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Mar 24 2010

NYIT Hosts Presentation by Jim Smith

Distinguished Leader in Energy and Technology

Old Westbury, N.Y. (March 24, 2010) – New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) will host a presentation by Jim Smith, assistant vice president for economic development and head of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) at Stony Brook University, on Monday, April 19, 2010, at NYIT’s Old Westbury campus.

Smith’s presentation, The Smart Grid: A Power and Communications Revolution, will be given to members of the Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), including NYIT faculty, students, and alumni. With extensive experience in the global industrial, semiconductor, energy, military, and aerospace markets, Smith will provide his insights, and discuss present and future trends in energy and technology. He has held several senior executive positions in advanced technology development and manufacturing, and has presented at many international technical and business conferences.

NYIT is affiliated with the AERTC partnership, which includes academic institutions, research institutions, energy providers, and industrial corporations. NYIT’s involvement with AERTC supports the organization with energy research, education, and technology with a focus on efficiency, conservation, and renewable energy.

“NYIT is committed to its role as an innovator in energy research and technology,” said Robert N. Amundsen, Ph.D., director of energy management at NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. “Our partnership with the AERTC allows us to collaborate with highly distinguished leaders in this field, including Jim Smith.”

Since the 1970s, NYIT has been a leading contributor to alternative energy research, innovative technology, and green initiatives. Its upcoming “Think Green” global conference will take place in Nanjing, China on April 7-9, 2010.

Jim Smith’s presentation is open to the public and free of charge. It will be held on Monday, April 19, 2010 at 7 p.m., in the Harry J. Schure Hall Auditorium at NYIT’s Old Westbury campus.

About NYIT
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in more than 90 fields of study, including architecture and interior design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has more than 15,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. For more than 50 years, NYIT has been guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, 81,500 students have graduated from NYIT. For more information, visit www.nyit.edu.

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