• Regular teaching appointment at a high school located in New York City (all five boroughs), Long Island, Westchester, or New Jersey (within commuting distance)
  • Three years of full-time teaching experience in physical sciences, math, or pre-engineering disciplines
  • Endorsement by the school principal
  • Two certified math or science teachers from the same high school must apply as a pair
  • Each teacher must have 2 high school students from their school.


  • Four weeks: July 8, 2019—August 2, 2019
  • Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:30 A.M.—5:00 P.M., on NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s 6 MetroTech campus


Project teachers who successfully complete all requirements (see responsibilities below) will receive a stipend of $3,750. Summer student participants will receive a stipend of $500 each. Income tax obligations are the responsibility of the participants.


To receive a full stipend, participants are required to:

  • Attend all training activities
  • Complete assigned engineering design, prototyping activities, presentation, reporting, and project web page
  • Participate in academic year follow-up activities (implement an elective robotics course and a capstone design project, and participate in an annual robot product design and business idea “Inno/Vention” contest at NYU)
  • 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 teachers from physical sciences, math, or pre-engineering disciplines. A complete application package consists of the application form, résumé, essay, and reference letters. Applications may be hand-delivered, mailed, e-mailed, or submitted online. Finalists for the 2019 project will be announced on the project website by May 10, 2019. Following the selection of teachers, schools will be asked to select a gender-balanced group of four students/school for the summer program.

Application Deadline

April 22, 2019
Online: Click here

ITEST Open House:

Information Session on February 27, 2019 @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