Women Engineering Deans: Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D

Women Engineering Deans

5. Which engineering careers do most students move into?

– CNN Money top 10 Best Jobs in America include: Biomedical Engineer, Software Architect, Database Administrator, Software Developer http://money.cnn.com/pf/best-jobs/2012/snapshots/

– CNN Money top 10 Fastest Growing Jobs: #2: Medical Devices Clinical Engineer

6. Why do you think high school students should study engineering?

My mission in life is engineering education, and in particular the education of female engineers as evidenced in this story: “NYIT STEMs the Tide”, which highlights all the women in engineering at NYIT, and their likelihood to devise smarter, more efficient, and more helpful solutions to engineering problems. http://www.nyit.edu/images/uploads/2013/alumni/volume_11_number_2_digital.pdf

It is clear that there is a national engineering shortage and to meet the high workforce demands, engineering deans are actively reaching out to middle and high school students to strengthen the engineering pipeline into college and beyond. At NYIT, STEM outreach initiatives and partnerships abound. Most notable is our “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” event that took place in February 2014 during National Engineers Week. At the event, young girls from the Girl Scouts of Nassau and Girls Inc. of Long Island flew drones with assistance from our engineering students (watch video).

At NYIT I created a High School Showcase Competition in partnership with Connect-to-Tech, designed to encourage girls participation as the criteria requires each team to have a girl amongst its members.

At NYIT, we call attention to targeted programs geared towards the recruitment of minorities and to the need for strong support systems to boost minorities retention and graduate rates.



Our Pre-College Summer Camp offers workshops in Hacking, Robotics, Digital Music, Gaming, and Nanotechnology:


7. What does New York Institute of Technology specialize in in regards to engineering?

We offer majors in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Management, Information Technology, Computer Science, Telecommunications and Network Management, and Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology.

We have unique specializations in Cybersecurity and Big Data Analytics in conjunction with IBM within our Computer Science and Information Technology offerings. Our curriculum is certified by the NSA.

Our unique M.S. program in Information, Network, and Computer Security is offered in NY’s two campuses and globally in Vancouver, CA, and soon in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It is strengthened by industry links as evidenced by our widely covered Cybersecurity Conferences in NY and globally.

We are expanding our work on bioelectronics, telemedicine, and medical applications to wireless communications, as evidenced in this NSF-funded teacher workshop in Transformative Education and our recent partnership with the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.

We also have a number of ‘green’ programs, such as an NSF-funded minor in Energy, Science, Technology, and Policy (ESTeP), and Master’s programs in Energy Management and Environmental Technology. Most notable on that front is our Water-Energy Nexus conference held in Beijing, China in April, 2014 and NSF workshop on Clean Water Challenges.

Entrepreneurship education for engineers is supported by an NCIIA grant.

8. Why should students apply to New York Institute of Technology?

Because it’s forward thinking, vibrant and tightly connected to the real world and prepares its students for the future. We are true to our vision “Engineering for Society: Innovating for a Better World”.

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