New England Tech, Host Site for Cloud Security Seminar May 26 – Keynote by Congressman Jim Langevin

RI Cloud Security Seminar

On Friday, May 26, New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) will be the host site for a full-day educational event around Cloud Security, provided by RI (ISC)² and ISACA-RI, in partnership with OPTIV Security. (details below)

The event is open to the public and a learning opportunity for all levels of information security professionals, IT Auditors and those interested in this growing field. Attendees will learn about the latest solutions available in this space, hear success stories put in place by practitioners and earn 7 CPEs.

A keynote address will be given by Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin, a recognized congressional leader on Cybersecurity.

(ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. (ISC)² Chapters provide members with the opportunity to build a local network of peers to share knowledge, exchange resources, collaborate on projects, and create new ways to earn CPE credits.

ISACA, founded in 1969, helps business and IT leaders build trust in, and value from, information and information systems. It provides knowledge, standards, networking, and career development for information systems audit, assurance, security, risk, privacy and governance professionals to its more than 100,000 constituents in 180 countries.

This past winter, students in NEIT’s Video Game Design and Development (VGDD) program had a real-world experience of a lifetime when the Newport Naval War College’s (NWC) Center for Cyber-Conflict Studies (C3S) sponsored a video game design charrette – a collective brainstorming process – with real world application. More than 40 students enrolled for the opportunity to pitch real-time strategic-operational level game concepts to a panel of five judges, with the best designs meant for a prototype game to be developed.

The selected concepts were then examined by a faculty team from the NWC’s Center for Cyber-Conflict Studies. The result of the C3S team’s review was a new composite game design concept loosely based on components of the students’ games. The new concept – known as F.I.T.E., Futuristic Intelligent Tactical Equipment – is the basis for the next charrette. The result of this event will be the development of a playable prototype to be used by the Naval War College for training Naval Officers in strategic cyber security problem-solving.

NEIT offers a range of associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Information Technology, including a bachelor’s degree in Cyber Security and Network Engineering. Learn more about how you can turn your passion into a great career at www.neit.edu.

  • When:    Friday, May 26, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
  • Seminar Registration & Continental Breakfast: 8:00AM – 8:30AM
  • Seminar Time: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Cost: $10 (Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included)
  • Where
    New England Institute of Technology, 1 New England Tech Boulevard, East Greenwich, RI 02818
  • Contact:
    William C. SoaresISACA-RI | bill.soares@cox.net

#EventsAtNEIT #CyberSecurityAtNEIT

Red Sox Legend David Ortiz 34 to Deliver New England Tech Commencement Address

Red Sox 34 David Ortiz gives commencement address to New England Institute of Technology university

Boston Red Sox baseball legend David Ortiz [34] will deliver New England Institute of Technology’s (NEIT) commencement address on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

Ortiz, affectionately known as “Big Papi,” is one of the most prolific hitters in baseball history and a fan favorite on and off the field. Ortiz is credited with helping the Red Sox to their first World Series win in 86 years, and with leading the team to two more World Series championships. He hit an impressive 541 home runs during his career and is considered one of baseball’s all-time greatest clutch hitters for his ability to deliver under pressure. He was a galvanizing figure for the city of Boston following the Marathon bombings, encouraging the citizenry to “stay strong” and showing the way. New England Tech will have the honor of presenting Ortiz with his first honorary degree. During commencement, he will receive a doctor of humane letters in recognition of his leadership, and his work to help others – especially his efforts help children in New England and the Dominican Republic who face significant health challenges.

Ortiz, affectionately known as “Big Papi,” is one of the most prolific hitters in baseball history and a fan favorite on and off the field. Ortiz is credited with helping the Red Sox to their first World Series win in 86 years, and with leading the team to two more World Series championships. He hit an impressive 541 home runs during his career and is considered one of baseball’s all-time greatest clutch hitters for his ability to deliver under pressure. He was a galvanizing figure for the city of Boston following the Marathon bombings, encouraging the citizenry to “stay strong” and showing the way. New England Tech will have the honor of presenting Ortiz with his first honorary degree. During commencement, he will receive a doctor of humane letters in recognition of his leadership, and his work to help others – especially his efforts help children in New England and the Dominican Republic who face significant health challenges.

New England Institute of Technology will also honor two prominent Rhode Island business and community leaders. Bob and Warren Galkin are Chairman and Vice Chairman of Rhode Island’s NATCO Products Corporation, a home furnishings manufacturer and four-generation family business celebrating 100 years in operation. Together the brothers have steered their business through economic success and challenges and grown it into an international company with factories in China, Canada, Maine, Georgia and Rhode Island. They manufacture a variety of consumer products including curtains, carpets, and wooden furniture, and sell them in major retail stores. They have also invested in companies as diverse as employment agencies, assisted living centers and indoor soccer fields. They will receive honorary doctorates during commencement in recognition of their work to improve the lives of Rhode Islanders. They have been significant supporters of education, research, and healthcare. Warren set up endowment funds for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick and spearheaded building and remodeling of the clubs. Bob and his late wife Wini have gifted hospitals, colleges, and historic preservation societies. The brothers are working together to turn the John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier into a Rhode Island museum. Both are dedicated to creating opportunities for the next generation.

This year marks New England Institute of Technology’s 76th commencement.

  • DATE: Saturday, April 30, 2017
  • TIME: Ceremony begins at 11 a.m
  • VENUE: Dunkin Donuts Center, 1 La Salle Square, Providence, Rhode Island (click for map)

#GraduationAtNEIT #NEIT2017 #BigPapi

Microsoft Director Speaks to Students at New England Tech During DigiGirlz 2017 New England

New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) kicked off 2017 Microsoft DigiGirlz New England tour for middle and high school girls.

Microsoft's DigiGirlz 2017 Tour Kicked Off At New England Tech!

The girls of DigiGirlz seated behind (L/R) Microsoft’s Citizenship and Public Affairs Director Donna Woodall, RI Governor Gina Riamondo, New England Institue of Technology Senior Vice President and Provost Douglas Sherman

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo joined the audience of 150 high school girls from across the state who participated in the event, whichNew England DigiGirlz tour launches at Rhode Island New England Tech provided them with a unique opportunity to explore a wide range of careers in technology, participate in computer and technology workshops by New England Tech students and faculty in technology and engineering majors, and the chance to meet with Microsoft employees.

Raimondo shared a startling statistic of the vast opportunities for women entering the technology industry. Of the 42% of Rhode Island public high school students who took the Advanced Placement computer science exam last year, only twelve of them were female students. “I want to change that,” she said.

“You can’t dream about becoming something that you can’t see. Today you’ll be seeing women students and faculty in technology. I want you to get fired up about your future, and I want you to start dreaming big. The world cannot solve its problems without women at the table.” ~ RI Governor Gina Raimondo

Microsoft’s Citizenship & Public Affairs Director for the Northeast Region, Donna L. Woodall, also discussed the widening opportunities for women in the technology industry. Woodall described how Microsoft launched the DigiGirlz initiative in 2000 to encourage high school girls to pursue careers in the STEM fields. Noting that DigiGirlz was founded before most of the attending students were even born, she then mentioned that even today, women occupy just 6.7% of the technology industry workforce.

“We need to dispel the myth that this is a man’s job because women will bring more fun, diversity and new ideas to the field,” she said. “I want to see you in these roles. No matter the field – whether a dancer or a doctor – they all need technology.” ~ Microsoft’s Donna L. Woodall

At the event, current NEIT students presented seminars. Jayson Bennet and McKenzie Byrne presented separate game design modules, and Saskiah Vargas-Walton conducted a seminar on mechanical engineering technology.

NEIT offers technology-focused associate and bachelor’s degree programs in Game Development & Simulation Programming, Multimedia, and Web Design, Information Technology, Network Engineering Technology, Software Engineering Technology, Video Game Design, Cyber Security and Network Engineering, and Digital Media Production.

Learn more about how you can help build the world at New England Tech at www.neit.edu

#DigiGirlz #DigiGirlzRI #CS4RI #YouthSpark #MakeWhatsNext #EventsAtNEIT

 

 

 

20th Annual New England Tech TechXpo a Success!

The Career Services Office at NEIT hosted it’s 20th annual TechXpo Career Fair on the East Greenwich Campus on Thursday, March 9th. The well-attended event attracted over 60 employers from the region who were impressed by the level of quality of both current students and alumni. Jeremy Girard of Envision Technology Advisors, who is an NEIT alumnus from ’00, commented that,

“The weakest candidate I saw here today was better than the best candidate I’ve seen at other career fairs.”

Many of the employers in attendance were NEIT alumni, with about 25 in total returning to the college to represent their respective companies. A few representatives even made a point to stay after the event to visit with instructors they had while they were in school.

Students and alumni who were able to speak with employers expressed the importance of this event and how they felt it prepared them for employment. In addition to learning more about the companies themselves, attendees also learned about types positions in their field they might not have thought of. One IT student explained,

“Getting to know what companies are looking for is more than just helpful, it’s essential.”

The TechXpo is the biggest career fair that the Career Services Office hosts, and one of several technology-tailored career fairs held annually. These events are only open to NEIT students and alumni, and are not open to the public. NEIT would like to thank the students and staff who volunteered and helped to make this another great event! For a list of companies who attended the event, and their contact information, please visit the Career Services Office in S104.

Jeremy Girard of Envision Technology Advisors (right) speaks with a potential candidate.

(L to R): James Sloan, ’08 ELTB grad, and David Balls, ’14 ESTA grad

Student volunteers from Business Management with Business instructor, Hank Johnson

#TechExpo #EventsAtNEIT #CareerServicesAtNEIT

 

 

New England Tech to Showcase its IdeaLens Virtual Reality Headset at PAX East, March 10 – 12

Boston PAX East Booth 10086 New England Institute of Technology #paxeast #neit

Visit NEIT at Booth 10086 at #PAXEast

Between March 10 – 12, New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) will showcase its new IdeaLens K2 Virtual Reality Headset at the annual PAX East gaming conference in Boston.

At PAX East booth #10086, NEIT will be using its IdeaLens Virtual Reality headsets to demonstrate games and a virtual college campus tour of New England Tech, along with monitors featuring games designed by NEIT students.

Started in 2004 as a show exclusively for gaming, the PAX conference has grown exponentially – now drawing tens of thousands of attendees annually across the United States – with Boston and Seattle representing the largest events in the country.

Stop by booth #10086 to play some student-designed games and try out NEIT’s virtual campus tour on its brand new IdeaLens K2 VR Headsets.

New England Tech offers unique associate and bachelor’s degrees in Video Game Design and Game Development & Simulation Programming. Learn more about our degree programs at www.neit.edu and get a better idea of how we translate hands-on education into real world application by checking out our student work at PAX East Boston http://east.paxsite.com/.

#PAXeast #GameDevAtNEIT #GraphicsMultimediaWebAtNEIT #InformationTechAtNEIT #VideoGameDesignAtNEIT #InformationTechAtNEIT

New England Tech to Host Microsoft’s DigiGirlz 2017 on March 17

DigiGirlz 2017 on March 17

Supported by Governor Gina Raimondo, and in partnership with New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), Microsoft is offering DigiGirlz 2017 at NEIT, an event for 150 middle and high school girls in Rhode Island.

DigiGirlz, a Microsoft YouthSpark program, gives middle and high school girls opportunities to learn about careers in technology, participate in hands-on computer and technology workshops, and the unique opportunity to connect with Microsoft employees.

During the one-day event, students interact with industry professionals to gain exposure to careers in business and technology and to get an inside look at what it’s like to work in the industry. The event provides girls with career planning assistance, information about technology and business roles, thought-provoking exercises, and interesting technology demonstrations. By participating in the Microsoft DigiGirlz Day, young women can learn about the variety of opportunities available in the high-tech industry and can explore future career paths.

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day – a day full of festivities celebrated by the international community to increase gender equality, while celebrating diversity and the achievements of women worldwide. New England Tech supports women in all their professional career ambitions, including those in the fields of technology. New England Tech offers technology-focused associate and bachelor’s degree programs in Game Development & Simulation Programming, Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design, Information Technology, Network Engineering Technology, Software Engineering Technology, Video Game Design, Cyber Security and Network Engineering and Digital Media Production.

Learn more about how you can help build the world’s technology infrastructure at New England Tech at www.neit.edu

For information on attending, please contact us at Admissions@neit.edu

#DigiGirlz #DigiGirlzRI #CS4RI #YouthSpark #MakeWhatsNext

#FromNewEnglandTechTo #InternationalWomensDay 

Calling All Artists – Tech Arts 2017 Exhibit Runs March 28 – June 3

Calling All New England Tech Artists! Exhibit Your Work in Tech Arts 2017 from March 27-June 3!

Tech Art at New England Tech logoCalling all artists! New England Institute of Technology will soon be hosting Tech Arts 2017, the university’s yearly art exhibition featuring the work of our students, faculty, and staff.

All forms of art are welcome, including drawings, video, costumes, photographs, furniture, paintings, watercolors, pen and ink, model prototypes, props, costumes, stained glass, fabric or paper items, and digital art.

Exhibit Runs March 28 – June 3

Submission forms are available at the Library until March 11th as well as online.

The public is invited to view the exhibit in the Library at New England Tech’s main campus located at One New England Tech Boulevard in East Greenwich. Call for library hours.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Pankiewicz (cpankiewicz@neit.edu) or at 401-739-5000 x3474.

Paid Apprenticeship in Building Trades Starts Your Career While at NEIT – Join Us Dec 13-14

New England Tech offers Naval apprentice program

Would you like to land a prestigious, four-year paid apprenticeship, build your career, and make a difference in the world while pursuing your associate degree at New England Tech? If you plan to pursue a degree in one of NEIT’s building trades associate degree programs, you are eligible to apply for a paid apprenticeship through the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) apprenticeship program at the Navy bases in either Newport, RI or Groton, CT.

Join us on either Tuesday, December 13 or Wednesday, December 14 anytime between 4:30 – 6:00 pm, on our main campus, One New England Tech Boulevard, East Greenwich RI, 02818. You’ll get to meet with a senior representative from NAVFAC who will discuss the apprenticeship program in greater detail and answer any questions you might have.

If you qualify and are accepted into the program, you’ll work alongside NAVFAC personnel mentors who are the Navy’s installation facility experts.

Through this experience, you’ll build your résumé while providing tangible value to our nation’s defense and our citizens.

You’ll be eligible to apply for an apprenticeship if you enroll in any of NEIT’s associate degree programs in electrical technology, or heating, plumbing, or refrigeration technology.

Just announced – NAVFAC presently has vacancies and will consider candidates from NEIT’s automotive technology program to fulfill apprenticeship duties as a heavy mobile equipment mechanic.

Military veterans are especially encouraged to apply. The Federal Government has a long and outstanding record of employing veterans. Veterans have technical skills in areas of critical importance, and many already have security clearances required for some Federal positions. Federal service provides a means for veterans to continue their noble service to this country while pursuing their advanced degree.

For more information about this apprenticeship opportunity – and about your New England Tech degree program – contact Admissions at 401-467-7744 or email us at NEITAdmissions@neit.edu. We’ll be more than happy to sit with you and explain all your options.

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)

Construction/Design Networking Night

A networking event for students and alumni from Construction Management, Building Construction/Cabinetmaking, Architectural Building Engineering, Interior Design & Civil Engineering was held on Wednesday, October 26 from 4:30-6:00 in the design studio on the East Greenwich campus. 17 companies were in attendance, including 7 alumni who are employed by several of the companies who participated. Each company had a table where they displayed their information and spoke with students and faculty in a casual setting. Bethany Schaarschmidt from NEIT’s Admissions office also participated and provided information about the Master’s program in Construction Management. Food and prizes rounded out a great event that received a lot of positive feedback from both employers and students, with one employer stating it “exceeded expectations”. The Career Services Office would like to thank everyone who participated and helped to make this another successful event!

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Attendees were: Arden Engineering, Pawtucket, RI; Bond Brothers, Providence, RI; Colt Builders, Warwick, RI; DeCristro Designs, Narragansett, RI; D’Ambra Construction, Warwick, RI; General Dynamics/Electric Boat, North Kingstown, RI; JH Lynch & Sons, Cumberland, RI; JL Marshall & Sons, Seekonk, MA; La-Z-Boy, Attleboro, MA; Millwork One, Cranston, RI; Rhode Island Builders Association, East Providence, RI; Riverhead Building Supply, North Kingstown, RI; Ryan Iron Works, Raynham, MA; Sherwood Lumber, Westport, MA; STV/Diversified Project Management, Hartford, CT; Sugrue & Associates, Scituate, RI and Thielsch Engineering/Creative Environment Corp., Cranston, RI.

Alumni: Jeremy Rogers (’14 CMTB), Arden Engineering; Christian Naula (’11 CMTB), Colt Builders Corp.; Brett Martins (’14 ABTA), J.H. Lynch & Sons, Inc.; Ashlee Acampora (’11 IDB), La-Z-Boy; Seth Golbitz (’14 ABTA), Ryan Iron Works; Tiffany Oest (’03 ABT), Sherwood Lumber; Forrest Smith (’14 ABTB); Thielsch Engineering/Creative Environment Corp.