Math Instructor Receives the “Golden Apple Award”

Marissa Lytle (1)Congratulations to Marissa Lytle, M.Ed., who received the Golden Apple Award presented by NBC 10, the Rhode Island Department of Education and Hasbro, in recognition of her outstanding teaching methods.

Not only has Marissa been a seventh and eighth grade math teacher at Aldrich Junior High School in Warwick, RI, for the past 10 years, she has also been teaching math at New England Tech for approximately five years as an adjunct instructor and tutor in the Academic Skills Center.

Marissa was nominated for the Golden Apple Award by one of her eighth grade students. As Marissa explained, there are no specific criteria used in the nomination process. Parents and students can go to www.turnto10.com and submit a nomination basted on what they feel constitutes special recognition.

Marissa stated, “I certainly was very surprised to receive this honor.”

The Golden Apple Award honors those teachers who represent the true spirit of teaching by providing all students with the opportunity to learn in a creative and safe environment. see Marissa’s award presentation click here. Great job, Marissa!

RI Creative features NEIT’s 3D Printing

We are excited to have been included in RI Creative Magazine’s February 2014 issue with a featured article about New England Institute of Technology’s 3D printing training as part of our Mechanical Engineering Technology program.

3D Printing at New England Tech

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Chrysler teams up with New England Tech

GameOn3 Fifteen competing teams, comprised of New England Institute of Technology students currently enrolled in the college’s Associate in Science or Bachelor of Science Video Game Development and Design Technology programs, have formed to compete in the 2014 Chrysler Gaming Competition.

Each team is developing a game prototype based on the Jeep Cherokee that Chrysler’s Learning Academy will incorporate in the development of a sales training game.

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To provide inspiration, enhance the creative process, and promote the competition, Chrysler made arrangements for a 2014 Jeep Cherokee to be displayed on campus during the launch of the competition.

The contest will conclude on Thursday, March 13, 2014, when Chrysler representatives, Keith Yancy, Senior Manager, Creative Direction and Instructional Design from Chrysler Learning Academy, Kristin Bowler, Dodge and SRT Brand Training Manager and John Fox, Director, Dealer Training Shared Services,  arrive on campus to announce the winners and award the prizes at a reception being held on the East Greenwich Campus from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in room S330.

The first prize is a $2,000 gift card per team; second prize is a $1,000 gift card per team; and the third and fourth place prizes are a $500 gift card per team.

If you would like to attend the ceremony, please contact Joan Segerson at ext. 3704 or by email jsegerson@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.

Author Andrea Perron Will Share Her Ghostly Story at New England Tech

The New England Institute of Technology library will host an evening with author Andrea Perron whose true life story was the basis of the recent suspense film, “The Conjuring.”  This movie tells the tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, were contacted to assist the Perron family terrorized by a dark presence in their secluded farmhouse in Harrisville, RI. James Wan, director of such movies as “Saw” and “Dead Silence”, brought the Perron family’s experience to the big screen. 

The public is invited to meet Andrea Perron who will speak at New England Tech on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Presentation Theater at the college’s East Greenwich campus located at One New England Tech Blvd.  Perron will discuss her family’s experience living in the house for ten years during the 1970’s, as well as share the making of the film and movie clips.  There will be a question and answer period.

Perron has written two books on the hauntings entitled, “House of Darkness House of Light” , Volume One and Two, with a third sequel scheduled for future publication.  A book signing will be held in the NEIT library after the presentation. The event is free of charge.

 

New England Institute of Technology partners with ACE Mentor Program

ACE mentoring program Rhode Island - architecture construction engineeringNew England Institute of Technology partners with ACE Mentor Program

ACE’s Rhode Island program helps high school students discover how to translate their interests and abilities into exciting, rewarding careers in Architecture, Construction, and Engineering. Professionals drawn from leading area firms mentor teams of students, explaining the inner workings of their jobs, leading tours of major construction sites and challenging the teams with hands-on design projects.

The program also gives students a chance to win college scholarships and cultivate industry contacts that could help them obtain college admissions, internships and full-time positions.

For more information on the ACE RI program or to register a student please visit http://www.acementor.org/686

New England Institute of Technology Receives Financial Assistance Awards from the Providence Engineering Society

Providence Engineering Society logoRobert Theroux, Vice President of Finance and Business Administration at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the Providence Engineering Society (PES) will donate two financial assistance awards in the amount of $750 each to the 2013-2014 FIRST®   (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge (FTC) teams competing in Rhode Island.

NEIT has been an affiliate partner of FIRST®  for the last eight years serving as the host site for this Rhode Island high school robotics competition.

The upcoming challenge will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at New England Tech’s Automotive Technology Center, 101 Access Road, Warwick, RI.

The Executive Board of PES has slated these financial assistance awards for two Individual high school robotics teams that consist of a dedicated mentor and students but lack the funds needed to compete in the program. The financial assistance awards are to be used solely for expenses associated with the 2013-2014 FIRST®   Tech Challenge.

Teams interested in applying for a financial assistance award should submit a two page letter that includes the following information:

  • team name
  • town
  • school or community where the team is located
  • mentor name
  • contact information
  • number of students on team
  • description of any past experience of the team
  • how the financial award will be used
  • how the team plans to raise any additional funds
  •  how the team will demonstrate to PES that the award was used effectively

The letter of application should be emailed to Adam Bessette, PES Past President at adambessette520@hotmail.com with a copy sent to Chris Cronin, PES Secretary at ccronin@beta-inc.com.

Submission deadline is Friday, October 4, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.

The Society will review completed submissions and contact the chosen teams by Friday, October 11, 2013. Questions regarding team eligibility or the application process may be directed to Adam Bessette at (401)742-1707or to his email listed above.

As Theroux stated, “We are very grateful to the Providence Engineering Society for its generous donation. The FIRST®   competition brings students together who share a common interest in the STEM disciplines that include science, technology, engineering and math.  We are proud to partner with PES as together we promote the importance of STEM careers to today’s high school students.”

 

About the Providence Engineering Society

The Providence Engineering Society is a non-profit organization that promotes the practice of sound, responsible engineering in order to enhance the quality of life throughout its area communities. A core part of its mission is to support engineering educational programs. The Society has been continuously operating since 1894 and is the oldest professional engineering society in the United States. Visit www.provengsociety.com.

Taco-White Family Foundation Establishes Scholarship Fund at New England Tech

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East Greenwich, RI – Robert Theroux, Vice President of Finance and Business Administration at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the Taco/White Family Foundation has donated $7500 to the college to establish the Taco/White Family Foundation Scholarship for Electrical Engineering Technology.

The scholarship is designated for students enrolled in NEIT’s Bachelor of Science degree program.

“The heating-plumbing-air conditioning industry is in great need of bright, energetic newcomers to join us in delivering the best indoor air comfort technologies possible,” commented John Hazen White, Jr. President and CEO of Taco, Inc.  “Schools like New England Institute of Technology are investing in these technologies and Taco is proud to be associated with them in helping to prepare the next generation of professionals to enter the industry. This scholarship, provided by the Taco/White Family Foundation, will help one such individual to pursue course studies in electrical engineering, a career focus in high demand.”

As Theroux stated, “We are very grateful to the Taco/White Family Foundation for its generous donation. This scholarship will support the college’s mission of providing our Electrical Engineering students with the technical skills and knowledge needed in today’s competitive workplace.”

About the Taco/White Family Foundation

The generosity of the White family began in the 1990’s by John Hazen White and his wife, Happy, as they supported numerous leading educational and arts organizations.  After Mr. White’s death in 2000, Happy and their son, John Hazen White, Jr., established the John & Happy White Foundation and formalized its mission to assist community-based, non-profit organizations in RI. As the Foundation evolved, making grants to over 200 organizations, the name was changed in 2010 to the Taco/White Family Foundation. This change reflects the commitment by Taco, its employees, and the White Family in contributing to the community.

Visit www.thewhitefamilyfoundation.com

August 2013 TechNews – by New England Institute of Technology

 August 2013 edition of TechNews – newsletter of New England Institute of Technology

 

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Click here to view the August 2013 issue of TechNews.

Student Activities Announcements – Week 7, September 3-7, 2013, Summer Quarter

Please email the Student Activities Coordinator, Melissa Hague, mhague@neit.edu or stop by the Student Activities office, located in the Student Lounge of the EA Building, if you are interested in forming a student club on campus or have an idea for student activities.

Student Seasonal Flu Shot Clinic – Monday, September 16, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., East Greenwich Campus, Student Lounge

The Wellness Company  will be administering the vaccinations.

The health care providers listed below will cover the cost of the vaccination. If you do not have one of the following health care providers a $25 fee will apply. You must have your insurance card with you!

Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare Part B, UnitedHealthcare, Neighborhood Health, Tufts, Cigna

Athletic Field

The field is open to NEIT students for recreational sports. There are no scheduled sports at this time; students may use the field when they would like during the hours of operation. The field is located on the East Greenwich Campus, to the left of the main entrance.

Hours of Use: (This schedule is subject to change.)

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday & 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday

(Depending on daylight, weather, and field conditions)

Approved Recreational Sports:
Soccer (goals are always set up), lacrosse, Frisbee, cornhole, wiffle ball and flag football

Equipment

Students may bring their own sports equipment or borrow the college’s equipment, see below.

Check-Out and Check-In Sports Equipment

To check-in and check-out equipment, students must present their NEIT Student ID Card. Equipment is checked-out on a first come, first served basis and may not be reserved. Sports equipment may be checked-out at the Student Activities Office, S120B (also check the office behind S120B), located on the first floor near the game room. If the offices are closed, please go to the Office of Student Support Service at N201.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

I.D.S.A. – Interior Design Student Alliance
Meeting time and location: 2:30 a.m., Design Studio S200, EG Campus
Advisor: ID Assistant Professor, Mia Alwen, malwen@neit.edu
As a member of NEIT’s IDSA Student Club, you can cultivate your leadership skills and acquire valuable networking opportunities. IDSA will have guest speakers and workshops that are geared toward the interests of Interior Design students. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Pool Tournament
Join the pool tournament in the Game Room at 11:00 a.m. on the EG Campus
 

Friday, September 6, 2013

6 vs. 6 Soccer Tournament – Friday, September 6, 2013, 2:00 p.m.

Space is limited. Register Now!

East Greenwich Campus, Athletic Field

Students may enter individually or as a team. Teams must have a minimum of 6 players, with a maximum of 10 players. The entrance fee is $5.00 per player, shirt included. Payments must be received by September 4 to Melissa Hague in room S120B, on the EG Campus. To register, email mhague@neit.edu, also include your shirt size (small, medium, large & extra large). The tournament will begin at 2 pm sharp.

 

Sixth Annual NEIT Students vs. NEIT Faculty Golf Tournament
Friday, September 6, 2013, 11:30 am Tee Time

The golf is FREE to play and includes a cart. The cost for lunch is approximately $15.00, and it will begin immediately following the tournament. The tournament format is a shotgun start, match play (2 students and 2 faculty members per foursome), with handicaps. The handicap system will be used for scoring; therefore, it doesn’t matter what your level of expertise is – just play golf and have FUN! If you are interested in playing, please email AUT Instructor, Bob Kennedy, Rkennedy@neit.edu.  The tournament will be held at the East Greenwich Golf Club, 1646 Division Road, East Greenwich, RI 02818 

Saturday, September 7, 2013
New England Tech Pit Crew Club Meeting
Advisor: AUT Instructor, Daniel Perry, dperry@neit.edu
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with a real race team pit crew? The New England Tech Pit Crew Club allows you to experience the excitement of racing while gaining hands-on training. You can play an important part in a team’s success this year.
PLEASE NOTE: Students who have signed up for the club by contacting Dan Perry can meet Dan and the club members on Saturday nights between 4 – 7 pm at Seekonk Speedway. Students who have not signed up for the club must contact Dan prior to going to Seekonk Speedway to participate. (Seasonal Club: May – October)

Chess

Chess sets are available in the lounge on EG Campus for students to use. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to play!

 

Ping Pong & Pool Tournaments
Sign-up for the tournaments by emailing Melissa Hague, mhague@neit.edu

Ping Pong Tournaments, EG Campus, Game Room, Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Week 2 -July 30
Week 4 – August 13
Week 6 – August 27

Pool Tournaments, EG Campus, Game Room, Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.
Week 3 – August 8
Week 5 – August 22
Week 7 – September 5

Volunteer Opportunities
Students are encouraged to get involved on campus by volunteering at New Student Orientation, Tech Nites, Career Fairs, Commencement and providing assistance at the information table during the first two days of each quarter. Interested students should contact the Student Activities Coordinator at mhague@neit.edu.
Involvement in any of these activities would look great on your resume.

 

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NEIT STUDENT CLUBS ON CAMPUS
Clubs that are affiliated with national organizations may require their members to be enrolled in a particular technology and may limit participation to that technology. Participation in some technical club activities may require that a student possess certain technical proficiencies in order to participate fully.

Alpha Chi Honor Society
Co-Advisor:  Assistant Provost, Karen Arnold, karnold@neit.edu
Co-Advisor:  Student Activities Coordinator, Melissa Hague, mhague@neit.edu
Alpha Chi membership is a prestigious honor reserved for only the top 10% of Bachelor and Master’s students in all academic fields. Alpha Chi recognizes and promotes scholarship and those elements of character that make scholarship effective for good. The top 10% is based on quarterly cumulative GPAs.  As a member, your academic excellence will be recognized with the a membership certificate, personalized membership card, lapel pin, notation of membership on your diploma and transcripts, and the privilege of wearing regalia at graduation that sets you apart as a Alpha Chi member. An induction ceremony is held annually at NEIT in April.

Criminal Justice Student Club
Advisor: Assistant Professor, Robin M. Winslow, rwinslow@neit.edu
The Criminal Justice Club provides opportunities for students to expand their knowledge of the criminal justice field with guest speakers, field trips and involvement in local community service projects. The club promotes safety awareness to the campus community through campaigns and guest lecturer events.

Game Developers’ Network
Advisor: IT Assistant Professor, Scott Lambert, slambert@neit.edu
Join the Games Developers’ Network if you are interested in game development as a profession and would like to network. Members will have the opportunity to utilize their skills to modify public domain gaming engines, develop small- to medium-sized games and beta-test games; share feedback and helpful techniques; and acquire critical gaming skills. This club also allows members to get actively involved in projects and gain experience that will help them to build a better resume and add to their portfolios.

High Performance Club
Advisor: Assistant Professor, Derek Martel, dmartel@neit.edu
Join the High Performance Club if you are interested in learning how to design, fabricate, and assemble a kit car, organizing reaction time tournaments, and discussions regarding performance trends.

I.D.S.A. – Interior Design Student Alliance
Advisor: ID Assistant Professor, Mia Alwen, malwen@neit.edu
As a member of NEIT’s IDSA Student Club, you can cultivate your leadership skills and acquire valuable networking opportunities. IDSA will have guest speakers and workshops that are geared toward the interests of Interior Design students.

Investment Club
Advisor: MGT Assistant Professor, Daniel Peres, dperes@neit.edu
Join the Investment Club if you are interested in learning more about the following: reaching your long-term financial goals sooner, learning to trade online, discovering how to create a balanced portfolio, finding out about different securities (mutual funds, future contacts, etc.), learning how to invest in the stock market, learning to use cool software investment tools, and seeing how trading occurs on the New York Stock Exchange.

New England Institute of Technology Student Nurses Association
Advisor: NUR Assistant Professor, Rochelle Ducharme, MS, RN  rducharme@neit.edu
Join the New England Institute of Technology Student Nurses Association. The club’s purpose is to: assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality healthcare; provide programs representative of fundamental interest and concerns to nursing students; aid in the development of the whole person, including his/her professional role, his/her responsibility for health care of people in all walks of life; and to promote and encourage participation in community affairs and activities towards healthcare and the resolution of related social issues.

New England Tech Golf Club
Advisor: AUT Instructor, Robert Kennedy, rkennedy@neit.edu
Join the NEIT Golf Club if you would like to play golf, learn to play golf, or improve your golf game. The golf club meets weekly to play on a 9 hole course, and will play through December (weather permitting). This offers a great opportunity to meet students from different technologies.

New England Tech Pit Crew Club Meeting
Advisor: AUT Instructor, Daniel Perry, dperry@neit.edu
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with a real race team pit crew? The New England Tech Pit Crew Club allows you to experience the excitement of racing while gaining hands-on training. You can play an important part in a team’s success this year.
PLEASE NOTE: Students who have signed up for the club by contacting Dan Perry can meet Dan and the club members on Saturday nights between 4 – 7 pm at Seekonk Speedway. Students who have not signed up for the club must contact Dan prior to going to Seekonk Speedway to participate. (Seasonal Club: May – October)

Phi Theta Kappa – International Honor Society
Co-Advisor: Assistant Provost, Karen Arnold, karnold@neit.edu
Co-Advisor: Student Activities Coordinator, Melissa Hague, mhague@neit.edu
Phi Theta Kappa membership at NEIT is open to students who have completed a minimum of 24 quarter credits with a GPA of 3.8 or above in the Associate Degree program. As a member, your academic excellence will be recognized with the Golden Key Membership Pin, membership certificate, identification card, notation of membership on your diploma and transcripts, and the privilege of wearing regalia at graduation that identifies you as a Phi Theta Kappa member.

Quadricycle Club

Advisor: MCT Instructor, Christopher Vasconcelos, cvasconcelos@neit.edu

Join the Quadricycle Club if you have an interest in engineering, manufacturing, and building Henry Ford’s first automobile, the Quadricycle. Club activities include interpreting engineering drawings, solid modeling using SolidWorks software, machining metal, basic carpentry work, electrical wiring, welding, and assembly. 

Respiratory Care Club
Advisor:
Assistant Professor, Department Chair, Paul Mangino, pmangino@neit.edu

The Respiratory Care Club gives members the opportunity to plan and get involved in extracurricular and social activities pertaining to respiratory care, learn about current respiratory care trends in the profession and community, and meet other students and people with a common interest. 

Rotaract Club
Advisor: ST Assistant Professor, Deb Lundin, dlundin@neit.edu

The NEIT Rotaract Club is affiliated by the East Greenwich Rotary Club. Join the NEIT Rotaract Club if you have an interest in community service and want to develop your leadership and professional skills. Club members will have the opportunity to interact with Rotary business leaders and to volunteer at some of the EG Rotary Club’s events. Participation in this club would look great on your resume

 

SkillsUSA
Advisor: Manager of Admissions Outreach and Events, Erin Flynn, eflynn@neit.edu
SkillsUSA is one of the largest student-run leadership organizations in the country dedicated to technical high school and college students. Students participating in SkillsUSA develop organizational skills, leadership skills, and team building skills. For more information about SkillsUSA please visit www.skillsusa.org.

SOTA (Student Occupational Therapy Association)
Advisor: OTA Assistant Professor, Mary Brinson, mbrinson@neit.edu
SOTA is a national organization open to all students enrolled in the Occupational Therapy program at NEIT. SOTA members have an opportunity to meet new people, learn more about occupational therapy, and increase awareness about current issues in the profession. SOTA plans fund-raising and social events throughout the year.

Student Physical Therapist Assistant Club
Advisor: PTA Lab Assistant, Roseanne Hammond, rchammond@neit.edu
Join the Physical Therapy Assistant Student Club if you are interested in enriching and broadening your views and knowledge of the field of Physical Therapy and the role of the PTA in the medical field, and participating in community service opportunities and community/campus activities which promote awareness of physical therapy.

Tech Radio
Advisor: VAP/DRA Instructor, Paul Perry, pperry@neit.edu
Tech Radio is an on-campus radio station. This club allows students to improve their radio skills and learn how a radio station operates. Students may go on-air live or use prerecorded segments. The Tech Radio Club also has positions available for off-air talent.

Tech Records
Advisor: VAP/DRA Associate Professor, Jamie Locke, jlocke@neit.edu
Join The Tech Records Club if you are interested in gaining practical experience in producing and recording music.

Veterinary Technology Club
Advisor: VET Associate Professor, Amy Butzier abutzier@neit.edu
The Veterinary Technology Club promotes the profession of veterinary technology, provides extracurricular and social activities for students and benefits animals in need through community service.

Video and Animation Club
Advisors: VAP/DRA Assistant, Mike Davis mdavis@neit.edu & Instructor, Matt Morin morin@neit.edu
The Video and Animation Club provides students the opportunity to produce student-generated visual productions outside of the classroom. The types of projects that will be produced include short films and animations, submissions for contests, productions for other campus departments, and local news stories.  This club allows students to improve their video production skills.