In Collaboration with Ocean State Clean Cities Coalition
New England Institute of Technology will host a two day workshop on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicle Fuel System Inspections on October 24, 2014, and October 31, 2014. This training is funded by a U.S. Department of Energy grant awarded to Maine Clean Communities, a program of the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG), and other Northern New England Clean Cities Coalition grant partners.
These workshops will focus on CNG vehicle fuel system inspections and are designed for fleet managers and technicians who want to learn more about compressed natural gas and its considerations for vehicle use. New England Tech faculty will present the following topics: theory, equipment, safety, and good work practices; types of cylinders and fuel system components; how to visually inspect CNG cylinders and fuel system components for damage and deterioration; construction techniques and material types used in CNG cylinder manufacturing, safe storage of CNG cylinders, recognizing various failure models; safe handling of CNG cylinders and fuel lines; and required reporting procedures.
In addition, hands-on activities will provide participants with the opportunity to perform CNG vehicle fuel system inspections on a CNG vehicle.
“This workshop is a terrific opportunity for New England fleet managers and technicians to learn more about compressed natural gas and the technical considerations of fueling and cylinder inspection,” said Wendy Lucht, Ocean State Clean Cities Coordinator.
This two day workshop will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at New England Tech’s Access Road campus, 101 Access Road, Warwick, RI. Preregistration is required in order to attend, visit http://goo.gl/cm2ni9.
LOCATION: New England Institute of Technology
Media Presentation Theater
One New England Tech Blvd.
East Greenwich, RI
SPECIAL GUESTS: Christopher Rondina, storyteller and author of Vampires of New England.
Historical Haunts LLC is a film production company with a passion for history, the macabre and modern storytelling. They produce films based on real characters and places from American folklore interwoven with supernatural elements. Currently focused on New England based legends, their films are distributed at select events and on Amazon.com. Each fall, Historical Haunts celebrates New England Horror folklore with a series of film screenings throughout New England.
Additional information: Vampires of New England was originally titled The Tillinghast Nightmare.
Documentary trailer: http://histhaunts.com/VAMPS_OF_NE.html
On-line Press Kit for film and dacre stoker presentation: http://histhaunts.com/PRESS_KIT.html
More photos and artwork available upon request
EXHIBITION: We were part of an exhibition on Vampires, The Blood is the Life, at the Everthart Museum in Scranton PA http://everhart-museum.org/exhibitions/past-exhibitions-2/2013-exhibitions/ . The exhibition had about 6,000 visitors. It won a special achievement award from PA museums http://www.pamuseums.org/pa-museums-2014-special-achievement-awards“The Tillinghast Nightmare trailer Historical Haunts put together for our exhibit THE BLOOD IS THE LIFE on vampires in art and nature perfectly illustrated the narrative of how diseases were often woven together with the causes of vampire epidemics in history. The focus of the film on the American experience of vampires highlighted an overlooked, and seldom-thought-of, social history detail that greatly informs how people look at disease and epidemics, as well as monsters, today.” ~ Nezka Pfeifer, Curator, The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art, Scranton, PA.
Background on Topic of Vampires in New England : http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-great-new-england-vampire-panic-36482878/?no-ist Note: All the individuals that are quoted in the article speak on-camera in Vampires of New England
International Student Orientation 2014 was held on Wednesday, October 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the East Greenwich campus. More than 58 new international students and family members will be in attendance. Four current NEIT international students, Tiffany Samuels, Sherika Parfitt, Ziggy Dawkins, and Antonio Adderley, will serve as peer leaders.
New students will be welcomed by Mark Seltzer, Director of International Admissions, along with Catherine Fabrizi, International Student Advisor, and Angela Marzolo, International Admissions Specialist. The international team will lead discussions on important topics such as immigration, academic policies, transportation and legal issues.
Other NEIT administrative staff will address the international students. Lee Peebles, Director of Student Life and Academic Advisors; Pierre Morin, Director of Student Accounts; Ann Ricci, Director of Academic Skills Center; Eddie Morales, Senior Systems Administrator; and Susan Warthman, NEIT Director of the Library and Information Commons are also scheduled.
An indoor picnic lunch is planned where outside vendors such as the Chamber of Commerce, Stop & Shop Peapod grocery delivery service, YMCA, and RIPTA. Students will have the opportunity to meet NEIT’s Student Activities Coordinator, Melissa Hague, to learn about the college’s Rotaract Club and many other student clubs.
NEIT welcomes these international students to our college community.
RI FIRST Tech Challenge 9th Season Call for Volunteers
The 9th season of the Rhode Island FIRST Tech Challenge (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) hosted by New England Institute of Technology( NEIT) is underway. NEIT is looking for technical professionals, educators, parents and all others interested in encouraging middle and high school robotic teams. Each season approximately 32 robotic teams design, build and compete with their robot in the RI FIRST Tech Challenge.
We need you! Adult volunteers are assigned key roles to keep the qualifiers and tournament on track. No need to be an expert in robotics or engineering, just a willingness to support our R.I. students in their interest in technology.
Volunteer at a Qualifier! Teams in RI need to advance to the state tournament by participating in a qualifying tournament. The dates for the qualifiers are 11/22/14, 12/6/14 and 1/3/15. All qualifiers
Volunteer at the State Tournament! 32 teams will advance to the RI State Tournament. The event is a held on 1/31/15 with set up and prep on 1/30/15. Volunteers for State Tournament must volunteer at one qualifying tournament.
Register with FIRST! All FIRST volunteers are required to use this system. https://my.usfirst.org/FIRSTPortal/Login/VIMS_login.aspx
Please register with FIRST and complete the attached form. Return the form to Erin Flynn. For more information on FIRST and the FTC Challenge go to www.usfirst.org. If you have any general questions please contact Erin Flynn, RI FIRST Affiliate Partner at New England Institute of Technology, 800-736-7744 ext. 3462 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internationally Recognized Nursing Educator, Kathie Lasater, Ed.D., RN, ANEF, to Speak at New England Institute of Technology
Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost, announced the college’s Nursing Department will host a speaking program featuring internationally known Kathie Lasater, Ed.D., RN, ANEF, on Thursday, September 11, 2014, from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Dr. Lasater will present her insights on the topic, “Thinking like a Nurse: Bridging the Clinical Judgment Gap”. Individuals in the health sciences field such as nurse educators, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and respiratory therapists, who practice clinical reasoning as it pertains to making bedside patient assessments, are invited to attend.
Dr. Lasater has served as both an academic nurse educator and a staff development/quality improvement specialist in practice. She holds a Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership (Postsecondary). Currently, Dr. Lasater is a professor at the Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) School of Nursing and served as the University’s Interim Statewide Director of Simulation Learning from 2007 to 2008. She is best known for the creation of the evidence-based Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric, an assessment instrument widely used in simulation as well as clinical settings in academe and practice.
Dr Lasater is a frequent presenter and has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals on the topics of clinical judgment and the use of simulation in healthcare education. She is Assistant Editor of Nurse Education Today and a regular reviewer for several other journals.
In addition, Dr. Lasater has worked on numerous grant projects serving as primary investigator for a grant through Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), an international nursing honor society, to study inter-professional course evaluation. She served as co-primary investigator on a National League for Nursing (NLN) grant exploring the impact of an expert nurse role model on students’ clinical judgment in simulation, as well as an evaluator for a large Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant educating inter-professional teams in falls prevention among older adults.
This most informative presentation will be held at New England Tech’s East Greenwich campus located at One New England Tech Blvd., Room S330. The event is free of charge but space is limited. Please RSVP to Cheryl Booker at 401-780-4345 or email@example.com.
Calling all students, educators, parents, mentors, and volunteers who have an interest in robotics! The Rhode Island FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) sponsored by New England Institute of Technology invites you to the kick off the 2014-2015 robotic season! The FIRST Robotic Kick-Off event will offer workshops as well as revealing the 2015 game for the first time. Groups interested in establishing a FIRST Tech Challenge Robotic team are encouraged to attend.
Saturday September 6, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
New England Institute of Technology
One New England Tech Boulevard
East Greenwich, RI
Over 37 Rhode Island teams were involved in FIRST Robotics last season. Students in grades 7-12 are eligible to participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge. Don’t miss out! Teams are welcome to attend without their coach. Please RSVP by September 3th to: Erin Flynn, New England Institute of Technology, 401-739-5000 ext. 3462, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on FIRST Robotics go to http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)Our 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.
The FIRST Robotics mini tournaments will be held at the New England Tech East Greenwich campus. The events will bring as many as 16 Rhode Island High School robotics teams to NEIT for all-day competitions.
Saturday 11/ 22nd, Snow day Sunday 11/23
Saturday 12/6, Snow day Sunday 12/7
Saturday 1/3/15, Snow day Sunday 1/4
The Rhode Island State tournament will be held on Saturday February 7th at the Access Road campus.
For more information about FIRST Robotics contact Erin Flynn by phone at 800-736-7744 ext. 3462 or by email at email@example.com.
NEIT will be hosting the East Greenwich Art Festival this coming weekend, as we have done for the past several years.
This event is typically very popular and, as such, will create competing demand for campus parking on Saturday. Therefore, we plan to reserve certain parking areas for our students, faculty and staff that day, in addition to our normally reserved parking spaces for Admissions visitors. Please refer to the color-coded site plan that accompanies this memo.
The red area, located in front of the building and extending along the North Wing by Stair 6, will be reserved for NEIT students, faculty, and staff. This area includes the reserved visitor parking spaces.
Access to these reserved parking areas will be restricted by traffic cones. Security guards have been assigned to allow access only to members of the NEIT community, and to redirect the art festival patrons to other parking areas on campus. Please be prepared to present an NEIT ID card upon request.
The yellow area on the site plan represents the location of the exhibit booths for the art festival. The remaining, non-highlighted parking areas behind the building will be available to anyone on a first come, first served basis.