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Event Updates 

Less than two weeks to go! Don’t Delay Your Ticket Purchases: Annual Tech Celebration at Gargiulo’s on February 12th

2018 Honorees: Faculty Emeritus - Sheldon Pasner ‘57 and Robert Reilly; Blue and White Service Award to Tech and the Larger Community - Sam Adewumi '84 and Andrew A. Prophete '86; The Technite - Erin Grace Clarke ‘01. For Tickets and/or Sponsorships, please visit this page.

Ruby Reception on Saturday, March 15th.
Join us as we celebrate past and present women of Brooklyn Tech and connect young female students to established female professionals. Visit this page for tickets.

Homecoming on April 20 - April 21st of 2018.
We invite back the graduates of the 30's, 40's and 50's, and anniversary classes of '53, '58, '63, '68, '73, '78, '83, '88, '93, '98, and '08. (Click on the hyper-link for information about your class).

Alumni in the News

The Recording Academy announced last month that Tony Agnello66 (Aero) has won a 2018 GRAMMY Special Merit Award. “My Tech education was instrumental in setting me on this path,” Tony says.

This year’s 12 GRAMMY Special Merit Award honorees are:  Lifetime Achievement Award: Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, the Meters, Queen, and Tina Turner. Trustees Award: Bill Graham, Seymour Stein and John Williams.

Technical GRAMMY Award: Tony Agnello and Richard Factor.
The Technical GRAMMY is a Special Merit Award presented by vote of the Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees in recognition of contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field. Mr. Agnello & Mr. Factor’s Eventide created the underlying technology for pitch-shifting and pitch-correction devices, impacting the sound of classic LPs such as David Bowie's Low, Kraftwerk's Computer World and AC/DC's Back in Black, among others. 

After a concussion, Akhilesh Khakhar ’18 – one of Crain’s 2017 20 Under 20 – created a study app called PrepUp that helped him achieve a perfect ACT score. The app is a bit like HQ Trivia. He’s in the news again here.



Naureen Ghani ’11 (Biomedical Engineering) / Columbia ’15, recently wrote on the Public Library of Science blog about her experiences teaching and learning at Seoul Science High School, South Korea. She drew a parallel to her time at Tech. Currently working at Columbia University Medical Center, Naureen was a co-founder of Columbia Splash. MLK Debate Tournament Success!


Shaheen Pasha, a journalism professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, attended Tech from ’91-’93 prior to her family’s move to New Jersey. Shaheen is one of nine journalists selected for a 2018 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University. She will be researching how university journalism programs can partner with prisons to create journalism programs to support inmates. 

Latest Happenings

Spring Semester is here! Despite the wintry weather on Tuesday, January 30th, Brooklyn Tech welcomed back more than 5,800 students for the first day of Spring Semester 2018.

Specialized High Schools Information Forums

More than 1,600 6th & 7th graders and parents attended two Specialized High Schools Information Forums, January 24th and 29th, hosted at Tech by the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation. Prospective students and families from throughout the five boroughs received an introduction to the specialized high school admissions process. The third 2018 Information Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7th at 6:30 PM. Free but registration is required:

Congratulations to Organized Chaos, Tech's Boys Step team, for winning First Place at the 12th Annual Daily News Youth Step USA Brooklyn Borough Championships! 🏆 

Tech hosted the NYC Urban Debate League’s MLK Invitational Tournament on Sat., Jan. 20th, and teams from all over NYC competed in three arduous rounds. In Varsity, three Brooklyn Tech teams swept the top three Speaker Awards: 1st Place, Sadia Tarin; 2nd Place, Stephen Wilson; and 3rd Place, Mubeen Sadaqat. Six Tech Varsity teams left with perfect records. Two BTHS debaters placed in the top 5 Novice speakers: Ben Klass and Conor Sullivan! Four Tech Novice teams left with winning records! Go, Tech Debate!

PROM Dress Drive -- Donate Your New or Gently Used Dresses!
We only have 30 dresses so far and we need many more! Clean out your closets for your old bridesmaids’ dresses, formals, cocktail party frocks and send to Tech for our young women who are seniors, headed for the senior prom in June. We need dresses in excellent condition; these may be gently used or brand new. Gently used dresses should be cleaned (tickets from the cleaners must remain on the dresses) before they are sent to us. Each dress must be appropriately packaged so that we do not have to follow up with pressing. We are accepting dresses of all sizes. Your name, graduating year and contact information should be included so that we can send you a receipt for tax purposes. If you choose to buy a dress for donating, please send the dress and a receipt so that we can include the value of the donation in the tax letter we send you.

Send to Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation, 29 Fort Greene Place, Brooklyn, New York 11217; Attention: E. Sciabarra

We will be hosting a late March, early April Prom Dress Giveaway event so that Tech seniors getting ready for their prom, can “shop” in school first. Donations will be accepted through February 15, 2017. If a student finds a dress she likes, she will receive it free-of-charge.

Choral ConcertHere is a 12-video playlist from the lovely joint concert on January 13th at Brooklyn Tech of the Brooklyn Community Chorus, led by Jim DiBenedetto, and The Brooklyn Tech HS Concert Choir and A Capella group led by Basia Revi. Shelley Zipper and Deborah Rothman of the English Dept. sang.

8th Annual Engineers’ Week - The National Society of Black Engineers and the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation are hosting Brooklyn Tech's 8th Annual Engineers Week from February 5th- 9th 2018. It's a week dedicated to encouraging students to pursue engineering and engineering related fields. There are events happening throughout the week for our students to actively participate in or simply attend - the Egg Drop (2/5/18), SWE Maker Faire (2/6/18), and/or Boat Regatta (2/9/18). More details to follow. 



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