NYU-Poly in the Media

The Value Of An Engineering Degree

Six years ago, in the summer of 2008, NYU and Polytechnic University came together to create NYU Poly, NYU’s engineering school in downtown Brooklyn. When I saw the news, I called NYU President John Sexton and asked for a meeting. He agreed and I went down to Washington Square to meet with...

The FIRST Robotics Competition

While many will be focused on the final four next weekend, the Gotham Gal and I plan to attend another competition, the NYC FIRST Robotics Competition at the Javits Center in NYC. FIRST is a global robotics program with a number of competitions. Next weekend is the NYC competition and the...

Which Colleges Will Make You Richest? (Bonus: One’s In Brooklyn!)

Congrats to NYU’s smarter and oft-maligned little Brooklyn brother, which ranked eighth among U.S. colleges with the highest-earning graduates over 20 years, according to Payscale’s annual college ROI report. Which took the top seven spots? A couple small schools you’ve never...

Expo Shows Applications of Augmented Reality Technology

The Augmented World Expo showed attendees how the physical world around us is changing without physically changing through the technology of augmented reality. Right now, augmented reality is one of those "oh, cool" technologies that you may have used once or twice for its "wow...

This augmented reality game will take you to Brooklyn Bridge Park and beyond

Mark Skwarek showed us an update of his augmented reality game at the Augmented World Expo: NY, on Tuesday at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering in Downtown Brooklyn. He described what he showed us as a low-resolution early iteration of a project that’s going to get much more elaborate...

Breaking the Breaker Box – Enertiv and the Quantified Energy User

In the offices of Urban Future Lab, high above Brooklyn’s Metrotech Center, there’s a screen covered with charts and graphs over the receptionist’s head. A light bulb is turned off, and a bar graph dips in response. The air conditioning kicks on, and another chart jumps. On the...

NYC Economic Development And NYU Polytechnic Open Urban Future Lab In Downtown Brooklyn, New York

New York City Economic Development Corporation and the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering opened its Urban Future Lab, a business incubator in Downtown Brooklyn, New York, designed to support startup companies and provide workforce training. Located at NYU School of...

Startup ecosystems need an outward looking university: Micah Kotch

Silicon Valley has Stanford and Boston has MIT. A mature startup ecosystem needs some major institution working hard to turn research into products, and investors in those places learn that those institutions are fountains of profitable ideas, said Micah Kotch, Director of Innovation and...

Cutting the cord: HEVO Power takes wireless vehicle chargers for a spin

In November 2011, Jeremy McCool decided it was time to pull the plug on electric-powered vehicles. He wasn’t losing faith in the alternative-fuel technology — quite the opposite, actually — but he did think there was a better way to go about charging their batteries. Right...

Brooklyn incubator Urban Future Lab opens to support cleantech startups

Cleantech startup incubator Urban Future Lab has now opened in downtown Brooklyn. This project was done in partnership with NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), according to Epoch Times. Read More