This July, NYU-ePoly was ranked fourth place as the Top Most Technologically Savvy Online Schools by onlineschoolscenter.com. The goal at Online Schools Center is to help students look for the latest, most useful information geared towards business professionals who prefer online education. Information and data used in rankings included web statistics, previous school rankings and data from the National Center for Education Statistics.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has extended the highly acclaimed NYU School of Engineering Cybersecurity Lectures, supporting the series with additional funding for another 4 lectures. The series provides a highly visible opportunity for noted experts in cybersecurity to uncover dangers and threats to the public. The first 4, offered over the last 2 years, attracted more than 1,000 attendees on the Brooklyn campus and in HD video streaming broadcasts. Internationally renowned experts will be invited to lead the next sessions, with accompanying expert panels, on internet trust, cyber risk, women in cybersecurity, and surveillance and censorship in cyberspace. (For details, see engineering.nyu.edu/sloanseries/)
The Facebook Security team is offering scholarships to 5 students to attend the annual DEFCON Security Conference in Las Vegas (Thursday, August 7th – Sunday, August 10th). This should be a good opportunity to network, collaborate, and explore the latest technologies and strategies with the industry leaders. Please find more information about how to apply in the invitation letter below. Note that the application deadline is Sunday, July 27th, 2014. Good luck to those who are going to apply!
For the second year in a row, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering was placed on the U.S. News & World Report honor roll. Ranked No. 12 of the 2014 Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs, NYU-ePoly, the school’s online unit, is one of nearly 1,000 surveyed and analyzed. Only regionally accredited schools that meet federal standards for entirely online delivery are evaluated.
The online program gives professionals 24/7 access to an award-winning online platform, with virtual courses available in cybersecurity and, electrical, computer, industrial, manufacturing and systems engineering.
Last fall, NYU-ePoly launched its new online Organizational Behavior master’s degree program, powered by Live Virtual Learning (LVL), an HD video streaming system equipped with a two-way conference line to encourage interaction with remote learners. In a special arrangement this summer, NYU-ePoly will deliver its first-ever online Management of Technology master’s degree program exclusively to IBM employees worldwide.
A notable strength of NYU Engineering’s online program is its high-profile industry faculty. Variously known as “industry professors” or “white-hat hackers,” these all-star instructors hail from such top high-tech firms and agencies as Twitter, McAfee and Homeland Security. Included are instructors from Goldman Sachs, General Motors and Jet Blue, among other Fortune 500 companies. They bring in-the-trenches knowledge not often found in academic settings. Some are so sought after that eager graduate students close out their classes within minutes.