NYU School of Engineering in the Media

THIS WEEKEND, HELP COME UP WITH CREATIVE SOLUTIONS TO COMBAT EBOLA

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has challenged the public on openIDEO, an online platform for innovation, to come together and tackle the Ebola epidemic through brainstorming and developing innovative solutions. Anyone with ideas may contribute to “Fighting...

Welp, here it is: The first attempt to hack Ebola

When in doubt, hack. Engineering students searching for a way to help stop the Ebola virus will convene this weekend for a two-day "Hack Ebola" hackathon, a collaboration session designed to build a solution that can be deployed in west Africa in short order. The Design Tinkering Club at...

NYU Poly’s astonaut-alums pay their astral matter a visit

This crew went from Brooklyn to space and back again. New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering hosted a talk on Thursday night about the future of space travel with three alumni who went on to become astronauts after graduating. Poly students who are competing to build a National...

Out of this World! Astronauts Touch Down in Brooklyn

In an out of this world event held Thursday night in Downtown Brooklyn, three former astronauts presented their views of the future of space exploration, all the more impressive due to their extensive experience with the subject. In front of a star-struck audience of NYU Poly alumni, Charles...

Museums Morph Digitally

For the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a turning point came in 2011. Down went the signs imploring visitors to stow their cellphones. The Met revamped its website, tailoring it for viewing on smartphone screens. The museum was not only allowing visitors to use their mobile phones while browsing the...

It Ain't Rocket Science

Skew in the hedge fund market

Philip Maymin, Assistant Professor of Finance & Risk Engineering, shares his insights on Skew in the hedge fund market. (Watch the video here...)

Obituary: T. Richard Fishbein

Fishbein T. Richard, passed away on the evening of October 14, 2014 at the age of 76. He leaves behind his beloved wife Dr. Estelle Bender after more than 33 years of marriage. He was the cherished stepfather of Melissa Bender, adored father-in-law of Ryan Goodman, dear brother of Peter (Bette),...

McAfee exec pitches NYU-Poly women on cybersecurity careers

All of Candace Worley’s direct reports at McAfee are men. She’s the company’s senior vice president and general manager for enterprise endpoint, which made it big helping secure devices against hacking and phishing. Worley admits that leading an all-male team is a little...

Samsung Unveils Plans for 4.6 Gbps Wi-Fi

Samsung says it has developed commercially viable 60 GHz millimeter-wave band Wi-Fi technology using the 802.11ad standard that enables data transmission speeds up to 4.6 Gbps. At these speeds, a 1 GB movie will take less than three seconds to transfer between devices and uncompressed HD videos can...