Forging new directions for
STEM and STEAM in the future and beyond.


the Mathematics, Science, & Technology Department

Long History and Rich Tradition

MST has a long tradition and rich history of interdisciplinary research and practice across its 3 cognate disciplines: mathematics, science, and technology.
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STEAM Initiatives in MST

Download the PDF to learn more about our commitment to STEAM Education in MST, and at TC.
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Curriculum, Projects, & Research

Our curricular offerings and faculty & student research explore connections across STEAM domains and their broader relationships with individuals and society.

Technology-enhanced learning
Hip Hop Pedagogy in Science Education
New Media, Literacies, & Digital Geographies
Science, Technology, & Society
Book Clubs for Science Teachers
Climate Change Games for Teaching
Bots for Tots
Youth Online Creativity as Civic Expression
Art in the Digital Age


MST has a number of programs, projects, and activities that cross disciplinary boundaries and engage the arts, creativity, and play as well as STEM concepts. MST faculty and students are in demand to create professional development opportunities and develop curricular materials as STEM specialists and researchers. Here are a few examples:


MathCamp helps teachers apply the shifts specified by the Common Core Mathematics Standards into their classroom instruction. The program not only deepens their content knowledge but also the critical pedagogical content knowledge, leading to richer explanations and more complete representations which strengthen the foundations of mathematical meaning.
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STEAM Garage

STEAM garage offers the opportunity for all students in CMLTD to engage in designing, building, and evaluating how artifacts can become an interesting and entertaining learning tool in the steam subject areas (and beyond). Come build with us!
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Science Genius

Science Genius students create science themed raps based on topics decided upon by the project sponsors (scientists, educators, and Hip-Hop icon GZA) as part of a competition within their schools. Researchers have noticed an increase in attendance, higher test scores, persistence in science and enthusiasm for science content in students who participated.
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NYC STEM Study Tour

The NYC STEM Study Tour provides an inside view of the current state of STEM education in New York City. Participants observe STEM classes in action and engage with students and leading STEM educators in a diverse range of institutions. Visits include NYC schools and renowned NYC museums which focus on STEM initiatives. Participants develop a rich understanding of what STEM education looks like in NYC, in and out of the classrooms.
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MST has embarked on a year long quest to reflect on the history of STEM education, explore the possibilities of highlighting our existing work in STEM education, and produce new avenues for research and practice around STEM:

The role of STEM in solving complex political, social, and environmental problems

STEM as a driver for play, civic education, student engagement, and out-of-school learning

Disparities in STEM educational opportunities that affect learning, persistence, participation, and performance

Tell Us About Yourself

This website is the start of an effort to document our efforts and more deeply engage with our students, alumni, and you! Please weigh in about your interests and needs relating to STE(A)M.

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The Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology

321 Thompson Hall
Box Number: 19

Phone: (212) 678-4095
Fax: (212) 678-8129

Website: MST Website