More than two dozen of the best graduate and undergraduate research work at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will be on view for Provost’s Research Day. The event set for April 11, 2007, 1-4 p.m., will be held in the first floor atrium of NJIT’s Campus Center. Students and mentors will be available to discuss research topics, such as:
• Doctoral candidate Kamilah Hilton and Somenath Mitra, PhD, professor and chair of NJIT’s Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, are examining trace monitoring of pesticides for homeland security. Mitra recently developed and patented what could eventually become a simple keychain device to detect tiny, though potentially lethal, amounts of airborne carcinogens.
• Undergraduate electrical engineering and civil engineering students, who recently won a competition to save New York City 100 years from now, if the island were half-submerged under water, are on hand to discuss their prize solutions for delivering energy to and building structures on the island.
• Jillian Nguyen, a junior in biomedical engineering, will illustrate research about binocular dysfunction, an increasing problem in today’s society as technological advances rely on near work, such as computer related activities. With an inability to fixate on an object, oculomotor learning within the vergence system is best understood to facilitate therapies for people with binocular dysfunction.
Other research projects focus on biological and pharmaceutical applications, telecommunications and signal processing, the impact on society of technological change and nanotechnology. All student work has already had the academic honor of being presented at technical conferences. Participants represent a broad cross-section of NJIT’s student population.
For a list of all projects see: http://www.njit.edu/academics/provost/studentresearchshowcase/2007.
For more information, contact NJIT Associate Provost, Undergraduate Programs Dana Knox (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone: 973-596-3218.