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Apr 16 2014

NYIT Celebrates M.B.A. Graduation at JUFE

Apr 10 2014

NYIT Anatomy Professors Awarded NSF Grant for Evolutionary Studies

Apr 04 2014

NYIT Expert to Lecture on Nation’s Physician Shortage and Poverty

Apr 03 2014

NSF Grant Supports NYIT’s “Clean Water Matters” Workshop in China

Apr 03 2014

NYIT and Peking University Address the Water-Energy Nexus in China

Apr 17 2014

U.S. China Ecopartnership Conference: The Water-Energy Nexus, Sustainability and Global Challenges

Apr 17 2014

Michael Maiese, AIA

Apr 18 2014

Student Programming Association Presents Les Once on Broadway

Apr 21 2014

“Year of Turkey 2014” Webinar: Video-Conferencing Using Zoom

Apr 21 2014

Internship Certificate Program - Orientation II


School of Architecture & Design News
Mar 01 2011

NYIT Students From the School of Architecture and Design Travel to the Dominican Republic

 
Students from the School of Architecture and Design traveled this January to the Dominican Republic to research site information for a school design with the Hostos Dream Project, Inc.  NYIT students have been working with the charitable organization to develop plans for a modular school made from shipping containers. Their model school design promotes self-sustainability by using recycled materials in construction, harvesting solar energy for daily needs, and teaching farming to nourish the pupils. 
 
 
The student team spent three days in Higuey visiting existing schools and promoting the project through local talk shows and press conferences. Students also spent time gathering information about the site donated by the town, recording soil and weather conditions, and studying the culture of the city. The project, and the student visit particularly, was well received by the public and the local government who have long awaited an answer to improving schools in their underserved communities.  
 
The trip was led by Professor Michele Bertomen. She was accompanied by her husband David Boyle and students; Giovanni Avanzi, Tony Grullon, Arianna Armelli, Benjamin Costabile, Brian Kerbeykian, Brian Strydom, Dyana Berthaud, Eunjee Park, John Min, Lena Savigne, Mahesh Rana, Mubashar Dastgir, Leisdania Reynoso, Stephanie Susanto, Wagdy Moussa, and Maureen Tua.  Information about the team and their progress can be found by visiting http://www.facebook.com/hostosdreamproject .

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