Criminal Justice Students visit Boston

25a-CJ Club  Page 6On May 15, 2015, the NEIT Criminal Justice Club took a field trip to Boston to visit the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Police Memorial. This trip coincided with National Police Memorial Day. The memorial, located in Ashbury Park, is just steps away from the Massachusetts State House. The names of all Massachusetts police officers killed in the line of duty are inscribed on the memorial including the most recent name to be added, that of Off. Sean Collier of the MIT Police Department who was killed by the terrorists responsible for the Boston Marathon Bombings.  A police officer is killed in the line of duty in the United States approximately every 56 hours.  May, 2015, saw 16 line of duty deaths nationwide.  The students also visited the finish line of the Boston Marathon, which has taken on a new meaning since the events of April, 2013.

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VET Tech students attend Annual Convention

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Pictured back row from left: Laure Wajda, Alison Silveira, Rachel Barile, Dr. Darlene Jones-VET Department Chair, Maria Veliz, and Ashlee Julius.  Front row from left:  Sydni Martin and Jennifer Demers.

Veterinary Technology (VET) students and graduates attended the 152nd Annual American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention held July 10-14, 2015, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.   The 8,900 convention attendees included veterinarians, veterinary students, veterinary technicians, veterinary technician students, and exhibitors.  Nearly 590 attendees were veterinary technicians or veterinary technician students.  More than 1,000 educational sessions and 300 exhibitors were on hand.  The college’s VET students received complimentary registration provided by the AVMA.

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Mechanical Engineering Grad Shoots for the Moon!

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Alexandrea Pimental

Alexandrea Pimental graduated from NEIT in May, 2015, with an Associate in Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. A U.S. Navy Veteran, Alexandrea’s ultimate goal is to one day become an astronaut. This fall, she will combine her passion for physical fitness and mechanical engineering as she continues her studies at Brown University where she will work towards completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomechanical Engineering. There are many steps Alexandrea must complete on her journey to becoming an astronaut.  This very ambitious and extremely focused young woman shares her insights with Tech News readers. 

What made you decide to attend NEIT for your degree? 

When I graduated from Cumberland High School in 2006, I decided to join the U.S. Navy rather than head right off to college as many of my friends did. In October of that same year, I enlisted in the Navy and shipped off to boot camp for eight weeks in Great Lakes, Illinois, in February, 2007.  From there, I trained in Pensacola, Florida, to become a Cryptologic Technician (CT).  I served as a CT for two years at Fort Meade, Maryland, and for three years in Kunia, Hawaii.  During my time in Hawaii, I volunteered to deploy to Baghdad, Iraq, for six months.  I then returned to Kunia to complete my tour of duty. 

Upon separation from the Navy, my original plan was to continue working for the government as a civilian.  While I was waiting to get hired for a government-contracting job, my brother, who graduated from New England Tech in March 2005, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Building Engineering Technology, suggested I take a look at the many programs offered at NEIT.  Both my fiancée and I found programs that we were interested in pursuing and enrolled in October, 2013.  New England Tech’s quarter system allowed us to begin classes immediately. We both graduated in May, 2015.  Interestingly enough, my fiancé earned the “Best of Tech” award for the Software Engineering program. 

How did you choose your program? 

I chose the Mechanical Engineering Technology program for a couple of reasons.  First, I researched the possibility of working at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, RI, and when doing so, I learned that many of the employees had mechanical engineering degrees. My ultimate goal is to one day become an astronaut, and once again I found that many astronauts have mechanical engineering degrees. NEIT’s hands-on approach to Mechanical Engineering was of great interest to me.  I was impressed with the level of critical thinking, creativity, and excitement that I felt while involved in this program.

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IT Student and Army Veteran Receives Scholarship

Kyle Daun

Kyle Daun

Congratulations to Kyle Daun, a Bachelor of Science degree student in NEIT’s Information Technology/Cybersecurity program, on receiving a generous scholarship from Lighthouse Computer Services through Tech Collective, Rhode Island’s Bioscience and Information Technology Industry Association. Lighthouse Computer Services awards scholarships to Rhode Island students enrolled in Information Technology programs at a Rhode Island college or university and with an affiliation to one of the five U.S. Military branches. Kyle enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 17 and served as a Military Police Officer for 12 years, stationed in Missouri, Germany, Hawaii and Virginia. Knowing a college degree would advance his career, this devoted husband and father of four young boys decided to enroll at NEIT. Still in the Army Reserves Kyle stated, “Enlisting in the Army after high school was the best choice for me.”  This well-deserved scholarship could not have been awarded to a more worthy individual. Great job, Kyle!

Criminal Justice Club will be hosting a September 11th Remembrance

On Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 10:30 am the NEIT Criminal Justice Club will be hosting a September 11th Remembrance Ceremony.

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.

Summer Quarter soccer tournament

IMG_0237On August 7th, a gorgeous Friday, NEIT’s Student Activities Office held its first Summer Quarter soccer tournament.  The Blue and Orange teams played two 25-minute halves, with the Blue team winning 5 to 4.

Ezekiel Shiell scored two early goals that gave the Blue team an early advantage. Ezekiel’s sharp play along with teammate Tayo Okeowo’s passing precision, worked to the team’s advantage. After being held scoreless in the first half, Kyle McNeil of the Orange team rallied his teammates with assisting and scoring to help tie the game. There were many off side calls handed down to both teams, but mid-quarter gave the Blue team the advantage as Sterling Davis scored an unassisted goal. All was not lost for the Orange team who held the ball for the majority of the second half; the team had two late goals by Regino Smith and Reginald Smith. Rico Weldon, one of the top players of the game, played a very good and consistent.  He started as goalie in the first half with multiple saves, and in the second half, he scored the final two goals for the Blue team. The match was very intense, and both teams played well, but defensively the Blue team held up during the final two minutes to win the game.

Blue Team

Ezekiel Shiell          2 Goals        

Tayo Okeowo          2  Ast

Sterling Davis         1 Goal

Rico Weldon            2 Goals

Bevin Bankston      2 Ast                        

Orange Team

Kyle McNeil               1 Goal, 1 Ast

Nick Lopez                 1 Goal

Reginald Smith        1 Goal

Regino-Che Smith   1 Goal

RI FIRST Tech Challenge 10th Season!

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,  For more information on FIRST Robotics go to For more information on New England Tech go to

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.

Sign up NOW – 8th Annual Golf Tournament – Students vs. Faculty

It’s that time of year AGAIN!  A chance for the students to show up the faculty on the golf course.

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,

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.

Attention Robotics Enthusiasts!

17-FIRSTIt’s time for middle and high school students who are interested in the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to form a FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge robotics team through their school, civic group, home school or after-school program. The 2015-2016 FIRST® Kick-Off will be held on Saturday, September 12th, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at New England Tech’s East Greenwich campus, located at One New England Tech Blvd. The theme for this year’s competition will be announced at that time.

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

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 for more information.

A College Degree in Automotive is important!

NEIT’s Career Services Office reports that employers are seeking automotive technicians with college degrees.

Earn a college degree in Automotive, Automotive with High Performance, Automotive Collision Repair (Auto Body), or Automotive Service Management at the Rhode Island’s only college that offers degree granting courses to the automotive industry. #neit_automotive

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