Create a Better NYU Hackathon en-us Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:26:12 EDT Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:26:12 EDT 5 Innovation at the NYU Poly Prototyping Fund Showcase NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering (SoE) Prototyping Fund Showcase is a collaborative program offered by the Greenhouse at NYU Polytechnic SoE (sponsored by a VentureWell grant) and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute. It's one of an increasing number of innovation showcases occurring across the University. Each semester, ten teams of students receive up to $500 to build a hardware or software prototype. Teams present their projects at the showcase and discuss what they learned through building and testing the prototypes, as well as what they plan to do next in the development process. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:30:00 EDT Connecting a Student's Academic Career with Learning Portfolio As part of an ongoing effort to provide a more manageable, consistent experience for NYU students and faculty around the world, the University has recently launched an initiative called Global Arch. The effort currently includes three projects aimed at supporting student and faculty activities across the University's many campuses. Among these projects is the Learning Portfolio, a service that will help students store and access their academic materials. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT Upgrading a Historical Building in Prague NYU's global network is made up of academic centers across different cities with very different structures that were built in different years—some even in different centuries. Bringing state-of-the-art technology to these buildings can be a challenging prospect. The projects often have to use creative problem solving to be able to install modern technology in very old structures, as they recently did at NYU's Academic Center in Prague, Czech Republic. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:30:00 EDT Augmented Reality Links Real and Virtual Worlds Imagine watching a televised football game and seeing the first down line marking the field. This virtual object that appears on the playing surface (sports scores during a TV match is another example) is, in fact, augmented reality in action. But the use of augmented reality (also known as AR) isn't just limited to the world of sports. Augmented reality is used every day to insert digital and virtual information into your real-world environment. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:00:00 EDT NYU Web Publishing Launches Learn how to navigate the digital realm of publishing and blogging with NYU’s web publishing service available to faculty, students and staff. Simply put, the service is designed to foster creativity and collaboration, enabling individuals to create dynamic content for the web in a secure environment. The Web Publishing initiative began in year 2013 with the stated goal of identifying a platform for blogging and easy website creation. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:35:00 EDT