What happens when you bring together people of all races, ages, genders and geographies to tackle today’s social issues through technology? Every April, students, mentors and judges from all over the world gather at NYU Abu Dhabi with their laptops and ideas to do just that and to contribute to social good in the Arab world.
Cool roofs, a collaboration between the NGO Urbz and students from New York University’s Abu Dhabi campus, proposes to cover asbestos roofs with layers of easily available materials like tarpaulin, foam sheets, aluminium foil and transparent plastic sheet to create a sandwich roof – this will help bring down the temperature of the roof by at least by 8 to 9 degrees Celsius, and that of the dwelling below by 3 to 4 degrees Celsius.
NYU Abu Dhabi is marrying liberal arts with academic research to develop students capable of connecting a changing world, under the watchful guidance of its Vice Chancellor, Al Bloom.
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