NYU Tandon School of Engineering is expanding its cybersecurity program to Brooklyn schools. NYU Tandon will now offer a computer science and cybersecurity program for high school girls at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The Computer Science for Cyber Security program is a free three-week intensive introduction to computer science and cybersecurity for high school girls. More than 250 students have already completed the summer program since NYU Tandon launched it in 2012 on its Downtown Brooklyn campus.
The Oath Foundation, an organization focused on building opportunities for women, girls, and underserved youth to become future leaders, is supporting Tandon’s STEM education efforts in Sunset Park.
“Programs like the CS4CS summer session equip students with key learnings, while also enhancing their creativity and teamwork and providing a foundation for important career paths,” Sara Link, president, of the Oath Foundation said. “Oath Foundation aims to help arm students with critical skills that they’ll need to take on the world’s biggest challenges. Through this program, we hope that these talented young women will be better prepared to navigate and combat the cybersecurity threats of tomorrow.”