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

Apr 27 2015

Kids 2 College Events

Apr 27 2015

Center for Communication’s Panel: How to Make Quality Documentaries in the Digital Age

Apr 27 2015

Solar Event!

Apr 27 2015

Internship Certificate Program - Orientation I

Apr 28 2015

Graduate Student Success Program: Academic Fair

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences News
Apr 22 2015

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

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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

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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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Mar 23 2015

Intrepid Girls in Science and Engineering Day

A group of NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences students, led by Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Dr. Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong, participated in the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum's Girls in Science and Engineering Day event on March 14, 2015. The group showcased several projects including solving the Rubik's cube, maneuvering Lego Robots, and interacted with Middle and High School kids building Gumdrop bridges. The event was a huge success that drew a large number of participants. Members of NYIT's student professional clubs from SWE, IEEE, NSBE, who participated in the event are: Ana Robakidze, Jamiah Braithwaite, Jose Villanueva, Travis Shiwji, Glen Panteleon, Rashad Farauk, Mahmoud Saleh, Louis Lesnak, and Sid Sachdev.

Girls in Science and Engineering Day

Girls in Science and Engineering Day

Girls in Science and Engineering Day

Girls in Science and Engineering Day

Girls in Science and Engineering Day

Mar 23 2015

IEEE OW earned a spot at the 2014-2015 VEX World Competition

On February 28, 2015, NYIT OW IEEE Student Branch attended the 2014-2015 Vaughn University Regional Qualifier with three individual teams. They competed against Vaughn University and their two teams as well. As NYIT progressed through the competition they finished in first place overall and headed into the playoffs as the overall number 1 seed. NYIT team won the Excellence Award and has earned its spot at the 2014-2015 VEX World Competition which will be taking place in Louisville, Kentucky on April 15-18th. NYIT OW looks forward to representing at the World Competition and trying to take home 1st place this year!

Vaughn University Regional Qualifier

Vaughn University Regional Qualifier

Mar 16 2015

Apply now to the SGA for Senator or Executive Board positions!

Student Governtment Association is currently accepting applications for senators and executive board positions. Get connected to all aspects of the campus and build leadership skills, networking, resume building and continue to build a vibrant campus life! 

Mar 09 2015

NYIT Cradle of Aviation Design Competition

Students from the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, and the School of Architecture and Design, are participating in a Design Competition, sponsored by the Cradle of Aviation Museum. 

Teams of students are competing to design a new Aerospace and Technology Training Center adjacent to the current Cradle of Aviation Museum facility in Garden City, NY. This Center will house new educational programs and an aerospace restoration center for unique, antique and historic aircraft and spacecraft. 

The Cradle of Aviation Museum is located in Nassau County, not far from the NYIT Old Westbury Campus. The museum is a valuable resource to the community due to its unique location and programs. In a typical year, about 250,000 people visit the museum. 

The new Aerospace and Technology Training Center will provide state-of-the-art equipment for the restoration of full size aircraft. The new building will also contain classrooms and computer labs for training programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). 

Six teams presented preliminary designs before a panel of judges at the museum on February 14, 2015. The competition will result in a presentation of the final winning design at the end of the Spring 2015 semester. Prof. Robert Cody, AIA LEED AP, Chair of the Old Westbury Architecture Department, is the Architecture Faculty Advisor. 

"This is a great way for students to get involved in a real-world project, work with a high-profile client, and meet professionals who are currently in the field. They will gain valuable experience which will help them in their careers after they graduate from NYIT," according to Dr. Robert N. Amundsen, Director of the M.S. in Energy Management program, who is the Engineering Faculty Advisor. 

Feb 05 2015

Scholarship for Summer/Winter Programs in Brazil

There is a great opportunity to participate in a scholarship program offered by IBS Americas in partnership with UNIP - Universidade Paulista, in São Paulo, Brazil. UNIP is a private university interested in receiving students from all over the world, conveniently located near Paulista Avenue, one of the safest areas of the city, heart of the Latin America financial district and home of the international community in São Paulo.

International students can apply for Scholarship covering up to 70% of enrollment + tuition costs, being eligible second-year students and up or graduates, with no restriction on the field of study and no background of Portuguese Language required. Programs are offered 3 times a year, as follows:

  • January: 2 weeks
  • July or August: 3 weeks

We have available the following multicultural program:


Contact Classes

Strategy & Competitiveness: basic concepts and BRICS countries context

Strategic and Marketing aspects of conquering markets in low income countries1

Current Economic Scenario of Brazil and other emerging countries

Industrial and Consumer Markets: key elements for understanding emerging countries

Foreign Trade and Direct Investment

Logistics and Structure

Sustainable Development in emerging countries


Survival Portuguese and Business Etiquette (optional)2


Guided visits to enterprises and organizations


Guided visit to the Port of Santos (optional)


1 Strategy & Marketing for Emerging Countries: this program is taught in English and is focused on the Emerging Countries context.

2 Survival Portuguese and Business Etiquette: the course aims at providing students with some basic communicative aspects of the Portuguese language in the business context (22 course-hours).

This is a great opportunity to know Brazil, one of the newest economic powers in the world, opening up new academic and professional horizons for you. Our last groups were composed of students from more than 25 different countries.

How to participate? All interested candidates should contact my assistant, Boris Guedes, at not later than February, 23rd of 2015 and you will be given an application form and all detailed information regarding the program.

Feb 03 2015

TI Innovation Challenge North America Design Contest 2015

TI Innovation Challenge

Enter the TI Innovation Challenge North America Design Contest 2015

Your innovative thinking could win you as much as $10,000. That can go a long way in helping out with your college expenses. To compete, students must use 2 or more TI analog ICs and a TI Processor in their student design project. Check out the complete rules, review the FAQs, and see past winner's projects.

Register now at

Jan 28 2015

NYIT and IBM co-host “Building Tomorrow’s IBM Enterprise Systems Experts.”

On Jan. 20, 2015, NYIT's School of Engineering and Computing Science (SoECS) and IBM co-hosted the“Building Tomorrow’s IBM Enterprise Systems Experts” roundtable. Several IBM clients using the company's enterprise systems attended the meeting, including ADP, Citibank, Icon Communications Dynamics, Verisk, and Vicom Infinity, among others.

The goal of the roundtable was to discuss how to develop the next generation of information technology leaders by leveraging the newly added “Big Data Management and Analytics” concentration to the undergraduate computer science program at NYIT.  Industry representatives provided feedback on the skills they require to run IBM enterprise systems and various job opportunities for graduates of NYIT’s program.  

This event strengthens the school’s three-year partnership with IBM. This industry-academic collaboration offers students and faculty members a number of joint opportunities, including the new program in enterprise engineering, launched in 2014.  Graduates of NYIT’s new program will have analytical and detail-oriented skills necessary to succeed in the ever-evolving technology market, and have access to new job opportunities.

IBM’s recent announcement about the launch of the new z13 mainframe system—with embedded analytics providing real-time transaction insights 17 times faster than compared competitive systems at a fraction of the cost—indicates that demand for enterprise skills will continue to grow in the coming decades. The z13 mainframe system can process 2.5 billion transactions per day in a secure environment, making possible real-time encryption on all mobile transactions at scale.

Jan 21 2015

World Economic Forum 1/21-1/24 in Switzerland

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Jan 16 2015

DHS Student Volunteer Initiative Application Deadline has been extended to 1/23

DHS Student Volunteer Initiative

Jan 16 2015

Cablevision is looking for NYIT Interns!

Cablevision Notice

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