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A look at how City Tech is getting its students immersed in Brooklyn tech

At first glance, the scene at BRIC resembled a science fair for adults.

Students from Downtown Brooklyn’s New York City College of Technology, known as City Tech, stood at tables draped in black, presenting their summer projects on their laptops, with their resumes and business cards at the ready.

“This was my first time experiencing 3D printing,” said Bruno Melofiro, who has three semesters left at City Tech.

This summer, he interned at Alexapath, a Dumbo-based “Skype for microscopes” that enables slides to be viewed remotely by smartphone. (We met Alexapath’s founder, Lou Auguste, last year at NYU Engineering’s Research Expo.) Melofiro’s work involved developing prototypes of accessories the company plans to sell, including an adaptor to mount the phone onto the microscope, which he gamely demoed for passersby.

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