Computer Science Outreach

Explore our Computer Science programs designed to create opportunities for high school and college students and faculty, within the NYU community and beyond.

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The following is a list of Computer Science programs designed to create opportunities for high school and college students and faculty, within the NYU community and beyond.

  • Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE): This selective program is for academically strong, current 10th and 11th grade New York City students with a demonstrated interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
  • CSAW: the largest student-run cybersecurity event in the world, featuring international competitions, workshops, and industry events. Competitions are developed by undergraduate and graduate students associated with the OSIRIS Lab and the Center for Cyber Security at NYU Tandon in collaboration with student teams from across the globe. Download the CSAW flyer.
  • CTFd: Capture the Flags (CTFs) are how those in the computer industry test each other. As part of CSAW at the School of Engineering, an annual CTF event is also hosted. This open-sourced version of CTF is now available and free to use. CTFs are one of the fastest growing educational mediums and their versatility in both testing and teaching is unmistakable.
  • Computer Science for Cyber Security (CS4CS) Summer Program: CS4CS is a FREE, three-week, full-day summer program providing an introduction on the fundamentals of cybersecurity and computer science at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering while breaking down barriers and encouraging the cybersecurity professionals of the future to celebrate women and minorities in STEM. No background or experience in cybersecurity or computer programming is needed in order to apply, only your interest and enthusiasm.
  • The INformation Security and Privacy Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) Program: An IGERT scholarship to provide the best Ph.D. students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary research in cybersecurity, information assurance and privacy. As a partnership between the NYU School of Engineering, the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, and faculty from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, INSPIRE is built around the interdisciplinary research projects initiated by our world-class faculty.
  • Cybersecurity Service Scholarship: A successor to the ASPIRE (A Scholarship for Service Partnership for Interdisciplinary Research and Education) scholarship funded by the Federal Scholarship for Service (SFS) program, the Cybersecurity Service Scholarship prepares recipients for the real world by giving them strong technical training and teaching them to approach problems with a security mindset that looks beyond just the technology. CSS winners will be ready for some of the most crucial challenges of our time.