Why NYC?

BMCC is located in the heart of one of the greatest cities in the world. New York City’s metropolitan area is hub for technology and research that offers unparalleled cultural, artistic, and educational opportunities. The city is much more than an abundance of parks, museums, educational institutions, music venues, theater, and restaurants. It attracts dynamic, diverse people from all backgrounds. If you want to be part of a talented, energetic, and inspiring community, NYC is the place to be.

Why come to BMCC?

BMCC is New York City’s largest community college in the network of 24 units comprising the City University of New York (CUNY), with more than 26, 000 diverse undergraduate students from around the world. BMCC has a sound history in providing a foundation for achievement and lifelong learning, especially in STEM fields.

During the academic year and throughout the summer months, BMCC has a full-time research program that supports faculty-mentored student research and scholarly inquiry in state-of-the-art biotechnology laboratories. Student research is supported by a rich variety of programs, including:

  • CSTEP (NYS Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program);
  • the BMCC Foundation Fund for Undergraduate Research;
  • CRSP (CUNY Research Scholars Program);
  • LSAMP; (NSF Louis-Stokes Allied Minority Participation); and
  • MSEIP-RISE (Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program – Retention and Improvements in STEM Education).

BMCC students also present their research at internal and external conferences.

REU students will have opportunities to meet, interact, and exchange ideas with research students at BMCC and from other REU programs throughout the New York City area who engage in dynamic research in all STEM disciplines.