The Polytechnic Institute of NYU (NYU-Poly), the United States' second oldest private institute of technology, founded in 1854, has its main campus in Downtown's MetroTech Center, a commercial, civic and educational redevelopment project of which it was a key sponsor. NYU-Poly is one of the 18 schools and colleges that comprise New York University (NYU). NYU-Poly is considered one of the best engineering schools in the world.Forbes.com regularly ranks NYU-Poly among the top 10 in its list of “Top Colleges for Getting Rich”. NYU-Poly is regularly ranked among the top 8 in the nation for alumni with the highest mid-career salaries by CNNMoney.com In 2012, NYU-Poly was ranked #21 by graduate engineering enrollment in the United States according to the American Society for Engineering Education. As of 2013, NYU-Poly ranks #19 by graduate engineering enrollment in the United States according to U.S. News & World Report. The Institute counts 5 Nobel Prize winners (2 Nobel Prize in Physics, 2 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1 Nobel Prize in Chemistry), 3 Putnam Mathematical Competition winners, 2 Wolf Prize in Physics winners, (1 Russ Prize, 3 Gordon Prize, 1 Draper Prize)(also known as Nobel Prizes of Engineering) winners, 2 Turing Award (also known as Nobel Prize of Nobel Prize of computing) winners, 2 W. Wallace McDowell Award (also known as Nobel Prize of Information Technology and Computer Engineering) winners, several National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees, several Congressional Gold Medal winners, 1 List of prolific inventors inductee, multiple Technology & Engineering Emmy Award winners, 3 Israel Prize winners and many Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Awards winners (including 2 IEEE Edison Medal winners and 1 IEEE Medal of Honor winner). Current and former presidents of major professional societies, including the American Physical Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (NYU-Poly is a founding member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers), American Chemical Society, American Society of Civil Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), are alumni. Including Peter Staeker (current Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) president-elect.), Andrew Herrmann (current president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).), Joel Snyder (IEEE President 2001), Eli Pearce (President, American Chemical Society),Francesco DeMaria (He is a lifetime member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and served as its vice chairman in 1972 and a member of the American Chemical Society and served as its division secretary from 1968-1969.), Arthur Bienenstock (president of American Physical Society), Samuel Sheldon(the second president of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers.). More than 2,000 CEOs and leaders at large corporations are NYU-Poly alumni. The financial engineering program was the second program of its kind and the first curriculum to be certified by the International Association of Financial Engineers. NYU-Poly was one of the first universities to introduce a cyber security program, and is designated as both a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and a Center of Academic Excellence in Research by the National Security Agency. Polytechnic is the first school in New York City to receive the designation Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the U.S. National Security Agency. The first polymer science and polymer engineering programs in the U.S. began at NYU-Poly. Polytechnic people include Ernst Weber (first president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and one of the founders of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE)),Herman Francis Mark (Father of Modern Polymer Science), Buddy Ratner (one of the founding fathers of modern bioengineering),Elmer L. Gaden (father of Biomedical Engineering),Samuel L. Greitzer (founding chairman of the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad), and George Bugliarello (founding fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering). NYU-Poly is one of the ten schools of NYU that is part of the NYU Entrepreneurs Network (NYUEN).
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