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How Does NYU's Growth Benefit Brooklyn?


Academics, Economics, Community

NYU will make Brooklyn’s Tech Triangle a focal point for STEM education training, wireless research, game development, green tech, and more. Research funding will allow the best ideas for urban progress to find their footing in Brooklyn, the laboratory for and the beneficiary of our data-driven achievements.  

Situated together in Downtown Brooklyn, NYU’s technological initiatives will train students to develop their potential and help new businesses set down strong local roots.

  • The NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, ranked among the nation’s foremost engineering programs for salary potential and ROI, named the #2 non-HBCU school for minorities by Diverse Issues in Higher Education, and designated a Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review.
  • CUSP, the Center for Urban Science & Progress, a world leader in the burgeoning field of urban informatics.
  • The NYU business incubators, a lightning rod for the best ideas and brightest individuals in the tech world.
  • The NYU Media & Games Network (MAGNET), with research and teaching in both game design and digital media design to bridge the gap between technology and culture.

  • CUSP and the NYU School of Engineering will orient the world marketplace for urban informatics on Brooklyn—targeting an industry estimated to exceed $100 billion in the near term.
  • NYU’s incubators are a lightning rod for the best and brightest in the tech community. They give rise to successful new companies, and attract global attention with research developments and events like the World Science Festival and the Northside Start-Up Campus.
  • The NYC Economic Development Corporation estimates that CUSP alone may generate over $5.5 billion in overall economic impact over the next three decades—including 900 permanent jobs and 200 spinoff companies.
  • NYU Engineering incubator companies have raised over $60 million in new capital from venture and angel funds as well as other investors. More than 900 new jobs have been created by businesses that have come through NYU incubators.

  • The NYU School of Engineering’s Center for K12 STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) partners with 17 Central Brooklyn schools and approximately 40 teachers. It has mentored and educated more than 1,500 K-12 students through its GK-12 fellows program over the last five years.
  • NYU Engineering is the only New York City partner of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and a supporter of many local schools’ year-round robotics programs.
  • NYU Engineering offers a variety of programs to train high school teachers from the New York Metropolitan area, including Research Experience for Teachers programs funded by the National Science Foundation.
  • Currently, 190 NYU students provide 30,000 hours of tutoring a year in reading and math in 16 Brooklyn public schools through its America Reads/America Counts program.

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