With CUCE-NYC Science/STEM Education programs, youth are engaged in scientific exploration to fuel their interest in science and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – or STEM – careers.



Renowned Cornell scientist and CUCE-NYC Associate Philson A.A Warner has spent more than four decades inventing and developing cutting-edge technologies for the production of cleaner and safer foods.

IMG_1312He is the founding director of the Cornell Hydroponics, Aquaculture and Aquaponics Learning Labs in New York City.

These learning labs are real-time, applied science and research laboratories allowing students to learn about sustainable food production, nutrition and science.

Visit here to learn more about the Cornell Learning Labs located at Food and Finance High School in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan.




techwizardspic4-H Tech Wizards is a youth development and mentoring program developed by Oregon State University Cooperative Extension System to provide opportunities to under-served youth.  It began as a bilingual, family-supported, after-school program to support and engage low-income Latino/Hispanic youth who were lagging behind in STEM classes and careers.

Today, Tech Wizards connects under-served youth, grades 4-12, with professional mentors.  The mentors provide training in STEM subjects such as website development, video and podcast productions, GIS/GPS technologies and robotics. Participants use these new skills to give back to their communities by creating a 15-hour technology-related service project.

Click here to learn more about the 4-H National Mentoring Program and the 4-H Tech Wizards Program in New York City.