A Bright Future

Great story from Advanced for Medical Laboratory Professionals about “A Bright Future” for Medical Laboratory Technicians.

A Bright FutureClick here to read the full story

Medical Laboratory Technology

  • Act as detectives for physicians
  • Perform and analyze tests on blood, urine, and other body tissues to help solve mysteries for physicians
  • Provide 85% of the information needed to aid in diagnosis, treatment, or management of disease
  • “The hidden profession that saves lives”
  • Perfect for those who want to work in healthcare and help people but don’t want to be in the front line
  • According to BLS, there will be a need for 48,000 more MLTs by the year 2022 (about a 30% increase). This is due to the aging workforce, longer life expectancy, increased access to health insurance
  • From a 2013 survey, 42% of laboratory professionals are in the age group 56-65
    • Within the next 5 years, half of them will retire creating more “work” for the lab
    • We will need to replace them and then some equaling about 500,000 jobs nationwide

To learn how to get started on your associate degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and to schedule a visit to our NEW campus, please call Admissions at 800-736-7744, ext. 3357, or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.

2013-2014 RI FIRST Tech Challenge Awards New England Institute of Technology

rhode island first robotics Inspire Award

This formally judged award is given to the team that truly embodied the ‘challenge’ of the FTC program. The team that receives this award is chosen by the judges as having best represented a ‘role-model’ FTC Team. This team is a top contender for all other judging categories and is a strong competitor on the field. The Inspire Award Winner is an inspiration to other teams, acting with Gracious Professionalism™ both on and off the playing field. This team is able to communicate their experiences, enthusiasm and knowledge to other teams, sponsors, and the Judges. Working as a unit, this team will have demonstrated success in accomplishing the task of creating a working and competitive robot.

Three teams considered:

1. 121-Aquidneck Island Robotics,

2. 6217-The Fellowship (Scituate, Foster)

3. 5030-Ladybots Mt Hope HS

Winner 6217 The Fellowship (Scituate, Foster)

Team 6217 The Fellowship (Scituate, Foster) as the Inspire winner and  5030 Ladybots  from Mt Hope HS as Inspire winner 2nd place will advance from the RI  FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship Tournament to one of four Super-Regional Championship Tournaments before advancing to the FTC World Championship. The East Super-Regional will be held April 3-5, 2014 at the York Expo Center in historic York, Pennsylvania.

Rockwell Collins Innovate Award

The Rockwell Collins Innovate Award celebrates a team that not only thinks outside the box, but also has the ingenuity and inventiveness to make their designs come to life. This judged award is given to the team that has the most innovative and creative robot design solution to any or all specific field elements or components in the FTC game. Elements of this award include elegant design, robustness, and ‘out of the box’ thinking related to design. This award may address the design of the whole robot, or of a sub-assembly attached to the robot. The creative component must work consistently, but a robot does not have to work all the time during matches to be considered for this award. The team’s Engineering Notebook should be marked with journal entries to show the design of the component(s) and the team’s robot in order to be eligible for this award, and entries should describe succinctly how the team arrived at that solution.

Three teams considered:

1.  121 Aquidneck Island Robotics,

2.149 Hendricken HS,

3. 154 Renegade Robotics Northern RI

Winner 121 Aquidneck Island Robotics

PTC Design Award

This judged award recognizes design elements of the robot that are both functional and aesthetic. All successful robots have innovative design aspects; however, the PTC Design Award is presented to teams that incorporate industrial design elements into their solution. These design elements could simplify the robot’s appearance by giving it a clean look, be decorative in nature, or otherwise express the creativity of the team. The winning design should not compromise the practical operation of the robots but complement its purpose. This award is sponsored by Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), developers of the CAD tools, Creo and Mathcad. PTC gives licenses to the FTC student teams for these software products to help them with their designs. Use of these tools is not required to be eligible; however, teams that use them in their design are given extra consideration for this award.

Three teams considered :

1. 154 Renegade Robotics Northern RI,

2. 5468 Knox Home Robotics (Scituate, Foster),

3. 5030 Ladybots Mt Hope HS

Winner   154 Renegade Robotics Northern RI

Connect Award

This judged award is given to the team that most connected with their

local community and the engineering community. A true FIRST team is more than a sum of its parts, and recognizes that its schools and communities play an essential part to their success. The recipient of this award is recognized for helping the community understand FIRST, the FTC, and the team itself. The team that wins this award is aggressively seeking engineers and exploring the opportunities available in the world of engineering, science and technology. In addition, this team has a clear Business or Strategic Plan and has identified steps to achieve their goals.

Three teams considered:

1. 5468 Knox Home Robotics,

2. 652-Underdogs Mt. Hope HS,

3. 5030 Ladybots Mt. Hope HS

Winner :5468 Knox Home Robotics (Foster)

Motivate Award

This judged award celebrates the team that exemplifies the essence of the FTC competition through team building, team spirit and enthusiasm. They celebrate their team, their individuality and their spirit through costumes and fun outfits, a team cheer and their outstanding spirit. This team has also made a collective effort to make FIRST known throughout their school and community.

Three teams considered:

1. 652 Underdogs Mt. Hope HS,

2. 4578 North Providence HS Tech Club,

3. 6217 The Fellowship ( Scituate, Foster)

Winner: 652 Underdogs Mt. Hope HS

Think Award

This judged award is given to the team that best reflects the “journey” the team took as they experienced the engineering design process during the build season. The engineering section of the notebook is the key reference for judges to help identify the most deserving team. The team’s engineering notebook should focus on the design and build stage of the team’s robot. Journal entries of interest to judges for this award will include those describing the underlying science and mathematics of the robot design and game strategies, the designs, re-designs, successes, and those ‘interesting moments’ when things weren’t going as planned.

A team is not a candidate for this award if they have not completed the Engineering section of the Engineering Notebook.

Three teams considered:

1. 3901 Wm. Davies Career and Tech HS,

2. 5468 Knox Home Robotics (Foster),

3. 7046 Slater Jr. High School (Pawtucket)

Winner:  7046 Slater Jr. High School  (Pawtucket)

Promote Award

The Promote Award is given to the team that is most successful in creating a compelling video message for the public designed to change our culture and celebrate science, technology, engineering and math.

Teams considered:

1. 6217 The Fellowship,

2. 657 Providence Career and Tech Academy

Winner: 6217 The Fellowship (Scituate, Foster)

Compass Award

An FTC team is about more than building robots, and competing at tournaments, it is a journey to a destination through trial and error, success and failure, with challenging new technology and obstacles to navigate where no road maps are provided. How does a team find their way?

The Compass Award recognizes an adult Coach or Mentor who has provided outstanding guidance and support for a team throughout the year. The winner of the Compass Award will be determined from candidates nominated by FTC team members, via a 40-60 second video submission, highlighting how their Mentor has helped them become a champion team. We want to hear what sets the Mentor apart.

Two Teams considered:

1. 121 Aquidneck Island  Robotics,

2. 6217 The Fellowship (Scituate, Foster)

Winner: 121 Aquidneck Island Robotics

The Final match of the day:

Winning Alliance Award

This award will be given to the winning alliance (three teams) represented in the final match of the day.

Captain _154 Renegade Robotics Northern RI_

Partner 1: 5468 Knox Home Robotics

Partner 2:  4531 Looney Tuned Robotics Mt Hope HS

Finalist Alliance Award

This award will be given to the finalist alliance (three teams) represented in the final match.

Captain: 121 Aquidneck Island Robotics

Partner 1: 651 Coventry HS

Partner 2: 5801  Providence Career and Tech Academy

Team 154 Renegade Robotics of Northern RI as Captain of the winning alliance will advance from the RI FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship Tournament to one of four Super-Regional Championship Tournaments before advancing to the FTC World Championship. The East Super-Regional will be held April 3-5, 2014 at the York Expo Center in historic York, Pennsylvania.

For additional questions please contact Erin Flynn at eflynn@neit.edu.

Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute and New England Institute of Technology Signed Two New Articulation Agreements

As it continues to seek access to higher education for qualified students, The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) and New England Institute of Technology, Rhode Island, signed two new articulation agreements last month.

New England Tech

The technical schools now have articulation agreements in Information Technology, Cyber Security, and Information Technology Network Engineering.

The agreements facilitate BTVI’s students’ matriculation from the Information Technology Management Associate’s degree program into New England Tech’s Information Technology Network Engineering and Information Technology Cyber Security Bachelor’s degrees programs.  The small, private college has approximately 3,000 students of which 30 are Bahamians.

College Admissions: 5 Majors You Need to Choose Before You Apply

GoLocalProv logoGoLocalProv recently posted an article discussing the five majors/programs that all students applying to college should take a look at. Of those programs (Engineering, Architecture, Health Sciences, Bachelor of Fine Arts Programs and Business)

New England Tech offers degrees and courses in four out of the five!

The following is an excerpt of an article from GoLocalProv – to read the entire article, click here.

While many students will apply to colleges with a major designation of “undecided”, there are pitfalls to doing that. In larger universities, it can be VERY difficult to switch from the colleges of arts and sciences into the business or engineering college. Other times, a major like nursing or physical therapy may be filled and not have openings after freshman year.

Occasionally, students will not even think when they are applying to a college that the school does not offer some of the majors that they may want to pursue. For instance, very few colleges have architecture at the undergraduate level. Thinking all of this through is critical before you finalize your college selections and fill out your apps. Here are some of the majors that usually require you to apply as a freshman or you will miss out.

To continue reading the article, and to learn more about each of the five selected programs/majors, click here!

New England Tech In The News

The New England Institute of Technology was in the news recently. It wasn’t for any acknowledgement of our students, faculty, staff, or curriculum.

No, this was something much less… serious.

On Monday, May 6 police were called to the East Greenwich campus of the college to investigate a hen being dropped off in the parking lot. According to East Greenwich Patch, a car drove into the parking lot, popped the trunk, and the hen jumped out. The individual who called police was unable to obtain the license plate number of the car in question.

When animal control arrived on the scene, they caught the hen in an animal carrier and brought it to the police station while making arrangements for the hen to be seen at North Kingstown Animal Hospital. Before the hen was able to be transported to the animal hospital for further examination – it laid an egg.

The Patch has not reported who took possession of the egg after the incident.

Terry Bradshaw to Deliver New England Tech Commencement Address

BUSINESS AND CIVIC LEADER JOHN HAZEN WHITE, JR. TO BE HONORED

Terry Bradshaw

Terry Bradshaw

Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback, sports analyst, actor, author, and gospel singer Terry Bradshaw will deliver the commencement address to New England Institute of Technology graduates on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Bradshaw was the first quarterback to win four Super Bowl titles and led his team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, to eight AFC championships. He is the only NFL player with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is a two-time Super Bowl MVP and received the NFL Alumni’s Career Achievement Award. He was also named Player of the Year by the Associated Press.

Bradshaw co-hosts the Emmy award winning program FOX NFL Sunday and is recognized as one of the best-known broadcasters in sports. He’s built his career around his passion for football, but his interests have taken him far from the football field. He’s acted in feature films including the hit Failure to Launch with Sarah Jessica Parker. He’s lent his unique voice to the animated film Robots and has guest starred in numerous TV shows including Everybody Loves Raymond, Malcolm in the Middle and Hardcastle and McCormick. He is one of the most sought after personalities for TV talk shows and has appeared on virtually every show on air, including numerous appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Bradshaw also launched a successful country singing career and has authored five books.

During his long and diverse career, Bradshaw has worked to help others. He’s raised money and awareness for numerous charitable organizations and also started a program to feed the hungry called Food for Families. Beyond funding the project himself, he also raises the livestock and has provided meals for nearly 100-thousand families. He has been named Man of the Year by the Big Sisters of America and Father of the Year by the National Father’s Day Council. He will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters during New England Tech’s commencement.

John Hazen White, Jr.

John Hazen White, Jr.

An honorary doctor of humane letters will also be presented to John Hazen White, Jr. who is a prominent Rhode Island business leader and civic activist. Mr. White is president of Taco, Inc., a third-generation, $200 million manufacturing company headquartered in Cranston, Rhode Island. Taco is a world-class manufacturer of pumps, valves, tanks, electric controls and other components used in heating and cooling applications. The company is known for empowering its employees through education and involvement in all levels of decision making. White is deeply committed to education, the arts and in working to improve Rhode Island’s business and political climate. He writes a bi-weekly newspaper column which focuses on issues of concern to Rhode Islanders and has hosted a public affairs and advocacy TV show called Lookout. He is a visiting professor and trustee at Johnson & Wales University, and a trustee of Wheaton College and of the Williston Northampton School. He has served on the boards of the Rhode Island Economic Policy Council, The Rhode Island Philharmonic, Women & Infants’ Hospital and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Center for Performance Excellence. He was also the founding member of the Rhode Island Manufacturing Summit, a non-partisan coalition of manufacturing and business interests that worked to improve manufacturing in the Ocean State.

This year marks New England Institute of Technology’s 72nd commencement ceremony. Commencement begins at 11 a.m. on May 5, 2013 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.

 

New England Tech Students Win at RI SkillsUSA Awards Ceremony

On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, the Rhode Island chapter of SkillsUSA held their annual awards ceremony at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence, RI. First place winners will go to the national competition in Kansas City, MO,  in June to compete against other top college students from across the country.

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New England Tech students accepting their RI SkillsUSA awards.

New England Tech is pleased to announce that we have five gold medalists competing in the national competition this year. They are: 

Architectural Drafting

  • 1st place: Rachael Calder  

Crime Scene Investigation – 3 person team

  • 1st place:  Sara Vincent, Alicia Caruso, Tamena Amini
  • 2nd place: Greg Marshall, Tara Integlia, Jeff Willis

Automotive Service Technology

  •  1st place:  Robert Perillo
  •  2nd place:  John Grioli
  •  3rd place: Sam Anyzeski

SkillsUSA is national organization serving more than 264,500 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations.

 SkillsUSA programs include local, state, and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. During the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, more than 4,500 students compete in 77 occupational and leadership skill areas. SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the classroom.

Steve Kitchin Hits the Airwaves on NPR

Steve Kitchin Hits the Airways    

Steve Kitchin, NEIT’s Vice President for Corporate Education and Training, was invited by RI Public Radio to serve as a panelist at a public discussion series called “Policy & Pinot” held on February 12th at the Providence Athenaeum on Benefit St., in Providence.  The event was open to the public, and the program also aired on February 17th.  Fellow panelists included David Abbott, Deputy Rhode Island Commissioner of Education, Katherine Bergeron, Dean of the College at Brown University, and John Hazen White, Jr., President of Taco, Inc. The discussion included how advances in technology have changed the types of skills needed to obtain a well-paying job. This special event was supported by the NEIT’s Center for Technology and Industry.

Renowned Professor, Dr. Woodie Flowers attends New England Tech FIRST Robotics

Dr. Woodie Flowers attends NEIT FIRST Robotics Championship.

The Dr. is the Pappalardo Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Distinguished Partner at Olin College.

He has served as a National Advisor to FIRST since the inception of the FIRST Robotics Competition.

Dr. Flowers helped create MIT’s renowned course “Introduction to Design.” He also received national recognition in his role as host for the PBS television series Scientific American Frontiers from 1990 to 1993 and received a New England EMMY Award for a special PBS program on design. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He recently received The Joel and Ruth Spria Outstanding Design Educator Award from ASME, a Public Service Medal from NASA, and a Doctor Honoris Causa from Andreas Bello University in Chile. He is a MacVicar Faculty Fellow at MIT for extraordinary contributions to undergraduate education. He was also the Inaugural Recipient of the Woodie Flowers Award by FIRST.

Currently, Dr. Flowers is a director of three companies. He and his wife Margaret live in Weston, Massachusetts.

The 2012-2013 Rhode Island FIRST Tech Challenge Championship will be held at the New England Institute of Technology Automotive Campus on Saturday, February 9, 2013.

 

Seasons Greetings from New England Tech!

New England Tech President, Richard Gouse Wishes Everyone A Happy Holiday

Holiday Greetings - from New England Tech President, Richard Gouse

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