Chain Reaction Innovationst

Chain Reaction Innovations is a two-year program for entrepreneurs focusing on energy and science technologies. Through an annual application call and competition, four to six teams will be selected to join CRI. The program enables innovators to work on their technology full-time, reduce R&D time, and de-risk technologies with the help of world-leading experts and equipment from a national laboratory.
Application Deadline: October 13
Program Flyer (pdf)

Forbes Idea incubator

Challenging NYU Tandon School of Engineering students to address critical issues facing women and girls today. The Forbes Idea Incubator, a Forbes program, will tap into emerging talent in STEM fields to develop innovative and meaningful solutions around important global issues. Teams will convene in October 21, 2017 in New York to design and present their solutions to a specific real world problem during a one-day event. Teams will be eligible to receive an Audi Drive Progress Grant. This program is open to students who will be enrolled in a Fall 2017 graduate or undergraduate program at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. NYU Tandon faculty will place eligible students on teams in August 2017.

More Information and Registration

Pre-College Students

K-12 Outreach

The School of Engineering's Center for K-12 STEM Education seeks to extend the reach of the university’s high-quality programs by both building on success and leading new projects and initiatives.

In our K-12 STEM education programs, the School of Engineering faculty, students and administrators align our work in classrooms with articulated science and math learning standards, the new Common Core standards and emerging standards in engineering, technology and other disciplines. We engage teachers directly in programs and remain attentive to the learning objectives of the schools and students that participate in our initiatives.

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Urban Assembly Institute

Our College preparation and readiness for STEM partnership with the Urban Assembly Institute (UAI) of Math and Science for Young Women is a model collaboration designed and run by the Center for K-12 STEM Education. Young women in grades six through twelve who attend the UAI receive intensive tutoring and mentoring services from School of Engineering students; UAI teachers benefit from extensive professional development opportunities through our faculty; and a growing number of students in the UAI high school take structured, custom-designed, college-level classes in engineering, math and other disciplines at our Brooklyn campus.

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Intro to CS and Cyber Security

The Computer Science and Cyber Security Program for High School Women provides a unique opportunity for young women from the NY metropolitan area to be introduced to career opportunities in these exciting fields.

Qualified young women are selected to engage in two weeks of lectures, hands-on training, and day trips in New York City to prepare them for participation in the nationwide CSAW High School Cyber Forensics Challenge hosted annually by the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

Intro to CS and Cyber Security

Black Girls CODE

Black Girls CODE is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and do so much more. By reaching out to the community through workshops and after school programs, Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails. Black Girls CODE has set out to prove to the world that girls of every color have the skills to become the programmers of tomorrow. By promoting classes and programs we hope to grow the number of women of color working in technology and give underprivileged girls a chance to become the masters of their technological worlds.

Visit Black Girls CODE website

Prospective Students


Tandon School of Engineering Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (Tandon-WEST) is held twice a year at the Fall Open House and the Weekend on the Square admitted student event. Tandon-WEST provides prospective students and admitted students with the opportunity to find out about the accomplishments of NYU women in fields traditionally dominated by men. Parents and high school students from the region gather at the university to listen to panelists of established professionals, as well as women currently enrolled at the NYU School of Engineering discuss their experiences.


An event held each summer for accepted women students that provides students with the opportunity to meet fellow prospective students. Along with the opportunity to meet with women campus student organizations such as STEMinist, Society of Women Engineers, and Women in Search of Excellence, students also have the opportunity to connect with on campus resources such as the Office of Financial Aid, Student Health Center, Resident Life and many more.

Google Hangouts

The Office of Enrollment Management host a series of live Google Hangout sessions, where prospective women students have an opportunity to connect with current women students and NYU representatives to learn about their experiences at NYU Tandon School of Engineering and the resources available to students.

Girls Talk Tech

The Google Anita Borg Scholars Community and the NYU Tandon School of Engineering host a celebration each Fall to honor Anita Borg. Anita Borg was a computer scientist who advocated for women in the tech community. Continuing her legacy, our mission is to increase the number of women in technology careers. "Girls Talk Tech", gives students an opportunity to speak with other students, faculty, and professionals, and learn about what it's really like to pursue a career in tech fields.

Current Students

Women in Engineering Explorations Community
at the Othmer Residence Hall

Fall 2015 was the inaugural year of the Women in Engineering, Science, Technology and Math Explorations Community at the NYU Othmer Residence Hall. This explorations community was created to offer women students a strong support system to reinforce their positive experiences as a STEM student. This community is led by a Faculty Affiliate who will be dedicated to planning events connected to the theme of Women in Engineering, Science, Technology, and Math. The community offers opportunities for women students in the Othmer Residence Hall to network with successful alumnae and senior women students, participate in social functions, attend events and activities tied to women and STEM, and get involved in community service. The community fosters engagement in the world of STEM and help women students build relationships with other women in STEM. What’s especially exciting is that the students who make up this community play a huge role in not only helping to create events, but also serving as ambassadors to the rest of the residents in the building.

Empower Hour

Please join your peers in discussions about internships, job placements, and everything in between. Coffee, tea, cookies and brownies will be provided.

Undergraduate Contact: nyuengrosarc@nyu.edu
Graduate Contact: nyuengrgradlife@nyu.edu

WoMentorship Program

The WoMentorship Program matches sophomore and junior undergraduate women with upper-class women, and first-year graduate women with second-year graduate women. Mentor and mentees meet at least eight times each semester and engage in social activities, academic opportunities, and career and professional development. Mentors and their mentees independently plan one-on-one meetings and activities, and attend campus events and programs together.

  • Mentors are dynamic students who aid in the growth and progression of their mentees, academically and socially. Mentors also act as role models and lead by example, while serving as a link to student resources on both the Brooklyn and Washington Square campuses.
  • Mentees are students who are looking to further engage and learn from other women mentors within the SOE community. Mentees sign up to receive the above benefits from mentors, while contributing to the development of these relationships and the overall success of growing a strong network of women in engineering at SOE.
Apply for the WoMentorship Program

Women's Summit

An initiative of the Division of Student Affairs, the Women's Summit exists to empower women students by building connections to faculty, alumna and each other, while providing resources for and promoting discussion of issues and topics relevant to women in STEM. Each year the Summit focuses on sharing knowledge, experience and expertise among women at the School of Engineering and in the STEM community at NYU’s Washington Square Campus.

Thompson - Bartlett Fellows

Through a generous gift from Ms. Dede Thompson Bartlett, whose father, Mr. George Juul Thompson, was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1930, students are encouraged to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program. This year marked the third year of the Thompson Bartlett Fellowship, in which nine of this summer’s researchers were graciously supported through this fellowship.

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Career Discovery in Cyber Security: A Women's Symposium

Our annual conference brings together some of the best minds in the industry, with the goal of guiding women with a talent and interest in cyber security into top-flight careers.

Career Discovery in Cyber Security

Co-Curricular Involvement

Society for Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. Founded in 1950, SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career for women through an exciting array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, outreach and advocacy activities.

Society for Women Engineers


Women in Search of Excellence

Woman in Search of Excellence (WISE) is an organization within the NYU Tandon School of Engineering that will work towards bringing the female community together. The School of Engineering is known to be a male dominant campus and therefore through the means of this club, we wish to encourage women from all over to become part of this prestigious university.

Women in Search of Excellence


STEMinist's mission is to empower students to combat sexism in all forms, both within STEM fields and everyday life. STEMinist works to foster a safe space on campus through intersectioinal feminist activism that is informative and supportive. This club is social justice oriented, and is welcoming to all identities, including queer, trans* and non-binary students.

Learn more about STEMinist


Faculty Spotlight

See More Women Faculty

Jin Montclare

In a video inspiring young women to become engineers and scientists featuring Prof. Jin Montclare has been selected for a year-long multimedia exhibit by the Global Fund for Women entitled Ignite: Women Fueling Science and Technology. View the original set of interviews on careergirl.org.

View Prof. Jin Montclare's Profile

De Angela L. Duff

De Angela L. Duff is a designer, photographer, web developer, and DJ. She is also the Co-Director and an Industry Associate Professor of Integrated Digital Media at NYU's School of Engineering in Brooklyn. A native of Eutaw, Ala, De Angela holds an MFA in Photography from MICA, a BFA in Graphic Design from Georgia State University, and a BS in Textile Engineering from Georgia Tech. De Angela has spoken at the 2015 Black Portraitures II Conference in Florence, Italy, NYC's 2015 Raising The Bar, AIGA's Social Studies & Massaging Media 2 Conferences and HOW's Annual Design Conference. She has judged HOW's interactive design competition, and has been featured in Print magazine, Now Loading and www.animation: Animation Design for the World Wide Web. She has served on Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter's committee to re-brand Philadelphia.

View Prof. De Angela Duff's Profile

Private University Products and News Professor Spotlight in July 2015 issue

Professor Phyllis Frankl receives the Jacobs Excellence in Education Award

Professor Phyllis Frankl, has been awarded the 2015 Jacobs Jacobs Excellence in Education Award for her commitment to scholarship, teaching, and mentorship which has been widely recognized by both her students and colleagues. Her courses are held in high esteem, and her students appreciate her thoroughness, her command of the material that she teaches, and most importantly, the warmness with which she treats them. Professor Frankl is a leader in the educational mission of the university, her dedication especially to the increased enrollment, engagement, and retention of female undergraduates in Computer Science and Computer Engineering is outstanding. Her advisement is inspirational to her students—from undergraduates to PhDs. Her exemplary educational accomplishments led to the establishment of the Phyllis G. Frankl Scholarship Fund, set up by an anonymous former PhD student as a way to pay tribute to this very respected professor. Professor Frankl is a tremendous asset to the department, the Tandon School of Engineering, and New York University.

Professor Anne Ronan receives the Distinguished Teacher Award

Professor Anne Ronan, has been awarded the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award for her commitment to teaching excellence. Her courses are held in high esteem, and her students appreciate her thoroughness, her command of the material, and most importantly, her dedication to each and every one of them. She is tirelessly selfless in responding to the needs of her students, and they are privileged to have her as their teacher. Her exemplary dedication to education extends well beyond the classroom. She serves as faculty adviser to the student chapters of the New York Water Environment Association and Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society. She supervises graduate and undergraduate research and has been an instrumental contributor to the improvement of the civil engineering curricula. To this university and the students who value her so immensely she is what all educators strive to be, but only a few achieve.NYU Tandon School of Engineering is proud to count her among its faculty and her students are forever indebted to her for her dedicated service.


For more information regarding Women in Engineering, Science, Technology, and Math (WESTM), please contact Nicole Johnson, Assistant Dean for Opportunity Programs at nicole.johnson@nyu.edu.