Grant for Tech Skills | Macaulay Honors College

10/24/2018

College News

Macaulay Honors College Receives a $150,000 Grant

Funds Will Support New Media Lab Fellowships in the Tech Sector for Student Interns

Macaulay Honors College is pleased to announce a unique professional development partnership with the NYC Media Lab led by Justin Hendrix and NYU Tandon School of Engineering. The partnership will grant $150,000 over the course of three years to create fellowships and facilitate internships for Macaulay students at cutting edge technology firms.

The Macaulay students selected to become New Media Lab Fellows will have an unmatched opportunity to gain professional and technological experience at startups in New York City, and will also gain insight from larger, firmly-established tech giants. As team participants their work will include hands-on experience with augmented reality/virtual reality technology and media projects.

Just 10 talented students from the classes of 2020 and 2021 were selected to be New Media Lab Fellows from over 100 applications. In the fall of 2018, the Fellows will attend networking events, skill-building boot camps, and conferences. Then, in spring 2019, they will begin their internships with technology and media companies, at building 22 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

“This grant helps give our talented Macaulay students a chance to integrate with startup businesses as team members and provided them with valuable tech experience that will give them a professional advantage,” said Macaulay New Media Lab Director Robert Small. “AR/VR research and innovation is going to be driving the city’s economy in the coming years, so it’s fitting that Macaulay students are part of that creative force.”

Contact: Robert Small
Director, Macaulay New Media Lab
robert.small@mhc.cuny.edu