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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STOP: Before applying, make sure to fully read through NYU’s policies and COVID 19 safety protocols. The Center for K12 STEM follows the University's safety protocols and vaccination requirements for COVID-19 throughout all programs.

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 Application are open!

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 1-week workshops that focus 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. These workshops will vary from week to week and follow various exciting themes.

Program Details

  • CrEST is free to attend 
  • Program runs full dates (approximately 9:00am to 3:30pm) with early morning drop off at 8:30am, five days a week 
  • Our campus is located at 2 MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn
  • Lunch, snacks are not provided. Students must bring their own food or have money to purchase lunch 
  • Transportation/MetroCards are not provided
  • 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

Important Dates To Know

Program Session Dates:

  • Session 1 (3D Modeling & Basic Electronics): July 11 - July 15, 2022 
  • Session 2 (Arduino Adeept Car Competition): July 18 - July 22, 2022

  • Session 3 (Internet of Things): July 25 - July 29, 2022

  • Session 4 (3D Modeling & Basic Electronics): August 1 - August 5, 2022

  • Session 5 (Arduino Adeept Car Competition): August 8 - August 12, 2022

*Note: Applicants can participate in a maximum of 2 sessions.

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Summer 2022 Application (Now Open!)