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Sep 6, 2019

Technology has and continues to change the world. There's one technology center at New York Institute for Technology called the Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC). This center, located on Long Island, is changing the way we do business both here and around the world.

About ETIC:

ETIC fosters discovery, cultivating new businesses and products, and trailblazing fresh ideas in technology, engineering, and applied science. ETIC constantly creates partnerships between the academic community and professional organizations. ETIC's goal is to make a difference in IT and cybersecurity, bioengineering and medical devices, and energy and green technologies.

ETIC has 8,000 square feet of state-of-the-art labs and facilities. The center is dedicated to supporting its partner companies and offering them access to funding through their investor networks. They also help students become transformative leaders in the field. Further, their goal is to spur the NYC community to develop excitement about scientific advances.

Discussion on HTOA

On this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Dr. Michael Nizich was interviewed. Hear what he has to say about how ETIC contribute to the region. He also talked about how the ETIC is preparing the regional workforce. In addition, he discussed students benefit and how the ETIC is making students think about global change.

About the Guest

Michael Nizich is the director of the Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC) and is an adjunct assistant professor of computer science at New York Institute of Technology. He has more than 25 years of professional experience in information technology in a variety of industries, including aviation, education, law enforcement, biotechnology, and cybersecurity. Nizich has held IT leadership positions in both private and publicly held companies.

With more than 10 years of college-level teaching experience, Nizich holds a Ph.D. in Information Studies from Long Island University, a master’s degree in Technology Systems Management from Stony Brook University, and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Dowling College.

Through ETIC programs, Nizich regularly connects both domestic and international students with internships and full-time positions in cybersecurity. He also directs NYIT’s Center of Academic Excellence for Cybersecurity Education, designated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency, and serves as a member of the CTEA committee for cybersecurity for Suffolk County Community College.

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