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Irondale’s STEM to STEAM program – led by some of New York’s finest teaching artists--uses the skills of theatrical improvisation to help science, technology, engineering and mathematics students become comfortable presenting their academic research in compelling, engaging ways. They learn to work with their audiences and deliver the story of their research. Students in STEM to STEAM workshops practice communicating what they know and how they know it, ensuring that our future scientific leaders are able to clearly explain what their work means and why it's important.

We are proud to partner with New York City's most exciting research institutions - NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Wave Hill, Rockefeller University, Mount Sinai’s Center for Excellence in Youth Education, CUNY’s Remote Sensing of the Earth Science and Technology Institute, DNA Learning Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, American Museum of Natural History, Columbia University’s Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, City College of New York, Hypothekids, Genspace, Baruch College, and Brooklyn College.Through these partnerships, we are currently reaching over 600 students annually. Many of our partner programs are members of the NYC Science Research and Mentoring Consortium.

Read more about Irondale’s STEM to STEAM work at and NYU’s STEM Education Blog


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Our funders

Our youth programs are offered at no cost to participants thanks to the generous support of the Pinkerton Foundation, the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, the Two West Foundation, the Lotos Foundation, the Axe-Houghton Foundation, Con Edison, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.


For the safety of everyone, Irondale strongly suggests that all Young Company participants be vaccinated. If for personal and/or religious reasons that is not possible we will require proof of negative tests results before each session. Irondale can provide test kits, if needed.

What they say

“During the Irondale workshops, I learned important technical aspects of presenting, such as planting one’s feet, speak." Lorem Ipsun

As Irondale celebrates its 40th Anniversary, we are looking to the future as we remember the accomplishments of the past. Please make a contribution of $40 to help us getting number 40 off to a great start.

Your gift will be fully tax deductible.

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contact us

For more information about Irondale’s Youth Programs, please contact our Director of Education.

Sam Metzger
The space at Irondale Building
Phone: (718) 488.9233Fax: (718)
85 South Oxford Street
Fort Greene, Brooklyn 11217

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