Bring A Child to Work Day | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

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.


group of young students controlling robotic cars

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.

Programing Autonomous Robots with OpenRoberta from the Machines in Motion Lab

STEM Learning Lab from the Dynamical Systems Lab
(List of materials)

Paper Chromatography from the Montclare Lab for protein engineering and molecular design.

Eye Learn from JohnRoss Rizzo

NYU MakerSpace (video) – Take a tour of the MakerSpace and learn what it has to offer

Pre-College Videos: