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Mar 07 2012

Stay With It Facebook Event Planned for Engineering Students

Engineering students

Old Westbury and New York, N.Y.  (March 7, 2012) – NYIT engineering students will join their counterparts across the country in a social media campaign and national pep rally next week as part of a campaign to encourage students to stay with their academic programs and continue their pursuit of engineering degrees.

As part of the Stay With It campaign on March 14, engineering students in Old Westbury and Manhattan will gather from 1 pm to 3 pm for networking and project showcases.  From 3 pm - 4 pm, they will participate in a live Facebook webcast featuring panel discussions with corporate leaders and successful engineers. Television personality Montel Williams, an engineer, will host the webcast.  Panelists who will share personal stories include Paul Otellini, President & CEO of Intel Corporation, executives from Facebook, Google, and Comcast, and Charles Bolden, former astronaut and NASA Administrator. National organizers of the event plan to present a special message from President Barack Obama. 

The Old Westbury event will be held in the Harry Schure Hall auditorium (Room 130) while Manhattan students will meet in room 701 at 1855 Broadway.   The event also includes free food and raffles.
 
NYIT’s participation in the event grew out of Dean Nada M. Anid’s attendance at a recent White House reception on engineering education,hosted by the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.  The event celebrated engineering deans for their excellence and commitment to educate more engineers. The Stay With It campaign seeks to encourage 10,000 additional engineering graduates in the United States each year to boost competitiveness and innovation.
 
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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, 89,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.
 
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