NYU School of Engineering in the Media

American College Cricket Spring Break Championship Day Two Roundup: USC, UMBC, Auburn and MCC impress

USC bounced back after an opening day loss to notch two wins on day two of the American College Cricket Spring Break Championship in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In the first of six matches played on the artificial wickets outside the stadium at Central Broward Regional Park on Thursday, USC dominated...

Tracking Down the Mystery of Life's 'Handedness'

Within the general question of the chemical origin of life lies the question of handedness, or chirality (a term derived from the Greek word for hand). Critically important molecules that make up life — including DNA, RNA, polysaccharides and proteins — are chiral. This means there are mirror image...

Student Teams Prepare For the Ultimate Extracurricular Activity

As most high school and college students are busy tackling tests or taking it easy during spring break, student teams from across the Americas are preparing for the ultimate extracurricular activity — designing, building, and testing a vehicle that travels the farthest distance using the least...

Road to Fondwa

Last week I braved some stormy weather and headed to NYU-Poly in Brooklyn for an event called Rediscovering Haiti. Not only did it sound interesting, but it was hosted by their student chapter of Engineers Without Borders! I love those guys! The event started with a historical overview of Haiti......

Top 50 Game Design Programs

The Princeton Review and GamePro magazine have selected the best institutions in the U.S. and Canada where you can study game design. We ranked the top eight programs and named (alphabetically) 42 distinguished others. We chose these 50 programs based on a 2009-10 survey of administrators at...

New York new Internet mecca

Move over, Silicon Valley. New York is a growing hub of Internet startups. Watch at CNN.com Editor's note: Hotlist, a start-up in NYU-Poly's 160 Varick Street business incubator is featured in this video exploring the rise of New York City as a breeding ground for entrepreneurs, especially in the...

Sotiris A. Pagdadis, Ph.D., Joins PricewaterhouseCoopers as principal and leader of the firm’s Capital Projects & Infrastructure practice in New York

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) announced today that Sotiris A. Pagdadis, Ph.D., has joined the firm as a principal and leader of PwC's Capital Projects & Infrastructure (CP&I) practice in New York. Dr. Pagdadis will focus on assisting organizations to invest in infrastructure and capital...

Former Watchtower Building in Brooklyn Now Occupied by College Students

A residential building formerly owned by the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society (Jehovah’s Witnesses) in Brooklyn Heights is now fully occupied as a dorm.  A recent edition of nyunews.com, a web edition of WSN, New York University’s daily student newspaper, calls the new dorm The Livingston...

Startup climate change: Need for jobs, revenue sparks moves to back new sectors

  During the downturn, New York City has stepped up efforts to create a climate in which entrepreneurial companies like SyntheZyme can thrive, in order to help wean the local economy off its dependence on Wall Street. ...There have been some successes to date. For instance, the incubator 160...

Will Wright talks imagination stimulation at Skirball

Last night, NYU's Games for Learning Institute hosted a presentation by "The Sims" creator Wright, at the Skirball Center. ... Katherine Isbister, associate professor of digital media at NYU-Poly, is on the board of [Games for Learning Institute]. She has worked with Wright in creating art pieces...