Innovation, Entrepreneurship and the Science of Smart Cities (ieSoSC) | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and the Science of Smart Cities (ieSoSC)

On Campus
No Cost

iesosc students working on a circuit



PROGRAM LENGTH Five-week summer program
Monday–Friday, 9 am-4 pm
ELIGIBILITY NYC residents that are entering 9th, 10th, or 11th grade in September 2023

ieSoSC focuses on advancing technology and engineering skills through design and prototyping, built around real world ‘smart city’ applications and research. Through lessons on deploying circuitry, electronics, coding, and cloud computing; using microcontrollers, sensors and other hardware for complex tasks, students learn how scientists and engineers apply fundamental knowledge to address challenges in the real world. Students will contribute to team projects they will demonstrate during final presentations.


Designed to advance student knowledge of engineering, computer science, natural phenomena, and physical sciences, and to accelerate interest in STEM skills, studies, research, and careers. Through cutting-edge, hands-on curriculum and activities students learn how to use microcontrollers, sensors, and other hardware for complex tasks; deploy circuitry, electronics, coding, and cloud computing; and understand how scientists and engineers apply fundamental knowledge, STEM-based skills like machine learning and computer science, and innovative solutions to challenges in the real world. Students develop projects, demonstrations, and final presentations in a materials-rich environment.

Important Dates

2023 Program Schedule:

  • Application Opens: February 1
  • Early Admission Deadline: March 10
  • Final Deadline: April 14
  • Notification of Acceptance: Week of May 12
  • Orientation: June 29 (via Zoom)
  • Program Starts: July 5
  • Expo/Final Presentation: August 4
  • Program Ends: August 4  
  • Holiday: July 4
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Participation in ieSoSC solidified my interest in the stem field. Before this program I was struggling and confused on how to intertwine my passions for STEM and business and now I have realized that I'd like to go to a school that offers some sort of dual degree/major in business and engineering and eventually become not only an innovator but an entrepreneur. Overall, even though this program sometimes gave me some school-ish vibes, which was not ideal, I really feel that I learned A TON and could not be happier with my decision to participate."


Related Research

NYU Tandon faculty devote a great deal of their research agenda to 'smart' engineering, technologies and applications that cross STEM disciplines. These touch mobility, energy, infrastructure, resilience, quality of life, and the machine learning, cloud computing and wireless communication advances that enable it all. Our smart cities programs draw on these projects from the faculty of Civil and Urban Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Center for Urban Science and Progress, and others.



ieSoSC’s Keywords: Circuitry, Coding, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electronics, Environmental Sustainability, Green Technology, Microcontrollers, Remote Sensing, Sensors, Computational Analytics, Cloud Computing, Integrated Systems, Wireless Communications, Algorithms, Prototypes

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