Science Department’s Colleges & Contests Resource Page
The Science Department of the Irvington School District is dedicated to fostering student growth and interest in the STEM fields. This page is for the sole purpose of communicating opportunities for students to participate in competitive and non-competitive science or STEM activities including available scholarships, and to advertise events held at colleges and universities offering majors in STEM. This page will be updated frequently.
LAST UPDATED October 13, 2017
The Accelerated Learning Academy (ALA)
Students currently enrolled in the Tenth or Eleventh grade by September 2017 are eligible to participate. GPA of 3.0 or higher. Interested in a STEM major or STEM career.
Under the auspices of the W.E.B. DuBois Scholars Institute, the ALA will be held on the campus of Princeton University on the following weekends during the 2017-18 school year: December 8th–10th, March 2nd–4th, and April 27th–29th.
Since its inception in 1988, the W.E.B. DuBois Scholars Institute has provided scholarship and leadership training for high-achieving youth. Through rigorous preparation and nurturance, The Institute seeks to develop a cadre of brilliant young scholars with a commitment to creating a more just and humane society. Participants are expected to embrace the belief that “giving back” to help people in need is a duty. As a subsidiary of the Institute, the Accelerated Learning Academy prepares bright young minds attending secondary schools for leadership roles in three tracks: Medical Science, Biomedical Engineering & Technology, and Applied Mathematics. Led by world-class scientists from leading medical/research institutions, this academy will offer STEM enrichment workshops and seminars in each of the previously mentioned tracks. It aims to increase the pool of high achievers with aspirations for careers in medical science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.