NYU-Poly in the Media

Brooklyn’s ‘Nerd Herd’ advances to robot regionals

On Saturday, hundreds of high school students and an army of rolling robots filled the gym at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering in Downtown Brooklyn to participate in NYC FIRST’s robotics competition. Read More

PowerBridgeNY Draws New Ideas in Energy from the Academic Well

Lots of universities try to turn lab research into real businesses. Last week, 13 teams from area universities pitched ideas to a panel of venture capitalists and energy industry experts, hoping to win a piece of grant funding.The pitch day was hosted by PowerBridgeNY, which is a collaboration...

Robot wars! Teens do bot battle at NYU-Poly

Nearly 400 teenagers took part in the New York City First Tech Challenge Regional Championship, a robotics competition at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering on Saturday, where the machines fought to perform everyday tasks harder, better, faster, and stronger than the rest. Youngsters who came...

Tech accelerators grab for equity

The two years Riggs Kubiak spent at NYU-Polytechnic's clean-tech incubator, the Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy, helped him develop a formal business plan and get comfortable talking to investors. So comfortable, in fact, that he raised $5 million in venture capital the following...

It Takes a Village Academy students participate in NYU-hosted robotics competition

After almost a year of hard work building homemade robots, some local students showed off their skills today. Students from It Takes a Village Academy, along with more than 350 others from the New York City area, participated in New York University's "Robot Bee." The First...

Billy Beane Expects Big Things from MLB’s Big Data Play

New technology being tested by Major League Baseball this year could provide Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane with new ways of evaluating players. The new technology relies on clusters of high performance cameras abetted by software to provide data on every action on a baseball diamond...

CB Insights grows the old-fashioned way

In a tech world where angel and venture money is the engine behind most startups, Anand Sanwal is an anomaly. He's building a business the old-fashioned way: establishing a customer base that brings in enough revenue to pay him for what he does. He doesn't even hire new employees until the...

Joe Landolina, NYU Student, Creates Healing Gel To Stop Bleeding

Joe Landolina is a master’s student in Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials. At the age of 17, Joe invented VETI-GEL, a gel that can instantly stop traumatic bleeding, and founded Suneris with his business partner, Isaac Miller. He was a TEDx speaker in Madrid. Read More

MLBAM introduces new way to analyze every play

Major League Baseball Advanced Media on Saturday introduced a revolutionary plan for in-ballpark infrastructure designed to provide the first complete and reliable measurement of every play on the field and answer previously unanswerable analytics questions. Claudio Silva, PhD and professor of...

REVIEW: Live gallery performance offers a stream of sonic visualization

As part of its Art of Our Times nowHERE series featuring contemporary artists, The Ringling is committed to bringing live and improvisational performances into its gallery spaces. The first of these took place Thursday night as new media artist R. Luke DuBois, whose wide-ranging work currently...