NYU Tandon School of Engineering VIP Program

6 MetroTech CenterDowntown Brooklyn
New York, New York 11201, United States

New York University

New YorkNew York
United States
Latitude: 40.729513
Longitude: -73.996461

NYU Tandon School of Engineering

6 MetroTech Center Downtown Brooklyn
New YorkNew York 11201
United States
Latitude: 40.694204
Longitude: -73.986579

The Institution

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering (formerly the Polytechnic School of Engineering) is the school of engineering and applied science within New York University. Founded in 1854, we are the second oldest private engineering school in the United States, with an educational mission rooted in a 161-year tradition that rests on the three pillars of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship (I2E). Based in downtown Brooklyn, NYU Tandon is the anchor tenant of the MetroTech Center, the largest academic-industrial research park in the United States. Serving approximately 5,000 students, NYU Tandon awards Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees in core engineering disciplines, the applied sciences, and a number of interdisciplinary programs. With 180 full time faculty and annual research expenditures upwards of $20M, NYU Tandon faculty and students engage in internationally-recognized scholarship and research around a wide variety of areas including biochemical research, data science, cybersecurity, wireless telecommunications, material science, and mechatronics.

The Program

Having joined the consortium in January, The VIP program is in start-up mode. There are four teams from three of NYU’s Schools planned to begin formally in Fall 2016. From NYU Tandon; Hyperloop and ReprintBot. From the College of Nursing; NYU-X (emerging technologies for innovation in health care). From NYU Steinhardt; Experience Design for Music Education. As part of NYU, we are fully integrated into the nation’s largest private research university, educating nearly 60,000 students on our campuses in New York City, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, and eleven other global sites. The school of engineering has a strong tradition of commitment to diversity. We have proudly educated generations of Americans who are first in their families to earn a college degree. Further, a Brookings Study Ranks NYU's Engineering School ‘Among the Best in Aiding Students' Financial Success’.


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VIP Teams

  • NYU-X, located in the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, investigates the use of emerging technologies for innovation in health care. NYU-X examines how novel HC (human-computer interaction), virtualization/simulation technology (including virtual reality), and next-generation fabrication solutions can be found for so-called “wicked” problems in clinical care, medical education, and public...
  • To design and prototype a standalone system that recycles used plastic bottles in order to use the material for 3D printing purposes. The system will have individual components like a shredder for cutting the plastic bottles, a filament extruder and a feed mechanism for the shredded material to be transported to the hopper of the extruder, filament collection and retrieval system and finally a...
  • We design technologies and experiences for creative making, learning and engagement. We partner with industry, non-profit, educational and youth partners as co-designers of creative learning solutions.
  • To design and build a pod based on Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Concept (2013). The primary objective is to compete in the annual SpaceX Hyperloop Competition and complete all necessary deliverables and milestones.