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Oct 31 2011

NYIT Joins Long Island Alternative Energy Consortium

Old Westbury, N.Y.  (October 31, 2011) ─  NYIT has joined five other colleges and universities in an effort to enhance academic programs in energy studies.

The six institutions announced earlier this month that they have formed the Long Island Alternative Energy Consortium (LIAEC).  As part of the collaborative, undergraduate students will be able to earn a joint minor in energy and register for courses in renewable and alternative energy technology and development at any of the six consortium institutions:  NYIT, Farmingdale State College, SUNY Maritime College, Stony Brook University, Suffolk County Community College and SUNY Old Westbury. 
 
wind turbines “The LIAEC will draw on the expertise and research facilities of six  major institutions,” said Dr. Robert N. Amundsen, Director of the  M.S. in Energy Management program at NYIT.  “It will be a focal  point for innovation and education in  sustainable technologies.  Most importantly, it will prepare our students for careers at the fast-growing “green” companies which are creating the jobs of the future.”
 
 The consortium also will sponsor lectures and conferences on sustainable and alternative energy.  NYIT’s Energy Conference, scheduled for June 13, 2012, will be part of that effort.   The consortium is expected to assist students in  finding internships and jobs through partnerships with industry and job fairs.
 
Dr. Nada Marie Anid, Dean of NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, said the consortium will “invigorate the green sector” on Long Island by bringing together students and industry professionals.  Anid said the consortium also will identify funding sources in the energy arena and collaborate on grants.  The energy minor program is expected to begin in Spring 2012.
 
About NYIT
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in more than 90 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 more than 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, 89,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.
 
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