April as Donate Life Month

NEIT helped celebrate April as Donate Life Month supporting organ and tissue donation with a presentation from New England Organ Bank.  There are over 121,000 nationally waiting for a life-saving transplant.  One person can save up to 8 lives and enhance the lives of over 50 people.  Register as an organ and tissue donor when getting your driver’s license or ID at the DMV or online at www.DonateLifeNewEngland.org

Photo Courtesy of the New England Organ Bank.

Photo Courtesy of the New England Organ Bank.

Library Presents: How Hackers Attack a Web Site

“How Hackers Attack a Web Site:  Step by Step”
Patrick Laverty
Noon, May 4, 2016
Media Presentation Theater

In this presentation, we will walk through the various vulnerabilities that exist in web sites and how hackers attack them. From some of the more technical vectors like SQL injection or shell compromises, to the softer side of trying to hack people. This discussion will show the audience many parts of a web site that need to stay secured and how to protect against the hacks.

Bio: Patrick Laverty

Patrick Laverty is a Security Analyst for Rapid7, a cybersecurity company with its headquarters in Boston, MA.

For the last five years, Patrick has been defending web sites, servers and applications from the various attackers of the Internet. Prior Rapid7, Patrick was a member of the Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) at Akamai Technologies and was a web application developer at Brown University. He founded the Rhode Island chapter of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) in 2011, and is on the organizing team for Security BSides Boston.

NEIT’s Paul Harden’s WPRO radio interview

New England Tech’s Transportation Technologies Department Chair, Paul Harden was recently interviewed by WPRO’s Gene Valicenti about how automakers have agreed to put automatic braking in cars by 2022.

Below is Paul’s interview with Gene Valicenti, which aired during March 2016.

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 50 Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and online degree programs, including Automotive TechnologyAutomotive Technology with High PerformanceAutomotive Collision Repair and Automotive Service Management Technology

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Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu 

Our Commencement Speaker for 2016 is…

BASKETBALL GREAT AND SPORTS COMMENTATOR BILL WALTON TO DELIVER NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS

RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS LEADER KARL WADENSTEN TO BE HONORED

Bill Walton - Photo Courtesy of Pac-12 Networks

Bill Walton – Photo Courtesy of Pac-12 Networks

East Greenwich, RI – Former Boston Celtic and two-time NBA Champion Bill Walton will deliver New England Tech’s 2016 commencement address. Walton is considered to be one of the greatest basketball players in history, but it is his triumph over overwhelming adversity and his humanitarian work to help others that makes him a standout. A superstar student-athlete at UCLA, Walton had a Hall of Fame basketball career, and went on to excel in sports broadcasting. Along the way he immersed himself in a celebration of life, music and learning while facing life-altering challenges. Walton will share his inspiring story with New England Tech graduates during commencement on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Commencement begins at 11 a.m.

Walton is one of only four players in the history of basketball to win multiple NCAA and NBA championships and one of the few to ever lead the league in both rebounding and blocked shots in the same season. He helped UCLA to two national championships and 88 consecutive wins under famed coach John Wooden. He began his professional career with the Portland Trail Blazers as the number one overall pick in the 1974 NBA Draft and led them to the championship title in 1977. Injuries plagued Walton and, over the years, he missed more games than he played. He credits the Boston Celtics with giving him his life and career back when he joined them in 1985 after missing entire seasons due to injury. As the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year, he helped the Celtics win the league Championship in 1986, and secured a place in the Basketball Hall of Fame.

After retiring from basketball Walton turned his sights to a career in sports broadcasting. He has received numerous broadcasting awards and currently works as a commentator for ESPN and the PAC 12 Network. Walton recently wrote a best-selling book about his triumph over adversity in sports and in life called Back from the Dead: Searching for the Sound, Shining the Light, and Throwing it Down. He also helped start a program that assists struggling spinal patients in recovering their health and lives. He volunteers with numerous non-profits including the Challenged Athletes Foundation which purchases wheelchairs and prosthetics to give injured athletes, soldiers and others a chance to participate in life through sports. He will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters during commencement in recognition of his achievements.

Karl Wadensten

Karl Wadensten

Rhode Island business leader will also be honored at commencement. Wadensten is president of VIBCO Vibrators, a company based in Wyoming, Rhode Island, that manufactures industrial and construction equipment for material handling, roadwork and tunnel jobs, food packaging and agriculture across the globe. Wadensten is also a member of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and sits on the Governor’s Lean Steering Committee which works to improve jobs and engage Rhode Island workers in problem solving. He also serves as the Mentoring Officer for a program that pairs Rhode Island business leaders with government leaders for learning, sharing and collaboration.

VIBCO is committed to producing products that are made in the USA and specifically in Rhode Island, but that’s not the only thing that sets it apart. Under Wadensten’s leadership, VIBCO has implemented thousands of employee ideas, aimed at improving products and customer experience. VIBCO’s model of operational excellence empowers employees and encourages them to work together at all levels to strive for improvement. It’s been so successful that organizations from all over the world travel to VIBCO to see how it works. VIBCO has opened its doors to more than six thousand business and community leaders and their employees, offering them an up close look at the inner workings of the company. Under Wadensten’s leadership, VIBCO has won numerous awards, including Best Places to Work in Rhode Island, by the Providence Business News. It was also the subject of a Harvard Business School study.

Wadensten is dedicated to making a positive difference far beyond the walls of his company. He supports the efforts of South County Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, the Animal Rescue League in Wakefield and numerous other organizations. His biggest commitment, next to VIBCO, is to the Young President’s Organization, an international organization working to create better company presidents through knowledge and information exchange. Wadensten will receive an honorary doctorate in recognition of his achievements during New England Tech’s commencement.

This year marks New England Institute of Technology’s 76th anniversary. More than one thousand students will receive associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

NEIT Students Win Ford/AAA Competition 2015

Congrats, Justin Suttles & Shawn Teague! 🙇🚙

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 50 Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and online degree programs, including Automotive contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu

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NEIT SkillsUSA team take home 7 Gold medals

SkillsUSA is national organization serving more than 264,500 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations.

SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. During the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, more than 4,500 students compete in 77 occupational and leadership skill areas. SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the classroom.

NEIT is a postsecondary Chapter of SkillsUSA and on Thursday, March 24th RI SkillsUSA held their annual awards ceremony at Veterans Memorial Auditorium.  That night we found out who the winners were in their technical areas.  First place winners will go on to nationals in Louisville, KY to travel on to the nation championship in June to compete against other college students from all over the country.  There the students will compete against top students in their technical area from all over.

We are pleased to announce that we have 7 NEIT gold medalists going on to nationals this year.

Architectural Drafting

1st place: Michael Webb (2nd year in a row)

Crime Scene Investigation – 3 person team

1st place:  Shelby Mortin, Mikayla Guarino and Stas Belch

2nd place: Kyle Reis, Courtney Beauchamp and Bevin Bankston

Automotive Service Technology

1st place:  Justin Suttles

2nd place:  Stephen Harland

3rd place: Jason Driscoll

Industrial Motor Controls

1st place:  Zachary Miller

2nd place:  Edward DiPasquale

Construction

1st place:  Nicholas Brecken

NEIT Alumni named Employee of the Year!

Congratulations, Keri!  Hard work and dedication always pay’s off.

Keri Kinneberg Employee of the Year

Keri Kinniburgh

Keri Kinniburgh of Southern New England Rehabilitation Center was named the 2015 employee of the year for her dedication to her patients in her care at SNERC.  Keri graduated in 2004 from our Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program and is a practicing as an occupational therapy assistant in RI.  We’d also like to thank Keri for her continued support of New England Institute of Technology by being a member of the OTA Technical Advisory Board.

AutoCAD: Multiline (MText) features

Written by: Cindra Drowne-Walsh

Editing / Formatting text has never been so easy

Access to MText:

Command Line: type in Mtext

Ribbon: Annotate Tab / Text Panel / Multiline Text button

Also – Home Tab / Annotate Panel / Multiline Text button

Annotate

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The Contextual Text Editor tab becomes active / available once the Opposite corner (the second pick for the width) has been selected. A Contextual tab is a tab this is only available after a feature has been selected. Such as the Hatch Contextual tab is available after the Hatch command is activated or after a user had double-clicked on a Hatch patter.

Contextual tab
Here are just a few features that can help easily modify text within a drawing.

Justification: There are nine options – This adjusts the entire groups of text within that session
of the MText command to Update. Select the Justification style and the text adjusts.

All CAPS: When the MText window is active Right-Click inside that window and a Pop-up window appears Select the option All CAPS. Also found in the Contextual Text Tab / Tools panel – drop down / All CAPS – once this has a check mark next to it is active this stays active within this drawing and weather you have the CAPS LOCK key on or not all typed text will go into your drawing in Capital Letters. This is a great option to set within a Template so it will always be active.

JustificationRTclick all capsall caps button

 

 

Width of the text area: This is quickly adjusted while in the MText editor. There is a Ruler at the top of the MText window / on the far right side with the mouse pick – hold – drag to resize the area, the text will adjust accordingly. To keep specific text in a specific grouping an ENTER (hard return) will help. Once the size is how the user wants it let go. Text widths can be resized as needed.

Ruler: if you prefer not to see the Ruler at the top of the Multiline text window there is a Ruler button that will toggle that on or off.

Line Spacing: This offers a quick way to increase the spacing between the lines of text without using the ENTER key.

*For more great text editing option explore the Text Editor Contextual tab.

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New England Institute of Technology Hosts TechArts Exhibition

East Greenwich, RI – New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) will host TechArts, an art exhibit showcasing the talents of its students, faculty, staff and alumni. The public is invited to visit the library at NEIT’s East Greenwich Campus located at One New England Tech Blvd. from March 28 to June 4 and enjoy the many creative works on display.  All types of fine art and applied art will be exhibited including drawings, sculpture, photographs, paintings, handmade furniture, costumes, watercolors and more.

TechArts offers members of the New England Tech community the opportunity to share their creativity and talent.  Art has a permanent place in New England Tech’s Library.  Some of the student work on display is a product of the art-related humanities and social science courses offered at NEIT.

The New England Tech Library is open Monday-Thursday from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.  For more information, visit http://library.neit.edu or contact Susan Warthman, MLIS, AHIP, Director of the Library and Information Commons at 401-739-5000, ext. 3553 or swarthman@neit.edu.

NEIT to Offer Two New Bachelor of Science Degree Programs in the Health Sciences

Health Care Management and Health and Wellness Programs Will Launch This Spring

EAST GREENWICH – RI. Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology, announced that the university will offer two new bachelor level programs beginning in the Spring, 2016 quarter. The Health Care Management and Health and Wellness programs were developed to address the need for highly skilled employees in these sectors of the health sciences.

The Health Care Management program is a specialized bachelor of science degree program for students who have a minimum of an associate in science degree in the health care field. This program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level managerial careers in health care and incorporates the latest innovations, managerial techniques and theory into a practical 18-month program. Courses in the core areas of health care systems include health care law, economics, marketing, and finance, as well as public health, quality improvement and risk management.

Health Care management graduates will be prepared for employment as managers or assistant managers to support strategic planning, budgeting, and quality improvement or as supervisors of a program or department in long-term care facilities, hospitals, public health, home health care, community health, mental health centers and other health-related venues.

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Health and Wellness prepares students to learn how to coach and educate clients of all ages using an innovative system rooted in the latest biopsychosocial sciences.  Students may enter the Health and Wellness program upon graduation from high school or matriculate from a related associate in science degree programs.

The curriculum includes wellness and prevention, cognitive and behavioral change management, professional health and wellness coaching, client/patient engagement and activation, collaborative leadership and culture transition, personalized health, practical health and wellness workplace challenges, and health care’s Affordable Care Act and associated Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).

Career opportunities in this emerging health care specialty include health and wellness program design, health promotion, coaching in medical/health care settings, wellness education in physicians’ offices, insurance companies, corporate wellness/fitness, health centers and geriatric day and assisted living communities.

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 50 Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and online degree programs, including Health Care Management and Health and Wellness contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu

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