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Oct 17 2013

NYIT Dean Inducted into “Most Influential Women in Business” Hall of Fame

Nada AnidOld Westbury, N.Y., October 17, 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 selected as a member of the 2013 class of Long Island’s Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business. The award recognizes the significant contributions of women professionals to the region’s economy and to the communities in which they do business. This year marks the third time that Dean Anid is receiving this honor from Long Island Business News; as such, she is being inducted into its Hall of Fame. She also was named one of Long Island’s Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business in 2010 and 2012.

Launched in 2000, the Top 50 program recognizes the Island’s top women professionals in business, education, government and the not-for-profit fields for their business acumen, mentoring and community involvement.

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 believes in bridging the gap between business and education. Embracing NYIT’s forward-thinking and applications-oriented mission, she is working on several strategic partnerships between the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences and the public and private sectors, including the creation of the School’s first Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC) and its three labs in the areas of IT & Cyber Security, Bio-engineering and Health, and Energy and Green Technologies.

“I am humbled to be recognized among so many distinguished women leaders in business, government, and the nonprofit sector on Long Island,” Anid said. “I am immensely 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 to educate them and prepare them to succeed in today’s global knowledge economy.”   

In 2010, Anid also received the Long Island Software and Technology Network (LISTnet) Diamond Award for 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 also is the first recipient of the Advocates for Science and Technology Award by the Science Museum of Long Island, and an active member of the Long Island Regional Council’s Education and Workforce Committee, the NY State STEM Education Collaborative, and the Intrepid Museum’s STEM Advisory Committee.

Dean Anid is a board member of several organizations including the Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition (GLICC), LISTnet, the Institute for Sustainability (IfS) of the American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Riverdale Conservancy, and the Environment and Public Health Network of Chinese Students and Scholars (ENCSS). Further, she 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.

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.

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 13,000 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 95,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.


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