As a University Transportation Research Center, it is part of C2SMART’s core values to ensure that we are building a diverse and well-prepared workforce of tomorrow. The SLH was launched as a way to give students the practical, hands-on experience they needed to be competitive upon graduation while simultaneously providing opportunities for researchers to improve their teaching skills.
Each summer, members of the Tandon School of Engineering faculty open up their labs to allow NYU Tandon, NYU Dual Degree Program in Engineering (CAS/Tandon), NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and select non-NYU rising sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students to complete 10 weeks of hands-on research.
This summer, the Behavioral Urban Informatics, Logistics, and Transport (BUILT) lab welcomed two local high school students from the NYU ARISE program, Sage Robinson and Alexander Sanchez. The Urban Mobility & Intelligent Transportation Systems (UrbanMITS) lab welcomed two more students, Sheyla Almanzar-Abreu and Steven Yan. ARISE, a 7-week fellowship, opens NYU’s Engineering, Life Sciences, and Computer and Data science labs to outstanding applicants. The program comprises a high level, 5-week authentic research experience in participating NYU faculty labs, mentoring in that placement by a graduate or postdoctoral student, a stipend for completing the program, and two weeks of workshops, college advisement and other activities geared to college application prep.
Registration for upcoming classes has opened. The Student Learning Hub offered courses on blockchain, cybersecurity, computer vision, Python, ArcGIS, and research applications for virtual reality. Looking ahead, our goal is to expand our breadth of topics to become more multidisciplinary, and to open teaching opportunities beyond C2SMART to our other university partners to help supply a fast-growing workforce with research- and job-ready skills.
ARISE provides an advanced STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) research opportunity to New York City students lacking access to high quality STEM education experiences.