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Sep 19 2014

Dynamic, Radical Solutions Needed: 2014 Cybersecurity Conference Highlights

Sep 19 2014

NYIT Engineering Professor Wins NIH Grant for Robotics Research

Sep 17 2014

NYIT Holds Convocation for Medical and Health Professions Students

Sep 11 2014

NYIT Medical Researcher Wins NIH Grant for Cardiac Studies

Sep 09 2014

NYIT Ranked in Top Tier of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2015 Edition

Sep 23 2014

NSF Grant Opportunities Seminar

Sep 23 2014

Internship Certificate Program - Orientation I

Sep 24 2014

Internship Certificate Program - Orientation I

Sep 24 2014

Internship Certificate Program - Orientation II

Sep 24 2014

KAN Jam

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Mar 26 2014

IEEE Hosts VEX Robotics Competition to Prepare for 2014 World Championship

In order to boost their performance at this year's VEX Robotics World Championship, the Old Westbury chapter of IEEE hosted the neighboring robotics team from Vaughn College in Queens to compete one-on-one on a robotics challenge during spring break. The competion was designed to be similar to the anticipated course at the upcoming championship. Rather than strictly competing against one another, both teams used this opportunity to foster a mutually collaborative spirit and learn a little about their opponent's robots, all while gaining knowledge and insight into how to apply new applications and improvements to their machines. 

This year's VEX World Championship will be a game of "Toss Up," in which teams will pit their robots against each other in a contest of dexterity and sportsmanship. Using two robots, each team has the objective of placing, or scoring bucky and beach balls into certain areas of a playing field. They will also tackle the task of building and programming a robot to lift itself 40 inches above the ground while holding a beach ball. 

The 2014 VEX Robotics World Championship will take place April 23-26 in Anaheim, California. The NYIT and Vaughn College robotics teams plan to scrimmage one more time before travelling to the competition.

NYIT and Vaughn teams, from left to right:
Top Row, Nurbolat Tulegenov (NYIT), Josiah D'Arrigo (Vaughn), Alex Uquillas (Vaughn), Wasif Iqbal (Vaughn), Terry Cetoute (Vaughn), Matt Wighton (NYIT), Amena Farley (Vaughn). Bottom Row: Marissa Viggiano (NYIT), Jesus Moo (NYIT), Nicholas Kumia (Vaughn), Kent Ogisu (Vaughn), and Jefferson Maldonado (Vaughn).

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