Join us for Summer 2018!

Program Dates: July 2 – August 10

Tuition Rate: $3,500


Who we are

GSTEM is an NYU summer program for talented high school girls with a high aptitude in STEM.  We were founded in 2013 by the world-renowned Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences here at NYU.  Through a deep immersion into science and access to an extensive peer network, we offer the opportunities for an incredible summer.

The Program


Following a week of orientation, students begin with their STEM mentor and work on an intensive research project for 5 weeks.  Our mentors are professors and scientists throughout NYC including NYU, Columbia University, Fordham, Pace, Lehman College, Brooklyn College, and NYU Medical Center.

Field Trips

Students attend weekly field trips to local STEM institutions.  Previous trips have included the Museum of Math, Google, The Federal Reserve, The Brooklyn Bridge, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Women in STEM

During field trips and on-campus workshops, students are introduced to pioneering women in STEM who share their research as well as their personal trajectories on success and struggles.

Peer Network

Girls complete the program having met other like-minded and talented thinkers.  The relationships forged with fellow students last well beyond the program.

Skill Sets

In addition to learning hands-on laboratory techniques and/or programming and data processing skills, students attend workshops in scientific writing and public speaking.  We aim to help them gain the self-confidence needed to communicate their research and to excel going forward.

Things to know before applying

GSTEM is a girls-only program and is open to current juniors.  We will consider outstanding sophomores if there is space available.  We admit 40 girls each summer.

GSTEM is a non-credit program however students will receive an official NYU transcript upon completion of the program.  We are not Pass/Fail.  Students receive a letter grade on their transcript.

GSTEM is currently a commuter-only program.  We do not offer housing to participants.  Out-of-state students who join the program are responsible for their own summer housing.

GSTEM is available to US citizens, Permanent Residents, and current holders of an F-1 student visa.  We are unfortunately unable to admit international students to the program who are not already in the U.S. on an F-1 student visa.

GSTEM does offer financial assistance and we encourage applicants to apply if support is needed.  Our tuition rate for 2018 is $3,500.

Have more questions?

Take a look at our FAQs for lots more information on the program and what you can expect for your summer experience.  You can also contact us at  We look forward to hearing from you!