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Feb 14 2012

Dean Delivers Keynote on Sustainable Transport in Dubai

Praising Dubai’s latest improvements in road safety and green public transportation, Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, delivered the keynote address at the 4th Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (DAST) ceremony. Her audience at the Dubai World Trade Center included Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, among leaders of Dubai’s public and private sector.

To read more about her speech, visit NYIT Dean Encourages Sustainable Transport in Dubai in NYIT News.

Feb 14 2012

Dean Invited to the White House for Engineering Partnership Launch

NYIT’s Dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences joined senior U.S. officials, engineering academic leaders, and Intel executives at the White House last week to address nationwide engineering student retention and graduation rates. Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., a member of the Public Policy Committee of the Engineering Deans Council of ASEE, is collaborating with the group on a nationwide effort to measure, evaluate, and celebrate excellence in retention, graduation, and diversity in engineering education. Click here to learn about the partnership.

Feb 13 2012

NYIT Encourages STEM Education

From a national collaboration with the White House to a new Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center on Long Island, NYIT is working to encourage students to pursue majors and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). “Everything you touch has an engineering component,” said Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, in a cover story in Long Island Business News on the need for students in STEM. (Subscription is required.)

Jan 13 2012

Intrepid Seeking Fellows for Camp GOALS for Girls 2012

All graduate and undergraduate students, particularly women in the engineering fields at NYIT, are invited to apply to be fellows for the Intrepid's Camp GOALS for Girls 2012 program. Get more information (PDF).

Jan 06 2012

NYIT Computer Science Students Featured on CNN

Ten job offers for a new college graduate? Check out the Jan. 6 segment on CNN, Cracking the code toward a new job, on the popularity of computer science at universities such as NYIT. CNN features NYIT students and a recent grad, along with Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, who talks about the thrill of inventing and creating new technologies. 

Dec 21 2011

NYIT Fills Demand for Engineers

Learn how NYIT is filling demand for engineers: collaborations with industry, new labs, tech camps for college credit, and efforts to attract women engineers. Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, previews new initiatives and explains how NYIT prepares its students for careers in engineering in “LI Schools Filling Engineering Demand,” published on Dec. 21, 2011, in Long Island Business News. Read More.

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. 

Read more

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.  

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