The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 15th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on April 16, 2013 in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium. The event will celebrate the 94th anniversary of NCE, NJIT’s flagship institution. Honorees, who hail mostly from New Jersey, will include nine students, seven faculty and staff and two alumni with notable careers in technology and engineering. The U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), Dover, will receive the Outstanding Industry Partnership Award. For more information about attending the event, contact Angela Vega-Irvin at 973-596-3223.Hatch Mott MacDonald Vice President Joseph G. Stanley, of Morristown, president of the NJIT Alumni Association, will receive the NCE Outstanding Alumnus Award. Stanley, who received a bachelor’s degree (1978) and a master’s degree (1985) in civil engineering from NJIT, says that the best thing about civil engineering is that you can see the results of your work. “Civil engineers also do work that has a positive impact on society,” he adds. Stanley’s most notable projects include designing a water supply facility that is cited by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for its efficiency and effectiveness. Helping improve society like that makes him feel proud to be a civil engineer.
“I am fortunate to be involved in a field – drinking water supply – that wants to protect the public’s health,” he says. "You can’t say that about every industry, unfortunately." Stanley likes to help young people, and at HMM he manages the Young Professionals Committee, which gives talented young employees (aged 35 and younger) the chance to do research and provide input into the operations of the company. He is also in charge of HMM’s international aid efforts. Working with the United States Agency for International Development, he has helped developing countries such as Afghanistan, Mali and Tanzania improve their infrastructure and transportation systems.