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NYU Announces $500M Expansion of Brooklyn Engineering School

New York University officials have announced that the college plans to embark on a 10-year, $500 million high-tech expansion of its Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn.  The New York Daily News reports NYU's investment will further build upon the Tandon School, which opened in 2014...

Black History Month: Ursula Burns (1958-)

Ursula Burns, the chairwoman and former chief executive officer of Xerox, began life in a Lower East Side housing project in New York City. Burns was born on September 20, 1958 to a single mother. She was sent to Catholic school as a child to get the best education available. In 1980, Burns...

NYU School of Engineering Launches Computer Science Bridge Program for Liberal Arts Graduates

Dive Brief: Liberal arts and sciences graduates now have a pathway to a career in computer science and engineering, thanks to a new bridge program announced by New York University's Tandon School of Engineering. The "Bridge to Tandon" program offers basic instruction on...

NYU Creates Pathway to Tandon for Non Computer Science Students

As computer science skills continue to become essential across every major industry, New York University's Tandon School of Engineering has launched a new online program that gives students lacking a background in CS the opportunity to switch fields and pursue a master's in computer science...

Culture is Just a Reflection of You and What You Do in an Organisation: Satya Nadella

Microsoft has to "look like everyone and every organisation in the world" for it to accomplish its mission, the technology giant's Indian-born CEO Satya Nadella has said, asserting the importance of "diversity and inclusion" amid an environment of divisiveness.  An...

Unstoppable Wasp: Meeting of the Minds Pt. 2

Each month in the letters page of UNSTOPPABLE WASP, space will be devoted to spotlighting real world female scientists and their work. “I have to credit our amazing artist Elsa with the original idea,” says Whitley of the profiles. “I had been kicking around that I wanted to do...

What's New in Civic Tech: U.S. House Approves Email Privacy Protections, Seattle PD Deploys Data Analytics Platform

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved the Email Privacy Act, which would require warrants for law enforcement agents to search private emails and data that's been stored for more than six months.  Previously the IRS, FBI and other agencies could review emails that sat in private...

Wanted: White Hat Hackers to Break New Automotive Software Updater Code

In 2013, Tesla Motors had a problem with battery fires in the company's Model S electric car. In January 2014, nearly 30,000 of Tesla's Model S vehicles were recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration due to the possibility of overheating charger plugs causing fires...

Liam Dalton Brings His Design-Build Expertise to HNTB

Dalton is based in the firm’s New York City offices located in the Empire State Building. Under his new role, Dalton will oversee all design-build projects throughout the northeast region. He will manage the development of teaming arrangements with contractors, contract negotiation, planning...

Another NHS Crisis Looms – An Inability to Analyse Data

Public institutions such as the National Health Service increasingly want—and are expected—to base their actions on nationally agreed standards, rather than anecdote. The collection and analysis of data, when done responsibly and in a trusted manner, has the potential to improve...