NYU-Poly in the Media

Pleasures of the Text

In 2008, London’s Brick Lane began padding lampposts to prevent “walk-and-text” injuries, resulting. Naturally, the U.S. media ran with the story, so perfectly fitting the narrative of coddled socialists unable to navigate the hard realities of life. Of course, Americans are...

Here's What Happens When Fish Get Drunk

Let it be known: Humans are not the only ones whose egos are bolstered by booze. A recent study suggests the humble zebrafish becomes a more confident leader when intoxicated. How does one get a zebrafish drunk, you ask? A team of researchers led by Maurizio Porfiri, associate professor of...

Science hacks, stargazing come to Brooklyn for World Science Festival

Science and technology enthusiasts are heading to Downtown Brooklyn this week for the return of the World Science Festival. Events are taking place for the third year at NYU-Poly’s MetroTech campus and in Brooklyn Bridge Park, along with other Brooklyn venues and across the city. At MetroTech...

Sober fish led by drunks

Earlier studies have found that a moderate dose of alcohol makes fish more active, while a higher dose has more of a sedative effect and slows them down. But Maurizio Porfiri, an associate professor at the New York University Polytechnic Institute of Engineering, wanted to see how drunk fish would...

NYU student from Staten Island gets graduation surprise from deployed dad

It was a wonderful surprise from a father serving in the military overseas to his Staten Island-based son for the young man's college graduation day. Staff Sergeant Pedro Cruz Jr., who is deployed in Kuwait could not get back for his son Pedro Cruz III's graduation from NYU Polytechnic...

Engineers graduate from New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

The class of 2014 graduated Friday from New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering. Nearly 1,100 engineers receieved their diplomas at the Barclays Center. One graduate News 12 spoke with says it's an amazing accomplishment he dreamed of for a long time. The big graduation ceremony...

Polytechnic School of Engineering Commencement

Complete with a few jokes that required at least a semester of engineering classes to understand, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering held its 159th Commencement Ceremony at the Barclays Center. This was the school’s first commencement ceremony since its merger with NYU, and the spirit of...

Graduate At NYU Commencement Receives Special Message From Father Serving Overseas

They are nearly 6,000 miles apart, but on one college  student’s big day he not only received his diploma, but also a loving message from his military father. As 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported Friday, Pedro Cruz III was one of more than 1,500 New York University graduates  who...

NYU Polytechnic graduate receives surprise message from father stationed in Kuwait

An NYU Polytechnic student received a special graduation surprise from his father. With hundreds of his classmates and their families in attendance, Pedro Cruz III received his diploma in urban engineering and an iPad that displayed a special congratulatory message from his father, who is currently...

Dad stuck overseas sends a video surprise

A brave soldier deployed to Kuwait couldn’t attend his son’s NYU graduation — so he surprised him with a heartfelt video at a ceremony in Brooklyn on Friday. Wearing a camouflage uniform and a proud look, Army Staff Sergeant Pedro Cruz Jr. told his son Pedro Cruz III, 22, of...