Collage of New York Tech LIBN Power 25 honorees.


Long Island Business News Honors New York Tech Educators

December 17, 2020

Pictured from: President Hank Foley, Adjunct Associate Professor Michael Nizich, Assistant Professor Milan Toma, and Assistant Professor Randy Stout.

New York Tech is well represented among the leaders in higher education on Long Island, according to a new award program from Long Island Business News.

“POWER 25 Education” recognizes top educational professionals for forging ahead to educate students while keeping Long Island at the forefront of innovation. New York Tech boasts four of the 25 honorees in this inaugural program.

In addition to President Hank Foley, Ph.D., who is listed at #12 and recognized for the institution’s rankings improvements, new degree programs and reopening plans, among other initiatives, there are representatives from NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) and College of Engineering and Computing Sciences honored. Highlights include: 

  • Milan Toma, Ph.D., assistant professor at NYITCOM (#22), together with a student, developed computational simulations to help clinicians better understand the cause of fatal brain injuries in children under two years old.
  • Michael Nizich, Ph.D., adjunct associate professor at the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences and director of the Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (#24), supervised graduate students working on a prototype and initial software for Long Island start-up Grub Guard, which has developed a patented hardware and software solution to protect food deliveries from being compromised.
  • Randy Stout, Ph.D., assistant professor at NYITCOM who also leads the Center for Biomedical Innovation (#25), assembled a team that used 3-D printers to produce ventilator Y-splitters, as well as other prototypes and equipment during the pandemic.

“We are so proud of the multitude of outstanding individuals doing amazing work at New York Tech on behalf of our students. This recognition is well deserved and is core to enhancing our institutional reputation; congratulations to all,” said Nada M. Anid, Ph.D., vice president for Strategic Communications and External Affairs.