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Universities and Cities ... Better Together

On September 20, as part of the Inauguration Celebration Week honoring NYU President Andrew Hamilton, the Tandon School of Engineering hosted a panel discussion on smart cities — urban areas that deploy information and communication technology...

A New Minor is Major News for Students Seeking to Put Technology in Service to Society

Starting this fall, aspiring engineers at Tandon have the option of earning a minor in Disabilities Studies, thanks to a new multi-school interdisciplinary program intended to educate them about the historical, social, and legal circumstances that...

Bright Lights, Big Games

While a must-see destination for tourists, its flashing bright lights, cacophony of traffic, and crowded sidewalks are enough to keep most New Yorkers far away from Times Square. However, a group of students from NYU MAGNET (Media and Games Network...

Sound and Vision Meet Art and Science at the Integrated Digital Media Showcase

Giant robots clashed in a city-demolishing battle, a virtual piano teacher tutored amid falling snow, and a sage meditated amid glowing lights at the NYU Tandon student-curated Integrated Digital Media (IDM) Showcase. The May 12 event —...

Undergraduate Student Aims to Transform Views of Affordable Housing Neighborhoods

Throughout all five boroughs, more than 7,000 acres of former industrial sites are subject to high levels of contamination, leaving them underdeveloped. Ameliorating these hazardous properties, known as brownfields, has been a top priority in the...

Designing Humanity into Prisons Worldwide

With more than 10.35 million people incarcerated worldwide — more than the entire population of Sweden — the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has turned to Richard E. Wener, a New York University professor with more than...

Your Vision/Your Future

It’s not uncommon for schools to tell their students that the sky is the limit, but the NYU Tandon School of Engineering has decided to show them. Each member of the newly admitted undergraduate Class of 2020 living in the U.S. will be...

Professor R. Luke DuBois Meets TED

The theme for the 2016 TED Talks was an ambitious one: Dream! It was chosen because, as the organizers assert, "dreams matter more than ever." Their premise: "Humanity has more capability, connection and possibility than ever in...

Alum, Catt Small, named Technologist of the Year at Brooklyn Innovation Awards

It was just last September when we reported that Catherine “Catt” Small, then studying for a master’s degree in Integrated Digital Media here, had received the prestigious Generation Google Scholarship, established to help aspiring...

Deck the Halls with Festive Fossils

At the start of the holiday season, many people’s thoughts turn to holiday shopping, massive meals with family and friends, and the possibility of a picturesque snowfall. The members of the New York Paleontological Society are no different,...