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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

Bell Labs North America VP Alice White To Deliver Address at NJIT Convocation

Alice E. White, vice president, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs North America, will be the keynote speaker at NJIT’s annual University Convocation on Sept. 3, 2008, 3 p.m. at NJIT. A reception follows.

At convocation, designations are conferred upon select faculty, alums and staff who have demonstrated the highest level of excellence over a sustained period.  “We reward them not only for their achievement, but because their leadership serves as a testament to NJIT’s commitment to excellence,” said NJIT Provost Priscilla Nelson.

White has a broad technical background in experimental solid state physics and optics, including fabrication and implementation of optical fiber devices and integrated optical components for optical networks, semiconductor processing and devices, ion beam interactions with solids, and low temperature and vacuum techniques, with over 120 publications. 

She holds a BA degree in physics from Middlebury College and MA and PhD degrees in physics from Harvard University. 

An active member of the American Physical Society (APS) and the Optical Society of America, she was elected Councilor-at-Large for the APS (1993) and was one of the founding members of the Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics (FIAP) of the APS.  

White is the recipient of the 1991 Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award from the APS and became a Fellow of the APS in 1995.  More recently, she was recognized with the prestigious Bell Labs Fellow Award.   She has served on the Advisory Board of NJIT’s Murray Center for Women in Technology since 2004. 

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 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 2012 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 Division of Continuing Professional Education.