Nerds with Passports gives NEIT a review

Sang Frais from Nerds with Passports speaks to High School Admissions Representative, Kaila Nicolia about New England Tech’s Game Development and Simulation Programming Technology and Video Game Design degree programs at PAX East 2014.

Plus Sang gives her thoughts on the New England Tech student created virtual reality she had the opportunity to experience in the Virtusphere at PAX East.

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 40 Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs, including Game Development and Simulation Programming and Video Game Design, please call Admissions at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.

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Best of TechArts 2014

Thanks to all the artists who submitted art work for the 2014 TechArts Exhibit and who voted for the Best of TechArts.  The top three winners with the most ballots were Manny Couto for Scrappy, Brittaney Lanphear for Flowers in the Grass, and Jeff Rosario for Penguin.

Auto Collision Repair faculty, Manny Couto's 'Scrappy'

Auto Collision Repair faculty, Manny Couto’s ‘Scrappy’

 

The winner of the NEIT bookstore gift certificate goes out to Brittaney Lanphear, who came in second place.  Her statement about Flowers in the Grass states, it “portrays the beauty of nature created by materials that could destroy this beauty by simply not recycling it.”  The piece is made of recycled materials; soda cans, tabs, pieces of cardboard box, and plastic bags braided, painted and glued in a circle.

Manny Couto graciously declined to accept the prize so that it could be given to a NEIT student.

Student, Brittaney Lanphear's "Flowers in the Grass"

Student, Brittaney Lanphear’s “Flowers in the Grass”

Student, Jeff Rosario's "Penguin"

Student, Jeff Rosario’s “Penguin”

Faculty News: Franklin Raposa, Sim Lab Specialist

Frank RaposaFrank comes to NEIT with experience in both the Information Technology industry and as a paramedic. At American Power Conversion, he was a Desktop Support Analyst, providing technical assistance to end users and, as Senior Events & Sponsorships Manager, where he worked to integrate new technologies to increase efficiency while reducing operating costs.

After becoming certified as an Emergency Medical Technician, he worked for an ambulance service and then for South Kingstown EMS. In his position as a paramedic, he was called upon to rapidly assess and treat life threatening illness or injury. He was also called upon for his IT skills to troubleshoot networks and to address communication issues between computers, cell phones and cardiac monitors.

Frank has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Sciences from the University of Rhode Island. He is also certified as an EMT – Paramedic, with licenses in RI and CT and is on the National Registry. He is also Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified. He has been a volunteer EMT, working at the University of Rhode Island EMS as Vice-Commander and as President of the Charlestown Rescue.

For more information about Nursing or our completely online RNBSN programs, please contact Admissions by phone at 800-736-7744 ext. 3357 or email at NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.

RN to BSN program achieves National Accreditation

New England Institute of Technology Receives National Accreditation for Its Online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

East Greenwich, RI – Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the college has received accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) for its fully on-line Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program.  As Rhode Island’s first and only on-line RN-BSN program, Registered Nurses will be prepared to meet the demands of the healthcare field by expanding and enhancing their nursing education. This program will train students for leadership roles and graduate studies in nursing with the next cohort beginning in October, 2014.  

The RN-BSN program is crafted to be relevant, engaging and fun. Students will be learning as part of a connected online community that provides support and broadens critical thinking while building camaraderie among other Registered Nurses enrolled in the program. As one student stated, “These classes are making me a better, safer nurse.”  

The on-line format is tailored to meet the needs of the working adult learner. Students have the opportunity to develop professional nursing leadership through clinical reasoning, management skills and competencies, and evaluation skills. Graduates of this program are prepared for positions in community health clinics, private practice, hospitals, and patient care facilities.    

For more information on the RN-BSN on-line program, please contact NEIT’s Admissions office at 800-736-7744, 401-467-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu. You may also visit the college’s website at www.neit.edu.

Faculty News: Suzan Menihan, Assistant Professor

suemenihanSuzan joins NEIT bringing her expertise in women’s health, midwifery and OB/GYN to the department. She has worked in private practices and hospitals. Early in her career, she was a staff nurse at South County Hospital and Westerly Hospital where she provided direct patient care for women and infants, and developed post-partum assessment teaching tools for staff. Later, she worked as a midwife in a variety of practices throughout the state and became a partner/owner of the first independent midwifery-owned OB/GYN practice in Rhode Island.

Her teaching experience includes having been a clinical preceptor for the University of Rhode Island’s graduate program in Nurse-Midwifery and in their undergraduate program in Women’s Health Care.

Suzan has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing both from the University of Rhode Island. She has earned numerous professional certifications in the field, including: Nurse-Midwife (American Midwifery Certification Board), First Assisting for Cesarean Birth, Master’s Colposcopy, Neonatal Resuscitation, CPR, and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.

For more information about Nursing or our completely online RNBSN programs, please contact Admissions by phone at 800-736-7744 ext. 3357 or email at NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.

Grad Fair is scheduled

2014 Grad Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, April 30th from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

If you have not yet ordered your cap & gown, please visit www.neit.edu/graduation to do so as soon as possible.NewGradFair2014

“One thing that really helped me after the Career Expo was writing those thank you letters to the companies for taking the time to talk to me. In addition once I received a one on one interview I brought in nice copies of my resume, references, and letters of recommendations from my teachers. The companies really appreciated the extra effort and plus it gives them something to look at while interviewing. Thanks again for everything.” – Jennifer Adamek, CBYT student who received 2 job offers as a result of attending the Career Expo event.

Faculty News: Linda Lambert, Nursing Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Linda LambertLinda is an experienced health care professional with varied experience in a wide range of health care settings throughout the state.

Her hospital experience includes working as an RN at Landmark Medical Center in the Emergency Unit and in Step-Down Telemetry providing direct care for patients. She then became Nursing Coordinator/Oncology Coordinator/Assistant Nurse Manager at Landmark, where she was responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care for two Medical-Surgical units and one Medical Telemetry unit. Most recently, she was Nurse Manager at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, responsible for the Medical/Surgical/Telemetry unit.

Outside of hospitals, she has worked at the VNA of Rhode Island as an IV Infusion Nurse/Hospice Team Member, as the Director of the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center (Home & Hospice Care of RI), and as the Regional Director of Nursing for Infusion Resource.

She holds an Associate in Science degree in Nursing from the Community College of Rhode Island and a Bachelor of Science degree in Social/Health Services/Health Administration from Roger Williams University. She is a licensed Registered Nurse in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and has numerous professional certifications.

For more information about Nursing or our completely online RNBSN programs, please contact Admissions by phone at 800-736-7744 ext. 3357 or email at NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.

Quadricycle Club News

Quadricycle PhotoChristopher Vasconcelos, an NEIT adjunct faculty member, still manages to find time to work with members of the college’s Quadricycle Club as they continue to build a replica of Henry Ford’s quadricycle. Chris took advantage of a great opportunity and had his vocational high school students from Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School collaborate with New England Tech Quadricycle Club students on this project. He took the quadricycle engine frame to his high school Metal Fabrication and Welding students to see if they could assist.

As a result, the water jackets and engine frame assembly were welded by three of his high school students. NEIT club members then assembled the engine at their last meeting of the quarter. Great job, Chris, and all of the students involved as the progress of building the replica rolls on!

For more information on Mechanical Engineering Associate and Bachelor degree programs, please contact Admission by phone at 800-736-7744 ext. 3357 or by email at NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.

2014 Chrysler Gaming Competition – A Great Success!

Pictured with the top four winning teams are Chrysler’s John Fox, Director, Dealer Training Shared Services; Kristin Bowler, Dodge and SRT Brand Training Manager; and Keith Yancy, Senior Manager, Creative Direction and Instructional Design from Chrysler Learning Academy. First Place: Kevin Pierre-Louis and Josue Melgar

First Place: Kevin Pierre-Louis and Josue Melgar; Pictured with the winning teams are
Chrysler’s John Fox, Director, Dealer Training
Shared Services; Kristin Bowler, Dodge and SRT
Brand Training Manager; and Keith Yancy, Senior
Manager, Creative Direction and Instructional Design
from Chrysler Learning Academy.

The results are in! The winners of the 2014 Chrysler Gaming Competition were announced on March 13th with faculty, staff, students and Chrysler executives on hand. Students in NEIT’s Associate in Science and Bachelor of Science Video Game Development and Design (VGDD) Technology program were challenged by the Chrysler Learning Academy to develop video game training prototypes for its sales team.

Each of the nine teams consisted of two students who demonstrated their expertise in the development of training game prototypes for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. Chrysler will incorporate the winning prototype(s) into training games for its sales team. This is the first time since the 2009 merger with FIAT that Chrysler has partnered with a college for gaming purposes.

Bill Culbertson, Assistant Professor, VGDD program stated, “This was an incredible opportunity for our students. It provided them with their first real-world game development experience. It is our hope that this competition is just the beginning of a long relationship with Chrysler.”

Second Place: Dylan Beck and Aaron Beck; Pictured with the winning teams are Chrysler’s John Fox, Director, Dealer Training Shared Services; Kristin Bowler, Dodge and SRT Brand Training Manager; and Keith Yancy, Senior Manager, Creative Direction and Instructional Design from Chrysler Learning Academy.

Second Place: Dylan Beck and Aaron Beck; Pictured with the winning teams are Chrysler’s John Fox, Director, Dealer Training Shared Services; Kristin Bowler, Dodge and SRT Brand Training Manager; and Keith Yancy, Senior Manager, Creative Direction and Instructional Design from Chrysler Learning Academy.

Third Place: Jeremy Simons and Kathryn Smith;  Pictured with the winning teams are Chrysler’s John Fox, Director, Dealer Training Shared Services; Kristin Bowler, Dodge and SRT Brand Training Manager; and Keith Yancy, Senior Manager, Creative Direction and Instructional Design from Chrysler Learning Academy.

Third
Place: Jeremy Simons and Kathryn Smith; Pictured with the winning teams are
Chrysler’s John Fox, Director, Dealer Training
Shared Services; Kristin Bowler, Dodge and SRT
Brand Training Manager; and Keith Yancy, Senior
Manager, Creative Direction and Instructional Design
from Chrysler Learning Academy.

4thPlace

Fourth Place: Kelsey Emmett and Candon Needham; Pictured with the winning teams are
Chrysler’s John Fox, Director, Dealer Training
Shared Services; Kristin Bowler, Dodge and SRT
Brand Training Manager; and Keith Yancy, Senior
Manager, Creative Direction and Instructional Design
from Chrysler Learning Academy.

 

ACE Students Showcase Their Talent

Jazz Sussman Moss with Phil Marks

Jazz Sussman Moss with Phil Marks

Once again, New England Tech served as the host site for approximately 25 dedicated high school students and their mentors during a 16-week program with ACE Rhode Island (Architecture, Construction, Engineering). Through the efforts of Phil Marks, Department Chair, Architectural/Building Engineering Technology; Erin Flynn, Manager of Admissions Outreach and Events; and, Jeff Cathcart of J. Cathcart, Inc., who served as the ACE representative, this program proved to be a great success.

ACE Rhode Island gives area high school students the opportunity to work closely with building industry professionals to explore the various jobs available in the fields of architecture, engineering, and construction. Serving as mentors to the students, these individuals share their expertise through discussion of industry career paths while focusing on a wide range of hands-on design projects. Field trips to mentors’ offices along with actual job site tours demonstrate to these students how various professions work together to bring construction projects to completion.

14-ACE StudentsOn March 12, 2014, these students presented their outstanding projects to the mentors, fellow students, and family members. These unique designs ranged from vacation property to sustainable homes. Erin Flynn stated, “This after school program was a perfect example of education partnering with industry. These students were so committed to learning everything they possibly could, and it certainly showed in their presentations.”

For more information about Architectural Building Engineer Associate and Bachelor degree program, please contact Admissions by phone at 800-736-7744 ext. 3357 or by email at NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.