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CUNY Chancellor Calls For National #STEM Education Policies

CUNY Chancellor Calls For National #STEM Education Policies

In an op-ed for the New York Daily News, CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein wrote that the lack of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education is a national security problem. The need for a STEM-related workforce is growing, but few interested young students go on to earn [Full Story…]

Denver Ad-Tech Firm TruEffect Opens NY Engineering Office

Denver Ad-Tech Firm TruEffect Opens NY Engineering Office

Digital ad firm TruEffect has opened an engineering lab in Midtown. Despite the heavy competition in NY for data scientists, CEO Ron Hill told Crain's New York Business that the Colorado-based company was drawn to the city by resources offered through Wall Street investors. TruEffect is currently [Full Story…]

Can CornellNYC and NYU PolyTech Fill Need for NY Engineers?

Can CornellNYC and NYU PolyTech Fill Need for NY Engineers?

Last week's announcement by Google to house students of CornellNYC Tech earned a positive reaction from the city. According to Crain's New York Business, this reaction is an indicator for how much demand for engineers  exsists in NY. The lack of available techie skill has been deterring [Full Story…]

Cornell’s CIS Dean Explains Future of NY Tech Campus

Cornell's CIS Dean Explains Future of NY Tech Campus

Daniel Huttenlocher, the Dean of Faculty of Computing and Information Science at Cornell Unversity, recently explained to TechCrunch the details of the tech ecosystem ahead for NY with the future building of its new applied science campus on Roosevelt Field.  Joining with the Technion-Israel [Full Story…]

NY’s Tech Scene is the Anti-Suburb Tech Sprawl, Says Florida

NY's Tech Scene is the Anti-Suburb Tech Sprawl, Says Florida

In a recent article by Richard Florida in The Atlantic Cities,  Florida addresses some of the recent positive developments in the NY tech sector, namely pointing to the fact that the city: is now home to 400 star ups  the Bloomberg administration's project to build an applied science and [Full Story…]

Can NY Really Become a Major Tech Center?

Can NY Really Become a Major Tech Center?

With the Bloomberg administration's hopes in expanding the tech sector by building an applied sciences and engineering campus in NY, a recent article in The New York Times brings the question whether Silicon Alley can really compete with Silicon Valley.  According to the article, while the city [Full Story…]

Gov. Cuomo Will Make Tech Campus a Top Priority Project

Gov. Cuomo Will Make Tech Campus a Top Priority Project

The bid to put a new applied science campus in NY spearheaded has become a priority project for the city's Regional Economic Development Council, an initiative led by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The council works to spark economic growth in NY and hopes to accelerate the review and approval process by [Full Story…]

Google Backs Stanford in NY Tech Campus Bid

Google Backs Stanford in NY Tech Campus Bid

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are rooting for Stanford University in its bid to build a major engineering and applied science campus on Roosevelt Island. The two Stanford alums believe the university stands out and plays a major part in the tech industry as it spawned companies such as [Full Story…]

Local I.E.E.E. Chapters Meet in Union Square, Discuss NY Infrastructure

Local I.E.E.E. Chapters Meet in Union Square, Discuss NY Infrastructure

Once a month, the local chapters of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (I.E.E.E.) meet on the 19th floor of Consolidated Edison's headquarters in Union Square to discuss the engineering infrastructure of NY.  The I.E.E.E. is the largest technical society in the world.  Topics [Full Story…]

NY Schools Pushing Tech Programs

NY Schools Pushing Tech Programs

In a push to increase New York's importance as a tech haven that parallels that of Mayor Bloomberg's, NY schools are investing billions of dollars into engineering and applied science programs. According to Crain's New York Business the recent focus on entrepreneurship has inspired schools to "move [Full Story…]

Bloomberg Tilting Towards Stanford for NY Tech Campus?

Bloomberg Tilting Towards Stanford for NY Tech Campus?

Mayor Bloomberg has been in search for an university to build an applied science campus in New York and it may very well be the Palo Alto institution Stanford University. Eighteen school submitted proposals by the March 15 deadline and the response has been encouraging, according to the Mayor's [Full Story…]

Columbia To Teach Journalism to Programmers

Columbia To Teach Journalism to Programmers

PBS's MediaShift took a look at Columbia University's Master of Science Program in Computer Science and Journalism, which is expected to kick off in 2011 with 15 students. The Masters program takes people with programming or engineering degrees and teaches them  journalism, so that [Full Story…]

David Looks for Data About the Size of NYC’s Tech Industry

David Looks for Data About the Size of NYC's Tech Industry

In his blog on Crain's New York Business, Greg David wrote this week about how three tech companies from NYC were named to the World Economic Forum - Foursquare, Knewton and Second Market.  Though this was a great achievement and indicative of the tech growth in the city, after much [Full Story…]

NYC Lags Behind Silicon Valley for Tech Startups

NYC Lags Behind Silicon Valley for Tech Startups

For all the talk of NYC becoming the next tech mecca, the city still lags behind Silicon Valley, in terms of a culture of engineering entrepreneurialism that has permeated the San Francisco Bay area for decades, an article in The Deal said. This may be changing, since with "Wall Street [Full Story…]

NYC Start-ups Have Trouble Finding Loans, Engineers

NYC Start-ups Have Trouble Finding Loans, Engineers

While New York might be a great place for start-ups, new companies tend to have difficulty in two areas: finding strong candidates in math,science and engineering and finding loans at decent interest rates, according to a survey the city's Economic Development Corp that looked at entrepreneurial [Full Story…]