The Polytechnic Institute of New York University is teaming up with Stony Brook University to launch a high-tech storm and weather institute. The new learning center named the New York State Resilience Institute for Storms & Emergencies will be partly housed at the Brooklyn campus for NYU-Poly and the Long island Campus for Stony Brook University.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the venture at an emergency preparedness conference in Albany.
The institute will use research and technology to help aid state and local agencies with first responders to prepare for weather emergencies and disasters. Faculty from NYU and Stony Brook will be directly involved in the process.
The latest venture is a part of NYU-Poly’s mission to grow technology in the city and around the globe. In September, more than 10,000 students gathered on the Brooklyn campus of NYU-Poly to participate in its Cyber Security Awareness Week competition.
Social media powerhouse Facebook, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Qualcomm and a host of other companies sponsored the hacking competition. The two-part program was designed to showcase the talent of up-and-coming IT professionals while studying issues that could potentially impact broadband security. The sponsorships helped fund the cost of student travel and expenses associated with the competition.