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NYU-Poly Student Receives EPA’s GRO Fellowship to Develop Fiber-Optic Sensors to Prevent Oil Spillage

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Greater Research Opportunity (GRO) Fellowship to 40 undergraduate students in the country. Kevin Chen, a mechanical engineering sophomore at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), is one of the students to receive...

World Science Festival Street Fair Transforms NYC's Washington Square Park into Outdoor Science Fair

On June 5th, the last day of the World Science Festival (WSF), Washington Square Park was "transformed into a science wonderland." The park was dotted with tents that served as classrooms while scientists and educators taught kids, and the young at heart, about science and the way the...

Cell Phone Cancer Concerns: What Else Is a Danger in Your Home?

After a World Health Organization study concluded cell phones may cause cancer, some are wondering what else in their homes and their everyday lives may be just as, or even more, dangerous to their health. The World Health Organization, whose International Agency for Research on Cancer announced...

Cellphone dangers: Michael Knox on ABC, Nightline

Cellphone dangers: Michael Knox on ABC, Nightline from NYU-Poly on Vimeo.

Your Next Car Could Be Made From Coal Waste

There are few environmental upsides to burning coal--the practice is dirty, it increases greenhouse gas emissions, and it's detrimental to human health. But for now, at least, we're stuck with coal; it will be a long time until we can fully wean ourselves off the stuff. In the meantime,...

A SMART teacher

Jeff Bernhardt, computer teacher at Lynbrook High School, will be participating in a unique program, called SMART at Polytechnic Institute of NYU. SMART aims to enrich education in middle and high school classrooms. It provides teachers with enhanced science, technology, engineering, and...

Car parts from coal waste more than a concept

Scientists in New York have discovered that fly ash, a by-product of coal, can be used as an ingredient in a new, lightweight material that could one day replace heavy metals to make car parts. Dr. Nikhil Gupta from New York University's Polytechnic Institute believes the material could also be...

Scientist Discovers New Use for Industrial Fly Ash

Coal-firing plants which burn coal to generate electricity produce a residue waste material called fly ash.   The dust-like substance is China's single biggest source of solid industrial waste.              Dr. Nikhil...

NYU-Poly expansion into MetroTech

NYU-Poly expansion into MetroTech from NYU-Poly on Vimeo.