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.”
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.
NYC Tech Talent Draft at Cornell: Wednesday, January 30
Are you an ambitious technical student interested in getting a firsthand glimpse of New York City’s booming startup scene? How about landing the job of your dreams at a growing tech company? Or winning a $50 iTunes gift card?
On January 30, immediately after the Cornell Startup Career Fair, you’re invited to join the NYC Tech Talent Draft. Our panel of founders, CEOs, and CTOs from some of the City’s coolest startups will:
- Speak candidly about their entrepreneurial experiences
- Discuss the technologies they use to solve tough, interesting technical problems
- Describe a “day in the life” at their NYC startups
After the panel, you’ll have time to mingle with panelists and representatives, discuss compelling job opportunities, and learn more about living and working in New York City.
In addition to a $50 iTunes gift card, one student will win a Seelio Promotion Package. Many top tech companies—startups and big players alike—use Seelio to recruit talent like you. If you win, the experts at Seelio will provide personalized guidance in creating “the perfect profile” and feature you in their newsletter and website.
And did we mention free food and drinks for everyone?
EVENT DETAILS: January 30, 2013
- Panel: 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Phillips Hall, Rm 101
- Networking: 7:30 – 8:30 pm | Duffield Hall Atrium
First day of classes at Cornell Tech, via The New York Times:
Cornell NYC Tech, a new graduate school focusing on applied science, is a bold experiment on many fronts: a major expansion for an august upstate school, a high-impact real estate venture for Roosevelt Island, an innovative collaboration with a foreign university, a new realm of influence for City Hall. But the most striking departure of all may be the relationship it sets forth between university and industry, one in which commerce and education are not just compatible, they are also all but indistinguishable. In this new framework, Cornell NYC Tech is not just a school, it is an “educational start-up,” students are “deliverables” and companies seeking access to those students or their professors can choose from a “suite of products” by which to get it.
Photo credit: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times
Google, for one, is fully devoted to promoting STEM through many company initiatives, not the least of which is our support of the Cornell NYC Tech engineering school. We’re proud to be providing them with space in our building in Chelsea while their permanent home is being built on Roosevelt Island. The school is a place to cultivate a new generation of innovators, thinkers, doers — right here in New York.
Things we used to think were magic we now take for granted: the ability to get a map instantly, from our pockets; to work on a project with people a half a world away, at any time; to watch creative video content from anywhere on Earth, for free, or even to broadcast your own creation to the entire world. Maybe we couldn’t imagine these things five years ago. But, the point is, someone did.
This fall, more than 30 of New York City’s hottest startups swarmed the college campuses of Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, MIT, Penn and Princeton as part of the NYC Tech Talent Draft. Their mission? To provide over 450 computer science and engineering students with an inside peek into NYC’s exciting tech startup careers through on-campus information panels and networking events. Read our recap of this season’s recruiting and see what’s in store for next year.
Photo credit: Virginia Maloney/NYCEDC
We think the next generation of technology will happen in places like New York, dense urban environments, where technology can be brought to bear to solve the problems of everyday people.