Make, Learn from Users, Iterate and Reframe: Themes from the Prototyping Fund Showcase.

“There are a lot of things to be worried about these days, but if you focus on trying to create new things, your curiosity can outgrow your fear.” David Delgado, a visual strategist at NASA’s JPL On the morning of Thursday, December 6, the MakerSpace EventSpace bustled with energy and ideas. Curiosity was definitely at the party as students from across the University presented their creations from the Fall2018 Prototyping Fund. Projects ranged from 3D…

Exciting Upcoming Opportunities

Women4Climate Tech Challenge Autodesk launched the Women4Climate Tech Challenge, a global competition designed to spark innovation and accelerate climate solutions from women in the tech community. Winners will receive a fellowship, support and acceleration from C40 and its partners, and the opportunity to have their project implemented in C40 cities. Apply by November 30.  Global Social Venture Competition The Global Social Venture Competition is a startup competition for early-stage ventures using technology for good that have social and/or environmental…

Thematic Series at the Design Lab in the Fall 2018 semester

The fall 2018 semester has seen some exciting events and workshops so far that were conducted at the Design Lab in the NYU MakerSpace. Please reach out to Raksha or Cherisha, the Design Lab Coordinators with any ideas for the space or events. Some highlights of the industry events are described below. ANSYS Simulation Tools on Sep 20 This workshop was conducted by Gilles Eggenspieler, who is a Worldwide Academic Program Sales Operations Director at ANSYS, Inc. He gave a good…

Design for America of NYU invites you to their final showcase

Design for America of NYU, a student club using human-centered design to tackle complex social issues, is thrilled to invite you to their final project showcase this Friday, May 4th, between 5:30 and 7 PM, in the MakerSpace Foyer. Many of their teams have been ideating and prototyping in the MakerSpace this semester and they would love to share with the MakerSpace community the projects – ranging from homelessness, women empowerment to STEM education and…

Capstone Competition Applications and Showcase

The 2018 Tandon Capstone Competition deadline is fast approaching! All applications must be submitted by April 28th, 11:59pm. Total prize money is $3,500, and teams can enter to win up to $1,000 in prizes in one of four categories: Best Design Highest Entrepreneurial Potential Greatest Social Impact Students’ Choice ($500) If you are working on a project and at least 50% of your team members are enrolled in an undergraduate capstone course with a faculty…