The Top 5 Things You May Not Know About Tandon

“Born Anywhere, Made In Brooklyn”—NYU Tandon

NYU Tandon’s seal which reads, “Born Anywhere, Made in Brooklyn. Est. 1854.”

Welcome to Tandon!

The Tandon School of Engineering is as unique as any other school at NYU. Read on for some facts that make Tandon a great place to learn!

1. Intro to Engineering

To begin with, every first-year student at the Tandon School of Engineering, regardless of major, is required to take the Engineering and Technology Forum. Affectionately referred to as EG 1001, the class promotes entrepreneurship, collaboration across disciplines, innovation, and hands-on learning.

In addition, EG 1001 emphasizes entrepreneurship, innovation, and the intersectionality of engineering and business.

2. The MakerSpace

Did you know that NYU has more 3-D printers than the Massachusetts Institute of Technology? Well, now you do! The MakerSpace houses many cutting-edge machines including 3-D printers, laser cutters, and imaging. Because of the work done in the lab, it is a prime example of Tandonʼs culture and the creativity that drives innovation. The MakerSpace has educational programming too: hackathons, intro to programming classes, sustainability initiatives, 3-D printing 101, sewing and DIY fashion classes, and even student-led programs! Additionally, they offer competitions and grants for innovative ideas.

3. The Location: Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Bridge.
The Brooklyn Bridge is a long-standing metaphor for Brooklyn.

NYU prides itself on being “in and of the city.” And this extends to Tandon as well! NYU Tandon’s location in the Brooklyn Tech Triangle is one of the most exciting things about it. The Triangle is continually growing and houses many up-and-coming tech companies employing many NYU tech students. As a result, NYU Tandon works closely with various partners in Brooklyn to establish a presence for students within the Brooklyn Tech Triangle. Moreover, students are able to utilize more new buildings, resources, and equipment in Downtown Brooklyn than ever before, and they learn in a rapidly paced and packed-with-innovation tech environment.

4. Global Study Away

NYU Tandon has ways for its students to study away. Engineering curricula is difficult. Therefore, traditional study abroad programs may not always account for the special resources that engineering students require. But, don’t worry: NYU Tandon offers programs for engineering students with this in mind. As a result, students can choose from a variety of study away options, including short-term study away programs, semester-long study away programs, and the Tandon International Exchange. In addition to NYU’s global academic locations, NYU Tandon students are encouraged to look into the Global Engineering Education Exchange (GE3). Specifically designed for engineering students, GE3 is just another option for engineering students to study away and diversify their experiences.

5. Extensive Alumni Network

The original Brooklyn school for engineering was established in 1854. Since then, there have been many graduating classes, which means more alumni! In 2015, after the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn officially merged with NYU and became the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, the alumni network grew to include not only engineers but all of NYU’s alumni. This means that NYU students have an extensive alumni network they can connect with, not only through NYU Tandon but also NYU as a whole! Think about all the opportunities to connect and engage with ground-breaking experts in their fields. NYU alumni can continue to engage with Tandon through committees and programs.