NYIT Architecture Students Design and Build Beach Project
NYIT Architecture Students Design and Build Beach Project
NYIT Celebrates International Education Week
Men’s Soccer Wins ECC Championship with 1-0 Victory over LIU Post
Dr. Jerry Balentine New Vice President for Medical Affairs and Global Health
NYIT Management Students Advance to Fed Challenge Semi-Finals
Job Search Strategies
Head in the Cloud? Protecting Your Privacy in a Mobile World
Give ‘Em the Business: Resources for Management Students
“Year of Turkey 2014” - Conference: Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry-A Global Perspective
School of Engineering & Computing Sciences Graduate Info Session
This is the annual Metro-LI Fall Zone Summit, a jam packed day of workshops, competitions, motivational speakers and captivating festivities, hosted at New York Institute of Technology . On Saturday September 27, come out and enjoy a day of networking with your fellow #MightyMetroMembers and E-board members, while empowering yourself and your fellow members with tips and plans for success in your academics and future careers. Compete with colleges for glory in brand new competitions . Above all, let the Metro-LI Fall Zone conference cater to your burning desire for academic and professional success.
LI TECH JOB FAIR is a one-day Tech-Focused Job Fair created specifically to connect talented tech job seekers with Long Island companies’ seeking to fill technology-related positions.
We have created a Tech Job Fair that benefits the Long Island tech community and allows companies of all sizes the opportunity to directly recruit from Long Island’s talent pool of software engineers, UX & UI designers, growth hackers, data scientists, web developers and beyond!
Exhibiting companies will have unprecedented access to talent from Long Island’s top students from St. Joseph’s College, Hofstra University, Stony Brook University, NYIT and – of course – the extremely talented pool of experienced & seasoned candidates from some of the top leading technology companies.
Date: October 15, 2014
Where: LaunchPad Huntington - 315 Main St., 2nd Fl, Huntington
Time: 12pm - 8pm
Fee: FREE for Job Seekers
Register - NOW
Our event features a technical session presented by a MathWorks engineer:
New York, N.Y. and Old Westbury, N.Y. (Sept. 17, 2014) – For the 17th consecutive year, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) is ranked a top regional university by U.S. News & World Report, and, for the third year in a row, is named among the top 50 universities in the north in the 2015 rankings.
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 more than 12,000 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, nearly 100,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.
We invite seniors who plan to pursue graduate education in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, or any of the Engineering disciplines to explore the Tufts University Soft Material Robotics – IGERT website. Information on how to apply for a 2015 Soft Material Robotics – IGERT Fellowship is available on the website.
As a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s prestigious IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) award, Tufts University has accepted the challenge of establishing new models for graduate education and training. Our goal is to create a collaborative environment in which our research transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries, with a focus on soft material robotics.
IBM and IEEE are in search of creative team based student projects that can help students at any level learn about applying engineering, science and other disciplines to solve real world problems. It's a great opportunity to put your engineering skills to use…and earn cash prizes too!
The competition is open to college/university students from all geographic locations. Student teams should have three to five team members in any year of university study. At least one team member must be an IEEE member. To find out more about this exciting opportunity, visit: Planet Challenge or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cybsersecurity Panel Discussion and Tour will take place Tuesday, October 7, 2014 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at the United States Secret Service New York (Brooklyn) Field Office. During the event students will listen to an engaging panel discussion and question and answer period with DHS cybersecurity experts from several DHS Components who will speak about DHS’ role in cybersecurity and cyber careers at DHS. They only pre-req is an interest in cyber security, and US Citizenship! Reach out to the Dean's office to sign up before the spots fill up!
The event will include...
- Welcome and Opening Remarks
- Panel Discussion
- Question and Answer Session
The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship Program provides U.S. graduate students in science and engineering with an opportunity to spend 8 weeks (10 weeks for Japan) during the summer conducting research at one of the seven host locations in East Asia and Pacific: Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan. The program is a collaboration between NSF and counterpart agencies in each host location.
EAPSI is open to graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are enrolled in a research-oriented Masters or Ph.D. program in science or engineering. Applicants must propose a research project in a field of science, engineering or STEM education supported by NSF, including Engineering; Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Materials Science); Biological Sciences; Geosciences; Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences; Education (STEM); and Multidisciplinary Research in these fields. Applicants identify and contact host researchers on their own, prior to submitting their EAPSI proposal; lists of prospective host institutions are available at the end of each Handbook.
NSF provides EAPSI Fellows with a $5,000 stipend and roundtrip airplane ticket to the host location. Our foreign counterparts provide in-country living expenses and accommodations (arrangements vary by host location). Please see www.nsf.gov/eapsi for additional information for the Program Solicitation (NSF 13-593); host location-specific Handbooks; How to Apply Guide; and Helpful Tips Applicants.
In 2015, approximately 215 EAPSI Fellows travel to seven locations in the East Asia and Pacific:
Australia – 30
China – 40
Japan – 65
Korea – 25
New Zealand – 15
Singapore – 15
Taiwan - 25
The application submission deadline for the Summer 2015 is November 13, 2014.
EAPSI Informational Webinars will be conducted on Tue, September 9 and Fri, October 17, 2014, at 2:00 pm ET. Log-in instructions will be available at www.nsf.gov/eapsi
Interested in applying? Send your resume to James Thannickal
Data Analyst – Job Description
The data analyst will be responsible for importing, transforming, validating or modeling data with the purpose of understanding or drawing conclusions from the data in order to drive clinical and operational decision-making within the Department of Radiology.
The data analyst’s responsibilities may include presenting data in charts, graphs and tables as well as designing and developing relational databases for collecting data.
Analytical Skills: Data analysts work with large amounts of data: facts, figures and number crunching.
Communication Skills: Must communicate well with team members and ancillary resources.
Attention to Detail: The conclusions drawn from this data analysis will drive critical departmental initiatives. Accuracy and attention to detail are paramount.
Math Skills: Understanding of basic statistical methods.
Programming Skills: This role requires an understanding of programming logic, although no experience with a specific programming language is required. Python programming experience a plus. Familiarity with SQL will be an important part of the data analyst role.
Educational Requirements: Bachelors of Science in any related fields.
Overall Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Must have strong analytical skills and an understanding of system databases, data elements, and application software solutions to maximize data gathering and data analysis. Must be comfortable working with physicians, healthcare providers and other stakeholders in the organization. Have the ability to interpret their intent and application. Demonstrates the ability to handle a variety of responsibilities under pressure. Must be able to function independently. Demonstrates good communication skills.
Participate in NASA's 5th Annual RASC-AL Exploration Robo-Ops university rover engineering design competition as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The 2015 design competition is looking for innovative and creative ideas for prototype rover designs from undergraduate and graduate level engineering students.
Not to be confused with NASA's original RASC-AL Aerospace Concepts competition, which is based upon conceptual designs on themes related to space exploration, RASC-AL Exploration Robo-Ops (aka, Robo-Ops) is a design competition in which participants are required to physically build and test prototype planetary rovers at the NASA Johnson Space Center's Rock Yard.
Based on a review of the Project Plans by the Robo-Ops Steering Committee, up to eight (8) qualifying teams will be selected to receive a $10,000 award to facilitate full participation in Robo-Ops, including expenses for rover development, materials, testing equipment, hardware and software.
At the 2015 Robo-Ops Competition in Houston, the rovers will compete on a simulated planetary environment under the supervision of NASA judges. The remaining team members will stay behind at the local university to conduct "mission control" tasks. Replicating how robots and astronauts will work together in the near future on human space exploration missions, the prototype rovers will be tele-operated by the teams' mission control centers via real-time video feed from the rovers' on-board cameras. During the competition, the rovers must negotiate a series of obstacles while accomplishing relevant tasks within the given time.
Up to $12,000 in prize money is available to the winning teams.
For complete information on the 2015 Robo-Ops Competition, please visit the Robo-Ops Website. You may also be interested in viewing a brief, 45-second promotional video about Robo-Ops, as well as the attached 2-page RASC-AL Competitions Handout, which has information about both of the exciting and prestigious RASC-AL student design competitions, including Robo-Ops.
SoECS Dean Nada Marie Anid joined Marta Panero, Ph.D., SoECS’s director of strategic partnerships, and other NYIT representatives at meetings in Peru for the international partnership “Pathways to Cleaner Production in the Americas.” Dean Anid presented work on global research collaborations. See the story here.
The conclusion of NYIT’s second successful summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) was capped by presentations on July 29 from the 10 participants to an audience of faculty and graduate students. Hailing from NYIT, York University (City College), Gordon College, Missou, University of Redlands, Lewis & Clark College, Mills College and University of Central Florida, student teams presented on research topics under the NYIT REU’s main theme of mobile/smartphone security, including smartphone authentication, indoor localization using wifi, and the development of an Android app. The highly competitive 10-week program, which accepted only 10 students from 110 applicants, included presentations by NYIT faculty on topics ranging from research approaches to public speaking; lectures by industry experts; field trips ; and cultural/social activities including a July 4 barbecue.
NYIT student Kazi Raihan cited a field trip to AT&T as one highlight: “At AT&T, we met researchers and saw this new encryption cipher that uses smartphones to decode seemingly random marks on paper to legible plain text by simply viewing them with the camera.” He also described the invaluable research experience: “In 10 weeks, we had to learn about a field, develop theories, design and conduct experiments to validate these theories, and finally have results ready to be presented in a poster and paper. Presenting our findings to others on multiple occasions allowed us to become more comfortable with public speaking; something that haunts many people.”
Led by Dr. Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong, NYIT’s REU program is funded by prestigious three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, which applies to the three-year period of April 1, 2013 through March 31, 2016. Two of the five research papers co-authored with 2013 REU fellows were published or accepted to peer reviewed international conferences, while another two poster presentations were featured at the 2013 NYIT Cybersecurity Conference at NYIT-Manhattan.
NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences’ Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) participants have been keeping busy this summer with hands-on research activities and field trips to relevant technology sites in New York City. The REU program is a 10-week NSF-funded research experience for undergraduate students at colleges and universities across the U.S. NYIT’s REU site, “ provides 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.
The 10 REU students recently went on tours to the Research and Development labs and offices at Motorola and AT&T here in New York, where they gained valuable exposure to applied research labs in the smartphone industry, and engaged in relevant research discussions with high-level professionals in the field of mobile device security and wireless networks.
At Motorola, the REU participants got a close-up look at the R&D offices and innovation labs, and toured the Motorola Solution Centers and Design Lab. While there, they sat in on two seminars on security in mobile devices, specifically in their payment and wireless systems. Later, at the AT&T Security Research Center, REU students toured the lab and received a demo of the new LTE testbed, and participated in a research talk with professional researchers on various topics like wireless network security, malware detection, encryption techniques, and case studies done by AT&T.
This year’s REU students are Chris DelBello of Loyola University, Arban Nichols of York College, CUNY, Christopher Piekarski of NYIT, Peter Story of Gordon College, Christie Yeh of Gordon College, Wendy Rummerfield of University of Redlands, Ido Shoshani of Lewis and Clark College, Gabriela Llave of University of Central Florida, and Luis Shinin of NYIT.
Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., has dedicated a significant portion of her tenure as Dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences toward leveling the playing field in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines and professions for women and minorities. She frequently speaks at panels that seek to engage female and minority groups in STEM, and is an expert on recruitment and retention tactics at the college level intended to make lucrative and important professions in engineering, technology, and entrepreneurship available to a diverse array of qualified individuals.
Most recently, Dean Anid spoke at a panel at the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce’s 11th annual Executive Women’s Conference (SACC EWC), on Thursday, May 8 at the NASDAQ building in Times Square. She spoke alongside high-level business women and female media professionals about best strategies to get women more involved in executive roles in business, tech, and STEM fields. In response to concerns that women remain underrepresented and uninvolved in the growing technology and entrepreneurship sectors, Dean Anid cited SoECS’ recent successful initiatives to recruit girls to STEM, such as NYIT’s new Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC), which will encourage students to combine creativity, engineering design skills, and financial literacy to build their business acumen.
Dr. Anid’s panel included Devika Bulchandani, Managing Director of Global Strategy for McCann Erikson, Bodil Eriksson, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Brand, and Communications for Volvo Cars, and Ebba Kleberg Von Sydow, a Swedish author, journalist, and TV host. The panel covered a range of topics on the subject of equality for women in the office and laboratory, from the emergence of gender stereotype-busting toys like Goldiblox, to how to help high school and college-aged girls remain dedicated to pursuing a STEM degree. Drawing on personal and professional experience, she emphasized the importance of fostering self-confidence in young women, and incorporating a human element into the process of making science more female-friendly. In reference to recent and successful equality initiatives taken by NYIT in the recruitment process, Dean Anid said, “Digital outreach is not enough. To get more women involved in science, our girls need to see for themselves that they’re not the only girl in the room. They need human contact, an emotional connection.”
In addition to her talk at the Executive Women’s Conference, Dr. Anid also served as a panelist and STEM promoter at the Islip Town Branch NAACP’s “Planning Ahead: How to Prepare Your Child to Succeed in the Job Market and in Careers in STEM.” The event, which was held Monday, April 28 at the Brentwood Public Library, drew a crowd of over 80 students and parents from the region. Dean Anid spoke to the audience of middle and high school students and their parents about the benefits of pursuing studies and careers in STEM. Citing the many accomplishments of NYIT’s chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers, and IEEE, the Dean highlighted the many success stories of current NYIT students and alumni, in particular minority students, who have made great strides in STEM fields and hold important jobs in their fields.
On Thursday, May 15, NYIT held it’s second-annual Transforming Undergraduate Education Workshop and luncheon at the de Seversky Mansion in Old Westbury. The event, which is funded by a National Science Foundation Grant, is open to high school and college teachers, professors, administrators, and students, and seeks to stimulate interest in STEM fields, in particular among the female and minority demographic. This year’s workshop was specifically geared toward investigating potential avenues toward teaching students to apply STEM learning into the healthcare industry. The goals of the workshop are:
Attendees had the chance to hear NYIT faculty speak about the ways in which the Electrical and Computer Engineering curriculum encourages students to envision and explore real-world applications for wireless technologies, and were treated to a showcase of exemplary student engineering projects. Current NYIT students who presented their work also provided valuable insight to high school students about what studying college-level engineering is all about—from day-to-day academics to the NYIT and external resources such as social life and community service opportunites.
The event was organized by Dr. Tao Zhang, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NYIT. Dr. Zhang, who is also the Principal Investigator for the NSF grant that supports the workshop, says that her vision for the workshop is that “through the use of state-of-the-art technologies and real-life healthcare-related projects integrated throughout the program, will heighten students’ interest in pursuing Engineering programs and increase enrollment and retention in this major.”
Teachers from high schools across the New York Metropolitan area were in attendance, with representatives from Brentwood High School, Sacred Heart Academy, Saint Demetrios High School of Astoria, Bronx Collegiate Academy, Manhasset High School, and Plainview Old Bethpage JFK High School. Also in attendance were members of the Mill Neck Family of Organizations and SUNY-Farmingdale State College. All of these Long-Island regional teachers were recognized by Dr. Nada Anid, Dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, at the event for their contributions to STEM education.
NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences has recently supported the CTE Technical Assistance Center of NY by hosting Engineering By Design teacher training in it’s facilities at the Old Westbury campus. Engineering by Design (EbD) is a standards-based pre-engineering program for children in grades K-12. It was developed by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) to deliver technological literacy in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) contexts, and can be implemented using existing technology infrastructure in public schools.
The Engineering by Design program is an technology-integrative educational model used by schools who are developing themes in STEM and IT, and are seeking to increase all students' achievement in technology, science, mathematics, and English through authentic, hands-on learning. EbD students will be prepared with the knowledge and abilities that will help them to become informed, successful citizens in tune with the technologically advanced 21st century world in which we live.
The goals of the EbD program are:
The NYIT-hosted training session took place from June 30-July 3, 2014 in Harry Schure Hall rooms 211 and 212. Additional information about the NYIT EbD training is available on the Oneida-Boces website. The Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES is the lead agency in the Engineering by Design™ Consortium for New York state. In 2012, we brought this exciting, pre-engineering program to school districts in New York state.
NYIT's School of Engineering and Computing Sciences is proud to welcome a talented group of high school students from across the greater NY-metropolitan region for its first session of the Summer 2014 Technology and Engineering Experience. The program, which is run daily in a day-camp style format, is a fun and informative way to introduce high schoolers to engineering and technology by offering them a hands-on education in robotics, hacking, and game development.
The Manhattan camp, which takes place July 7 - 18, includes field trips to facilities in New York City such as the Time Warner Center and Lincoln Center to allow campers to explore state-of-the-art 21st century technologies in the heart of the city. The experience will serve as a career discovery opportunity for students with an interest in engineering, as NYIT faculty members, career service representatives, and distinguished industry leaders will speak with them about what they can expect if they choose to undertake studies and a career in the fields of engineering and computer science. Campers receive 2 college credits toward their degree at NYIT.
A second session of the camp will be held August 4-15 at the Old Westbury campus. To learn more, visit the Summer 2014 Technology and Engineering Experience webpage.
Summer campers with teacher and coordinator Saverio Marsicano
Intel's new "Stay With It" resources for college students include educational events, resources, discussions/Q&A's with industry leaders, and contests. To celebrate its brand new design and website, anyone who signs up for a profile on staywithit.org is eligible to win one of 5 ASUS Transformer books powered by an Intel® Atom™ processor (U.S. only). Check out the new site: www.staywithit.org. The deadline to enter is June 27, 2014. Click here to sign up and learn more.
NYIT has previously supported the Stay With It initiative by inviting students to join a social media campaign and national prep rally dedicated to encouraging students stick with their engineering programs. Last year, two NYIT students won Intel-powered laptops.
The Stay With It initiative is a nation-wide effort lead by the Intel Corporation to address high attrition rates in U.S. engineering programs. Stay With It began in response to President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness in 2012, and works to create a community of engineering students, teachers, and industry professionals who are willing to share their stories and inspire others to continue the path toward an engineering degree in spite of (and because of!) any obstacles and difficulty they might experience along the way.