Our Science of Smart Cities (SoSC) middle school students used post-it easel paper, rulers, pencil crayons, wire, hot glue and a LOT of imagination to plan and portray their ideal city layouts, one of the many hands-on activities that they complete during the month-long NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s Center for K12 STEM Education program. The students put their ongoing education on engineering, technology, sustainability and environmental issues to work and created more than 30 city layouts of all shapes and sizes, including transit systems, renewable energy, and in one case, a giant hamster wheel to power the city! Scroll down to see some of our best SoSC 2016 smart city designs (click on the photos for a closer look) and read quotes from our promising city planners-to-be.
Last week, students in our FREE, three-week, full-day GenCyber Computer Science for Cyber Security (CS4CS) Summer Program for High School Women discovered “Leonardo DiHatrio’s” stolen Oscar at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, along with a Caesar cipher-encoded note. Was the crime committed by “Mark Puckerberg,” the queen, or another culprit? The young women set off on a camp-long mystery challenge to find out. Watch part one of our two-part web series to see how they use their new cybersecurity and computer science skills, like Autopsy to recover a deleted file, to determine who thieved the Academy Award. Ultimately, they’ll use skills learned during CS4CS to compete in the nation-wide Cyber Security Awareness Week annual High School Forensics Challenge along with team members from their high school.
The GenCyber CS4CS Program is generously funded by the National Science Foundation and National Security Agency. To learn more about the course content, check out a post on the program in our #STEMNOW blog and a sample syllabus.
If you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, you know we shifted into high gear this week with the start of Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering, GenCyber and Science of Smart Cities. It’s been an amazing week, with Expanded Schools interns teaching circuitry to our diverse group of ARISE students, GenCyber starting cybersleuth work on a camp-long mystery, and SoSC learning skills that range from the art of giving presentations to the science of building LED circuits.
It’s also been an amazing year. Check out our multimedia timeline below for a look at what we’ve been up to since January, and stay tuned to our social media as it all comes together this summer. #STEMNOW