Tomorrow’s Engineers Making a Difference Today

NYSID’s academic challenge encourages assistive technology innovation for New Yorkers with disabilities in order to remove barriers from the workplace. CREATE offers student engineers the opportunity to put their knowledge to use in the context of a real-life experience during their capstone projects.

If you would like your college engineering department or NYSID member agency to participate in CREATE for the 2020-2021 school year, email Brian Bateman at create@nysid.org.


Announcement about COVID-19

In light of the constantly-evolving circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s CREATE competition and Symposium.

Since some students will not be able to complete their projects due to school policies and the judges would not be able to properly see the completed projects demonstrated, it is appropriate that this year’s program is cancelled.  

We hope that the students who are able to work on their projects remotely will complete their projects and deliver them to their NYSID Member Agency partners. Please let us know if you need any assistance in that regard. We still hope to post student papers and videos on the CREATE site, so please send them to us when they are complete.

We are grateful for the commitment of the students, Member Agencies, judges, and NYSID staff who have worked tirelessly  to provide a forum for creative minds to develop assistive technology in the workplace.


Creating Opportunities

If you would like your college engineering department or NYSID member agency to participate in CREATE for the 2020-2021 school year, email Brian Bateman at create@nysid.org.