While the New York Film Academy prides itself on its programs in the arts and its creative student body, we are fully aware and supportive of the importance of the sciences. That’s why we’ve been branching out more than ever in a S.T.E.A.M. initiative that allows our degree students to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, in addition to the arts.
Recently, students from the New York Film Academy teamed with physicists from California State University, Northridge, to investigate the effects of global warming on the health of Southern California’s natural vegetation. Two weather balloons were launched from Tehachapi, California, reaching altitudes of approximately 90,000 feet. The balloons traveled a linear distance of 35 miles, eventually landing in the Mojave Desert. Through the launch, we were able to capture vast images of vegetation and measure temperature, pressure, humidity, and wind direction.
See for yourself how NYFA goes above and beyond in this fantastic piece put together by our NYFA Media Content Department.