New York Tech students in the Fab Lab.


The Power of Partnerships

April 7, 2022

New York Tech is improving the academic experience and professional outlook for its students by building and enhancing industry partnerships across multiple disciplines.

The recent article “The Power of Partnerships,” featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, highlights these opportunities through several partnerships with businesses, hospitals, tech organizations, and foundations.

“For the students, working with industry partners gives them the experience of seeing what the real world looks like, and how it feels to work in a certain industry or role,” says Jerry Balentine, D.O., executive vice president, chief operating officer, and interim provost. “For the university, it can mean great name recognition by partnering with major companies, excitement for faculty in staying connected to the latest in industry, and even higher student retention.”

The College of Engineering and Computing Sciences has launched a holistic effort to provide professional skills training and certification to students, as well as alumni, faculty, and staff through partnerships with technology organizations including Zscaler, Red Hat, and OutSystems.

The School of Architecture and Design recently opened the IDC Foundation Digital Fabrication and Robotic Matter Design Labs (Fab Lab) on the Long Island campus. This enhancement is one of the latest improvements made possible through a $2 million grant provided by the IDC Foundation in 2018.

With its donation of an additional $590,000 for scholarships, fellowships, and novel student activities to encourage the school’s culture of making, the IDC Foundation supported the establishment of two new postgraduate master’s degree programs in architecture: one in computational technologies and the other in health and design.

At New York Tech’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM), students have a host of opportunities to work side-by-side with practitioners in the field through well-established clinical partnerships with prominent organizations, such as Catholic Health Services in New York and Baptist Memorial Health Care in Arkansas.

“These kinds of partnerships are ways of building deep relationships in the industry, rather than just a transactional one,” said Balentine. “NYITCOM becomes engaged with the hospital on many levels, offering them opportunities for enhanced research capabilities, better professional development for their staff, and high-quality analysis of their data, just to name a few.”

Read the full article in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

This article is part of an initiative with Inside Higher Ed and The Chronicle of Higher Education to offer strategic insights on key topics.

Prior sponsored content articles include:

  • Space for Innovation,” in The Chronicle of Higher Education, focusing on the agreement between New York Tech and NASA to provide real-word experiences for students to work on technology prototypes.
  • Reinventing Teaching,” featured in Inside Higher Ed, highlights ways New York Tech professors use unconventional teaching methods, including improvisation, video games, and popular culture.
  • Training Healthcare Professionals for a Diverse World,” featured in Inside Higher Ed, focusing on strategic approaches in medical and health education that are inclusive of race, ethnicity, sexual and gender identity, and differing abilities.