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May 17 2012

NYIT Dean Honored Again as One of the “Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business”

Old Westbury, N.Y. (May 17, 2012)Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., the first female dean of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT’s) School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, has been recoNada Anid gnized by Long Island Business News as one of the top 50 most influential women in business on the Island. She also was honored with this award in 2010. 

At NYIT, Anid oversees 77 engineering and computing sciences faculty members and approximately 1,700 graduate and undergraduate students at campuses located in Manhattan and Old Westbury, the Middle East, and China. She is an advocate for women pursuing education and career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) as evidenced in the recent NYIT High School Showcase encouraging girls to experience the thrill of discovery and design through STEM projects.  

Anid also strongly believes in bridging the gap between business and education, and is leading NYIT’s first Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC) to facilitate industry-academe partnerships in three critical growth areas: Bioengineering and Health Analytics; IT and Cyber Security, and Energy and Clean Technologies.   

“It is once more a great honor to be recognized among so many distinguished women leaders in business, government, and the nonprofit sector on Long Island,” Anid said.  “I am proud of the work we are doing at NYIT to promote innovation, and transform our campuses into “idea centers” where faculty work closely with students and equip them with the skills needed to either join the workforce or create their own business.”  

In 2010, Anid also received the Long Island Software and Technology Network (LISTnet) Diamond Award in recognition of her significant contributions toward the advancement of women in technology on Long Island as well as for her professional achievements in the technology field. She is a Board member of several organizations including the Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition (GLICC), LISTnet, and the Institute for Sustainability (IfS) of the American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE). She is also a Program Evaluator for the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), and holds leadership positions in AIChE, the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), the Engineering Deans Council of the ASEE and its Public Policy Committee, among others.  She recently joined the Workforce and Education Committee of the Long Island Regional Council and the Long Island STEM Hub.

Anid’s own research is in the fields of alternative energy, sustainability, biotechnology, water quality, and engineering education. She has contributed to NYIT’s global commitment to sustainability, and has travelled extensively to share her research and insights with others.

Prior to joining NYIT in March 2009, Anid was the chair and graduate program director of the Chemical Engineering Department at Manhattan College in New York. She holds a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

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