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Aug 27 2014

NYIT Architecture Professor Helps Illuminate Burning Man Festival

Aug 26 2014

PA Grads Attain High Pass Rate on National Exam

Aug 19 2014

NYIT Cybersecurity Conference 2014

Aug 18 2014

NYIT and Turkish Partner YTU Offer Dual Master’s Degrees

Aug 08 2014

Student-Doctors Begin NYIT Osteopathic Medical Education

Sep 04 2014

Women’s Soccer vs. New Haven

Sep 05 2014

Career Services Welcome Back Breakfast

Sep 05 2014

Career Services Welcome Breakfast

Sep 05 2014

Women’s Tennis vs. Daemen

Sep 05 2014

Men’s Soccer vs. Holy Family

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences News
May 15 2014

ASME Students Build Drone, Participate in Student Professional Development Conference

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) held its annual Student Professional Development Conference April 25-27 this year at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Several members of NYIT’s chapter of the organization were in attendance at the 3-day conference to showcase their research and compete against fellow students in the northeast, and network in an engineering career fair.

ASME members Derek Stack, Archie Yepes, Colin Vinson, and Nick Engel all sought to participate in this year’s Student Design Competition, which challenged young engineers to design a remote-controlled, heavy-lifting hovering aircraft that can pass through gates and drop a payload on a target. The competition was designed to simulate water-bucket drops on a forest fire. Unfortunately, due to two late equipment failures, NYIT’s ASME team was unable to compete at regionals, but thanks to their perseverance and hard work, their multi-rotor machine is already stronger and better than ever before, and ready to compete at the international exposition in the fall. The ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress Exposition is slated to take place November 11-20, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec.

NYIT’s student section of ASME has been developing their custom built, heavy-lift multi-rotor drone (pictured above) for several months now, and look forward to testing it on the playing field in November. They have built this machine thanks to the practice and research experience they were able to complete by working with three quadcopters that were donated to NYIT earlier this year.  The funds used to purchase the drones were given by SoECS alumnus Robert A Russo, who graduated from NYIT in 1969 with his B.S. in Aeronautical Technology.

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