DeMatteis School

Experiential Learning at DeMatteis

Students can take advantage of programs and initiatives including:

ADVANCED SUMMER PROGRAM IN RESEARCH (ASPiRe)

ASPiRe offers undergraduate engineering and computer science students the opportunity to work over the summer with faculty mentors in state-of-the-art DeMatteis labs on research related to their major.

DEMATTEIS CO-OP PROGRAM

Undergraduate and graduate students can work for a period of six to eight months in a paid position at one of approximately 200 technology firms nationwide and gain hands-on experience in a field related to their major.

WOMEN’S SUMMER PROGRAM IN COMPUTING/ENGINEERING (W-SPiCE)

W-SPiCE helps women students learn about career advancement opportunities and develop the skills and confidence to succeed in the workplace through company tours, lab activities and design projects. 

WOMENGINEERS

As part of the DeMatteis School’s commitment to supporting the advancement of women in STEM, female engineering and computer science students have the opportunity to connect, collaborate and be inspired through a variety of on-campus and community-based initiatives including special luncheons, service projects, and networking events.

EXECUTIVE SPEAKER SERIES LECTURES

The Executive Speaker Series offers engineering and computer science students the opportunity to gain valuable career advice from industry professionals who are leaders in their field and share their expertise as well as their outlook on the future.

HOFSTRA IN SILICON VALLEY

Hofstra in Silicon Valley is a weeklong trip designed to give computer science students an inside look at top-tier West Coast technology companies. Students meet with management teams and engineers and get behind-the-scene tours of the state-of-the-art facilities at each company.

HOFSTRA-DIGITAL REMEDY VENTURE CHALLENGE

The Hofstra-Digital Remedy Venture Challenge is an annual entrepreneurial competition that encourages students from all disciplines to take an innovative idea from conception to business plan. Prize money totaling $75,000 is available to Hofstra teams of undergraduate and graduate students.

MAKEATHON/HACKATHON

The Makeathon/Hackathon, held every semester, is an all-night event where students engage in special hands-on activities, including 3D printing, basic electronics, and robotics, as well as a coding competition in which teams create games and apps that benefit the campus community.