In the Media
Haar Interviewed on ISGP Podcast
Jan 20, 2020
Nutrition expert Mindy Haar, Ph.D., clinical associate professor and department chair of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, appeared in an episode of the “The Forum,” a biweekly podcast from the Institute on Science for Global Policy (ISGP). In the interview, Haar discusses the safety of pre- and probiotics, and advocates for consumers to become informed on the regulatory oversight of dietary supplements.
Considering an Advanced Degree in Tech? Nizich Offers Advice.
Jan 16, 2020
According to an article in The Economist GRE Tutor, a graduate degree in the technology field can increase candidates’ chances of landing their dream job.
“A master's degree conveys to a potential employer that you are committed, driven, and highly focused on becoming the best you can be in a particular field,” says Michael Nizich, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center director. “For individuals who already have an undergraduate degree in areas like computer science, cybersecurity, or data science, adding a master’s degree can place them at the top of the resume pile for sure, and, in many organisations, may automatically trigger an initial interview.”
Zwibel Comments on the Health of eSports Players in Athletic Business News
Jan 16, 2020
Hallie Zwibel, D.O., director of the Center for eSports Medicine, has been quoted in Athletic Business News on the health impact of eSports. Zwibel comments on a number of health issues faced by eSports players, including posture, stating:
“We know there is a really significant breakdown in good posture the longer they’re gaming. So just talking about posture, talking about how it relates to back pain, neck pain, wrist pain, which we found are at fairly high levels in this population. Some simple eye relaxation exercises and techniques can really relax the muscles in the eye that can become tense from looking at these pixilated images for too long. ”
CoECS Professor is Featured Guest on Composites Weekly Podcast
Jan 15, 2020
Reza Khalaj Amineh, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is the featured guest on an episode of Composites Weekly podcast, the leading news and information podcast for the composites and advanced materials industry.
The interview focuses on Amineh’s research, supported by a National Science Foundation grant, to develop novel imaging techniques that will enhance testing of non-metallic cylinders such as composite oil-and-gas pipelines.
Newsday, Others Feature Biological Sciences and Bioengineering Lab
Jan 14, 2020
Several media outlets, including Newsday, featured information and photos about the new Biological Sciences and Bioengineering (BSB) lab unveiled at New York Tech yesterday. The Newsday article (subscription required) reports that the 1,000-square-foot lab, located in the Theobald Science Center, includes space to train students and features high-tech equipment including a DNA sequencer and a 3D bioprinter capable of printing biological components. “Our region is primed to become a center for research and innovation in life sciences, which will lead to great jobs for New York Tech graduates and wonderful opportunities for us to partner with leading life sciences companies and top scientists,” said New York Tech President Hank Foley.
Vahey Quoted on International Education Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities
Jan 10, 2020
Karen Vahey, dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, was one of 14 experts quoted in a NAFTA story on the trends, challenges, and opportunities for international education in 2020. Despite increased competition from institutions abroad, as well as challenges to make campuses welcoming to international students, Vahey notes opportunities for colleges and universities to create a diverse campus environment.
“U.S. institutions have an opportunity—I would say an obligation—to go beyond enrolling international students as seat fillers,” says Vahey. “International students help to create a diverse environment both in and outside of the classroom, especially when faculty and staff incorporate international student experiences into the course work and campus activities.”
Smith Featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “What I’m Reading’" Column
Jan 05, 2020
Registrar Kristen Smith was featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “What I’m Reading,” a column highlighting valuable reading recommendations from higher education leaders and administrators. Smith recommends the book The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, written by Atul Gawande, M.D., a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Smith notes that given the pressure to get things right the first time, higher education administrators might do well to borrow a tool from the field of medicine.
“The author emphasizes that a good checklist should be brief and should help people avoid critical, even fatal, mistakes,” says Smith. “I believe higher education can improve noticeably if faculty and staff members embrace this tool.”
New York Tech’s AITU Membership Featured in Chinese Media
Dec 30, 2019
New York Institute of Technology’s recent membership in the prestigious Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU), a group of more than 20 leading private American technological universities and colleges, has been widely reported in media in China, including China Economic News, Shanghai Hotline and Beijing Youth Education, among many other leading outlets across the country.
Nadler Explains Technology Designed to Manage Emissions
Dec 27, 2019
An article for the Verizon blog, “The Fourth Industrial Revolution,” features assistant professor David Nadler, Ph.D. Nadler, who chairs the Department of Environmental Technology and Sustainability, describes new sustainability technologies that help businesses manage costs while causing less harm to the environment.
According to Nadler, factories can use these technologies to comply with the Clean Air Act. “A machine learning tool,” he says, “can predict emitted gases by electrical demand.” Such predictions allow energy providers to manage output in a more sustainable way and to keep pollution to a minimum.
Beheshti Interviewed by Analytics India Magazine
Dec 23, 2019
Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D., dean of the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was interviewed by Analytics India Magazine on the ability for STEM to kick start careers in data science and offer graduates a promising future.
“STEM occupations are predicted to be the fastest-growing group in the coming years. In the U.S. alone, employment in STEM occupations grew by 10.5 percent, between 2009 and 2015. This is in contrast to a rate of 5.2 percent net growth in non-STEM occupations,” says Beheshti. “Among these STEM occupations, computer and engineering-related ones were among the highest job gains. Additionally, the wages for STEM occupations vary vastly, but again on the average, wages for all STEM occupations are higher than the ones for non-STEM wages (almost by a factor of 2). Moreover, 93 percent of STEM occupations had wages higher than the national average mean wage.”