Innovation, Entrepreneurship and the Science of Smart Cities (ieSoSC)
A deep dive into the leading edge technologies driving smart city inventions
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.
ieSoSC 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 are now closed.
Created as a follow-up experience to our Science of Smart Cities program, and with the support of National Grid, ieSoSC is a 5 week opportunity consisting of STEM instruction and mentoring offered through NYU Tandon School of Engineering. The program will focus on technology and engineering skills, design and prototyping, built around real world ‘smart city’ applications and research. Participants will work with our graduate and undergraduate student experts in increasingly sophisticated programming and engineering projects.
Primarily, but not exclusively, intended for students that previously completed Science of Smart Cities, ieSoSc will show through hands-on projects and activities how to take coding/computer science, engineering and technology skills to another level by applying those skills to advanced smart cities ideas.
The program incorporates concepts and processes related to entrepreneurship and design thinking. During the second half of the program, participants will form small teams and apply their new skills and knowledge to ideate, prototype and present a device or app that uses an internet of things approach to a smart cities design challenge. Each team will have a small budget for materials and equipment, and participants will receive public presentation training using improvisation techniques through a partnership with Irondale Theater.
The program culminates for each team in a public presentation at which engineers, urban planners, STEM experts, family and the general public hear from participants about their idea, prototype, and how it is intended to be applied to solve a real world problem or challenge. Applications are opening soon for high school students entering the 9th, 10th, or 11th grade in September of 2022.
ieSoSC is free to attend, thanks to support from National Grid
Program runs full days (approximately 9am to 4pm), 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 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
Who Can Apply?
Live in one of the five New York City boroughs
Have demonstrated interest/are highly motivated in STEM as shown in essays and application
Are available for the entire program, and are committed to completing
Are entering 9th, 10th or 11th grade in September 2022
Are responsible, punctual, persistent, and have demonstrated an ability to make and fulfill commitments
Important Dates To Know
Application Deadline: April 29, 2022
Notification of Application: May 13, 2022
Program Dates: July 5 - August 5, 2022
Final Presentation: August 5, 2022