Brooklyn’s NYU Poly receives $100 million, changes name to ‘NYU Tandon School of Engineering’
160-year-old Polytechnic name is no more
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering in Downtown Brooklyn has changed its name to NYU Tandon School of Engineering after receiving a $100 million donation from Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon, the university announced on Monday.
The gift will support faculty hiring and academic programs at the engineering school historically known as Polytechnic University, NYU said.
The donors have challenged the school to raise an additional, separate $50 million, which will be focused on scholarship aid.
President John Sexton and Katepalli R. Sreenivasan, dean of the School of Engineering, made the announcement.