning in STEM! This expansion was made possible by generous donations and continuous support from Bloomberg Philanthropies and Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Thank you!

The program will be running this year in the summer of 2021, from June 30th, 2021 to August 9th, 2021. We will continue to use the Schoology platform for online learning. The newly designed, fully online program was introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ran successfully in the summer of 2020 with 223 students. This year, if there are no changes to current guidelines from the CDC and recommendations from the Office of the Mayor, a Hyflex mode of instruction will be considered, where students will have the choice to be in person at NJCU or fully online.


Proyecto Science (PS) is a five to six-weeks summer program which focuses on advancement in mathematics, sciences, computer science and technology for select middle and high school students. PS offers its participants intensive courses in Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Geometry, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Anatomy & Physiology. The three-year summer program begins with 7th graders in PS1 (first year). Successful students that complete PS1 are invited back for PS2, PS3, PS4, and PS5 in their 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade years in numbers determined by available funding. For admission requirements please visit our Admissions page.

Proyecto Science Cost and Participants: The cost for participation in the program is dependent on funding from school districts and other sponsors. Each year, the cost will be provided to prospective students during open house as well as in the acceptance packet. Participants in the program are selected from the participating schools following the eligibility requirements set by Proyecto Science. All interested 7th grade applicants must attend an Open House to receive the information.

(*) Depending upon availability of financial support. The program may not run for the second and third year if necessary funds are not acquired.

Proyecto Science Summer STEM Program

Offices location:
New Jersey City University
Grossnickle building room G223
2039 Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07305

 

Mailing address:
New Jersey City University
Proyecto Science

Science Building S450K
2039 Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07305

Emailproyecto@njcu.edu

Phone: (201)-200-2307
Monday - Thursday 1:00pm - 4:00pm