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Feb 07 2013

NYIT Dean Honored as “Outstanding Advocate for Science & Technology"

Old Westbury, N.Y., (February 7, 2013)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 named an "Outstanding Advocate for Science & Technology" by the Science Museum of Long Island. Anid is being recognized in this first‐ever awards program to honor the top 25 individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to science and technology on Long Island.

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), and in K-12 education is an active proponent of encouraging girls to experience the thrill of discovery and design through STEM projects.  

“I am proud of the work we are doing at NYIT to educate future engineers and help strengthen the STEM pipeline as a whole – an effort that begins at the kindergarten level,” said Anid. “Advocating for science and technology is a collaborative undertaking between college faculty, school teachers, employers and parents. NYIT works tirelessly to provide high-quality education and experiential learning opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate engineering students, but also extends that to help instill a passion for STEM among K-12 students by working closely with the NYIT School of Education, and partners and friends from industry and government, to prepare the region’s future STEM workforce.” 

Anid was named one of the top 50 women in business on Long Island by Long Island Business News in 2010 and 2012. She also received the 2010 Long Island Software and Technology Network (LISTnet) Diamond Award for her significant contributions toward the advancement of women in technology on Long Island and her professional achievements in the technology field. She is an active member of the Long Island Regional Council’s Education and Workforce Committee and recently joined the New York State STEM Education Collaborative and the Intrepid Museum’s STEM Advisory Committee.

Dr. Anid is a board member of several organizations including the Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition (GLICC), LISTnet, the Institute for Sustainability of the American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Riverdale Conservancy, and the Environment and Public Health Network of Chinese Students and Scholars. She is 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), and the US Deans Engineering Council and its Public Policy Committee, among others. 

Dr. Anid earned her Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH-Stockholm). Prior to joining NYIT, she was chair and graduate program director of the Chemical Engineering Department at Manhattan College.

About the Science Museum of Long Island (SMLI)
Chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 1963, SMLI is a not‐for‐profit science activity center located on the Leeds Pond Preserve in Nassau County. The Science Museum offers enrichment workshops for children on weekdays and during school vacations. SMLI provides teachers and community leaders with field trips as well as programs that can be brought onsite to field locations. Activities at the Science Museum are typically preregistered hands‐on science workshops.

About NYIT
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and 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 14,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team.

Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is 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, more than 92,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit New York Institute of Technology at nyit.edu.



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