World Science Festival’s Innovation Square — So Cool!

Innovation Square, an event held as part of the 2012 World Science Festival in New York City on June 2nd, gave science and tech enthusiasts a chance to look at some of the next generation innovations happening around the world. MetroTech Center is home to the NYU Polytechnic-Institute, as well as other businesses, so it was not surprising to see many NYU-Poly professors and research teams participating in Saturday’s event.

“No other place in Brooklyn better embodies the spirit of innovation than NYU-Poly, where technologies that make life easier, safer and certainly more fun are becoming real every day,” said Jerry Hutlin, NYU-Poly President, in a press release.

Participants included Brooklyn’s own Genspace, a non-profit organization that promotes and provides education in biotechnology and molecular biology across all ages. Curious audience members were invited to create bacteria paintings and take a tour of the Genspace labs on Flatbush Avenue, a few blocks away from MetroTech Center.