We are headed to FIRST Robotics Championship in Detroit!!!

Transit Tech’s Robotics Team “SaviTech” competed in the NYC Regional competition over the Spring break, against 52 other teams. After a long battle, the team and their alliance placed 2nd and earned the right as a finalist to compete for the championship event in Detroit. Please congratulate the team members when you see them.
William O
Keven C
Masuma U
Chinwe L
Trevon P
Davidson P
Clifford W

To compete in Detroit, the team will need to first get there. If anyone would like to donate towards travel, hotel, and food expenses for the students, then please speak to Mr. Vassel. We also have a fundraising website where you can donate directly.



To learn more about our team,  please visit our website at:

Transit Robotics Team Link

Interested in a free, full day Summer Academy?

Summer in the City is now accepting applications for its free, full-day Summer Academy programs!

Students of all ages can enroll in Summer Academy programs and participate in hands-on-STEM activities, enriching reading and math curriculum, and visits to museums, parks, and other cultural sites!

Learn more about Summer in the City and sign up for its exciting Summer Academy programs by visiting schools.nyc.gov/Summer!


The Summer in the City Team


Learn more:

Online: schools.nyc.gov/Summer 

Call: 718-935-2838

Email:  receive regular updates about Summer in the City at schools.nyc.gov/Subscribe

In Person: talk to your student’s principal or visit a Family Welcome Center in your neighborhood

Youth Creativity Summit

Youth Creativity Summit

Saturday, March 31, 2018
9:30 am–5:30 pm

Join other young people from around the city for a free, daylong summit of interactive workshops, performances, discussions, and opportunities that are sure to inspire and ignite your creative power to make an impact on the world! The Youth Creativity Summit is the first in an annual national series of youth-produced events taking place in L.A., NYC, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., with the goal of harnessing creativity and civic engagement. For more information, visit youthcreativitysummit.org. Free and open to ages 14–22. View program details and register before March 23.

STEM Summer Programs in New York City

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 High School Students Apply Now for Exciting Science and STEM Programs for Summer!

Students entering grades 10-12 can apply now to participate in exciting science and STEM enrichment programs being offered this summer at the NYC Department of Education’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center and NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics. Programs feature a 1-week programhigh school internships, and a 4-week college credit bearing course. All participants receive a daily metro card.

Application deadline is Friday, April 6, 2018. Click here for more information, here to print the flyer, and here to apply. Don’t miss out, apply now! For questions, contact Camps@schools.nyc.gov

Plants and Society: An Introduction to Plants and Their Importance in Society

The NYC Department of Education’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center (GESC), in partnership with SUNY Old Westbury, are offering high school students an opportunity to experience a college-level course and earn four SUNY college credits. Plants and Society: An Introduction to Plants and Their Importance in Society, is a lecture and laboratory course. This course will introduce students to the diversity of form and function in plants, and will emphasize sustainability and plants’ importance in society. Group and individual projects will include the use of light and dissecting microscopes, study of photosynthesis and cellular respiration, cultivation of common vegetables, and exploration of vegetation. Students who successfully pass this course will earn four SUNY college credits. Monday, July 9, 2018 to Thursday, August 2, 2018

Internship Opportunities at the Genovesi Environmental Study Center

The Genovesi Environmental Study Center (GESC) is looking for responsible, motivated, and energetic high school students entering grades 10, 11, and 12 to participate in an exciting internship opportunity. GESC offers a variety of internships including teacher assistants, farmer assistant, or animal care providers. Interns will create and complete a culminating project at the end of the internship. At the conclusion of the internship, students will receive a certificate verifying the number of hours worked and the contributions made to GESC. There are a variety of positions and dates throughout the summer.


Robotics Internship at the NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics

The NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics (NYCCAAM) is looking for responsible, motivated, and energetic high school students to participate in an exciting internship opportunity. Selected interns will work with elementary and middle school campers using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robotic kits, and will create and lead a LEGO Mindstorms activity as a culminating project. At the conclusion of the internship, students will receive a certificate verifying the number of hours worked and the contributions made to NYCCAAM. Two sessions available – Monday, July 9, 2018 to Friday, July 20, 2018 and Monday, July 23, 2018 to Friday, August 3, 2018.

Earth Climate Institute at the NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics

In NYCCAAM’s week long Earth Climate Institute, high school students explore climate change through the lens of NASA’s Earth Observing System, discovering how remote sensing works, learning how the Earth Observing System satellites collect the data, and using computer programs to investigate the meaning of the data. In addition, students meet with NASA scientists to hear about their current research and learn about careers at NASA. On the final day, students take a simulated mission to the International Space Station where a developing crisis in Earth orbit will be putting all that has been learned by the participants to the test. Monday, July 30, 2018 to Friday, August 3, 2018.

Black Panther Youth Screening!

Fifty (50) Transit students will have an opportunity to see Black Panther for free! This screening is exclusively for Brooklyn-based young people and we are just as thrilled as you that we are able to provide this experience to our community.

WHEN:  March 5, 2018

Where:  BAM Harvey Theater, RIGHT NEXT to BRIC Studios located at: 651 Fulton Street

Please DO NOT GO to the BAM building located on Lafayette. You will be at the wrong theater for this special free screening.

This will be on a first come, first serve basis. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Cisco or Mr. Ramsey.


To Register, click below:

Black Panther Youth Screening

Brooklyn Nets host the Sports Career Education Day!

Transit Students will have an opportunity to attend a Sports Career Education Day at Barclay’s Center, hosted by the Brooklyn Nets!  If you are interested in working on the business side of a professional organization, you will learn about working in sports from team and NBA executives, attend a career fair and enjoy a Nets home game.

Tickets are $20.00 and include the full event.  First come, first serve!

1:00pm to 3:00pm – College Career Fair

3:00pm to 4:30pm – Speaker Series by Brooklyn Nets & NBA Executives

4:30pm to 6:00pm  – Break Time

6:30pm – Doors open for the game

7:30pm – Tip Off

Register Here!

Buffalo Campus Tours & Niagara Falls, Canada (Weekend Tour)

The College and Career office will host a trip to Buffalo and Niagara Falls, on the Canada side!  The Trip will take place on May 10-12th, 2018.  The price of the tour is $388.00 per person (payment arrangements will be accepted).  The price includes transportation, hotel accommodations, two dinners at the Hard Rock and Rainforest Cafe’s, entrance fees into Prospect Observation Tower, Short voyage cruise, etc.  Please be advised that Government-issued identification is required to enter Canada.  The information will be provided for you when you request your permission slip.  To register, please click the link below:

Register here for Buffalo Tour

USC Bovard Scholars

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 Many outstanding students from educationally and economically under-resourced communities do not even apply to the nation’s best universities — despite the likelihood not only of being admitted but also of receiving generous financial aid that often makes it less expensive than attending less-selective colleges.  Those talented students that are correctly “matched” with selective institutions graduate at much higher rates (Hoxby & Avery, 2013).
To that end, our USC Bovard Scholars receive admission and financial aid guidance, comprehensive test preparation, personalized career exploration and leadership development opportunities.  The program includes an intensive, three-week residential experience during the summer on the USC campus and personal coaching throughout the college application and decision-making process, all at no cost to the student.  Our scholars engage with guest speakers, industry experts, career specialists and recent college graduates to define their personal pathway to college and beyond.
The summer program is set to run July 15 – August 4, 2018.  During their senior year, Scholars will work with their coaches to receive support and feedback as questions arise.  The program application is open.  All interested and eligible high school juniors are encouraged to apply.  Space in the program is limited.  For more information, visit scholars.usc.edu.