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C2SMARTER takes seriously its mission to educate, incubate, and mentor the future workforce. Through internships, educational initiatives, mentorship programs, special events, and research opportunities, C2SMARTER’s member organizations provide K-12 through graduate students with valuable learning and networking opportunities to ensure equitable and meaningful access to Smart City education. 

Degree Programs

C2SMARTER is a consortium of seven leading universities: New York University, Rutgers University, the University of Washington, the University of Texas - El Paso, the City University of New York City Tech, Texas Southern University, and North Carolina Agricultural & Technical University. Each of these extraordinary institutions offers degrees in a variety of transportation- and smart city-related fields, from civil engineering to urban informatics, at the Bachelor, Masters, and PhD levels. Explore which degree program is right for you.

K-12 Educational Initiatives

C2SMARTER supports and participates in numerous educational initiatives for K-12 students interested in smart cities and in STEM. Each of our consortium schools collaborates to build careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).


C2SMARTER students have gone on to a variety of roles across a swath of careers -- from working in transportation agencies to helping develop disruptive, sustainable tech to helping drive forward industry innovation.

Diego Correa

Director of Mobility of the City of Cuenca

Alumni Spotlight

Diego earned his PhD from the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering at New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering, and his Masters of City and Regional Planning at Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He received his Bachelor Degree (2004) in Civil Engineering from University of Cuenca, and Master Degree (2012) in Transportation Engineering from Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador. He also received his M.Sc. (2014) in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University and a Certification in Transportation Studies form Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

He is currently the Director of Mobility for the City of Cuenca, where he and his team work to utilize mobility to improve the quality of life, citizen security, public health, and sustainability. 

Student Organizations

Join one of C2SMARTER's student-led chapters of professional organizations like the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS), the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the New York Water Environment Association.