About TRIO | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

TRIO is a series of federal programs designed to create educational opportunity for disadvantaged students. TRIO’s programs motivate and support qualified students who are either low-income, first generation college, or have a documented disability so that they can succeed in the completion of their post secondary education.

    Our Mission and Offerings


    • Identify qualified individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds;
    • Prepare them for a program of postsecondary education;
    • Provide support services for such students who are pursuing programs of postsecondary education;
    • Motivate and prepare students for doctoral programs; and
    • Train individuals serving or preparing for services, in programs and projects so designed.

    What We Offer Our Students

    • individualized tutoring
    • counseling
    • workshops
    • cultural and social activities
    • exam preparation


    TRIO Staff

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    Nicole Johnson

    Assistant Dean for Opportunity Programs, Academic Affairs; Chief Inclusivity Officer; Adjunct Faculty