Science of Smart Cities (SoSC) | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Science of Smart Cities (SoSC)

On Campus
No Cost

young students in science of smart cities program



PROGRAM LENGTH Four-week summer program
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
ELIGIBILITY Age 12 by the start of the program but not older than 14 on the day program begins
NYC Residents
TUITION Full Scholarship

*Early Drop-Off is Available for a fee of $25 a week (Details provided upon acceptance into the program)

SoSC introduces students to topics in engineering, computer science and technology to make cities more sustainable, efficient and safer. Working in teams, students design projects using what they learn about electronics and circuitry, coding, microcontrollers, sensors and other hardware. During final presentations, students demonstrate how their project creatively provides a solution to a real-world challenge.


This program will deepen student knowledge of energy, engineering, computer science, natural phenomena, physical sciences, and urban/environmental science this program engages interest in STEM skills, studies, research, and careers. Through cutting-edge, hands-on curriculum and activities, SoSC students learn how microcontrollers, sensors and other hardware work; explore circuitry, electronics and coding; and understand how scientists and engineers apply fundamental knowledge, STEM-based skills, and innovative solutions to challenges in the real world. Students develop projects, demonstrations and final presentations in a materials-rich environment.

Important Dates

2024 Program Dates

  • Application Opens: February 1
  • Final Deadline: April 29
  • Notification of Acceptance: Week of May 15
  • Orientation: June 28(via Zoom 1:00PM -4:00PM EST)
  • Program Starts: July 8
  • Expo/Final Presentation: August 2
  • Program Ends: August 2
  • Holiday: July 4

I love that the program talks about engineering and how to build a smart city. I also love the diverse topics because most programs only talk about coding, but only gives a brief version of it with not a lot of facts."

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 Civil and Urban Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Center for Urban Science and Progress and others.


SoSC’s Keywords: Circuitry, Coding, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electronics, Environmental Sustainability, Green Technology, Microcontrollers, Remote Sensing, Sensors