NYU-Poly in the Media

Rethinking Foul Trouble

Across sports, one of the common criticisms of coaches from the analytical community is that they are overly conservative in their decision making. In large part to avoid criticism, coaches tend not to go for it on fourth down as much as the statistics indicate they ought to, for example. If there’...

NACME president honored by Polytechnic Institute of NYU

  White Plains, NY – Dr Irving Pressley McPhail, president and CEO of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), received an honorary doctorate in engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) at its graduation ceremony. Addressing the...

America's Most Diverse Colleges

...The most diverse schools tend to be clustered tightly into small regions where the population at large is highly diverse. Six out of the top 10 most diverse schools in the country can be found in the New York metropolitan area: Rutgers at Newark; City University of New York (CUNY) City College,...

Yeast and plant fatty acids produce durable recyclable plastic; conversion into biodiesel

  Dr. Richard Gross, professor of chemical and biological science at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), has developed a method for producing a strong, highly ductile bioplastic using yeast and fatty acids of plant oils. The findings were published in the Journal of the...

Biodegradable plastic from yeast and oil

A new technique using yeast and fatty acids from plant oils produces a bioplastic that is strong, highly ductile, and completely biodegradable. The findings are reported in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Like all plastics, the new material is a polymer—a large molecule comprised of...

How The X-Box Kinect Tracks Your Moves

Dr. Katherine Isbister talks with host Ira Flatow and guests about the development of the gaming technology Kinect — and how movement can influence players' moods. Go to npr.org to hear the full story. Transcript Excerpts 7min 22sec: [Dr. Isbister] Yeah, well, we got really interested in the fact...

How Wii and Kinect Hack Into Your Emotions

Editor's note: Wired Science reports on Katherine Isbister's, NYU-Poly associate professor of digital media, latest gaming research. Dr. Isbister is the research director of NYU-Poly's new Game Innovation Lab, which is expected to be completed by late winter/early spring. Nintendo’s Wii game...

USIBC Higher Education Forum Charts Roadmap for Cooperation with India

The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) recently concluded its Higher Education Mission on the occasion of President Obama’s historic visit to India. Comprised of heads of leadership and senior representatives from some of America’s top universities and educational service providers, including...

CSAW Finals 2010

As we mentioned a while ago, PPP was able to qualify two teams for the final round of NYU Poly’s CSAW competition which was held on the last weekend in October. Everyone had an awesome time at the competition, and in New York City in general. We also got to spend some time hanging out with some of...

When Innovation Happens by President Hultin

This is one in a series of blog posts by NYU-Poly President Jerry M. Hultin for The Economist’s new Ideas Economy website.   Last week I stood in an empty field on the outskirts of Nanjing, China, watching earthmovers level the ground for a new innovation and research park. This field is...