New York City will be the future home of a state-of-the-art engineering and applied sciences campus, if Mayor Michael Bloomberg gets his way.

In July, Bloomberg announced that the city issued a request for proposals to build the institution. Schools have until Oct. 28 to submit proposals.

Recent studies show that degrees in those fields lead to the highest paying jobs right out of school. That’s because, experts say, applied sciences are part of virtually everything in daily life — picking up our cell phones, sending a text, or searching for directions using an app.

“[Applied science] products that are produced impact everyone, from apps, new services in your hospital to new devices in your home,” said Lance Collins, dean of engineering at Cornell University.

 
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