Aspirational | NYU Tandon School of Engineering


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The My Brother’s Keeper @ Tandon (MyBK @ T) committee seeks to identify and support meaningful connections that empower Black and Latino men to achieve their academic and professional goals.

A4 Element - Aspirational

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Encouraging students to think and act boldly, while facilitating connections to help them fully realize their potential as rising scholars and emergent STEM professionals, must be evident throughout the engagement of Black and Latino men. The MyBK @ T committee endeavors to make this approach present in the design of initiatives aimed at supporting Black and Latino men during their academic journey. Realizing this charge will require an equally ambitious institutional agenda, one that is designed to position the School of Engineering as one of the leading producers of Black and Latino STEM scholars and industry professionals.

Alumni Stories

First-person narratives can be a powerful way of connecting the goals of our Black and Latino men to their professional aspirations. Explore the stories of our recent alumni as they reflect on their academic careers and discuss life after Tandon. 

Building Connections

We understand the critical importance of closing the distance between our students and established STEM professionals. Providing opportunities for our Black and Latino men to interact with industry professionals, in both an informal and formal setting, is key to establishing meaningful connections that can aid in the achievement of their goals. Explore our structured mentoring programs and casual networking opportunities:

  • Breakfast and Lunch Club
  • First Class
  • First-year Mentoring Program
  • One-on-One with Alumni at Con Edison

Building Skills

Developing professional skills that complement the academic pursuits of our Black and Latino men is critical to their successful transition from being a student to an industry professional or STEM scholar. The Tandon School of Engineering, along with the broader NYU community, sponsors and promotes a variety of social and academic opportunities that prepares our students to be the global leaders of tomorrow. 

NYU Study Away

Explore the study away opportunities that exist within NYU's global network.
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Undergraduate Summer Research Program

Develop research skills under the guidance of a faculty mentor in one of Tandon's state-of-the-art labs.

The Diversity Internship & Career Preparation Program (DICP)

DICP is designed to prepare and promote historically underrepresented students and facilitate their exploration of career opportunities that celebrate workplace diversity.

NYU Social Sector Leaders of Color (SSLD)

The NYU SSLD Fellowship is an 18-month leadership development program that equips graduate students of color with the skills, knowledge, and networks needed to take up leadership roles in organizations across the social sector.

Populating the Pipeline

Inspiring our next generation of STEM scholars and industry professionals is critical to the MyBK @ T committee's goal of increasing the presence of Black and Latino men at Tandon. Creating sustained partnerships with our K-12 counterparts will help us to make sure our Black and Latino boys not only view the STEM field as a viable academic option, but are also in a position to successfully complete the rigorous coursework.

The MyBK @ T committee invites local middle schools to Tandon each semester, allowing their students to experience college life and explore what it means to pursue a STEM major. Structured as a day-long campus visit, these engagement opportunities include:

  • Meet and greet with Tandon's enrollment management team
  • Lab tours and facilitated talks with faculty
  • Panel discussions with Black and Latino men currently attending Tandon
  • Networking opportunities with Black and Latino STEM professionals 
  • Guided tour of the NYU Tandon MakerSpace