“Here was the most important city in the United States, the most technological city, with all the infrastructure and so on — but it didn’t have [an institution like] MIT. I felt that was a very important challenge for Polytechnic. So I took the risk.” — Dr. Bugliarello on deciding to join Polytechnic as President in 1973.
Posted February 18th, 2011
Dr. George Bugliarello, President Emeritus of the Polytechnic Institute of NYU and an internationally acclaimed engineer, author, and visionary, passed away on the morning of February 18, 2011.
In his leadership as President of Polytechnic from 1973 to 1994, his teaching and research throughout his life, and his grappling with some of the 21st century's greatest challenges and opportunities, he felt a compassion for the world and the conditions in which we live.