Updates for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff Achievements

Feb 22 2013

NYIT students

NYIT graduate students John Gienau and Edward Powers (pictured) assisted with a professional development workshop led by School of Education associate professors Shiang-Kwei Wang and Hui-Yin Hsu. For more information, see their faculty/staff achievement.

Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D. (bbehesht@nyit.edu), associate dean of the NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was selected to be a member of the organizing committee of the IEEE 2014 Global Communications Conference (GlobeCom) to be next year in Austin, Texas.

Claude E. Gagna, Ph.D. (cgagna@nyit.edu), associate professor of life sciences and director of NYIT's biology laboratories, had his letter to the editor, "One Giant Leap for Data," published in BBC FOCUS science and technology magazine, a publication of the British Broadcasting Corporation. The letter discusses how DNA molecules will become the new building blocks for information technology devices, and such DNA-based electronic devices will be used for data storage.

Peter Harris (pharris@nyit.edu), professor of accounting, published the paper, "Discussing the Effect of the Expiration of the Current Maximum Rate of 15% on Dividend Income (Effective 12/31/2012) on Stock Prices," in the January/February issue of Internal Auditing.

Jim Martinez, Ph.D. (jmarti23@nyit.edu), professor of instructional technology, and Richard Meyers (rmeyers@nyit.edu), associate professor of electrical and computer engineering technology, participated in career day on Feb. 21 at the STEM Institute of Manhattan. The event celebrated Engineers Week and Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.

Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D. (skwang@nyit.edu), associate professor of instructional technology, and Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D. (hhsu02@nyit.edu), associate professor of teacher education, conducted a professional development workshop for New York City middle school science teachers earlier in February 2013 at NYIT's Manhattan campus. School of Education graduate students John Gienau and Edward Powers (pictured) assisted with the workshop, which highlighted the use of ICTs (information and communication technologies) to facilitate inquiry using a new literacy framework. This project is supported by the National Science Foundation.

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