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.
These events are NOT open to the public. They are OPEN to all current students and New England Tech Alumni.
Vet Tech Career Fair:Tuesday, September 16, (week 9) Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am
Location:Post Rd. Student Lounge
(Open to all current students and alumni for VET)
Health Sciences Career Fair: Monday – October 20, (week 3) 9:30 am – 12:00 noon (?)
Location: Tech Way 3rd floor
(Open to all current students and alumni for RC, OTA, MSOT, PTA, NUR, CMA, ST, HIM, HCM)
New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) will hold an Automotive Open House on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Visitors should report to New England Tech’s Center for Automotive Technology located at 101 Access Road, Warwick, RI.
Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the facility and hear what employers, as well as New England Tech grads, have to say about the exciting career opportunities within the automotive industry. NEIT’s automotive faculty will discuss the hands-on approach to learning in each of the Associate in Science degree programs available at the college that include Automotive Technology, Automotive Technology with High Performance, and Automotive Collision Repair Technology as well as the Bachelor of Science degree program in Automotive Service Management Technology. Current New England Tech automotive students, along with staff from the Admissions and Financial Aid offices, will be on hand to answer questions.
For more information regarding the open house or any of NEIT’s programs, contact the Admissions office at 800-736-7744, 401-467-7744 or visit the college’s website at www.neit.edu.
Under the leadership of President Richard I. Gouse, New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit technical college with an enrollment of more than 3,000 students. New England Tech offers more than 40 associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. Follow news of the college on Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Tumblr, Instagram and the New England Tech Blog.
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NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY LAUNCHES NEW SHIPBUILDING/MARINE AND ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE (SAMI)
SAMI to Provide Rhode Island Employers with a Pipeline of Skilled Welders and Machinists
WHAT: Through grants provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Governor’s Workforce Board of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Foundation, New England Institute of Technology has established a Shipbuilding/Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) to train jobseekers for careers in these industries. SAMI was developed in partnership with Rhode Island employers who have a demand for skilled manufacturing and shipbuilding workers including machinists and welders.
WHEN: Monday, July 21, 2014, at 11:00 a.m.
(Opening ceremony and remarks followed by tours of the SAMI facility)
WHERE: New England Institute of Technology
2480 Post Rd.
Warwick, RI 02886
WHO: Senator Jack Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin, Congressman David Cicilline, Governor Lincoln Chafee, Mayor Scott Avedisian–City of Warwick, Shipbuilding and Manufacturing Employers, NEIT President Richard I. Gouse, administration, faculty and staff.
WHY: Because of the shortage of skilled workers in Rhode Island’s shipbuilding/marine and advanced manufacturing job market, New England Institute of Technology has collaborated with General Dynamics/Electric Boat Division, Senesco Marine, RI Carbide Tool, Guill Tool and Engineering, Swissline Precision, RI Marine Trades Association and the RI Manufacturers Association in the development of SAMI. The objective of the SAMI program is to recruit, screen, provide career information and hands-on orientation, and train individuals for high demand careers in these industries all at no cost to eligible SAMI participants or the employers.
Under the leadership of President Richard I. Gouse, New England Tech is a private, non-profit technical college with an enrollment of more than 3,000 students and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. For more information on SAMI, please visit http://cti.neit.edu or follow news of the college on www.neit.edu, Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Tumblr, Instagram and the NEIT Blog.
New England Institute of Technology will offer a three-day summer session of free Professional Development Seminars for high school educators beginning Tuesday, August 19, 2014.
Classes will meet Tuesday, 8/19, through Thursday, 8/21, at the East Greenwich campus from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Space is limited in each seminar, so if you are interested in any of the seminars listed, please respond as soon as possible.
The following seminars will be offered:
Object-Oriented Technology in Java: STEM Friendly
Topics include fleshing out problem statement, identifying objects, behaviors and data from a problem statement, the object model, coding an object, the Eclipse IDE, Netbeans alternative, and object collaboration
Offered by the Information Technology Department
Class limit: 16
Kinesiology and Human Anatomy
Participants will learn Human Anatomy of the musculoskeletal system and an introduction to physical therapy and the health professions. The course participants will direct the topics taught based on interest areas.
Offered by the Physical Therapy Assistant Technology Department
Class limit: 15
Expanding Your Classroom – Using Technology to Engage Your Students
Participants will experiment with screen capture technology, Voice Thread, Glogster and other free tools to create activities that engage students and open up your classroom.
Offered by the Faculty Resource Center
Class limit: 10
At Your Best: Optimizing Your Professional and Personal Effectiveness
Using the most recent ideas in management and positive psychology, this workshop offers an understanding of and a framework for you to develop and be your best self, and to be more effective in your work/career and life. Effectiveness is your ability to be successful in creating desired results or outcomes. The workshop is applied, hands-on, and provides practical tools, which allow you to continue the development of your best self and effectiveness after the workshop.
Offered by the Business Management Technology Department
Class limit: 32
Offered by the Mechanical Engineering Technology Department
Class limit: 15
Software Design Tools
Offered by the Electronic Systems Engineering Technology Department
Class limit: 15
To register for a seminar, please forward the following information to Tara Rugg at email@example.com
Email (best address to reach you during the summer)
Title of Professional Development Seminar you would like to attend.
Once Tara has received your registration information, you will receive an email with confirmation. If you are placed on a waiting list for a seminar, you will be notified of that as well.