2011 'State of the Borough' Address Spotlights Capstone Program
The Capstone Program at NYU Wagner came in for high praise in the State of the Borough address delivered February 24, 2011, by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.
"In October," he stated, "New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service chose the Kingsbridge Armory for a study through its highly competitive Capstone Program. The Capstone Program is very well-respected, so much so that multiple city agencies have used its services to design and plan major projects. For several months, Capstone has been providing our task force with valuable support as we move forward on developing a new plan for the Armory.
"The report of this task force must be the cornerstone of a new RFP, and I invite the Mayor to join with me to responsibly develop the K ingsbridge Armory. Responsible development means that whatever plan we choose has a direct positive impact on all citizens...." said Diaz.
The Capstone Program is learning in action. Part of the core curriculum of the MPA and MUP programs at Wagner, it provides students with both a critical learning experience and an opportunity to perform a public service. Over the course of an academic year, students work in teams, either to address challenges and identify opportunities for a client organization or to conduct research on a pressing social question. Ultimately, Capstone contributes not only to the students' education, but also to the public good.
A Capstone Grows - and is Presented - in Brooklyn
A team of Wagner students that worked over the past year with the Borough President's Office of Brooklyn, N.Y., to reimagine the future of the Bedford-Union Armory delivered the final presentation of its Capstone project on April 25.
Borough President Marty Markowitz promptly proclaimed April 25, 2012 as the official "NYU Wagner School of Public Service Bedford-Union Armory Capstone Presentation Celebration Day" in Brooklyn, New York.
Quite a mouthful - and quite an honor!
The presentation went very well, and the Capstone team is soon to share the high-profile Capstone project with the American Planning Association (APA).
The 2012 Capstone Expo of NYU Wagner will be held Tuesday, May 8 at the NYU Kimmel Center for Univerity Life. Don’t miss it!