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NYIT Selected to Participate in Epicenter’s Pathways to Innovation Program
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Architecture and Medical Students Launch Global Competition for Healthy Designs
BBC to Feature Home2(O) Project in News Segment
NYIT Wins Grant to Develop STEM Programs
Spring internship applications are live and summer 2015 internship applications will become available in late December. Summer Associate 2015 applications are live and the deadline to apply is December 31st, 2014. Please note that internship candidates must hold at least junior standing to be eligible for our internship program and Summer Associate candidates must be graduated by the start of the program – June 4, 2015.
Congratulations to all of our dedicated School of Engineering and Computing Sciences faculty and staff for their countless years of hard work!
Prof. Abdolhossei Kashani (30 years)
Prof. George Salayka (30 years)
Dr. Michael Colef (25 years)
Dr. Frank Lee (25 years)
Lucy Torcasso (20 years)
Daniel Rapka (10 years)
Dean Nada Anid (5 years)
Dr. Huanying Gu (5 years)
Ambeeka Jewnandan (5 years)
"The SoECS 30-25-20 crew! We've gone through the worst of times and the best of times. Lots of great memories! And, after all these years, we're still smiling!"
-- Lucy Torcasso
(From the left: Dr. Abdolhossei Kashani, Lucy Torcasso, Dr. George Salayka, Dr. Frank Lee)
Programming skills in:
C++ or other C
Use of a version control system.
An interest in 3D graphics and Motion Capture
a background in 3D CG is a plus.
Linux is a plus.
Below is an idea of some of the projects:
Kinect programming - old and new Kinect 2 versions:
for the old Kinect 1; OpenNI, OpenCV, NiTE
New Kinect 2; Win 8, Kinect for Windows SDK, .NET?
These projects focus on computer vision. These projects can used for abstract art installations, simple games, Motion Capture applications, 3D Scanning and geometry acquisition.
These project are for all types of games and interaction with the Vicon system in real time. Ideally we could get the Oculus and the Motion Capture system integrated in real time into a video game type of program.
Character animation and the Mechanism system could be used heavily.
General 3D graphics programming for games (VFX) and UI.
Gameplay and controls.
Use of modern Web GL 3D Geometry in a browser technology.
Both static and hierarchy animations.
Use of a stereoscopic virtual camera for Oculus integration.
There is a number of other technologies.
Python is used in many of the 3D Software packages.
Interested faculty or students should contact:
NYIT Motion Capture
Director of Art Media Technology
OW 516 686-7977
Congratulations Wenjie Zhuang (CS) and Yu Wang (ECE) for winning first prize at the IEEE Conference on Security/Cyber Security and Privacy held at the IEEE Center Office in Piscataway, NJ last week! Their poster presentation titled "Detecting and Locating Man-in-the-Middle Attacks in Fixed Wireless Networks" stole the show!
Nada Anid, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the School of Education, and Sarah McPherson, Ed.D. Chair of Instructional Technology, School of Education, conducted a faculty development workshop for over 45 Science and Technology teachers in the Bellmore-Merrick School District on November 4, 2014, titled “STEM Education: An Interdisciplinary Approach.” (Presentation URL:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7NbTg7qEjg3ZHgtWTM5ZFVsSkk/view?usp=sharing)
Open house at One CA Plaza in Islandia exclusively for Long Island area college students! For more information or to register please contact Michael DuBois at email@example.com!
Advanced Institute for Transportation Education Scholarship Program
The purpose of UTRC’s Advanced Institute for Transportation Education (AITE) scholarship program is to increase the knowledge and capabilities of transportation professionals by supporting the pursuit of master’s degrees in transportation-related fields. The program supports both full-time master’s students and professionals working at participating agencies who are looking to increase their expertise through pursuit of a master’s degree. The program does NOT support the pursuit of undergraduate or PhD degrees.
All Universities that are members of the UTRC Consortium are eligible to participate in the AITE Scholarship Program. Two types of scholarships are provided through the AITE Program:
Agency Employee Scholarships
Full-time Student Scholarships
The AITE Scholarship Program is a federally-funded matching program. All UTRC funds allocated through the AITE program must be matched with non-federal funds either from participating agencies for Agency Employee recipients or from participating universities for Full-Time Student recipients.
The following document outlines the:
Eligibility requirements, terms of award, and matching fund requirements for each scholarship type;
Requirements for becoming a participating university;
Student application process;
Scholarship administration process; and
Contact information for UTRC program managers.
Program Dates and Deadlines
The following is a summary of the deadlines and important dates pertaining to the 2015 AITE Scholarship Program. These are discussed in more detail in the following document:
University Coordinators required to submit the Participating University Information Sheet to UTRC
Program Announcement distributed to University and Agency Coordinators
Completed applications due to UTRC AITE Scholarship winners announced
October 27, 2014
October 31, 2014
November 30, 2014 December 19, 2014
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, now offered in Georgia, Indiana and New Jersey, recruits current seniors, recent grads, and alumni with backgrounds in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to teach in high-need secondary schools. Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend to complete a master's degree program that includes a full school year of experience in local high-need classrooms. In turn, they commit to teach for three years in high-need secondary urban or rural schools. They also get mentoring and support from both their universities and their schools throughout their three-year commitment. Learn more here and apply by 10/13 for round 1!
Undergraduate student teams, of six members each, will be formed before the end of 2014. There are two possible options for a team: Option 1 is for teams to represent a single school of engineering or perhaps regional partnerships between schools. Option 2 is that a team consists of students from two or three countries (with at least 2 students from each country). We have a goal of 30 students representing each of the three countries (US, China, UK), for a total of 90 students, at the Summit in Beijing.
Teams will propose and develop a business plan for a start-up based on an idea/concept related to the GCs. The 14 NAE Grand Challenges are outlined at http://www.engineeringchallenges.org/. They fall within the four categories of Sustainability, Security, Health, and Joy of Living. The plan for each team will be developed prior to the summit, starting in January 2015 and ending with the final competition held during Student Day in Beijing in front of a judging panel of entrepreneurs and innovators.
The application should consist of a one-page description, in English, of the following: (1) names and contact address of the students interested; (2) topic selected; (3); option preferred; and (4) a plan stating how the team will advance its idea for the Student Day competition. Mentors will be recruited for each team by January 15, 2015. It is expected that each team will interview five people in the customer discovery process during the course of the project. The recently established Los Angeles I-Corps NSF National Node (http://lanode.org) will provide educational material and software on entrepreneurship to help with the development of the business model, including training on customer discovery techniques.
A selection committee will review the applications for the selection of the final teams with the notification expected by December 31, 2014. All participating teams are expected to attend the summit. It is anticipated that the teams selected will receive some travel support from the Summit sponsors, with all local expenses and accommodation in Beijing covered.
Questions can be directed to Yannis C. Yortsos, USC Viterbi Dean of Engineering and US Student Day organizing committee lead: firstname.lastname@example.org
White House 3D-Printed Ornament Challenge!
The Challenge, in partnership with the Smithsonian, invites makers, artists, designers, engineers, and anyone interested in 3D modeling and 3D printing to design a winter holiday-inspired ornament. Starting today and running until November 5, 2014, people can head over to Instructables to submit their design and for more details about the Challenge.
A selection of the winning ornament designs will be 3D printed and displayed in the White House during the holiday season; featured on the Smithsonian’s state-of-the-art 3D data platform, 3d.si.edu; and will join a small collection of White House ornaments in the political history division of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
With the democratization of tools and technologies like 3D printing, individuals have more opportunities to take their ideas and turn them into reality. Empowering students and adults to create, innovate, tinker, and build their ideas and solutions to problems into reality is at the heart of the Maker Movement. Since the White House Maker Faire in June, the White House has continued to support opportunities for students to learn about STEM through making, expand the resources available for maker entrepreneurs, and foster the development of advanced manufacturing in the U.S.
Once a technology that was incredibly expensive and used primarily for industrial applications, 3D printers are now available for about the cost of a laptop, and in some cases even less. 3D printing is now being used across a broad range of fields including biomedical, health care, fashion, food, engineering, automotive, and more. 3D printing uses a digital design file generated on a computer to produce an object by placing successive layers of material such as plastic or metal. One of the main benefits of the technology lies in the fact that changes can be quickly and inexpensively made to the design of an object digitally, making personalization and the production of small quantities less costly.
More and more K-12 schools now have 3D printers in makerspaces or in their libraries. Educators are using 3D modeling and 3D printing as an interactive, hands-on way to teach students key STEM concepts such as geometry, fractals, space and depth perception. And across the country, innovators are putting 3D printing to use to create everything from robotic hands to entire cars.
A "Bo-flake" ornament from 2012, featuring the likeness of Bo, the Obama family dog.
We need your help to create the first 3D-printed ornaments that will deck the halls of the White House. Host an ornament design workshop or activity in your classroom, at the local library, or your community makerspace, and then submit your designs on Instructables. Don’t forget to share your experience with us using #NationOfMakers, and continue to send us ideas for how we can engage and support the Maker community at email@example.com!
All awardees must be;
• a U.S. citizen at time of application,
• 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2015,
• able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories,
• willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD,
• a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and,
• pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART page.
*Undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university and have a high school diploma/GED. Current high school students are not eligible to apply.
**Graduate applicants can be either currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or awaiting notification of admission to such. If awaiting admission, you must be accepted for entrance in the fall 2015 term.
*Students who are currently Freshman or enrolled in a First Year Associate’s Program applicants must report an ACT or SAT Reasoning Test Score. Subject tests are not required. In addition, individuals who apply during their Freshman/First Year must obtain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale during the fall academic term of their Freshman/First Year. Freshman/First Year Associate's Program applicants will be required to submit an official transcript reflecting their fall academic term grades to establish compliance with this requirement.
**Graduate applicants must have taken the GRE and test scores must be reportable by ETS. Subject tests are not required.
Submission Deadline: 12/10/2014
Submit Your Business Plan, Technical Plan or Demo Highlighting Your Vision to Excel in a Technology Career. It is as simple and as broad as that. Please use the following as guidance:
All interested students – take a minute and check out the National Cybersecurity Career Fair, a virtual career fair that will allow you to directly connect with employers about cybersecurity job and internship opportunities in an online format over two days this Fall! NCCF will be held November 20-21, please don’t wait to register – sign up NOW at https://app.brazenconnect.com/events/cyberaces-us-career-fair! And connect with NCCF on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn!
Orientation Meeting for the Cradle of Aviation Museum Green Building Design Competition
Saturday Nov. 1, 2014
1:30-3:00 pm at the Museum
Cradle of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Garden City, NY 11530
Please RSVP to Ms. Lucy Torcasso:
Teams of NYIT students will work with faculty, alumni
and museum officials to design a green building!
Learn more about this exciting project by attending
this orientation meeting!