New England Association of Schools and Colleges Visit
New England Institute of Technology will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit on April 14,
15, 16 and 17, 2013, by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education is one of seven accrediting commissions
in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Accreditation
is voluntary and applies to the institution as a whole. The Commission, which is recognized by
the U.S. Department of Education, accredits approximately 240 institutions in the six-state New
New England Institute of Technology has been accredited by the Commission since 2005 and was
last reviewed in April of 2005. Its accreditation by the New England Association encompasses
the entire institution.
For the past year and a half, New England Institute of Technology has been engaged in a process
of self-study, addressing the Commission’s Standards for Accreditation. An evaluation team will
visit the institution to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. The team
will recommend to the Commission a continuing status for the institution. Following a review
process, the Commission itself will take the final action.
The public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution to:
Public Comment on New England Institute of Technology
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803
Public Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution. The
Commission cannot settle disputes between individuals and institutions, whether those involve
faculty, students, administrators, or members of other groups. Comments will not be treated as
confi dential and must include the name, address, and telephone number of the person providing
Public Comments must be received by April 17, 2013. The Commission cannot guarantee that
comments received after that date will be considered.
NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MAKES THE LIST OF
“TOP UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOLS TO STUDY VIDEO GAME DESIGN FOR 2013"
BY THE PRINCETON REVIEW
Dr. Thomas F. Wylie, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology, announced that the college has earned a prestigious position on The Princeton Review's just published-list saluting the best undergraduate schools in the United States and Canada to study video game design for 2013.
Compiled by The Princeton Review, one of America’s best-known education services companies, the 2013 list names 15 undergraduate schools in rank order (1 to 15) and15 undergraduate schools as Honorable Mentions. The Company also reported a companion list of top graduate schools to study video game design for 2013 highlighting 15 graduate schools in rank order and five as Honorable Mentions. The listings are shown below.
The Princeton Review chose the schools based on a survey it conducted in the 2012-13 academic year of 150 programs at institutions offering video game design coursework and/or degrees in the United States and Canada. The Company's 50-question survey asked schools to report on a range of topics from academic offerings and faculty credentials to graduates’ employment and professional achievements. Among the criteria The Princeton Review weighed to make its selections included: the school curriculum, faculty, facilities, and infrastructure, plus career services, student scholarships, and financial aid.
According to Wylie, “We are so pleased to receive this distinction from The Princeton Review. Our gaming faculty works tirelessly with students enrolled in our associate and bachelor degree programs in game design and game development technology. Our hands-on approach to learning coupled with a dynamic curriculum plus exciting gaming events and workshops prepare our students well as they enter this exciting field.”
Said Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior Vice President/Publisher, “It has long been our mission to help students find and get into the schools best for them. For students aspiring to become game designers, we highly recommend New England Institute of Technology as one of the best institutions to study and to launch a career in this field. We also salute the faculty and staff at New England Institute of Technology and the other schools on our 2013 lists for their exceptional academic and professional contributions to their students and to the industry of game design."
The Princeton Review's full report is accessible at www.princetonreview.com/game-design. It includes profiles of the schools with application information and links to the school sites.
This year, The Princeton Review partnered with PC Gamer, a monthly magazine published by Future US, as its reporting partner on this project. PC Gamer has a feature on the list in its May issue. It is now available at www.pcgamer.com, and will arrive in subscriber mailboxes in mid-March and on newsstands April 2. The feature has information on the schools' degree options, class offerings, prominent professors, and alumni, plus fun facts about the school programs.
The Princeton Review’s "Top 15 Undergraduate Schools To Study Video Game Design For 2013" are:
1. University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
2. University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
3. DigiPen Institute of Technology (Redmond, WA)
4. Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)
5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
6. Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
7. Shawnee State University (Portsmouth, OH)
8. Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA)
9. The Art Institute of Vancouver (Vancouver, British Columbia / CAN)
10. Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
11. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY)
12. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA)
13. Becker College (Worcester, MA)
14. New England Institute of Technology (East Greenwich, RI)
15. North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
FIRST Tech Challenge Winners 2012
Rhode Island 2011-2012
FIRST Tech Challenge
Winners and Finalists
FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology.
The Motivate Award
The Motivate Award recognizes outstanding team spirit shown though costumes and outfits, team support, and other methods of standing out and raising attention. Teams that reach out to their schools and community to raise awareness of FIRST and their FTC efforts have done so in a variety of cool and inventive methods.
Motivate Award Winner 3351 Mt. Hope High School in Bristol
Finalists: 3909 Toll Gate High School in Warwick
5030 East Providence Career and Tech Ctr, in East Providence
The Connect Award
Winners of the Connect Award have done a great deal of community outreach not only to spread the word about FIRST but specifically to include engineers, scientists, and other technology professionals into their outreach efforts. This creates connections between teams, FIRST, and the professional world that can last years beyond their participation in FTC. Connect Award winners also develop and execute plans to fund their team including clear goals and objectives - including how they can give back to their community in the future.
Connect Award Winner 5030 East Providence Career and Tech Ctr. in East Prov.
Finalists: 491 South Kingstown High School in South Kingstown
3901 Wm. Davies Career and Tech HS in Lincoln
PTC Design Award
The intent of the PTC Design award is to expand the challenge, inspiring teams to incorporate industrial design into their robots. These elements can be shown in the simplicity of the design as it applies to the tasks, the look and feel of the robot, and how the design allows us to think of robots in new ways. The Design aspects must serve a function - but they should also differentiate the robot in a unique fashion - not an easy task with a limited set of parts and game challenge.
PTC Design Award Winner: 154 Burrillville High School in Harrisville
Finalists: 654 Barrrington High School in Barrrington
4531 Mt. Hope High School in Bristol
Rockwell Collins Innovate Award
The Rockwell Collins Innovate Award is robot specific. It celebrates teams who come up with innovate solutions to the Game Challenge that most others have overlooked. These solutions can't just look good - they've got to work... at least most of the time. Historically, some of the most innovative breakthroughs in science and technology have come when fresh thinking is applied to a known problem. This year's Rockwell Collins Innovate Award winners demonstrated that type of thinking.
Rockwell Collins Innovate Winner: 4497 Aquidneck Island Robotics 4H Club in Newport
Finalists: 252 Wheeler High School in Providence
5801 Providence Career and Tech Academy in Prov.
Every team at this event has had to think - hopefully a lot. The Think Award recognizes the team that has successfully thought, organized, and documented their journey from their starting point to their final design. The engineering notebook is the record of this journey. Just like in real life, teams that can document their process have the best chance at learning from it and improving on it.
Think Award Winner: 2963 Lincoln School in Providence
Finalists: 154 Burrillville High School in Harrisville
5468 Lurgio Home Robotics from Foster
The Inspire Award is the highest award given by FTC. The winner of the Inspire Award is automatically eligible for advancement to the next tournament level. The RI winner of the Inspire Award at a Championship Tournament are eligible to compete in the FTC World Championship in Atlanta on April 25- 28th. The Inspire Award winner is the 'prototype' for what we'd like to see all teams achieve as part of the FIRST Tech Challenge. They do many of the things mentioned in the other awards. The difference is that they've tied these together in a comprehensive manner resulting in success in the competition, outreach to the community, robot design, team spirit, and engineering accomplishment.
Inspire Award Winner: 5468 Lurgio Home Robotics, Foster (former RI Lego League team)
Finalists: 154 Burrillville High School in Harrisville
3127 Cranston HS East, Cranston
Final Match of the Tournament the Red Alliance challenged the Blue Alliance and the
Blue Alliance of 154, 4531 and 652 won!
Finalist Alliance 4497 Aquidneck Island Robotics 4-H Club in Newport
121 Aquidneck Island Robotics 4- H Club in Newport
3909 Toll Gate High School in Warwick
Winning Alliance: 154 Burrillville High School in Harrisville
4531 Mt Hope High School in Bristol
652 Mt. Hope High School in Bristol
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