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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We regret to inform you that due to COVID-19, NYU has decided to continue to keep campus closed for the summer and move programs to an online platform. Consequently, for CrEST, we will NOT be able to hold the program for Summer 2020 as the content material is not conducive to remote learning. 

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you and your family are safe and healthy during this uncertain time. For any questions please contact us at or call us at 646.997.3524.

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 such as Ardunio and TinkerCAD, The Internet of Things, and 3D Printing and Basic Electronics.

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 6 MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn

  • Lunch, snacks are not provided. Students must bring their own food or have money

  • 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 doodlebots in action

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

  • Are entering 5th, 6th,7th, or 8th grade in September 2020

Important Dates To Know

  • Application Deadline: June 3rd

  • Notification of Application: June 19th

  • Program Dates: July 6th-August 7th


Program Sessions and Times

*Please choose up to a maximum 2 sessions when you apply* Themes subject to change

  • Session 1 (3D Modeling & Basic Electronics): July 6th, 2020 - July 10th, 2020 

  • Session 2 (Arduino Adeept Car Competition): July 13th, 2020 July 17th, 2020

  • Session 3 (Internet of Things): July 20th, 2020 - July 24th, 2020

  • Session 4 (3D Modeling & Basic Electronics): July 27th, 2020 - July 31st, 2020

  • Session 5 (Arduino Adeept Car Competition): August 3rd, 2020 - August 7th, 2020

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Application (Now Closed)