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Graduate Students From Lodi, Scotch Plains, Kearny Feted at NJIT

More than 100 people recently gathered at an annual awards luncheon to honor the exceptional work and commitment of more than a dozen individuals associated with the College of Science and Liberal Arts at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

“Here at NJIT we think such ceremonies are serious business,” said Fadi Deek, PhD, dean of the college. “It’s a good way to let special individuals know their worth and to teach others that good deeds do get noticed.”  Students, faculty and staff from throughout New Jersey stepped up to the podium to receive the honors. They included the following individuals.

Three graduate students were presented awards.

Christina Ambrosio, of Lodi, a doctoral student in mathematical sciences was noted for her presentations at major conferences, excellent teaching evaluations and a paper she wrote accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal, Neurocomputing.

Yubing Wang, of Scotch Plains, a doctoral student studying chemistry, grasps new concepts easily.  His work in the field of nanotechnology has resulted in a number of high quality publications.

Aiquin Jiang, of Kearny, a doctoral student studying physics, graduates next month. Her advisors tout her research skills and point out that she has already published three papers in notable peer-reviewed journals.

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.