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Our Goal

is to increase the enrollment and success in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) of African-American and Hispanic males at the New York City College of Technology


The Mission

we strive to achieve is to develop strong, sustainable interventions that promote access and success of African-American and Hispanic males in STEM.


A Vision

we share is to aid CityTech in becoming a model institution that values and fosters accessible, high quality student support programs for African-American and Hispanic males in STEM.

"All programs and activities of the Black Male Initiative are open to all academically eligible students, faculty and staff, without regard to race, gender, national origin or other characteristics."

BMI's Mentoring Program

Faculty Mentoring

Prep Workshop

Graduate School Prep/
Capstone Workshops


STEM Exposure Trips

Pal Workshops

Leadership Seminars

STEM Research

STEM Research

STEM Conferences

STEM Conferences

City Tech Community Mentoring

Community Service

Community Service

Academic outreach

Service Learning/
Academic Outreach

Peer Mentoring

PAL Workshop

STEM PAL Workshops

STEM Tutoring

STEM Tutoring

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BMI Club

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Our History

The New York City College of Technology has created a new coordinated initiative to attract, retain, and graduate students from under-represented groups in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). We have chosen to focus on student success in the college’s flagship programs in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering technology because these are among the college’s strongest programs and because they are areas in which many minority students are notably underrepresented. Increasing the numbers of underrepresented minority students who succeed in STEM disciplines is important not only to the economic vitality of the New York metropolitan area, but also to the nation as a whole. However, although the initiative targets minority students, all its programs and activities are open to all academically eligible students, faculty, and staff without regard to race, gender, national origin or other characteristics.

Student Achievements

Produced 1 Valedictorian, 3 Salutatorians, and 2 CUNY All-Stars.

Student Achievement
Research Opportunities

BMI students conducted research at Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Rutgers, and Columbia Universities and at the Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Research Opportunities
Awards, Recognition & Designations

In 2007, we were one of only nine national programs to be given a Model Replication Institution (MRI) designation by NASA, NSF, and IHEP.

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Impact on high school students

Integral Part of P-Tech High School’s Success.

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International Research Programs

Students have conducted Earth-Watch research in Mexico and Canada.

Internation Research Programs