Polytechnic Institute of New York University
The New York University Tandon School of Engineering (formerly the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, the Polytechnic University, the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, and now widely known as NYU Tandon) is the official engineering school of New York University. Founded in 1854, is the nation’s second oldest private engineering school. It is presently a comprehensive school of education and research in engineering and applied sciences, rooted in a 159-year tradition of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
The NYU Tandon School of Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science degree in 15 disciplines, covering computer science, engineering, the physical sciences, mathematics, and liberal arts. A Master of Science is offered in 26 disciplinary specialties. A Doctor of Philosophy is offered in 9 disciplines. The heart of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering is its teaching and research faculty. There are more than 150 full-time faculty, in addition to adjunct faculty, teaching and research assistants, scientists and postdoctoral and special fellows. The NYU Tandon School of Engineering faculty is committed to providing the best possible educational environment to stimulate and develop the mind-set of inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs in the classroom and in the laboratory, through individual guided studies and projects, advising and strong one-on-one relationships with students. The faculty originates, organizes and approves all curricula taught at the School and also establishes academic standards for student performance.
The school operates four future labs for early-stage startups with a network of support services and programs, which are a key component of the school’s strategy of i2e (invention, innovation and entrepreneurship). The future labs - located on Varick Street in Manhattan, DUMBO, Sunset Park, and the Urban Future Lab (UFL) on its main campus at 15 MetroTech Center in Brooklyn - provide guidence, expertise, and resources to entrepreneurs, helping their ventures grow, while attracting talent and funding to the School. The UFL is the School’s hub for all cleantech related avtivities and houses ACRE, the Accelerator for a clean and Renewable Economy, and PowerBridgeNY, a cleantech proof-of-concept center. The incubators are a public-private-academic partnership where young entrepreneurs are nurtured by university partners with support from government and the private sector. They provide startups with administrative support in addition to access to talent, markets, capital, research and resources.
NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s campus is in the center of downtown Brooklyn, a vibrant residential and business community and cornerstone of the emerging “Brooklyn Tech Triangle”. The campus forms the nucleus of MetroTech Center, the largest urban university-corporate park in the United States. Developed in 1982, the 16-acre, USD 1-billion complex features a tree-lined commons and pedestrian walkways and is home to several technology-dependent companies that have fostered research and employment relationships with the Institute. Its academic buildings create an environment that facilitates faculty, student and staff interactions in laboratories, project space and study space, which together encourage invention, innovation and entrepreneurial activities both in and outside the classroom.
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