In his introductory column in the Winter 2018 issue of NYIT Magazine, NYIT President Hank Foley, Ph.D., writes, “Our goal is to teach students not just what they can do with advanced tools in today’s world of blockchain and bitcoin, but also what they should do.” The stories in this issue take that directive to heart.
In the feature “Building Resilient Communities,” you'll learn how NYIT students and faculty and staff members from all of our schools and colleges are collaborating with Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement to bring innovative, STEM-based programming (from DIY slime to hydroponic gardening) to the Bradhurst neighborhood of Manhattan.
Then, prepare to rethink how you login to...everything. In “The Password is Dead. Long Live the Password,” hear from NYIT faculty members who are uncovering the flaws of using passwords and finding new ways to authenticate users (think your location or even your unique swiping style). They even offer tips for how you can keep your personal info safe.
Also in this issue:
- Cross Country Makes Great Strides: The 2017 season introduced new stars and renewed community interest in track and field.
- Alumni notes and spotlights: Meet Atul Kukar (D.O. ’00), Maureen Aladin (M.S. ’02), Bryan Silverman (M.S. ’89), and Maria Sastre (B.S. ’81, M.B.A. ’83).
- Plus: The latest news and highlights from around campus.
Are you a graduate? Submit an alumni note. The fall issue is already underway; notes are due April 9, 2018.
By Julie Godsoe