For additional info please contact Joan Segerson by phone at 401-739-5000 ext. 3704 or by email at email@example.com. You can also visit Alumni-Association.
Steven H. Kitchin, Vice President for Corporate Education and Training at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the college has once again been selected as an exclusive host site for an exceptional two-day workshop, “Story and Animation Masterclass.” This workshop is scheduled for April 10-11, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at New England Tech’s East Greenwich, Rhode Island campus located at One New England Tech Blvd. Two top professionals from Pixar Animation Studios, Matthew Luhn and Andrew Gordon, will share their creativity and expertise.
Luhn and Gordon will enlighten participants with the tools needed to help create original stories and feature-quality animation. Individuals will also have a unique opportunity to meet and network with others in the animation industry.
Matthew Luhn began his career at Pixar Animation Studios in 1992 as an animator on the first Toy Story film. Since that time, Luhn has developed stories and characters for four Academy Award® and four Golden Globe-winning movies. His credits include all three Toy Story movies, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, Cars, Ratatouille, UP, Monsters University, Toy Story of Terror! and The Simpsons. With more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Luhn has been inspiring and teaching directors, writers, storyboard artists, animators, and business professionals all over the world on how to create successful stories with memorable characters through these workshops.
Andrew Gordon has been animating characters professionally for more than 20 years. He joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1997 where he has been an animator for feature films such as, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2 & 3, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Ratatouille.
He was the supervising animator for the Academy Award® nominated short film Presto. Since 2000, Gordon has been teaching animation workshops throughout the world including the Far East, Europe, Australia, and Canada.
“Story and Animation Masterclass” will appeal to a wide audience at all levels of skill and experience including 2D/3D animators; character designers and artists; writers, script and story writers, and storytellers; filmmaker and developers of feature films, short films, on-line works and websites; developers and designers of video games, on-line games and mobile apps; authors and publishers; storyboard artists, cartoonists, illustrators and graphic designers; software developers especially for 2D/3D animation, modeling, composing, motion, VFX, simulation and rendering; students and educators; and animation/story enthusiasts.
Kitchin stated, “In 2012, Matthew and Andrew presented a workshop at New England Tech and captivated the participants with their knowledge and creativity. We are thrilled to have them back for an encore as part of our 75th Anniversary series of workshops and events. This truly is a rare and exciting opportunity to learn from the industry’s top talent.”
“Story and Animation Masterclass” completely sold out last time so early registration is recommended. For the workshop curriculum and registration information, visit www.neit.edu/animation or contact Cheryl Booker, Training Coordinator at New England Tech, at 401-780-4345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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DUE to impending Snow Storm on Wednesday and Thursday, March 4th and March 5th, we have rescheduled the Technology Career Expo to Thursday, MARCH 12, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
This event is for New England Tech students and graduates ONLY.
Please join us for our annual Technology Career Expo
on Thursday, March 5, 2015. This event will be held on all three levels of Tech Way on the East Greenwich Campus from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. This is a private event, open only to NEIT students and graduates, with over 80 companies set to attend. So take advantage of this great networking opportunity! Be sure to have your resumes ready and to dress in appropriate business attire. Current students from all quarters and graduates from the following technologies are encouraged to attend: ABT (AS/BS), CJ (AS/BS), CMT (BS), CYBT (BS), DRA, ELY, EST, EET/ELT (BS), GDS (AS/BS), GMW, ID (AS/BS), ITN (AS/BS), ITS (AS/BS), MCT (AS/BS), MGT (AS/BS), VAP, VGD (AS/BS). If you have any questions, contact the Career Services Office at 401-739-5000 x3458.
As of 3/11/2015:
East Greenwich, RI – New England Institute of Technology will sponsor the ninth annual FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge on Saturday, January 31, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Serving as Rhode Island’s FIRST® Tech Challenge Affiliate Partner, NEIT will host 33 Rhode Island middle and high school robotics teams at the college’s Center for Automotive Technology located at 101 Access Road, Warwick, Rhode Island.
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 will compete for the chance to travel to regional and national competitions.
New England Tech will serve as the central point of contact for all participating teams. The event is free and open to the public. For more information on the FIRST® Tech Challenge, contact Erin Flynn, Manager of Admissions Outreach and Events at New England Tech at 401-739-5000, ext. 3462 or by email email@example.com. To learn more about the FIRST® organization, please visit www.usfirst.org.
DUE to impending Snow Storm on Monday and possibly Tuesday, February 10, 2015, we have rescheduled the Transportation Technology Career Fair to MARCH 10, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 9:30 am to 12 pm the Career Services Office will be hosting its annual Transportation Technology Career Fair on the Access Road Campus – 101 Access Road, Warwick, RI 02886. This is a private event, open only to NEIT students and graduates, so take advantage of this great networking opportunity! Current students from all quarters are encouraged to attend. Be sure to have your resumes ready and to dress in appropriate business attire. If you have any questions, contact the Career Services Office at 401-739-5000 x3458.
List of participating companies (as of 3/6/2015):
- Balise VW, West Warwick, RI – www.balisevw.com
- Boat Works of So. Windsor, So. Windsor, CT – www.ctboatworks.com
- Boch Automotive, Norwood, MA – www.boch.com
- Boston BoatWorks, Charlestown, MA – www.mjmyachts.com
- Carriage House of New London Mercedes-Benz, New London, CT – www.mercedesct.com
- Cumberland Gulf Goup, Framingham, MA – www.cumberlandfarms.com
- D & D Auto Body, Norwood, MA – www.ddautobodyinc.com
- Dejana Truck & Utility Company, Kings Park, NY – www.dejana.com
- Enterprise Rent a Car, Cranston, RI – www.go.enterprise.com
- Flood Ford / Quick Lane, East Greenwich, RI – www.floodauto.com
- GEICO, various NE locations – www.geico.com
- General Dynamics Electric Boat, North Kingstown, RI – www.gdeb.com
- Hertz, Cranston, RI – www.hertz.com
- Inskip’s Warwick Automall, Warwick, RI – www.warwickautomall.com
- Milton Cat, Milford, MA – www.miltoncat.com
- Nationwide Insurance, Harrisburg, PA – www.nationwide.com
- Newport Shipyard, Newport, RI – www.newportshipyard.com
- Oak Leaf Marina, Old Saybrook, CT – www.oakleafmarina.com
- Orleans Auto Supply, Hyannis, MA – www.orleansautosupply.com
- Pep Boys, W. Warwick, RI – www.pepboys.com
- Rhode Island Air National Guard, Cranston, RI – www.goang.com
- State Auto Body, Providence, RI – www.stateautobodyri.com
- Sullivan Tire, Taunton, MA – www.sullivantire.com
- Tasca Automotive Group, Cranston, RI – www.tasca.com
- Toyota of Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA – www.toyotaofdartmouth.com
- TravelCenters of America, Willington, CT – www.tatravelcenters.com
- Wagner Audi of Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, MA – www.audishrewsbury.com
- Wagner BMW of Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, MA – www.wagnerbmwofshrewsbury.com
- Wagner Mercedes of Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, MA – www.wagnermercedesofshrewsbury.com
- Wurth USA, Ramsey, NJ – www.wurthusa.com
*Check back often for the most up-to-date list of attending companies.
The Video Game Design Technology program held its 5th Annual NEIT Power Game Day on October 24th with a record audience in attendance. Students were treated to industry insights from speakers from Sonalysts Studios, Defective Studios, WGBH Digital, Dassault Systemes SIMULA, Muzzy Lane Studios, Fablevision, Disco Pixel, VT MAK DiGuy, and animator and NEIT adjunct instructor Pete Paquette.
During the mini-trade fair, students interacted with the speakers to gain additional information and to network. Several student teams exhibited games they had created and developed in their coursework, getting valuable feedback from the crowd of game testers.
Evening video game tournaments were sponsored by NEIT’s Game Developer’s Network Student Club. The event was a fundraiser with all proceeds going to Hasbro Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network as part of the national “Extra Life” gaming marathon fundraisers. Winners were crowned in three tournament games, Guitar Hero, Super Mario Brother’s Smash Mouth, and Injustice.
For the Fourth year in a row, New England Institute of Technology is set to host Global Game Jam from January 23 to January 25, 2015!
For 48 hours teams from across the country and around the world will collaborate to fully conceptualize and develop a video game, from start to finish.
If you’re interested in participating in Game Jam at the New England Tech campus, you’re in luck. We’re currently accepting registrations. You do not need to be a New England Tech student, however you must be at least 18 years old. If you decide to participate at New England Tech you’ll have access to our cutting edge computer labs (11 PC labs and 3 Mac labs!) and facilities, as well as refreshments throughout the duration of the Game Jam.