News and Events

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

Nov 04 2014

NYIT’s STEAM Career Fair Links Students to Employers

Nov 24 2014

Movember Celebration

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

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences News
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

Download the 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

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! 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



  • 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




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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