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Professor Ergan Lays Foundation for Buildings that Will Respond to Human Emotions

Professor Ergan Lays Foundation for Buildings that Will Respond to Human Emotions

Someday buildings may sense how you feel and respond with subtle changes to lighting, color, and perhaps even structural features. Assistant Professor Semiha Ergan of the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering is laying the groundwork with a unique program that explores not only how people feel about architectural spaces, but how their bodies and minds respond to them.

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  • Zika Fix May be as Close as a Common Flower and a Pot of Boiling Water

    Zika Fix May be as Close as a Common Flower and a Pot of Boiling Water

    As half a million people head to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games, there’s more hovering over the city than the usual pollution—it’s the threat of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. As concern about the virus increases in the United States, researchers at NYU Tandon are experimenting with an altogether different solution to eliminate the Zika-carrying mosquito, one so clever and effective it could only have come from nature itself.

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  • STEMNow Kicks Off with Flair

    STEMNow Kicks Off with Flair

    Summer is in full swing, and NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s Center for K12 STEM Education is making sure New York City kids avoid the dreaded summer slump. Through a number of free programs, nearly 100 NYU Tandon faculty, students, and alumni are inspiring excitement about STEM education in students and teachers alike.

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