The hope is to build an ecosystem like Haifa’s, where industry and academics feed off each other.
The New York Times’ Education Life weekend section looks at the beta class and educational roll-out of Cornell NYC Tech so far, a new graduate program in applied sciences that is not your typical Master’s program:
“In Ithaca, you take a bunch of classes and then you have your one master’s project — you work on it alone,” said Mr. Kopp, who transferred from a master’s program at Cornell’s main campus. “It typically doesn’t have a business aspect to it, or you might be working on something that a professor is doing. This has a very different feel to it.”
Big cities, big data! Today, Mayor Bloomberg joined NYU President Sexton to announce partnerships between Center for Urban Science & Progress and Microsoft and Lutron Electronics and to inaugurate the new Brooklyn office. Find out more at NYU CUSP’s website.
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This morning, NYCEDC Executive Director Kyle Kimball hosted an industry panel on big data at Columbia University’s Institute for Data Science and Engineering. The panel featured Shawn Edwards, CTO of Bloomberg LP; Jennifer Tour Chayes, Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director of Microsoft Research New England and NYC; Justin Moore, Engineer at Facebook; and Ben Fried, Chief Information Officer at Google. Find out more.
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Let’s also make sure that a high school diploma puts our kids on a path to a good job. Right now, countries like Germany focus on graduating their high school students with the equivalent of a technical degree from one of our community colleges, so that they’re ready for a job. At schools like P-Tech in Brooklyn, a collaboration between New York Public Schools, the City University of New York, and IBM, students will graduate with a high school diploma and an associate degree in computers or engineering. We need to give every American student opportunities like this.
It’s worked in terms of developing ideas that we never would have thought of on our own. As policymakers, we have a good perspective on the needs that the city faces. We’re less effective in knowing what all the answers to those challenges are. The best way for us to determine the answers to those challenges is by asking the private sector.