MTC Outreach Program

Summer Robotics Program

The New York City College of Technology Summer Mechatronics/Robotics Program is a 4-week free summer program for NYC high school students who are members of their high school’s FIRST Robotic teams. The goal of this STEM program is to provide an engaging hands-on environment for high school students to practice engineering and to better prepare them to build robots to compete in the annual NYC FIRST Robotic Competition or FIRST Tech Challenge held every year in March.  The program will also provide students with an opportunity to enhance problem solving, teamwork, and communication skills. This summer program is supported by a grant from National Science Foundation: DUE # 1003712.


At the end of the training, each student should be able to:

·         Identify roles each member in the design team plays;

·         Explore differences among various engineering and technology fields;

·         Understand the basics of concurrent engineering design concepts;

·         Create simple 3D parts using basic math skills;

·         Understand basic engineering concepts such as statics and strength of materials;

·         Use reverse engineering to analyze and refine an existing design; and

·         Create a prototype using 3D printer and build and program a functional FTC robot or FRC robot.




Program starts in early July and finishes in early August. Students are required to attend daily classes Monday through Thursday from 9:30AM to 3:00PM. Mornings will include lectures taught by faculty members from the Mechanical Engineering & Industrial Design Technology and Computer Engineering Technology departments, followed by engaging hands-on activities in the afternoon.

Students interested in participating must complete this application which includes two (2) recommendations from a teacher or FIRST mentor. Eligible students will then be invited to Mechatronics Technology Center at City Tech and meet with faculty members to discuss their STEM interests and expectations for this program.


Once selected, the students will be given a parental consent form. The form must be filled out by parents or legal guardians and submitted to staff on the first day of class.

For more information, please contact:


Mechatronics Technology Center

New York City College of Technology

Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology

186 Jay Street, 5th Floor Room V524

Brooklyn, NY 11201


City Tech Students

Whatever department you are in, any City Tech student is welcome to join the Mechatronics Club. We design build and, to be honest, play with robots. Something is going on at the Mechatronics Lab every Thursday at Club Hour, 12:45pm to 1:45 pm at Room V-508.

And who knows ... after spending time with our robots you might want to explore more engineering. The Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Industrial Design Technology departments are always looking for new enthusiastic students.

Continuing Education

In the coming months the Mechatronics Technology Center will be introducing new Continuing Education courses for people looking to learn more, or seeking a new career in new technology. Watch for our announcements. 

As always, we continue to support US First Robotics through our local high schools and the mentor training program that we host at City Tech.

Prospective Students

Looking for an educational experience with a hands-on outlook? Explore City Tech. We offer accredited Bachelor and Associate Degrees and instruction by Professors with real-world experience. Contact us for more information.

You may also visit the main college web site City Tech, The New York City College Of Technology