• Regular teaching appointment at a middle school located in New York City (all five boroughs)
  • Three years of full-time teaching experience in science or math disciplines
  • Endorsement by the school principal


  • Three weeks: July 10, 2017—July 28, 2017
  • Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:30 A.M.—5:00 P.M., on NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s 6 MetroTech campus
  • 40 additional hours during the academic year


Project participants who successfully complete all requirements will receive a stipend of $4,000. Income tax obligations are the responsibility of the teachers.


To receive a full stipend, participants are required to:

  • Attend all training, research, and presentation activities
  • Complete assigned curriculum design activities, oral presentation, and report
  • Participate in academic year follow-up activities
  • Conduct assessment of project impact in their classrooms and provide the results for reporting to NSF


Each school must submit a complete application package for a pair of science and math teachers. A complete application package consists of the application form, résumé, essay, and reference letters. Applications may be hand delivered, mailed, or e-mailed. Finalists for the 2017 project will be announced on the project web site by June 1, 2017.

Application Deadline

May 15, 2017
Online: Click here

Project Open House:

Information Session on May 2, 2017 @4:30pm

Contact Information

Professor Vikram Kapila
Teaching STEM with Robotics
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
NYU Tandon School of Engineering
6 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (646) 997-3161, Fax: (646) 997-3532