NYU Tandon Summer Series
Kick off your summer with special opportunities for first-year students
You’re making an exciting and important decision about your future, and we’re thrilled to offer myriad ways to get ahead on your journey this summer. These opportunities are available exclusively to first-year undergraduate students who have accepted their place at Tandon, and many are brand new in 2022 for this year’s incoming class. Join us for our events to learn more about Tandon and earn prizes before you get to campus!
To view any of the recorded events hosted this summer please refer to the bottom of the page.
Virtual Tour of the MakerSpace
Join us for a presentation of the NYU Tandon MakerSpace, a cutting edge prototyping lab open to all NYU students. The staff will introduce the space, showing off all of the machines available like the 3D printers and laser cutters, talk about other resources like weekly workshops and machine training, and answer questions during a Q&A session at the end.
Date: June 15, 2022 from 3 - 4 PM EST
Register here with your NYU email address!
Instagram Live Demos
The following Demos will be conducted via the Makerspace Instagram!
CNC Tormach/ShopBot Demo
Learn about CNC at the NYU MakerSpace! CNC machines are subtractive milling machines which can mill a variety of materials from plastic and pcb boards to wood and metal. We have a variety of CNC machines: ShopBot, Tormach, OtherMill, and WaterJet. Get to see all of the machines, and watch a live demo on our OtherMill CNC machine.
Date: July 12, 2022 at 4 PM EST
No pre-registeration needed
Plastic Shredder & Sheets Demo
Learn about some of the sustainability initiatives happening at the NYU MakerSpace. We’ll talk about the plastic shredder we built to recycle our 3D print waste and our plans to turn it into new filament for our Ultimaker 3D printers. We’ll also do a live demo where we’ll show you how we shred the plastic as well!
Date: July 19, 2022 at 4 PM EST
No pre-registeration needed
Laser Cutter Demo
Learn about the laser cutter machines at the NYU MakerSpace. The laser cutter can engrave or cut designs and shapes out of materials like wood and acrylic. We’ll go over how the machine works, talk about the design process, best materials to use, and show the laser cutter in action with a live demo!
Date: July 26, 2022
No pre-registeration needed
Join a School of Makers
Combine a dynamic urban environment, thriving innovation ecosystem, and 10,000 square feet of Tandon’s state-of-the-art MakerSpace — and there are almost no limits to what you can do. From semiconductors to smartphones, the NYU Tandon School of Engineering has been helping to make and remake the world long before the Maker Movement became a cultural phenomenon. Tandon’s makers have had a hand in the creation of ATM machines, bar codes, radar, penicillin, polymers, elevator brakes, and much more.
“Making” is part of our DNA, and we’re hosting a series of webinars and workshops that will help you be a part of it all.
Paving your Own Path at Tandon
Before you get to Tandon learn from the various offices that you will interact with once you arrive! This Summer we have curated a series of interactive events that will help you navigate your networking opportunities, financial resources, learning styles and motivations, all before starting classes! These sessions will occur weekly in the month of July and we encourage you to attend as many as possible.
Join our office of Undergraduate Enrollment Management during this session to learn some financial and budgeting basics that you can use during your time at NYU Tandon. In the first half of the presentation, we'll do a quick overview of financial aid and basic info you'll need to remember during your college journey. For the second half of the session, we'll discuss budgeting while on campus, student discounts, dorm meal ideas, and more! Students will also have the opportunity to learn about the financial resources offered at Tandon, such as the NYU Financial Education office. You can enjoy college while managing your finances — join this session to learn how!
July 13, 2022 from 6 PM - 7 PM EST
(Mind) Mapping Your Tandon Journey
Join the Office of Student Leadership & Engagement to learn about all the incredible opportunities waiting for you at NYU Tandon — from research to student clubs, service opportunities to project-based learning! In this interactive workshop, we will use mind mapping to help new students identify their passions and translate those passions into tangible goals that will support them in making the most of their time at NYU. Current students and recent alumni will also be on hand to help connect your interests to co-curricular experiences and share maps of their Tandon journeys. If you are excited about getting involved at NYU and want to know where to start, this session is for you!
July 20, 2022 from 6 PM - 7:30 PM EST
My Brother's Keeper @ Tandon Meet and Greet
Jumpstart Your Career with Tandon Career Hub
One of the benefits of NYU Tandon is the ability to tap into the powerful NYU network via the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development, and access specialized tech, science, and engineering opportunities.
Please join Dr. Jolie Woodson, Assistant Dean of Student Life & Services, for an interactive session to learn how the Tandon Career Hub can support your individual journey to career success! Hear about the exciting and impactful career paths that a Tandon education can prepare you for, and, most importantly, how you can chart your own path that honors your evolving skills and interests. Learn about the myriad ways to hone your skills, cultivate new ones, and explore your professional interests at Tandon and beyond. Come to get a headstart on career success; stay for the games and prizes!
July 27, 2022 from 6 PM - 7 PM EST
Academic Prep Series: Ready, Set, Learn
Academic Skills Workshops
This August, you can build or strengthen vital skills that can help you excel in the independent learning environment that makes college both invigorating and challenging. Our team of first-year advisors is gearing up to host a series of interactive workshops focused on the following topics:
You’ve heard high school is different from college, and you have some ideas of what to expect. But do you know how your high school study habits might translate to the college environment? This pre-recorded workshop will help you to gain insight into what kind of learner you are, and how you can apply this knowledge to begin figuring out which study techniques work best for you.
Release date: August 2nd, 10AM EST
Set yourself up for success by learning how to organize your time! During this session, the first-advisors will discuss the differences between high school and college, and the strategies you may need to use to adjust your time management techniques accordingly. The goal is to make sure you’re able to balance your studies, while enjoying your college experience!
August 4, 2022 from 10AM - 11AM EST
Core motivation is the driving force behind your behavior and decision-making. During this workshop, the first-year advisors will discuss the various motivational styles and ways to help you gain a better understanding of what motivates you.
August 9, 2022 from 10AM - 11AM EST
Now that you have learned about the expectations of a college student, and you have gained some insight on how you manage your time as well as what motivates you, find out how you can synthesize this information within the context of the study cycle. Join us to learn how to set yourself up for success starting with your first day of class to your final exam.
August 11, 2022 from 10AM - 11AM EST
Summer Series Events Calendar 2022
|Session||Date||Time||Registration or Recording|
|Getting Started @ the NYU MakerSpace||June 15||3 PM||Link to register!|
|Tormach/ShopBot Demo||July 12||4 PM||Join on Instagram Live at @nyumakerspace|
|Financial Basics for Life at College||July 13||6 PM||Link to register!|
|Plastic Shredder & Sheets Demo||July 19||4 PM||Join on Instagram Live at @nyumakerspace|
|(Mind) Mapping Your Tandon Journey||July 20||6 PM||Link to register!|
|Laser Cut Demo||July 26||4 PM||Join on Instagram Live at @nyumakerspace|
|Tandon Career Hub||July 27||6 PM||Link to register!|
Summer Series Raffle - Pieces of NYU Tandon
At the end of the Summer Series, we'll be raffling off some cool prizes for students who've attended our events! For every event students attend, they'll receive a "puzzle piece" of NYU Tandon — the more events you attend, the more pieces you'll have. Each piece will count as a raffle entry, so make sure to attend as many events as you can to increase your chances — prizes will be announced shortly so stay tuned! All students will be able to receive their own piece of NYU Tandon by the end of the Summer Series — make sure to join the Laser Cutting Demo on July 26th to learn more!