The first female dean of NYIT's School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (SoECS), Nada Anid oversees 80 engineering and computing sciences faculty members and nearly 3,500 graduate and undergraduate students at NYIT campuses located in Manhattan and Old Westbury, N.Y., Canada, China, and the Middle East.
Anid embraces NYIT’s forward-thinking and applications-oriented mission and is working on several strategic partnerships between academia and the public and private sector, including the creation of NYIT’s Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC) and its three labs focusing on IT & Cyber Security, Bio-engineering and Health, and Energy and Green Technologies.
Long an advocate for women pursuing education and career opportunities in STEM fields, Anid is an active proponent of K-12 education that encourages girls to experience the thrill of discovery and design. “My mission in life has always been to inspire women to embrace and pursue STEM-related studies and careers,” she said.
In 2015, Anid was selected to receive a
100 Inspiring Women in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. She has been named one of the top 50 most influential women in business in recognition of her business acumen, mentoring, and community involvement by Long Island Business News and as a third-time honoree, in 2013 was inducted into the LIBN Hall of Fame. She received the 2010 Long Island Software and Technology Network (LISTnet) Diamond Award for her significant contributions toward the advancement of women in technology on Long Island and for her professional achievements in the technology field. She also received the first-ever Advocates for Science and Technology Award from the Science Museum of Long Island, and is an active member of the Long Island Regional Council’s Education and Workforce Committee, the NY State STEM Education Collaborative, and the Intrepid Museum’s STEM Advisory Committee.
A Program Evaluator for the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), Anid also holds leadership positions in AIChE, the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), the US Deans Engineering Council and its Public Policy Committee, among others. She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy and an expert reviewer for the federal government and several engineering journals.
Anid earned her Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH-Stockholm). She is among the first engineers to study the role of vitamin B12 and other organometallic coenzymes in the dechlorination of important toxic molecules such as carbon tetrachloride and polychlorinated biphenyls.