Creativity in Engineering, Science and Technology (CrEST) | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Creativity in Engineering, Science and Technology (CrEST)

Teaching all age levels the creative side of STEM and coding

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CrEST will be offered in-person for Summer 2022. We will remain flexible in our response to developments related to COVID-19 and plans can of course change. The health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and our visitors is NYU's first priority, and you can read about the University's responses and reopening. If we are unable to conduct this program on campus as planned, changes to program format will be communicated promptly.

Summer 2022 Applications Coming Soon!

About CrEST

Creativity in Engineering, Science, and Technology (CrEST) from NYU Tandon’s Center for K12 STEM Education introduces middle school students to circuity, electronics, mechanical systems, physical computing, robotics and other STEM disciplines through hands-on, lab-based demonstrations, experiments, and projects that offer important learning experiences.

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Students will get the chance to attend a 3 week program that focuses on hands-on computer programming and engineering a variety of interactive devices. Middle school students will be introduced to 3D modeling, design, simulations and animations by providing a cross disciplinary approach to rendering real world objects and ideas in a 3D environment. Students advance from 2D sketches and Tinkercad to Autodesk Fusion 360.

Program Details

  • CrEST is free to attend 

  • Live in one of the five New York City boroughs

  • Program will be offered in a morning session and afternoon session (upon acceptance, students will be asked to choose which session they will participate in for the duration of the program)

  • Please watch your email around the notification date (students and parents/guardians)–if you are accepted to the program a prompt reply will be required

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Who Can Apply?

Students Who…

  • Live in one of the five NYC boroughs

  • Have demonstrated interest/are highly motivated in STEM as shown in their application and the required essaydoodlebots in action

  • Are available for the entire program, and are committed to completing it

  • Are entering 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in September 2022

What Materials Will I Need For the Online Course?

If you do not have one or all of the materials mentioned below, please feel free to still apply!

  • A laptop or desktop computer (unfortunately Chromebooks are not compatible)

  • A reliable internet connection

  • A quiet and/or distraction free area 

  • Program kit (this will be provided to you free of charge ONLY if you are accepted)

Important Dates To Know

  • Application Deadline: TBD

  • Notification of Application: TBD

  • Program Dates: July 5 - August 5, 2022

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