Applications Now Open for ‘Beta’ Class
Mayor Bloomberg and Cornell University today announced that applications for admission are being accepted for the “beta” class of computer science students at Cornell NYC Tech, the new world-class applied sciences campus in New York City. This first class of full-time students will begin in January 2013, pursuing a one-year Cornell Master of Engineering degree in computer science. Applications for the small and highly selective beta class are due on October 1, 2012. The program will be housed at the temporary campus location in Chelsea, in space donated by Google. In 2017, the campus will move to its permanent home on Roosevelt Island. Information about the program and the application procedure for prospective students is available online at http://tech.cornell.edu/.
“We’re calling this the ‘beta’ class because these students will help shape the future of this new educational institution. Candidates for the beta class must be future tech leaders, with not only the highest academic credentials but also strong entrepreneurial interests, leadership skills and a passion for community engagement.”—Dean Huttenlocher, Dean of the tech campus
Find out more details in the press release.