NEIT to Host Paranormal Researcher and Investigator Thomas D’Agostino

Legends and Haunts of New EnglandImage of Paranormal Researcher and Investigator Thomas D’Agostino - speaker at New England Tech - Rhode Island

Join us Wednesday, October 25, for an evening of the otherworldly and supernatural, as the famed paranormal researcher and investigator Tom D’Agostino takes us deep into the realm of “Legends and Haunts of New England.”

Tom is a well-known figure in the paranormal community all over New England. He’ll take us on a journey to some of the most haunted places in New England. Bara-Hack, The Victorian, John York House, Belcourt Castle, an 1801 farm in Thompson, The Tavern on Main and more.

Tom’s unique presentation will use videos, pictures, electronic voice phenomenon, and some as yet undisclosed, amusing events. The event is sponsored by NEIT Library & Information Commons

  • When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: New England Tech | 1 New England Tech Boulevard | East Greenwich, RI 02818
  • Location: Media Presentation Theater, Room N106
  • Hospitality: Light refreshments will be served

Free Public Event

Speaker Bio
Tom D’Agostino is an educator and author of several published books on ghosts and legends of New England and has been a paranormal researcher/investigator for 35 years with more than 1,200 investigations to his credit in both the public and the private sector. His books have prompted several PBS series, documentaries and television shows in which he has appeared. Tom and his wife Arlene Nicholson constantly travel the region in search of the countless mysteries and haunts that make New England so rich in legend and history. Tom is a graduate of Rhode Island College with a degree in Political Science, and he studied music, history, and business as minors. Tom also builds and plays musical instruments from the Medieval, Renaissance periods and present.

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New England Tech Hosts Summit of Self-Driving Car Companies, including GM and Lyft

New England Tech recently played host to an automobile and high-tech transit summit of the future. A range of companies that are in the process of designing and building self-driving cars and other advanced transit technologies converged in Rhode Island to share ideas, visions of the future – and to get a tour of locations around the state where they can test their prototype models.

New England Tech was selected to host the summit because of its national reputation and top rankings for its automotive technology degree programs.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation invited these companies and other researchers in the advanced automobile technology and transit sectors in an effort to attract leading-edge automotive innovations to the state. According to R.I. Transportation Director Peter Alviti, this summit is the first of an ongoing series to be held.

The state of Rhode Island has invited these companies and transit researchers to submit proposals for their high-tech transit projects to be tested in the state in October.

Representatives from carmaker General Motors and ride-hailing app Lyft were among the speakers. The conference was followed by a tour the following day for attendees to such possible test locations as the future Pawtucket/Central Falls transit center, downtown Providence, and the Quonset Business Park, among other locations.

For the third time in this past year, NEIT was nationally recognized for the quality of its automotive degree programs. Most recently, NEIT was one of just nine schools nationally – and the only one in New England – to receive a Tier I Rating for Collision Repair by the Collision Repair Education Foundation.

 

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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 10/5/2017):

AccessPoint RI – Cranston, RI

BAYADA Home Health Care – Providence, RI

CharterCARE – North Providence, RI

Children’s Friend – Providence, RI

Coastal Medical – Providence, RI

CODAC Behavioral Healthcare, Cranston, RI

Community Care Alliance – Woonsocket, RI

Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, New London, CT

Mass Eye & Ear – Boston, Massachusetts

Meeting Street – Providence, RI

Professional Ambulance – Providence, RI

Seven Hills RI – Woonsocket, RI

South County Health – Wakefield, RI

South Shore Health System – Weymouth, MA

Tender Touch Rehab Services – Multiple Locations

Thundermist Health Center – Warwick, RI

University Medicine – Providence, RI

University Orthopedics – Providence, RI

Westerly Health Center – Westerly, RI

Westerly Hospital – Westerly, RI

Wingate Healthcare – Needham, MA

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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