Science & Technology

Greenhouse Labs Spur Student Learning on Manhattan Rooftops

At P.S. 333 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, students are studying science in their very own rooftop greenhouse -- one of 12 built as part of an initiative to put 100 greenhouse labs in New York City schools by 2020.

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More than music and film, this year the fest incorporates a days-long session on the new entrepreneurial economy.VIDEO
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Students want to work on things that matter to them and matter in the real world. Social media is one of the most effective ways to connect students’ work to the world.
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The spectacular United Palace Theater hosts a multimedia performance with the music of Philip Glass and the story of a boy who challenges the power of a black hole. VIDEO
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A panel of educators and city leaders discussed technological innovation and what it will mean for the city's economic future.
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Two of the CTE schools set to open this fall are the Academy for Software Engineering and the Union Square Academy for Health Sciences.
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The sold-out event was an opportunity to see what student hackers had produced in 24 hours, learn about new resources for those starting their careers, as well as see six demos of new companies or products. VIDEO
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After 16 years, the Webby's still recognize functionality and creativity above technological advances. MetroFocus takes a look at four winners in the Big Apple.VIDEO
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Sarah Berson  |  May 2, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A training school and an online marketplace for handmade goods seeks to add diversity to computer engineering and design.
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A view of One World Trade Center rising comes courtesy of a tech company with international reach, based seven miles away in Hackensack, NJ.VIDEO
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