Finalists of FIRST® Tech Robotics Challenge Decided at New England Tech

Finalists of FIRST® Tech Robotics Challenge Decided at New England Tech

First Robotics competition at Rhode Island's New England TechNew England Institute of Technology sponsored the eleventh annual FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge on Saturday, February 4th.  Serving as Rhode Island’s FIRST® Tech Challenge Affiliate Partner, NEIT hosted 32 Rhode Island middle and high school robotics teams which emerged from qualifying competitions to take part in this final round.

rhode island first roboticsThis season, approximately 40 middle and high school robotics teams throughout the state assembled to design, build and compete in the annual Rhode Island FIRST® Tech Challenge. This year’s theme, “Velocity Vortex,” was announced at the FIRST® Kick-Off held at NEIT on September 10th.

Accomplished inventor, Dean Kamen, founded FIRST® in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in students through the fun of robotics. The goal is to engage students to develop problem-solving, critical thinking, and innovative reasoning skills using custom-designed robots. The participating Rhode Island teams competed for four slots to travel to regional and national competitions to be held in Pennsylvania in March.

The four teams advancing to the Super Regional in Scranton, PA in March are:

  • Inspire Award Winner- 121 Aquidneck Island Robotics
  • Winning Alliance Captain- 9910 Scituate HS
  • Inspire Award 2ndplace- 6217 The Fellowship
  • Winning Alliance 1stteam selected- 154 Burrillville HS

For more information on the Tech Challenge, contact Erin Flynn at New England Tech at 401-739-5000, ext. 3462 or by email at eflynn@neit.edu. To learn more about the FIRST® organization, please visit www.usfirst.org or learn about our Mechanical Engineering Technology <click.

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New England Tech Mechanical Engineering Students Send 3D Printed Hands to Children in Rwanda

New England Tech mechanical engineer student assembling 3d printed hand for Rwanda children

Students assembling a 3D-printed hand in NEIT’s Mechanical Engineering Lab

NEIT Helps Students Create 3D Printed Hands for Children in Rwanda

The New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) Rotaract Club and Rocky Hill School’s Interact Club joined forces recently at NEIT’s East Greenwich campus to assemble fifteen 3D printed prosthetic hands that will ultimately be used by children in need in Rwanda. Five prosthetic hands will be shipped unassembled to an Interact Club in Rwanda where they will be assembled and distributed within their community.

Rocky Hill School’s Interact Community Service Club has aligned with Enable Community Foundation, a non-profit organization that connects with schools to help produce prosthetic hands produced on a 3D printer.

The hands are assembled by students and ultimately distributed to amputee children in need throughout the world.

The “raptor” hands give children the ability to grip items that dramatically changes their lives. The Interact Club and the Rotaract Club are sponsored by the East Greenwich Rotary’s New Generations program.

Instructors and students in New England Tech’s Mechanical Engineering Technology Department printed the prosthetic hand parts. Using an Objet 30 Prime Polyjet 3D printer with RGD720 Full Cure material, all of the hand parts are printed in a process that takes nearly 16 hours and costs approximately $50 in materials per hand.

The East Greenwich Rotary donated $750 towards the printing costs and secured a matching donation of $750 from a Rotary District grant. The Rocky Hill students obtained the hardware needed to assemble the hands and raised more than $1,000 to sponsor those costs.

Rotary Clubs around the globe sponsor Interact Clubs (grades 7-12) and Rotaract Clubs (college level) as a way to connect with and support students who want to give back to their communities. The program is actively involved with students at East Greenwich High School, Cole Middle School, Rocky Hill School, and New England Institute of Technology.

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News from Career Services: Week of 1/16/17

New Hires!

  • Mechanical Engineer at Saint Gobain, Bristol, RI (MCTB)
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician with Schneider Electric, Foxboro, MA (ESTA)
  • Design Engineer with General Dynamics/Electric Boat, Groton, CT (MCTB)
  • IT Engineer with Atrion, Warwick, RI (CYBT)
  • Tech Support role with CVS Corporation, Cumberland, RI (GDSB) – He hopes to build his resume with this role and then move up into higher level roles.
  • Paid IT Internship with Providence Mutual Insurance, Warwick, RI (CYBT)

VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

  • An Animal Hospital in Warren, RI is hiring a Certified Veterinary Technician.
  • National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America – NAVTA – posted another 11 Vet Tech jobs for roles that are across the US.

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION

  • A news station in Providence, RI is seeking graduates for a Multimedia Journalist.
  • A vacation tour company in Pawtucket, RI posted a paid Full-Time Video Intern position for students.
  • A radio communications company in Norwich, CT has posted an Announcer position.

ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY & ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

  • A manufacturer in Somerville, MA is seeking ELY & ESTA candidates for their Electrical Build Team.
  • An intelligence manufacturer in N. Kingstown, RI has posted 1st & 2nd shift Calibration Technician positions for ESTA students and graduates.
  • An employment agency has a client in Cumberland, RI seeking ELY candidates for a Panel Wirer role.
  • A clean energy company in Warwick, RI posted 2 positions for ELY grads: Licensed Journeyman & Apprentices for residential and solar projects.
  • An electric company in Johnston, RI is recruiting ELY grads for Apprentice Electrician positions.

PLUMBING/HEATING & GAS and REFRIGERATION/AC/HEATING & GAS

  • A growing HVAC business in Bristol, CT is looking to hire 2 Plumbers.
  • A fire protection company in West Warwick, RI is in need of a Plumbing Apprentice.
  • A provider of professional engineering, consulting and project management services for infrastructure projects in Groton, CT is recruiting for HVAC /Refrigeration Technicians.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • A credit union in Westerly, RI posted a role for an IT Analyst.
  • A cyber-security firm in Providence, RI posted roles with NEIT seeking Security Operations Analysts for locations in Rhode Island, Illinois, and Georgia. There is excellent pay for this role.
  • A major wireless and telecommunications company in Providence, RI posted a role for Technical Support.

GRAPHICS, MULTIMEDIA & WEB DESIGN

  • An antiques company in North Kingstown, RI posted a role for a Paid Marketing Intern.
  • A wholesale warehouse in Johnston, RI posted a well-paid Internship for students in GMW who are skilled in Website Design and Search Engine Optimization.

ABT / CET / CMT / BCC

Positions and locations hiring this week:

  • West Kingston, RI – Drafter/Designer
  • CT, MA & RI – Automatic Door Service Technicians
  • Mansfield, MA – Project Engineers and Assistant Project Managers
  • North Kingstown, RI – Drafters

HEALTH SCIENCES

  • A physician’s office in Cranston, RI posted a role for a Medical Assistant
  • A respiratory product company in Norwood, MA posted a role for a Respiratory Therapist
  • Seeking COTA candidates at a Health Center in E. Providence, RI

AUTOMOTIVE & MARINE TECHNOLOGY

Positions and locations hiring this week:

  • Cranston, RI – Experienced Technician
  • Warren, RI – Marine Mechanics and Yard Help
  • East Falmouth, MA – Marine Technician
  • Shrewsbury, MA – Vehicle Inspector
  • North Kingstown, RI & North Smithfield, RI – Service Technicians
  • Portsmouth, NH – QuickLane Technicians, Auto Body/Paint Techs and QuickLane Advisors
  • Warwick, RI – Car Detailer

News from Career Services: Week of 12/12/16

News from Career Services: Week of 12/12/16

New Hires!

  • Apprentice Electrician with Advance Electrical, Smithfield, RI (ELY). Met with this grad on Thursday afternoon – had a job offer by the following Tuesday morning!
  • Engineering Technician for Dryvit Systems, W. Warwick, RI (MCTA)
  • Revenue Integrity Abstractor with Care New England in Warwick, RI (EMR) She is very excited and said it is the job that she has been hoping for and she even has Friday’s off!
  • Plumbing Apprentice for National Refrigeration, Warwick, RI (PBLH) Started part time prior to graduation.
  • Systems/Technology Consultant with Icorps Technologies, Boston, MA. (ITN)

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION

  • A local college contacted NEIT seeking 2 Audio Visual Technicians to work at all campus locations.
  • A local company is seeking grads for Wedding Videographer/Editor.
  • Media company in Cleveland, OH is recruiting for a Digital Producer.
  • A college in Franklin, MA is seeking graduates for an Audio Video Engineer.
  • A local show on Cox/Verizon in RI is looking for a Freelance Videographer.
  • A wedding videography comapny New Bedford, MA is looking for Videographer/Editor candidates.
  • Representatives a church in Johnston, RI visited campus to inquire about hiring students to work at their large production facility for the congregation.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • A company in Boston posted 20 jobs for a Windows Migration Project for a large employer in Providence, RI. This type of work can really help grads to build their resumes for better roles.
  • A local college has a job opening for an IT Technologist that would work well for grads from IT Networking.
  • A home loan company in Newport, RI posted two more jobs with NEIT:
    Network Engineer – great job for someone from ITN or CYBT
    Business Analyst – this role is a good fit for someone from ITS

GRAPHICS, MULTIMEDIA & WEB DESIGN

  • Local sandwich shop in Warwick, RI reached out to NEIT for help with their website and menu. Hoping to hire a GMW student or graduate to assist them with the project.

AUTOMOTIVE & MARINE TECHNOLOGY

  • Bristol, RI – Classic Boat Restoration Shop Assistant
  • Wareham, MA – Marine Technician
  • Fall River, MA – Tire Technician

PLUMBING, HEATING & GAS / REFRIGERATION, HEATING & GAS

  • Plumbing Apprentices being sought for companies in Smithfield, RI, Woonsocket, RI, and Warwick, RI.
  • Test Technician needed in Danbury, CT
  • HVAC Apprentice needed in Providence, RI

HEALTH SCIENCES

  • A Healthcare Center in Dayville, CT posted a role for a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
  • A Detention Center in Central Falls, RI is seeking a Graduate Nurse (RNBN)
  • A facility in Woonsocket, RI posted 3 positions for NUR: Residential RN, Home Health Psychiatric RN and Part Time RN

ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY

  • A company in Uncasville, CT posted a Maintenance Electrician position for ELY grads
  • A town in Eastern RI is seeking a licensed Electrician/Maintenance Technician

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

On Tuesday, November 29th, Business Management students and business professionals met in the Regan Lounge to participate in a Brunch Mock Interview session from 9a-11a.

6th Annual Costume Contest

NEIT held its annual Halloween costume contest on Monday, October 31, 2016, on the East Greenwich campus. There were many creative and homemade costumes. President, Richard Gouse; Vice President for Student Support Services, Cathy Kennedy; and Career Services, Caitlin Beagan, judged the costumes. The competition gets better each year and, again this year, the judges had a hard time selecting the winners!

Here are the top three 2016 winners of $100 VISA cards.

Digital Media Production Student, Braydon Makalinaw, dressed as a Gender-Bent Harley Quinn
Digital Media Production Student, Kyle Connolly, dressed as Ash Williams of the Evil Dead
Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Student, Felicia Faranna, dressed as a Dunkin Donuts box of munchkins and Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design Student, Joshua Botelho, dressed as a Dunkin Donuts cup of coffee

Congratulations to all and stay creative!

(Left to right: Felicia, Joshua, NEIT President Gouse, Kyle and Braydon)

(Left to right: Felicia, Joshua, NEIT President Gouse, Kyle and Braydon)

News from Career Services: Weeks of 9/5/16

Here’s the latest from the Career Services Office:

NEW HIRES!

  • Production Assistant/Master Control Engineer at WLNE/ABC6, Providence, RI (Digital Media Production)
  • Assistant Public Information Officer (responsible for video, web and social media content) for the RI Office of Attorney General (Digital Media Production)
  • Surgical Technologist at Newport Hospital – as a result of working so hard during her clinical, she’ll start immediately after graduation in September!

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • A large insurance company in, RI contacted NEIT to announce an upcoming Career Fair for IT graduates. Many NEIT graduates are currently working with this company and they are hoping to get more!
  • A local communications company is coming on-campus to recruit IT candidates for Technical Support roles. They need to hire 20 Techs by the end of September! Many of the managers at this company are NEIT graduates!
  • A public school system in Massachusetts is hoping to find candidates for an IT Support role with their group of 13 schools. The person who held the job previously was an IT Networking grad and he is moving into a higher level role.
  • A private school in E. Greenwich, RI posted a part time IT internship that works well for an IT Networking or Cyber Security student. They had an NEIT student who moved onto a bigger and better role.
  • A Cyber Security company out of W. Warwick, RI posted 2 roles for IT Auditors – ideal for CYBT graduates.
  • A company in Providence, RI posted Level II IT Support Professional job – relates well to grads from IT Networking and Cyber Security.

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION

  • A local news station posted 2 positions: Creative Services Producer and Producer
  • A media company based in East Providence, RI is looking for a General Sales Manager and part time Promotions/Street Team
  • A media company in Cranston, RI is looking for Video Editor/Motion Graphics

Part time/Internships in Digital Media Production:

  • Warwick, RI: Sales Marketing Rep with experience in video content publishing
  • Providence, RI: Video Production/Graphics intern
  • Providence, RI: Videographer and Marketing /Social Media Marketing

GRAPHICS, MULTIMEDIA AND WEB DESIGN

  • A local furniture company posted a role for a Marketing Intern. They need someone who can produce graphics and flyers for their monthly promotions. The role is paid/part time and great for someone in Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design who would like to gain experience in the field.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

  • Mechanical Designer in Prov., RI; $50-70K
  • Jr. Mechanical Engineer for a client in Warwick, RI
  • Manufacturing Methods Technician in Woonsocket, RI
  • Manufacturing Engineer (BS degree) in Wrentham, MA
  • Students needed for a part-time CAD Drafter (20hrs/week) in North Kingstown, RI

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

  • Organization in Warwick, RI seeking a Mentor Program Coordinator
  • Office in Providence, RI recruiting for 3 Clerical Intake positions

HEALTH SCIENCES

  • Nursing Students & Graduates – Job Fairs for RN’s:
    • Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Providence, RI on September 8th
    • Access Point RI, Cranston, RI on September 12th
  • A Physical Therapy facility in Taunton, MA posted a role for a Physical Therapist Assistant. One of the co-owners of the facility is a graduate from the PTA program!

**NEIT’s annual Health Sciences Fair is being held Thursday, October 20, 2016, from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM on the East Greenwich Campus. This event is for NEIT Students and Graduates only and is not open to the public.

News from Career Services: Week of 8/15/16

Here are some examples of jobs that came through the Career Services Office this week, including newly hired grads!

New Hires!

  • Health Information Technician at Kent Center, Warwick, RI (EMR) – grad had 2 offers in 1 day!
  • Jr. Developer for Teknor Apex, Pawtucket, RI (ITS) company is paying for Master’s degree!
  • 3 developers hired by Seczetta, Newport, RI (GDS) – company has hired approx. 12 NEIT grads
  • Assistant Project Manager hired by Innovative Construction, Tiverton, RI (CMT) Sept. grad.
  • Wind Turbine Tech hired by Vensys, Coventry, RI (ELY)

AUTOMOTIVE/AUTO COLLISION REPAIR:  SO MANY jobs in the past 1 ½ weeks!

  • Owner of a body shop in Providence, RI liked the Auto Collision Repair grad that is currently working for him so much that he is now looking for an Automotive Technician.
  • Framingham, MA – Fleet Technician for basic repair of diesel trucks and forklifts
  • Providence, RI – Part Time Auto Body Detailer
  • Branford, CT – Oil Lube Techs, Technicians, & Valets
  • Hamden, CT – Collision Repair Technician
  • East Providence, RI  – Technician
  • Cranston, RI – Entry Level Technician
  • Wakefield, RI – Entry Level Technician
  • Cranston, RI – Diesel and Sr. Diesel Mechanic
  • Sunapee, NH – Technician for classic cars and trucks
  • Southeastern MA and all of RI – Management Trainee, Car Detailers & Drivers
  • Bristol, RI – Collision Repair
  • Warwick, RI – Automotive Technician

MARINE TECHNOLOGY:

  • New Rochelle, NY – Marine Technician; pay ranges from $30K to $100k
  • North Kingstown, RI – part time Deckhand
  • Marblehead, MA – Marine Technician
  • Cataumet, MA – Marine Technician
  • Chatham, MA – Several openings for Marine Technicians and also for Marine Yard Personnel

VET TECH & ANIMAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT:

  • A holistic veterinarian’s office in Bristol, RI is recruiting Vet Tech.  The field continues to be very strong with a significant number of job opportunities.
  • A veterinary center in Cumberland, RI is seeking a Vet Tech.  They stated that there is a shortage of Vet Techs and they are hoping to hire someone with the skills acquired from NEIT.

CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT:

  • Medical Assistant grads continue to be in very high demand in RI, MA, CT and throughout the US.

RESPIRATORY CARE:

  • Company in Norwood, MA is seeking RC graduates.

ENGINEERING:

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY:

  • A company in North Providence, RI posted a Paid Internship for a Cyber Security student.  The previous CYBT student was subsequently hired by the company.
  • A company in Providence, RI posted 2 openings: Sr. Software Engineer and Python Developer – ideal for Information Technology/Software Engineering or Game Development/Simulation Programming grads.
  • A Warwick, RI company posted a role for an IT Help Desk Team Leader.  The director of IT for this company happens to be an NEIT grad who started his work there in an internship.  The company has hired many interns and grads from Information Technology/Network Engineering and Cyber Security.

News from Career Services: Week of 8/8/16

Here are some examples of jobs that came through the Career Services Office this week:

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION

  • A local news station is recruiting for an Editor and Photographer
  • A venue management company is seeking a Production Manager
  • A media outlet is recruiting students for Part Time Board Operator
  • A public access television network is recruiting a Staff Producer
  • A local university posted a position for a Digital Media Production Videographer & Editor

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Help Desk Candidate that would work on a short term assignment in Connecticut.  This position can help to really build a resume for IT Networking and Cyber Security graduates.
  • A role for an IT Desktop Support / Audio Visual Tech.  This position works well for a student who is in the IT Networking or the Cyber Security program.
  • A role for a Software Programmer that is a good fit for graduates from the IT Software or Game Development programs.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, ARCHITECTURAL BUILDING ENGINEERING & BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

  • Tiverton, RI – Assistant Project Manager travel required
  • North Attleboro, MA – Drafter
  • Providence, RI – Drafting Intern
  • Taunton, MA – CAD Drafter
  • Bellingham, MA – Drafter/Detailer
  • Cranston, RI –3 Drafters
  • Johnston, RI – Entry Level Safety Coordinator
  • Warwick, RI – Laborer
  • Saunderstown, RI – Carpenters
  • Portsmouth, RI – Finish Carpenter

PLUMBING/HEATING & GAS

  •  A company based in Warwick, RI hired another grad as a Plumbing Apprentice.  This is the 12th Apprentice hired since 2013.  They hire both Refrigeration/AC Heating & Gas Technology and Plumbing/Heating & Gas Technology graduates.
  •  Plumbing company in Cranston, RI is seeking Apprentice candidates
  •  A water treatment company in Wyoming, RI is recruiting for a Service Technician

ENGINEERING

HEALTH SCIENCES

  • A nursing and rehabilitation facility in West Warwick, RI listed a part time Activity Aide for a health care student.

SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

  • Providence, RI facility – has an opening for a Surgical Technologist
  • Milford, MA facility – has 2 Surgical Technologist openings

CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT

  • A staffing agency is looking for candidates to handle phone support for customers regarding their medications.
  • A Rhode Island optical dispensary is offering strong pay along with a benefit package and will also provide extra training in ophthalmology.
  • An eye care center in Dartmouth, MA is offering benefits and are willing to train a CMA so that he/she can gain additional skills in ophthalmology.

NURSING

  • Bayada Home Health Care in Providence, RI has a new Pediatric Residency Program for RN’s – next class begins in September.
  • A Johnston, RI facility is recruiting for a part time RN position.

PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS

  • A growing rehabilitation facility has jobs in several locations throughout RI and CT.
  • A nationwide rehabilitation facility sent a flyer to NEIT stating they have jobs open across the US including: RI, CT, & MA.

New from Career Services: Week of 7/25/16

Here’s the latest from the Career Services Office:

NEW HIRES!

JOBS THAT CAME IN THIS WEEK

Construction Management & Architectural Building Engineering Technologies:

  • AutoCAD Detailer in both Pawtucket, RI and Milford, MA
  • Maintenance Supervisor in Groton, CT combines Construction Management and Refrigeration/AC Heating & Gas
  • Cabinet Maker in Cranston, RI
  • Part time Drafter in Central Falls, RI
  • Multiple Carpenters in Seekonk, MA
  • Part-time Construction Safety Clerk in Cranston, RI
  • Part-time Assistant Construction Estimator in Providence, RI

Engineering Technologies:

Information Technologies:

 Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design:

  •  Local outlet store is looking for an Ecommerce Specialist which is a great fit for GMW grads.

Auto Collision & Automotive Technologies:

  • Technician in Exeter, RI to work on State Police vehicles
  • Technicians needed throughout New England at an Auto Care chain
  • Several openings for Frame Technician and Auto Body Technician in North Kingstown, RI
  • Plant Operator in Newport, RI with a mechanical background
  • Technicians in North Kingstown, RI for full or part time

Health Sciences:

 Criminal Justice:

  • A company in Riverside, RI is looking for part time Security Officers
  • Several Rhode Island Police Departments are now accepting applicants for their recruitment drive.

U.S. Naval War College holds STEM camp, stimulates student scientists

New England Tech is well aware of the lack youth interest in careers in engineering and science fields.  This is why we proudly support efforts to improve interest in STEM programs, including participating in U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) Starship POSEIDON Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) camp.

Source: U.S. Naval War College | NWC holds STEM camp, stimulates student scientists

“This program is designed to offer students the opportunity to experience science and technology as real applications in the Navy,” said Lewis Duncan, NWC provost. “The United States currently has a deficit of engineers and scientists and we need them to keep our country on the leading edge of technological progress, so programs like these are an essential investment in our shared future.”  Read More