During the afternoon of July 20, participants in The Junior Academy will go on STEM related field trips in the New York City area. Students will be able to choose a trip from the list below. Trips have a limited number of spots and will fill up on a first-come, first-served basis.
Brooklyn Robot Foundry
Students will visit Brooklyn Robot Foundry's production facility in Gowanus Brooklyn where they produce robot kits. (15 students)
CUNY Advanced Research Center
Students will visit The City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC). A University-wide venture that elevates CUNY’s legacy of scientific research and education through initiatives in five distinctive, but increasingly interconnected disciplines: Nanoscience, Photonics, Structural Biology, Neuroscience and Environmental Sciences. The center is designed to promote a unique, interdisciplinary research culture with researchers from each of the initiatives working side by side in the ASRC’s core facilities, sharing equipment that is among the most advanced available. During this visit, Junior Academy students will meet a member of ASRC’s Nanoscience Initiative to learn how new materials with amazing properties have potential applications ranging from manufacturing to medicine. (20 Students)
Urban Future Lab
Students will visit the Urban Future Lab in downtown Brooklyn. New York City’s hub for smart cities, smart grid and clean technology. Students will receive a tour as well hear from startups in the incubator. (30 students)