NYU School of Engineering in the Media

Lego Robot Competition Built on Student Design

PS 705 fifth grader Emil White and her team have spent more than two months designing, building and programming a Lego robot.  Now they say they dream of a future in engineering and technology. "I have always wanted to know how things work around me," White said. "I wanted, used...

Students make robot out of Legos in competition

With some teamwork, critical thinking and practice, students from M.S. 366 in Canarsie created a robot with Legos. The creation was part of the first Lego League Brooklyn qualifier. NYU Polytechnic Engineering graduate students assisted the builders. (Read more...)

Free Online Courses Are Still Falling Short of Their Ultimate Promise

Starting in 1957, New Yorkers could turn on the TV at 6:30 most summer mornings to watch Sunrise Semester on CBS. The show’s “stars” were NYU professors, usually seated at a desk, lecturing on a given subject, such as history, philosophy and comparative literature. Viewers unable...

Top of the Class: Some of NYC’s Leading Professors Share Their Secrets

What’s the key to being a good professor? Talk to any academic today, and they’ll say they encourage students to find their passion. But a more nuanced answer is striking the right balance. As New York University prosthodontics chair Leila Jahangiri explains, “You can be nurturing...

Cyber forensics competition goes local

On Friday, Jan. 16, 45 high school students gathered at the Germantown campus of Montgomery College to solve a murder. The mystery was part of a cyber security competition at Montgomery College hosted in partnership with both Montgomery County Public Schools and New York University’s...

Can Gold Nanoparticles Help Predict Heart Attacks?

Engineers from the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, in collaboration with Peking University researchers, have been developing a new, more sensitive test strip for a biomarker common in heart attack victims. The team created a new fabrication approach that makes colloidal gold nanoparticles...

NYU Wireless says U.S. falling behind in 5G, presses FCC to act now on mmWave spectrum

While other parts of the world are making strides in 5G research and development, the United States should look to millimeter wave (mmWave) technology to make sure it is not left behind--and it's got to act fast. That's the summation of a more than 50-page filing that NYU Wireless submitted...

Balance Proximity and Privacy in the Office

If the rise of open plan offices can be explained in part by economical factors, many companies also embraced them in the hope of increasing proximity — and thus collaboration and serendipity, which have been found to be essential to the development of new ideas. And while complaints about...

First Lego League Brooklyn Qualifier

400 students from across Brooklyn were swarming inside 6 Metrotech Center, on the campus of NYU-Poly this weekend, for the NYC First Lego League Brooklyn Qualifier, for the citywide Lego robot championship. Thirty-five teams competed in the event and eighteen took home prizes, for everything from...