The Graduate Experience at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering

The Graduate Experience at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering

December 3, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


Our motto at the school is “Born Anywhere
Made in Brooklyn” and what this means for us is that we’re really looking for you
all to come from anywhere in the world and really to work together to solve
problems of global importance. All the classes here are phenomenal. They
always challenge you to use what you already know and connect with people who
know something else. At the end of the day, all my classes are focused so much on
teamwork that its really helped me become a better manager. NYU Tandon is great
because it really affords us a solid process to look at a problem
and to really dive into it; do the research, do the ideation, do the
prototyping. NYU Tandon has great facilities for research. They have expert
professors and they provide resources and opportunities for students who are
pursuing industry career. NYU is a great place to study
because students have an opportunity to be involved in research at the basic
translational and clinical levels to address problems that originate from
clinicians, so there are real-world problems and the students get real-world
hands-on experience. The labs at NYU are full of equipment and
resources that we need, however it’s incredible to also be able
to rely on our shared facilities on different research groups that are run
by amazing professors. In an educational institution one of the most important
things is the people you meet, the connections you make, and as a student
at Tandon you’re among those students who are motivated, inspiring, and have a
drive for success. What makes Tandon unique is we have an energetic city. New
York is investing in technology, technology is the second fastest growing
sector here in the city, and I think it’s just a great opportunity. You’ll find a
lot of collaboration between the two campuses. It’s really great to be able to
go over to Manhattan, learn from those who are studying there, and then be able
to come back to your unique sort of atmosphere that’s driven in innovation
and influenced by the companies that are found here. Brooklyn is the largest
growing tech sector in this country. We have four incubators that bring startup
companies from somewhere from 3 to 5 people to 15 to 20 once they graduate;
three of them are in Brooklyn one is in Manhattan. Our laboratory component on
campus is very strong. We have a MakerSpace that has all kinds of 3D
printers apart from machine shop and also advanced
materials characterization facilities. We have an area of a MakerSpace called the
design lab, which is kind of an open co-working space. So that’s
really the place where a lot of my meetings with students, a lot of the
projects we’re running, is taking place. Since last spring we started doing more
design research. So building tools and small installation that engaged
participants within the MakerSpace and at the same time helps us understand
better what they’re doing in the space. The graduate students here, they’re not
in the building all that much because they don’t want them to be. I want them
out working with clients and working with their ideas in the real world, and
Brooklyn is a perfect place to kind of deploy those ideas. Our graduates are
really well prepared to go out and work in a variety of different fields. A
number of them have gone out to start their own companies, so we want them to
succeed in whatever it is they choose to do. NYU is a perfect place to
expand your personal abilities and explore your professional career.
NYU Tandon has given me a toolkit to stand strong in New York City. If you
want to join NYU Tandon you just need to be ready to challenge yourself an aim
high, to have no limits to what you want to accomplish, and then know that with
the effort and with the support of this big community everything is possible.
NYU Tandon School of Engineering is an exciting place to be right now. We have
an incredible pool of talented professors. Amazing students who will be
your friends and colleagues. We have access to incubators and startups and
industry in New York City and broader. All together, I am excited to be here and
I hope you will be as excited as I am once you join us.