After NYU Poly program, middle schoolers showcase their ‘smart cities’

NYU Poly students taught middle schoolers how to build cities smarter. Last week, their models were on display.

Aarti Patel, a precocious rising seventh-grader at MS 67 in Queens gestured to the Lego city laid out before her.

“It’s mostly powered by solar, but it’s backed up by hydro power,” she explained.

Patel was one of about 40 students from New York’s outer boroughs manning booths at the Science of Smart Cities Expo last week, an event that capped off a four-week summer program from the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering’s Center for K12 STEM Education.

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