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New York Institute of Technology is a private, non-sectarian, co-educational university located in New York. The University has two New York campuses, one in Old Westbury Long Island and one near Columbus Circle in Manhattan. They also have several global campuses and programs which are found in China and the Middle East. Overall they have over 15,000 students registered at NYIT.
NYIT was started off in 1910 under the name New York Technical Institute. In 1955 it opened up its first campus in Brooklyn New York with the name that we know today New York Institute of Technology. It was opened under a provisional charter granted by the New York State Board of Regents.
NYIT was founded by Alexander Schure Ph.D. with the mission of offering career-oriented professional education, providing all qualified students access to opportunity, and supporting applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. Schure later served as NYIT’s first president.
NYIT sought to meet critical national demands, particularly the need for scientists, engineers, and high-level technicians in the United States. In the higher education community at that time, a debate arose around the concern that humanities studies would be overshadowed by too much emphasis on science and engineering. NYIT’s goal was to create a balance between science/engineering and a liberal arts education, and ever since, it has been focusing on this model to prepare students for current and future careers. NYIT’s mission resonated among industry and learners. By the 1958-1959 academic year, the university had more than 300 students, and the time had come to expand its physical operations.
In 1958 the college purchased real estate in mid town Manhattan which included a 1,200 seat auditorium. They went on that year to sponsor the first National Technology Awards to help raise funds for the NYIT science and technology laboratories.
In 1959 NYIT incorporated modern technologies with teaching and applied academics. They introduced “teaching machines” for student instruction in physics, electronics, and mathematics. NYIT also pioneered the use of mainframes as a teaching tool. This was so successful that NYIT received two grants from the federal government. One was to develop a system of individualized learning through the use of computers, and the other to develop a computer-based course in general physics for midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.
NYIT was also a pioneer in 3-D computer animation. Before Pixar and Lucasfilm, there was NYIT’s Computer Graphics Lab. In 1974, NYIT’s Computer Graphics Lab was established and attracted the like of: Pixar Animation Studios President Edwin Catmull and co-founder Alvy Ray Smith; Walt Disney Feature Animations Chief Scientist Lance Joseph Williams; Dreamworks animator Hank Grebe; and Netscape and Silicon Graphics founder Jim Clark.
In 1995, NYIT’s School of Engineering took first place in the US Department of Energy’s Clean Air Road Rally. The student engineering team spent three years designing and building the high-performance hybrid electric car that beat out 43 other vehicles.
NYIT has since had many accomplishments in the world of technology. In 2002 they were responsible for installing the fastest broadband network in the East Coast of the United States.
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