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 11, 2023

College/University Events

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) – ATTN: Future Forensic Scientists: Did you know that NJIT is New Jersey’s only 120-credit undergraduate forensic science degree program? Find out more by visiting their website.

Project SEED Summer Internship by the American Chemical Society – Interested in a paid summer internship doing research with some of the state’s top professors and researchers? Earn $3,200 over 8-10 weeks working on research with a scientist-mentor. Must have completed a chemistry course by the end of the school year and be interested in pursuing a chemistry or chemistry-related major or career. Deadlines are usually set for the end of March each school year. See your science teacher or visit the website.

Scholarships and Contests

American Chemical Society Scholars Program – For high school graduating seniors and college students who are underrepresented minorities who want to study chemistry or chemistry-related fields, such as environmental science, toxicology and chemical technology.

Davidson Fellows Scholarship– For students under 18 years old who have completed a significant piece of work in Mathematics, Science, Literature, Music, Technology, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Significant work is an accomplishment that experts in the field recognize as meaningful and has the potential to make a positive contribution to society.

DNA Day Essay Contest – For students in grades 9-12.The contest asks you to think about the important concepts of genetics.

EngineerGirl Essay Contest – Sponsored by the National Academy of Engineering. This essay competition asks boys and girls to write an essay about a different subject.

Regeneron Science Talent Search – Regeneron Science Talent Search is for students in their senior year of high school who have created a research-based science or math project. Entrants to the competition conduct original research.Many times the participants have worked with leading research teams at universities, hospitals and private laboratories

InvenTeams – The program is designed to generate interest in science, technology, engineering, and math; empower students to problem solve, and encourage an inventive culture in schools and communities.To compete, you must form a team with other high school students. You work with teachers and mentors to invent technological solutions to real-world problems.

FIRST Robotics Competition– You work with adult mentors to build robots that can complete a task.

SAE Engineering Scholarships –College freshmen.For students interested in science, engineering and technology.

Shell Oil Company Technical Scholarship Program – The scholarship is offered to high school seniors who plan to major in one of the following fields: Geology, Geophysics, Physics, Chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, petroleum, geological or geophysical engineering.

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships – This scholarship is offered to young women who are interested in the science and engineering fields.

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program – This scholarship is designed to recruit individuals, particularly minority high school students, who are planning on majoring in Computer Science or Computer/Electrical Engineering. Those awarded the scholarship become National Security Agency (NSA) employees and will attend college full-time, but work during the summer at NSA for 12 weeks in areas related to their course of study.

Toshiba/NSTAExploraVision Awards Program – This scholarship encourages students from Kindergarten to 12th grade to explore a vision of future technology by combining their imaginations with the tools of science.