New England Tech Participates in Advanced Manufacturing Research Grant

New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) joins Roger Williams University (RWU) and the University of Rhode Island (URI) in a cross-institutional economic development research project through the College & University Research Collaborative (the Collaborative).

RI advanced manufacturing research grant New England TechThe Collaborative is funding the research project titled, “Manufacturing Capabilities in Rhode Island and the Potential for University Partnerships.” This project will bring key faculty members from these institutions of higher learning together to examine the current and future needs of the manufacturing sector in Rhode Island.

The Collaborative is funded by the Rhode Island Foundation and Commerce RI (formerly the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation).

The Collaborative - Rhode Island - COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY RESEARCH COLLABORATIVEThe research team includes Dean A. Plowman, Department Chair/Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Technology Department at NEIT; Richard Brown, Professor of Materials and Chemical Engineering at URI; Gilbert Brunnhoeffer, Associate Professor, Program Coordinator Master of Science in Construction Management, and Linda A. Riley, Professor, Program Coordinator Engineering Program both from RWU.

Their task is to collect data through phone and in-person interviews with each team member’s Professional Advisory Board, consisting of both small and large manufacturing firms. The goal is to determine those manufacturing capabilities missing from these designated companies in Rhode Island (as well as those in the immediate region contiguous to Rhode Island) and which options are the most beneficial to develop. The team’s findings will provide a database of needs and plans from the representative businesses engaged in a wide range of manufacturing and will examine the role of higher education in supporting the development of future manufacturing capabilities.

According to Plowman, “We are thrilled to be a partner in such an important economic development project for the State of Rhode Island. Many of my fellow research colleagues view New England Tech as the “Maker College” in Rhode Island.  Since the maker culture encourages invention and creativity and is technology-based using new and unique applications in engineering-oriented fields such as electronics, robotics, 3-D printing, programming, and CNC tools, it is our hope that NEIT’s expertise in hands-on, technical training will help find solutions to the manufacturing issues now facing our state.”

For more information pertaining to the research grant, contact Dean Plowman at 401-739-5000 or dplowman@neit.edu.

About the College & University Research Collaborative

The Collaborative is a statewide public/private partnership that connects public policy and academic research via Rhode Island’s 11 higher education institutions. Its mission is to increase the use of non-partisan academic research in policymaking and to provide an evidence-based foundation for government decision-making. A panel of policy leaders appointed by Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, Speaker of the House Gordon Fox and Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed, work together to determine consensus-based research questions, which are then shared with the academic community. Visit http://collaborativeri.org for more information.

Transportation Technologies Career Fair

Transportation Technologies Career Fair

Thursday, January 23 || 10 am to 12 noon

Access Road Campus, Warwick, RI, 02886

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All NEIT students and graduates are invited to attend. Please encourage Transportation Technology students from all quarters to attend as this event is a great networking opportunity and some employers may be looking to recruit potential part-time students or internship candidates.

Stop by and speak with employers who are recruiting NEIT candidates.

**Event Not Open To The Public**

List of participating companies:

1. ADESA, Framingham, MA – www.karauctionservices.com
2. Atlantic Boats Inc., East Wareham, MA – www.atlanticboats.net
3. Arlington RV Supercenter, East Greenwich, RI – www.arlingtonrv.com
4. Balise Motor Sales, West Springfield, MA/RI locations – www.balisecareers.com
5. Brewer Street Boatworks, Newport, RI – www.bsbw.com
6. Bridgestone Retail Operations, Marlboro, MA (various locations) – www.onwardcareer.com
7. CMT Materials/Engineered Syntactic Systems, Attleboro, MA – www.cmtmaterials.com
8. Carriage House of New London Mercedes-Benz, New London, CT – www.mercedesct.com
9. Conanicut Marine Services, Inc, Jamestown, RI – www.conanicutmarina.com
10. Electric Boat, North Kingstown, RI – www.gdeb.com
11. Enterprise Rent a Car, Cranston, RI – www.go.enterprise.com
12. GEICO, various NE locations – www.geico.com
13. Goodyear, Webster, MA – www.goodyearautoservice.com
14. Herb Chambers BMW of Sudbury, Sudbury, MA – www.herbchambers.com
15. Herb Chambers Collision Center of Ashland, Ashland, MA – www.herbchambers.com
16. Herb Chambers Jaguar Land Rover of Sudbury, Sudbury, MA – www.herbchambers.com
17. Herb Chambers Mercedes-Benz of Natick, Natick, MA – www.herbchambers.com
18. Inskip’s Warwick Automall, Warwick, RI – www.warwickautomall.com
19. Jiffy Lube, Cranston, RI – www.jiffylube.com
20. MINI of Peabody, Peabody, MA – www.minipeabody.com
21. Mystic Shipyard, Mystic, CT – www.mysticshipyard.com
22. Pep Boys, W. Warwick, RI – www.pepboys.com
23. Point Judith Marina, Wakefield, RI – www.pjmarina.com
24. Speedcraft VW, Wakefield, RI – www.speedcraft.com
25. Sullivan Tire and Auto Service, Norwell, MA – www.sullivantire.com
26. Tradesmen International, North Kingstown, RI – www.tradesmeninternational.com
27. TravelCenters of America, Willington, CT – www.tatravelcenters.com
28. Wurth USA, Ramsey, NJ – www.wurthusa.com

Global Game Jam Comes Back To New England Tech In 2014

From January 24 to January 26 New England Tech hosts the world’s largest Game Jam!

Rhode Island Global Game Jam at New England Tech

For 48 hours teams from across the country and around the world will collaborate to fully conceptualize and develop a video game, from start to finish.

2014 Global Game Jam - Rhode Island - New England Tech

If you’re interested in participating in Game Jam at the New England Tech campus, you’re in luck. We’re currently accepting registrations. You do not need to be a New England Tech student, however you must be at least 18 years old. If you decide to participate at New England Tech you’ll have access to our cutting edge computer labs (11 PC labs and 2 Mac labs!) and facilities, as well as refreshments throughout the duration of the Game Jam.

Click here to register to participate at New England Tech!

Women Coders Featured on Today Show

The Today Show recently did a segment with Maria Shriver highlighting the benefits, and importance, of women and girls becoming involved in the IT field – specifically coding.

Check out the entire segment below!

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

RI FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifying Tournament

Join us for an afternoon of robotics as part of the RI FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) qualifying tournament.

The qualifying tournament will be held at New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich RI, sponsor of the FIRST Tech Challenge in RI.

Robotics

Rhode Island middle and high school FIRST Tech Challenge teams will try to maneuver their robots on the competition field in preparation for the RI FIRST Tech Challenge State Tournament.

This high energy events will be held on Saturday January 18, 2014 from 1 until 4 p.m. at New England Tech, One New England Tech Boulevard, East Greenwich RI.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information on FIRST Robotics and the FIRST Tech Challenge in Rhode Island contact Erin Flynn, New England Institute of Technology, 401-739-5000 ext. 3462, eflynn@neit.edu or go to http://www.neit.edu/Admissions/FIRST-Tech-Challenge.

 

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).

FIRST mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

New England Tech Preps Students for Job Growth

On the heels of an announcement by Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chaffee that General Dynamic’s Electric Boat has signed a 25-year lease agreement with Quonset Development Corporation, ABC6 news stopped by the New England Tech campus to see how we’re preparing students for careers in the shipbuilding/marine trades.

welding training

While here, Rhode Island’s ABC6 reporter Nicole Gerber spoke with Steven Kitchin, the Vice President of Corporate Education and Training. Steven spoke with Nicole about the Shipbuilding/Marine Trades and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) that New England Tech is running, which prepares unemployed Rhode Island residents with the skills assessments and training needed to land jobs in the shipbuilding industry at no cost to the program participant.

Part of the reason for the expansion at Electric Boat is due to Congress deciding to double the production of Virginia-class submarines, which are produced at Electric Boat’s Quonset facility. It is expected that this expansion will prove to be a huge boost to the Rhode Island economy and that there will be a surge in demand for qualified workers in the shipbuilding industry. In fact, some of the current participants in the SAMI program have already been offered positions at Electric Boat.

Click here to watch the entire segment from ABC6.

 

The WPRI Rhode Show Features New England Tech’s 3D Printing Program

The Rhode Show logoRhode Island’s WPRI, Channel 12, The Rhode Show recently featured New England Tech’s 3D Printing program, which is taught to – and used  by – our Mechanical Engineering students.

Happy Holidays from New England Institute of Technology!

New England Institute of Technology Announces Its Annual Tuition Freeze

Seth Kurn, Executive Vice President at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that for the 31st consecutive year, the college is offering a tuition freeze to all individuals who enroll by December 31, 2013.

Already having the lowest tuition of any private college in Rhode Island, New England Tech is continuing its tradition of providing high quality hands-on technical education at the most reasonable tuition.  Individuals who enroll in any one of the college’s associate or bachelor degree programs and remains continuously enrolled in their chosen program until graduation, will have their tuition frozen for their entire course of study at NEIT.  The college offers more than 35 Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Science degree programs at its three Rhode Island campuses. These programs offer a hands-on approach to learning in a myriad of technical and professional fields each coupled with a liberal arts core.

As Kurn stated, “Tuition freeze programs are not new to New England Tech.  Students will not only save money, but they can plan the financing of their education more effectively by being exempt from any tuition increase.  We strive to help our students’ succeed so assisting them with their financial needs is one way to help them stay on the path to graduation.”

For more information on NEIT’s tuition freeze as well as the numerous degree programs offered at the college, call the Admissions Office at 1-800-736-7744, 401-467-7744, or visit www.neit.edu.

New England Institute of Technology Earns LEED Certification for “Green” Campus

New England Tech has been awarded the prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification at its environmentally friendly East Greenwich campus.

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LEED® is the nation’s pre-eminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

NEIT achieved LEED® certification by incorporating energy use, lighting, water, material use, and a variety of other sustainable strategies into its East Greenwich facility when the college redesigned and remodeled what was once a 265,000-square-foot office building. By using less energy and water, a LEED® certified building saves money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduces greenhouse gas emissions; and contributes to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the community.

LEED® certification of the East Greenwich campus was based upon a number of green design and construction features. Over 100,000 projects currently participate in the LEED® rating systems, comprising over 8 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 states and 114 countries.