The goal of STEMcosR is to foster passion for the sciences in the community. The main barriers to pursuing careers in STEM originate from lack of awareness of available opportunities and misplaced self-doubt that one can be “A Scientist”. STEMcosR will replace apprehension with comprehension and connect local high school and community college students with scientists working in academia and industry. At STEMcosR, scientists will share their passion and curiosity, presenting their research in colloquial English. STEMcosR features a large multi-disciplinary poster session with research presentations from Rutgers students, an address from our keynote speaker Paul Falkowski, a Q&A panel comprising academics and industry representatives discussing their career paths, and an included lunch, all free of cost for attendees. This year is the second installment of the event and will be even better than last year's!