News and Events

Jan 20 2015

NYIT Selected to Participate in Epicenter’s Pathways to Innovation Program

Jan 13 2015

NYIT Ranks Among 2015 U.S. News Best Online Programs

Dec 23 2014

Architecture and Medical Students Launch Global Competition for Healthy Designs

Dec 18 2014

BBC to Feature Home2(O) Project in News Segment

Dec 12 2014

NYIT Wins Grant to Develop STEM Programs

May 25 2015

Memorial Day Holiday

May 26 2015

Transfer Enrollment Day

May 27 2015

Transfer Enrollment Day

May 28 2015

Transfer Enrollment Day

May 28 2015

NYIT Vancouver Alumni Reception

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences News
May 22 2015

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (SoECS) Awards Gala Ceremony

The School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (SoECS) Awards Gala Ceremony was held at the NYIT de Seversky Mansion on May 14th to honor the students who received the highest honors from the SoECS faculty and dean.  Student awardees, family members and faculty enjoyed a reception that followed the Award Ceremony in the Mansion's garden. All of the awards and award winners are listed below.




Computer Science Graduate Faculty Award

Moriel Schottlender

Electrical Computer Engineering Graduate Faculty Award

Christopher Springston

Information, Network, and Computer Security Graduate

Faculty Award

Yunlai You

John J. Theobald Graduate Achievement Award in Computer Science

Rizu Gulati

John J. Theobald Graduate Achievement Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Kaveri Patil

John J. Theobald Graduate Achievement Award in Information, Network, and Computer Security

Swathi Sai Komaraolu

Energy Management Achievement Award

Mickhail McAnuff

Energy Management Graduate Faculty Award

Benjamin Choi

John J. Theobald Graduate Achievement Award in Energy Management

Ana Pinto

Environmental Technology and Sustainability Graduate Faculty Award

Lynn R. S. Capuano

Timothy Coleman

John J. Theobald Graduate Achievement Award in Environmental Technology and Sustainability

Stacy-Ann Gooden





American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Outstanding Student Award

Savannah Donarski

Nicholas Engel

Francisco Gallardo

Tian Tian Ling

Matthew Wighton

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Award

Gonzalo Barroso Garcia

Kinjal Parikh

Philip Strzelecki

Gottleib Koenig Achievement Award

Guillermo Fuentes

Ivan Hernandez Rico

Carl Simpson

Andrew Farber Memorial Award

Taras Dykyy

Nahid Mosharraf

Computer Science Faculty Award

Franklin Guichay

Rajan Khullar

Kavin Patel

Jason Scott

Dean’s Award (Computer Science)

Lenny Giannachi

Rajan Khullar

Kavin Patel

Electrical and Computer Engineering Award

Kazi Raihan

Vincent Viccaro

Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Award

Christopher Viola

Louis Liss Memorial Award

Nicole Gutierrez

Maxwel G. Mazel

N.A. Karr (Chairman Emeritus of the NYIT Board of Trustees) Award

Juliano Rebolla Cerri

Rajan Khullar

Anvesh Pamukuntla

Information Technology Faculty Award

Thomas Pietrosanti

Samuel Shapiro Award

Stefanie Gebera

Kazi Raihan

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Faculty Award

Lequan Lee

Elhadji Niang

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Telecommunications Award

Monica Laden

Jeffrey M. Peck


You can find more photos at our gallery.

May 19 2015

Attend the Largest Tech Job Fair on Long Island on June 11

The Technology Island Job Fair is the perfect place for tech job seekers to connect with the Long Island companies that are looking to fill more than 200 technology-related positions. The companies are seeking out UX & UI Designers, Project/Software Engineers, Electrical Technicians, Growth Hackers, Web Developers, iOS Developers, Data Scientists and many more.  

More than 65 companies will be in attendance, including DealerTrack, eGifter, GlobeComm, SVAM International, Cannon, Clever Devices, Broadridge, FalconStor, and Marcum Technology. In addition, the Technology Island Job Fair is free for all Job Seekers!

  • Date: June 11th, 2015
  • Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Location: Cradle of Aviation Museum
    Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
    Garden City, NY 11530
    FREE Parking

For more information and to register please visit their website.

May 19 2015

Dean Anid Discusses the Role of NYIT in the Long Island Innovation Economy

Dean Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., recently spoke with Gregory Zeller from Innovate Long Island to discuss her approach to and ideas about developing a flourishing Long Island innovation economy. Dean Anid expressed her excitement about the opening of NYIT’s new Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center, which will bring industry into the classroom, and said, “We will start hosting small businesses and have them work hand-in-hand with our faculty and students in key areas of great interest to Long Island: IT, cybersecurity, bioengineering, bioinformatics, energy and clean technologies.”

In addition, Dean Anid discussed the need for a strong and organized network on Long Island, saying, “We have startups and we have companies moving into Long Island and we have companies growing, but we’re all over the place. Too spread out. We need one entity looking at all of these trends, tracking them, maybe even showing them on a map, so we can establish geographic proximity and have a hub for medical devices, a hub for biotech, etc."

Anid also emphasized the importance of encouraging female students to enter the traditionally male dominated fields, such as engineering and technology, saying, “Change has to happen in board rooms. There has to be a decision at the top to set goals and to look to bring competent women into the business. And then you have to look at the pipelines that get them there. That’s why K-12 education becomes so important, why undergraduate college education becomes so important. What conversations are we having with parents and teachers? What are we teaching our female students before they get to college? Are they tech literate? Is programming going to become required learning for everyone?”

Read the entire interview at Innovation LI.

May 15 2015

We-Connect-The-Dots is Looking For Three Student Paid Volunteers For This Summer 7/6 - 7/17

Paid student volunteers needed to participate in We Connects The Dots, Inc.’s Creating STEAM experiential learning conference and Creating IDEAS Gaming Industry Conference for high school students. Volunteers would assume the role of Team Lead, each guiding a team of 8 high school students through ten program days, helping students navigate lessons, workshops, and group activities from across the S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) disciplines.

Volunteers will keep students on task, guide them through projects, lead students to breakout sessions, take part in team building activities, and supervise student progress. Volunteers must be available between the hours of 8:00 AM-5:00 PM July 6th – 10th and July 13th – 17th for Creating STEAM and/or between the hours of 8:00 AM-5:00 PM July 27th – 31st for Creating IDEAS. Volunteers will receive training and orientation prior to events, and will gain real-world experience in coaching and mentoring, in addition to life and career skills. Volunteers will also be granted a certificate recognizing their contribution to the organization.

We Connect The Dots, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that designs holistic learning programs and brings awareness to STEAM related career opportunities. For information regarding this opportunity, please contact Stephen Sobierajski at (631) 560-5001, or at or Marta Panero, (646) 273-6119.

May 12 2015

Senior Design Project and Thesis/MS Project Presentations - Spring 2015

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences
Undergraduate Senior Project and Graduate Project Course Presentations
Friday May 1, 2015 – Friday May 15, 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

9:30 p.m. – 11:30 a.m.

A. Farajidavar – EENG 491 New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury AARH 301

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

R. Simpson–CSCI 455 New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury Harry Schure Hall 105

  • Software presentations

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

T. Hayajneh - CSCI/EENG 870 New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury Harry Schure Hall 216A

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

C. Park, S. Artan, Z. Dong – EENG 489/491 New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan, Edward Guiliano Global Center Room 801

  • Autonomous Quadcopter
  • Human Friendly Robot
  • Robotic Arm

3:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

L. Pavlidis & L. Amara – ETEC 495 New York Institute of Technology – Manhattan, Edward Guiliano Global Center Room 815

  • Design of a self transporter Scooter
  • Arduino LED Matrix Controlled by Bluetooth
  • Arduino Guitar Tuner
  • Arduino Controlled Disco lights
  • QOS LAN Study Case using OPNET Modeller

Thursday, May 7, 2015

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

J. Voris – INCS 870 New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan, Edward Guiliano Global Center Room 801

  • A-NIDS: Anomaly based Network Intrusion Detection System

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

N. Sertac Artan – New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan, Edward Guliano Global Center Room 801

  • Driver Simulator Instrumentation

3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

S. Greenwald – New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan,: 16 W. 61st St., Room 623

  • Online Electricity Generation From Papermill Effluent Using Bioelectrochemical Systems – Shravan Gadella
  • Wastewater Treatment Using Algae and Producing Bio Fuels – Mamie Nishide
  • Hunts Point Green Roof Design – Stacy Ann Gooden
  • Environmental Pollution due to Cashew Nut Manufacturing Industries – Ravi Teja Vankuhuri
  • Absorption of Pyridin Onto Activated Carbon From Orange Peel - Sriraj Kanuganki
  • Sustainable Design of a 1 Bedroom/Single Family House in the Caribbean – Kahil Q. Francis
  • BioReactor Landfills: The Next Generation of Waste Disposal – Vendra Srinata
  • Renewable Energy Policy in India – Shrarath Sathell

Friday, May 8, 2015

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

W. Li – CSCI/EENG 870 New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan, Edward Guliano Global Center Room 801

  • Education Tech – An Android App for Students
  • Location based and Context-aware Android App

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

R. Simpson - CSCI/EENG 870 New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury Harry Schure Hall 130

  • SAFE in Harlem
  • Spinal Manipulation

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

W. Li - CSCI/EENG 870 New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan, Edward Guliano Global Center Room 801

  • Steganography on Android Platform Using DES & LSB Algorithms

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

N. Sertac Artan - New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan, Edward Guliano Global Center Room 801

  • Montgomery multiplication on FPGAs

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

W. Vojic - CSCI/EENG 870 New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury Harry Schure Hall 216A

  • Image Restoration using Joint Statistical Model in a Space Transform Domain

Monday May 11, 2014

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

M. Akhtar - CSCI-870 (W01) New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury, Harry Schure Hall 216

  • GroupOn Trade in Realtime

C. Park – EENG 870 New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan, Edward Guiliano Global Center Room 801

  • Robotic Dance and Motion Learning from Humans

M. Silva - EENG 870 (M01) New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan, Edward Guiliano Global Center Room 801

  • OpenMesh WiFi

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

P. Gasti, New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan, Edward Guiliano Global Center Room 801

Tuesday May 12, 2014

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

M. Wernicki - New York Institute of Technology, Edward Guiliano Global Center Room 601

5:45 p.m. – 8:25 p.m.

Dr. Robert N. Amundsen - ENGY 890 Thesis, Practicum or Other Research New York Institute of Technology, 16 W. 61st St., Room 722

  • Ms. Jeren Charyyeva: Energy Efficiency in Russia
  • Mr. Luis Chiari: Liquified Natural Gas for Panama
  • Mr. Thendral Chinnannan: Parabolic Solar Collectors
  • Mr. Larry Corrales: Combined Cycle Power Plants
  • Mr. Akhilesh Domakonda: An Energy Plan for India
  • Ms. Sumaiyah Khader: Onsite Nuclear Waste Reprocessing
  • Mr. Christopher Le: Replacing the San Onofre Nuclear Plant
  • Ms. Sadia Mejia Arbaje: Smart Home Technology
  • Mr. Al-Amin Nizu: Renewable Energy for Bangladesh
  • Ms. Ana Pinto: Microgrids for Power Generation
  • Ms. Kavya Uppala: Zero Energy Buildings
  • Ms. Inci Yildirim: Wind Power in Turkey

Wednesday May 13, 2014

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

C. Park – EENG 870 New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan, Edward Guiliano Global Center Room 801

  • Custom Haptic Surgical Tool

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

W. Li - New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan, Edward Guiliano Global Center Room 801

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

C. Park – EENG 870 New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan, Edward Guiliano Global Center Room 801

  • Robotic Dance and Motion Learning from Humans

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

M. Akhtar - CSCI 455 (M01) - New York Institute of Technology, 26 W 61st St., Room 11

  • Executive Suite
  • Document Retrieval in Big Data 3
  • Evence 4
  • GEO Communication Network
  • Food Search
  • Grab-It
  • College Roombuddy Finder
  • Children Pronunciation Development App: Early childhood Education

Thursday May 15, 2014

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

M. Akhtar - CSCI 870 (W01) New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, Harry Schure Hall 216

  • Healthcare Point System
  • Software appln

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mihajlovic - New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan, Edward Guiliano Global Center Room 801

Friday May 15, 2014

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Robert N. Amundsen - IENG 285 Energy Technology Project New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, Harry Schure Hall 102

  • Mr. James M. Collins, Jr.: Biogas Energy Facility
  • Mr. David Fabre: Solar Carport Parking Field
  • Mr. Guillermo Fuentes: Small-Scale Wind Energy Facility
  • Mr. James A. Furey: Hybrid Solar and Wind System
  • Mr. Ivan Hernandez-Rico: Compact Wind Energy Facility

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

K. Balagani - CSCI 870 New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, Harry Schure Hall 216A

  • Text Sanitization in Social Networks
  • Secure Notepad

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mihajlovic - CSCI 890 New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan, Edward Guiliano Global Center Room 801

  • Application of Machine Learning to Intrusion Detection

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

F. Lee - CSCI/EENG 870 New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury Harry Schure Hall 216A

  • Processing and analyzing popular key words from 500 academic articles based on the Hadoop framework
  • Off The Record (OTR) mobile chat solution

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

K. Balagani - CSCI 891 New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, Harry Schure Hall 217A

  • Cognitive Authentication

May 12 2015

School of Engineering Dean Highlights Her Mission to Inspire Women to Become Engineers

Dr. Nada Marie Anid, dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at NYIT, published her letter to the editor about Lina Nilsson’s op-ed, “How to Attract Female Engineers” in the May 6th edition of the New York Times.

In her letter, she points out that only 5.5 percent of commercialized patent holders are women and only 12 percent of all American deans of engineering are women. She highlights the high school science and technology competition created at NYIT that requires at least one girl on each team as one of the ways in which she makes an effort to inspire women to enter the field.

May 12 2015

NYIT Students Place 16th Worldwide in 2015 VEX Robotics Championship and Win Build Award

The Robotics team of NYIT’s Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) Old Westbury Student Chapter recently competed in the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky and placed 16th out of 54 college teams worldwide, displaying impressive skill and ingenuity. The NYIT Bears team also placed 12th out of the 24 teams who competed in the Skills Challenges portion of the competition. 

This year’s team from NYIT consisted of 7 students from across several engineering disciplines, who collaborated to build this year’s well-performing robot. The team members were Richard Mortimore, Matthew Wighton, Jesus Moo, Carlos Rivera, Vito Cataccio, Nick Passaro, and Nurbolat Tulgenov. Saverio Marsicano, Senior Technician for the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at Old Westbury, served as the team's coach. 

The team had worked relentlessly to build a robot that had the qualities of dexterity, accuracy, speed, and power that the competition demanded. Electrical and Computer Engineering student and team member Nurbolat Tulegenov said, “We were preparing for it for the entire twelve months that we had. We used all the knowledge that we’ve gained from academics as well as from previous competitions to achieve the best results we can get. We’ve used a lot of new ideas and equipment including 3D printers and new sensors and gyroscopes."

The team brought their well-constructed robot to the VEX Robotics World Championship in an effort to outperform those of other teams on the playing field. The objective of the game, which is played on a 12’x12’ square field, is to attain a higher score than opposing teams. Teams can score points through a number of methods, which include depositing their cubes in floor goals and on posts, building their own posts, and owning the topmost cube on a post by the end of a match. The team’s continuous repairs, redesigns, and programming through the competition kept the robot in tip-top shape and the team eventually came out of the competition with 7 wins and 3 losses.

The students’ hard work did not go unnoticed. NYIT’s team was the recipient of the Build Award, an award that is given to a team that has built a well-crafted and constructed robot that also shows a clear dedication to safety and attention to detail. The judges determined that NYIT’s team built a robot that had a professional feel and quality look, with clear attention to detail in construction, efficient use of mechanical and electronic components, and reliability on the competition field.

Not only did the team members go home with the Build Award, but they also gained an unforgettable learning experience. Mechanical Engineering student and team member Jesus Moo said, “Winning the Build Award made all our hard work throughout the year more than worth it. Although we weren't able to get first place, all the knowledge and experience gained from the VEX Robotic Competition pushes us to build, design and strive for next year’s game.”

Robotics team of NYIT's Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) Old Westbury Student Chapter

In the front row, from left to right, are Saverio Marsicano, Richard E. Mortimore III, Jesus Moo, and Nurbolat Tulegenov. In the back row, from left to right, are Matthew J. Wighton, Nicholas Corso-Passaro, Vito Catacchio, Kyle Cicio, and Carlos Rivera.

May 12 2015

SAE Car Show Attracts More than 130 Unique Vehicles to Support U.S. Veterans

SAE Car Show

On April 26th, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) brought back the annual car show for its third consecutive year. The show was a roaring success, boasting over 130 vehicles of all makes and models, ranging from exotics to good, old American muscle cars. This year’s event was more than double the size of last year’s in both attendees and number of cars. Notable attendees include Staff Sergeant Ryan Bhoorasingh and his men from the New York Army National Guard, who brought two impressive armored vehicles to exhibit at the show. 

The students involved in SAE host this event in order to support the injured veterans of the United States military through a well-known organization called the Wounded Warrior Project. Thanks to the students’ hard work and the attendees’ generosity, SAE was able to raise $3700 for the country’s men and women in uniform.  Not only was the car show for a great cause but it took place on a beautiful, sunny day that was perfect for barbeque and showing off some amazing cars. 

With its growing success and attendance, this event is speeding its way to becoming one of the biggest events on campus. Mechanical Engineering student and SAE President, Anthony Reyes, said, “I can't wait for next year. If it keeps growing like this, we are going to need a bigger lot!”

SAE Car Show

These Best in Show trophies were laser etched by SAE members and Mechanical Engineering students James Kelleher, Archie Yepes, and Anthony Reyes in NYIT's lab facilities.

May 11 2015

Enjoy technology, design, and changing lives? Plover needs your help!

Rocio Alonso needs your help!  Here's a quick blurb from Rocio about what's involved...

"I'm reaching out to you because I'm currently working with a team on a new AAC project and we need some advice and possibly help with the hardware. Here's a link with information about the project. It all started 2 weeks ago while when we participated at a hackathon and won the 2nd prize! Now we want to take this project to the Connect Ability Challenge and our deadline is June 24th! So, if you happen to know of anyone that might be interested in collaborating with us on this project (perhaps a student?) please share my info, we would love to add a new member to our team."

May 11 2015

Koester Performance Research and NYIT Join Forces to Develop ‘Scanning Wizard’

Congratulations Dr. Richard Simpson! This new grant and joint work with Koester Performance Research will prove to be a challenging but life changing venture! The SoECS is very excited to be a part of 'The Scanning Wizard' software development.  What's 'The Scanning Wizard'? 

'The Scanning Wizard' implements single-switch scanning and is used by individuals with severe motor and speech impairments as a method for entering text and data into computers and augmentative communication devices. The text entry rate (TER) with single-switch scanning can be less than one word per minute, but adjusting the configuration settings in the system can dramatically affect communication rate. The challenge is identifying the most appropriate scanning settings to match the unique needs of each individual user. Koester Performance Research and NYIT are developing software that allows practitioners and scanning users to identify the most appropriate settings for a scanning system. The software, called Scanning Wizard, will help practitioners choose the right configuration options and configure those options to maximize TER for the user. The Scanning Wizard software will be the first of its kind to guide practitioner-user teams through the process of establishing effective settings for a single- switch scanning system. 

Apr 22 2015

Meet NYC’s Biggest Hiring Startups + Founders on 5/8

Dream of working for a tech startup? Curious about the unique challenges they face? Or want to learn the full stories from their founders?

Join more than 80 of NYC’s biggest innovators (all hiring!) on 5/8 at Uncubed. From BuzzFeed, Behance (Adobe), & Meetup to Health Tech startups like Flatiron Health, Oscar Health, 4Catalyzer, & ZocDoc to Ed Tech startups like Amplify, Schoology, Knewton, & TeachBoost - and beyond.

Plus take classes with Founders like Scott Heiferman (, Dr. Jonathan Rothberg (invented massively parallel DNA sequencing), Kegan Schouwenburg (3D-printing company, SOLS), and many more.

Register & learn more at + save 30% with code: NYIT30

Register before Saturday to save big!

Apr 22 2015

Solar Event! On campus 4/27

In recognition of Earth Day, a solar energy event will be held on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7 p.m., in Anna Rubin Hall Room 307, at the Old Westbury Campus of NYIT.  This event features a pre-recorded presentation on PV System Operations and Maintenance. Commentary will be provided by Mr. Joseph Lopes, Senior Principal Consultant for DNV GL. His projects have included U.S, Canada, Caribbean and international projects, including several for the World Bank.  He will provide some background on how PV Systems are addressed in the New York State Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative.

PV systems have appeared by the tens of thousands on rooftops nationwide. Most presentations focus on the design, installation and/or financing of these systems. Although PV systems operate reliably for many years, they can benefit from some routine care. This webinar covers cleaning, field testing, monitoring and grounds maintenance. 

This event is sponsored by the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. For more information, contact Dr. Robert N. Amundsen, Director of the M.S. in Energy Management Program:

Apr 13 2015

NYIT SoECS visits the Center for Teaching Learning and Science in Rockville Centre

April 10, 2015, NYIT SoECS visits the Center for Teaching Learning and Science in Rockville Centre's Tanglewood Presesrve to introduce young campers to engineering! Brian Carbonette, a Laboratory Engineer and graduate student in the SoECS worked with children Friday afternoon ranging from ages 4 - 12. The workshop 'Build it up, and break it down!' (PowerPoint Presentation), consisted of building structures out of gumdrops and toothpicks and catapults out of skewers and marshmallows. The campers learned about structural integrity, propulsion mechanics, and what shapes and designs would prove to create resilient structures.  Once their structures were created the kids catapulted gumdrops at their towers to see if they could stand under attack. The kids ate it up! (sometimes literally) Check out some pictures from the event. NYIT is looking forward to working with the non-profit in the future to promote important topics like STEM education and engaging a female population in engineering academic programs.

Center for Teaching Learning and Science

Center for Teaching Learning and Science

Center for Teaching Learning and Science

Apr 13 2015

Lego Robotics with Girls Inc of Long Island

NYIT's Old Westbury SWE was able to receive a grant to deliver Lego Robotics programs to Girls Inc. of Long Island. This winter, they began at J.W. Dodd Middle School in Freeport, NY. They started off in December during Computer Science Education Week with the Hour of Code tutorials and later moved onto Made With Code and created their own music for a little elf to dance to! The girls then broke up into 4 different groups and each designed and programmed their own Lego robot with the help of SWE. One group designed their own humanoid robot that dances. Another group designed a tank that drives around. Another group designed an amusement park ride on their Lego robot and programmed it to spin and move. The last group uses its sensors to move around a room. The girls were very interested and loved the program! They asked questions about engineering and some were inspired to become engineers. SWE's next stop will be holding the program at Riverhead Middle School.

Girls Inc. of Long Island

Girls Inc. of Long Island

Apr 13 2015


On March 28, 2015, Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Old Westbury's President, Michelle Messenger, and Vice President, Sana Ansari, (pictured below with the group) were able to attend the NJ/NYC SWE Summit at New Jersey Institute of Technology. They were accompanied by NJIT SWE students, Stevens Institute of Technology students, SWE Region E Governor, SWE Region E Lieutenant Governor, SWE Region E Senator and a SWE Collegiate Leadership Coach. The first session was all about SWE and their goals for FY16. They then moved onto a session about building teams and a session about effective personal comunications. The summit ended with a discussion about best practices and highlights of each section and what each section is struggling with. It was a great opportunity to meet other SWE collegiate members and Governors.


Apr 13 2015

NYIT’s STEP Program

On February 18, NYIT's Old Westbury clubs ASME, IEEE, NSBE and SWE participated in an engineering session with NYIT's STEP Program. The first activity was to build a Bristle Bot.They split up into groups and they learned how to put the robot together. The students had great energy and created amazing little robots. They raced them against each other. Then Steve Patrikis presented his student project. The students were able to ask questions about his project and his major. We then ended with a panel where we discussed our major and how we became interested in engineering and answered any questions the students had.

STEP Program

STEP Program

STEP Program

Apr 06 2015

Entrepreneurship Seminar Series Financially Fit Seminar: Understanding Credit

On April 2nd 2015 the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at New York Institute of Technology hosted the seminar Financially Fit: Understanding Credit, as part of its Entrepreneurship Seminar Series.

Speaker Steven Frangipani, Credit Counselor and Business Development Officer at the Municipal Credit Union (MCU), explained fundamental concepts about credit to participating students and faculty. They benefited from learning about how credit is calculated, how to improve their own credit score, records kept and how long information remains on a credit report, as well as legal recourse. Mr. Frangipani explained that to be financially fit means to be aware and involved in your current day to day finances. While this may sound as a simple task, he said that it is not easy when bills to pay are piling up, adding that students often ask: “Can I afford to buy a laptop, or obtain college loans? Should I pay my credit card off first? Should I consolidate my debt?” MCU’s Steven Frangipani offered tips to students about how to be financially fit, including consolidating and eliminating debt, being cautious with your credit and interest rates, as well as how to start a “credit history” and achieving financial independence.

Girls Inc. of Long Island

Girls Inc. of Long Island

Apr 06 2015

NYIT Connect-To-Tech Engineering & Technology High School Showcase Competition 2015

(April 6, 2015) The event is almost here! On Tuesday April 21, 2015 High School student teams are invited to participate in the NYIT Engineering & TechnologyShowcase Competition to exhibit projects based on science and/or engineering principles.

This competition is open to high school juniors to showcase their ongoing science and technology projects. Teams must demonstrate understanding of the underlying science and technology concepts for their projects. Projects will be evaluated based on their originality, potential for practical application(s) and the significance of the problem they seek to address. Each team must include at least one female student.

Cash awards and certificates for participating teams! In addition, winners will be invited to, and their projects mentioned at the 3rd Annual Long Island STEM Hub Celebration and STEM Student Showcase on April 30th at the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

Supporting companies are invited to provide volunteer time to support activities at the event and/or funding to recognize student projects.

Check out the event page for more info and registration documents!

Mar 24 2015

NYIT Commits to NAE/White House Grand Challenge

Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., dean of NYIT's School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, met with members of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy today as part of the unveiling of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenge Scholars program. As one of 122 schools in the United States participating in the new initiative, NYIT has committed to working toward a goal of graduating 20 students per year through the Grand Challenge Scholars or similar program. NYIT's formal commitment was made via a letter presented on March 23 to President Obama from Dean Anid. NYIT is one of two colleges on Long Island and one of four in New York State participating in the initiative, which empowers students to tackle some of the most important challenges of the 21st century.

With a vision of "engineering for society: innovating for a better world," NYIT is enhancing existing programs with innovation in curriculum and facilities--most recently, via the newly unveiled Empire State Development and U.S. Department of Commerce-funded Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC). In the center, students will work in close collaboration with industry, the academic community, professional organizations, and government, and will benefit from:

  • Cross-cultural perspectives through NYIT’s campuses in Nanjing, Abu Dhabi and Vancouver, and participation in the upcoming NAE Grand Challenge Summit Student Day competition in Beijing, jointly organized with the Chinese (CAE) and Royal (RAE) Academies of Engineering.
  • "Turning Ideas into Companies" coursework to help students bring inventions to market.
  • Social consciousness through service-learning and real-world projects.

Find out more about the NAE Grand Challenge Summit.

Mar 23 2015

SWE at Girl Scouts of Greater New York Robotics Expo

On March 21, 2015, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) - Manhattan Chapter participated at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York Robotics Exposition. This exposition was an end-of year celebration, and provided an opportunity for young girls to display the robots they’ve built.

SWE Eboard members: Ana Robakidze, Mary Espinoza, and Lismary Cabral (below) showcased the Rubik’s Cube-solving Lego Robot and shared their experience in STEM field with girl scouts. SWE also helped girl scouts finish their robotics projects.

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