START Queens 

START Queens currently runs out of Queens College, City University of New York, US. The Queens Chapter began its journey in September of 2016, with only 3 volunteers. Since its founding, START Queens has grown to 45 university volunteers and 2 alumni volunteers.


Spearheaded by Rebecca Russo, Project START Science Queens reaches more than 150 fourth and fifth graders each year who attend PS 120Q. Students learn 8-10 modules a year ranging from lessons on engineering, genetics, biology, chemistry, and physics. 

START Queens is excited to expand its impact by continuing to teach and share with students across the community!

What's New?

START Queens recently launched a new module exploring the realm of engineering. The students were taught about different types of bridges including:

  • Suspension Bridges 

  • Arch Bridges

  • Beam Bridges

  • Truss Bridges

And how all of these bridges use a different distribution of force.

With these tools in hand, the kids embarked on the 

                   Gumdrop Challenge

 Building bridges that were strong, cost-effective, and efficient using gumdrops and toothpicks. 


To see some of the creative well-engineered bridges check out START Queens College. 

Contact Us

Board of Directors, President of START at CUNY Queens College

Rebecca Russo 

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