Summer 2014 Application

About the Program

New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering is the second oldest private institution of science and engineering in the United States. In the summer of 2014 through its Center for K12 STEM Education, NYU is offering a free summer program called the Science of Smart Cities for NYC middle school students who will enter 7th or 8th grade in September 2014.

Science of Smart Cities focuses on engineering, technology, sustainability and environmental issues taught by our undergraduate aspiring STEM professionals. The program will consist of sixty-four (64) students, who through hands-on activities, guest lectures, field trips and service learning opportunities will learn new and exciting engineering and technology skills while creating their own sustainable city!

Program Dates: July 7 – August 1 2014

Program Times: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Smart Cities Expo: Friday, August 2 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The program will be run at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering which is located at 6 Metro Tech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

IMPORTANT: Since the program is only 4 weeks long we cannot accommodate excessive absences. Students will be involved in a fun, but intensive learning environment built on teamwork. If your family has plans during the above dates that will result in a child missing more than 2 days of the program please refrain from applying.

Also note, the program does not provide any meals or daily transportation to and from our campus. Food is available for purchase on campus and students are welcome to bring their own.

To Apply

Students will need:

- Basic demographic information about themselves

- Two one-paragraph essays:

  • Please explain in one paragraph why you are interested in participating in The Science of Smart Cities program. What do you hope to learn?
  • Please explain in one paragraph a science, technology or engineering topic or idea that interests you. Why?

- The name and email address of a teacher that will provide a recommendation

After reviewing all the applications, the Center will be in contact by Monday, May 19.


Please feel free to contact the School of Engineering’s Center for K-12 STEM Education at with the subject line: SoSC Summer Student Application 2014

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