Nikhil Gupta—Inspired to ask questions and explore to improve life

To help create better safety helmets and other gear, Nikhil Gupta analyzes the way bones breaks and protective foams hold up under stress. (watch video...)

The Jail of the Future Looks...Nice?

If you've ever been to Las Vegas, you know that environment can manipulate behavior, encouraging you to stay out later or spend more money without realizing it. It's the same in prison: Depressing conditions and a draconian culture can encourage poor behavior, which leads to longer...

NYU-Poly School of Engineering Helping Veterans Become Entrepreneurs

In its latest effort to give military veterans guidance on joining the entrepreneurial scene, New York University graduated the first class of its Veteran Entrepreneur Training program this week. The ten-week series of free sessions and lectures took the group to the Varick Street, DUMBO, and Urban...

Military veterans become tech entrepreneurs

A group of veterans is making the transition from the military to the tech industry. Fourteen former service men and women are getting the chance to turn their startup ideas into real businesses at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering in Downtown Brooklyn.  (Read more...)

Do Students Need to Learn Art to Succeed at Science?

In a classroom in downtown Brooklyn, a group of aspiring student scientists and engineers gathered in a circle, developing a crucial skill in their desired field. In this case, they weren't reciting mathematical theorems, learning cybersecurity tips or constructing robots. Instead, they were...

Local Vets Receive Crash Course in How to Make It as Entrepreneurs

NY1 VIDEO: Some local military veterans received a crash course this summer in how to make it in the civilian world as entrepreneurs. The program was so successful, it's likely to expand. NY1's Jeanine Ramirez reports. (Watch video...)

Why you should NEVER put your phone number on Facebook: Setting means anyone can find you using your digits

Facebook users may want to think twice before putting a phone number on their profile. The social network encourages anybody who uploads pictures from their mobile to add their number too. But if they do, it means anyone can potentially find their name, picture and location simply by typing this...

These Smart Cities Of The Future Were Designed By Smart Middle-School Students

This summer, while other seventh graders were playing Minecraft, one small group of middle school students built tiny cities in real life, complete with working smart cars, prototypes of universal Wi-Fi, and miniature working windmills. The Science of Smart Cities, a free four-week class at NYU...

Teaching Kids How to Build Smart Cities

Some New York middle-schoolers spent their summer vacation building models of smart cities, complete with futuristic cars and clean energy infrastructure. The NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering Science of Smart Cities program held its fourth annual expo last Friday, where the children showed off...

Lucky Few Join STEM Mission at City’s Space Camp

"Okay, we're about to get started on our final briefing." The 32 students enrolled at the Department of Education's Summer Space Camp at the New York City Center for Space Science Education turned to the front of the room, where Zohar Ris, the school's flight director (call...