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Oct 30 2014

School of Health Professions Offers Health Fair Events Nov. 3 - Nov. 7

Oct 29 2014

NYIT Medical Students Deliver Hands-On Care at Health Screening Events

Oct 22 2014

Turkish Art Exhibit Opens at NYIT Gallery 61

Oct 10 2014

TEDx Explores Harmonic Tectonics

Oct 03 2014

NYIT Students Surpass the $1 Million Mark in Combined Earnings from Internships

Nov 01 2014

“The Year of Turkey 2014” - The Heritage of Turkish Art Exhibition (Extended Through November 12)

Nov 03 2014

Energy Minor Information Session

Nov 03 2014

Online Workshop for Faculty on Classroom Management

Nov 03 2014

“The Year of Turkey 2014” - The Heritage of Turkish Art Exhibition (Extended Through November 12)

Nov 04 2014

Internship Certificate Program - Orientation I

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences News
Oct 31 2014

Call for teams: Global Grand Challenges Summit STUDENT DAY

Undergraduate student teams, of six members each, will be formed before the end of 2014. There are two possible options for a team: Option 1 is for teams to represent a single school of engineering or perhaps regional partnerships between schools. Option 2 is that a team consists of students from two or three countries (with at least 2 students from each country). We have a goal of 30 students representing each of the three countries (US, China, UK), for a total of 90 students, at the Summit in Beijing. 

 

Teams will propose and develop a business plan for a start-up based on an idea/concept related to the GCs. The 14 NAE Grand Challenges are outlined at http://www.engineeringchallenges.org/. They fall within the four categories of Sustainability, Security, Health, and Joy of Living. The plan for each team will be developed prior to the summit, starting in January 2015 and ending with the final competition held during Student Day in Beijing in front of a judging panel of entrepreneurs and innovators.  

 

The application should consist of a one-page description, in English, of the following: (1) names and contact address of the students interested; (2) topic selected; (3); option preferred; and (4) a plan stating how the team will advance its idea for the Student Day competition.  Mentors will be recruited for each team by January 15, 2015. It is expected that each team will interview five people in the customer discovery process during the course of the project. The recently established Los Angeles I-Corps NSF National Node (http://lanode.org) will provide educational material and software on entrepreneurship to help with the development of the business model, including training on customer discovery techniques. 

 

A selection committee will review the applications for the selection of the final teams with the notification expected by December 31, 2014. All participating teams are expected to attend the summit. It is anticipated that the teams selected will receive some travel support from the Summit sponsors, with all local expenses and accommodation in Beijing covered.

 

Questions can be directed to Yannis C. Yortsos, USC Viterbi Dean of Engineering and US Student Day organizing committee lead: yortsos@usc.edu

Oct 31 2014

Calling All Makers: Announcing the First-Ever White House 3D-Printed Ornament Challenge

White House 3D-Printed Ornament Challenge!

The Challenge, in partnership with the Smithsonian, invites makers, artists, designers, engineers, and anyone interested in 3D modeling and 3D printing to design a winter holiday-inspired ornament. Starting today and running until November 5, 2014, people can head over to Instructables to submit their design and for more details about the Challenge.

A selection of the winning ornament designs will be 3D printed and displayed in the White House during the holiday season; featured on the Smithsonian’s state-of-the-art 3D data platform, 3d.si.edu; and will join a small collection of White House ornaments in the political history division of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

 

"Bo-flake" Ornament from 2012With the democratization of tools and technologies like 3D printing, individuals have more opportunities to take their ideas and turn them into reality. Empowering students and adults to create, innovate, tinker, and build their ideas and solutions to problems into reality is at the heart of the Maker Movement. Since the White House Maker Faire in June, the White House has continued to support opportunities for students to learn about STEM through making, expand the resources available for maker entrepreneurs, and foster the development of advanced manufacturing in the U.S.

Once a technology that was incredibly expensive and used primarily for industrial applications, 3D printers are now available for about the cost of a laptop, and in some cases even less. 3D printing is now being used across a broad range of fields including biomedical, health care, fashion, food, engineering, automotive, and more. 3D printing uses a digital design file generated on a computer to produce an object by placing successive layers of material such as plastic or metal. One of the main benefits of the technology lies in the fact that changes can be quickly and inexpensively made to the design of an object digitally, making personalization and the production of small quantities less costly.

More and more K-12 schools now have 3D printers in makerspaces or in their libraries. Educators are using 3D modeling and 3D printing as an interactive, hands-on way to teach students key STEM concepts such as geometry, fractals, space and depth perception. And across the country, innovators are putting 3D printing to use to create everything from robotic hands to entire cars.

A "Bo-flake" ornament from 2012, featuring the likeness of Bo, the Obama family dog.

 

We need your help to create the first 3D-printed ornaments that will deck the halls of the White House. Host an ornament design workshop or activity in your classroom, at the local library, or your community makerspace, and then submit your designs on Instructables. Don’t forget to share your experience with us using #NationOfMakers, and continue to send us ideas for how we can engage and support the Maker community at maker@ostp.gov!

Oct 31 2014

SMART Scholarship Info!

Eligibility Requirements

All awardees must be;

a U.S. citizen at time of application, 

18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2015, 

able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories, 

willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD, 

a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and, 

pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART page

In addition;

*Undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university and have a high school diploma/GED. Current high school students are not eligible to apply.

**Graduate applicants can be either currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or awaiting notification of admission to such. If awaiting admission, you must be accepted for entrance in the fall 2015 term.

*Students who are currently Freshman or enrolled in a First Year Associate’s Program applicants must report an ACT or SAT Reasoning Test Score. Subject tests are not required. In addition, individuals who apply during their Freshman/First Year must obtain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale during the fall academic term of their Freshman/First Year. Freshman/First Year Associate's Program applicants will be required to submit an official transcript reflecting their fall academic term grades to establish compliance with this requirement.

**Graduate applicants must have taken the GRE and test scores must be reportable by ETS. Subject tests are not required.  

Oct 29 2014

Top College Women in Cloud Award, 2014

 

Top College Women in Cloud Award, 2014

 

Submission Deadline: 12/10/2014

Contest Details:

Submit Your Business Plan, Technical Plan or Demo Highlighting Your Vision to Excel in a Technology Career. It is as simple and as broad as that. Please use the following as guidance:

  • Your concepts must be clearly state the origin of the idea and business impact and be supported by diagrams and illustrations. The idea can be inspired by an existing product or service so long as it is not a replication.
  • Describe how you have used cloud or converging technologies to solve a particular problem.
  • Described the benefits, efficiencies achieved, or other impact of this project in measurable and demonstrable metrics
  • Discuss the most valuable lesson learned from this project
  • Finally tell us why it should win for the Top Women in STEM Award.

Requirements:

 

  1. You must currently be in college or grad school studying STEM
  2. Women can apply for both the team and individual Award
  3. Men can apply for the team Award only, teams must be 3-5, and must have at least one woman

Oct 29 2014

Got Technology? Charting Your Path to Impact 11/6

Oct 29 2014

National Cybersecurity Career Fair 11/20-21

All interested students – take a minute and check out the National Cybersecurity Career Fair, a virtual career fair that will allow you to directly connect with employers about cybersecurity job and internship opportunities in an online format over two days this Fall! NCCF will be held November 20-21, please don’t wait to register – sign up NOW at https://app.brazenconnect.com/events/cyberaces-us-career-fair! And connect with NCCF on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

Oct 24 2014

Grid Edge Analytics Panel 11/5

 

 

 

Grid Edge Analytics:
Advances in Big Data, Intelligent Software and
Analytics Behind the Meter

 

Panelists:

  • Christopher Cavanagh - Principal Program Manager at National Grid
  • Nicholas Payton - Associate Director of Product Marketing and Strategy at Opower
  • Jun Shimada - Founder / CEO at ThinkEco

Moderator:

 

 

The next generation of behind-the-meter analytics goes well beyond providing consumers with detailed data on their energy use. Utilities are now able to take advantage of customer segmentation and profiling information to increase the effectiveness of demand response and energy efficiency programs. By leveraging intelligent software, utilities also gain better visibility into their customers' responses to price signals, leading to optimized rate structures.

The early energy management market was a battle of the best-in-class hardware (e.g., displays, sensors, and thermostats), placing a strong emphasis on smart meters as an enabling technology. More recently there has been an increase in strategic partnerships. Blue-chip companies from the automation, security, solar, and telecom industries have taken notice and begun to gain market share with new solutions. This panel will examine the changing data analytics landscape behind-the-meter and discuss how companies have shifted their focus toward energy management.

 

 

Not in NYC? Bookmark the livestream. Greentech Media will host a free live web stream of this event here

 

Event Schedule

6:30 - 7:00: Registration & Networking
7:00 - 8:30: Panel Discussion
8:30 - 9:00: Reception

 

Event Location

 

WNYC Jerome L. Greene Performance Space
44 Charlton Street
New York, NY 10014 
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We are looking for volunteers! If you want to help out, email simmons@solar1.org

 

Oct 24 2014

Orientation Meeting for the Cradle of Aviation Museum Green Building Design Competition

Orientation Meeting for the Cradle of Aviation Museum Green Building Design Competition 

     When?

     Saturday Nov. 1, 2014 

     1:30-3:00 pm at the Museum 

     Where?

      Cradle of Aviation Museum 

      Charles Lindbergh Blvd. 

      Garden City, NY 11530 

      (516) 572-4111 

      Cradle of Aviation

 

Please RSVP to Ms. Lucy Torcasso:  

ltorcass@nyit.edu

Teams of NYIT students will work with faculty, alumni 

and museum officials to design a green building! 

 

Learn more about this exciting project by attending 

this orientation meeting! 

Oct 23 2014

The GREEN Program is now Accepting Applications!

 

The GREEN Program - Now accepting Applications

The GREEN Program is the premiere experiential learning program for future clean energy and sustainability leaders. The short-term immersion programs take students on adventures to the epicenters of clean tech, sustainability, and innovative industries.

·         Engage in hands-on, experiential education with industry experts and professionals

·         Behind the scenes access to innovative clean energy facilities and sustainability projects

·         Supercharge your resume with a global perspective and unique cultural experience

·         Network and develop relationships with powerhouse student leaders and professionals

·         Bridge the gap between traditional textbook learning and real-time industry insight

·         Participate on world-class bucket list adventure excursions

·         Earn an academic transcript during our 8-10 day programs

Take a step out of the classroom and experience the clean energy and sustainability industries, while having the adventure of your life with The GREEN Program.

 

8-Day Winter & Spring: Renewable Energy + Sustainability + Extreme Climate  OR  10-Day Summer: Renewable Energy + Sustainability

Experience:

·         World-class educational environment

·         Student-driven passion Capstone Projects

·         The epicenter of renewable energy

·         Bucket list adventure excursions 

·         Transferable academic transcript issued by Iceland School of Energy - Reykjavik U

·         Apply Today

 

10-Day Winter: Water Resource Management + Sustainable Practices

Experience:

·         Ancient Inca technologies and wonders of the world - Machu Picchu

·         The implementation of water sanitation technology in the third world

·         Immersive and historically rich Inca culture

·         Peru's natural resource policy

·         Transferable academic transcript issued by Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola

·         Apply Today

 

9-Day Summer: Sustainable Design + Urban Regeneration + Thought Leadership

Experience:

·         The technologies behind sustainable design and urban regeneration

·         Philadelphia's Green Building and energy efficiency case studies 

·         The crossroads of sustainable design and implementation

·         The fusion of global markets and sustainability

·         Transferable academic transcript issued by Philadelphia University

·         Apply Today

 

GREEN Student Series

See what students just like you have to say about their life-changing GREEN Experience.  GREEN Student Series - Episode 1

 

The GREEN Journey

Several GREEN students from around the world partake on the journey of a lifetime. The GREEN Journey 2014.

 

 

Abroad101.com

Read reviews on  Abroad101.com to gain insight on the type of experience you can expect from participating on The GREEN Program. Break out of your comfort zone and become a catalyst of positive change. 

 

 

IIE Generation Study Abroad

As a Commitment Partner of the United Nations' IIE initiative, Generation Study Abroad, we are committed to doubling the number of students studying abroad by the end of the decade.

 

 

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Oct 20 2014

CA Technologies Open House

Open house at One CA Plaza in Islandia exclusively for Long Island area college students!  For more information or to register please contact Michael DuBois at michael.dubois@ca.com!

 

Oct 16 2014

The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship hopes to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders in the field.

Deadline: 01/15/15

OBJECTIVES:  The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship hopes to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders in the field.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must: Be a female student currently enrolled at a university for the 2015-2016 academic year; Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the United States for the 2015-2016 academic year; Majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field; Maintain a strong academic record; and Exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for increasing the involvement of women in computer science.

Citizens, permanent residents, and international students are eligible to apply. Past applicants and finalists are also encouraged to re-apply.

 

FUNDING

Google Anita Borg Scholarship recipients will each receive a $10,000 award for the 2015-2016 academic year. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's academic background and demonstrated leadership. All scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to attend the Annual Google Scholars' Retreat in Mountain View, California in 2015.

Please visit: https://services.google.com/fb/forms/anitaborg2015application/

E-mail:           anitaborgscholarship@google.com

 

Web Site: http://www.google.com/intl/en/anitaborg/us/

Oct 16 2014

Teq ‘The Bright Career Path’ 10/30

Oct 14 2014

‘Women Who Code’ MeetUp 10/17

Opportunities in Free and Open Source Software

Hosted in NYC 10/17

30 W 26th Street, 7th floor, New YorkNY (map)

Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is software that gives the user the freedom to use, copy, study, and improve it. FOSS contributors believe that this is the best way to develop software because it benefits society, creates a fun collaborative community around a project, and allows anyone to make innovative changes that reach many people. Across the software industry, employers hold FOSS contributions in high regard. By contributing to FOSS you can show prospective employers your skills and potential. Learn how to get involved in FOSS at this event!

Schedule 
6:30-7:00pm Appetizers and Socializing 
7:00-8:30pm Panel Discussion and Q&A 
8:30-9:30pm More Socializing

The panel will discuss the many opportunities available for starting to contribute to FOSS, such as getting involved as a volunteer or participating in a remote internship. You will learn what technologies the panelists have worked on and how you can pick among hundreds of exciting options. The available internship opportunities are:

Outreach Program for Women (OPW): offers mentored, remote internships and $5,500 stipend to women (cis and trans) and genderqueer people. Coding, documentation, user experience, and other types of projects are available. The next December - March round has an application deadline coming up very soon, on October 22. If you are interested in applying for it,review the participating organizations and start working on the required contribution to the project you would like to apply for before the event. Come to meet past participants, fellow applicants, and get your questions answered. The next round will be May - August, with an application deadline in March.

Google Summer of Code (GSoC): offers mentored, remote internships and $5,500 stipend to students at accredited colleges and universities working on coding projects. You can even be registered for just one course at a community college to be eligible to participate. The next round will be May - August, with an application deadline in March.

Starting to contribute early would make your application stronger for either program!

Panel Participants

Alyssa Wright is the coordinator for OpenStreetMap's participation in OPW. She is Vice President of Partnerships and Business Development at Mapzen, an OPW sponsor. She co-organizes the GeoNYC and MaptimeNYC meetups. Follow her on Twitter @alyssapwright.

Karen M. Sandler co-organizes OPW. She is Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, the nonprofit home of dozens of free software projects. She is on the board of the GNOME Foundation and does pro bono legal work with Software Freedom Law Center, the GNOME Foundation and QuestionCopyright.Org. She co-hosts the "Free as in Freedom" podcast. Follow her on Twitter @o0karen0o.

Sandy Ordonez coordinated Joomla's participation in OPW and is Outreach Manager for OpenITP, another OPW organization. OpenITP supports the community behind FLOSS anti-censorship, anti-surveillance, and humanitarian tech tools. Through her consultation business, Collaborative Nation, she provides journalists and organizations with collaborative management, digital strategy, community management, and training workshops. She is bilingual in Spanish and expert in multicultural communication, with emphasis on US Latino marketing. Follow her on Twitter @collaboracion.

Moriel Schottlender participated in GSoC 2013 with the Wikimedia Foundation. She is now Software Engineer in the Editing Team at the Wikimedia Foundation, working on Media support and Right-to-Left internationalization. Follow her on Twitter @mooeypoo.

Lyndsey Jane Moulds participated in OPW 2014 with ownCloud. She attended Hacker School in Fall 2014. Follow her on Twitter@lyyyndseyyy

 

This meetup is for anyone interested in contributing to open source software, not just those who can participate in these formal internship programs. The following are great resources:

* the landing pages for all the organizations participating in OPW—they are projects ready to welcome new contributors, with documentation to help newcomers get started

* the blogs of previous OPW interns to read about their experiences 

Oct 08 2014

International Conference & Expo on Emerging Technologies for a Smarter World

CEWIT 2014 is coming up! Register before Oct. 15 for a reduced rate!

 

FEATURING

• 70 academic and industry speakers, 60 poster presentations

• 9 sessions on 6 topics: Big Data Architecture and Analytics; Smart Grid and Smart 

Energy; Internet of Things; Health Technologies and Medical Devices; Networks, 

Clouds, and Security; Information Technology and Society

• 3 distinguished keynote speakers from industry and goverment

• 3 unique IT business-oriented panels capitalizing on Entrepreneurship, Venture 

Capital, and START-UP NY with company pitch session

• 2 prominent international delegations from Israel and Korea with special B2B 

networking session

• 4 big data and data science tutorials on Hadoop, Data Analysis with Python, R, 

PDH credited for PEs

• Over 50 exhibitors on the show floor

• Celebrated networking sessions and cultural program

FOR MORE INFORMATION/REGISTRATION

Secure your reduced registration and hotel rates

Vist: www.cewit.org/conference2014

Email: conference@cewit.org

Call: 631-216-7000

@CEWITConference

Oct 08 2014

SANS Cyber Aces Online is back!

SANS Cyber Aces Online is back!  Check out these enriching courses and tutorials!   These are a perfect suplement for any INCS major!

 

Some background on what Sans Cyber Aces is all about....

"We help identify, enable, and encourage Americans with aptitude for information security to discover and develop their talent, and passion, so they can make a contribution to the physical and economic security of the US and its enterprises.

The Cyber Aces foundation achieves its mission by increasing access to cybersecurity courses, competitions, and educational initiatives through which students, job seekers, and professionals develop the skills needed to excel as cybersecurity practitioners and to become highly valued citizen-technologists."

Oct 06 2014

NSBE Metropolitan-Long Island Fall Zone Conference

New York, NY (Sep. 27, 2014) — After 5 months of planning, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) brought together various local chapters, high school students and NSBE alums under one roof on Saturday, September 27, 2014, for the annual Fall Zone Conference.

“This is the first time that members can see what NSBE is about”, Jamiah Braithwaite, NSBE’s Manhattan President, said. “You get a feeling of a family that is welcoming to any newcomers.”

Held in NYIT’s Auditorium on Broadway, more than 75 individuals from across the Metropolitan and Long Island area attended to participate in nine workshops throughout the day that covered: “Conflict Resolution,” “What is Cultural Responsibility?” and “Presidents Assemble!” a favorite of NSBE Old Westbury President, Don Jeudi.

It was a time to express chapter concerns and plan events where we can collaborate across various colleges and become more connected - and that is important to me,” Jeudi said.

The conference gave aspiring engineers the opportunity to not only network, but help cultivate skills to be successful in the workplace.

“For all parties involved, it's guaranteed that you will meet someone new and learn something new; a person and a thing that is likely to last you much longer than just that day,” said NYIT student Omari Adams, President of the Zone Conference.


 

Oct 04 2014

ITG Women’s Leadership Conference

Oct 03 2014

School of Engineering Dean Gives Freshmen Advice on How to Succeed in College

Dr. Nada Marie Anid, dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at NYIT, published her letter to the editor titled,"How to Succeed in College" in the September 18 edition of the New York Times. In her letter she gives the same three pieces of advice she gave to the entering Class of 2018:

1) Always ask for help: overcome your shyness and pride. It’s O.K. if you don’t know — just ask.

2) Make friends: that’s an important part of what college is for — long-lasting friendships. College is about the people you meet; that human experience is unequaled.

3)Be engaged: join a club, and if no club is to your liking, start a club. Prepare a budget and a list of activities. Make sure that you know where the career services office is located. Build your résumé.

Oct 03 2014

School of Engineering New Students Welcome BBQ

The School of Engineering and Computing Sciences hosted its first-ever New Students Welcome BBQ this past Thursday! All Freshmen, Transfer, and first-year Graduate students gathered on the lawn just outside the Student Activity Center (SAC) on NYIT’s Old Westbury campus for some fresh air and food. As a welcome to our school, new students were given the chance to meet faculty members, current students and discuss academic programs and extra-curricular activities. With more than 40 students in attendance, the event was a huge success!

Oct 02 2014

CODE2040 is coming to campus! Thursday 10/9 during free hour!

 

CODE2040 is a non-profit organization that brings top Black and Latino/a computer science and engineering undergraduate and graduate students to Silicon Valley for tech internships and jobs. Through their flagship Fellows program, students get the opportunity to have a full time internship at companies like Facebook, Foursquare, and Jawbone. The TAP Program prepares students to apply for tech jobs and internships through a comprehensive program that includes in-person workshops, mentoring and coaching, and online meetups.

Register for the event here! Lunch will be served!

Event Details

To learn more check out the CODE2040 website, Facebook, and Twitter.

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