Jumpstart Frequently Asked Questions | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Jumpstart Frequently Asked Questions

For newly admitted graduate students

Below are answers to common questions about the Jumpstart Summer Learning Experiences.


We hope you will make NYU Tandon your graduate home! If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to engineering.gradinfo@nyu.edu about the Tandon Summer Scholars program and tandoncareers@nyu.edu about Tandon Summer Career Academy. 

You can also refer to the University’s COVID-19 FAQs for common questions about immigration and COVID-19 and U.S. government services impacted by the current situation. 

Summer Scholars FAQs

If you have additional questions, please reach out to engineering.gradinfo@nyu.edu.

Summer Career Academy FAQs

If you have additional questions, please reach out to tandoncareers@nyu.edu.

NYU Tandon Made Challenge FAQs

How can I find or form a team?
We encourage you to get creative in how you find and form virtual teams with your future classmates, faculty, friends, and mentors. Zoom-based team hunts will also be organized with breakout rooms to help you partner virtually with other participants.
What is the timeline to participate?

5G/Wireless enabled telehealth and diagnostics

Challenge Start: June 1, 2020 - 10am

Challenge Submission Deadline: June 12, 2020 - 11:59pm

Winner Announcement: June 19 - 10am

Robotic control of healthcare devices 

Challenge Start: June 22, 2020 - 10am

Challenge Submission Deadline: July 3, 2020 - 11:59pm

Winner Announcement: July 10 - 10am

Zero contact hardware 

Challenge Start: July 13, 2020 - 10am

Challenge Submission Deadline: July 24, 2020 - 11:59pm

Winner Announcement: July 31 - 10am

What is the format for the submission?

By the challenge end date, teams are required to submit their submission materials, which must include two deliverables: 

60-second video pitch  Written summary of 400 words or less, including

  • Outline of the specific problem being solved
  • The solution to the problem
  • The novelty of the approach
  • The impact of the invention at scale 
  • The support the team needs to bring the product or service to market
What do the winning teams get?
Each challenge has a $5,000 prize pool split between undergraduate and graduate winning teams. A portion of the prize will be given to the teams upon award and the remainder held in the teams’ name and awarded in trenches upon the completion of certain development milestones, such as the creation of the first prototype.