NYU-Poly in the Media

Brooklyn student goes from hating to loving school, all thanks to Legos!

...Marquis' newfound interest in school - and his love for Legos - comes from the help of Carole Chen, a 23-year-old chemical engineering master's student at Polytechnic Institute of New York University in downtown Brooklyn. "When Marquis sees me, he smiles, knowing that it's Lego time," said Chen...

NYC Seed Launches Summer Incubator for Startups

[Editor's note: Polytechnic Institute of NYU is a NYC Seed partner.] Early-stage New York City startups are about to get some tender loving care and it's got nothing to do with Valentine's Day. As highlighted in Jason Calacanis' blog seed-stage investment group NYC Seed just launched an eight week...

City Universities Are Part of Bloomberg's Green Jobs Vision

... In his third-term inaugural speech, Bloomberg pledged to "find innovative ways to create jobs in the industries of the future," including, specifically, green technology. The mayor campaigned on a slate of "30 initiatives to grow New York City's Green Economy," and local universities are a...

Brooklyn Goes Robot Crazy

It wasn’t basketball that had the crowd going wild in the gymnasium at Polytechnic Institute of NYU this past Saturday – it was robots, 33 of them, hand-built from LEGO components and sent to compete on tabletop courses. Hundreds braved the cold to attend the Brooklyn finals of the 2010 FIRST...

Game On for Students in FIRST Robotics

The suspense was thick this morning at the Polytechnic Institute of [NYU] in Brooklyn, where representatives of 37 local high schools packed into a standing room-only auditorium to learn how they’d be spending the next six weeks. One thing they knew for sure: The end result would be a robot. But...

Does Sustainability Deserve Center Stage?

Even in this dire economy, some companies are investing in green technology and green executives. The call for "sustainability officers" is so hot, NYU's Polytechnic Institute is starting a new crash course in clean technology called CleantechExecs. Has your company hired a sustainability expert?...

First Round Capital Tours NYC Startup Scene on Foot

In advance of the opening of their NYC office, the investing team from the West Conshohocken, PA-based early-stage firm toured NYC's incubators and shared work spaces earlier this week, spending an hour at each mingling with member’s of the start-ups and assessing what facilities would work well...

Smart polymers perform nano-acrobatics

... For four years, Jin Kim Montclare and researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University have been developing block copolymers from scratch using recombinant DNA and putting them through biochemical hoops. The group’s work, published recently in the journal ChemBioChem, involves...

Greening executives: A new program teaches managers about the business of clean tech

While the unemployment rate in the U.S. climbed to more than 10 percent in December, the job market could be gaining strength for green leaders. Already companies such as Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola Co. and FedEx Corp. have reportedly carved out executive positions for so-called sustainability officers....

Cybersecurity expert: Job guaranteed

Computer security used to be regarded as a boring and less important field of computer science, but with the proliferation of computer threats (from malware to active attacks) it has become one whose experts are in great demand and has gained quite an aura of "coolness". ... According to the New...