NEIT’s Annual Health Sciences Fair – Wednesday, October 25, 2017

New England Tech Career Services Office will be hosting the annual Health Sciences Fair on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, for NEIT students and alumni. This event will be held at the East Greenwich Campus, 3rd floor in Tech Way from 9:30 am to 12 pm.

This is an excellent opportunity to network with potential employers! Students from all quarters and alumni from the following technologies are encouraged to attend:

Attending companies (as of 9/20/2017):

AccessPoint RI – Cranston, RI

BAYADA Home Health Care – Providence, RI

CharterCARE – North Providence, RI

Children’s Friend – Providence, RI

Coastal Medical – Providence, RI

Community Care Alliance – Woonsocket, RI

Mass Eye & Ear – Boston, Massachusetts

Meeting Street – Providence, RI

Professional Ambulance – Providence, RI

Seven Hills RI – Woonsocket, RI

South Shore Health System – Weymouth, MA

University Medicine – Providence, RI

University Orthopedics – Providence, RI

Yale New Haven Health Care – New Haven, CT

*Please note: This event is for NEIT students and graduates only and is not open to the public

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Construction/Design Networking Night

Image from the 2016 Construction/Design Networking Night

The Career Services Office will be hosting the 2nd annual Construction/Design Networking Night on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 4 pm to 6 pm on the East Greenwich Campus. This event is an opportunity for students and alumni from Architectural/Building Engineering
Building Construction/Cabinetmaking TechnologyCivil Engineering TechnologyConstruction Management, and Interior Design to meet with employers from the industry in a casual setting. Our students are always looking for ways to network with companies and learn about future opportunities, and Networking Night offers a chance to do just that, with 30 different companies from around the region!

*This event is open only to NEIT students and alumni.

Companies signed up to attend as of 9/12/2017:

If you would like additional information about this event, please contact Caitlin Beagan at cbeagan@neit.edu.

NEIT Hosts RI FIRST Tech Robotics Challenge Kickoff for Grades 7-12 on Sat. September 9

FIRST Tech Robotics Challenge Kickoff Rhode Island logoIf you’re in grade 7 -12 and have a passion for robotics, then join us at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) on Saturday, September 9 between 9 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to learn about the 2017-2018 FIRST Tech Robotics team challenge.

The competition is sponsored by NEIT and will be hosted at our East Greenwich campus.

This information session is open to students, educators, coaches, parents, mentors, and volunteers who have an interest in robotics. Join us to learn about the new season, meet teams and be the first to see the 2018 game.

New England Tech First Robotics Challenge Kickoff 2017

Groups interested in establishing a FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics team are encouraged to attend. Bring your robot and try out the new game! Students and teams are welcome to attend without their coach.

More than 50 Rhode Island teams were involved in FIRST Robotics last season, so you’ll get to meet, share ideas with and make friends with students throughout the state who share your interest.

REGISTER
Please RSVP no later than September 6th to Erin Flynn, 401-739-5000 ext. 3462, eflynn@neit.edu

EVENT DETAILS
Saturday, September 9, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Registration at 8:30 am

LOCATION << click for directions

New England Institute of Technology
One New England Tech Boulevard
East Greenwich, RI 02818

For more information on FIRST Robotics go to http://www.neit.edu/Admissions/FIRST-Tech-Challenge and http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is dedicated to inspiring young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, inspire innovation and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

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New England Tech Hosting RI Society for Respiratory Care Conference on August 17

RI Society for Respiratory Care - blue logo with sailboat

On Thursday, August 17, 2017, the RI Society for Respiratory Care will hold its 33rd annual conference and exhibition for health care professionals at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT).

The meeting will feature educational seminars, exhibits with new products and services and the opportunity for professional network building. Healthcare professionals – including students enrolled in its NEIT’s associate degree program in Respiratory Care – will be updated on state-of-the-art techniques in the field of respiratory care.

The conference objective is to provide physicians, nurses and respiratory professionals with:

  • Innovative ideas in health promotion and care
  • An update in state-of-the-art techniques – both in acute care and home care settings
  • A forum for the sharing of ideas and experience among health care professionals

Schedule
7:15 – 7:45          Registration/breakfast

8:00 – 9:00          Special Considerations in Ventilation and Weaning of Obese Patients

9:00 – 10:00        Keynote: Professional Road Ahead, by Brian Walsh, Ph.D., RRT-NPS, FAARC

10:00 – 10:45     Vendor Exhibits

10:45 – 11:45     High-Frequency Ventilation in Infants and Children

11:45 – 12:45     Sharing the Knowledge More Effectively: Daren Rainey, RRT

12:45 – 1:30        Lunch

1:30 – 2:30          Vendor Exhibits

2:30 – 3:30          Multidisciplinary Approaches to Improving Outcomes in Ventilated Patients

3:30 – 4:30          High-Velocity Naval Insufflation: Refining High Flow Nasal Cannula

LOCATION <click for directions

New England Institute of Technology
One New England Tech Boulevard
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Free on-site parking

REGISTRATION

  • AARC Members:               $65.00
  • Non-Members:                 $90.00
  • RI Student AARC Members – No charge (lunch not included)
  • RI Student Non-Members – $40 (lunch not included)

To register, email mcarnevale@lifespan.org, call 401-345-6007 or register at the door the day of the event.

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New England Tech’s “Global Café” Featuring Drinks from Around the World on August 15

If you’re a New England Tech student, faculty or staff member with a taste for global culture and cuisine, then join us tomorrow – Tuesday, August 15 as our “Global Café” offers a unique event featuring signature beverages from around world.

Images - tasty drinks from around the world to sample at New England Tech

Thought that the U.S. offered a dizzying array of drinks? Then think again. Here’s a chance for you to try beverages that are unique to 10 countries. How many signature drinks have you tried from such countries as India, Morocco, Canada, Hong Kong, Nigeria, the Bahamas, and Bermuda, among others? If not so many, then take this opportunity to open your palate. Cookies, coffee, and tea will also be served.

Join us at either of 2 sessions; 11:45-1:00 OR 4:30-6:00 (or come twice to make sure you try each of the 10 beverages).

Both events will be held on the 2nd floor, Tech Way, at our East Greenwich Campus.

This one-of-a-kind event welcomes all NEIT students, faculty, and staff with an adventurous taste or a cultural curiosity. We’re proud of our rich diversity of students who represent many cultures and countries around the world and enjoy showcasing the unique contributions they bring which enhance our campus community.

New England Tech’s Global Café offers an informal space for conversation, cultural exchange and the opportunity to meet new friends from around the world. The Café sponsors an ongoing series of events to celebrate our global community. For more information, or to suggest any new event ideas for our Global Café, please contact our International Student Advisor, Catherine Fabrizi at cfabrizi@neit.edu.

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New England Tech Hosts the 24hr Summer Video Game Jam on August 11-12

logo for 2017 New England Tech 24hr Summer Game JamOn August 11 and 12 New England Institute of Technology’s (NEIT) Video Game Development and Design Department, along with the student-led Game Developer’s Network club, will host its annual 24-hour, overnight Summer Game Jam.

Any and all students currently enrolled at NEIT are welcome to join the event.

At the start, the Jam theme will be revealed. Teams then have 24-hours to brainstorm, prototype and develop working video, card or board games. No game experience? There’s always room for people with ideas, and who like to play games, have fun and who’d enjoy an overnight event on campus.

“We’re excited to host this event for our students,” says Erik van Renselaar, professor and IT Department Chair. “It’s both a unique bonding experience and a great opportunity for them to learn from their peers as both freshmen and seniors will work together on creating innovative games.”

Bill Culbertson, Associate Professor added: “At our first game jam, only a few teams were able to complete projects that resembled games. After seven years of experience, almost every team is able to complete finished games that are fun to play with great content.”

For more information and to register, visit: https://goo.gl/Mm5cDh or search “NEIT Summer Game Jam” on Eventbrite.


DATES & TIME

  • Starts at 3:00 PM on August 11, meet in the MPT, N106 Theater
  • Fri, Aug 11, 2017, 3:00 PM –
  • Sat, Aug 12, 2017, 4:30 PM EDT

LOCATION

New England Institute of Technology
1 New England Tech Boulevard
East Greenwich, RI 02818

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NEIT’s Cybersecurity Day Provides Inside Look at Fast Growing and Increasingly Critical Industry

New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) hosted a Cybersecurity Day recently for approximately 100 students enrolled in the university’s Information Technology and Cybersecurity & Network Engineering degree programs.

Four professionals representing different facets of the industry presented their unique perspectives:

  • Special Agent Kevin Swindon, of the Boston FBI, spoke about Cyber Crimes on the national level
  • Detective Brian Macera of the Rhode Island State Police presented about the cyber crimes unit in the state
  • Tony Faria, Chief Information Security Officer at Rhode Islands’s FM Global, spoke about the softer side of Cybersecurity
  • Kyle Daun, a 2016 Grad from NEIT’s Cyber Security Bachelor’s degree program and currently an IT Security Auditor at Compass IT Compliance spoke about IT Compliance Issues

A couple of common themes emerged throughout the event – the point of being proactive when formulating a cyber security plan, and the necessity for education and training for employees throughout any organization to promote safe computing habits.

To help put the cybersecurity industry in perspective, Steve Morgan, founder, and CEO at Cybersecurity Ventures and editor in chief of the Cybersecurity Market Report, produced in 2016 a Cybersecurity Industry Outlook through 2021. His research concludes that Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing and largest technology sectors. Four predictions from Cybersecurity Ventures frame the cybersecurity economy over the next five years, from 2017 to 2021.

Learn more about how you can turn your technology skills into a satisfying and critically important career at www.neit.edu

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New England Tech, Host Site for Cloud Security Seminar May 26 – Keynote by Congressman Jim Langevin

RI Cloud Security Seminar

On Friday, May 26, New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) will be the host site for a full-day educational event around Cloud Security, provided by RI (ISC)² and ISACA-RI, in partnership with OPTIV Security. (details below)

The event is open to the public and a learning opportunity for all levels of information security professionals, IT Auditors and those interested in this growing field. Attendees will learn about the latest solutions available in this space, hear success stories put in place by practitioners and earn 7 CPEs.

A keynote address will be given by Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin, a recognized congressional leader on Cybersecurity.

(ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. (ISC)² Chapters provide members with the opportunity to build a local network of peers to share knowledge, exchange resources, collaborate on projects, and create new ways to earn CPE credits.

ISACA, founded in 1969, helps business and IT leaders build trust in, and value from, information and information systems. It provides knowledge, standards, networking, and career development for information systems audit, assurance, security, risk, privacy and governance professionals to its more than 100,000 constituents in 180 countries.

This past winter, students in NEIT’s Video Game Design and Development (VGDD) program had a real-world experience of a lifetime when the Newport Naval War College’s (NWC) Center for Cyber-Conflict Studies (C3S) sponsored a video game design charrette – a collective brainstorming process – with real world application. More than 40 students enrolled for the opportunity to pitch real-time strategic-operational level game concepts to a panel of five judges, with the best designs meant for a prototype game to be developed.

The selected concepts were then examined by a faculty team from the NWC’s Center for Cyber-Conflict Studies. The result of the C3S team’s review was a new composite game design concept loosely based on components of the students’ games. The new concept – known as F.I.T.E., Futuristic Intelligent Tactical Equipment – is the basis for the next charrette. The result of this event will be the development of a playable prototype to be used by the Naval War College for training Naval Officers in strategic cyber security problem-solving.

NEIT offers a range of associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Information Technology, including a bachelor’s degree in Cyber Security and Network Engineering. Learn more about how you can turn your passion into a great career at www.neit.edu.

  • When:    Friday, May 26, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
  • Seminar Registration & Continental Breakfast: 8:00AM – 8:30AM
  • Seminar Time: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Cost: $10 (Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included)
  • Where
    New England Institute of Technology, 1 New England Tech Boulevard, East Greenwich, RI 02818
  • Contact:
    William C. SoaresISACA-RI | bill.soares@cox.net

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Red Sox Legend David Ortiz 34 to Deliver New England Tech Commencement Address

Red Sox 34 David Ortiz gives commencement address to New England Institute of Technology university

Boston Red Sox baseball legend David Ortiz [34] will deliver New England Institute of Technology’s (NEIT) commencement address on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

Ortiz, affectionately known as “Big Papi,” is one of the most prolific hitters in baseball history and a fan favorite on and off the field. Ortiz is credited with helping the Red Sox to their first World Series win in 86 years, and with leading the team to two more World Series championships. He hit an impressive 541 home runs during his career and is considered one of baseball’s all-time greatest clutch hitters for his ability to deliver under pressure. He was a galvanizing figure for the city of Boston following the Marathon bombings, encouraging the citizenry to “stay strong” and showing the way. New England Tech will have the honor of presenting Ortiz with his first honorary degree. During commencement, he will receive a doctor of humane letters in recognition of his leadership, and his work to help others – especially his efforts help children in New England and the Dominican Republic who face significant health challenges.

Ortiz, affectionately known as “Big Papi,” is one of the most prolific hitters in baseball history and a fan favorite on and off the field. Ortiz is credited with helping the Red Sox to their first World Series win in 86 years, and with leading the team to two more World Series championships. He hit an impressive 541 home runs during his career and is considered one of baseball’s all-time greatest clutch hitters for his ability to deliver under pressure. He was a galvanizing figure for the city of Boston following the Marathon bombings, encouraging the citizenry to “stay strong” and showing the way. New England Tech will have the honor of presenting Ortiz with his first honorary degree. During commencement, he will receive a doctor of humane letters in recognition of his leadership, and his work to help others – especially his efforts help children in New England and the Dominican Republic who face significant health challenges.

New England Institute of Technology will also honor two prominent Rhode Island business and community leaders. Bob and Warren Galkin are Chairman and Vice Chairman of Rhode Island’s NATCO Products Corporation, a home furnishings manufacturer and four-generation family business celebrating 100 years in operation. Together the brothers have steered their business through economic success and challenges and grown it into an international company with factories in China, Canada, Maine, Georgia and Rhode Island. They manufacture a variety of consumer products including curtains, carpets, and wooden furniture, and sell them in major retail stores. They have also invested in companies as diverse as employment agencies, assisted living centers and indoor soccer fields. They will receive honorary doctorates during commencement in recognition of their work to improve the lives of Rhode Islanders. They have been significant supporters of education, research, and healthcare. Warren set up endowment funds for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick and spearheaded building and remodeling of the clubs. Bob and his late wife Wini have gifted hospitals, colleges, and historic preservation societies. The brothers are working together to turn the John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier into a Rhode Island museum. Both are dedicated to creating opportunities for the next generation.

This year marks New England Institute of Technology’s 76th commencement.

  • DATE: Saturday, April 30, 2017
  • TIME: Ceremony begins at 11 a.m
  • VENUE: Dunkin Donuts Center, 1 La Salle Square, Providence, Rhode Island (click for map)

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Microsoft Director Speaks to Students at New England Tech During DigiGirlz 2017 New England

New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) kicked off 2017 Microsoft DigiGirlz New England tour for middle and high school girls.

Microsoft's DigiGirlz 2017 Tour Kicked Off At New England Tech!

The girls of DigiGirlz seated behind (L/R) Microsoft’s Citizenship and Public Affairs Director Donna Woodall, RI Governor Gina Riamondo, New England Institue of Technology Senior Vice President and Provost Douglas Sherman

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo joined the audience of 150 high school girls from across the state who participated in the event, whichNew England DigiGirlz tour launches at Rhode Island New England Tech provided them with a unique opportunity to explore a wide range of careers in technology, participate in computer and technology workshops by New England Tech students and faculty in technology and engineering majors, and the chance to meet with Microsoft employees.

Raimondo shared a startling statistic of the vast opportunities for women entering the technology industry. Of the 42% of Rhode Island public high school students who took the Advanced Placement computer science exam last year, only twelve of them were female students. “I want to change that,” she said.

“You can’t dream about becoming something that you can’t see. Today you’ll be seeing women students and faculty in technology. I want you to get fired up about your future, and I want you to start dreaming big. The world cannot solve its problems without women at the table.” ~ RI Governor Gina Raimondo

Microsoft’s Citizenship & Public Affairs Director for the Northeast Region, Donna L. Woodall, also discussed the widening opportunities for women in the technology industry. Woodall described how Microsoft launched the DigiGirlz initiative in 2000 to encourage high school girls to pursue careers in the STEM fields. Noting that DigiGirlz was founded before most of the attending students were even born, she then mentioned that even today, women occupy just 6.7% of the technology industry workforce.

“We need to dispel the myth that this is a man’s job because women will bring more fun, diversity and new ideas to the field,” she said. “I want to see you in these roles. No matter the field – whether a dancer or a doctor – they all need technology.” ~ Microsoft’s Donna L. Woodall

At the event, current NEIT students presented seminars. Jayson Bennet and McKenzie Byrne presented separate game design modules, and Saskiah Vargas-Walton conducted a seminar on mechanical engineering technology.

NEIT offers technology-focused associate and bachelor’s degree programs in Game Development & Simulation Programming, 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 at New England Tech at www.neit.edu

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