Marilyn Tremaine, PhD, professor of information systems, was designated Professor Emeritus effective February 1, 2005, in recognition of her service to the university and her continuing involvement with its students.
In addition, Tremaine received the 2005 Lifetime Service Award from the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI). The CHI Lifetime Service Award is given to individuals who have contributed to the growth of SIGCHI in a variety of capacities and carries an honorarium of $1,000.
Student Section of Society of Women Engineers Receives Award at National Conference
The NJIT student section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) was honored with the Student Net Increase Award for Medium Sections at this year’s national SWE conference. The NJIT SWE achieved an 86% increase in student members over the past year.
Also, NJIT SWE student section president Chisom Madiuke served as a member of the Region E team during the conference "SME Bowl" competition. The Subject Matter Expert (SME) Bowl, sponsored by ExxonMobil, is a competition that challenges SWE students in their knowledge of science, math, physics, engineering, and technology as well as SWE history, policies, and procedures. The region won first prize, netting a $1,500 team award for region programming.
Bloom Appointed to Mathematics Task Force
Joel S. Bloom, interim provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at NJIT, was appointed to the Governor's Mathematics Task Force.