NJIT Newsroom tagged with "first" Updates about what's happening on and around the NJIT campus. http://www.njit.edu/news en-us 2014 New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu/uicomponents/images/sub_logo.gif New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu 60 See Amazing New Sun Images From NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-292.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-292.phpTue, 24 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT Distinguished Professor Philip R. Goode and the Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) team have achieved “first light” using a deformable mirror in what is called adaptive optics at BBSO. An image of a sunspot was published Aug. 23, 2010 on the website of Ciel et l'Espace, as the photo of the day.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of physics, big bear solar observatory, philip goode, national solar observatory, advanced technology solar telescope


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World's Largest Telescope at NJIT’s Big Bear Captures Sun’s Magnetic Field Better http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-201.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-201.phpWed, 20 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT's new 1.6-meter clear aperture solar telescope—the largest of its kind in the world—is now operational.  The unveiling of this remarkable instrument—said to be the pathfinder for all future, large ground-based telescopes—could not have come at a more auspicious moment for science.  This year marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo's telescope that he used to demonstrate that sunspots are indeed on the Sun. 

Tagged: department of physics, national science foundation, big bear solar observatory, philip goode, sun, bbso, solar, telescope


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NJIT Professor To Discuss Digital Data Forensics at Computer Science Department Seminar http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-132.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-132.phpTue, 07 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Yun-Qing Shi, PhD, professor of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, will discuss "First Digit Law and Its Application to Digital Forensics" at a Computer Science Department Seminar on April 13, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center 4415.

Tagged: college of computing sciences, department of electrical and computer engineering, department of computer science, yun-qing shi, digital data forensics


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NJIT’s Miniversity Program Helps First-Year Students Make Connections, Ease Transition from High School to College http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-251.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-251.phpWed, 25 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Incoming first-year students took part in a two-day interactive overnight orientation this week as part of NJIT's Connections Miniversity Program. Students are given the opportunity to meet with advisors and receive guidance on academic planning. Beyond the academic orientation, students participate in activities that help orient them to community life and the diverse resources in and around Newark. Lead Coordinators for the 2008 Miniversity are Michael Lawson, of Parsippany, a junior majoring in architecture and Nicole Mavropoulos, of Livingston, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering.

Tagged: students, new jersey school of architecture, department of mechanical engineering, orientation, michael lawson, miniversity


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NJIT To Host FIRST Robotics Kick-Off Event http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-008.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-008.phpFri, 06 Jan 2006 00:00:00 -0500 Five-foot tall, 130-pound, radio-controlled robots will begin to come to life at NJIT Saturday, when hundreds of high school students will be given kits from which they must build and design the robots. "This kick-off event sets the clock ticking and the teams will run back to their schools to start figuring out ways to have their robots win this year's game," said Randy Schaeffer, FIRST regional director for New York City and New Jersey, which is based at NJIT.

Tagged: center for pre-college programs, high school students, robotics, first, robots, randy schaeffer


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NJIT To Meet with Senegalese Educators at Newark’s West Side High http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-320.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-320.phpFri, 16 Sep 2005 00:00:00 -0400 An engineer, a student and a technician from NJIT who helped middle and high school students from Newark compete in New Jersey FIRST competitions will discuss their experiences with a delegation of Senegalese educators on Sept. 19 at 2 p.m., West Side High School, Newark. NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch, engineer Levelle Burr-Alexander, project manager for instruction at NJIT's Center for Pre-College Programs, and Frank Johansson, a technician at NJIT, will attend.

Tagged: robert altenkirch, high school, center for pre-college programs, first, frank johansson, levelle alexander


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NJIT Recognizes Newark Robotics Program Volunteers at Awards Ceremony http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-189.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-189.phpThu, 28 Apr 2005 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch presented an award to Randy Schaeffer, FIRST regional director for New York City and New Jersey, at a volunteer awards ceremony on April 27, 2005. Nine high-school teams from Newark, all coached by students and technicians from NJIT, competed in the New Jersey FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Regional Robotics Competition in March. FIRST is a nonprofit organization dedicated to introducing young people to the excitement of science, math, engineering and technology.

Tagged: robert altenkirch, first, randy schaeffer


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Coached by NJIT, Nine Newark High Schools to Compete in Robotics Contest http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-091.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-091.phpWed, 09 Mar 2005 00:00:00 -0500 Nine high-school teams from Newark, all coached by students and technicians from NJIT, will compete in the New Jersey FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Regional Robotics Competition on March 18 and 19 in the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton. The contest will feature five-foot tall, 100-pound robots lifting and stacking pyramid-shaped blocks of pipe and wood within a two-minute deadline.

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NJIT To Host FIRST Robotics Competition for Newark Middle Schools http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-014.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-014.phpThu, 13 Jan 2005 00:00:00 -0500 Middle-school students from Newark will compete in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League at NJIT on Jan. 15, 2005 at 12 noon. The twenty participating student teams, who have been tutored by NJIT students, have built robots designed to help disabled individuals perform domestic tasks.

Tagged: newark, robotics, first, lego, middle school


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NJIT Board of Trustees Revamps and Elects First Woman Chair http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-267.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-267.phpFri, 10 Dec 2004 00:00:00 -0500 The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Board of Trustees has elected its first female chairperson, Kathleen Wielkopolski, Chester. Wielkopolski is executive vice president and chief financial strategy officer of the Gale Company, Florham Park. Serving as co-vice chair will be attorney James M. Burns, Middletown.  Burns, a specialist in management labor law, is a founding partner of the Livingston law firm, Genova, Burns & Vernoia.  Serving as the other co-vice chair of the board will be Stephen DePalma, chief executive officer and chairman of Schoor DePalma Inc, Manalapan, and an alumnus of NJIT.  Attending his first meeting this November as a member of the Board was civil engineer David J. Samuel, Sayreville, an NJIT alumnus and a managing partner in the engineering firm CME Associates, Parlin, who joined the board Oct. 25, 2004.

Tagged: board of trustees, kathleen wielkopolski


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New Jersey Institute of Technology Hosts First Annual NJIT Day http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-185.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-185.phpFri, 15 Oct 2004 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT Day is a campus-wide fall festival featuring the dedication of NJIT's new buildings. There will be music, entertainment, athletic games.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: NJIT Hosts Robotics Competition: 15 Newark Schools To Compete In FIRST LEGO Tournament http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-018.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-018.phpFri, 20 Feb 2004 00:00:00 -0500 Some 120 students from Newark's public schools will compete in a Mission Mars robotics contest. The sixth through eighth graders, divided into 15 teams, used Lego Mindstorm kits to design small robots. The children, mentored by NJIT students, programmed the robots to perform tasks on a mock surface of Mars. In competition, the robots must perform certain tasks: moving ramps and exiting a landing base, clearing surface dust from solar panels and connecting habitation modules. Judges will evaluate the robots' performance and select team winners. 

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New Jersey Institute of Technology Publishes First Online Annual Report http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-023.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-023.phpFri, 07 Mar 2003 00:00:00 -0500 The first on-line annual report of its kind (www.njit.edu/annualreport2003) was published this month by New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), the nation's perennially most-wired university. "It is an appropriate achievement for this university, one which will dramatically increase state and national awareness of NJIT's role in technological research, education, and economic development. Produced by NJIT staff, this model demonstrates that greater reach and cost savings are not mutually exclusive goals," said Jean Llewellyn, executive director of University Communications at NJIT.

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