Pursuing Patents & Copyrighting Code (3/19, 5-7pm): An expert panel on what you need to know

How does your innovation become a patent?  Do you need to copyright your programming code? Learn from our panel of experts:

  • Michael Knox, Engineer in Residence in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and inventor on 13 U.S. patents
  • Anne Hassett, Executive Director of NYU Law’s Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy
  • Christopher Snyder, Business Development Manager for NYU’s Office of Industrial Liaison
  • April Hathcock, Scholarly Communications Librarian, lawyer, and expert on copyright and authors’ rights.
  • This event will also feature student moderator Richard Vo, President of Patent Pending. 

Please REGISTER to attend the event. Note: The NYU MakerSpace is located at 6 MetroTech Center in Brooklyn

Graduate Student Research Breakfast (02/21 from 9-11am) Dibner Library, Brooklyn

The Dibner Librarians invite you to join us for breakfast on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 9:00-11:00am in room LC 400 on the 4th floor of the Dibner Building at 5 MetroTech in Brooklyn.

Come have breakfast, discuss your projects with us, and take care of any research to-do list items. We’ll have subject specialist librarians as well as representatives from NYU Data Services who can help get you (re)oriented to our resources, get you started with citation management tools, and help you get the most out of our collections and services. This informal event is taking place from 9:00am – 11:00am. You can come and go as you like during that time.

All disciplines are welcome. Looking forward to seeing you there! Please REGISTER to attend.

Can’t join us for this Research Breakfast? Come to the next one at the Bobst Library in Manhattan on:

  • Thursday, March 8, 2018, 10:00am-12:00noon
  • 10th floor Graduate Student Exchange.
  • RSVP for March 8th

Dibner Library Patent Series: Tales of the Patent Experience

The Dibner Librarians invite you to join us in the Tandon MakerSpace for “Tales of the Patent Experience” on Monday, March 27th from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

This event will kick off our three-part patent workshop series and will feature a panel discussion from three perspectives of the patent process. Tandon professor Mike Knox will discuss his personal experience with patenting as an engineer. Chris Snyder, from the Office of Industrial Liaison, will discuss how his office can work with students to turn their inventions into a patents. Anne Hassett, director of NYU Law’s Engelberg Center of Innovation Law and Policy, will discuss patents from a legal perspective. The panel will be moderated by a student from our Patent Pending club.

Please make sure to register for this event.

Dibner Library Project Shhh! Finalist Presentations on March 1

Last semester, we introduced Project Shhh!, a Dibner Library design competition open to all NYU students. Students were asked to propose innovative solutions to reduce noise and delineate study spaces in Dibner Library. Project Shhh! teams have been researching and collecting data to support their design concepts since October 2016. 

Three finalists will be presenting their results on Wednesday, March 1st from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Tandon MakerSpace. Please join us for these presentations. 

Please RSVP to Mikolaj Wilk if you plan to attend. 

Light refreshments will be served.

Dibner Library: Project Shhh!


Project Shhh! is a design competition with the goal of creating a plan for the library to decrease noise and to delineate quiet from collaborative study spaces.  The winning team will be awarded $500 and second place will receive $250. 

Dibner Library is launching the Project Shhh! contest with a kick-off event in the Tandon MakerSpace on October 20th from 5:00 – 6:00 pm.