Read the Summer 2018 Issue of NYIT Magazine
Invent. Innovate. Make. Do.
The words that form the cover of this special edition of NYIT Magazine not only underscore the vision President Hank Foley, Ph.D., has for our institution but also the qualities embodied by the members of our community. Take School of Management student and entrepreneur Jonathan Brovda who held his own as a panelist at our first Blockchain symposium alongside luminaries in the industry, including Richard J. Daly (B.S. ’74), CEO of Broadridge Financial Services. Or Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Dorinamaria Carka, Ph.D., who is finding ways to use magnetic nanoparticals to send drugs directly to cancerous cells and enlisting the help of undergraduate students like Ian Kelly. (Read more on faculty research in “Bio + Tech = A Healthier Future.”) Or Lorraine Mead (B.F.A. ’85) who as senior content strategist at Google influences our daily driving on the web.
Showcasing the stellar accomplishments of makers and doers like these was one of President Foley’s goals for inauguration week. Over five days in April, nearly a dozen events gave the community a chance to hear about President Foley’s vision, learn about groundbreaking faculty and student research, give back to the community, and celebrate with colleagues and classmates. This issue not only highlights some of the moments that made the week special but also how the mission that shaped the week will drive the NYIT of tomorrow.
Realizing that future requires the support and encouragement of our community of alumni and friends. So in this edition we also take the opportunity to thank our amazing donors. Our Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations Patrick Minson puts it best: “NYIT students and alumni are known for their tenacity, their spirit, and their drive to achieve their dreams. I thank you for supporting that legacy, for raising the value of an NYIT education through your own achievements, and for ensuring that generations of students have the opportunity to stimulate their personal, professional, and intellectual growth.”