Scientific American Online Professional Learning Partnership Launched

In an innovative joint venture, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering’s partnership with Scientific American launched its first weeklong, non-credit, online professional course in March, “Cognition and the Aging Brain”. Students participated from the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. The second course, “Bioinformatics: How to Analyze the Human Genome,” was delivered from April 7th to the 11th, 2014.

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Upcoming in the 2014 schedule are the following courses:

  • “Mysteries of the Universe,” taught by Don Lincoln , Ph.D., experimental particle physics researcher and scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, June 16-20
  • “Disaster Management”, taught by Yuko Nakanshi, Ph.D., principal of Nakanishi Research and Consulting and chair and longstanding member of the Transportation Research Board Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Protection, July 21-25
  • “Cosmic Frontiers I”, taught by Pankaj Joshi, Ph.D., Senior Professor at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, August 18-22
  • “Cosmic Frontiers II”, taught by Pankaj Joshi, Ph.D., Senior Professor at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, September 22-26

These courses use active-learning techniques, and they incorporate multimedia, drag-and-drop quizzes, video, voiceover, peer-to-peer learning, and interactive tools—features now being introduced in the school’s online master’s courses.

For more information, as well as how to register for these upcoming courses, please visit http://www.scientificamerican.com/professional-learning/courses/