General Acronym Listing by Letter

NANOSAT Nano-sized Satellite Laboratory
  pronunciation: 'nano-sat'
NCAA National Collegiate Athletic Association
  pronunciation: NCAA or N-C-Double-A
  other notes: WPI plays in Division III of the NCAA
  Web address:
NCP Non Custodial Profile
  other notes: Profile is usually written PROFILE, but is not an acronym
  Web address:
NDEC Non-Desctructive Evaluation Center
  Web address:
NEASC New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  pronunciation: 'knee-ask'
  other notes: WPI, as a university, is accredited by NEASC
  Web address:
NECCWA New England College Conference Wrestling Association
  other notes: The varsity wrestling team is a member of this conference.
NECME New England Coalition for Manufacturing Education
  Web address:
NEISA New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association
  Web address:
NERB New England Roast Beef
  pronunciation: 'nerb'
  other notes: A sandwich shop on Park Ave., adjacent to Twomeys. It is the official sandwich provider of such local fraternities as ATO.
NETCAM NETwork Computing Applications and Multimedia
NEW National Engineers Week
  Web address:
NEWMAC The New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference
  pronunciation: 'new-mac'
  other notes: Many of WPI's varsity sports teams play in this conference
  Web address:
NFO New Faculty Orientation
NIB Newly Initiated Brother
  pronunciation: 'nib' or 'nibs"
  other notes: NIBs is the plural form, fraternal term
NO Network Operations
  pronunciation: Net-Ops
  Web address:
NOC Network Operations Center
  pronunciation: 'the knock'
NR No Record
NRHH National Residence Hall Honorary
NROTC Naval Reserve Officer Training Corp
  pronunciation: Navy-ROTC
  Web address:
NSBE National Society of Black Engineers
  pronunciation: 'nez-bee'
NSO New Student Orientation
  Web address:
NSR New Student Record
NSSE National Survey of Student Engagement
NV New Voices
  other notes: usually takes the form NVxx, where xx is replaced with a whole number which increments annually. 2004 = NV22.
  Web address:

About This Site | Instructions | Update | WAD in the News | Disclaimer

The WPI Acronym Dictionary
© 2002-2010 William L. Herbert '05