The Fall 2013 issue of Tech News is now available!
The Fall 2013 issue of Tech News is now available!
During a recent visit, we asked some local employers why they hire New England Tech grads. There were a variety of answers, but they all came down to a single idea: New England Tech grads are prepared with a top-notch education that allows them to hit the ground running on their first day.
To find out what they had to say, check out the video below.
And don’t forget, Tuition Freeze ends December 31! If you enroll for classes and start by January 2014 your tuition will not increase while in continuous enrollment at New England Tech.
For more information, call our Admissions Office at (800) 736-7744.
We asked current New England Tech student Kenny Jaramillo what attracted him to New England Tech. In addition to wanting to prepare himself to “land a great career, not just another job,” Kenny was also attracted to New England Tech by our Tuition Freeze program. If you enroll by December 31, 2013, your tuition at New England Tech will not increase as long as you are continuously enrolled at the college.
To hear more about what Kenny has to say about his experience at New England Tech, check out the video below!
New England Tech will offer a Bachelor of Science degree program in Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design (GMW) Technology. Beginning in April, 2014, this program will complement the existing Associate in Science degree program in Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design Technology.
The new GMW bachelor degree program will build upon the core design and technical skills developed in the Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design Technology’s associate degree program. The bachelor’s program is designed to prepare students for employment in a wide variety of emerging new media careers. Students will develop interdisciplinary skills combining web content management systems, ePublishing, branding, packaging design, search engine optimization, web video, and social media marketing. Cross-platform delivery via ePub and mobile devices will be emphasized. Creative Content development, media literacy, marketing, writing, and UI/UX design, will support each student’s “branded” portfolio and personalized career path.
Goldibox, a toy company created by Stanford engineer Debbie Sterling, is doing more than just producing education toys. They’re producing a set of toys – and books – that introduce little girls to various male dominated fields, such as engineering and construction, and promote the idea that there should be more than “just the pink aisle” in the toy store.
In addition to their great idea, they’ve also come up with a stellar video that’s gone viral.
Aerospace company Rolls Royce has announced that they’re looking into developing jet engines using the highly popular 3D printing method.
The thought process behind using 3D printing to create the engines is that it will decrease production time as well as the weight of the pieces used to manufacture the engines.
Dr. Henner Wapenhans, an executive at Rolls Royce, conceded that while they’re still a few years away from being able to finalize the process, the idea of printing an entire engine could cut the production time down from 18-months to 1 week. Dr. Wapenhans also theorizes that using 3D printing could potentially enhance the design of the engines, saying,
“3D printing opens up new possibilities, new design space. Through the 3D printing process, you’re not constrained [by] having to get a tool in to create a shape. You can create any shape you like. There are studies that show one can create better lightweight structures, because you just take the analogy of what nature does and how bones are built up – they’re not solid material.”
3D printing can be learned as part of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program at New England Tech.
The innovative world of 3D printing is about to get even more interesting. It turns out that there’s not one but two companies that are racing to be the first to finalize the process of creating 3D printed food.
By combining liquid and “melted foodstuffs” such as chocolate or dough, these two companies have figured out ways to create nuggets in novelty shapes, chocolate bars, and cakes with messages inside.
3D printing is one of the many courses learned in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program at New England Tech.
“This grant will allow NEIT to offer scholarship opportunities for eligible students in our Associate in Science degree program in Refrigeration/Air Conditioning, Heating and Gas Technology,” said Robert R. Theroux, Vice President of Finance and Business Administration. “Because of the generosity of The Grainger Foundation, together we can assist those students who may be experiencing financial challenges in completing their college education.”
The donation was presented by Jim Crowley, Branch Manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s, Warwick Rhode Island location.
Grainger has been a part of the Warwick business community for more than 30 years as the leading broad line supplier of HVAC, electrical, lighting, tools, and other products. “We recognize the important role that technical colleges like NEIT play in providing training that helps students meet the increasing technical demands of today’s workplace,” said Crowley.
The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Illinois, was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger, Inc.
Kratz, who is now employed at Gilbane Building Co. as a Senior Project Manager began her career with the company as an account clerk while paying her way through business school. However, as her career at Gilbane progressed, she found herself gravitating toward the construction management and engineering fields and ultimately decided to pursue an education at New England Tech.
As part of her responsibilities with Gilbane, Kratz now oversees large-scale construction projects. Her current project is overseeing the construction of the $107.5 million Maloney High School renovation.
To learn more about Kratz’s career path and the current project she’s working on check out the article in My Record Journal here.
A man in Marlborough, Massachusetts, has used the cutting-edge technology of 3D printing to make a homemade working prosthetic hand for his son.
After years of searching for a solution for his son Leon’s need for a prosthetic hand – which would cost upwards of $20,000 – Paul McCarthy created one with just a 3D printer.
The printer and supplies have opened up a world of possibilities for Leon. Now, whenever he outgrows a prosthetic, he and his dad can easily create a replacement, and can experiment with ways to make them more functional.
Check out the video of Leon and Paul showing off their incredible accomplishment, and then learn more about the New England Tech’s Mechanical Engineering program, where you can learn to use the same technology employed by Paul in this incredible feat!
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