Bring A Child to Work Day
Building robots? Exploring space? Studying the microscopic world? At NYU Tandon School of Engineering, we’re doing it all! Come and see what you can create with a career in engineering.
We’ve put together a collection of fun activities and videos for K-12 kids as part of the national "Bring A Child To Work Day" celebrations. Learn how airplanes stay in flight, build a propeller-powered car, explore our MakerSpace, craft a mini-catapult, and so much more!
Consider reviewing one of these career information booklets (published by the national foundation) with your child as an introduction to discussing careers. It’s never too early to get started in STEM!
STEM Activities and Resources from Tandon
Blocky (video) – See how students from NYU Tandon's Mechatronics, Controls, and Robotics Lab illustrate the utility and applications of blocks-based programming, robotics, and mobile application development. Students discuss basic concepts of programming using Blockly, use Blockly Prop to program and control a mobile robot, and illustrate a practical application of mobile apps to control robots. Also included is a demonstration of developing mobile apps using the MIT App Inventor and the use of a mobile app to control a dialysis machine from a distance.
NYU MakerSpace (video) – Take a tour of the MakerSpace and learn what it has to offer
- Panel on Making and Mentorship at NYU Tandon – an introduction to the MakerSpace hosted by the MakerSpace, Black and Latino Men @ Tandon (BLMT) Committee, and Polytechnic Alumni Association.
- WestFest Panel Discussion – a networking event that allows prospective women to interact with faculty members, meet peers and hear advice from industry executives and alumnae.
- Big Ideas in Computer Science – a talk with Professor Phyllis Frankel from our computer science and engineering department
- Learning Robotics at NYU – a multi-faceted engineering experience with Professor Ludovic Righetti