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Oct 30 2014

School of Health Professions Offers Health Fair Events Nov. 3 - Nov. 7

Oct 29 2014

NYIT Medical Students Deliver Hands-On Care at Health Screening Events

Oct 22 2014

Turkish Art Exhibit Opens at NYIT Gallery 61

Oct 10 2014

TEDx Explores Harmonic Tectonics

Oct 03 2014

NYIT Students Surpass the $1 Million Mark in Combined Earnings from Internships

Nov 01 2014

“The Year of Turkey 2014” - The Heritage of Turkish Art Exhibition (Extended Through November 12)

Nov 03 2014

Energy Minor Information Session

Nov 03 2014

Online Workshop for Faculty on Classroom Management

Nov 03 2014

“The Year of Turkey 2014” - The Heritage of Turkish Art Exhibition (Extended Through November 12)

Nov 04 2014

Internship Certificate Program - Orientation I

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences News
Apr 15 2013

Microsoft Facility Visit: May 21, 2013

After a successful App Development workshop at Manhattan campus (Old Wesetbury is still pending and will happen soon), Microsoft has invited students to visit their Manhattan office for a 1-day tour where you will meet with the staff and assist in development of more apps.

They have scheduled a tour for Tuesday, May 21, at 10 a.m. until the end of business day. Please go to the doodle polling site and let me know by Thursday, April 18 if you are able to attend it:

This is a good opportunity for you. Please try to make every effort to attend it and let me know if you have any questions.

Maherukh Akhtar
Advisor, CS / ECE / INCS
New York Institute of Technology

Feb 22 2013

Research Experience for Undergraduates

May 28 – July 30, 2014
Manhattan Campus

Applications Due

February 28

Apply Now

Are You Interested In A Paid Summer Research Internship AT NYIT?

The NYIT REU Program will provide opportunities for 10 motivated and talented undergraduate students to collaborate with NYIT faculty and graduate students in research on methods of securing smartphones and their networks using both hardware and software approaches (women and minority students are strongly encouraged to apply).

Undergraduates will gain hands-on research experiences in simulating the spread of malware on smartphones, implementing cryptographic algorithms and authentication schemes for smartphones, studying topology control of wireless networks, geolocating smartphones, detecting physical attack on a network of smartphones, and developing privacy-protected medical sensing methods using smartphones.

Learn more >>

Feb 07 2013

Team NYIT Competes in Juniper Networks Hackathon

A team of NYIT engineering students participated in a competition co-sponsored by Juniper Networks and AT&T for universities in the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania region. The 10-day event, "SDN/Network Programmability Hackathon," began with a workshop on Jan. 24 and culminated in presentations delivered by student teams on Feb. 2. Their work offered creative solutions to address a real-world issue for computer programmers: network congestion.

Students on the NYIT team included:

  • Jerrold Scholz
  • Patrick Koch
  • Ankit Shah
  • Felix Hidalgo
  • Ramon Valentin
  • Juan Alcantara

Feb 05 2013

NYIT’s Steavian Sampson Named NSBE Fellow Scholar

Steavian Sampson, a junior studying electrical and computer engineering, has been named a 2013 fellow scholar by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) for his achievements in the academic arena as well as his dedicated service to NSBE and his campus community. He will receive a scholarship award in the amount of $1,000 and be recognized at the annual NSBE convention on March 28, 2013 in Indiana. Congratulations, Steavian!


Feb 05 2013

NYIT Presents Prep Course for Certified Energy Manager Exam

The NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences and the Long Island chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers will provide a five-day preparation course for the Certified Energy Manager exam, Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Old Westbury campus. The prep course is open to faculty members, students, and professionals in the fields of engineering, management, and architecture.

The registration deadline for the course and exam is Tuesday, Feb. 12. Discounted cost is $1,695.

Mail the completed application form and a check made payable to the Assn. of Energy Engineers, LI Chapter, to:

Dr. Robert Amundsen
NYIT, Schure Hall, Room 116
Northern Boulevard
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Nov 13 2012

CSAW IX Cyber Security Career Fair - Friday, Nov. 16


The CSAW IX Cyber Security Career Fair will be held at NYU-Poly on Friday, Nov. 16. The competition brings together top cyber security students and employers from around the world for a two-day event that includes the competition and career fair (10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 6 MetroTech Center, Regina Lounge, Brooklyn).
1.   Students must register at:
2.   Students must upload their resume on the site
3.   Students must have taken two courses in cyber security

Oct 25 2012

Juniper Networks Hackathon November 2012


The School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (SoECS) at NYIT is proud to announce a new Academic Alliance with Juniper Networks, offering its faculty and students a number of joint initiatives including industry relevant curricular activities, opportunities for research and post-graduate work, and access to new resources.

To kick off this partnership, NYIT SoECS would like to invite all students to participate in an exciting upcoming competition:


Nov. 8-17, 2012
Juniper Networks OpenLab, NJ*
(Nov. 8-10: Workshop*, Nov. 11-16: Off-line app development, Nov. 17: Judging/Awards*)

Qualified teams are invited to enroll and compete in this exciting, dynamic, real world workshop with a challenging final real world application development project

What you will learn:

  • Innovation and entrepreneurial basics
  • Introduction to Software Defined Networking (SDN) and network programmability concepts
  • Introduction to the Juniper Networks SDN/ programming technology and tools
  • Introduction to the AT&T Foundry® innovation centers and AT&T programming interfaces/capabilities
  • How to develop an application using the Junos Space SDK (Network Orchestration Platform)
  • Introduction to the Juniper Developer Network and Juniper's new OpenLab

3-student teams with appropriate programming and networking skills will compete. There is a limit to the number of teams that can participate.

What you will achieve:

  • A challenging software project whereby you will design and build your own application solution under the mentorship of Juniper Networks and AT&T coaches
  • The opportunity to present and demonstrate your solution to Juniper and AT&T representatives for prizes

You have a background in:


  • Software Engineering (Software planning and Design)
  • Data Structures/Intro to Algorithmic Analysis
  • Computer Networks (Understanding of networking)
  • Hands-on course using advanced Java


  • Hands-on experience with Java coding
  • Small project experience
  • Strong understanding of networking solutions, devices, protocols, and services is preferred
  • Experience with Eclipse IDE and REST programming

Enrollment deadline is Nov. 1, 2012.

How to enroll:

*For more information and to register please contact: Dr. Helen Gu, Prof. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences; and 212.261.1709

Note that a $50 (fully refundable upon completion) fee will be required per student ($150/team) to register.

Oct 25 2012

NYIT School of Engineering Ranked in Top Quartile of U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 Edition

New York Institute of Technology's (NYIT) School of Engineering and Computing Sciences was ranked among the top engineering schools offering bachelor’s or master’s degrees, according to U.S. News & World Report.

"We are pleased with the ranking and peer recognition we have received in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 edition. Our commitment is and will remain focused on the quality, student-centered education we provide and the continuous efforts to improve our programs and facilities in order to attract the best faculty and students to NYIT," said Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., Dean, NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences.   

The U.S. News rankings of the undergraduate engineering programs accredited by ABET, formerly known as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, are based solely on the peer judgments of deans and senior faculty who rated each program they are familiar with on a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished). Engineering school deans and faculty members were surveyed in spring 2012 for this ranking.

Also, for the 15th consecutive year, NYIT is ranked a top regional university by U.S. News & World Report, and, for the first time, is named among the top 50 universities in the north in the 2013 rankings.

The rankings of top engineering schools were announced at, and are published in the 2013 Best Colleges guidebook.

About NYIT

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 14,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team.

Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, more than 92,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit


Elizabeth Sullivan
Public Relations Strategist

Oct 24 2012

Speaker Highlights: Water Conference in China

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) joined forces with the Center For Water Research at Peking University last week to hold a conference in Beijing addressing “Water Management and Global Challenges.” Co-sponsored by the Environment & Public Health Network for Chinese Students and Scholars, the School for International Software at Wuhan University, the World Environment Center, Jordan University of Science and Technology, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ “Water for Life” Decade, HDR, and Coca Cola, the conference gathered distinguished experts discussing the global challenges of water management.

Speakers included government officials, academics, and leading global and water technology company representatives and were guided by an agenda focused on “Advances in Technology, Innovation, Health, and Policy.”

In opening remarks, NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., said, “At NYIT, we teach our students about water and related issues, and they go into the world to help, and to explain new advances to co-workers and friends. We also spread information through our global system of campuses, such as here in China and in the Middle East. And we and all universities have a larger role. We are citadels of legitimacy. People trust us, and through the media we can change public notions about the need to embrace new technologies. We can also do it through conferences like this one.” NYIT has pledged to promote technology as a tool to address pressing global issues, and to work toward finding sustainable solutions in areas such as water and energy.

Keynote addresses featured presentations by UN and Chinese government officials including:

•  Kenza KAOUAKIB-ROBINSON, Secretary of UN-Water, Senior Sustainable Development Officer, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, noted that UN-Water is working on a set of targets that include the goal to provide “high quality water” around the world.  As nearly all available freshwater around the world is groundwater, she said, “We are wasting this resource terribly; we will need to address water equity around the world and across all sectors.” Also, she announced that 2013 is designated as the U.N. Year of Water Cooperation, and emphasized that we must learn to live within our ecological and environmental space and conserve the water we have. 

•  Xikun YUAN, Distinguished Chinese Artist (UNEP Patron for Arts and Environment); Standing Member, Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC); Goodwill Ambassador, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), shared that even artists can have an influence on water by bringing public attention and awareness to an important problem.  “This is why I am here today.  I keep making drawings of water and writing about water.”  

•  Honorable Ning LIU, Vice Minister of Water Resources, Ministry of Water Resources of the People's Republic of China, announced that China has gone through a risk assessment for water events that are very likely to occur and those that have a low probability of occurring, and is developing a management strategy to have a coordinated move between normal management and emergency management conditions.

Following the keynote addresses, distinguished speakers addressed the topic of “Global Water Challenges and Solutions.”  Highlights include:

•   Abdallah I. Husein MALKAWI, Ph.D., President and Professor of Geotechnical and Dam Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), outlined some measures that Jordan is taking to adjust to its current water problems, including transporting water around the country from two major rivers, the Jordan and the Yarmonk. Also, there is a project to connect the Mediterranean Sea to the Dead Sea to the Red Sea and to share water between the various water bodies. Desalination is also being widely applied to produce more water. 

•   Dr. Tianzhu ZHANG, Head of the Institute of Agricultural Planning, China Agricultural University, discussed how China plans to change rural areas into “urbanized agricultural areas” which are now being organized into mini-urban areas to mix the benefits of urban activities with the ability to produce the food needed by the country. Water conservation will be promoted in the new urban agricultural areas. It is the agricultural use of groundwater that is leading to groundwater depletion in many areas, especially in the north.  The agricultural policy for China is looking at the water needs of various crops and at changing the types of crops being planted in China to reduce the need for irrigation.

•   Chunmiao ZHENG, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Water Resources and Director, Center for Water Research, Peking University, in addressing “Can China Cope with its Water Crisis?” identified some solutions as China confronts its future of water scarcity, including: Improve water use efficiency and water conservation; Changes in agriculture water use; Develop rain harvesting technologies; Desalination; Water price reform; and Increased water transfer within the country.

•   Paul ANID, Ph.D., Vice President, Water Quality Management Services, HDR Inc., discussed a project in Dubai where a coastal waterfront has been developed into artificial islands for residential and commercial structures, and how extreme weather events likely will damage these artificial islands. HDR has deployed an array of early warning and data collection buoys in the coastal sea to collect real-time information on currents, water level, water quality, and meteorological conditions, which is sent to a central data center. A sophisticated modeling software package uses the data to predict a wide range of coastal events and conditions. 

Next on the agenda, a distinguished panel addressed the “Water-Energy Nexus: Breakthroughs and Interventions” and featured: Weidong ZHANG, Programme Manager, Energy and Environment Team, United Nations Development Programme in China; Junguo LIU, Ph.D.,  Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources, Beijing Forestry University; and Sarah MEYLAND, J.D., Associate Professor, NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. 

•   Mr. Zhang discussed the aspects of water balance assessments.  He noted that water problems are often an issue of governance rather than science. He also noted that strengthening civil society is an essential aspect of better water management.  Within this, programs that promote sustainability through combining ecosystems and local planning are essential. 

•   Dr. Liu looked at the footprint of water practices within China; part of the problem is the large human population of China.  With 21% of the world’s population, China is trying to meet its needs with only 6% of the world’s water and 9% of the world’s land.  He noted that China is land rich and water poor, and that food production is very dependent on water.

•   Prof. Meyland discussed links between water use and energy generation, which is often the second largest water-using sector in many nations, with agriculture typically first.  In the power industry, nuclear uses the most water, followed by coal-generated and then oil-based power.  At the same time, water treatment and distribution systems, drinking water and wastewater systems, often represent the largest energy users in many cities. The world needs to develop power production technologies not requiring massive amounts of cooling water. In fact, the energy contained in moving water may offer a solution to the world energy demand. 

Featured on the second panel, “Industry Innovations and Research Advances in the Water Sector”, were Jasmine TIAN, Director of Sustainability, Coca-Cola Greater China; Erda LIN, Ph.D., Professor, Chief Scientist, and  Former-Director General, Agro-Environment and Sustainable Development Institute; CPPCC Member: "Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS); and Xiaoliang MENG, Ph.D., International School of Software, Wuhan University. Highlights include:

•    Ms. Tian discussed how the Coca-Cola Company has approached issues of water and other resources in its businesses practices and has many community programs around China to help promote water reuse.  Its Clean Water Program has helped 100,000+ people in China get access to safe drinking water. Coca-Cola has worked with the UN Economic Development (UNED) program to teach children how to improve water quality, to improve their own quality of life, and to learn how to help others.

•    Dr. Lin discussed how China is moving toward integrated watershed management to adapt to climate change.  This approach is being applied in over 10,000 small watersheds around China.   The loss of glaciers has led to a drop in runoff that is affecting China’s water resources.  In response, China is changing the way it lays out farming areas and how it plans to irrigate farm land.  This is a major undertaking within the planning of government programs.  

•    Dr. Meng discussed a joint project between Wuhan University, East Michigan State University, and the Great Lakes Commission in the U.S. and Canada, to map the Great East Lake in Wuhan, China, using GIS technology. The goal was for the universities to collaborate and develop a program of international management for the lake, using best practices similar to those developed for the U.S. Great Lakes.  The GIS application was used to assist project leaders in making good decisions based on the observed and collected data connected to the lake system.

Lastly, several case studies were presented:

•   Dr. Lingzhen DONG, Director, Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability, Asia Pacific, the Dow Chemical Company, presented a joint project between Dow Chemical and The Nature Conservancy.  It looked at the beneficial value of planting trees and a reforestation effort at a site in Freeport, Texas and in Brazil.  The study developed a cost/benefit analysis for planting trees as part of a mitigation project in the specific study areas. 

•   Nada Marie ANID, Ph.D., Dean, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, NYIT, discussed a collaborative project to bring clean production information and technologies to several Central and Latin American countries.  Illinois Institute of Technology and NYIT are academic partners in the project. The U.S. Department of State is also a partner. The project will incorporate recycling and sustainable consumption, among other principles, and will develop clean production approaches that can be used to train industries in clean production practices.  Small to medium-size companies will be involved in the training.  The project’s goal is to promote clean production techniques through education in Latin America. 

•  Sayko LAW, CEO, Weide Biological Engineering Co., Ltd., presented a case study of a company that electroplates chromium onto other base metals. The company had a large water footprint and generated a considerable amount of polluted waste water.  His study showed that by using a new electroplating process called M6, he could reduce water use by over 50%, recycle more than 90% of the water, and recycle 94% of chromium that ended up in the wastewater.

•   Xiaohui CUI, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, NYIT, discussed a project with students at NYIT’s Nanjing campus, a student chapter of Engineers without Borders, and students in Peru.  Through teleconferencing, the project is working to make the students more aware and involved in water issues.  They are working together to identify sites where groundwater wells can be located using remote sensing technology, web-enhanced GIS, and mapping.  This project is enabling students to be part of a collaborative effort to solve a problem of water scarcity.

•   Xinghui XIA, Ph.D., Professor, School of the Environment, Beijing Normal University, described a study that looked at weather parameters such as precipitation, temperature, wind velocity, and solar radiation (sunlight).  He found that higher precipitation rates in certain areas around the world (e.g. Sweden) could result in higher nitrogen loads running into the local waters. In Japan, he found that higher temperatures could result in an increase in anoxic (oxygen-poor) layers in local waters. He found that over time, the Yellow River, China’s second-largest river, will experience a higher load of sediments. He found a significant correlation between climate change and water quality deterioration in the Yellow River. 

•   Denghua YAN, Ph.D., China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower, presented a study that looked at carbon circulation, water circulation, and energy circulation in a watershed.

•  Flemming PEDERSEN, Head of the Department for Water and the Environment, ALECTIA Denmark, shared that Denmark is protecting and managing its groundwater resource using a variety of approaches.  Over the past 20 years, drinking water consumption has dropped by 30% due to the metering of water use.  The nation has a project to map all the aquifers in the country.  All wells are mapped and part of a national data collection system.  Individuals can obtain water data from a central system.  Landowners within well catchment areas must agree not to use fertilizers in order to prevent groundwater pollution.

•   Xin’an YIN, Ph.D., Lecturer, School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, presented a study looking at how best to balance the need for water, collected where rivers have been dammed, and the needs of the ecosystem that can be severely disrupted by such large-scale impoundments.  The study found that managing flow in dammed rivers is better for the river ecosystem and  that in order to achieve the goal of normalized river flow, better management of reservoir storage was necessary.

Photo caption (from left): Honorable Ning LIU, Ph.D., Vice Minister of Water Resources; The Ministry of Water Resources of the People’s Republic of China; Nada Marie ANID, Ph.D., Dean, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, NYIT;  Xikun YUAN; Standing Member, Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Goodwill Ambassador, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Kenza KAOUAKIB-ROBINSON, Secretary of UN-Water and Senior Sustainable Development Officer, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs; Edward GUILIANO, Ph.D., NYIT President; Chunmiao ZHENG, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Water Resources; Director of the Center for Water Research, Peking University; and Fengyun LEI, Deputy Director General, Department of Educational and Cultural Experts, State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs; at the "Water Management and Global Challenges" conference in Beijing on Oct. 16, 2012.

Photo Gallery: Water Management and Global Challenges

About NYIT

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 14,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses in China, Canada, and the Middle East. 

NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, more than 92,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit


Elizabeth Sullivan
Public Relations Strategist

Oct 18 2012

NYIT STEM Career Fairs


If you're studying science, technology, engineering, or math, this is the perfect event to network with prospective employers on Thursday, Nov. 8 in Old Westbury (Sports Complex, Hall of Fame) and Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Manhattan (16 W. 61st St., 11th floor auditorium). The fair is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on both days.

Oct 18 2012

Microsoft Recruitment


 Representatives from the company will be at NYIT on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6-7 p.m. in Old Westbury (Salten Hall, room 3) and Manhattan (26 W. 61 St., room 211) to recruit software developers for full-time and internship positions. R.S.V.P. to attend the event.

Oct 18 2012

Enter the IBM Enterprise Systems Contest

NYIT invites all students to participate in IBM's Eighth Annual Master the Mainframe Contest through Friday, Dec. 28. No experience with mainframes is necessary—all you need is drive ...more

Oct 12 2012

Creative Contest for Women in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences

Who is your inspiration?

Creative contest for all undergraduate women in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences

Who is your inspiration in the field of technology and innovation? What do you aspire to become once you graduate from NYIT with a degree in engineering, information technology, or computer science?

Enter to win the following grand prizes:

1st Place: The New iPad  (2 winners) 
2nd Place: Tablet Computer
3rd Place: Laptop

Prizes are courtesy of Astoria Federal Savings Grant.

For more information about the contest and to access the entry form, please visit

Aug 08 2012

IIT-Led Higher Education Partnership Promotes Cleaner Production across the Americas

Chicago, August 6, 2012 - Higher Education for Development (HED), with funding support from the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, announced a three-year higher education partnership aimed at promoting sustainable manufacturing and economic growth in Latin America on August 1.  The initiative will help create a modern workforce to implement cleaner production practices, meeting the goals of Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas.

The multi-national effort, known as “Pathways to Cleaner Production in the Americas,” integrates business, engineering, and environmental education as a collective response to the need for technically innovative skills training in industry across the Americas.

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) will establish a cross hemispheric academic network by partnering with the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Insitituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo of the Dominican Republic, Universidad Centroamericana “José Simeón Cañas” of El Salvador, and Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola of Peru. IIT will expand this partnership into Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala in the coming months.

The partners will enhance academic training and curricula in cleaner production and sustainable industrial development to improve environmental performance and productivity of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Pathways countries. The World Environment Center and the National Cleaner Production Centers will work with students and enable them to gain practical experience implementing cleaner production practices by working directly with MSMEs.

IIT Stuart School of Business Assistant Professor Weslynne Ashton is the partnership director with responsibility for overall management of the network and its activities. The US leadership team includes Associate Professor Nasrin Khalili, also from IIT Stuart, and from NYIT, Dean Nada Marie Anid;  Associate for Strategic Partnerships, Marta Panero; and Associate Professor Sarah Meyland, all from the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, and Associate Professor Sarah McPherson, from NYIT’s School of Education. The leadership team has extensive experience in the design and implementation of industrial environmental research projects and academic programs at national and international scales.

“We are very excited to have been selected to lead this initiative. It matches perfectly with IIT’s commitment to international collaboration and interdisciplinary research and education. It opens the door for conducting innovative research on industrial sustainability and economic development in Latin America,” said Ashton.  “Through this project, we will also help smaller enterprises implement sustainable practices that enhance their competitiveness, here in the United States and in each of the partner countries.”

Said NYIT’s Anid, “Supporting applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world is core to NYIT’s mission.  We are proud to be partnering on a model project of this kind that integrates business, engineering, and environmental education to help address a pressing need in the Americas.”

Highlighting the environmental cooperation with Pathways to Prosperity countries, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remarked, “We are working to help small and medium-sized enterprises decrease the amount of water, energy, and raw materials they need to protect natural resources, shrink carbon emissions, and save costs.”

“U.S. higher education excels in leading collaborative projects that benefit communities and institutions,” said HED Executive Director Tully Cornick. “The launch of the Pathways to Cleaner Production partnership exemplifies the great reach of international higher education partnerships and how they can improve the world in which we live. This partnership offers borderless solutions for a future that must consider both environmental conservation and economic strength in today’s global business.”

The current award amount funded by the U.S. Department of State totals $759,000. The projected cost share from U.S. institutions is approximately $280,000.

HED mobilizes the expertise and resources of the higher education community to address global development challenges. HED manages a competitive awards process to access expertise with the higher education community in coordination with the American Council on Education (ACE), the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). Visit HED for more information.

The Department of State is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency within the Executive Branch and the lead institution for the conduct of American diplomacy. Established by Congress in 1789, the department is the oldest and most senior executive agency of the U.S. Government. The head of the department, the Secretary of State, is the President’s principal foreign policy advisor. The secretary carries out the President’s foreign policies through the State Department and the Foreign Service of the United States. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Department of State implements U.S. foreign policy worldwide. The Department of State promotes and protects the interests of American citizens by:

  • Promoting peace and stability in regions of vital interest 
  • Creating jobs at home by opening markets abroad
  • Helping developing nations establish investment and export opportunities
  • Bringing nations together and forging partnerships to address global problems such as terrorism, the spread of communicable diseases, cross-border pollution, humanitarian crises, nuclear smuggling, and narcotics trafficking

Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas links Western Hemisphere countries committed to democracy and open markets in an initiative to promote inclusive growth, prosperity, and social justice. Pathways is a policy-level dialogue through which countries learn from one another’s experiences and collaborate to spread the benefits of economic growth more broadly to all of our citizens. For more information, visit the Pathways website.

About IIT
Founded in 1890, IIT is a Ph.D.-granting university with more than 7,700 students in engineering, sciences, architecture, psychology, design, humanities, business and law. IIT's interprofessional, technology-focused curriculum is designed to advance knowledge through research and scholarship, to cultivate invention improving the human condition, and to prepare students from throughout the world for a life of professional achievement, service to society, and individual fulfillment. Visit

About NYIT
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 14,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team.

Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, more than 92,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit


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Aug 07 2012

NYIT partners on Cleaner Production across the Americas

New York Institute of Technology has partnered with the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) to establish a cross hemispheric academic involving  several Latin America universities. This three-year higher education partnership aims at promoting sustainable manufacturing and economic growth in Latin America.  The initiative, supported by the US Higher Education for Development, will help create a modern workforce to implement cleaner production practices, by integrating business, engineering, and environmental education as a collective response to the need for technically innovative skills training in industry across the Americas.

Read more to learn about the initiative

Jun 06 2012

NYIT Creates New ‘Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation Center’ To Spur Economic Growth

May 18 2012

SoECS Explores Partnerships with Brazil

SoECS meets with Brazilian representative

The School of Engineering and Computing Sciences welcomed a representative from a Brazilian research and innovation center to NYIT’s Old Westbury campus to discuss potential partnerships and in computer science and environmental programs.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Rahmat A. Shoureshi, Dean Nada Anid, and several faculty members and alumni met with Dr. Carlos Mauricio Serodio Figueiredo, a researcher and professor at FUCAPI (Center for Analysis, Research and Innovation) in Manaus, Brazil.  The center is a nonprofit group dedicated to sustainable development through education and technology.
Figueiredo said his organization is particularly interested in long-term strategies for entrepreneurship and innovation.  NYIT officials discussed the university’s desire for additional global and research collaborations, including a joint degree program in Brazil and programs that would lead to new start-ups. After hearing about NYIT’s programs and areas of expertise, he said he would return to Brazil and share information with his colleagues about areas of potential future collaborations with NYIT.

May 15 2012

NYIT Testifies: How Engineering Schools Prepare their Students for the Future


On May 9, 2012, Dr. Rahmat Shoureshi, NYIT Provost, and Dr. Nada Marie Anid, NYIT Dean of the School of Engineering & Computing Sciences (SoECS), participated in an oversight hearing sponsored by the New York City Council's Committee on Higher Education and the Committee on Technology, to explore how engineering schools in New York City prepare their students for current and emerging occupations in engineering and technology.  
Other schools providing testimony included: Columbia University, CCNY, Cooper Union, Manhattan College, and SUNY Maritime.
In the testimony, Dr. Shoureshi described NYIT's focus on energizing students and faculty to promote innovation and transform its campuses into "idea centers" to attract investors and entrepreneurs to the New York Metropolitan region from all over the world, and stressed how NYIT offers students experiential opportunities to work in close collaboration with industry, addressing the demand for job-ready graduates.  
The testimony also differentiated NYIT as the single educational institution in the New York metropolitan area to receive New York State funding for technology initiatives to drive future economic growth in New York. Specifically, with partial funding from New York Empire State Development and a commitment from NYIT's senior administration, SoECS is creating a new Entrepreneurship and Technical Innovation Center (ETIC) to facilitate industry-academe partnerships in three critical emerging areas: Bioengineering and Health Analytics; IT and Cyber Security, and Energy and Clean Technologies.   
With a stated desire to build the New York version of Silicon Valley together, NYIT will be conducting follow up meetings with the City Council Committee on Higher Education, to provide additional information on NYIT, its cross-disciplinary programs and what SoECS is doing to stimulate entrepreneurship and create high-tech spin-off companies.

May 04 2012

SoECS Hosts High School Science and Technology Showcase

The School of Engineering and Computing Sciences hosted its first competition for high school students to showcase their science and technology projects. Eleven teams representing Brooklyn Tech High School, Commack High School, John F. Kennedy High School Plainview-Old Bethpage, Massapequa High School, and the Girl Scouts of Nassau County vied in this inaugural competition in Harry Schure Hall.  Judges included industry representatives, alumni, NYIT faculty, and several students.  

New York Community Bank Foundation-Roslyn Savings Foundation sponsored the event, which was a joint partnership between NYIT and ConnectToTech


  • 1st place ($1,000): Commack High School; Commack, Suffolk County
    Joseph Castrogivanni; Technology Teacher
    Team 1a:  CHS Animatronics (animatronics and electronics) using stuffed animals with servo motors inside; programmed to move in coordination with audio tracks and flashing lights.
  • 2nd place ($800): John F. Kennedy High School; Plainview, Old Bethpage
    MaryLou O'Donnell; High School Research Coordinator
    Team 4b, "EneRGy ReBELs": Reva Butensky, Elana Laster and Ravid Granov. Electricity harnessed from anaerobic respiration of mud.
  • 3rd place ($600): Brooklyn Tech High School
    Team 2b:  A nanoscopic and microscopic examination of the dose-response relationship between a mixture of safe aqueous organic solvents and masses of hair embedded in chewing gum.
  • Honorable Mention:
    Massapequa UFSD ; Massapequa, NY
    Team 5a:  Robotics – FIRST Tech Challenge Robot
  • Teamwork Award:
    Girl Scouts Team “Ice Breakers” (FIRST Robotics)
  • Sportsmanship Award:
    “Rainy Ladies,” JFK High School
    Determining Water Footprints:  Every Drop Counts
  • Excellence in Engineering:
    Commack High School
    Team 1c:  Autonomous robot using Vex Robotic System
  • Innovation Award:
    Commack High School – Height Sensor
    Team 1b: Students Height Sensor for nurse station; hands-free device to measure height accurately.
  • Excellence in Science Award:
    “Polymer Girls,” JFK High School
    Strategies to increase chain length of protease-catalyzed oligopeptides


  • Mr. John Koziatek, Senior Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mr. James Marsanico, Senior Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Ms. Kubra Kuzu, Senior Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mr. Patrick Guillaume, Sophomore Student, Mechanical Engineering President, National Society of Black Engineers
  • Dr. Frank Lee, Chair, SoECS Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering/Computer Science
  • Mr. Andrew Parton, Executive Director, Cradle of Aviation Museum
  • Ms. Mary Frost Distler ’09, Energy Management, Advanced Certificate in Energy Technology, Founder and CEO of Power to Change US
  • Dr. Sabiha Wadoo, Assistant Professor, SoECS Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Ms. Judith Murrah, Senior Director, IT, Motorola
  • Mr. John D. Cameron, Jr., P.E., Managing Partner, Cameron Engineering & Associates, LLP


  • Ms. Rosalind Hudnell, Chief Diversity Officer, Global Director of Education and External Relations, Intel
  • Ms. Dawn A. Kogler, Director Systems Development, Long Island Rail Road
  • Mr. Peter Curtis, President & Sole Owner, Power Management Concepts LLC

Read more at NYIT News: NYIT Hosts Inaugural Engineering and Technology Competition for High School Students.

May 04 2012

Students Win Awards at Statewide Business Plan Competition

Three School of Engineering and Computing Sciences students were among those on two NYIT interdisciplinary teams that won Peoples’ Choice Awards at the New York State Business Plan Competition on April 26.  Palak Chheda, Xuanxin Li, and Ruijun Saperstein were on the winning teams that  presented business plans for a water-bottle roofing system that can be used in disaster relief and an online interactive game to save endangered animals.

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