To members of NYIT's School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (SoECS) community, today marks the beginning of the 2009-2010 academic year and my official "first" day serving you all as the new Dean of NYIT’s SoECS. I ask that you all join me in welcoming our new freshman class, transfer students, new graduate students, the Nanjing NUPT students who just arrived in New York, and new faculty, administrators, and staff.
The year ahead is full of exciting opportunities, and I want to reiterate to you my goal as the Dean of our School: to maintain excellent academic programs and create a sense of community and renewed pride through a multipronged approach that will include a vibrant student life, alumni and public outreach, fundraising, research initiatives, global collaborations, and interdisciplinary activities. A number of upcoming SoECS Get-Together Events – both "in person" and virtual – will be announced soon, so stay tuned.
To those of you who are reading this page to learn more about our School, I am pleased to learn about your interest in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at NYIT. We offer programs in Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Technology, Telecommunications, Energy, and Engineering Management, with concentrations in Internet, Aerospace, Graphics and others. The pervasive nature of technology today continues to give increasing importance to degrees in these areas. Regardless of the state of the economy, the system of government, or the level of industrialization, graduates with these degrees will continue to be indispensable to economic growth and labor and capital productivity.
At NYIT, we are committed to providing superior undergraduate and graduate education that prepares our students for advanced studies and entrance into a complex and technologically challenging workplace. We offer our students the scientific, analytical, and mathematical skills needed to compete in the marketplace, while cultivating their creative and humanistic capacities through a strong liberal arts core requirement. Our faculty’s dedication to teaching, scholarship, and service, along with our state-of-the-art facilities, provide our students with a solid foundation for success in both careers and further education.
I hope you can join thousands of NYIT graduates in the United States, and in more than fifty countries throughout the world, holding various technical and managerial positions in America’s leading firms, multinational organizations, academic institutions, governmental agencies, and private start-up companies.
Mathematician and philosopher Alfred North Whitehead once said, "The task of a University is the creation of the future." Let ours be a bright and promising future. Let's get started!
Dr. N. Anid
Dean, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences
School of Engineering and Computing Sciences