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 March 29, 2019

College/University Events

City of Science
Saturday, April 27 | 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
For Students in Grades 7 through 12
See the flyer here at the following link: City of Science Flyer

Forensic Science at NJIT

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is offering the first-ever B.S. in Forensic Science degree in the state. As the only forensic science undergraduate program in New Jersey, NJIT’s Forensic Science B.S. program provides theoretical foundation in the natural sciences and mathematics, as well as hands-on training in field methods, analytical skills and laboratory procedures currently used by forensic scientists in crime and investigative laboratories at the state and federal level. See the flyer here or visit

Ithaca College – Summer STEM Program
June 30 – July 19, 2019
The Pre-College STEM Institute is a three-week, residential program that provides high school age students with the ability to work hands-on with Ithaca College faculty and IC undergraduate students while assisting with ongoing lab and field research in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, and Environmental Studies and Sciences. STEM Institute students earn 3.0 credits of undergraduate research from Ithaca College.

Students live in an Ithaca College residence hall and are provided with a full meal plan as part of the program costs. A full schedule of STEM lectures, panel discussions and social activities in the evenings and on weekends is part of the STEM Institute curriculum. Visit


Worcester Polytechnic Institute
July 7 – 19, 2019 OR July 21 – August 2, 2019
For Students Entering Grades 11 and 12

A residential, on-campus summer program for high school students, Frontiers is celebrating more than 30 years of challenging participants to explore the outer limits of their knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with current laboratory techniques and exploring unsolved problems across a wide spectrum of disciplines.

Frontiers participants will be utilizing state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and enjoy added activities such as evening workshops, field trips, movies, live performances, and sports tournaments. Throughout each session, participants will focus most of their time in a Major Course and some of their time in a Minor Course. Learn from WPI professors and graduate students while using experimental, analytical, and computer technology.