Hornsby, of Princeton Junction, received the award for demonstrating excellence in the classroom and for encouraging and guiding students to work at their highest academic level.
Hornsby’s graduate course on environmental site remediation offers students information about the state-of-the-art techniques that consultants and regulatory agencies use when cleaning contaminated sites. The course covers how to contend with and redevelop Brownfield sites – old contaminated industrial buildings and lands.
Hornsby’s course is one of the most popular and well-subscribed courses in the department since, as one former student reported: “the students in the class were given information that was up-to-date, technically important and extremely valuable in the work environment.”
NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls more than 9,558 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2011 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Office of Continuing Professional Education.