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NYU-Poly Competes in US Department of Energy’s Biennial Solar Decathlon

August 2013 will see participants in the US Department of Energy’s biennial Solar Decathlon, a program that challenges college students around the world to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, attractive and...

Conference Will Explore Urban Planning Challenges and New York as an Incubator for Livable Cities of the Future

Organizers of the inaugural George Bugliarello Symposium announced that New York City Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel will open the unique forum featuring prominent engineers, civic leaders and educators on the future of cities...

NYU-Poly Student Receives Thornton Tomasetti Scholarship

Zain Ahmad, a senior civil engineering major at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), was the recent recipient of a $5,000 scholarship from the Thornton Tomasetti Foundation, which awards scholarships to students studying...

Robotic Surf and Turf: Land and Aquatic Robots Show Students the Power of Engineering

A mobile application that makes controlling a robot as simple as speaking into an iPhone is one of only 16 research projects chosen by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for its exhibit at the 2nd USA Science and Engineering Festival. This is the...

Striving for the Magic Number: 4.0 Workshop Draws Crowds

On a blustery Friday night in February with a steady rain falling, students from NYU and Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) trooped into Pfizer Auditorium at the latter’s Brooklyn campus for a three-hour workshop —...

Black History Month Feted in Style

Beverly Johnson could have gone home to Long Island after a long workweek and Jocette Hyman-Paul could have stayed in Long Island with her family, but both women chose to brave Friday-night traffic to travel to the Polytechnic Institute of New York...

Student Engineers Paying it Forward

During National Engineering Week and a February-long celebration of Black History Month, NYU-Poly highlights the legacy of its alumni and the continued impact of the African-American community on the Institute.  "We LAUGH, we EAT, we...

The Future Of Engineering Education: Students From NYU Abu Dhabi Visit NYU-Poly

"The professors are just amazing," says Songyishu Yang, who took part in the 5th annual Undergraduate Summer Research Program at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU this summer.  As spring drew to a close in the United Arab Emirates,...

U.S. Secretary of Energy Addresses Graduates at NYU-Poly’s 156th Commencement

Raised the son of a professor of chemical engineering at what was then Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu had an ample store of NYU-Poly memories to draw from as he addressed the graduating class of 2011 at Avery...

Bridge To Victory: Students Prepare for Steel Bridge Competition

On Saturday morning, as the community of Polytechnic Institute of NYU leisurely wakes and begins the weekend, students from its chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will be frantically erecting a steel bridge. It will be...