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New Jersey Institute of Technology Student, a New Providence Resident, Named Outstanding Senior

Swatee Singh, of New Providence, a senior in the Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), was recently named Outstanding Senior in the NCE department of electrical and computer engineering.

Each year, NCE recognizes the top seniors in its engineering departments during an awards banquet at the Newark Airport Marriott. The awards are presented to students who excel academically while also illustrating deep commitments to the university.

Upon presenting Singh with the award, Atam Dhawan, chairman of the department of electrical and computer engineering, said, “Swatee is dedicated and determined, a hard-working student with a positive attitude and excellent academic potential.”

Her leadership qualities are illustrated, Dhawan added, in the myriad ways she has helped NJIT. She has worked as a facilitator for a study-group program for several electrical-engineering courses; she is president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineer’s student branch; and secretary of an advisory board for the department of electrical and computer engineering.

When she was a junior, Singh was awarded an NJIT award for having the highest grade point average (GPA) in NCE. Now in her senior year, Singh has a perfect GPA of 4.0.

She has participated in several undergraduate research projects. In the summer of 2001, she worked on a nano-technology project at NJIT; she also worked on a research project that uses Verilog Hardware Description Language to describe a central processing unit of a computer. During the summer of 2002, she interned with the Quantum Computer Group at Bell Labs, Murray Hill.

She was recently awarded a $10,000 fellowship from Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, which she will use to pursue graduate studies at Purdue University.

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.