A MetroFocus Special: Tech Campus NYC

December 22, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Image courtesy of Cornell University.
MetroFocus Special: Tech Campus NYC
When: Dec. 22 at 11 p.m., Dec. 24 at 7:30 a.m. on THIRTEEN; Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. on WLIW

Will New York City’s new tech campus leave Silicon Valley and Boston’s tech corridor in the dust?

Five months after Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a competition to build a revolutionary applied sciences and engineering campus, Cornell University and its partner, Israel’s Technion Institute of Technology, have won the prize. By 2018, they expect to have enrolled 3,300 graduate students in a glistening building on Roosevelt Island. Classes at an offsite location are already scheduled to begin in 2012.

MetroFocus looked at the story behind the winning bid in a new video special hosted by Rafael Pi Roman, with a contribution from Jane Pauley. Their interviews offer commentary on this project’s enormous local significance, with guests including Cornell University President David Skorton, The Technion Institute President Peretz Lavie, New York Academy of Sciences Director of Innovation Karin Ezbiansky Pavese and New York City Economic Development Corporation’s newly appointed and first Entrepreneur at Large, Steve Rosenbaum.

WATCH VIDEO:

Host Rafael Pi Roman talks to some of the key players behind the tech campus about what the new university will mean for New York City. This special includes Jane Pauley’s interview with the city’s first-ever Entrepreneur At Large, Steve Rosenbaum.