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Bronx Students Take Honors in #Verizon #STEM App Design Contest

Bronx Students Take Honors in #Verizon #STEM App Design Contest

Sixth graders from the  NY Bronx Academy of Promise have taken top honors in a national app design contest. The students created an app called Quest Math to help encourage students to improve their math skills using mythology. They were part of the winners of The Verizon Innovative App Challenge [Full Story…]

Two New NYC Schools Will Receive PTECH Education Plan

Two New NYC Schools Will Receive PTECH Education Plan

After being honored in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, the  Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Brooklyn will now be used as a model for two more NYC schools. The program starts with students in ninth grade and they stay for six years until they've earned an [Full Story…]

#NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress Director Wants to Create SimCity

#NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress Director Wants to Create SimCity

In the last few weeks, New York University's Center for Urban Science and Progress has been working to promote science in the city with its first project proposal to the National Science Foundation. The initiative is run by Steven Koonin, a Brooklyn native and former Department of Energy employee [Full Story…]

NY City Schools increase Focus on Technology

NY City Schools increase Focus on Technology

NY City Schools are putting more focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), with new ways to unlock children's potential. The program is at the center of Mayor Bloomberg's efforts to diversify the economy of NY City after the 2008 financial crash. It's also part of a nationwide [Full Story…]

#Verizon Announces #App Challenge At Tech-Inspired Bronx School

#Verizon Announces #App Challenge At Tech-Inspired Bronx School

The Verizon Foundation announced the Innovative App Challenge last week. The prize, sponsored by Technology Students Association and the Verizon Foundation, will award ten teams nationwide $10,000 in cash grants and training from MIT professors. Verizon made the announcement at Bronx Academy of [Full Story…]

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…]

#FathersDay – National GeekDad Day Event Taking Place Today at NY Hall of Science

#FathersDay - National GeekDad Day Event Taking Place Today at NY Hall of Science

For Father's Day today,  the NY Hall of Science in Queens is hosting National GeekDad Day. The event takes place in the inventor's workshop where participants can use old building materials and loose parts to design inventions.  This event is part of WIRED's National GeekDad Day celebration that [Full Story…]

The NY Applied Science School: Are NYIT and Manhattan College in the Mix?

The NY Applied Science School: Are NYIT and Manhattan College in the Mix?

by Lisha Arino As previously reported, 27 institutions from around the world this past summer have expressed interest in helping NY start a new school for applied sciences, which is part of Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to attract more tech firms to the area. But two local schools aren’t on that [Full Story…]

Radiolab Explores Science on Public Radio in an Unconventional Way

Radiolab Explores Science on Public Radio in an Unconventional Way

Radiolab, an unconventional science-themed NY-based public radio show, has developed a following of over one million listeners on the radio and 1.8 million podcast listeners since its inception in 2005.  The program has five-episode seasons, each of which are an hour and encourage listeners to stop [Full Story…]

Universities Express Interest in Setting Up Shop in NYC

Universities Express Interest in Setting Up Shop in NYC

Recently Mayor Bloomberg expressed his desire to have a notable university set up a science/engineering research campus in New York.  This week, Bloomberg announced the full list of 18 institutions from all over the world who have expressed interest in building such a campus. Some of the schools [Full Story…]

New York Google Offices Launch Science Fair

New York Google Offices Launch Science Fair

Google launched its Inaugural Science Fair at its Manhattan office this week.  The fair is open to students 13 to 18 years old from all over the world, as they are invited to submit projects to online Google accounts, with 60 semi-finalists having their projects posted for all to view. The final 15 [Full Story…]

TEDxBrooklyn To Take Place This Weekend

TEDxBrooklyn To Take Place This Weekend

A TEDxBrooklyn event will be taking place this weekend at the Pratt Institute on Saturday, November 13th. The event will focus on "how the passions of transformational individuals can launch a movement" and how technologies can further said movements. Speakers will include some of New York's finest [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 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…]

Silicon Valley Gives NYC-based Tesla New Fame

Silicon Valley Gives NYC-based Tesla New Fame

Though scientist Nikola Tesla may be all the rage in Silicon Valley with companies naming new products after him, he was based and worked in NYC and is memorialized by Nikola Tesla Corner at Bryant Park, near the site of his lab building. Wall Street Journal [Full Story…]