New England Tech to Host Microsoft’s DigiGirlz 2017 on March 17

DigiGirlz 2017 on March 17

Supported by Governor Gina Raimondo, and in partnership with New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), Microsoft is offering DigiGirlz 2017 at NEIT, an event for 150 middle and high school girls in Rhode Island.

DigiGirlz, a Microsoft YouthSpark program, gives middle and high school girls opportunities to learn about careers in technology, participate in hands-on computer and technology workshops, and the unique opportunity to connect with Microsoft employees.

During the one-day event, students interact with industry professionals to gain exposure to careers in business and technology and to get an inside look at what it’s like to work in the industry. The event provides girls with career planning assistance, information about technology and business roles, thought-provoking exercises, and interesting technology demonstrations. By participating in the Microsoft DigiGirlz Day, young women can learn about the variety of opportunities available in the high-tech industry and can explore future career paths.

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day – a day full of festivities celebrated by the international community to increase gender equality, while celebrating diversity and the achievements of women worldwide. New England Tech supports women in all their professional career ambitions, including those in the fields of technology. New England Tech offers technology-focused associate and bachelor’s degree programs in Game Development & Simulation Programming, Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design, Information Technology, Network Engineering Technology, Software Engineering Technology, Video Game Design, Cyber Security and Network Engineering and Digital Media Production.

Learn more about how you can help build the world’s technology infrastructure at New England Tech at www.neit.edu

For information on attending, please contact us at Admissions@neit.edu

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Calling All Artists – Tech Arts 2017 Exhibit Runs March 28 – June 3

Calling All New England Tech Artists! Exhibit Your Work in Tech Arts 2017 from March 27-June 3!

Tech Art at New England Tech logoCalling all artists! New England Institute of Technology will soon be hosting Tech Arts 2017, the university’s yearly art exhibition featuring the work of our students, faculty, and staff.

All forms of art are welcome, including drawings, video, costumes, photographs, furniture, paintings, watercolors, pen and ink, model prototypes, props, costumes, stained glass, fabric or paper items, and digital art.

Exhibit Runs March 28 – June 3

Submission forms are available at the Library until March 11th as well as online.

The public is invited to view the exhibit in the Library at New England Tech’s main campus located at One New England Tech Boulevard in East Greenwich. Call for library hours.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Pankiewicz (cpankiewicz@neit.edu) or at 401-739-5000 x3474.

New England Tech Architecture Alumni Mentoring Students on Campus

rhode-island-ace-students-mentor-with-new-england-tech-university-architecture-alumniRhode Island high school students with an interest in architecture, construction, and engineering technology embarked on a five-month mentoring program at New England Tech’s East Greenwich Campus on October 19, 2016. The program will meet weekly at NEIT on Wednesday afternoons through March 15, 2017.

rhode-island-ace-mentors-from-new-england-tech-universityThe program is facilitated by The ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc. (ACE), which helps mentor high school student and inspires them to pursue careers in design and construction. ACE is the construction industry’s fastest-growing high school mentoring program, reaching over 8,000 students annually. Its mission is to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction through mentoring, and to support their continued advancement in the industry.

ACE not only engages sponsors and volunteer mentors to expose students to real-world opportunities, it financially supports each student’s continued success through scholarships and grants. Since inception, ACE has awarded over $14 million in scholarships to promising participants.

Two of this year’s Rhode Island mentors are NEIT graduates and practicing architects, Bill Pepin and Luis Rodriquez.  “I had been looking for a chance to volunteer with and give back,” says Bill. “I heard about ACE Mentoring RI thru my employer, Gilbane Building, and thought this was a great opportunity to guide young people, right here at NE Tech.”

Luis echoed the sentiment. “My journey started with a good mentor in this industry. He helped me and encouraged me to attend NE Tech after graduating from Wm. Davies Technical High School,” he said. “NEIT was a huge stepping stone for me. Growing up I didn’t have the guidance and role models I needed, so I’m happy to be giving back.”

The ACE program aligns with numerous associate, bachelor’s, master’s and online degree programs offered at New England Tech, including Architectural Building Engineering Technology, Construction Management, Interior Design, Civil Engineering Technology, Building Construction & Cabinetmaking Technology, Electrical Technology with Renewable Energy, Electrical Engineering Technology, Heating Technology, Plumbing Technology, Refrigeration-Air Conditioning Technology, Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Architectural Building Engineering Technology, Electronic Systems, Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Welding Engineering Technology. Click HERE to see them all.

For more information on ACE > http://www.acementorri.org