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Tech Kids Unlimited Garners Google Rise Award for Promoting Computer Science and Technology to Youth with Learning Differences

Google has granted Tech Kids Unlimited (TKU) a RISE Award to support the nonprofit’s efforts to empower teens with special needs to learn about, create, develop, and share the tools of technology. TKU was founded by Beth Rosenberg, an adjunct...

Transformational Disabilities Studies Course featured on the Big Screen

There are probably not many instructors who can say that their courses are so innovative and inspiring that they’ve been the subject of a documentary film. Senior Lecturer Allan B. Goldstein has that distinction. His Disabilities Studies class...

NYU Tandon To Screen Award-Winning Film On Innovative Disabilities Course

NYU Tandon School of Engineering Senior Lecturer Allan B. Goldstein’s Disabilities Studies course, where engineering students and self-advocates with cerebral palsy explore how to communicate, connect, and cultivate their abilities by making...

Storytelling in Virtual Reality: Hamlet takes the (virtual) stage in new production

William Shakespeare’s famous play Hamlet has been adapted thousands of times: on the stage of the Globe Theatre, in high school productions, and even on the TV show The Simpsons. Now, in the 400th year since Shakespeare’s death, a team...

No Wormhole ... No Problem

At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), in California, many of the engineers and scientists are just big kids who’ve retained the science fiction fantasies of their childhoods, Matthew Clausen, the creative director of JPL’s Human...

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...