Stanford may open NYC satellite campus

Helen Blau, a researcher at the university's School of Medicine, received the $949,608 grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. (AP)

February 18, 2011 9:06:22 AM PST
The Big Apple would like to add a slice of Silicon Valley to its academic menu.

The San Jose Mercury News is reporting New York City is inviting Stanford University to consider creating an engineering school there. Stanford's president announced the project on Thursday.

New York lacks a top-ranked science research and graduate school. It is third behind the Bay Area and Boston in its efforts to attract high tech firms.