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KUDOS - October 2005

Faculty, staff, students and alumni received awards during the second annual University Convocation on September 28, 2005.

MASTER TEACHER DESIGNATION

John Bechtold, PhD Mathematical Sciences

James Geller, PhD Computer Science

Bernard Koplik, PhD Mechanical Engineering

Michael Mostoller, PhD Architecture

EDWARD F. WESTON MEDAL FOR PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

George Newcombe '69

FOUNDATION OVERSEERS PUBLIC & INSTITUTE SERVICE AWARD

Howard Kimmel, PhD Chemical Engineering

HARLAN J. PERLIS AWARD FOR RESEARCH

John Federici, PhD Physics

CONSTANCE A. MURRAY DIVERSITY AWARD

Talina Knox, Murray Center for Women in Technology

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARDS

INSTRUCTION BY A TEACHING ASSISTANT

Ivan Zorych, PhD

Mathematical Sciences

INSTRUCTION BY AN ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

Michael Hornsby, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering

INSTRUCTION BY A SPECIAL LECTURER

James Lipuma, PhD, Humanities

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BY A TENURED FACULTY MEMBER

Jacob Klapper, PhD,  Electrical and Computer Engineering

TEAM, INTERDEPARTMENTAL, MULTIDISCIPLINARY OR NON-TRADITIONAL TEACHING

Durgamadhab Misra, PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering

UNDERGRADUATE INSTRUCTION, LOWER DIVISION

Rajiv Mehta, PhD, Management

GRADUATE INSTRUCTION

Dimitrios Theodoratos, PhD, Computer Science

PETER SMALL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Diana Martinez, Biology

PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Erica D'Almeida, Architecture

Nisha Goklaney, Management

Mendonça Receives NSF Award

David Mendonça, assistant professor in the department of information systems, received a National Science Foundation (NSF) award entitled "SGER: Hurricane Katrina Debris Removal Operations: The Role of Communication and Computing Technologies." Mendonça currently is in his first year of a five-year award from the NSF.

Post-Doctoral Students Awarded Fellowships

Kathleen Gilbert, Jason Steffener, post-doctoral graduates at NJIT, were awarded fellowships from the New Jersey Technology Fellowship program. Launched in April, the program helps move cutting-edge research from the lab to the marketplace by providing funding to emerging high-tech companies that hire post-doctoral graduates from New Jersey research universities.