Program for Research Initiatives in Science & Math (PRISM)

Program for Research Initiatives in Science & Math (PRISM)


Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM)

PRISM groups various initiatives aimed at supporting science and math students at John Jay College. Our programs engage students and provide them with academic and pre-professional advisement to prepare them for success at John Jay and in their future careers. Our goal is to help our students see themselves as scientists and future professionals and to expose them to opportunities for further training and growth. The National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences, and CUNY have all recognized PRISM as a model of excellence for improving the number of underrepresented students in the STEM pipeline.

Eligible Majors are:


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Since its founding in 2006, more than 300 undergraduates have participated in PRISM programs, while more than 90 PRISM alumni have gained admission to postgraduate programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), health, and others. To learn more about how PRISM helps our students, click here


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Are you a John Jay student interested in PRISM? You can find more information about our programs, and links to our online applications here:


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PRISM is supported by external grants, and by the philanthropic support of generous individuals. To support and partner with PRISM, click here