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School of Engineering and Computing Sciences News
Dec 12 2011

Schedule of Final Presentations for Students

Students in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences will present their final projects from Monday, Dec. 12 until Thursday, Dec. 22. The NYIT community is invited to attend the presentations at NYIT-Old Westbury and NYIT-Manhattan. 

Monday, December 12, 2011

11:10 a.m.
  Career Discovery (ETC-1050 W03/W04) with Kate Wong
NYIT-Old Westbury, Harry Schure Hall, Room 211

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

10 a.m.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Capstone Design (EENG-489-M02/M03, EENG-491-M02/M03) with Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong
NYIT-Manhattan, Main Building (1855 Broadway), Room 604
Eleven groups will present the following projects:

  1. Distance Sensing Robot (Team Spark)
  2. Home Power and Security Controller (Team Home Sweet Home)
  3. Third Eye (Team NYIT Golden-i)
  4. Image Tracking Robot (Team Epoch)
  5. Stair Climbing Robot (Team Final Fantasy 4)
  6. Robotic Hand (Team Transformer)
  7. Posture Detection Device (Teams Intelligence, Precision, and Light Saver)
  8. Collision Avoidance System (Teams Droid, Electron, Heroes, and High Voltage)
  9. Block Removal Robot (Team Magic)
  10. Quanser Ball-on-plate Design (Teams CCBE and iRobot)
  11. Indoor Geolocation System (Team Inspiration)

3 p.m. Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ETEC-495) with Babek Beheshti
NYIT-Manhattan, Main Building (1855 Broadway), Room 816
Students will present two projects:

  1. Implementation of a robot with voice command
  2. A motor control system adjusting the rpm by temperature reading of a temp sensor

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

3 p.m.
Audit or Design Project II (ENVT-802-W01) with Sarah Meyland
NYIT-Old Westbury, Harry Schure Hall, Room CLC-4, 2nd Floor
Seven groups will present the following projects:

  1. Solar Water Disinfection and System Design
  2. Design of Lead Removal Technology for Treating Drinking Water
  3. Arsenic Contamination and Removal from Groundwater
  4. PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic Acid) Exposure and Regulation
  5. Modeling Disney Corp. for Sustainability Practices
  6. Clean Coal Technology in India and China
  7. Nitrate Contamination of Groundwater on Long Island

6 p.m. Facilities Management Seminar (ENGY-625) with Maherukh Akhtar
NYIT-Old Westbury, Harry Schure Hall, Room CIC2
Students will present facilities management analyses of selected companies.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

3:30 p.m. Environmental Technology (ENVT-802-M02) with Stanley Greenwald
NYIT-Manhattan, Main Building (1855 Broadway), Room 401

Thursday, December 22, 2011

10 a.m. Computer Science (CSCI/INCS-870-W01/W02/W03) with John Eff, Jr.
NYIT Old Westbury, Room TBD
There will be 40 presentations from students.

2 p.m. Electrical and Computer Engineering (EENG-489-W01) with Farshid Delgosha
NYIT-Old Westbury, Harry Schure Hall, Room B14
Four groups will present the following projects:

  1. Wireless Mesh and Sensor Network for Medical Monitoring
  2. Self-Adjusting Solar Panel
  3. Ball Balancer (Quanser Project)
  4. Robotic Localization

Dec 09 2011

NYS Awards $400K Grant for NYIT Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center

On Dec. 8, the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences was awarded a $400,000 economic development grant from New York State -- it will consolidate and expand its ongoing industry-academic partnerships by creating a new Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC). The center will foster innovation and promote collaborations between industry, the academic community, professional organizations, and government.

Learn more about the ETIC.  

Nov 21 2011

Green Notes from Market Makers NYC Panel

NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences hosted “The New Energy Efficient Toolkit” on key drivers and market-based strategies to promote energy efficiency (EE) and high performance buildings. 

The second panel discussion in the “Market Makers” series was hosted on Nov. 15 and sponsored by the Sallan Foundation and the New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy (NYC ACRE).

In her introductory remarks, Nancy Anderson, executive director of the Sallan Foundation, stressed that energy efficient measures enhance buildings’ operational resiliency and therefore improve their market value. Jonathan Bowles, executive director of the Center for an Urban Future, moderated the panel, which included Greg Hale from the Natural Resources Defense Council, Eric Friedman from Wilmer Hale, and Will Goodman from Jonathan Rose Companies.

The conversation touched on many issues including legal and market drivers to expand demand for energy efficiency projects.

Green Notes 

  • New York City is setting the pace in energy efficiency, in great part due to the city’s favorable legislative framework. The City of New York’s “Greener, Greater, Building Plan” requires large buildings to "benchmark" their energy and water consumption annually (online), mandates them to conduct energy audits every ten years and to optimize building efficiency with focused maintenance, and requires more efficient lighting technology upgrades by 2025. In addition, a new energy code requires that all new equipment installed during a renovation must meet current efficiency standards.
  • NYC’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability has launched the NYC Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC) to promote energy efficiency finance and support a new wave of retrofit projects in NYC buildings. Partners include the Center for Market Innovation (CMI) and Deutsche Bank’s Community Development Financing group. Seed money ($37.5M) comes from the federal stimulus. This independent, nonprofit organization will seek additional philanthropic contributions and private sector capital to provide up-front capital to retrofit projects in commercial buildings and low-income housing. 
  • The above legislation and initiatives, in NYC and other U.S. cities, is helping to generate demand for energy efficiency. However, some challenges still remain, such as split incentives – when the landlord pays for the improvements but the cost savings accrue to the tenants – and these must be solved in order to incentivize the market for EE projects.
  •  “Green leases” address this issue, allowing landlords’ faster recoupment of their investments where tenants accrue utility bill savings. A significant education effort is required to make the case for such lease modifications.
  • To attract investors, credit instruments and enhancements for large and commercial buildings will require third party verification of the potential savings.  This highlights the need to train a cadre of energy professionals who will be available to verify energy savings from EE enhancement projects. The academic community may take the lead by offering energy management degrees and certificates.
  • One panelist said that developers and investing communities would like further documentation of cost savings before embarking on expensive and risky EE projects. A recent Deutsche Bank study of the benefits of EE provides such documentation. In addition, planned EE improvements on city-owned buildings can provide a virtual laboratory for testing and verification.  Another panelist argued that the financial community is used to dealing with uncertainty and imperfect information and that there are ways to structure the deals so as to lower the risks.
  • The new NRDC's Center for Market Innovation offers a new approach to investing in energy efficiency in large and commercial buildings. Instead of focusing on greening one business at a time, the Center aims to shape entire markets -- the electricity sector or the real-estate community -- in ways that reward green practices. To promote energy efficiency, for instance, we are helping create an asset class that will save homeowners money, reduce carbon emissions, and implement efficiency measures on a sweeping scale.
  • One speaker added that this is a good market – owners and investors see the environmental and economic value of EE projects – and the private equity sector has started to incorporate EE as part of their portfolio.
  • To continue to solve the challenge of expanding demand for EE projects, we’ll need to work with developers and landlord groups – REBNY, Downtown Alliance, Partnership for NYC, etc. Efforts should be made to translate the benefits of EE enhancements into their language – occupancy rates, lower operating costs, etc. – as exemplified by a commercial building in Portland that was able to maintain higher occupancy rates than other buildings in the area by offering “green” and energy efficient rental units. 

Nov 15 2011

Market Makers: The New Energy-Efficient Buildign Toolkit

On November 15, 2011, the New York Institute of Technology's School of Engineering & Computing Sciences co-hosted the second the "Market Makers: The New Energy Efficient Building Toolkit. This is the second of the Market Makers two-part panels organized by the Sallan Foundation on "How Innovative Technologies, New Business Practices, and Growing Customer Demand Are Driving Energy Efficiency in NYC."  The series consisted of two panels:

  • Event 1: Developing & Deploying Energy Efficiency Technology in NYC, hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences as part of Climate Week NYºC 2011

  • Event 2: The New Energy-Efficient Building Toolkit, hosted by the New York Institute of Technology

Summaries of these meetings are available here.

Nov 04 2011

What did NYIT’s Dean of School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Want to be When She Grew Up?

As a child, Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., wanted to be a poet.

In an article in Long Island Business News, the dean of NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences described her penchant for reciting poetry in classrooms. 

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Aug 24 2011

Engineering Program Receives Reaccreditation

ABET, Inc., the accrediting body for engineering and technology issued reaccreditation for NYIT’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, B.T. This program is constantly innovating, and will soon become a B.S. program.

Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, says the school is also planning on introducing new concentrations in power engineering and telecommunications technology.

Members of NYIT’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Program Industrial Advisory Board added glowing comments about the program following its reaccreditation.

“It is highly rewarding to see the suggestions and recommendations of NYIT’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Program Industrial Advisory Board put into practice, helping to steer the program toward one that reflects the talents and skill sets that our technology industries are looking for in engineering graduates.”
Dave Mesecher, Engineering Fellow, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

"The recent ABET accreditation of NYIT’s electrical and computer engineering technology program confirms the excellent efforts and vision that NYIT’s faculty and staff have made. They assure that NYIT meets the high quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students. We at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems commend NYIT for their excellence and look forward to continuing to reach out to NYIT for future new employees and technical collaboration." 
–  Dr. Ronald Pirich, Fellow, Northrop Grumman Corp.

"As a member of the NYIT Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Program Industrial Advisory Board for many years, I have been impressed with the dedication of the faculty and their concern that the courses that they teach are relevant to industry and community needs." 
– Jesse Taub, Independent Consultant

Aug 08 2011

Dean Nada Anid Talks about Growth in Cyber Security

Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, talks about growth in the field of cyber security in “Career Focus: Cyber Security — A Growing Threat, a Growing Career” in the August 2011 issue of Today’s Engineer.

Jun 24 2011

Revitalizing Long Island with Solar Energy

Solar energy will revitalize the housing market and create jobs on Long Island, said NYIT’s Robert Amundsen, Ph.D., in his commentary published in Long Island Business News on June 23. The director of the M.S. in energy management program wrote about job opportunities, recent developments in the industry, and the effects of the New York Solar Industry Development and Jobs Act.

Jun 16 2011

NYIT Professor Talks Solar Energy in Op-Ed

Robert Amundsen, Ph.D., urges New Yorkers to consider solar energy as a viable option in his Op-Ed, Solar can help break oil habit, published in the June 16, issue of Newsday.

Jun 09 2011

Dean Nada Anid Discusses the Evolution of Power Engineering

Nada Anid, Ph.D, dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, talks about the evolution of the power engineering career in “Career Focus: Power Engineering” in the June 2011 issue of Today’s Engineer.

Jun 06 2011

NYIT Professor Explains Programs to Train Workers in Green Facilities Management

Robert Amundsen, Ph.D., NYIT’s director of energy management, talks about President Barack Obama’s federal Better Buildings Initiative in the June 2011, issue of Building Operating Management magazine. He talks about programs to increase training in building energy audits and building operations in the article “Better Buildings Initiative sets new Energy Information Reporting Standards.” 

May 24 2011

Dean Nada Anid Shares Plans for NYIT in New York

Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, shares NYIT’s plans to grow its technology programs. She encourages virtual collaborations among students and faculty across NYIT’s campuses, as well as greater tech commercialization in the article “Big Apple Views Applied Sciences Campus as a Plum for Technology Commercialization,” published in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) on May 24. 

Apr 28 2011

NYIT Advisor Discusses Cyber Security on PIX11 Morning News

Dr. Paul Stirpe, former computer science professor and advisor to NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, talks about cyber security on PIX11 Morning News on April 28. He addresses the hacking of Sony’s PlayStation Network, in which personal data and was stolen from tens of millions of users of its online game and movie service, as well as its on-demand digital music service.

Learn More

NYIT Cyber Security Expert Tells Us How to Protect Ourselves Online 

Apr 25 2011

NYIT’s Contribution to Engineering and Technology in New York City

Nada Anid, NYIT’s dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, talks about how NYIT is helping to beef up engineering and technology in New York City. Crain’s New York explores programs around the city in the article “Science Friction: NYC, schools push tech," published on April 24.  

Apr 21 2011

NYIT’s Robert Amundsen Discusses Green IT Practices on

Dr. Robert Amundsen, NYIT’s director of energy management, talks about the U.S. government using its buying power to encourage IT vendors to go green in the article “Feds to use IT buying power to push green,” on on April 21. The article touts NYIT’s graduate program in energy management, mentioning that the program is “one of only a half-dozen in the U.S.” with increasing enrollment.

Apr 19 2011

NYIT Trains ‘Cyber Cops,’ according to Metro New York

Metro New York highlights NYIT’s Master of Science in Information, Network, and Computer Security as a program that meets the demand for qualified computer scientists. Dean Nada Anid, Ph.D., and Chair Ayat Jafari, Ph.D., from the School of Engineering and Computer Sciences, talk about job opportunities in computer security in the article “Become a cop in cyber world,” in Metro New York on April 18. 

Apr 07 2011

Dean Nada Anid talks about the Future of Engineering in Long Island

Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, discusses the future of engineering in the article "Long Island Engineering jobs leaving the U.S. in droves," in Long Island Business News, on March 16. 

Mar 25 2011

Center for Metropolitan Sustainability Director Discusses Nuclear Plants on NPR


Frank Zeman, NYIT's Center for Metropolitan Sustainability director, discussed nuclear power on NPR's "Talk of the Nation" on March 24. Listen to the story:

Feb 22 2011

NYIT Partners with Intrepid Museum on STEM Education During Women’s History Month

NYIT- Intrepid Museum Education Programming Partnership
Women’s History Month: March 2011
Salute to Women Programs
NYIT and the Intrepid Museum have formed a partnership in celebration of the museum’s first Salute to Women program during Women’s History Month in March. Funds raised will provide resources for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) educational programming for girls and for programming at the Intrepid, in order to help the next generation of women make their mark in history. And, during Science and Engineering Week, the Intrepid and NYIT will showcase why STEM studies are so exciting and important!  For more information, click here.
Salute to Women: Girls in Science and Engineering Day
Sunday, March 20
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
NYIT is one four organizations that will be providing families with an ongoing activities and/or demonstration. Below is a basic description of NYIT activities and demonstrations that will engage visitors:
1. Is there a Doctor in the House? - Come and learn how Doctors prepare for a medical emergency! Meet our robotic patient and practice your clinical skills. Listen to her heart and lungs, and see what a human airway looks like.  Examine x-rays and make your own diagnosis. This is a “hands on” session that integrates health and technology with a simulated patient, designed to teach physicians how to respond to a variety of medical emergencies.  Come and see how medicine will be taught in the future.
2. Robots - Two teams from NYIT’s engineering department will demonstrate their robot design of Stair Climbing Robot and Searching and Sorting Robot
3. Groundwater in Action: How an Aquifer Works - This is a demonstration of how an aquifer works to store, move and release groundwater. A physical model of an aquifer will be used to show pumping wells, water level changes and the spread of pollution.
The Intrepid Education Department will also showcase our science activities and workshops. For more information, click here.
Salute to Women: Youth Leadership Conference
Tuesday, March 22
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
NYIT is sponsoring a unique Youth Leadership Conference, during which 125 female students from the New York City Department of Education will attend at no cost. The Youth Leadership Conference is a day-long event at the Intrepid Museum during which students will hear about the presenters accomplishments, their career paths, personal journeys and life experiences, followed by small group mentoring sessions to learn more about the STEM fields. In addition, students will experience in-depth interactive tours of the ship with Intrepid’s educators, discuss related exhibits and enjoy lunch in the Intrepid’s restored mess deck.  Throughout the day, students will keep reflection logs to catalog thoughts, questions, and comments about the day’s activities, and then refer to these logs to help them create presentations that represent what they learned during their journey.  Back in the classroom, teachers can draw from these reflection logs to facilitate further discussion. For more information, click here.
The following NYIT representatives have agreed to be part of the program:
Nada Anid, dean, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences
Patricia Chute, dean, School of Health Professions
Cecilia Dong, assistant professor, electrical and computer engineering, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences
Ellen Greer, assistant professor and chair, occupational therapy, School of Health Professions
Helen Gu, associate professor, electrical and computer engineering, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences
Mindy Haar, instructor, clinical nutrition, School of Health Professions
Cheryl Hall, assistant professor, physical therapy, School of Health Professionals
Erica Harris, assistant professor, physician assistant studies, School of Health Professions
Deborah Lardner, associate professor, emergency medicine, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NYIT
Pat Precin, assistant professor, occupational therapy, School of Health Professions
Barbara Ross-Lee, vice president, health sciences and medical affairs
Rosemary Gallagher, assistant professor, physical therapy, School of Health Professions
Jennifer Thayer Naylor, advisory board, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, and managing director, Golden Seeds, LLC

May 11 2010

NYIT Hosts Fifth Annual Energy Conference, “Building a Sustainable Future”

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) will host its fifth annual energy conference, “Building a Sustainable Future,” on Friday, June 4, 2010, at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway in New York, NY.

Speakers will address sustainable initiatives in architecture, business, and engineering. Topics will also include climate models, green jobs, and public perception (NIMBY).

The conference will also include a special multimedia performance by violinist Kenji Williams, who will present “Bella Gaia: A Poetic Vision of Earth from Space.” Attendees may receive five continuing education hours applicable to re-registration as a professional engineer or registered architect.

The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, located at 1871 Broadway, between 61st and 62nd Streets in New York City. Lunch will be held at O’Neals, located at 49 W. 64th St.

To register for NYIT’s energy conference, fill out the online registration form or contact For more information about the conference, visit


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