Virtual Programs | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Virtual Programs

Taking classes remotely? Check out our various online program offerings ranging from leadership training to interactive workshops.

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Tandon Teaches

Tandon Teaches gives members of our community, whether they be students, staff, or faculty, an outlet to show off a skill, talent, or interest, and most importantly, connect with others. All sessions will be recorded and posted on this page. Check out our past offerings below and be sure to follow our social media pages (@NYUTandonSA) for information on how to join us live for upcoming sessions.

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Tandon Teaches: Aviation (Part I)

If you've ever looked into the sky and wished you could fly, join Daniel Katz-Braunschweig, Senior Lecturer and Certified Flight Instructor, as he discusses his experiences piloting private aircraft domestically and internationally and answer questions about how to join the aviation community.  The first in this multi-part discussion will introduce you to the world of flying, give you a foothold into how to get started as a sport, recreational or private pilot, and what you can do with a license.

Tandon Teaches: The Power of Sleep

Join Professor Jim Lewis to discuss all things sleep. Why do we sleep? What happens to us when we sleep? Why do we dream? Why is sleep one of the first things we cut back on when we want to have more time to study, but it is one of the best things that help us fight stress and help us remember more of what we have learned? We'll answer these questions and more as we talk about the importance of sleep, especially important during finals season!

Tandon Teaches: Geneaology 

Ever wanted to research your family's history? In this discussion-based tutorial, join Industry Associate Professor, Jeff Epstein, while we explore freely-available, internet-based genealogy research techniques and share family stories. Great for those just getting started in genealogy. 

Tandon Teaches: DIY Face Masks

In this hands-on session, Industry Assistant Professor Kathleen McDermott will show basic hand-sewing techniques to create a simple, reusable facemask with a filter pocket, using material from a t-shirt. This pattern can be used to make a mask with ear flaps, or adjustable ties. *The above link is a condensed version of our session*

Tandon Teaches: Aviation (Part II)

Ever looked into the sky and wished you could fly? In part two of our multipart series, Prof. Katz will introduce you to "Gigi" his K35 Bonanza and show you the major parts. We'll include a basic discussion on aerodynamics and talk about what Orville and Wilbur discovered in their experiments.

Tandon Teaches: Make Your Own Fajitas

Food. Friends. Fajitas. Join Matt Maldonato, Tandon Online Student Services Manager and amateur home cook, for an interactive class cooking a fajita dinner and making new friends! No cooking experience necessary.

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Tandon Teaches: Cybersecurity in the News

Have an interest in all things cybersecurity? How about taking a deep-dive into some Cybersecurity news and events? Join Professor Phillip Mak, who has over 15 years of cybersecurity experience, for an interactive discussion on the latest Cybersecurity news. In this session, participants will go beyond the headlines to understand what really transpired and why companies with huge annual budgets keep getting compromised.

Tandon Teaches: The Quirky Lives of Philosophers

Philosophers have the unfortunate stereotype of being boring and saying nonsensical things.  But in this humorous interactive session, join John Paul Cleveland, Director of the Polytechnic Tutoring Center, as we will take a look at several philosophers, what they said, and examine their quirky lives.

Tandon Teaches: Cybersecurity in the News II

Back by popular demand! Join Professor Phillip Mak in another interactive discussion as he dives into more cybersecurity news. In this session, participants will go beyond the headlines to understand what really transpired and why companies with huge annual budgets keep getting compromised.

Tandon Teaches: Introduction to Indian Classical Music

Join Pooja K Swamy, one of our very own Tandon graduate students, in an interactive session where she indulges you in an introduction to Indian classical music. We all know the calming effects of music; join us whether it be to relax, to learn, or to share your own musical interests. Music experience is definitely not mandatory!

Leadership Lab

Just because you're at home doesn't mean you can't still work on honing your leadership skills, so the Office of Student Activities & Resource Center is excited to present our first-ever virtual Leadership Lab sessions. Leadership Lab is a series of leadership development programs that take place throughout the academic year for students of all levels. Leadership Lab guides students -- through hands-on activities and critical dialogue -- in discovering who they are as leaders and becoming confident with tangible leadership skills and strategies that can be applied to their everyday lives.

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