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Dec 12 2014

NYIT Wins Grant to Develop STEM Programs

Dec 12 2014

NYIT-Abu Dhabi M.S. Granted Local Accreditation

Dec 08 2014

NYIT Study: Thyroid Hormones Reduce Animal Cardiac Arrhythmias

Dec 04 2014

NYIT At White House Event to Announce Commitment to Expand College Access

Dec 04 2014

NYIT Signs Agreement with Wardell International

Dec 18 2014

Long Island’s Finest

Jan 06 2015

Transfer Enrollment Day

Jan 07 2015

Transfer Enrollment Day

Jan 08 2015

Transfer Enrollment Day

Jan 27 2015

Internship Certificate Program - Orientation I

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences News
Jul 29 2014

2014 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at NYIT

Summer Research Experience Students

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.

Check out the 2014 REU presentation photos!

Jul 21 2014

REU Students Visit Motorola and AT&T

REU students at Motorola

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.

Jul 11 2014

SoECS Dean Promotes Equality in STEM at Panels Across the NY-Metro Region

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.

Jul 11 2014

NYIT Hosts Second Annual NSF-Funded Transforming Undergraduate Education Workshop

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:

  1. to build applications-oriented wireless networked systems that demonstrate applications of engineering in healthcare;
  2. to attract and motivate undergraduate engineering students to pursue engineering programs of study;
  3. to incorporate faculty research into curriculum development and instruction;
  4. to develop undergraduate research through authentic application-oriented projects for innovations in healthcare.

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.

Jul 09 2014

NYIT Hosts Engineering by Design Teacher Training in Old Westbury

Engineering by Design

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:

  • Provide a standards-based K-12 program that ensures that all students are technologically literate.
  • Provide opportunities for all students without regard to gender or ethnic origin.
  • Provide clear standards and expectations for increasing student achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  • Provide leadership and support that will produce continuous improvement and innovation in the program.
  • Restore America's status as the leader in innovation.
  • Provide a program that constructs learning from a very early age and culminates in a capstone experience that leads students to become the next generation of engineers, technologists, innovators, and designers.

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.

Jul 08 2014

NYIT Welcomes High School Students for Summer 2014 Technology and Engineering Experience

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 2014 Technology and Engineering Experience

Summer  campers with teacher and coordinator Saverio Marsicano

Jun 24 2014

NYIT Students Invited to “Stay With It” and Enter to Win a New Laptop

Stay With It Logo

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 is eligible to win one of 5 ASUS Transformer books powered by an Intel® Atom™ processor (U.S. only). Check out the new site: 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.

Jun 18 2014

NYIT Signs Letter of Support for Makers, Celebrates First-Ever National Day of Making

Recent grassroots initiatives for the DIY movement focused on the democratization of high-tech tools such as 3D printers, computer-aided design software, and laser cutters are reaching huge audiences and steadily gaining high level support. This new “Maker Movement” is working to empower Americans to become producers of things—not just consumers of things—by holding “Maker Faires” across the country. Maker Faires have taken place in New York City, Silicon Valley, and everywhere in between, and draw thousands of attendees, artisans, startups, and established companies to showcase the products of their creativity and hard work.

In a recent letter to the White House, New York Institute of Technology joined scores of American colleges, universities, and technical institutes to declare its commitment to fostering the maker movement on campus through supporting research, expanded access to scientific and technological labs, encouraging making in senior design projects, investing in makerspaces accessible to all students, and supporting education, outreach, and service learning that encourages and inspires young makers.

In response to this letter, President Barack Obama officially declared June 18, 2014 National Day of Making, and is hosting the first-ever White House Maker Faire in Washington, D.C. Of the day, he says: "This event celebrates every maker--from students learning STEM skills to entrepreneurs launching new businesses to innovators powering the renaissance in American manufacturing. I am calling on people across the country to join us in sparking creativity and encouraging invention in their communities." To read his entire statement, click here.

NYIT's School of Engineering and Computing Sciences is especially dedicated to supporting making, and many of its students and faculty are taking full advantage of the state-of-the-art making tools in SoECS lab facilities. 3D printing has been used to fulfill a variety of needs on campus. For example, one student printed a model airfoil for a senior design project, which was tested in a wind tunnel. His purpose was to validate results from a computation fluid dynamics software program. Another student printed housing for a bike-mounted Peltier cooling system. Student clubs like the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), are taking advantage of the rapid protoyping capability of the 3D printer to manifest and perfect designs on a variety of robotics projects. Gears, clamps, hooks, linkages, and brackets are printed right here at NYIT in a fraction of the time it would take to fabricate these items in more traditional methods. One NYIT engineering student even printed the parts to create his own 3D printer!

While mechanical engineering students utilize the 3D printer with frequency, NYIT Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering students are also using this technology in creative ways. One team of ECE students recently built a pill dispenser that was can be electronically personalized to dispense medication in the proper doses and times.

See the photos below for some examples of NYIT making:

National Day of Making

National Day of Making

National Day of Making

National Day of Making

Jun 13 2014

NYIT Energy Conference 2014 Focuses on Transportation

Old Westbury, N.Y.  (June 13, 2014) – A student-led drone demonstration and in-depth presentations about drone applications took center stage at New York Institute of Technology’s annual energy conference yesterday.>

Energy in Motion: Energy by Road, Rail, and Drone featured expert panelists on alternative energy, regional transportation challenges and solutions, and future technologies that will safely and quickly transport people and products. Conference attendees also enjoyed test drives around campus in three Tesla Model S cars, high-end electric cars with zero emissions.

Drones: Evolution and Applications

Drones: Evolution and Applications

Students from the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers showcased The Osprey, a six-rotor drone they built for a national contest held by the organization. With its motors buzzing and propellers whirling, The Osprey lifted off from a patio at NYIT de Seversky Mansion, hovered momentarily, and then successfully delivered a small weight to a nearby platform before gliding through a makeshift goalpost. Student Nick Engel controlled the drone with a remote as his classmates watched and conference attendees recorded the demonstration on smartphones.

Assistant Professor James Scire, Jr., Ph.D., said the presentation “was an excellent showcase of the students’ talent and demonstrated the importance of club activities for student development.”

Scire noted that the demonstration reinforced the points that drone experts made during the conference panel on drone technology. Mary “Missy” Cummings, Ph.D., of Duke University, noted that drones are emerging as a major industry with applications ranging from artistic expression and commerce to inspections, firefighting, and resource surveillance. In England and India, companies have experimented with using drones to deliver pizzas, while in the United States, Amazon raised eyebrows in some quarters with its announcement last year that it would begin a drone-by-delivery service.

Drones save energy and reduce pollution, Cummings said, and that as the infrastructure of drone systems grows, the industry will the source of new jobs for those trained as drone engineers, ground controllers, and network supervisors. Engineers and other professionals are also working on security and safety issues as the industry expands. 

“You have got to get serious about expanding your robotics program,” Cummings advised. In your local schools, primary, secondary, and college levels. You’ve got to get more of your people in these programs…it’s a real technology investment that all states need to make.”

Cummings presentation was followed by two TEDx videos by Andreas Raptopoulos and Paola Santana, co-founders of Matternet, a Silicon Valley start-up that is launching a new transportation system of drone networks to deliver small packages in remote areas.

Long Island’s Transportation Challenges

The conference opened with a sobering assessment of Long Island’s future based on a recent survey of 413 millennials who overwhelmingly agreed that they would leave Long Island because of high housing costs and an inability to find jobs aligned with their salary expectations and skills. Martin R. Cantor, Ph.D., director of the Long Island Center for Socio-Economic Policy, said Long Island’s economic problems are tied to energy and transportation challenges that affect the labor force.

Transportation experts from the Long Island Rail Road and Nassau County spoke of new improvements to the rails and roads, including an $8 billion LIRR project to provide access to Manhattan’s East Side and plans to investigate a fixed rail system that reduce traffic and emissions in central Nassau County. 

Alternative Innovations

The final panel explored innovations in alternative fuels and technology, including natural gas fueling stations, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and green vehicles.

Ken Daly, president, National Grid New York, said natural gas offers significant economic and environmental benefits for Long Island. The industry is growing, with

“Each year, we’re advancing the technology,” Daly said, noting that he expects to see natural gas vehicles represent five to ten percent of all vehicles in the future as gas networks are modernized and expanded.

Jessica Harrison of DNV GL, said the nation’s electric vehicle charging network is growing from individual stations to a sophisticated system that will help support the electric grid. Wireless charging prototypes also have been developed and pilot programs are underway in New York City.

The conference’s final speaker, Joseph Ambrosio, (BS, ’94), chief technical officer of Unique Technical Services, LLC, said the majority of imported fuel is used in transportation, which makes the development of more “green vehicles” important as a factor in reducing energy costs.

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 13,000 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

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Jun 13 2014

Dean Nada Anid Profiled Among Women Engineering Deans from Across the U.S.

Women Engineering Deans

Dr. Nada Anid, Dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at NYIT, has recently been featured in an article on highlighting the work of female Engineering Deans from across the United States.

The article is full of helpful insight into what it's like to pursue engineering at the college and graduate level, and is brimming with valuable advice for young women who are interested in an engineering degree. Dean Anid is featured alongside Dr. Cherry A. Murray of Harvard College's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Dr. Candis Claiborn of Washington State University's College of Engineering and Architecture, and Dr. Barbara D. Boyan of Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Engineering. 

To read more about Dean Anid, and other prominent female Deans, check out the full article on CareerGlider.

May 16 2014

SWE Members Celebrate One Year of STEM Outreach with Science Fair at NYIT

Society of Women Engineers

On May 12, 2014, Society of Women Engineers (SWE) members Michelle Messenger and Adriana Maldonado celebrated a year’s worth of hard work and dedication to promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics to local youth by hosting a science fair at NYIT’s Manhattan campus. The fair featured 16 young scientists from the Renaissance School of the Arts in Harlem who were eager to present their work and explain their experiments to NYIT student, staff, and faculty judges. As part of NYIT SWE’s ongoing partnership with Citizen Schools, Messenger and Maldonado have spent one day a week at Renaissance School teaching 6th grade students all about STEM—from LEGO Robotics to lemon batteries—you name it, they covered it. Their work with Citizen Schools serves to extend the children’s school day, all while enriching their education with hands-on knowledge about STEM topics.

 The apprentices at the May 12 science fair showcased their ability to create basic electricity generators using common household objects such as cardboard boxes, magnets, and metal wire. Their generators were able to light up LEDs without the aid of any batteries or other sources of power. The 6th graders, who expressed excitement about being able to create such gadgets on their own, impressed NYIT engineering students with their ability to describe the fundamental principles of electricity that they learned under Maldonado and Messenger’s fun and informative classroom leadership.

In addition to teaching the students about the basics of electricity and engineering, Maldonado and Messenger covered a variety of STEM topics to get their apprentices excited about science. During the fall semester, they lead workshops for the students on LEGO Robotics and carbon footprint reduction, and encouraged the kids to think critically about how technology and scientific knowledge can make positive impacts on society. It was a fulfilling experience for both women. Said Messinger, “It was really cool to see the kids learning and absorbing the information. I would definitely do this program again.”

Citizen Schools is a not-for-profit organization that partners with middle schools across the U.S. to expand the learning day for children in low-income or underperforming school districts. 

Citizen School Poster

May 15 2014

ASME Students Build Drone, Participate in Student Professional Development Conference


ASME members Derek Stack, Archie Yepes, Colin Vinson, and Nick Engel all sought to participate in this year’s Student Design Competition, which challenged young engineers to design a remote-controlled, heavy-lifting hovering aircraft that can pass through gates and drop a payload on a target. The competition was designed to simulate water-bucket drops on a forest fire. Unfortunately, due to two late equipment failures, NYIT’s ASME team was unable to compete at regionals, but thanks to their perseverance and hard work, their multi-rotor machine is already stronger and better than ever before, and ready to compete at the international exposition in the fall. The ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress Exposition is slated to take place November 11-20, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec.

NYIT’s student section of ASME has been developing their custom built, heavy-lift multi-rotor drone (pictured above) for several months now, and look forward to testing it on the playing field in November. They have built this machine thanks to the practice and research experience they were able to complete by working with three quadcopters that were donated to NYIT earlier this year.  The funds used to purchase the drones were given by SoECS alumnus Robert A Russo, who graduated from NYIT in 1969 with his B.S. in Aeronautical Technology.


May 09 2014

SAE Car Show Draws More than 50 Unique Vehicles to Benefit U.S. Veterans

SAE Annual Car Show

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) of NYIT held their second annual Car Show to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project on April 27, 2014. This year’s show was organized by SAE student leadership, and drew more than 50 rare, exotic, and unique cars to the parking lots of NYIT’s Old Westbury campus. This year’s event built on the success of last year’s inaugural car show, drawing a large crowd for some fun in the sun, delicious barbecued food, and a glimpse at a number of glamorous vehicles, all to benefit a charity organization dedicated to helping the men and women of the United States military who have been wounded in combat.

The show included a variety of American muscle cars and student-owned vehicles. In attendance were several automotive clubs from the greater Long Island area, such as the New York Mustangs, Truck Mafia International, LI Rigs, and many more. Notably, Ludmilla Amani, Associate Professor of Telecommunications and Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology at NYIT, along with her organization, the Driving Force Club, presented more than 25 exotic vehicles at the show, including member-owned McLarens, Lamborginis, Ferraris, Aventadors, GTI’s, and many more.

Also in attendance were several representatives from the United States military to show their support for NYIT and the Wounded Warrior Project. Staff Sergeant Ryan Bhoorasingh and his men of the New York Army National Guard, who brought with them two impressive armored vehicles to exhibit at the show.

Along with raising awareness for the daily challenges that our wounded veterans face on a day to day basis, the car show also shed light on the efforts and progress that locally-based companies are making toward creating a greener Long Island. EmPower Solar and The Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition attended the show and gave informative presentations to attendees on the benefits of alternative fuels, green engineering, and the future of the automotive industry.

The event was a great success, and many of those involved expressed a hope that the SAE car show will continue as an annual NYIT tradition. SAE President, Anthony Reyes, emphasized the do-it-yourself, grassroots spirit of the event, saying “the car show is a shining reminder of all the good that NYIT students can do all on their own, and the leaders that they will be in the future.” The success of this year's car show serves as an excellent example of the ways in which NYIT and its surrounding community can come together to affect positive change--and have a good time. 

Show Trophy

This "Best in Show" trophy was designed and created by SAE member and Mechanical Engineering research student James Kelleher using a laser-cutter in NYIT's lab facilities.

May 05 2014

Senior and Master’s Presentations Spring 2014




Project Title



ETEC 495-M01

Monday, May 12, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Home Automation System

Elhadji Niang, and Troy A. Maxwell

EGGC 815 (MA)

ETEC 495-M01

Monday, May 12,

3:00pm – 5:00pm

4x4x4 LED Cube

Alassane Faye

EGGC 815 (MA)

INCS 870 (MS Final Project)

Wednesday, May 14

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Data Loss Prevention

Abdullah M. Alabbas

JJTH 409


INCS 870 (MS Final Project)

Wednesday, May 14

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Freeware vs. Paid Anti-Virus Software

Mateusz Wojtas

JJTH 409


INCS 870 (MS Final Project)

Wednesday, May 14

4:00pm – 6:00pm

LOIC-TCP/SYNFlood Attack Detection

Matthew Virga

JJTH 409


INCS 870 (MS Final Project

Wednesday, May 14

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Privilege Separation of Web Application Database Access

Michael McDermott

JJTH 409


EENG 489

Friday, May 16,

9:00am – 11:30am

A Closed-Loop System for Gastric Disorder Management


JJTH 409 (OW)

EENG 489

Friday, May 16,

9:00am – 11:30am

Vibrating Posture Suit: Sensory Posture Feedback System


JJTH 409 (OW)

EENG 491

Friday, May 16,

9:00am – 11:30am

Smart Pillbox


JJTH 409 (OW)

EENG 491

Friday, May 16,

9:00am – 11:30am

3-D Magnetic Tracking System


JJTH 409 (OW)

EENG 491

Friday, May 16,

9:00am – 11:30am

AndorRC: An Android Remote Control Car


JJTH 409 (OW)

EENG 491

Friday, May 16,

9:00am – 11:30am

Smart Living: A Voice-Controlled System


JJTH 409 (OW)

EENG 491

Friday, May 16,

9:00am -11:30am

Activity Measurement for Parkinson’s Disease Patients


JJTH 409 (OW)


May 7 Full Schedule:



Team Name

Team Members

Project Title


10:00 – 10:20


Iron Men

(Entrepreneurship Pilot Program)

Aung Ye Paing

Yuhao Zhai

Daofeng Zhong


Robotic Arm


10:20 – 10:40



(Entrepreneurship Pilot Program)

Serge Jerome

Pang Yang

Hao Yu

Mingshun Zhang


Indoor Navigation System for the Visually Impaired


10:40 – 11:00



(Entrepreneurship Pilot Program)

Chen Chen

Jung Li

Felix Marchenko

Fan Yang


Drowning Detection and Alarming System


11:00 – 11:20



Deyun Yin

Huibin Zhou

Xinyi Shen

Gong Chen


Better Carrier


11:20 – 11:40



Bo Yuan

Ruoping Zhang

Wen Xie

Ben He


Automatic Patrol Aircraft


11:40 – 12:00


Smart Penguin

Jing Mu

Xiaolan Jin

Xiaotong Ji

Smt Asfar


Smart Fridge


12:00 – 2:00


Lunch Break


2:00 – 2:20



Haobing Xie

Tao Mei

Lingzhi Gao

Xinwei Yin


Danger Detection Robot


2:20 – 2:40



Dian Wang

Xian Zhang

Shiqi Yang


Driver’s Drowsiness Detection and Alarm System


2:40 – 3:00



Nahid Mosharraf

Tabassum Azad

Supreet Singh

Nusrat Lima




3:00 – 3:20



(Entrepreneurship Pilot Program)

Juned Ansari

Hao Bian

Jody Sambury

Zheng Wang


Stair Climbing Robot


3:20 – 3:40



Sujay Dutta

Ravan Singh

Mir Javed

Lamar Lyons


Helping Hand


3:40 – 4:00


Flappy Dragon

Kamalpreet Kaur

Nguyen Truong

Edgar Goldshmidt


Smart Whiteboard Eraser


4:00 – 4:20



Steavian Sampson

Julia Mello Artigas

Christopher Piekarski

Carlos Perez


Quad Copter







May 01 2014

NYIT Students Compete in the 2014 VEX Robotics Championship, Place 11th Worldwide

NYIT IEEE robotics team

Congratulations are in order for NYIT's IEEE robotics team, who recently travelled to Anaheim, California for the 2014 VEX Robotics World Championship, and placed 11th out of 62 college teams worldwide. NYIT also placed 6th out of the 22 teams who competed in the Skills Challenges portion of the competition. The championship was held April 24 – 27, and brought more than 15,000 participants from 23 countries to the Anaheim Convention Center to compete at the elementary, high school, and college levels. This year ’ team from NYIT consisted of 9 students from across disciplines, who collaborated to build this year ’ impressive and well-performing robot. Team members were Richard Mortimore, Matthew Wighton, Jesus Moo, Marissa Viggiano, Chinam Tomeda, Vito Cataccio, Kayla Ho, Nick Passaro, and Nurbolat Tulgenov. Saverio Marsicano, Senior Technician for the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at Old Westbury, serves as the team's coach.

The teams of programmers, engineers and strategists that compete in the VEX Robotics Competition must design and pilot a robot to outperform those of other teams on the playing field. In addition to technical skills and expertise in the games, the teams must exhibit an ability to communicate, collaborate, and work together under stressful conditions.

The central challenge of the games takes place on a 12' by 12' square field, which is populated by two different sizes of balls that can be thrown by the competing robots into opposing goal zones. The goal of each team that participates in the challenge is simple: to score more points than their competitor. In order to surmount the courses obstacles and defeat their opponent, the robots and their pilots must demonstrate dexterity, accuracy, speed, and power. NYIT’s robot was an especially exciting machine to watch, as it crushed all of its opponents in the opening rounds, even soaring to 1st place by the end of the 2nd day. The NYIT team finished with an exceptional 8-2 win ratio.

The competition was about more than winning to NYIT's team of engineers and strategists, who bonded over the experience and forged lasting friendships in preparation for the competition. Team member Kayla Ho said of her experience, “I always loved the idea of working with robots because they are the bridge between creativity and reality, and this team helped make that dream come true. Like all teams, we have had our ups and downs, but with teamwork, tenacity, and fun times all around, we rose above our challenges. ”This sense of pride, comradeship, and sportsmanship was shared by many team members. Chinam Tomeda, who will graduate NYIT this May, was especially glad to be on the IEEE robotics team. He said “I am glad I was able to close out my NYIT education with this experience—it will stand out as one of my favorite memories of my college life.”

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Apr 30 2014

NYIT Hosts Third Engineering and Technology Showcase Competition for High School Students


Old Westbury, N.Y. (April 30, 2014) –Now in its third year, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) attracted more student teams to its annual competition for high school students to showcase and exhibit their ongoing projects based on science and/or engineering principles than in the competition’s first two years combined. Yesterday, 20 co-ed or all-female teams vied in this competition, hailing from Brentwood High School, Commack High School, John F. Kennedy High School Plainview-Old Bethpage, and Manhasset High School.  

The competition is offered through a partnership between NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences and ConnectToTech, a volunteer organization whose mission is to inspire and support students to connect to technology educational and career opportunities through community, academic, and other partnerships. 

Students competed for awards and certificates; the top team, from Commack High School, consisting of students Anthony Bisculo and Kayla Housmand, won for its project, Low-Cost System to Detect the Occurrence of Solar Flares. A team from Commack High School has placed first in each of the three years that this competition has been held. A team comprised of Nicolette Almer and Kirina Ziadkhanpour from John F. Kennedy High School Plainview-Old Bethpage was awarded second place, as well as the distinction of Excellence in Research for its project, The Effect of TiO2 Nanoparticle Exposure on Adipose Derived Stem Cells. Third place, for the project, The Evaluation of Novel Conductive Gels for Studies on Biological Redox Reactions, also was awarded to John F. Kennedy High School Plainview-Old Bethpage, and its team member Reva Butensky.

“We are thrilled with the growth of this program and relish the opportunity to provide bright, ambitious high school students with a forum to showcase their ongoing science, technology, and engineering projects, while at the same time helping to build the pipeline for a new generation of researchers and professionals in the STEM fields,” said Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., Dean of NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences.

The competition is open to high school students to showcase their ongoing science and technology projects. Teams must demonstrate understanding of the underlying science and technology concepts for their projects, which are evaluated based on originality, potential for practical application(s), and the significance of the problem they seek to address. Each team must include at least one female student.

“Our students reap many benefits from participating in competitions like this, but being an active part of the science community on Long Island is by far the most valuable,” said Gary Repetto, department head; Science, Brentwood High School, which entered 9 teams in the showcase.

Judith Murrah, ConnectToTech president said, “I want to thank NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences for its partnership with the ConnectToTech program. I am so happy that together, we can influence so many students and teachers.”

Manhasset High School entered five teams in the competition; Commack entered four, and John F. Kennedy High School Plainview-Old Bethpage entered two teams.

"Plainview-Old Bethpage has participated in ConnectToTech since its inception. Each year we return because the day provides our students with such a positive experience as they share their work with truly interested judges and faculty.  The cooperative exchange of ideas and opportunity to view the work of other young women is especially rewarding," noted Mary Lou O'Donnell, Research Coordinator at John F. Kennedy High School Plainview-Old Bethpage.

New York Community Bank Foundation and ConnectToTech were sponsors of the high school showcase. Judges in the competition included: Dr. Marian Conway, Executive Director and Cindy Krezel, Program Officer, New York Community Bank Foundation; ConnectToTech representatives were Judith Murrah, Rhonda Green, and Jesse Hayward. NYIT faculty judges included Fang Li, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Electrical and Chemical Engineering; James Scire, Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering; and Saviero Marsicano, Senior Technician, Telecomm and Electrical Engineering Technology. Student judges were Will Udoh, president, National Society of Black Engineers, NYIT-Old Westbury; Michelle Messenger, president, Society of Women Engineers, NYIT-Old Westbury, and Pranav Srinivas Krishnamurthy.   

The following prizes were also awarded:

  • Sustainability Award: Using Lemna Minor to Make Biodegradable Plastic, Brentwood High School
  • Dynamic Presentation Award: The use of Benthic Barrier for the Eradication of Variable Leaf Milfoil, Brentwood High School
  • Excellence in Physics: Determining the Superconductivity State of a Manufactured YBCO for Potential Energy Use, Brentwood High School
  • Greenest Project: Analyzing the Distance of Herbicide Encapsulated in a Calcium Alginate Bead, Brentwood High School
  • Promising Women in STEM Award: A Novel System Created to Assess the Formation of Marine Snow, Brentwood High School
  • Excellence in Chemistry: Analyzing the Efficacy of Algal Biofuel, Brentwood High School
  • Creativity Award: Dream Home 1, Brentwood High School
  • Design Award: Dream Home 2, Brentwood High School
  • Community Improvement Award: Dream Home 3, Brentwood High School
  • Excellence in Engineering: "The Active Mailbox" for People with Disabilities, Commack High School
  • Honorable Mention: Food Decontamination Chamber, Commack High School
  • Entrepreneurship Award: Automatic Plant Watering Device, Commack High School
  • STEAM Integration: Determination of the Most Effective Layering for Multilayer Quantum Dot Solar Cells, Manhasset High School
  • Excellence in Medical Science; Honorable Mention: The Effect of Metformin, Rosiglitazone, and Glyburide on the Lifespan, Locomotion, and Lipofuscin Accumulation of C. Elegans, Manhasset High School
  • Innovation Award: The Effects of Adenosine on the Memory of Sleep-Deprived Drosophila Melanogaster, Manhasset High School
  • Excellence in Biology: A Novel Analysis: The Effects if A-lipoic Acid, EGCG, and Ibuprofin on Amyloid-Beta and Tau in Neurodegenerative Teansgenic C. Elegans Models, Manhasset High School 
  • Energy Pioneer Award: A Model Approach to Harvesting Energy from a Marine Environment: The Engineering of Sediment Microbial Fuel Cells with a Modified Catalist and Diffusion Layer, Manhasset High School

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Apr 17 2014

SoECS to Debut Computer Science Courses in Big Data Analytics

As the internet continues its spread into every aspect of the average American’s day to day life, the amount of data generated by web users has ballooned into what Computer Scientists call “big data.” Big data is a mainly unstructured and untapped array of information that consists of videos, photos, emails, tweets, likes, clicks, and more. While current technology enables us to reliably and cheaply store such data, the sheer volume of it makes it difficult to analyze and extract relevant social and business information from it. This has led to an ever-increasing demand for workers skilled in “big data analytics,” the new and continually evolving set of tools and techniques for discovering and decoding the relevant pieces of big data. Big data can be used to make vital decisions in fields as diverse as science, politics, health, crime, security, and energy use.

The research arm of the American global management consulting firm, McKinsey and Company, Inc., projects that by 2020, the U.S. will need between 140,000 and 190,000 additional workers with deep analytic skills, and up to 1.5 million more data-literate managers. To meet this demand, NYIT will begin offering a course, “Big Data Analytics,” along with a Computer Science program concentration in “Big Data Management and Analytics.” The new CS concentration is a revision of the currently offered concentration in “Information Management,” and is designed to equip Computer Science students with both the technical knowledge and analytic acumen necessary to extract meaning from big data.

Because all computer science-related fields are being transformed by data-driven discovery and decision-making, NYIT’s computer science faculty has identified the necessity of preparing our students with deep analytic skills. The job market for college graduates with these skills is growing rapidly, increasing at more than 30 percent a year, and is likely to become a $24 billion industry by 2016, as forecasted by the research firm IDC.

Several major technology companies and a host of start-ups are aggressively pursuing the big data business. IBM, a leader in big data management and analytics and NYIT partner, has agreed to assist the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences in the implementation of the new Big Data Analytics concentration and courses. With their “System z Academic Initiative,” IBM will enable NYIT to use and teach IBM enterprise systems and connect IBM clients with NYIT to hire students who are learning these critical system skills.

Thanks to this new level of partnership with IBM and the innovative addition of Big Data Analytics to the B.S. in Computer Science program at NYIT, graduates will be endowed with the inquisitive, analytical, and detail-oriented skills necessary to succeed in the ever-evolving technology market.

Apr 17 2014

Dean Nada Anid Serves as Co-Chair for Engineering at LI STEM Hub Celebration

On April 9, 2014, Dr. Nada Anid, Dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, attended the second annual Stars of STEM event, a celebration in honor of the Long Island Regional STEM Hub. The Stars of STEM event, which was held at The Cradle of Aviation in Garden City, consisted of a Long Island STEM Student Showcase, an exhibit of Long Island businesses, and distinguished guest speakers such as Al Bunshaft, President and CEO of Dassault Systems. The LI STEM Hub seeks to bring together various sectors of the educational and industrial sectors of the Long Island community through eight focus groups: energy and environment, engineering and architecture, manufacturing, aerospace, information technology, healthcare and life sciences, homeland security, and global business.

This past year, Dr. Anid served as Co-Chair for the Engineering and Architecture Regional Industry Council (RIC) alongside John Cameron, CEO of Cameron Engineering. In this leadership role Dr. Anid was a part of the team that decided on which STEM Hub activities will take place, in particular the “Reconstruction and Resilience ” theme of this year's high school's challenge for rebuilding and reinforcing Long Island's infrastructure post-Sandy.

LI STEM Hub is a network of businesses and academic institutions that are dedicated to advancing the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in order to create a more vibrant and dynamic economy in Long Island. The LI STEM Hub is one of 10 such initiatives throughout New York State, created as part of the Empire State STEM Learning Network. The organization, which is led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and the North-Shore LIJ Health System, connects  businesses, public schools, universities, museums, research institutions, parents, and teachers based in Long Island in order to forge STEM education programs and partnerships that expand and improve college and career opportunities for students.

Apr 16 2014

Owl Computing Technologies Contributes to NYIT Learning Resources

April 16, 2014 - Owl Computing Technologies, Inc., a network security and information solutions provider, has recently announced that it will collaborate with NYIT to contribute equipment that will enhance learning in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences' programs. The donated equipment will update SoECS classrooms by providing students the opportunity to receive hands-on experience with equipment that is prevalent within the industry. This hands-on experience will help students to understand aspects of network security that are otherwise difficult to conceptualize without practical application. 

The donated equipment will also facilitiate research that is underway at NYIT. The new equipment has a ranging utility, which includes electronic communication for surgically implanted devices, assisted living technologies, mobile device security, and healthcare information security. 

"The School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at New York Institute of Technology is thrilled about its partnership with Owl Computing Technologies," says Dr. Nada Anid, Dean of SoECS. "We consider the donation a first step into infusing our curricula, research, and classroom projects with advanced, industry-grade technology."

As part of a series of equipment donations, Owl provided NYIT the following resources: Small Form Factor products, including the world's smallest CDS 002DS, Owl Perimeter Defense Solution, in Single Purpose and Multi-Purpose configurations; and Oracle 5120 Servers to support the University infrastructure.

NYIT is excited to build a strong relationship with Owl, a collaboration which will aid in the cultivation of the next generation of technology leaders.

Owl Computing Technologies is the leading source for next generation cyber security. Owl's DualDiode Technology, a proprietary data diode, has been successfully deployed in solutions across government, military, and critical infrastructure networks. Owl's hardware-enforced technology enables secure, reliable, and robust information sharing for streaming data files of all sizes and data types. For more information about Owl Computing Technologies, please visit

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