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.
The 2015 Summer Game Jam took place August 9th and 10th, for 24 continuous hours. Thirty‐three students made working games from concept through completion on in this year’s event.
One team broke from the video game tradition, creating a full table card game, adding a new dimension to the mix. This year’s theme, ”Which came first: the chicken or the egg,” spurred the seven teams to create a wide variety of game concepts.
The next Jam will be the 48 hour Global Game Jam, January 29‐30, 2016. Save the dates!
If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 50 Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and online degree programs, including Video Game Design and Game Development & Simulation Programming.
Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu
If you missed it…here is New England Tech’s Automotive segment from The Rhode Show, which aired on September 8, 2015.
If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 50 Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and online degree programs, including Automotive Technology, Automotive Technology with High Performance, Automotive Collision Repair and Automotive Service Management Technology.
New England Tech graduate, Iyaz released his latest single #Alive.
“Alive” Featuring Nash of HOT CHELLE RAE; Performed on THE TODAY SHOW September 28th.
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The 10th season of the Rhode Island FIRST Tech Challenge (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) hosted by New England Institute of Technology(NEIT) is underway. NEIT is looking for technical professionals, educators, parents and all others interested in volunteering. Each season approximately 45 R.I. middle and high school robotic teams design, build and compete in the RI FIRST Tech Challenge.
We need you!
Adult volunteers are assigned key roles to keep the qualifiers and tournament on track. No need to be an expert in robotics or engineering, just a willingness to support our R.I. students in their interest in technology.
Volunteer at a Qualifier!
Teams in R.I. advance to the state tournament by participating in a qualifying tournament. The dates for the qualifiers are 11/14, 12/5, 12/19and 1/9/16. Qualifiers run from 7:30 am until 4 pm. The work is fun and lunch is provided!
Volunteer at the State Tournament!
32 R.I. FTC teams will advance to the RI State Tournament out of 48 teams. The R.I. State Tournament is a held on 1/30/16 with set-up and prep on 1/29/16. Volunteers for State Tournament must have volunteered at one qualifying tournaments.
Hurry! Register with FIRST!
If you are interested in joining in the FIRST fun, you must register as a volunteer through the FIRST system. This information will be sent directly to the RI FIRST Affiliate Partner, Erin Flynn. https://my.usfirst.org/FIRSTPortal/Login/VIMS_login.aspx
Erin Flynn, RI FIRST Affiliate Partner at New England Institute of Technology 800-736-7744 ext. 3462 or by e-mail at email@example.com
Steps to register with the FIRST VIMS Volunteer Program
- Go to the Volunteer Information Matching System (VIMS) – https://my.usfirst.org/FIRSTPortal/Login/VIMS_login.aspx
- Create an account
- Apply to an event
- From Left Hand Navigation, click “Volunteer Role Applications”
- Click the button that says “Apply for an Event”
- Select “FTC”
- Select State/Province – “Rhode Island”
- Press “Find Event”
- You will find the qualifier dates of 11/14, 12/5, 12/19 and 1/9 as well as the 1/29-30 state tournament date listed.
- Select the event and fill out the application.
- Select roles in preference order you would like to apply to (1 being most preferred)
- Select days you are able to volunteer.
- Remember to add additional comments if you have specific restrictions on your time
- Click “Submit”
- You will be returned to the “Volunteer Role Applications” page.
- Repeat steps 3-5 to apply to multiple events.
Attached are in the instructions that can be found on the website as well. They provide screenshots of each of these steps.
3D Printing continues to prove to be very versatile with many, many uses. But 3D printing body parts is likely the most amazing thing I’ve heard about.
3D printing seems to be finding a niche in medicine. The latest feat: Two weeks ago, doctors implanted a 3D-printed titanium sternum and ribs into a patient in Spain. According to CNET, he’s doing well.
The patient is suffering from a form of cancer that formed tumors in his chest cavity. To get rid of them, doctors at Salamanca University Hospital needed to cut out a section of his ribs, along with his breastplate. Often, doctors would replace the ribcage with a flat piece of titanium—which can actually loosen over time—but 3D printing allows for a more customized implant. The team at Salamanca took CT scans of the patient’s ribcage and used those images both to show surgeons exactly where to cut, and to create a 3D model to print replacement parts.
The team contracted Anatomics, an Australian medical company, to figure out how to print the file. Anatomics sent the 3D files to the Australian government’s3D-printing lab at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). The lab’s printer prints by using a high-powered electron beam to melt metal powder into layers. The result was a titanium object that looks less like ribs and more like something you’d see in a car’s engine, and fit perfectly into the patient’s ribcage.
Beyond being able to create truly personalized solutions to medical problems, 3D printing allows doctors to rapidly prototype ideas. In the US, doctors are using 3D printing to produce models for doctors to inspect and figure out the best plan for surgeries, without any invasive biopsies needed. Researchers are also working on 3D-printed tissue implants, but those haven’t been approved for use in humans yet. 3D printing, however, has started to make some regulatory inroads in the US. Last month, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first 3D-printed drug for consumption, and the FDA is researching more safe ways to bring the technology into the human body.
3D printing, especially in medicine, is still in its infancy. The Salamanca team’s achievement may well pave the way for more 3D-printed parts in humans, and perhaps America’s obsession with elective cosmetic surgery may one day extend to 3D-printed improvements. Hopefully no-one tells the Canadian government.
To learn how you can get started learning about 3D printing, contact Admissions by phone at 401-467-7744 ext. 3357 or by email at NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.
At New England Tech, we’ve always had labs and classrooms with the newest, most up-to-date technologies. Starting in 2017, we’ll have a new residence hall to go with them.
On September 12th, Rhode Island FIRST Robotics held their Kick Off event on our East Greenwich campus. During the event this years theme was announced, which is Res-Q.
Special thanks go out to Erin Foster and Steve Pothier from the Robotics Welding Division of Electric Boat. Erin and Steve spoke to the RI FTC teams on the role that robotics plays at Electric Boat.
To request additional information about FIRST Robotics contact Erin Flynn by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.