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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 2021 for this year’s incoming class. To view any of the recorded events hosted this summer please refer to the bottom of the page.

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Early Career Assistance

July 2021

It’s never too soon to think of your future career. 

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 via the NYU Tandon Office of Career Services

One of those specialized opportunities is the Tandon Undergraduate Summer Academy, offered free in June. This “career bootcamp” experience provides an overview of internship opportunities, the recruitment timeline for college students, and what you can do to prepare. The session will be held:

  • July 26, 2021 at 2 PM - 3:30 PM

This sessions will be highly interactive, providing a sneak peek at how to create your elevator pitch, how to start developing your networking skills and other topics that will be essential for a successful college and internship experience! A recording will be made available on NYU Classes following the session. No sitting back and just watching; students are expected to participate via video to get the most out of the sessions! 

Find out more and use your NYU email address to register.

Get Hands-On

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.  Registration will be available soon — look out in your email.


Plastic Shredder Demo

Follow @nyumakerspace to watch the live 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! Follow us on Instagram @nyumakerspace to join! Get a preview into the NYU Tandon MakerSpace! 

Date: July 6, 2021 at 3 PM


Waterjet Demo

Follow @nyumakerspace to watch the live demo!

Learn about the waterjet cutter, located in the downstairs lab at the NYU MakerSpace. The waterjet can cut a wide variety of materials including metals and plastics up to several inches thick using a high-pressure jet of water. Although the machine is operated by staff only, you’ll get a rare glimpse of it in action and learn how this CNC machine works. Follow us on Instagram @nyumakerspace to join! Get a preview into the NYU Tandon MakerSpace! 

Date: July 7, 2021 at 3 PM

Join us for a virtual tour of the NYU Tandon MakerSpace, a cutting edge prototyping lab open to all NYU students. The staff will take you around 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 trainings, and answer questions during a Q&A session at the end.

Date: July 8, 2021 at 3 PM


Become a VIP

At Tandon, there’s a way to work on real-world projects so big and so important that they can span almost your entire academic career, thanks to the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program.

VIP was created so that learning isn’t fragmented into years, semesters, or class periods, and scholarship isn’t slotted into departments. It aims to encourage the type of long-term, in-depth, hands-on learning that keeps students engaged and improves career preparation.

This series of webinars will introduce you to VIP and tell you what you need to know to sign on. Registration will be available soon — look out in your email.

VIP Webinars

July 2021

RSVP by clicking the event titles below:

Building a Healthier & More Accessible World on July 14 at 5 PM

Harnessing Robotics, Data Science & AI on July 21 at 5 PM

Improving Sustainability & Urban Life on July 28 at 5 PM

See below for more information about these events and resources to prepare for them!

Join MakerSpace TAs to learn the basics of Arduino including the different ways to use an Arduino Uno and how to program the board in the Arduino IDE interface. This virtual workshop will cover how to wire a breadboard, basic syntax, coding, and common functions. Participants will also have the opportunity to work on a project using the skills that they have learned.

If you want to follow along online, please download Fritzing at https://fritzing.org/download/. You will need to create an account to download the free version

If you have an Arduino Kit, please download the Arduino IDE at https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software. Materials: Arduino Uno, Breadboard, LED, 330 Ohm Resistor, Pushbutton, 5 Jumper Wires

To prepare for this webinar, watch the video!

Enjoy this talk with Hannah Chung, Co-founder of Sproutel and Design for America (DFA). Learn about Hannah and her journey from founding both DFA and Sproutel while completing her undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering to identifying as a designer and entrepreneur, growing DFA and Sproutel into the impactful, award winning organizations they are today. She will talk about her design process and share some of her own work and projects. Engineering X Design is a series of fireside chats with professionals who work at the intersection of design, engineering and technology. Through this informal series, we hope to encourage cross-disciplinary conversations about problem solving and innovation between our guests, NYU Students and outside visitors.

To prepare for this webinar, watch the video!


Learn about designing sustainable packaging with Kelsey Moffitt, an Industrial Designer, Durable Packaging Designer at Loop, a zero waste venture created by Terracycle to combat single-use waste. We’ll hear about TerraCycle’s mission to create circular solutions to our linear systems of recycling with a focus on hard-to-recycle materials. Kelsey will discuss how Terracycle’s Loop initiative is all about making sustainability more accessible by giving consumers the opportunity to receive their favorite products from trusted brands like Häagen-Dazs, Crest, and The Body Shop in reusable packaging. She’ll share how Loop approaches packaging with sustainability & reuse in mind and will walk us through some of her design process. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session.

To prepare for this webinar, watch the video!

Academic Prep Series: Ready, Set, Learn

Academic Skills Workshops

August 2021

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 hosting a series of interactive workshops on:

Click the event titles below to RSVP.

You will also hear from current students about how they’ve successfully navigated their academic experiences using these skills, and anyone interested in a more detailed and personalized exploration can schedule an individual session with their first-year advisor.

Virtual Receptions and Networking

You will have access to a series of virtual events throughout the Summer to give you the chance to speak with faculty, student affairs specialists, career center advisors, and current students, and build relationships with your fellow incoming classmates.

Events will include:

  • A "Virtual Meet and Greet" for Black and Latino Men @ Tandon connecting alumni with incoming first-year students. 

    • July 1, 2021 at 5 PM
    • The Black and Latino Men at Tandon Committee's A4 Initiative would like to once again congratulate you on your acceptance to NYU.  We are hosting a fun and interactive virtual Paint and Snack event on July 1st at 5pm. This event will provide our fall 2021 Black and Latino men with the opportunity to connect with each other, meet Black and Latino Alumni, snack, dance, laugh and create a masterpiece of their own. All the painting supplies you need, will be shipped to your door. You will supply your snack of choice. Addresses must be secured within 10 days of the event, so please sign-up as soon as possible.
  • Join us for our annual Women in Engineering Science & Technology Fest (WEST Fest) to hear from a diverse group of NYU Tandon students. Panelists will discuss their experience in the expanding STEM field that was once primarily male dominated. Along with discussing their academic experiences, panelists from each year of the undergraduate experience will also present projects they have worked on during their time at Tandon. To learn more about diversity and inclusion at Tandon visit our Women @ Tandon page. Join us for our annual Women in Engineering Science & Technology Fest (WEST Fest) to hear from a diverse group of NYU Tandon students.

Stay tuned for dates and registration information, and more events throughout the summer! 

Summer Series Events 2021

Session Date Time Recording
Black and Latino Men at Tandon July 1 5 PM  
Waterjet Demo July 6 3 PM Join on Instagram Live at @nyumakerspace
Plastic Shedder Demo July 7 3 PM  Join on Instagram Live at @nyumakerspace
Getting Started at the NYU Makerspace July 8  3 PM Makerspace Tour Recording 2021
Building a Healthier & More Accessible World  Jul 14 5 PM Building a Healthier & More Accessible World Webinar Recording
Harnessing Robotics, Data Science & AI  July 21 5 PM Harnessing Robotics, Data Science & AI Webinar Recording
UG Summer Academy July 26 2 PM  
Improving Sustainability & Urban Life  July 28 5 PM  
WESTFest 2021 July 29  1 PM WESTFest 2021 Recording
Learning Styles - Academic Series August 3 N/A This session was prerecorded, you can access it here or on the new orientation brightspace site. 
Learning Styles - Motivational Styles August 5 10 AM

Motivational Styles Workshop Webinar Recording


Learning Styles - Time Management August 10 10 AM Time Management Workshop Webinar Recording
Learning Styles - Study Skills August 12 10 AM Study Skills Workshop Webinar Recording

Tandon Made Challenges

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering is launching the NYU Tandon Made Challenge 2.0. The Tandon Made Challenge is a chance for incoming graduate and undergraduate NYU Tandon students to focus their talents on solving pressing challenges in healthcare and AI after the COVID-19 crisis. Winners will receive cash prizes, referrals for venture accelerators, and the potential of seeing their solutions brought to market. For more information on the challenge and the winners of TMC 2020, please visit NYU Tandon Made Challenge.

Starting July 13, 2021, we will host a combination of team hunts, workshops, TA office hours to help students brainstorm ideas around an industry problem and to compose the final project proposal. View the proposed schedule.

Complete this interest form for updates and event invites. We look forward to meeting you at the program launch!