YPIE provides a rigorous Science Research Institute through a generous grant from Regeneron. We currently have 50 extremely dedicated and hard-working 10th-12th grade students from across the Yonkers Public high schools who are conducting original science research.
Our YPIE Regeneron Science Research Scholars research and collect data on their STEM topic of choice during this three-year program, and will earn up to 12 college credits. Our students are bright, talented, and highly responsible, and are already starting to participate and win awards in regional science fairs.
Students spend their first year in the program becoming “experts” on the precise topic of their choice -- whether they are studying a single protein pathway, or how clinical depression may uniquely affect a certain segment of the population.
After receiving approval, students begin reaching out to professionals in their field, then spend their final two years in the program designing, conducting, and presenting the results of their novel experiment.
YPIE Regeneron Science Research Scholars participate in many local and national competitions, including: