NYU Tandon launches startup project for women in STEM

The jobs of engineers have changed, and the school wants to prepare students for the new corporate world.

The National Science Foundation awarded NYU Tandon a $500,000 grant to go toward a summer program focusing on preparing female students for a career in the startup world.

The money will go to the school’s Convergence of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, which will hold a summer program for students (of both sexes, but women are encouraged to apply) that will focus on thinking of a product and building the infrastructure needed to start a company around it. The students, who will be split into founder pairs, will have the help and mentorship from faculty at the university over the summer.

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