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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 —...

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...

New Temporary Urban Art Installation on Manhattan Bridge Colonnade

Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), in partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), today announced the start of Ultratope 1: Real City, a new, temporary urban art installation featuring visual...

David Wong Receives 2010 Bugliarello Prize

David Wong, an associate dean of research and a professor in the Division of Oral Biology and Medicine at the UCLA School of Dentistry, has been named the recipient of the 2010 George Bugliarello Prize. This is the second time the prize created in...

Concrete Findings: Sensing Molecules Could Improve Infrastructure Health

America’s aging roads, bridges, and transit systems are deteriorating. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave our infrastructure a “D” grade point average in a 2009 Report Card, and estimates that we’ll need $2.2 trillion over five years to...

Associate Professor Ghandehari’s GreenLight Innovations to Help Rebuild Haiti

Six months after an earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale devastated Haiti, only 28,000 of the 1.5 million Haitians displaced by the catastrophe had found new homes. Associate Professor Masoud Ghandehari of NYU-Poly’s Department of...