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Nov 16 2011

President Guiliano Encourages Student Innovation at NYIT

Old Westbury, N.Y. (November 16, 2011) – A competition that encouraged students to come up with innovative applications for a cutting-edge, wireless headset computer reflects the importance of partnerships with companies like Motorola Solutions, said NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D.

The collaboration on the headset known as the Golden-i proves the value of "real-world solutions for real-world problems," President Guiliano added as he welcomed technology leaders to a two-day conference at the NYIT de Seversky Mansion.

Developed by Motorola Solutions and Kopin Corporation, Golden-i gives workers the ability to multitask, communicate, and access information in the field. It promises to define a whole new category of wearable mobile communications technology with full voice, audio, content rich multimedia, and PC networking capabilities. Golden-i will increase efficiency and ensure worker safety on job sites globally in some of the most challenging industries: utilities, industrial construction, telecommunications, field service, maintenance and repair, military and public safety.

“Learning from the learners” is fitting for NYIT, said President Guiliano, who identified innovation as part of NYIT’s DNA. 

A multidisciplinary team of undergraduate and graduate students from NYIT’s New York campuses and NYIT-Nanjing had the opportunity to try out Golden-i before it comes to the market. They presented two projects at the conference, where they are competing to win $10,000 in prizes as well as recognition for the most innovative applications as part of the Golden-i®dea Competition and Partner Conference.

NYIT projects included connecting Golden-i to a drone to help workers explore unknown territories, as well as the integration of a two-dimensional bar code scanner to help workers easily navigate areas and identify items or people associated with a database. 

To learn about NYIT projects, visit NYIT Golden-Ideas

Read President Guiliano's welcoming remarks.

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


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