SIGMA XI - NJIT CHAPTER  

 

SEMINARS CONDUCTED DURING ACADEMIC YEAR 2009-2010

(For abstract and details, click at seminar date)

 

Thursday, September 10, 2009: Dr. YOSHIHIKO TAKAHASHI, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Kanagawa, Japan: "SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES FOR HUMAN AND THE EARTH"   (co-sponsored by the North Jersey IEEE/NJIT Control Systems Seminars Series, NJIT Technology & Society Forum Committee and Sigma Xi).

Tuesday, September 29, 2009, Research Café Meeting: TREENA LIVINGSTON ARINZEH, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair (Interim), Biomedical Engineering Department, NJIT: "STEM CELLS: THEIR ORIGINS AND APPLICATIONS BEING EXPLORED AT NJIT"  (co-sponsored with the NJIT Technology & Society Forum). 

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 : DICKSON D. DESPOMMIER, PhD, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University: "THE VERTICAL FARM: AGRICULTURE FOR THE 21st CENTURY AND BEYOND"  (co-sponsored with the NJIT Technology & Society Forum and the Albert Dorman Honors College). 

Tuesday, October 2009, Research Café Meeting: DON LOURIA, MD, PhD, Chair Emeritus, Department of Preventive Medicine, New Jersey School of Medicine, UMDNJ: "THE SOCIETAL CONSEQUENCES OF CREATING EXTRAORDINARY LONGEVITY AND THE LOOMING MEDICARE CATASTROPHE: A SYSTEM APPROACH"  (co-sponsored with the NJIT Technology & Society Forum). 

Wednesday, November 4, 2009: MARTIN HOFFERT, PhD., Professor Emeritus and Former Chair, Department of Applied Science, New York University: "SOLAR ELECTRICITY FROM ORBIT"  (co-sponsored with the NJIT Technology & Society Forum and the Albert Dorman Honors College). 

Thursday, November 19, 2009, Research Café Meeting: , REGINALD C. FARROW, PhD, Research Professor, Physics Department, NJIT: "SELF-ASSEMBLED CARBON NANOTUBES AND NANO-DEVICES"  (co-sponsored with the NJIT Technology & Society Forum). 

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 : RICHARD ALSTON, Department of Humanities, NJIT: "CLASSICALLY BLACK: COMPOSERS OF AFRICAN DESCENT"   (co-sponsored by the NJIT Technology & Society Forum, Albert Dorman Honors College, NJIT Educational Opportunity Program and and Sigma Xi).  

Thursday, February 11, 2010, Research Café Meeting: DAVID ROTHENBERG, PhD, Research Professor, Physics Department, NJIT: "WHALES, BIRDS AND WHY NATURE IS BEAUTIFUL"  (co-sponsored with the NJIT Technology & Society Forum). 

Wednesday, February 24, 2010: SARAH BROWNELL, MS, Co-Founder, Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelyhoods: "HAITI: GRASSROOTS TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL EMPOWEREMENT"   (co-sponsored with the NJIT Technology & Society Forum Committee, Albert Dorman Honors College, Murray Center for Women in Technology, NJIT Educational Opportunity Program, NJIT Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and Engineers without Borders).  

Thursday, Thursday, March 4, 2010, Research Café Meeting: MAURIE COHEN, PhD, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, NJIT: "IS IT FUTILE TO PURSUE ECONOMIC GROWTH?"  (co-sponsored with the NJIT Technology & Society Forum). 

Wednesday, March 10, 2010: Lillian Gilbrith Colloquium: MAUDE BARLOW, National Chair, Council of Canadians, Senior Advisor on Water to the President of the United Nations General Assembly: "THE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS AND THE COMING BATTLE FOR THE RIGHT TO WATER"   (co-sponsored with the NJIT Technology & Society Forum Committee, Albert Dorman Honors College and Murray Center for Women in Technology).  

Thursday, Thursday, April 1, 2010, 2010, Research Café Meeting: MICHAEL EHRLICH, PhD and WILLIAM RAPP, PhD College of Management, NJIT: "IS RECOGNIZING ASSET BUBBLES REALLY THAT DIFICULT?"  (co-sponsored with the NJIT Technology & Society Forum).