New England Institute of Technology Students Take Top Honors at 2018 SkillsUSA Championships

2018 SkillsUSA Championship Winners

Left to right:  Dominic Franco, Michael Webb, Marissa Sposato, Dayna Koukas, Amber Robertson

We’re excited to announce that our students had an impressive showing at the annual SkillsUSA national competition held in Louisville, KY last week. Several New England Institute of Technology students earned silver medals in the following competitions:

 

Event: Architectural Drafting – Silver Medal (out of 26 contestants)
Michael Webb

Event: Crime Scene Investigation (Team of 3) – Silver Medal (out of 11 teams)
Dayna Koukas, Amber Robertson, Marissa Sposato

Event: Automotive Service Technology – 11th place (out of 53 contestants)
Dominic Franco

Nationally, more than 6,800 students competed in 108 occupational, leadership and skill competition areas, including 87 students from Rhode Island.

Earlier this year, New England Institute of Technology students won eight medals overall and took GOLD in each of the four categories that they competed in during the SkillsUSA 42nd annual Rhode Island state Awards and Recognition Ceremony at the Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in Providence.

SkillsUSA programs help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the classroom. These industry-driven competitive events are modeled after the Olympics where the top three individuals/ teams receive gold, silver, or bronze medals.

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New England Tech Professor Receives Two Textbook Awards by TAA

Congratulations to Dr. Timothy Henry, Professor, Information Technology, on winning two 2018 @textandacademic textbook excellence awards!

On February 20Amazon book: A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology (5th Edition)18, it was announced that two separate books co-authored by New England Institute of Technology professor Timothy Henry were among the 26 books to receive a 2018 Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) award.

The first, “A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology,” by Timothy Henry and Sara Baase, is the winner of the 2018 TAA Textbook Excellence Award, which recognizes excellence in current textbooks and learning materials. Works are judged by textbook authors and subject matter experts for their merits in four areas:

  • Pedagogy
  • Content/Scholarship
  • Writing
  • Appearance & Design

The judge’s comments included: “A Gift of Fire is a tremendously comprehensive text that covers the main ethical and social issues that loom large with the ubiquity of technology in our world today. Each chapter is loaded with well-referenced, up-to-date information. The ample exercises at the end of each chapter encourage the highest level of critical thinking from the reader.” https://goo.gl/c2pd6G

Amazon book: Data Abstraction & Problem Solving with C++: Walls and Mirrors (7th Edition)Another of Henry’s books, “Data Abstraction & Problem Solving with C++: Walls and Mirrors, 7th ed.,” co-authored with Frank Carrano, was published in 2016. It received TAA’s 2018 McGuffey Longevity Award, which recognizes textbooks and learning materials whose excellence has been demonstrated over time.

Mr. Henry will be a presenter at the TAA book awards ceremony reception, which will be held during TAA’s 31st Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference in Santa Fe, NM, June 15, 2018.

Established in 1987, TAA is the only national, nonprofit membership association dedicated solely to assisting textbook and academic authors. The Association supports textbook and academic authors in the creation of top-quality educational and scholarly works that stimulate the love of learning and foster the pursuit of knowledge. TAA also provides professional development resources, events, and networking opportunities for textbook authors and authors of scholarly journal articles and books.

TAA announces 2018 Textbook Award winners

 

New England Tech Ranks Top-20 For “Best Online Programs” In The U.S.

New England Institute of Technology Receives Top Ranking by U.S. News & World Report in its “2018 Best Online Programs”

East Greenwich, RIU.S. News & World Report just released its “2018 Best Online Programs” a resource used by millions of students globally to compare the academic quality and value of bachelor’s and master’s level online degree programs offered at colleges and universities across the country. Of the 357 schools that were ranked for their online bachelor of science degree programs, New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) was the only Rhode Island university that ranked in the top 20 and one of only two universities in New England that also ranked in the top 20. The announcement was made by Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost, at New England Institute of Technology.

The “2018 Best Online Programs” is a report used by students and working adults seeking online education programs to complete their degree or advance their career while maintaining a flexible schedule that suits their work and personal commitments. Only degree-granting programs offered predominantly online at regionally accredited colleges and universities are reviewed.  The full rankings, data and methodologies can be found at usnews.com/online.

Dr. Sherman stated, “New England Institute of Technology is proud to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as we continue to strive to offer students relevant and engaging online programs that provide a collaborative learning environment. We have an experienced team of instructional designers who work extensively with our knowledgeable faculty to develop programs that provide students with an innovative online experience.”

To learn more about New England Tech’s wide range of online bachelor’s and master’s level degree programs visit http://www.neit.edu/Programs/Online-and-Hybrid-Degree-Programs, call the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.

 

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is a multiplatform publisher of news and information, which includes usnews.com and annual print and e-book versions of its authoritative rankings of Best Colleges, Best Graduate Schools and Best Hospitals. Together, U.S. News and usnews.com have earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers by focusing on health, personal finance, education, travel, cars, news and opinion. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

About New England Institute of Technology

Under the leadership of President Richard I. Gouse, New England Institute of Technology is a private, nonprofit, technical university with an enrollment of more than 3,000 students and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. Founded in 1940, New England Tech offers more than 55 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and online technical and professional degree programs. Please visit www.neit.edu and follow NEIT on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, and the New England Tech blog.

 

Surgical Technology Students Sharpen Their Skills in Europe

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Surgical Students Caitlyn Turenne, Krystal Andrade, and Tracy Fortes

This past summer three ambitious and adventurous Surgical Technology (ST) students traveled to Europe to observe surgical techniques used at hospitals in Italy and Lithuania. Each of the students researched, planned and financed their own trips. The Surgical Technology faculty are proud of these students for taking the initiative to study abroad. Here’s a recap of their learning experiences:

 

Tracy Fortes: “I completed my Pre-Med fellowship program at Kauno Klinikos Hospital in Kaunas, Lithuania, where I stayed for three weeks. It was my first time traveling to Europe so I was extremely excited. As part of my program, I observed an Aortic Valve Replacement. The anesthesiologist was the only person in the operating room who understood English so he explained the procedure and the patient’s background. I got to watch this amazing surgery front and center. I learned about their surgical procedures and noticed that some of the set-up techniques were slightly different, but the sterile techniques were the same. I also had the opportunity to attend a pain management lecture with the Nephrology Department. I did a lot of shadowing on the hospital floor in the Pediatric ICU, Cardiovascular and Nephrology departments and learned more about the anatomy of the human body. I learned a lot about myself and the role I want to partake in the medical field. I got to experience and learn about a different culture.”

 

Krystal Andrade and Caitlyn Turenne:We took our first trip to Europe and completed a medical fellowship where we observed various procedures for four weeks. We stayed at an old military hospital that was converted into apartments. The building was very interesting and had so much history. We shadowed at a hospital in a small city in Trieste, Italy. The hospital was called Cattinara and it’s the city’s general hospital. Each week we shadowed a different wing of this hospital. During our third week we observed various surgeries and many different techniques. The atmosphere in the operating room was a little more relaxed than it is here.  We learned from this experience that being part of a health care team, whether you work on the patient floors or in the operating room, everyone works together for one specific goal and that is to give the best care to each patient.”

New England Tech’s Frederick Gill Recognized By The Rhode Island Builders Association

For his tireless contributions to the construction students enrolled in Rhode Island’s career and technical high schools, the Rhode Island Builder’s Association presented Frederick Gill, Project Director at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), with an award of appreciation.

Fred is a key participant in the Residential Construction Workforce Partnership (RCWP), a program sponsored by the Rhode Island Builders Association (RIBA). One goal of the RCWP is to help coordinate job training in the construction trades for high school students at Rhode Island’s career and technical centers and also help facilitate employee/employer connections through RIBA’s newly developed Jobs Bank RCWPJobs.com.

Fred works with students enrolled in construction and automotive programs at career and technical education (CTE) high schools in Rhode Island through the “Bridging the Gap,” Secondary/ Postsecondary Articulation in Technical Education (SPATE) grant assigned to New England Tech. As Fred stated: “Our vision going forward is to get all of the state’s construction programs together and build on our RCWP partnerships and teamwork with RIBA and the business community. This doesn’t involve just post-high school job opportunities but chances for college pathways as well where students may obtain college credits through New England Tech or other institutions of higher learning.”

Recently, Fred coordinated an extensive project with 300 construction students from the state’s CTE high schools. Students from each school constructed a portion of a 15-room designers show house, a cottage restoration, and solar greenhouse that were later assembled by the students and showcased at the Rhode Island Home Show held at the RI Convention Center in Providence. The greenhouse was so well done and so well received by the show participants that it will be reassembled this fall and donated to the DelSesto Middle School in Providence.

New England Institute of Technology offers on-campus and online Associate, Bachelor’s, and Masters degrees in building and construction trades – for more information visit http://www.neit.edu/Programs/See-All-Programs

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