Students walking around outside on concourse.

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering campus is located across the East River from Manhattan in Brooklyn’s Tech Triangle. This center for creativity and innovation contains many universities and tech start-ups. NYU’s urban campus is nestled within the neighborhoods of DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Here, students have access to the MakerSpace Lab and MakerGarage, as well as classrooms, a gym, and residence halls. Students have the opportunity to engage in everything from industry events to expositions where they can showcase their work. They are also a short subway or shuttle ride to NYU’s Washington Square campus.


Students participating in Hackathon.
NYU student assisting during Hackathon.
A Student Hackathon

Every year, high school, college, and graduate students from around the world come together to help solve global problems at HackNYU. This hackathon for social good takes place simultaneously over 48 hours at the NYU School of Engineering campus in New York City, NYU Shanghai, and NYU Abu Dhabi.

Student teams compete in four tracks: sustainability, education, health, and financial empowerment. Their goal is to come up with practical solutions to global challenges through technology. At one HackNYU event, students created an app to help people with low financial literacy understand investment options. Another innovation was a tool that teaches users to code in a more natural language. NYU students are entirely in charge of managing the event.


Students in the NYU Makerspace.
Student working on project
A Place to Create

The MakerSpace Lab is a creative workspace open to all NYU students. Here, you can build a prototype, meet like-minded peers, and find community. Students take advantage of 3D printers, laser cutters, printed circuitboards, and computers with the latest design software.

Most importantly, MakerSpace provides a collaborative place where you can form a team, get inspired, and have fun. Students attend events at MakerSpace throughout the year. They also train on the equipment, take design software workshops, and even find funding for their projects. Anyone with an idea can come to MakerSpace and bring their project to life.



Student showing President Andrew Hamilton her research project during the Research Expo.
Student trying out device during Research Expo
Showcasing Our Work

At the annual Research Expo, which takes place at NYU Tandon, Engineering students and faculty showcase the projects they’ve been working on all year. At this event, members of the NYU community and the public can view the exciting work taking place at Tandon. Students present projects in subjects such as Computer Science, Civil and Urban Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering. There are STEM exhibits for all ages, including those developed in Tandon’s many K12 STEM Education programs.


Cindy Nowicki is a writer and content strategist in NYU’s Office of Marketing Communications. She enjoys meeting with students to learn about their experiences and telling the stories of all the wonderful things happening at NYU. Cindy holds a BA in English from the University of Richmond and studied English literature at the University of Bristol, England. A Brooklyn native, she still discovers new things about New York City every day. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two young sons.