Partnering with STEM Professionals

Janice Perez, an engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation in its Brooklyn, NY office talks about the partnership between NYU-Poly and NGC in the Science of Smart Cities program. NGC STEM professionals worked with NYU-Poly students to integrate its advanced wireless communication work for the City of New York into the SoSC curriculum.  As part of the program, middle school students spend a day at NGC with practicing engineers and technologists examining the real-world use of wireless technology in cities, learning how wireless networks are built and in workshops exploring creative applications that put the power of moving a lot of data around quickly to use in improving urban quality of life.