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CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS WEEK GOES LOCAL

Last week, at Montgomery College in Maryland, 40 young hackers sat rapt at their computers and smartphones, digging their way through a cyber mystery. Despite their proximity to the nation’s capital, their work wasn’t a matter of national security—rather, this cadre was the first...

New Instruments Target 5G Testing

Almost any electronic technology has one truism attached to it: You can’t develop it if you can’t test it.  This is particularly the case with wireless and other communications products.  Thankfully, there’s a great group of test-equipment manufacturers who work out at...

Mobile app helps students interact with equipment in real laboratories

Mobile apps have proven essentially successful tools in the world of medical science. However, many laboratory instructors are limited to using their mobile devices alone for a virtual laboratory experience or simulated experiment. Researchers at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering have now...

New York's Startup State of Mind

After selling his e-commerce startup Shopping.com to eBay in 2005, Dan Ciporin moved from San Francisco to New York City hoping to become a venture capitalist. But the Big Apple didn’t take technology startups very seriously back then. “It was tough. There wasn’t the kind of...

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...