The Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) Division of Government & Community Affairs works with a myriad of partners to encourage young New Yorkers to pursue STEM-related education and careers, facilitating meaningful interactions with potential mentors in safe, supportive environments. Through hands-on community workshops, we have empowered more than 700 students across all five boroughs to pursue STEM education and the careers of their dreams.
Big Red STEM Day
Launched in November 2016 in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, Big Red STEM Day is an immersive, full-day event that engages students with lectures, networking and mentorship opportunities, hands-on workshops and panel discussions. The program brings together middle and high school students from across New York City and often includes entities from Cornell University’s broad spectrum of scientific education initiatives.