NEIT Alumni, Victor Ramos, Returns Home for a Special Movie Screening

LA GUAGUA: DOOR TO DOOR

RETURNS HOME FOR A SPECIAL SCREENING

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Filmmaker Victorious Ramos is humbled by the positive reaction to his $500 movie shot in just 4 days

Providence, RI – Three months ago, first time writer and director Victorious Ramos premiered a feature-length film produced in just 4 days on a $500 budget called La Guagua: Door To Door (The Bus).

The entire romantic comedy was shot in the state of Rhode Island with local actors leading the comedic charge.

After a successful private screening to statewide media groups, La Guagua debuted as the opening film for the Providence Latin American Film Festival at the University of Rhode Island. The screening sold out the PAFF Theatre. It was the first time since the festival’s inception that a locally produced film created such a stir. An unanticipated public demand at local radio stations created an opportunity for the film to screen a second time at a larger venue. The film had its encore presentation at the historic Columbus Theatre in Providence to twice the amount of patrons and it sold out all 800 seats of the theater. It wasn’t long before the phone started ringing and La Guagua found itself on a road trip that included the historic Trail Theatre in Miami and Rutgers University in New Jersey.

The success of these screenings quickly spread and Vic Ramos was called to appear on Fox News (Providence), Centro (CBS-Boston), Un Nuevo Dia (NBC/Telemundo-NYC), Encuentro Latino (Comcast International Channel), WRHC Broadcasting (Miami) and WPMZ Poder (Providence).

The  project has now been invited to multiple screenings in Puerto Rico, Los Angeles, New York, Massachusetts, Philadelphia and the Dominican Republic. Additional cities are added with every screening as audience members take to social media to praise the project. In less than four months this micro project, produced on a $500 budget, has managed to create a name for itself and audiences are jumping on board for the ride.

Sixcia Devine, author of the book Tapping Into The Hispanic Market has called the film “Authentic and Hilarious” while Carlos Muñoz, host and reporter on Latino Public Radio describes La Guagua as “the most important film production for Latinos in Providence.”

As Dominican Independence Day nears (Feb 27th), La Guagua: Door To Door has been invited to screen once again in Providence, RI, the city where it all began, as part of a number of activities celebrating Dominican Heritage. The film will be screened at the Avon Cinema, considered by many to be the mecca of independent films in Providence.

The viewing is sponsored by CTE Synergy. LLC. and will be presented to select audiences on Saturday, March 1st at 1pm / 260 Thayer Street, Providence, RI. Members of the media are invited to interact with the filmmakers and cast. The film is open for critical review.

Please contact Brenda Hernandez at Project9Films@gmail.com or 401-216-9567 for additional information/interviews. Link to trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL_RH9hKDl8 and official website: http://www.project9films.com

Career Services to hold Technology Career Expo March 6

“One thing that really helped me after the Career Expo was writing those thank you letters to the companies for taking the time to talk to me. In addition once I received a one on one interview I brought in nice copies of my resume, references, and letters of recommendations from my teachers. The companies really appreciated the extra effort and plus it gives them something to look at while interviewing. Thanks again for everything.” – Jennifer Adamek, CBYT student who received 2 job offers as a result of attending the Career Expo event.

Annual Technology Career Expo!

Thursday, March 6, 2014 

9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Tech Way, EG Campus

Attention students from ALL Quarters!  Plan to attend!

  • Great networking opportunity for ALL students & grads.
  • Meet employers and discuss technical careers and networking opportunities.
  • Employers may be recruiting or have future openings.
  • Students from every quarter should participate.
  • Job Seekers: Have resumes READY!
  • Come to Career Services for a RESUME review and a list of participating companies.

Technology clusters that will be represented at this event are:

  • ABT/ CMT/ID
  • AST
  • CJ
  • CYBT/GDS/ITN/ITS/VGD
  • DRA/VAP
  • ELY/ELT
  • EST
  • GMW
  • MCT
  • MGT

 

*This event is open for all NEIT student and graduates only.

Medical Laboratory Technician – The Hidden Profession

The following is an excerpt from an article that was published February 11, 2014 on Elsevier Connect.

train for your medical lab tech degree at New England Tech collegeHave you ever wondered who conducts the detailed laboratory testing for your annual exam, such as cholesterol and glucose levels, and analyzes the results? Or who conducts specialized testing for genetic disorders like sickle cell disease? How about those who identify an antibiotic resistant infection like Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and determine which antibiotic is required to save someone’s life?

If you thought that it was your physician, or perhaps a nurse or someone else you see at your doctor’s office or in the hospital, you would be incorrect.

MLS professionals provide up to 70 percent of patients’ laboratory testing to physicians so they can provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan, according to a 2002 study in Clinical Leadership and Management Review titled “The Value of the Laboratory Professional in the Continuum of Care.” In that study, author Rodney Forsman, Administrative Director Emeritus of the Mayo Clinic Medical Laboratories and President of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association, stated that 94 percent of the objective medical data in the patient record comes from the laboratory professionals.

Doctors rely on laboratory test results to make informed patient diagnoses. Patient history along with physical signs and symptoms are vital, but most diagnoses need confirmation that only laboratory tests can provide. The laboratory professionals also contribute to wellness testing, guiding treatment, and monitoring patient progress.

To read the rest of this article, click here.

At New England Institute of Technology, you can receive the training and credentials that you need to become a Medical Laboratory Technician. For more information, visit our Admissions page.

Tech News || Winter 2014

The Winter 2014 issue of Tech News is now available!

In this issue we’re featuring our 3D Printing program, our recent SAMI graduates, and some great career news from an Advanced Automotive Technology graduate!

Click here to read the Winter 2014 issue of Tech News

TN14

 

 

2013-2014 RI FIRST Tech Challenge Awards New England Institute of Technology

rhode island first robotics Inspire Award

This formally judged award is given to the team that truly embodied the ‘challenge’ of the FTC program. The team that receives this award is chosen by the judges as having best represented a ‘role-model’ FTC Team. This team is a top contender for all other judging categories and is a strong competitor on the field. The Inspire Award Winner is an inspiration to other teams, acting with Gracious Professionalism™ both on and off the playing field. This team is able to communicate their experiences, enthusiasm and knowledge to other teams, sponsors, and the Judges. Working as a unit, this team will have demonstrated success in accomplishing the task of creating a working and competitive robot.

Three teams considered:

1. 121-Aquidneck Island Robotics,

2. 6217-The Fellowship (Scituate, Foster)

3. 5030-Ladybots Mt Hope HS

Winner 6217 The Fellowship (Scituate, Foster)

Team 6217 The Fellowship (Scituate, Foster) as the Inspire winner and  5030 Ladybots  from Mt Hope HS as Inspire winner 2nd place will advance from the RI  FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship Tournament to one of four Super-Regional Championship Tournaments before advancing to the FTC World Championship. The East Super-Regional will be held April 3-5, 2014 at the York Expo Center in historic York, Pennsylvania.

Rockwell Collins Innovate Award

The Rockwell Collins Innovate Award celebrates a team that not only thinks outside the box, but also has the ingenuity and inventiveness to make their designs come to life. This judged award is given to the team that has the most innovative and creative robot design solution to any or all specific field elements or components in the FTC game. Elements of this award include elegant design, robustness, and ‘out of the box’ thinking related to design. This award may address the design of the whole robot, or of a sub-assembly attached to the robot. The creative component must work consistently, but a robot does not have to work all the time during matches to be considered for this award. The team’s Engineering Notebook should be marked with journal entries to show the design of the component(s) and the team’s robot in order to be eligible for this award, and entries should describe succinctly how the team arrived at that solution.

Three teams considered:

1.  121 Aquidneck Island Robotics,

2.149 Hendricken HS,

3. 154 Renegade Robotics Northern RI

Winner 121 Aquidneck Island Robotics

PTC Design Award

This judged award recognizes design elements of the robot that are both functional and aesthetic. All successful robots have innovative design aspects; however, the PTC Design Award is presented to teams that incorporate industrial design elements into their solution. These design elements could simplify the robot’s appearance by giving it a clean look, be decorative in nature, or otherwise express the creativity of the team. The winning design should not compromise the practical operation of the robots but complement its purpose. This award is sponsored by Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), developers of the CAD tools, Creo and Mathcad. PTC gives licenses to the FTC student teams for these software products to help them with their designs. Use of these tools is not required to be eligible; however, teams that use them in their design are given extra consideration for this award.

Three teams considered :

1. 154 Renegade Robotics Northern RI,

2. 5468 Knox Home Robotics (Scituate, Foster),

3. 5030 Ladybots Mt Hope HS

Winner   154 Renegade Robotics Northern RI

Connect Award

This judged award is given to the team that most connected with their

local community and the engineering community. A true FIRST team is more than a sum of its parts, and recognizes that its schools and communities play an essential part to their success. The recipient of this award is recognized for helping the community understand FIRST, the FTC, and the team itself. The team that wins this award is aggressively seeking engineers and exploring the opportunities available in the world of engineering, science and technology. In addition, this team has a clear Business or Strategic Plan and has identified steps to achieve their goals.

Three teams considered:

1. 5468 Knox Home Robotics,

2. 652-Underdogs Mt. Hope HS,

3. 5030 Ladybots Mt. Hope HS

Winner :5468 Knox Home Robotics (Foster)

Motivate Award

This judged award celebrates the team that exemplifies the essence of the FTC competition through team building, team spirit and enthusiasm. They celebrate their team, their individuality and their spirit through costumes and fun outfits, a team cheer and their outstanding spirit. This team has also made a collective effort to make FIRST known throughout their school and community.

Three teams considered:

1. 652 Underdogs Mt. Hope HS,

2. 4578 North Providence HS Tech Club,

3. 6217 The Fellowship ( Scituate, Foster)

Winner: 652 Underdogs Mt. Hope HS

Think Award

This judged award is given to the team that best reflects the “journey” the team took as they experienced the engineering design process during the build season. The engineering section of the notebook is the key reference for judges to help identify the most deserving team. The team’s engineering notebook should focus on the design and build stage of the team’s robot. Journal entries of interest to judges for this award will include those describing the underlying science and mathematics of the robot design and game strategies, the designs, re-designs, successes, and those ‘interesting moments’ when things weren’t going as planned.

A team is not a candidate for this award if they have not completed the Engineering section of the Engineering Notebook.

Three teams considered:

1. 3901 Wm. Davies Career and Tech HS,

2. 5468 Knox Home Robotics (Foster),

3. 7046 Slater Jr. High School (Pawtucket)

Winner:  7046 Slater Jr. High School  (Pawtucket)

Promote Award

The Promote Award is given to the team that is most successful in creating a compelling video message for the public designed to change our culture and celebrate science, technology, engineering and math.

Teams considered:

1. 6217 The Fellowship,

2. 657 Providence Career and Tech Academy

Winner: 6217 The Fellowship (Scituate, Foster)

Compass Award

An FTC team is about more than building robots, and competing at tournaments, it is a journey to a destination through trial and error, success and failure, with challenging new technology and obstacles to navigate where no road maps are provided. How does a team find their way?

The Compass Award recognizes an adult Coach or Mentor who has provided outstanding guidance and support for a team throughout the year. The winner of the Compass Award will be determined from candidates nominated by FTC team members, via a 40-60 second video submission, highlighting how their Mentor has helped them become a champion team. We want to hear what sets the Mentor apart.

Two Teams considered:

1. 121 Aquidneck Island  Robotics,

2. 6217 The Fellowship (Scituate, Foster)

Winner: 121 Aquidneck Island Robotics

The Final match of the day:

Winning Alliance Award

This award will be given to the winning alliance (three teams) represented in the final match of the day.

Captain _154 Renegade Robotics Northern RI_

Partner 1: 5468 Knox Home Robotics

Partner 2:  4531 Looney Tuned Robotics Mt Hope HS

Finalist Alliance Award

This award will be given to the finalist alliance (three teams) represented in the final match.

Captain: 121 Aquidneck Island Robotics

Partner 1: 651 Coventry HS

Partner 2: 5801  Providence Career and Tech Academy

Team 154 Renegade Robotics of Northern RI as Captain of the winning alliance will advance from the RI FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship Tournament to one of four Super-Regional Championship Tournaments before advancing to the FTC World Championship. The East Super-Regional will be held April 3-5, 2014 at the York Expo Center in historic York, Pennsylvania.

For additional questions please contact Erin Flynn at eflynn@neit.edu.

Dr. Michael Fine, Director of the RI Department of Health, to Speak at New England Institute of Technology

Dr. Fine

The New England Institute of Technology library will host an evening with the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, Dr. Michael Fine as he presents, “Real Healthcare Reform.”

As co-author with James W. Peters of the Nature of Health, A Study of Healthcare Services, Human Rights, Society, Technology, and Industry, Fine will read an excerpt entitled “Demented and Contracted” followed by a presentation as well as a question and answer period.

Fine is also the author of The Zero Calorie Diet, which examines the culture of excess through the lens of fasting.

This lecture will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Media Presentation Theater at the college’s East Greenwich campus located at One New England Tech Blvd.

The public is invited and admission is free. For more information, contact Susan Warthman, Director of the Library and Information Commons, at swarthman@neit.edu or call 401-739-5000.

 

News from New England Tech’s Career Services Office

Many companies have reached out to the Career Services Office lately looking for Information Technology (IT) graduates – particularly IT grads with strong software skills.

One local RI company with a global presence, a long-time employer of NEIT grads and considers NEIT a “preferred college” when seeking graduates, is in need of 50 new employees who have a degree in software and some experience in the field.  The Career Services Office is ensuring that NEIT graduates are aware of these opportunities.  Fourteen of those jobs are entry-level, so upcoming NEIT graduates will have an opportunity to be candidates for those roles.

Another company in RI reached out to the Career Services Office to for assistance in finding twenty .Net Developers.  The company has already started to interview NEIT grads, and one NEIT grad has an offer.

A local design firm specializing in web sites and company branding for some of the largest companies in the US has reached out to NEIT for Game Development and Software Engineering (GDS) grads to fill 20 open jobs. The company has already hired one GDS grad and will be at the annual Career Expo event at NEIT on Thursday, March 6, to screen NEIT students as potential new hires.

New England Tech Awarded Scholarships to 65 Students At Annual Awards Ceremony

Rupertico Sevenino Salas of Providence, RI, a student in the New England Institute of Technology Advance Automotive High Performance Technology program has been presented with a Bridgestone/Firestone Scholarship.

Other awards were also presented by the New England Tech Alumni Scholarship Fund, including those that are dedicated to the memory of a friend, staff or faculty member of the college. The scholarships, ranging from $750.00 to $3,000.00, were established by various trade organizations and companies.

In all, New England Tech presented these scholarships to 65 students.

See the full article at GoLocalProv.com.

New England Tech Transportation Career Fair Was A Success!

Jobs, jobs, and more jobs were available to students and graduates who attended the annual Transportation Technology Career Fair.

28 employers representing the automotive/auto body, marine, and insurance industries were promoting part-time, full-time and internship opportunities for student and graduates.

New England Tech Transportation Career Fair

Representatives from Brewer Street Boatworks meet Marine Tech Students (L-R); Johnny Politis, Casey Cartwright, Jeremy DiSpagna, Brian Johnstone

 

Many students took advantage of the networking event, dressed up and introduced themselves to the recruiters. Some students and alumni were even able to obtained interview appointments on the spot. Arlington RV brought a beautiful 26’ Mercedes Benz RV to showcase, along with a large “Now Hiring!” banner.

Any students or graduates who were not able to attend the event can obtain a list of companies and contact names through the Career Services Office.   

New England Tech hosts Global Game Jam 2014

New England Tech – featured on WJAR Channel 10!

The local news station WJAR was promoting New England Tech’s participating in Global Game Jam, a 48 hour video game design challenge.

2014 Rhode Island Global Game Jam

For the third year, New England Tech was an official host site of the challenge, which has over 400 host locations around the world.

Click The Video Above – Or Here To View The WJAR News Segment