This is the second of four installments of an interview with University President John Hennessy; this one focuses on Stanford’s failed attempt in 2011 to win New York City’s competition for an applied sciences and engineering campus. Cornell University won the competition and will build a campus on Roosevelt Island.
In spite of Stanford’s decision to withdraw its application from the competition to build an applied science campus in New York City, the University’s partnership with the City College of New York (CCNY) will “absolutely continue,” according to a recent University press release, which also stated the two schools would be “moving forward with a joint development of an undergraduate curriculum in entrepreneurship.”
Administrators responded to questions about the University’s Dec. 16 withdrawal of StanfordNYC, its $2.5 billion proposal to build a graduate school of applied sciences and engineering in New York City, in a press release published on Tues., Dec. 27.
A Stanford contingent, including President John Hennessy, traveled to New York City late last week to interview with NYC officials regarding Stanford’s bid for Applied Sciences NYC. Stanford spokeswoman Lisa Lapin confirmed the trip, but declined to comment further due to the City’s request that participants not discuss their proposals or the process until a winner is selected.
President Barack Obama named the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program (SMYSP) a recipient of the 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in the category of Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring Tuesday, according to a press release.
Stanford University submitted its proposal today to build a $2.5 billion, 1.9 million square-foot graduate school of applied sciences and engineering in New York City. If the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) selects Stanford’s proposal, the city will grant the University land on Roosevelt Island and $100 million to develop its campus over the next 30 years.