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  • The case of Poly's incomplete mural

    The History of Science

    The History of Science Have you ever found yourself wondering what the story is behind the the incomplete mural located in our gymnasium? How did this curious work of art—half concealed by gym mats, half protected by plexiglass—come about? The mural, called the History of Science, was created by Abraham Joel Tobias, a well known New York artist. The expansive...

  • Film screening at Dibner Library

    Still from Bregman's 1970 film, Aspects of Symmetry

    Long before the i2e initiative, former physics professor, Judith Bregman, pushed the boundaries of art, science, and engineering. Her innovative physics films, produced in the late 1960s and early 1970s, feature early computer animation and avant-garde electronic music. Bregman's Swinging Quanta (1976) combines computer-generated equations and live action. The library recently...

  • Get your research in order: Citation management tools workshop

    citation tool workshop

    Spring is a great time for cleaning up—whether it's your closet or your research. You're on your own when it comes to sorting through your laundry, but if you need help organizing your research papers and cleaning up your citations, the library is here to help! Our final round of library workshops for this academic year is coming up April 15-18, and it will cover citation...

  • Learn from others' mistakes: Engineering case studies database

    bridge collapse

    “It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed lessons of failure.” –Bill Gates Why make mistakes when you can learn from others'? By studying engineering failures, engineers and students can learn what not to do and how to create successful designs.  NYU Libraries is now offering trial access to Engineering Case Studies Online—a...

  • Sisters in STEM are doin' it for themselves

    ieee women

    Women in Engineering is available via IEEE database Although the Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin sang their well known feminist anthem nearly 30 years ago, women still face challenges in the workplace—particularly in the fields of science, technology and engineering. The number of women in these fields remains low and invisible barriers make advancement in the field difficult...