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Tandon Team Advances in International Hyperloop Design Competition

“This is possibly the coolest thing you could ever be doing as an undergraduate engineer,” Darren Yee asserts. Yee is the captain of NYU’s Hyperloop team, and he is recruiting fellow students but not exaggerating the groundbreaking...

NYU Tandon School of Engineering Launches Rare Mechatronics Master Degree Program

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering this week launches a master’s of science degree program in mechatronics and robotics, a multidisciplinary field that represents a growth industry with high demand for qualified graduates. Mechatronics...

National Science Foundation Tells Students to Pack Their Bags and Go

Officials at the National Science Foundation (NSF) believe that a diverse, globally engaged U.S. science and engineering workforce is crucial to addressing critical real-world problems. To that end, the organization has established a program called...

Ambitious but Attainable Goals

On September 1, 2015, the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering received accreditation to grant degrees in the disciplines of Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering from the...

Steven Zeltmann Receives Cablevision Scholarship

When Steven Zeltmann won a prestigious award from the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society’s Structural Materials Division, which was presented to him in March 2015, at the division’s council meeting, he said, “I'm very...

NYU School Of Engineering Professor Honored for Study of Energy Expenditure in Robotic Systems

Joo H. Kim, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, will receive the 2015 Freudenstein / General Motors Young Investigator Award for advancing the study of energy expenditure in robotic systems...

Syntactic Foam and Carbon Fabric Sandwich Satisfies Hunger for Lightweight Yet Strong Materials

A team of researchers reports success in pioneering tests of a layered material with a lightweight metal matrix syntactic foam core that holds significant potential for automobiles, trains, ships, and other applications requiring lightweight...

NYU School of Engineering Professor Honored for Contributions to Mechanical Vibration

The Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound of ASME announced it selected NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering Professor Maurizio Porfiri as recipient of its 2015 C.D. Mote, Jr. Early Career Award for his contributions to the field of vibration...

A Better Way to Build Bones

Senior citizens and combat soldiers don’t usually have much in common—unless the topic is bone injuries. Among both groups, mending serious skeletal injuries—whether caused by a blast or a common fall—is a costly, complicated...

What Can People and Bees Teach Us About Collective Behavior?

Can bees and people teach us about the fundamental principles of collective behavior? A group of scholars led by Oded Nov at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering is exploring that question with help from a grant that supports...