Lefer noted that the presentations may be the most difficult part of the course for some students accustomed to the more traditional testing in science, math and engineering curricula. This non-traditional approach acknowledges that good oral communication skills are essential to doing well in a competitive environment, he said.
"Our new Innovation and Technology Forum is a breakthrough in higher education, said Jerry M. Hultin, NYU-Poly president. "Our faculty is assuring that all of our new undergraduates see how creativity -- combined with a solid understanding of science and technology -- can meet and solve the world's challenges in the 21st century. It's a powerful statement about the power of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship, and I expect it will shape the direction of many of our students' careers after they graduate from NYU-Poly."
About Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Polytechnic Institute of New York University (formerly Polytechnic University), an affiliate of New York University, is New York's most comprehensive school of engineering, applied sciences, technology and research, and is rooted in Polytechnic's 155-year tradition of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship -- i-squared-e.
The institution, founded in 1854, is one of the nation's oldest private engineering schools. In addition to its main campus at MetroTech Center in downtown Brooklyn, it offers programs at sites throughout the region and around the globe. NYU-Poly has centers in Long Island, Manhattan and Westchester County; globally, it has programs in Israel, China and will be an integral part of NYU's campus in Abu Dhabi opening in autumn 2010.
For more information, visit www.poly.edu.
SOURCE Polytechnic Institute of New
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