NEIT Library teams up with Steam Ship Historical Society

SteamShip HistoricalSteam Ship Historical Society of America (SSHSA) has teamed up with New England Institute of Technology’s library in creating an exhibit to show off some of SSHSA’s collections and the maritime technology programs at NEIT.

One aspect of the exhibit is a brief overview of marine engines, from walking beam steam engines to nuclear power.  Stay tuned as we develop more programs around this exhibit!

Source: The Steamship Historical Society

Save the Date: Maritime Lecture

Summer, Marine Tech and Steamships!

Maritime Display in the Library!

The New England Institute of Technology and the Steamship Historical Society of America (SSHSA) have collaborated to bring you a fascinating display in the NEIT Library, East Greenwich campus. SSHSA is the world’s leading organization dedicated to recording, preserving and disseminating the history of engine-powered vessels.  SSHSA is newly located in the former NEIT library, 2500 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886.

This display features the NEIT Marine Technology program and maritime activities with artifacts from the Steamship Historical Society of America and books from the NEIT Library print collection.

Maritime Lecture in the Media Presentation Theater!

Also, save the date, Wednesday, 7/29/15 and come to the Media Presentation Theater at New England Tech to hear Eric Goetz speak on the evolution and history of composite boats. Eric Goetz is a builder of sailing vessels used in the America’s Cup, owner of Goetz Custom Boats, and co-founder of the Resolute Racing Shells Company and Chief Technology Officer at Composite Energy Technologies. Eric has been known throughout his career as a leader in boatbuilding technology and was one of the first builders to use carbon fiber to increase stiffness and remove weight from racing sailing vessels.

This lecture begins 7/29/2015 at 6:00pm, is free and open to the public

Hit the Links for NEIT Students

Flagship Staffing - 2014 Tournament’s Winning Foursome

Flagship Staffing – 2014 Tournament’s Winning Foursome

Mark your calendar for Monday, July 13, 2015, when the 6th annual New England Tech Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held at the Alpine Country Club in Cranston. For the third consecutive year, Terry Regan, President of Regan Heating and Air Conditioning, and 1984 NEIT grad Vincent Rossi, President of Rossi Electric, will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs for this year’s tournament. More than $83,000 was raised at the 2014 tournament to benefit NEIT’s Scholarship Fund.

The financial success of any fundraising event depends greatly on the generosity of sponsors. The 2015 Golf Committee is proud to announce this year’s sponsors to date. Platinum Sponsors: Regan Heating and Air Conditioning and DiFazio Site Corporation; Titanium Sponsor: Rossi Electric; Silver Sponsors: Chartwells, TD Bank, and DiSanto Priest & Co.; and Bronze Sponsors: Ruggieri Brothers, Inc., Synet, Inc., RI Security, Shawmut Metal Products, and Roney & Labinger, LLP.

“The golf tournament is a great way to connect with co-workers, alumni, sponsors, vendors and friends of the college while raising scholarship money for our students,” stated Joan Segerson, NEIT’s Director of Development and Alumni Relations. “Last year’s tournament was a great success on every level, and the 2015 Golf Committee is anxious to keep the momentum going.”

If you are interested in playing in the tournament or donating a tee sign, raffle item or auction prize, email Joan Segerson at or call ext. 3704. For more tournament information, visit


“The Dark Side of Money Laundering”

The New England Tech Library Presents:

EVENT has been rescheduled!

Thursday, May 7th, 6 – 7:30pm/ in the Media Presentation Theater on EG Campus

Guest speaker, Michael J. Messier
a first hand account of the US Drug Enforcement Administration’s [DEA] investigation of a Columbian drug trafficking organization.

Michael Messier is currently based in San Diego, California. Mr. Messier spent 15 years in domestic and Latin American operations of the US Drug Enforcement Administration [DEA].

As a guest speaker in the NEIT Library, Michael Messier will give us on a first-hand account — the colorful and realistic 3-year journey that focused on the money laundering techniques of a significant Columbian drug trafficking organization aligned with the North Valle Cartel.  You’ll hear about various investigative techniques employed such as identifying, infiltrating and dismantling this drug trafficking organization.  What did it take?  Jury subpoenas, undercover operations, use of confidential sources, as well as international cooperation between governments and law enforcement agencies of other countries.

ALL WELCOME!  Criminal Justice students take note!

Attention Class of 2015!

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Professional Development Seminars for HS educators

New England Institute of Technology will offer an eight-week spring session of free Professional Development Seminars for high school educators beginning Monday, April 6, 2015.

Classes will meet weekly, at the East Greenwich campus from 3:30 pm to 5:30 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:

Advanced Photoshop

Participants will  learn more advanced compositing and workflow features in Photoshop.  Demonstrations will include using the pen tool for accurate masking, editing photographs non-destructively in the camera RAW plugin, compositing glass, and getting around Photoshop’s 3D compositing and rendering environment.  **Attendees should have basic working knowledge of Photoshop.

This workshop will run on Thursdays, beginning April 9.

Offered by the Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design Technology Department

Class limit: 12 

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.

This workshop will run on Thursdays, beginning April 9.

Offered by the Business Management Technology Department

Class limit: 20 

Personal Cyber-Security

In today’s world of interconnected digital devices, the security of one’s personal information and communications is an ever-increasing concern.  From computers to tablets to smart phones and wireless communications, participants will learn how to better protect their personal information and communications through a series of non-technical discussions and hands-on exercises.  Participants will have achieved a greater understanding of the potential threats lurking in the “digital shadows,” how to recognize them, and how to protect against them.

This workshop will run on Wednesdays, beginning April 8.

Offered by the Information Technology Department

Materials required: 1 gb USB thumb drive 

Photoshop Web Design to HTML5 and CSS3

Participants will learn to design a web page interface using Adobe Photoshop CC and then build it using HTML5 and CSS3 code.  Topics covered include using Photoshop to design a web interface, slicing elements of the design in Photoshop and coding HTML5 and CSS3 to build and develop the web page.  Prior Photoshop knowledge is required.

This workshop will run on Mondays, beginning April 6.

Offered by the Information Technology Department

Class limit: 10 

Using Video to Make a More Interactive Classroom

Participants will learn the basics of video/visual production – shooting/lighting, editing and graphics.

This workshop will run on Wednesdays, beginning April 8.

Offered by the Digital Media Production Technology Department

Materials required: headphones, SD card grade 10

Class limit: 8 

To register for a seminar please forward the following information to Tarr Rugg’s attention at

High School

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.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to call or email, Tara Rugg.

Tara Rugg
Coordinator of High School Programs
New England Institute of Technology
2500 Post Road, Warwick, RI  02886
800-736-7744 ext. 3377

New England Tech Hosts TechArts Exhibition

East Greenwich, RI – New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) will host TechArts, an art exhibit showcasing the talents of its students, faculty and staff.  The public is invited to visit the library at NEIT’s East Greenwich Campus located at One New England Tech Blvd. from March 30th to June 6th and enjoy the many creative works on display.  All types of fine art and applied art will be exhibited including drawings, sculpture, photographs, paintings, handmade furniture, costumes, watercolors and more.

TechArts began as an art installation in 1995 offering the college community the opportunity to share their creativity.  The concept of TechArts resurfaced in 2004 when a committee of faculty and administrative staff members became fully committed to keeping this tradition alive as an annual event.  Art will continue to have a permanent place in the college’s 27,000 sq. ft. library.  Some of the student work on display is a product of the art-related humanities and social science courses offered at NEIT.

The New England Tech library is open Monday-Thursday from 7:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m., Friday from 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.  For more information, visit or contact Susan Warthman, MLIS, AHIP, Director of the Library and Information Commons at 401-739-5000, ext. 3553 or

Financial Planning for Alumni

Sometimes just hearing the phrase “financial planning” may cause a bit of anxiety. Whether you are planning for retirement or just starting out after graduation, it is important to have a solid grasp on your financial needs.

This spring, the New England Tech Alumni Association will sponsor financial planning sessions for alumni conducted by Pioneer Financial Group, a comprehensive financial services firm established in 1999, with headquarters in Warwick, RI, and additional branch offices in Westerly, RI, Avon, CT, Springfield, MA, and Mars Hill, ME.  Two programs will be offered, Financial Basics” and “Passport to Retirement”, which will help individuals plan for their future. 

“Financial Basics” is a three-hour session geared towards recent grads and alumni who seek financial guidance.  The class begins with the basics including how to establish a budget and the initial planning for retirement.  The course will be held at NEIT’s East Greenwich campus on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

“Passport to Retirement consists of two three-hour sessions.  This program will show how to define and create a retirement plan, assess the costs, evaluate sources of income, invest for the future, protect health and wealth, receive funds from retirement plans, and manage estate distribution.  The course will be held at the NEIT’s East Greenwich campus with two sessions available.  Session 1: Thursday, May 7, 2015 and Thursday, May 14, 2015. Session 2: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 and Tuesday, May 19, 2015.  Both sessions will run from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

For more information or to register contact Joan Segerson, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, at 401-739-5000 ext.  3704 or via email at

Animal Shelter Supply Drive

BradyMonday, March 2 – Friday, March 13, 2015

Coordinated by the Veterinary Technology Student Club 

Donation Box locations are located on all three campuses. All items donated will be donated to local animal shelters.   ITEMS REQUESTED: laundry detergent, dish soap, bleach, paper towels, canned cat food, unscented cat litter, dog and cat treats, new dog and cat toys, cat scratching posts, towels, blankets, cat and dog beds, new collars, leashes and harnesses, brushes, combs and grooming supplies.

Your help is GREATLY appreciated!

Art of Animation and Story Telling – The Rhode Show

WPRI’s The Rhode Show had a fantastic segment about animation and gaming aired on Thursday, February 26, 2015.

“Story and Animation Masterclass” completely sold out last time so early registration is recommended. For the workshop curriculum and registration information, visit or contact Cheryl Booker, Training Coordinator at New England Tech, at 401-780-4345 or