History of NYIT

history of NYIT

1910: NYIT's predecessor, New York Technical Institute, opens.

1955: Provisional charter granted by the New York State Board of Regents to NYIT. First campus opens in New York City. Alexander Schure, Ph.D., Ed.D., is NYIT's first president.

1958: NYIT relocates main campus to the former Knights of Pythias building in Manhattan.

1959: NYIT awards first degrees; “teaching machines” introduced in physics, electronics and mathematics.

1960: NYS Board of Regents grants provisional charter to operate as a four-year college.

1964: Carnegie Corp. provides grant to develop automated, self-instructional system to train engineering technicians.

1965: Old Westbury campus opens on the former Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney estate.

1968: Federal government awards $3 million in grants to NYIT for computer research.

1970: Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools grants NYIT accreditation;  enrollment soars past 5,000; alumni association established.

1972: NYIT introduces first graduate-level program: Master’s in Business Administration.

1974: Computer Graphics Laboratory (CGL) opens at Old Westbury campus.

1976: Manhattan campus moves to current location at 61st Street and Broadway; CGL’s  Alvy Ray Smith develops eight-bit paint system to ease computer animation.

1977: Nelson A. Rockefeller and Henry Kissinger take part in College of Osteopathic Medicine’s opening.

1981: Center for Robotics Research opens at the Old Westbury campus.

1982: Matthew Schure, Ph.D., becomes NYIT’s second president; Center for Labor and Industrial Relations receives a U.S. Department of Transportation grant to develop a manager training program.

1983: LI News Tonight broadcasts its first show on cable television.

1984: NYIT launches its first "virtual campus," American Open University of NYIT.

1985: NYIT's "Starlink" allows computer conferencing between Long Island schoolchildren and students in Australia.

1990: The George and Gertrude Wisser Memorial Library opens at the Old Westbury campus.

1992: College of Osteopathic Medicine establishes first clinical campus, St. Barnabas Hospital.

1997: Men's lacrosse team wins the NCAA Division II national championship.

1998: NYIT's international program in China opens;  College of Osteopathic Medicine opens the Adele Smithers Parkinson's Disease Center.

1999: Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates speaks at NYIT and receives NYIT Presidential Medal.

2000: Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., becomes president of NYIT.

2002: NYIT installs East Coast’s fastest broadband connection; federal government awards $300,000 for new cyber security lab.

2003: Middle States Commission on Higher Education reaccredits NYIT and commends continued improvements; Ellis College of NYIT launched; men's lacrosse team its second NCAA Division II championship.

2005: Men's lacrosse team wins its third NCAA Division II national championship; NYIT students build solar-powered house for U.S. Solar Decathlon and place fifth out of 18 colleges.

2006: Office of Global Academic Programs opens; NYIT and Tongji University initiate dual-degree master's program in human resources management; NYIT teams with tech giants Intel, Dell, Microsoft, and Adobe to design a technology training programs for educators.

2006: NYIT opens campus in Abu Dhabi;  Student Solutions Centers open in Old Westbury and Manhattan; Gagna/NYIT Multistranded DNA, RNA, and Plasmid Microarray" receives U.S. patent.

2007: NYIT-Nanjing undergraduate campus opens in China; NYIT again competes in Solar Decathlon sponsored by U.S. Department of Energy.

2008: Middle States Commission on Higher Education reaccredits NYIT.

2008: Men's lacrosse team wins fourth NCAA DII championship.

2008: NYIT-Abu Dhabi is first American university licensed by U.A.E. Ministry of Education and Scientific Research;  NYIT hosts International Water Conference at the United Nations; Center for Global Health launched.

2009: NYIT Auditorium on Broadway debuts in Manhattan; U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration awards $1 million grant to College of Osteopathic Medicine.

2010: The Chronicle of Higher Education names NYIT a great college to work for;  NYIT receives $1 million grant from National Science Foundation for interdisciplinary research on cyber-enabled learning;   first cybersecurity conference takes place; Google Apps and NYIT team up on K-12 educational initiative; Community Service Centers open at New York campuses.

2011: The Chronicle of Higher Education again names NYIT a great college to work for; Center for Humanities and Culture opens in Nanjing; New York College of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium (NYCOMEC) of NYIT receives a perfect score for reaccreditation by the American Osteopathic Association; College of Osteopathic Medicine opens a new Family Health Care Center in Central Islip; National Institutes of Health awards NYIT $1.8 million grant to study the link between heart failure and thyroid disease; Manhattan campus grows its footprint with the addition of space at 26 W. 61st St.

2012: Center for Global Health travels to Haiti; 1855 Broadway at NYIT-Manhattan named the Edward Guiliano Global Center in Manhattan; School of Architecture and Design is one of two U.S. universities invited to display student work at the Milan Furniture Fair in Italy; NYIT named a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education; U.S. News & World Report ranks NYIT among the Best Online Education and Engineering Graduate Programs.

2013: Women's basketball team earns the NYIT program's first national ranking from the Women's Basketball Coaches Association;  National Science Foundation awards NYIT a three-year grant to establish a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site to study the security of mobile devices and wireless networks; nearly 99 percent of NYIT medical students in the Class of 2013 are matched for osteopathic and allopathic residencies; NYIT men's and women's tennis teams advance to the NCAA Division II Tournament Round of 16 for the first time in program history.

2014: As part of its EcoPartnership with Peking University, NYIT hosts Water-Energy Nexus conference in Beijing; College of Osteopathic Medicine opens a new Family Health Care Center in Uniondale, New York.

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