NYU School of Engineering in the Media

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...

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...

Power play! NYU Poly expands with new energy program

The city’s top engineering school is building an energy department. Brooklyn’s NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering is in the process of developing a new master’s degree program in energy engineering and policy. “The sustainability of urban environments is of critical...

NYU Talks Cyber Security in Upcoming Events

Information technology is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the world, and as we all become more interconnected, the need for cyber security grows apace. Many of the advancements in the field are happening right here in Downtown Brooklyn, at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, which in...

Video game tech bringing 'fundamentally revolutionary' changes to workplace

Mark Skwarek is surrounded by infiltrating militants in New York's Central Park. He shoots one, then hearing a noise from behind, spins to take down another. All of a sudden, everything flashes red. He realizes he's been hit. The words "Game Over" appear before his eyes. Skwarek...

DC’s 1776 Partners with NYU’s School of Engineering for Challenge Cup 2015

DC’s startup incubator 1776 has just announced a partnership with New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering to host the Challenge Cup 2015 New York City regional competition. “We are pleased to bring the Challenge Cup back to New York and show the world what our best...

IndieCade wrap-up: Amid ‘gamergate’ storm, a bold new game world rises

Imagine, perhaps, you’re a die-hard football fan. Now imagine someone comes along and says, “Hey, football isn’t so smart. It can be played better, team names don’t have to offend an entire community, and what’s with all the abuse scandals?” Maybe you don’t...

The Newest Tech Innovations at NYC Media Lab's Third Annual Summit

People have been waiting decades for the flying car but it has not arrived yet -- for better, for worse. In the meantime, we conform ourselves to Candy Crush on bending "smart phones," swapping filters in Instagram or filming not-so-Titanic Vimes. The truth is that as fast as technology...

Academia takes on the cyber security gender gap

If you are working in any information technology field, it will undoubtedly come as no surprise to you that there is a severe shortage of cyber security experts. One seemingly logical solution - raising the number of women in the workforce from today's 10-15% to something closer to the general...