Hot Summer Game Jam – August 9 and 10 – New England Tech, Rhode Island

Attention New England Tech  Video Gamers and Developers!

Rhode Island Game Jam 2013

Join fellow NEIT students and alumni for 24 hours of fun and creativity at this year’s Hot Summer Game Jam, scheduled for August 9th and 10th at New England Tech’s East Greenwich campus.

To register, visit http://globalgamejam.neit.edu and learn how you can create a playable video game in 24 hours!

New England Tech to Offer Free Classes to High School Teachers

New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) will offer a three-day professional development workshop program for high school educators this summer. 

FREE train the teacher courses at New England TechCourses being offered include:

These free courses are designed for high school instructors and are scheduled for August 13-15, 2013, with a second session of Photoshop for Photographers running August 20-22, 2013.

Classes will be held from 3:00 pm-7:00 pm at NEIT’s East Greenwich campus, One New England Tech Blvd., as well as the college’s Access Rd. campus in Warwick, RI.

To register for any of the August classes or to receive mailings announcing future workshops, please contact Tara Rugg, Coordinator of High School Programs, at trugg@neit.edu or call 401-739-5000, ext. 3324.

Five New England Tech Students Headed To SkillUSA Competition

logo SkillsUSA Rhode IslandGood luck to the five New England Institute of Technology SkillsUSA first place winners who will be traveling to Kansas City, Missouri, with Amanda Metzger, New England Tech’s Special Events Coordinator, for the national competition scheduled for June 23-29, 2013.

SkillsUSA is national organization serving more than 264,500 high school students, college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations. During the annual national level SkillsUSA Championships, more than 4,500 students will compete in 77 occupational and leadership skill areas.

log SkillsUSA Championship New England Tech Rhode IslandNew England Institute of Technology has a postsecondary Chapter of SkillsUSA and on March 27, 2013, the Rhode Island SkillsUSA chapter held its annual awards ceremony at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence.

The five gold medalists competing at the national competition are:

New England Tech and East Greenwich Free Library Team Up for Civil War Anniversary

New England Tech, in conjunction with East Greenwich Free Library, is pleased to announce they will be hosting events to honor the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

NEIT EGFL Civil War

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30pm: Living History Program – The Gettysburg Gun at East Greenwich Free Public Library

Thursday, June 13 at 6pm: Movie Viewing – Glory at East Greenwich Free Public Library

Friday, June 14 at 1:00pm: Movie Viewing – Lincoln at East Greenwich Free Public Library

Saturday, June 15 at 9am: Living History Event – Outdoor Encampment with Cannon Firings at New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich Campus

For more information on each event, please click here.

New England Tech Announces Retirement of Assistant Provost Dick Winstanley

After 26 successful years of service to NEIT, most notably as a faculty member, Department Chair of Information Technology, and Assistant Provost of Institutional Effectiveness, Dick Winstanley has announced his retirement effective June 28th.

            Among his many accomplishments, Dick was instrumental in professionalizing the development of NEIT’s student outcomes assessment process; coordinating the academic program reviews with credentialed outside evaluators; and assisting with new program development.  In addition, Dick also oversaw compliance with specialized data reports and procedures; coordination of college-wide institutional research; and essential support for the NEASC Accreditation reporting, monitoring and review process. 

New England Tech Student Elected To Local Government

New England Tech student holds office in Seekonk MAEvan Berwick, a first year student Video & Audio Production student at New England Tech, has been elected to the School Board in his hometown of Seekonk, Massachusetts.

Evan ran on the platform of adding “fresh blood” into a committee that were far removed – age wise – from the age of those actually attending schools, and looking into ways to add new revenue into the town’s education budget without raising resident taxes.

Berwick didn’t run on a whim – he’d been contemplating the decision since his senior year at Seekonk High School, but wasn’t eligible due to the date of his 18th birthday in relation to the town’s nomination deadline.

Of his time at New England Tech, Berwick has said that he based his decision to attend on a number of factors, including a desire to stay close to home, and the need for “a hands-on, practical atmosphere” to suit his learning style.

New England Tech 2013 Commencement Featured On CBS News

During their annual commencement speaker wrap-up segment, CBS This Morning (News) showcased a portion of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s commencement speech given to the 2013 graduates at Rhode Island’s New England Institute of Technology.

In the segment, Abdul-Jabbar told graduates that they should not worry about being “the future,” something many children are told their entire lives. It is a heavy burden, he said, “what you are is the present” he concluded.

Congratulations to New England Tech’s Surgical Technology Department!

The Association of Surgical Technologists recently recognized New England Tech for it’s continued support & contributions to Surgical Technology.

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The Top Skills Employers Are Looking For – Are At New England Tech

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 2012 survey of the top skills that employers are seeking in candidates.

Coming in at number 9 on the list is “technical skills.” As a technical college, New England Tech prides itself on arming students with the skills that employers are seeking.

Take a look at the degreed technical programs that New England Tech offers!

Contact our Admissions office for more information

New England Tech - trains the skills employers are looking for

Student Activities Announcements: May 25 – 31, 2013

Please email the Student Activities Coordinator, Melissa Hague, mhague@neit.edu or stop by the Student Activities office, located in the Student Lounge of the EA Building, if you are interested in forming a student club on campus or have an idea for student activities.

New Pajamas & New Books Drive Collection Drive

NEIT’s Student Nurses Association is supporting The Pajama Program. The Pajama Program is celebrating 11 years of providing sleepwear and nurturing books to children in need. Please bring your donations to the box that is set up in the East Greenwich Food Court.

 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Rain Date: Saturday, June 1, 2013

New England Tech Night at Seekonk Speedway

Show your NEIT student ID for FREE admission.  Gates open at 4pm, racing starts at 6pm

Seekonk Speedway
1710 Fall River Avenue
Seekonk, MA 02771 

Friday, May 31, 2013

Basketball – Kent County YMCA

Fridays, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Kent County YMCA, 900 Centerville Road, Warwick RI

The Kent County YMCA basketball gym has been rented out for the exclusive use of NEIT students! The gym is available at absolutely no cost to students! Students must bring their NEIT Student ID and sneakers to participate! 

New England Tech Student Golf Club – East Greenwich Country Club, Tee Time 11:30 a.m.

Advisor: AUT Instructor, Robert Kennedy, rkennedy@neit.edu

Join the NEIT Golf Club if you would like to play golf, learn to play golf, or improve your golf game. During the golfing season the club meets weekly to play on a 9 hole course, through December (weather permitting). This club offers a great opportunity to meet students from different technologies. Please contact the club’s advisor to join and for more information. Students who have signed up for the club by contacting Robert (Bob) Kennedy can meet Bob and the club members at East Greenwich Country Club. Students who have not signed up for the club must contact Bob Kennedy prior to going to East Greenwich Country Club participate.

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Chess

Chess sets are available in the lounge on EG Campus for students to use. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to play!

Spring Quarter Tournaments Schedule
Sign-up for the tournaments by emailing Melissa Hague, mhague@neit.edu

Ping Pong Tournaments
EG Campus, Game Room, Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.

Week 2 – April 9,
Week 4 – April 23,
Week 6 – May 7
Post Road Campus, Student Lounge, Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Week 3 – April 16,
Week 7 – May 14
Pool Tournaments
EG Campus, Game Room, Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.

Week 3 – April 18,
Week 5 – May 2,
Week 7 – May 16
Post Road Campus, Game Room, Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Week 4 – April 25,
Week 6 – May 9

Volunteer Opportunities
Students are encouraged to get involved on campus by volunteering at New Student Orientation, Tech Nites, Career Fairs, Commencement and providing assistance at the information table during the first two days of each quarter. Interested students should contact the Student Activities Coordinator at mhague@neit.edu.
Involvement in any of these activities would look great on a resume.

“Like” New England Tech on Facebook!  http://www.facebook.com/NewEnglandTech

JOIN A CLUB!   GET INVOLVED!    NEIT STUDENT CLUBS ON CAMPUS


Clubs that are affiliated with national organizations may require their members to be enrolled in a particular technology and may limit participation to that technology. Participation in some technical club activities may require that a student possess certain technical proficiencies in order to participate fully.

Alpha Chi Honor Society
Advisor:  Dr. Robin Schutt, Associate Professor, rschutt@neit.edu
Co-Advisor:  Assistant Provost, Karen Arnold, karnold@neit.edu
Co-Advisor:  Student Activities Coordinator, Melissa Hague, mhague@neit.edu
Alpha Chi membership is a prestigious honor reserved for only the top 10% of Bachelor and Master’s students in all academic fields. Alpha Chi recognizes and promotes scholarship and those elements of character that make scholarship effective for good. The top 10% is based on quarterly cumulative GPAs.  As a member, your academic excellence will be recognized with the a membership certificate, personalized membership card, lapel pin, notation of membership on your diploma and transcripts, and the privilege of wearing regalia at graduation that sets you apart as a Alpha Chi member. An induction ceremony is held annually at NEIT in April.

Criminal Justice Student Club
Advisor: Assistant Professor, Robin M. Winslow, rwinslow@neit.edu
The Criminal Justice Club provides opportunities for students to expand their knowledge of the criminal justice field with guest speakers, field trips and involvement in local community service projects. The club promotes safety awareness to the campus community through campaigns and guest lecturer events.

Game Developers’ Network
Advisor: IT Assistant Professor, Scott Lambert, slambert@neit.edu
Join the Games Developers’ Network if you are interested in game development as a profession and would like to network. Members will have the opportunity to utilize their skills to modify public domain gaming engines, develop small- to medium-sized games and beta-test games; share feedback and helpful techniques; and acquire critical gaming skills. This club also allows members to get actively involved in projects and gain experience that will help them to build a better resume and add to their portfolios.

High Performance Club
Advisor: Assistant Professor, Derek Martel, dmartel@neit.edu
Join the High Performance Club if you are interested in learning how to design, fabricate, and assemble a kit car, organizing reaction time tournaments, and discussions regarding performance trends.

I.D.S.A. – Interior Design Student Alliance
Advisor: ID Assistant Professor, Mia Alwen, malwen@neit.edu
As a member of NEIT’s IDSA Student Club, you can cultivate your leadership skills and acquire valuable networking opportunities. IDSA will have guest speakers and workshops that are geared toward the interests of Interior Design students.

Investment Club
Advisor: MGT Assistant Professor, Daniel Peres, dperes@neit.edu
Join the Investment Club if you are interested in learning more about the following: reaching your long-term financial goals sooner, learning to trade online, discovering how to create a balanced portfolio, finding out about different securities (mutual funds, future contacts, etc.), learning how to invest in the stock market, learning to use cool software investment tools, and seeing how trading occurs on the New York Stock Exchange.

New England Institute of Technology Student Nurses Association
Advisor: NUR Assistant Professor, Rochelle Ducharme, MS, RN  rducharme@neit.edu
Join the New England Institute of Technology Student Nurses Association. The club’s purpose is to: assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality healthcare; provide programs representative of fundamental interest and concerns to nursing students; aid in the development of the whole person, including his/her professional role, his/her responsibility for health care of people in all walks of life; and to promote and encourage participation in community affairs and activities towards healthcare and the resolution of related social issues.

New England Tech Golf Club
Advisor: AUT Instructor, Robert Kennedy, rkennedy@neit.edu
Join the NEIT Golf Club if you would like to play golf, learn to play golf, or improve your golf game. The golf club meets weekly to play on a 9 hole course, and will play through December (weather permitting). This offers a great opportunity to meet students from different technologies.

New England Tech Pit Crew Club Meeting
Advisor: AUT Instructor, Daniel Perry, dperry@neit.edu
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with a real race team pit crew? The New England Tech Pit Crew Club allows you to experience the excitement of racing while gaining hands-on training. You can play an important part in a team’s success this year.
PLEASE NOTE: Students who have signed up for the club by contacting Dan Perry can meet Dan and the club members on Saturday nights between 4 – 7 pm at Seekonk Speedway. Students who have not signed up for the club must contact Dan prior to going to Seekonk Speedway to participate. (Seasonal Club: May – October)

Phi Theta Kappa – International Honor Society
Advisor: OTA Assistant Professor, Rebecca Simon, rsimon@neit.edu
Co-Advisor: Assistant Provost, Karen Arnold, karnold@neit.edu
Co-Advisor: Student Activities Coordinator, Melissa Hague, mhague@neit.edu
Phi Theta Kappa membership at NEIT is open to students who have completed a minimum of 24 quarter credits with a GPA of 3.8 or above in the Associate Degree program. As a member, your academic excellence will be recognized with the Golden Key Membership Pin, membership certificate, identification card, notation of membership on your diploma and transcripts, and the privilege of wearing regalia at graduation that identifies you as a Phi Theta Kappa member.

Quadricycle Club

Advisor: MCT Instructor, Christopher Vasconcelos, cvasconcelos@neit.edu

Join the Quadricycle Club if you have an interest in engineering, manufacturing, and building Henry Ford’s first automobile, the Quadricycle. Club activities include interpreting engineering drawings, solid modeling using SolidWorks software, machining metal, basic carpentry work, electrical wiring, welding, and assembly. 

Respiratory Care Club
Advisor:
Assistant Professor, Department Chair, Paul Mangino, pmangino@neit.edu

The Respiratory Care Club gives members the opportunity to plan and get involved in extracurricular and social activities pertaining to respiratory care, learn about current respiratory care trends in the profession and community, and meet other students and people with a common interest. 

Rotaract Club
Advisor: ST Assistant Professor, Deb Lundin, dlundin@neit.edu

The NEIT Rotaract Club is affiliated by the East Greenwich Rotary Club. Join the NEIT Rotaract Club if you have an interest in community service and want to develop your leadership and professional skills. Club members will have the opportunity to interact with Rotary business leaders and to volunteer at some of the EG Rotary Club’s events. Participation in this club would look great on your resume 

SkillsUSA
Advisor: Manager of Admissions Outreach and Events, Erin Flynn, eflynn@neit.edu
SkillsUSA is one of the largest student-run leadership organizations in the country dedicated to technical high school and college students. Students participating in SkillsUSA develop organizational skills, leadership skills, and team building skills. For more information about SkillsUSA please visit www.skillsusa.org.

SOTA (Student Occupational Therapy Association)
Advisor: OTA Assistant Professor, Mary Brinson, mbrinson@neit.edu
SOTA is a national organization open to all students enrolled in the Occupational Therapy program at NEIT. SOTA members have an opportunity to meet new people, learn more about occupational therapy, and increase awareness about current issues in the profession. SOTA plans fund-raising and social events throughout the year.

Student Physical Therapist Assistant Club
Advisor: PTA Lab Assistant, Roseanne Hammond, rchammond@neit.edu
Join the Physical Therapy Assistant Student Club if you are interested in enriching and broadening your views and knowledge of the field of Physical Therapy and the role of the PTA in the medical field, and participating in community service opportunities and community/campus activities which promote awareness of physical therapy.

Tech Radio
Advisor: VAP/DRA Instructor, Paul Perry, pperry@neit.edu
Tech Radio is an on-campus radio station. This club allows students to improve their radio skills and learn how a radio station operates. Students may go on-air live or use prerecorded segments. The Tech Radio Club also has positions available for off-air talent.

Tech Records
Advisor: VAP/DRA Associate Professor, Jamie Locke, jlocke@neit.edu
Join The Tech Records Club if you are interested in gaining practical experience in producing and recording music.

Veterinary Technology Club
Advisor: VET Associate Professor, Amy Butzier abutzier@neit.edu
The Veterinary Technology Club promotes the profession of veterinary technology, provides extracurricular and social activities for students and benefits animals in need through community service.

Video and Animation Club 

Advisors:

VAP/DRA Assistant, Mike Davis mdavis@neit.edu & Instructor, Matt Morin morin@neit.edu
The Video and Animation Club provides students the opportunity to produce student-generated visual productions outside of the classroom. The types of projects that will be produced include short films and animations, submissions for contests, productions for other campus departments, and local news stories.  This club allows students to improve their video production skills.