In the Media form May 16, 2013

MTA Holds First Ever Hackathon at NYU-Poly

After nearly 30 hours of through-the-night, hunchbacked coding, programming, and developing, the judges of the MTA and AT&T-sponsored AppQuest hackathon were ready to announce their winners. 17 teams of developers had taken part in the weekend-long competition at the NYU-Poly campus, each...

Start-Up Brooklyn: I Just Got Funding, Now What?

BROOKLYN — Once, there were Carnegies, Rockefellers and Goulds. Now, there is Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Google. New York City has long been a dreamscape of absurd instant wealth, but while fur has lost its sheen and steel has oxidized, the allure of easy money has yet to fade for the...

App Developers Hunker Down In Brooklyn To Make Transit Service Better

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Hundreds of app developers and other tech whizzes gathered in Brooklyn this weekend for a contest to create apps for transit riders. The MTA AT&T NYU-Poly Hackathon contest and collaboration began Saturday at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University in...

Colleges with biggest bang for the buck

 30-year return on investment: $1,728,000 Avg. total college cost: $214,300 Avg. annual scholarships and grants: $23,534 Graduation rate: 54% One of the nation's oldest private engineering schools, Polytechnic Institute of New York University offers a technology-focused education in...

25 universities with the best return on investment

(MoneyWatch) If you want to attend the college providing graduates with the best return on their investment, take a look at Harvey Mudd College. Students who receive a bachelor's degree from Harvey Mudd, an elite engineering and liberal arts college in Southern California, should earn roughly $...

NYU-Poly dean explains NYU School of Engineering

The merging of NYU and the Polytechnic Institute of NYU to transform NYU-Poly into the NYU School of Engineering has been a work in progress since 2008. It is expected to be completed for the 2014-2015 academic year. Newly appointed president of NYU-Poly and dean of the future School of Engineering...

NYU-Poly teams up to open science program for middle school

In an effort to provide more opportunities for K-12 students to tackle challenging coursework in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, the Polytechnic Institute at NYU has partnered with the Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) to expand NYU-Poly’s Science of Smart...

US Patent Issued to Polytechnic Institute of New York University on April 23 for "Fiber-optic extensometer" (New York Inventors)

 ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 23 -- United States Patent no. 8,428,400, issued on April 23, was assigned to Polytechnic Institute of New York University (Brooklyn, N.Y.). "Fiber-optic extensometer" was invented by Nikhil Gupta (Ossining, N.Y.) and Nguyen Quang Nguyen (New York, N.Y.)....

Katepalli Sreenivasan Appointed President of NYU-Poly

Dr. Katepalli R. Sreenivasan, an experimental physicist whose research focuses on the behavior of fluids and turbulence, has been appointed president of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, effective immediately. NYU-Poly, one of the oldest engineering and technology schools in the...

NYU-Poly engineers a move at the top

EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICIST Katepalli Sreenivasan, 65, was recently selected to be the new president of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University to help lead NYU back to the forefront of engineering, technology innovation and entrepreneurship. Ralph C. Alexander, chair of the board of trustees...