Creativity in Engineering, Science and Technology (CrEST) | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Creativity in Engineering, Science and Technology (CrEST)

Teaching all age levels the creative side of STEM and coding

Summer 2019 applications are now closed, but sign up for our mailing list for updates!

About CrEST

Creativity in Engineering, Science, and Technology (CrEST) from NYU Tandon’s Center for K12 STEM Education introduces middle school students to circuity, electronics, mechanical systems, physical computing, robotics and other STEM disciplines through hands-on, lab-based demonstrations, experiments, and projects that offer important learning experiences.

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Students will get the chance to attend 1 week workshops that focus on hands-on computer programming and engineering a variety of interactive devices. Middle school students will be introduced to 3D modeling, design, simulations and animations by providing a cross disciplinary approach to rendering real world objects and ideas in a 3D environment. Students advance from 2D sketches and Tinkercad to Autodesk Fusion 360. These workshops will vary from week to week and follow various exciting themes such as Ardunio and TinkerCAD, The Internet of Things, and 3D Printing and Basic Electronics.


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Dates and Important Information

  • Application deadline: June 14th and thereafter on a rolling basis should spots still be available

  • Notification of application status: on or around June 21st


Program Sessions and Times

*Please choose up to a maximum 2 sessions when you apply* Themes subject to change

  • Session 1 (3D Modeling & Basic Electronics): July 8th, 2019 - July 12th, 2019 

  • Session 2 (Arduino Adeept Car Competition): July 15th, 2019- July 19th, 2019

  • Session 3 (Internet of Things): July 22nd, 2019 - July 26th, 2019

  • Session 4 (3D Modeling & Basic Electronics): July 29th, 2019 - August 2nd, 2019

  • Session 5 (Arduino Adeept Car Competition): August 12th, 2019 - August 16th


Additional Information

  • Program runs full days (approximately 9am to 3:30pm with early morning drop off at 8:30am), five days a week

  • Our campus is located at 6 MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn

  • CrEST is free to attendstudent demonstrating how to soldier

  • Lunch, snacks are not provided. Students must bring their own food or have money

  • Transportation/MetroCards are not provided

  • You must apply online, on the CrEST application page. We cannot accept paper or emailed applications

Who Can Apply?

Students Who…

  • Live in one of the 5 NYC boroughs

  • Have demonstrated interest/are highly motivated in STEM as shown in their application 

  • Are available for the entire program, and are committed to completing it

  • Are entering 5th, 6th,7th, or 8th grade in September 2019

  • Responsible students who have demonstrated an ability to make and fulfill commitments, are timely and persistent

Application (Now Closed)

Applications for Summer 2019 are now closed, thank you to all who applied!