SoSC Middle Grades

P1560714We are pleased to announce that applications for the Summer 2018 middle grades SoSC on campus program will be open soon.  Over four weeks, middle school students will be on our campus engineering smart cities through experimental and hands-on learning. NYU Tandon undergraduate and graduate student instructors teach, mentor and coach their younger peers as they explore STEM content integrated across civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering and computer science.

Our typical classroom consists of 18 middle school students, two NYU Engineering instructors and a trained high school intern.  Authentic STEM materials, like microcontrollers, motors, sensors and electronic components feature prominently in the program’s lessons and activities.

DSC_3099The Summer 2018 program begins with a morning orientation on July 6th and then runs July 9th to August 3rd, full days, 9am to 4:00pm Monday-Friday. On Saturday August 4th in the morning we will hold the Friends and Family SoSC EXPO.

SoSC will be held on our downtown Brooklyn Campus, at 6 Metrotech Center. Students who are entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in September 2018 are eligible to apply.  All applicants will be notified if they have been accepted into the program or placed on our wait list.

The program, developed and taught by School of Engineering students, consists of four curricular modules:

  • Energy
  • Urban Infrastructure
  • Transportation
  • Wireless Communications

 

Applicant Qualifications:IMG_7914

  • Demonstrated interest in STEM as shown in the required (short) application essays
  • Available for the entirety of the program
  • Entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in September 2018

Important Additional Information:

  • SoSC is free to attend
  • Transportation, MetroCards, etc. are not provided–families must be drop off/pickup students
  • Lunch, snacks are not provided. Students must bring their own food or have money
  • Please watch your email around the notification date (students and parents/guardians)–if you are accepted to the program a prompt reply will be required

Important Dates:

  • Application deadline: April 20th, 2018
  • Notification on or around: May 4th, 2018
  • Orientation: July 6th (morning)
  • Program Dates: July 9 – August 3
    • Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:00pm (late pickup to 4:30pm)
  • VIP EXPO: August 3 (afternoon)
  • Family and Friends EXPO: August 4 (morning)

Ready to apply? Click here. 2018 Application not yet available.

Questions? For information not found on the website, please Email: k12.stem@nyu.edu