NYU Tandon Summer Series | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

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 2020 for this year’s incoming class.

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NYU Tandon Made Challenge

June & July 2020

The NYU Tandon Made Challenge for Healthcare Innovation is a chance for teams of incoming NYU Tandon students to focus their immense talents on solving pressing healthcare challenges during and after the COVID-19 crisis and potentially see their solutions brought to market.  

The series of challenges will begin on June 1 and run for two weeks, starting with connected telehealth and diagnostics. Webinars on the individual topics and how to form teams will occur throughout the month of May and at the start of each challenge, providing ample opportunities for students to learn from industry experts and engineering leaders, while coming together to form lifelong bonds with other NYU Tandon students.  

Whatever the concept, the NYU Tandon Made Challenge encourages you to bring it to life — quickly, collaboratively, efficiently, and be introduced to the entrepreneurial culture of NYU Tandon. 

For more information, visit NYU Tandon Made Challenge.

Early Career Assistance

June 2020

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 two-part 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. Session dates are:

  • June 15th & 17th, 4-5:15 EST
  • June 16th & 18th, 4-5:15 EST

These 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! Each section is limited to 100 students. Recordings will be made available on NYU Classes after each 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.

MakerSpace Webinars and Workshops

July 2020 

In this webinar, students will meet the MakerSpace staff and get a sneak peek into the space. You will learn about all of the resources the MakerSpace has to offer with an introduction to some of the machines in the space and what you’ll need to get started in September. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

1:00 PM


In this workshop, students will be introduced to the Fusion 360 software as well as basic mechanical design principles. No prior modeling experience is required! You will learn the basics of product development, 3D modeling, and how to apply it in modern applications using the Fusion 360 software. The workshop will also go over tips and tricks to use computer-aided design and modeling tools. You can download Fusion 360 for free.

In this workshop, students will be introduced to the Rhinoceros 3D software as well as basic modeling design principles. No prior modeling experience is required! We’ll cover all the basics and what you learn will be applicable to the 3D modeling of any organic surfaces, great for bringing bio-tech visions to life. You can download a free 3 month trial of Rhino6.

In this workshop, students will learn the history and basics of traditional origami, get a hands on introduction to modular origami patterns with an introduction to spatial thinking that can be applied in their engineering and design projects. Students will learn how to create traditional origami folds and how to apply these folds to create modular shapes. This workshop will incorporate hands-on learning where you will have the chance to follow along, building modular design skills to create complex structures and multi-piece origami. To follow along, have some square sheets of paper prepared. This could be anything from notebook paper cut into squares or post-it notes.

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 2020

Want to make a broader social impact with your knowledge and skills? 

The “Social Impact” VIP session will feature representatives from VIP teams that are addressing issues of sustainability, urban systems, and health. This includes efforts in vertical farming, urban pollution, renewable power sources and infrastructure, medical device development, and more. VIP students will talk about the personal motivations and professional goals underlying their decision to join VIP, and how their VIP experiences have contributed to their growth. 

Wednesday, Jul 8, 2020

2:00 PM

RSVP here

Want to explore the intersections of technology and engineering with other disciplines?

The “Connecting beyond Tandon” VIP Program Session will be a discussion with representatives from VIP teams that are integrating knowledge and skills of engineering and technology into highly multidisciplinary endeavors. Learn how students use engineering tools to understand humans, create novel human-computer experiences with extended reality technologies, and examine technical issues from social perspectives. VIP students will talk about their multidisciplinary teams and how they’ve personalized their academic experience based on their interests. 

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2020

2:00 PM EST

RSVP here

Want to design, build, and test a high-quality product for industry-sponsored competitions? 

The “Design Competition” VIP Program Session will be a discussion with representatives from  VIP teams that attend annual events sponsored by professional organizations. The teams span aerospace, automotive, biotechnology, civil, robotics and AI industries. VIP students will talk about their competition team objectives which encompass both technical and business components, as well as describe their academic and social experiences as members of the teams.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

2:00 PM EST


Academic Prep Series: Ready, Set, Learn

Academic Skills Workshops

August 2020

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:

  • Motivational Styles on August 11th, 2020 at 10:30 AM EST: RSVP here!
  • Time Management on August 13th, 2020 at 10:30 AM EST: RSVP here!
  • Study Skills - This session will be pre-recorded and made available after the time management workshop

Please be advised that the above dates are the new and up to date rescheduled times and registration links.

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 his or her 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:

WEST Fest 2020
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Stay tuned for dates and registration information, and more events throughout the summer!