NYU-Poly in the Media

How A Radiator Retrofit That Could Save The U.S. Billions Went From Bedroom To Boardroom

In 2011, Marshall Cox was living in a university-owned studio apartment in Morningside Heights. His twin brother, a ballet dancer, was living with him temporarily while performing in a Broadway show. Sleeping near the open window, his brother complained about the cold, while on the other side of...

Animals Bow to Their Mechanical Overlords

For Maurizio Porfiri, an engineer at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering who has built a series of robotic fish, protecting wild animals has always been the goal. “My feeling was that all this technology that was inspired by nature, was never utilized in nature itself,...

5 Incubators That Are Shaping the Future of Green Business

If you’re a startup housed by a business incubator, odds are you’re in good hands. The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) estimates that 87 percent of the firms that have graduated from their member incubators are still in business. The organization also says that those...

Professional Learning with Scientific American and NYU Polytechnic

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death,” said the famous physicist Albert Einstein—and one of the 150-plus Nobel Prize-winning scientists who has authored a feature article in Scientific American. If you feel inspired by Einstein’s drive for...

Professional Learning with Scientific American and NYU Polytechnic

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death,” said the famous physicist Albert Einstein—and one of the 150-plus Nobel Prize-winning scientists who has authored a feature article in Scientific American. If you feel inspired by Einstein’s drive for...

Poly student launches staring competition app

Barely four months after the release of his popular photography app Perfect Shot, Poly freshman John Meyer is back on the App Store. This time, Meyer has launched an app that integrates the simplest of games with the technological possibilities of iPhones to create Staring Contest. The app is a...

Can Gaming Make Us More Social?

As technology advances, it draws us ever closer to our four-inch smartphone screens. But Katherine Isbister, research director of the Game Innovation Lab at New York University's Polytechnic Engineering School, imagines a future where technology turns our attention to other people—not...

Could This $16,000 Machine Save Nigeria Billions?

Sulaiman Famro left his native Nigeria in the 1970s to become an engineer. Now in his 60s, he claims his invention could save the country billions. “No doubt, Nigeria is blessed with huge human and natural resources, but without the necessary technological expertise and political will to...

R. Luke DuBois on Google, Britney Spears, and What’s Wrong With the Term “New Media”

Last week, the first museum survey of R. Luke DuBois's work opened at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. In addition to new video work riffing on traditional circus posters that DuBois made during a residency at the museum, the show also will feature a sort of dual...

It’s official: Party at BAM celebrates Polytechnic’s merger with NYU

Brooklyn officials and civic leaders joined New York University officials at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) on Thursday to celebrate the merger of NYU-Poly (previously known as Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and Polytechnic University) with NYU. With this merger, which was officially...