Indonesia-based business leader Harvey Goldstein attended the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, now the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, where he received the Outstanding Electrical Engineering Alumnus Award in 1993. After graduating with his bachelor’s degree from the university, Harvey Goldstein moved to the Southeast Asian region, where he eventually founded PT Harvest International Indonesia, a firm that has directed billions of dollars in investments and venture capital to Indonesia and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.
One of the oldest, most important engineering schools in the United States, the NYU Tandon School of Engineering formed when the Polytechnic Institute merged with New York University’s engineering school. Since its inception in 1854, the school has been home to numerous prominent alumni, including Francis Crick and several additional Nobel Prize winners.
Born in Northampton, England, in 1916, Francis Crick earned a bachelor’s degree in physics at University College, London. Although World War II interrupted his studies, he returned to academia; after earning his PhD at Cambridge University, Francis Crick moved to the United States to conduct research at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute (now the NYU Tandon School of Engineering). During this time, he was working on innovative research into the structure of DNA with several other scientists, including James Watson.
In 1953, Watson and Crick formally proposed the double-helix structure of DNA, a groundbreaking hypothesis that eventually led to the duo receiving the Nobel Prize. Over the next several decades, Crick would continue his groundbreaking research in biochemistry and receive numerous honors for his work. He died in 2004.