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On February 20, 2014 NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences introduced girls ages 12-18 to the world of engineering during National Engineering Week events at the Manhattan and Old Westbury campuses.
In Manhattan, students listened to keynote speaker, meteorologist of Northrop Grumman’s Information Systems sector, Kremena Darmenova share how students can enter the meteorology profession. In addition, students got the opportunity to showcase their engineering projects to faculty members and students.
At-NYIT-Old Westbury, 50 local girls participated in programming, engineering, and robotics workshops, and got the opportunity to fly drones through obstacle courses. The keynote speaker, NYIT alumna and Cisco Services Client Solutions Manager Laurie Cantileno, discussed building self-esteem and achieving successful and fulfilling careers. Newsday covered the event- see highlights:
NYIT's Old Westbury chapter of Society of Women Engineers has fostered a partnership with Girls Inc. of Long Island to get local girls age 5 - 15 interested in STEM. On February 27th, the two organizations collaborated to hold a workshop on the basics of electricity at the Wyandanch Youth Center. Girls Inc. of Long Island meets there weekly to hold programs intended to encourage interest in the sciences.
SWE members Michelle Messinger and Rita Sobhy offered the young women of Girls Inc. an exciting workshop to teach the funamental concepts of electricity using lemons. Messinger and Sobhy taught the girls how to use the lemons to create batteries, and the girls then used their batteries to power LED lights and travel alarm clocks.
Girls Inc. of Long Island is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young women to reach their fullest potential by being "strong, smart, and bold." They provide school and community-based programming for young girls in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
To celebrate International Women's Day, the Dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Nada Anid, Ph.D., marched with women from around the world at the UN building in Manhattan. Organized by the United Nations' Women for Peace organization, the March in March commemorates National Women's Month and International Women's Day. The purpose of this year's march was to end violence against women, and was accompanied by a luncheon in support of the UN Women for Peace's many important causes, such as gender equality in education and the workforce through scholarships to benefit underprivileged women from all around the world to study at the University for Peace in Costa Rica.
Every Year, to commemorate Women's History Month, NYIT's Community Service Center selects 31 accomplished women--one for each day of the month--from the NYIT community to showcase their achievements and contributions to their discipline, our school, and the rich fabric of women's history.
Dr. Nada Anid, Dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences has been chosen as one of the 31 Women of March thanks to her outstanding civic engagement and committment to the NYIT community. Keep an eye on the CSC Facebook page to learn more about our Dean and herhard work for SoECS and the greater NYIT community!
The Dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Dr. Nada Anid, has been chosen to become a member of the Advanced Energy 2014 Scientific Advisory Council. This council comprises a distinguished panel of energy industry leaders who will work together to set the highest possible standards for all academic tracks and programs for the 2014 Advanced Energy Conference. Drawn from research and industry, our Dean will serve alongside a group of distinguished experts that will lead and shape this year's conference program.
The 2014 Advanced Energy Conference is the premier energy conference in New York State, and one of America's most comprehensive and influential events focused on the future of energy. The annual conference features the latest technologies and opportunities, and draws in business leaders, researchers and academics, innovators, and policy makers from across the United States and around the world. This year, the conference will be held in Albany, NY on April 28 & 29. It is expected to attract attention from both the legislative and executive branches of government.
The NYIT American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) recently attended the annual International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), which was held in San Diego, CA. Because of their impressive performance at the Student Professional Design Competition (SPDC) hosted by NYIT last spring, NYIT's ASME was invited to participate in the IMECE Student Design Competition against 23 other international colleges and universities, including Hong Kong Polytechnic Institute, WPI, the British University of Egypt, and Universidad de los Andes.
The ASME Student Design Competition is a platform for ASME Student Members to present their solutions to a range of design problems--from everyday household tasks to groundbreaking space exploration. Each team is required to design, construct, and operate a prototype meeting the requirements of annually determined problem statement. This year's challenge was to create a robot that could successfully operate in a simulated nuclear disaster. The competition consisted of a maze-like obstacle course representing a nuclear hazard area in which the robot had to complete a range of tasks in a set amount of time. The robot operators could drive only with the help of cameras, and had to be able to press buttons, pick up and drop off small objects, and read codes. Out of the 23 competing schools, NYIT placed 4th in the world for their performance on the course.
The winning ASME Robot
The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) is invites students who meet eligibility requirements to apply for the prestigious NASA Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) paid summer internship program, located in Hampton, VIrginia. The application deadline for this exciting opportunity is Saturday, Fabruary 1, 2014.
All majors are accepted! The LARSS program hosts over 200 interns annually, is NASA's most prestigious and successful student research program. Eligible applicants will be U.S. citizens, full time students at an accredited U.S. college or university, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and will be classified as a rising undergraduate junior, senior, or graduate student by the start of the program.
Designed to bridge the gap between academic concepts and real-world experience, LARSS creates opportunities for students to come to the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) to conduct hands-on research and engineering projects under the mentorship of NASA researchers, scientists, and business professionals. The 2014 summer session is a 10 week program from June 2-August 8, and participants receive a stipend based on their academic standing ranging from $5,000-$6,000.
For all LARSS inquiries, please contact Debbie Murray, LARSS Program Coordinator (email@example.com) or Sarah Pauls, LARSS Program Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org), and visit the official LARSS website to apply.
The NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences and the Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers will provide a five-day preparation course for the Certified Energy Manager Exam, Monday, March 17 to Friday, March 21, 2014, from 8:00am-5:00pm at the Old Westbury campus. The prep course is open to faculty members, students, and professionals in the fields of engineering, management, and architecture.
The registration deadline for the course and exam is Wednesday, February 12. Discounted cost is $1,695. To register:
Download an application (PDF).
Read a bio of prep course instructor Barry Benator.
For more information, email Robert Amundsen, Ph.D., at email@example.com
Mail the completed application form and a check made payable to the Assn. of Energy Engineers, LI Chapter, to:
During the Fall 2013 semester, SWE members Michelle Messenger (also the club's president in Old Westbury) and Adrianna Maldonado initiated a new outreach program for 6th graders in the New York metropolitan area. Inspired by NYIT's partnership with Citizen Schools, Messenger and Maldonado volunteered weekly at the Renaissance School of the Arts in Harlem for a period of ten weeks, during which they taught a group of middleschoolers an apprenticeship course for robotics and programming. At the end of the 10 week program, the sixth-grade students were able to make their robots successfully complete a maze course using sensors.
On her decision to reach out to these students, Messenger said, "all middle school students have the potential to discover a love of learning that will inspire and prepare them to succeed in high school, college, the workforce and civic life, but without enough relevant learning activities and involved adults, too many kids are dropping out." She found her volunteer work fulfilling, and claimed, "the students' transformation and growth was incredible and amazing to watch."
Messenger and Maldonado have plans to continue their efforts into the Spring 2014 semester, when they will return to the Renaissance School of the Arts to teach Generation Technology. This new course will teach students the basics of electricity, and give them the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of electrical engineering.
As part of the Secretary's Honors Program (SHP), the Department of Homeland Security is launching its Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative for college students. Through the program, more than 100 unpaid student volunteer assignments will be available to support the DHS' cyber mission at local DHS offices in over 60 locations across the country.
Through the program, student volunteers will gain invaluable hands-on experience and exposure to the cybersecurity work performed by DHS cybersecurity professionals. The initiative is specifically designed for current college students pursuing a program of study in a cybersecurity-related field. Participants will perform a broad range of duties in support of the DHS' mission, om areas ranging from cyber threat analysis to digital forensics to network diagnostics and incident response. Student volunteers will begin in spring 2014 and participate throughout the summer.
The SHP Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative is a highly competitive program created to attract top talent to DHS, and is part of the Department’s efforts to address recommendations from the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s Task Force on CyberSkills. DHS also partners with other government agencies and the private sector on a variety of initiatives to support cyber education.
Learn more about and apply for the SHP Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative here.
NASA is tapping student teams to stimulate human exploration of other worlds by debuting a new engineering design challenge. The NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge is a more complex follow-on to the successful NASA Great Moonbuggy Race, and will engage students worldwide in the next phase of human space exploration.
The competition is open to high school and college students and challenges them to create a vehicle designed to traverse the stimulated surface of another world. Registration closes January 10 for international teams, and February 7 for U.S. teams. Designed with NASA's committment to sending humans to Mars by 2030 in mind, the results of the competition will contribute to the design process for NASA's future exploration goals. The student teams will be timed, ranked, and scored based on design, safety, and how well their vehicles traverse the set course.
For more information about the NASA Exploration Challenge, visit:
And for additional information on NASA's education programs, see:
NYIT has recently teamed up with Citizen Schools and the Renaissance School of Arts in Harlem to provide two after-school apprenticeships for students at the underserved middle school. The apprenticeships are focused on Carbon Footprint Reduction, and Lego Robotics. The participating students are coming to NYIT in Manhattan to showcase their hard work and accomplishments this semester. Come show your support for these future engineers at their WOW! Presentation on MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, at the 11th floor of 16 West 61st Street, from 4:00-6:00pm. All NYIT students, staff, and faculty are welcome, and encouraged to attend!
Citizen Schools New York is an organization that partners with underserved middle schools to expand the learning day. By drawing more citizens into NY schools, the non-profit promotes student achievement, transforms schools, and re-imagines education. Citizen Schools opens up pathways to student success through fostering relationships with companies, non-profits, foundations, individuals, and schools.
We are excited to announce that students can submit applications for the EPA's People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Program for the 2014-2015 school year.
The deadline for applications is TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17th, 11:59pm EASTERN TIME.
EPA offers annual research grants to U.S. colleges and universities to engage students in projects to solve our world's most serious environmental challenges. Through EPA's P3 Program, students work in teams to design sustainability solutions and compete for more funding to take their ideas from the lab to the real world.
In its 10th year, EPA's P3 program fosters team-based learning, interdisciplinary effort and class-to-real-world experience. Take this opportunity for the 2014-15 school year to excite your students about making a difference in the world today. Hear from past students about their experience with the program: Students Talk about EPA's P3 Program
Find the official Request for Applications and instructions on how to apply here: 11th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability
For general program information, visit: www.epa.gov/p3
Please help us spread the word about this great opportunity!
The P3 Team at
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460
On Sept. 24, Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., Dean of NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, participated in a panel with deans from three other universities focused on helping employers find the best graduates for their hiring needs.
Nearly 150 people were in attendance as the panel participants discussed the connections –and disconnections – between higher education and the Long Island business community. Other panel participants included Patricia Salkin, Dean, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Touro College; Dr. Yacov Shamash, Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Stony Brook University; and Dr. Patrick Socci, Dean, Frank Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University.
Each dean discussed their latest programs; Dean Anid highlighted NYIT’s Cyber Security programs and concentrations; a new pilot program to help engineering undergraduates follow an entrepreneurship path to equip them for success in bringing their ideas to market; as well as the changing engineering landscape at NYIT through the transformative Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC).
Panelists agreed that despite great progress, more has to be done to bridge the gap between technology companies and students to supplement the knowledge and coursework needed to secure jobs once they graduate, and importantly, to attract and retain students on Long Island through internships, mentoring, and other related programs.
The panel was sponsored by LISTnet (Long Island Software and Technology Network) and its Committee on Business Excellence Strategies and Trends (BEST).
Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington) announced that the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) will receive $60,000 from the National Science Foundation’s Division for Undergraduate Education. This funding will be used to develop a multidisciplinary, multi-campus program minor in “energy, science, technology, and policy” through a unique regional partnership of public and private colleges.
Rep. Israel said, “Undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is essential for the future competitiveness of Long Island. This funding creates a program that incorporates several local universities and aims to educate traditionally underrepresented student populations in fields with tremendous growth potential. I commend NYIT on this thoughtful and innovative educational program that will give our young people the tools they need to succeed.”
Nada M. Anid, Dean of NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, said, “We want to thank the Congressman for supporting this initiative from its inception. He understands the need for Long Island to work collaboratively across its public and private academic institutions on energy and resiliency which will serve our students well when we establish readiness programs in preparation for future storms and power outages.”
The National Science Foundation’s funding is used to build research foundations, develop the U.S. workforce and broaden participation in these essential fields. The agency is the major source of federal funding for STEM education.