News and Events

Nov 25 2014

NYIT Architecture Students Design and Build Beach Project

Nov 18 2014

NYIT Celebrates International Education Week

Nov 10 2014

Men’s Soccer Wins ECC Championship with 1-0 Victory over LIU Post

Nov 07 2014

Dr. Jerry Balentine New Vice President for Medical Affairs and Global Health

Nov 07 2014

NYIT Management Students Advance to Fed Challenge Semi-Finals

Dec 01 2014

Job Search Strategies

Dec 01 2014

Head in the Cloud? Protecting Your Privacy in a Mobile World

Dec 01 2014

Give ‘Em the Business: Resources for Management Students

Dec 02 2014

“Year of Turkey 2014” - Conference: Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry-A Global Perspective

Dec 02 2014

School of Engineering & Computing Sciences Graduate Info Session

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences News
Nov 25 2014

Our First-Ever Freshman Reception!

New York, NY (Nov. 11, 2014) – After a few months of their first college semester, engineering freshman gathered together for a first-ever reception put on the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences.

 Held in 11th floor auditorium of New York Institute of Technology’s 16 W. 61st Street building, Dean Nada Anid, Dr. Yoshikazu Saito, Dr. Steven Billis and various engineering club members congratulated the students on completing their first semester with NYIT.

As a part of an initiative to encourage more students to join clubs, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Students Working to Advance Technology (SWAT), Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) and National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) brought along their members and their brochures to recruit new members.

Nov 25 2014

Scholarship for Summer/Winter Programs in Italy - Europe

We want to communicate to all interested candidates there is a great opportunity to participate in a scholarship program at the University Centre for Business Management - UCBM (Fondazione CUOA) in Italy - Europe. UCBM is located at Altavilla Vicentina, province of Vicenza. The city allows easy access to other countries such as Switzerland and France, as well as to other Italian cities (easily accessed by train).


UCBM, a private non-profit foundation, is one of the most active centers of management training in Europe. Founded in 1957 and recognized by the European Union, it is a business school that operates with support from the universities of Padua, Venice, Trento and Udine. 


International students can apply for scholarships covering 70% of tuition costs offered by the International Business School Americas, being eligible second year and up undergraduate students or graduate students. 


Programs are offered twice each year, in January and in July, lasting 3 weeks.


We offer the following multicultural programs:




1st week: Strategic Leadership (Monday-Thursday): Classical and Contemporary Views of Leadership; leadership versus management; sharing power and confidence. Company Visits and Project work.

2nd week: Business Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (Monday-Thursday): Negotiation techniques and strategies; environmental analysis and approach methods; Mediator’s role in conflict resolution. Role Game. Company Visits and Project work.

3rd week: Intercultural Management (Monday-Wednesday): Globalization and the new business arena; international mergers & acquisitions and its impacts over employees; intercultural management foundations.  Company Visits and Project work. Graduation Ceremony. 




1st week: Entrepreneurship (Monday-Thursday): personal characteristics and skills which foster entrepreneurial and managerial performances and enhance firm competitiveness; developing and improving these skills. Company Visits and Project work. 

2nd week: Business Models (Monday-Thursday): how enterprises work, deal with the competitors and, generally speaking, compete in the global economy; which activities firms perform, how they perform them, how they create superior customer value (low cost or differentiated products) and put itself in a position to appropriate the value. Company Visits and Project work. 

3rd week: Creativity & Innovation (Monday-Wednesday): organizational processes which improve the ability to innovate products and services; skills needed to increase the orientation to innovation. Company Visits and Project work. Graduation Ceremony. 




1st week: Retail & Distribution Management (Monday-Thursday):

Communication with final consumers and distribution chain; managing channel conflicts; optimizing channel structure. Company Visits and Project work.

2nd week: Brand Management (Monday-Thursday):

Creating and positioning brands; the power and the challenges of country brands. Company Visits and Project work.

3rd week: Business Strategies for Luxury & Specialty Goods (Monday-Wednesday):

Globalization and the new business arena; international strategy for fashion and design industries. Company Visits and Project work. Graduation Ceremony. 



1st week: Logistics and operation for Global businesses (Monday-Thursday):

Foundations of logistics and operation for Global businesses; How to leverage competitive advantage based upon excellence in LOP. Company Visits and Project work. 

2nd week: Lean goals and strategies (Monday-Thursday):

Toyota’s lessons for today’s companies; linking corporative strategies to lean management. Company Visits and Project work. 

3rd week: Lean management for industries and services (Monday-Wednesday):  

Broadening the concept of lean management: service sector and lean management concepts and practices. Company Visits and Project work. Graduation Ceremony.


All programs are composed by lectures, company visits, seminars and also include visits to the World Trade Organization, The United Nations Organization – European headquarters (both in Geneve) and to the Fashion District of Milan.


Please find our international programs at CUOA’s website by clicking here or here.


Ready to study abroad in Europe? It is a great opportunity to know Italy, getting in touch with different economic powers of the world and opening up new academic and professional horizons for you.  


You can visit our Youtube channel to watch the testimonials from our last July group: 


Flavia Franco  -


Angela Morales -


How to participate? All interested candidates should contact my assistant, Mr. Boris Guedes, at not later than December, 14th of 2014 and you will be given an application form and all detailed information regarding the course.

Nov 25 2014

Women’s Foreign Policy Group Internship 2015

The Women’s Foreign Policy Group believes that it is crucial to ensure that women’s voices are heard and that women leaders are fully engaged in finding new approaches and solutions. WFPG is committed to global engagement and the promotion of the leadership, visibility and participation of women in international affairs. The organization advances women’s leadership and highlights their contributions through international issues programs and mentoring.

Interns work as part of the WFPG team and are given the opportunity to improve their knowledge of international issues, as well as to learn how a small nonprofit organization operates.  At our programs, interns meet with accomplished international affairs professionals and learn from their career paths. Part-time internships are unpaid or for college credit. Full-time interns who commit to 3.5 months during the school year or 3 months during the summer are eligible for a $1,000 stipend.


WFPG is seeking four interns to assist them in Washington, DC during the upcoming semester:


General Internship:

WFPG is looking for responsible and motivated interns to focus on planning and outreach for programs featuring international affairs officials and experts. In addition to assisting with our Author and Embassy Series programs, interns contribute to benefit luncheons and mentoring fairs. Interns will also research foreign policy topics before events, update the WFPG database, and complete other office tasks as assigned.


Communications Internship:

WFPG is also looking for a specialized intern to focus on our website and communications materials, including our invitations and newsletters.  The communications intern will also assist at events, conduct foreign policy research, and complete other office duties as assigned. A demonstrated interest in and knowledge of basic HTML and photo editing/layout software is helpful, but not required.



Competitive candidates for both positions should have a demonstrated interest in foreign affairs and excellent computer skills. Interns must possess outstanding office and phone manners, and excellent writing skills, in addition to being well-organized, punctual, dependable, flexible, attentive to detail, and able to work both independently and as part of a team. 


Applicants must be available to work a minimum of two full days per week.


To Apply:

Please send a cover letter (including your availability), resume, two-page writing sample (short paper or excerpt), contact information for three references, and an unofficial copy of your transcript to  Applications can also be mailed to:


Women's Foreign Policy Group
Attn: Ms. Kimberly Kahnhauser
1615 M St. NW, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20036


Apply before December 4!



***Early applications are strongly encouraged***

Nov 24 2014

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2015 HS-STEM Summer Internships

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) Disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM Disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas.


Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses.


Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.


10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more.


Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.


U.S. citizenship required.


Application deadline: December 22, 2014


Detailed information about the internships can be found at: 


A poster is located at: 


Previous participants' testimonials can be found at 


DHS has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage the program.  



For any questions please email 

Nov 21 2014

Viacom’s 2015 Summer Associate & Internship Programs

Spring internship applications are live and summer 2015 internship applications will become available in late December. Summer Associate 2015 applications are live and the deadline to apply is December 31st, 2014. Please note that internship candidates must hold at least junior standing to be eligible for our internship program and Summer Associate candidates must be graduated by the start of the program – June 4, 2015.


Nov 21 2014

2014 Employee Recognition Ceremony—Thursday Nov. 20

Congratulations to all of our dedicated School of Engineering and Computing Sciences faculty and staff for their countless years of hard work!

Prof. Abdolhossei Kashani (30 years)

Prof. George Salayka (30 years)

Dr. Michael Colef (25 years)

Dr. Frank Lee (25 years)

Lucy Torcasso (20 years)

Daniel Rapka (10 years)

Dean Nada Anid (5 years)

Dr. Huanying Gu (5 years)

Ambeeka Jewnandan (5 years)

"The SoECS 30-25-20 crew!  We've gone through the worst of times and the best of times.  Lots of great memories!  And, after all these years, we're still smiling!"

-- Lucy Torcasso


(From the left: Dr. Abdolhossei Kashani, Lucy Torcasso, Dr. George Salayka, Dr. Frank Lee)

Nov 19 2014

Senior Design Project and Thesis/ MS Project Presentation Schedules - Fall 2014

School of Engineering

Undergraduate Senior Project and Graduate Project Course Presentations

Wednesday December 10, 2014 – Wednesday December 17, 2014


Wednesday, December 10 2014

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Lakhdar Amara –ETEC 495 (M01) New York Institute of Technology – Manhattan,

Edward Guiliano Global Center Room 801

  1. Alexander Roshan and Daniel Bahk

“Arduino Design”

  1. Jamie Digregorio

“Quad Coper with GPS Function”

  1. Paul Fioretti

“Design of a Temperature Chamber”

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sarah Meyland – ENVT 802 New York Institute of Technology – Old Westbury, Room 308

  1. Lynn Capuano

“Sustainable Community Plan and Analysis


Lakhdar Amara – ETEC 495 (M01) New York Institute of Technology – Manhattan

  1. Jeffrey Peck

“Design of a Computer Networking Laboratory for Telecom Applications”

  1. Lee Lequan

“Automated Home-Monitoring and Alert System

  1. Andre Neves

“Bluetooth-enabled color LED Matrix”


Thursday, December 11 2014

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Chung Hyuk Park – EENG 491 New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan

Edward Guiliano Global Center Room 607/608

  1. The Quad Copter
  2. Autonomous Hexapod with Object Recognition
  3. The Helping Hand
  4. Smart Whiteboard Eraser

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cecilia Dong, Chung Hyuk Park, and N. Sertac Artan – EENG 489 (M01, M02, M03) New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan

Edward Giuliano Global Center Room 607/608

  1. Autonomous Indoor Quadcopter
  2. Autonomous Quadcopter Object Tracking
  3. Autonomous Quadcopter 12robotekE
  4. Dancing Penguin
  5. Robot Dog
  6. Interactive Desktop Avatar
  7. Service Industry Bot
  8. Retrieval bot
  9. Recyclable Sorting Mobile
  10. Robotic Arm
  11. Voice-to-ASL Translator


4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Profs. Stanley Greenwald and Albert Machlin – ENVT-802 (M01) Audit or Design Projects

New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan – 26 W. 61st Street

1)      Asbestos: Then and Now

2)      Water Quality Improvement in Chengdu City, China

3)      Waste to Energy Generation in Chennia, India

4)      Air Quality Improvement in Port of Los Angeles

5)      Reducing Cola Emission Using an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Power Plant


Friday December 12, 2014

10 am – 12 pm

Aydin Farajidavar EENG- 489 (W02/W03); EENG- 491 New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury, AARH-302

  1. Vibrating Posture Suit
  2. A Multi-Channel Wireless System for Gastric Electrophysiology
  3. A Portable Magnetography System
  4. Smart Home: Security and Temperature Control
  5. Smart Cane: Avoiding Obstacles and Guiding through GPS


12 pm – 2 pm

Aydin Farajidavar EENG- 489 (W02/W03); EENG- 491 New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury, AARH-302

  1. A Wireless System for 3-D Motion Detection and Pedometery
  2. Close-loop Gas Detection and Alarm System for Smart Home Environment
  3. Motorcycle Head Up Display (HUD) and Navigation System
  4. A Wearable System for Non-Invasive Measurement of Blood Pressure
  5. A Self-Drive Car for Valet Parking


Drs. Beheshti, Balagani and Lee  CSCI- 870 (W01), EENG- 870 (W01) New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury Harry Schure Hall B14

Final Presentation Schedule:

10:00 am – 10:10 am Basani, Rakesh: Deposit Management System

10:10 am – 10:20 am Chandrakanti, Goutham: Packet-Hiding Strategies for Prohibiting Jamming

10:20 am – 10:30 am Cholewa, John: The DICOM Harvester

10:30 am – 10:40 am Dasari, Anudeep Reddy: Distributed Airline Reservation System

10:40 am – 10:50 am Gajjala, Jaswanth: Rumor Riding: A Modernized Way for Data Transfer

10:50 am – 11:00 am Gao, Guochen: Continuous Authentication Research

11:00 am – 11:10 am Gondhi, Naveen: Graph Data Structure and Scale Invariant Connect 4 Games

11:10 am – 11:20 am Gundluru, Sreekanth Reddy: Lecture Clicker

11:20 am – 11:30 am Koleti, Rahul: Managing Different Bank Accounts Under 1 System

11:30 am – 11:40 am Kolipaka, Anuragh: Compilers Stacks and Polish Notation

11:40 am – 11:50 am Kolli, Manjusha: Wireless Sensors

11:50 am – 12:00 pm Mehan, Rishabh: DareU- 60 Seconds Challenge

1:00 pm – 1:10 pm Gutti Konda Venkata Ajaychandra: Load Rebalance in Clouds

1:10 pm – 1:20 pm Lavu, Praveen: Web Interface Design

1:20 pm – 1:30 pm Rangisetty, Premnath: Privacy on Group Data

1:30 pm – 1:40 pm Vattela, Praveen Yadav: Big Data Mining with HACE Theorem

1:40 pm – 1:50 pm Kyadari Rakesh Kumar: Region Based Lossless Compression for Digital Images in Telemedicine Application

1:50 pm – 2:00 pm Onteddu, Uday Kumar: Steganography Based on Visual Crytography


Dr. Balagani INCS – 870

1:00 pm – 1:10 pm Mettu, Sushma: Conway’s Game of Life Simulation

1:10 pm – 1:20 pm Mohammad, Arshad: Automated Message Protector for Detective Agencies

1:20 pm – 1:30 pm Mohammed, Kamaluddin: Enterprise Corporate Portal

1:30 pm – 1:40 pm Paladugu, Kirakumar: Job Portal

1:40 pm – 1:50 pm AMES – cloud a framework of adaptive mobile video streaming and efficient social video sharing in clouds

1:50 pm – 2:00 pm Sooguru, Vedavalli: Analyzing recursion through multi-dimensional Tower of Honai problem

2:00 pm – 2:10 pm Hemavathi, Preetham:

2:10 pm – 2:20 pm Hossain, Emarat

2:20 pm – 2:30 pm Samayam, Kaushnik: Advanced Image Fusion Algorithm Based on Wavelet Transform and Curvelet Transform

2:30 pm – 2:40 pm Shi, Jin: Monitor the Environment

2:40 pm – 2:50 pm Shyamala, Maria Pranitha: Data Hiding Using Steganography

2:50 pm – 3:00 pm Tirukkovalluri, Sai Rutwik: Heterogenous Face Recognition Using Kernel Prototype Similarities

3:00 pm – 3:10 pm Wang Renfeng & Zhang, Mingming: Long Distance Intelligent Temp and Humidity Monitoring System

3:10 pm – 3:20 pm Wang, Yue: Based on Second Generation Wavelet and Multiple Classifier Fusion Induction Motor Fault Diagnosis

3:20 pm – 3:30 pm Xue, Rui: Android Wifi File Transmission Application

Saturday December 13, 2014

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

R. Amundsen ENGY- 890 (W01) New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, Theobald 409

1. Comparative Analysis of Energy Management Software

2. Green Operations and Retrofit of Existing Buildings

3. Renewable Energy for Stadiums

4. Biogas from Solid Waste

5. Geothermal Energy in Dominica

6. Comparative Analysis of Energy Policies

7. Reskinning Buildings for Sustainability

8. Carbon Sequestration

9. Managing Energy Conservation in Commercial Buildings

10. Offshore Wind Power

11. District Steam and Sustainability

12. Developing Reneable Sources of Electricity in Africa

13. Shale Gas and Oil: A New Resource for Mexico


Monday December 15, 2014

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dr. Thaier Hayajneh CSCI 870 New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan

  1. Enhanced Message
  2. Filtering System
  3. Secure Enterprise
  4. Corporate Portal
  5. Detection of Data Leakage in an Organization
  6. Packing-Hiding Strategies for Prohibiting Jamming
  7. Attacks on Wireless Networks
  8. AMES: cloud a framework of adaptive mobile video streaming and efficient social video sharing in clouds
  9. Secure Online Doctor: Patient Interaction
  10. Robust reversible watermarking via clustering and enhanced pixel wise marking


Wednesday December 17, 2014

M. Akhtar CSCI 455 (M01) New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan

            1. IMME for Life

            2. Calorie Manager: Keep a healthy Lifestyle – an Android app

            3. An Android app to Design a Battle Game

            4. Personal Finance Manager – Manage your Money Now!

            5. Self-Ordering System for a Restaurant – a modern iPhone app

            6. Sus Docs: Transfer Files Securely

            7. Meet to Eat at NYIT

            8. We Meet Here Navigate NYIT


            9. NYIT in your Hand 


Download the pdf version schedule here!

Nov 17 2014

CS or ECE Major? Got skills? Help out the Motion Capture Tech Team!


Programming skills in:


C++ or other C



Other requirements:

Use of a version control system.

An interest in 3D graphics and Motion Capture

a background in 3D CG is a plus.

Linux is a plus.


Below is an idea of some of the projects:


Kinect programming - old and new Kinect 2  versions:

                for the old Kinect 1; OpenNI, OpenCV, NiTE

                New Kinect 2; Win 8, Kinect for Windows SDK, .NET?

These projects focus on computer vision.  These projects can used for abstract art installations, simple games, Motion Capture applications, 3D Scanning and geometry acquisition. 


Unity 3D:

There is both a C based language and a Javascript language used in Unity.   

These project are for all types of games and interaction with the Vicon system in real time.  Ideally we could get the Oculus and the Motion Capture system integrated in real time into a video game type of program. 

Character animation and the Mechanism system could be used heavily.   

General 3D graphics programming for games (VFX) and UI.  

Gameplay and controls.  


Web GL:

Javascript, HTML5, WebGL  ..?

Use of modern Web GL 3D Geometry in a browser technology.  

Both static and hierarchy animations.

Use of a stereoscopic virtual camera for Oculus integration. 



There is a number of other technologies.  


Python is used in many of the 3D Software packages. 

Interested faculty or students should contact:

Matt Cornelius

NYIT Motion Capture 

Director of Art Media Technology

MH 212-261-1546

OW 516 686-7977


Nov 14 2014

NYIT Grad Students Win First Prize at IEEE Conference on 11/12

Congratulations Wenjie Zhuang (CS) and Yu Wang (ECE) for winning first prize at the IEEE Conference on Security/Cyber Security and Privacy held at the IEEE Center Office in Piscataway, NJ last week!  Their poster presentation titled "Detecting and Locating Man-in-the-Middle Attacks in Fixed Wireless Networks" stole the show!

Nov 14 2014

Lend Lease Info Session

Nov 11 2014

Cisco Services CTO Monique Morrow Welcomed by a Full-House at NYIT

Nov 11 2014

NYIT Dean Discusses the “E” in STEM at Bellmore-Merrick Faculty Development Workshop

Nada Anid, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences,  Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the School of Education, and Sarah McPherson, Ed.D. Chair of Instructional Technology, School of Education, conducted a faculty development workshop for over 45 Science and Technology teachers in the Bellmore-Merrick School District on November 4, 2014, titled “STEM Education: An Interdisciplinary Approach.” (Presentation URL:


Nov 11 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!

Nov 11 2014

Social Enterprise Bootcamp

Register now! SoECS will re-imburse you for the cost!

Nov 06 2014

Advanced Institute for Transportation Education Scholarship Program


Advanced Institute for Transportation Education Scholarship Program 

The purpose of UTRC’s Advanced Institute for Transportation Education (AITE) scholarship program is to increase the knowledge and capabilities of transportation professionals by supporting the pursuit of master’s degrees in transportation-related fields. The program supports both full-time master’s students and professionals working at participating agencies who are looking to increase their expertise through pursuit of a master’s degree. The program does NOT support the pursuit of undergraduate or PhD degrees.

All Universities that are members of the UTRC Consortium are eligible to participate in the AITE Scholarship Program. Two types of scholarships are provided through the AITE Program:

  •   Agency Employee Scholarships

  •   Full-time Student Scholarships

    The AITE Scholarship Program is a federally-funded matching program. All UTRC funds allocated through the AITE program must be matched with non-federal funds either from participating agencies for Agency Employee recipients or from participating universities for Full-Time Student recipients.

    The following document outlines the:

  •   Eligibility requirements, terms of award, and matching fund requirements for each scholarship type;

  •   Requirements for becoming a participating university;

  •   Student application process;

  •   Scholarship administration process; and

  •   Contact information for UTRC program managers.

    Program Dates and Deadlines

    The following is a summary of the deadlines and important dates pertaining to the 2015 AITE Scholarship Program. These are discussed in more detail in the following document:

University Coordinators required to submit the Participating University Information Sheet to UTRC

Program Announcement distributed to University and Agency Coordinators

Completed applications due to UTRC AITE Scholarship winners announced

October 27, 2014

October 31, 2014

November 30, 2014 December 19, 2014 

Nov 03 2014

2015 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, now offered in Georgia, Indiana and New Jersey, recruits current seniors, recent grads, and alumni with backgrounds in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to teach in high-need secondary schools. Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend to complete a master's degree program that includes a full school year of experience in local high-need classrooms. In turn, they commit to teach for three years in high-need secondary urban or rural schools. They also get mentoring and support from both their universities and their schools throughout their three-year commitment.  Learn more here and apply by 10/13 for round 1!

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 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 ( 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:

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,; 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!

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.



  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

Page 1 of 9  1 2 3 >  Last »
Contact Us

New York »

Old Westbury
Harry Schure Hall, rm. 226C
Email Us | Map It

16 W. 61st St., rm. 810B
Email Us | Map It

China »

9 Wenyuan Road
Email Us | Map It