Unconventional Year

A global pandemic hits. We hit back.

On March 1 — four months after the first reported cases in China — New York City recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. A few weeks later, our city was the hardest hit area in the country. It was abundantly clear we were looking at the most devastating disease outbreak in decades, requiring a full-press commitment from scientists and researchers across the world.


man wearing face mask and shield

NYU Tandon engineers jumped into action, researching the mechanics of social distancing, developing wearable health monitors, and creating new tests to quickly identify new cases. A novel crisis requires unconventional solutions — that’s where we come in.