New England Tech Mechanical Engineering Students Pass National NIMS Exam

Recent Mechanical Engineering Technology students from New England Institute of Technology passed the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Measurement, Materials, and Safety exam. This is the first exam (out of 52 distinct certifications) that must be taken by all students seeking NIMS credentials.

NIMS was established in 1995 by the metalworking trade association to develop and maintain a globally competitive workforce. The organization sets skills standards for the industry, certifies individual skills against the standards, and accredits training programs that meet NIMS quality requirements. Today, NIMS is the industry standard for training and skill validation for precision manufacturing jobs.

NIMS maintains accredited metalworking training programs and NIMS-registered organizations from coast to coast. NIMS has a stakeholder base of over 6,000 metalworking companies in partnership with the major trade associations in the industry, including the Association for Manufacturing Technology, the National Tooling & Machining Association, the Precision Machine Products Association, the Precision Metalforming Association, and the Tooling and Manufacturing Association.

It also provides exclusive training seminars for instructors and trainers, spotlighting machinist credentialing, and on-the-job training preparation, apprenticeship and workforce development training, and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) training.

Great job by these students as well as the Mechanical Engineering Technology faculty who prepared them so very well.

Zachary Anderson
Jacob Bosse
Nickolas Cabral
Nicholas Carpenter
Alexander Caruso
Peter Chighine
Camden Clory
Michael Devona
Jarod Drury
Adrien Francois Jr.
Braer Franklin-Vinbury
Chase Gibson
Ryan Hiscox
Danielle Huguenin
Zachariah Lamoureux
Amber Levesque
Nicholas Martino
Comori Matthew
Andrew Miga
Juliana Odisi
Hunter Pratt
Ian Purdy
Antonio Rodriguez
Daniel Servant Jr.
Michael St. Rock
Nicholas Tricarico
Eric Wichland

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Finalists of FIRST® Tech Robotics Challenge Decided at New England Tech

Finalists of FIRST® Tech Robotics Challenge Decided at New England Tech

First Robotics competition at Rhode Island's New England TechNew England Institute of Technology sponsored the eleventh annual FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge on Saturday, February 4th.  Serving as Rhode Island’s FIRST® Tech Challenge Affiliate Partner, NEIT hosted 32 Rhode Island middle and high school robotics teams which emerged from qualifying competitions to take part in this final round.

rhode island first roboticsThis season, approximately 40 middle and high school robotics teams throughout the state assembled to design, build and compete in the annual Rhode Island FIRST® Tech Challenge. This year’s theme, “Velocity Vortex,” was announced at the FIRST® Kick-Off held at NEIT on September 10th.

Accomplished inventor, Dean Kamen, founded FIRST® in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in students through the fun of robotics. The goal is to engage students to develop problem-solving, critical thinking, and innovative reasoning skills using custom-designed robots. The participating Rhode Island teams competed for four slots to travel to regional and national competitions to be held in Pennsylvania in March.

The four teams advancing to the Super Regional in Scranton, PA in March are:

  • Inspire Award Winner- 121 Aquidneck Island Robotics
  • Winning Alliance Captain- 9910 Scituate HS
  • Inspire Award 2ndplace- 6217 The Fellowship
  • Winning Alliance 1stteam selected- 154 Burrillville HS

For more information on the Tech Challenge, contact Erin Flynn at New England Tech at 401-739-5000, ext. 3462 or by email at eflynn@neit.edu. To learn more about the FIRST® organization, please visit www.usfirst.org or learn about our Mechanical Engineering Technology <click.

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