It was a great few days with everyone from WordCamp RI on campus. We hope everyone had an awesome time here at New England Tech.
Contact Joan Segerson, Director of Development/Alumni Relations for more information at 401-739-5000, ext 3704 or email@example.com.
New England Tech hosted its 6th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Monday, July 13, 2015, at Alpine Country Club in Cranston, RI.
Thirty-five foursomes competed for the tournament’s number one spot. Congratulations goes to the 1st place foursome of Tom Forsythe, John Sayles, Frank Previti and Brendan McLaughlin from DiSanto, Priest & Co. Each of these players received a $150 gift certificate to La Masseria Restaurant in East Greenwich, RI. For Tom Forsythe (pictured in the red shirt) the event was especially exciting when he shot a hole-in-one on the 12th hole, winning a Krank Golf Formula 5 Driver sponsored by BMW of Warwick. Tom also won the “closest to the pin” contest since you can’t get much closer than that!
Second place winners were Robert Rainville, Alan Lao, John McNulty and Charlie Perry representing Ruggieri Brothers, Inc. Each player received a $100 gift certificate to Besos Tea House in East Greenwich, RI. Third place went to Greg Coady, Matt Finger, Kerry Cole, and John Feldman representing Chartwells. Each player received a $50 gift certificate to Bistro 9 in East Greenwich, RI. Our thanks to these establishments for their generous donations.
Winners of the Longest Drive contest were Robin Degraide from Design Fabricators and Nick Soares from Anodyne, Corporation.
The success of the golf tournament is attributed sponsors, players and in-kind donors. It is with great appreciation that we acknowledge those sponsors who made the tournament one to remember.
DiFazio Site Corporation
Regan Heating and Air Conditioning
DiSanto Priest & Co.
Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.
Checkmate Consulting Group
Dennis Leonardo Builders, Inc.
Delta Dental of RI, Inc.
Design Fabricators, Inc.
Roney & Labinger
Ruggieri Brothers, Inc.
Saccoccio & Associates, Inc.
Shawmut Metal Products
United Health Services of RI, Inc.
Portfolio Strategy Group
Shawmut Design & Construction
Affinity Partner Sponsor
Liberty Mutual Insurance
BMW of Warwick
Ocean Spray and George DaCosta
Foley Food Service
Action Auto Parts
AMPM Facility Services
Big Blue Bug Solutions
Bucci Insurance Group
Crown Supply Company
East Greenwich Rotary
Electrical Wholesalers, Inc.
Fiduciary Investment Advisors, LLC
J.J. McNamara and Son, Inc.
Pioneeer Financial and Don Horn
Rhode Island Cleaning Services, Inc.
Robert N. Karpp, Co.
Target Direct Marketing, Inc.
The event will take place in front of the Criminal Justice Building (AD) which is located at the Access Road campus. The students and faculty of the NEIT Criminal Justice Technology would be honored to have you attend this event. We expect the ceremony to be approximately 30 minutes in length and will include representatives from a variety of law enforcement agencies from our area. Current and former CJ students will participate in the ceremony as well.
You are invited!
RI FIRST Tech Challenge 10th Season!
2015-2016 Season Kick-off
Saturday September 12, 2015
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 2015-2016 robotic seasons!
The FIRST Robotic Kickoff will feature a keynote presentation from Electric Boat as well as workshops offered by RI students. The 2016 game will be revealed for the first time. Groups interested in establishing a FIRST Tech Challenge Robotic team are encouraged to attend. Bring your robot and try out the new game!
Saturday September 12, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Registration at 8:30 am
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 8th 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. For more information on New England Tech go to www.neit.edu.
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 golf is FREE to play and includes a cart.
Date: Friday, September 11, 2015
Tee Time: 12:00 p.m.
Meal Cost: Lunch is approximately $15.00 (menu items to be determined), following the tournament
Course: East Greenwich Golf Club, 1646 Division Road, East Greenwich, RI 02818
If you are interested in playing please email AUT Instructor, Bob Kennedy, Rkennedy@neit.edu.
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!
The tournament is open to ALL students at NEIT, not just those in the student golf club.
This year marks the tenth season that New England Tech has served as the sponsor and host for this exciting robotics competition. Students involved in FIRST® learn how science and technology play a key role in the real world while gaining important life skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication and teamwork. New this season, teams will be using a new robot control system that utilizes Android devices and Java. For more information, please visit www.usfirst.org
This year’s FIRST® state tournament will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at NEIT’s Center for Automotive Technology, 101 Access Road, Warwick, RI. Last year, 48 teams participated. The goal is to increase that number to 55 teams for the upcoming season. All middle and high school teams interested in participating in the state tournament must first compete in one of four pre-qualifier mini competitions to be held on November 7th, November 14th, December 5th and December 19th at NEIT’s East Greenwich campus.
Erin Flynn, NEIT’s Manager of Admissions Outreach and Events, serves as Rhode Island’s FIRST® Tech Challenge Affiliate Partner. She may be reached at 401-739-5000, ext. 3462 or at email@example.com for more information.
East Greenwich, RI – New England Institute Technology is pleased to announce that the college will host the WordPress WordCamp RI workshop on September 25-26, 2015, at its East Greenwich campus located at One New England Tech Blvd. WordPress originated in 2003 as an easy-to-use blogging platform. It has since grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world and is now the system used by millions of websites globally.
WordCamp RI will present an exciting roster of speakers to assist individuals with the WordPress program. Renowned experts will discuss best practices for using a WordPress site ranging from those attendees new to website development and blogging as well as experienced app developers. Admission includes entrance for both days of the conference, lunch, refreshments, a WordCamp t-shirt, and reception. To register, visit https://rhodeisland.wordcamp.org/2015/tickets/.
Admission also includes one-on-one consultations at the popular Happiness Bar (aka “Help Desk”). Attendees may bring their laptops and receive assistance with their WordPress sites.
On Friday, September 25th, there will be three in-depth seminars on “WordPress Setup and Installation,” “Getting To Know Sass to Become a Stronger, More Efficient Front End Developer,” and “How You Can Contribute to the WordPress Core Functions.” Friday’s program will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, September 26th, will include a series of seminars throughout the day covering topics such as adapting a WordPress site to various needs by doing your own coding, making your website mesh with your business needs, and breaking down the various components of WordPress and how you can use them. Saturday’s hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with registration starting at 8:00 a.m.
Co-organizer of WordCamp RI and president of the Linchpin Agency, Aaron Ware stated, “It’s hard to paint the value attendees get out of WordCamp RI. There are amazing speakers, the Happiness Bar help desk staffed with knowledgeable volunteers, and opportunities to network.” Ware also points out, “This year’s location, New England Tech in East Greenwich, is central, just a 20-minute or less drive for most Rhode Islanders. It’s right off the highway with ample free parking.”
Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Tech stated, “Since WordPress is an integral part of the college’s Associate in Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs in Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design, we are very pleased to host WordCamp RI. Knowing that WordCamp workshops are held internationally, our college community is proud to be associated with this outstanding organization.”
For more information call Aaron Ware, WordCamp RI co-organizer at 401-305-5228 or visit https://rhodeisland.wordcamp.org/2015/contact/.
On Wednesday, September 2nd the Career Services Office will be offering Open Lab Resume Workshops to all currently enrolled students. Two sessions will be offered, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. They will be held on the East Greenwich campus in room S214. The workshops will focus on resumes, cover letters, and reference sheets and is open to students from all technologies.
To register for an Open Lab Resume Workshop, please click here.
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