The Driskill Foundation has pledged $160,000 to NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering’s Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE) 2015 program and is working with NYU to implement similar programming in Chicago.
The ARISE summer research program for New York City high school students provides participants with an intensive seven-week mentored laboratory research experience. Students work alongside practicing scientists and engineers while using state-of-the-art equipment and technologies, and contribute in a meaningful way to their lab’s ongoing work. A high proportion of ARISE students are drawn from demographic groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM disciplines and careers such as women and minorities. The program prepares participants for college admission and success through immersion in Life Sciences, Computer and Data Sciences, or Engineering research and helps them view their own future in a STEM career.