NJIT Newsroom tagged with "foundation" 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 Two NJIT Engineers Have Been Named National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-119.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-119.phpMon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Two NJIT engineers, a senior and an alumnus from the Class of 2013, have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, generous three-year grants that allow them to focus intensively on research as they pursue doctoral degrees in graduate school.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, nce, department of civil and environmental engineering, national science foundation, jay meegoda, elaine gomez


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NJIT Mourns the Loss of Dr. Joseph J. Padalino '44, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-102.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-102.phpTue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 The NJIT community mourns the recent loss of Dr. Joseph J. Padalino '44, Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the age of 91. 

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Academic and Foundation Honors for Architectural Historian http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-067.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-067.phpWed, 05 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Zeynep Çelik, distinguished professor of architecture who holds appointments in NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture and Federated Department of History, was recently honored by Turkey's Bosphorus University and the Vehbi Koç Foundation for her work in architectural and cultural history.

Tagged: college of architecture and design, coad, school of architecture, architecture, honorary doctorate, zeynep celik, news


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Provident Bank Foundation Helps NJIT Students Bring Design Skills to Communities Affected by Hurricane Sandy http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-163.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-163.phpMon, 29 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 The Provident Bank Foundation announced a $25,000 grant to NJIT in support of the new Center for Resilient Design, a program where students travel to different areas of the state to lend their design expertise to homeowners, businesses and municipalities affected by and rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy.

Tagged: college of architecture and design, coad, grant, hurricane sandy, center for resilient design, alternative spring break, thomas dallessio


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Pre-award and Grantsmanship Seminar on Jan. 30 http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-010.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-010.phpThu, 17 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0500 The NJIT Faculty Council Standing Committee on Research will host a Pre-award and Grantsmanship Seminar on Jan. 30, from 11:30 am - 2:30 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall (Room 112).  The Office of Provost and Office of Research and Development are sponsors. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, college of science and liberal arts, nce, csla, department of biomedical engineering, donald sebastian, department of physics, national science foundation, nsf, national institutes of health, zeyuan qiu, andrei sirenko, mesut sahin, office of research and development


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NJIT Civil Engineer Receives NSF Grant To Study Storm's Impact on Jersey Shore http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-385.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-385.phpMon, 19 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0500 A few days after Hurricane Sandy hit, NJIT Professor Michel Boufadel was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study the impact of the storm on the New Jersey shoreline.  The NSF Rapid Response Research Grant immediately allowed him to take a team of eight researchers to the beaches of Raritan Bay. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, college of science and liberal arts, nce, csla, department of civil and environmental engineering, national science foundation, department of chemistry and environmental science, nsf, hurricane sandy, michel boufadel, environmental protection agency, epa, nancy jackson, center for natural resources development and protection


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NJIT Mathematician Receives NSF Grant To Study Interaction of Skin and Surfactants http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-331.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-331.phpFri, 05 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT Associate Professor Yuan-Nan Young has been awarded a three-year, $212,000 National Science Foundation grant to mathematically model how surfactants interact with the skin's lipid bi-layer.  A surfactant, also known as a wetting or surface-acting agent, breaks the surface tension of a liquid to create more contact with another substance.  Soap is the best-known surfactant.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of mathematical sciences, csla, national science foundation, grant, nsf, yuan-nan young


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NJIT Picks Winner: Up for Emmy is WTC Movie Sponsored by NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-313.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-313.phpThu, 20 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 This Sunday while you're watching this year's Emmy® Awards, here's some news.  “Engineering Ground Zero,” a production of the prominent Boston-based NOVA, was named among six titles for best documentary. 

Tagged: joel bloom, world trade center, port authority, anthony cicatiello, pbs


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NJIT Student To Receive $2000 Scholarship From Concrete Industry Foundation http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-281.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-281.phpTue, 28 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0400 Zachary Marinelli (Lake Hiawatha, NJ), currently matriculating toward his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering at NJIT, will receive a $2000 scholarship to further his education from the Concrete Industry Foundation.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, nce, department of civil and environmental engineering, scholarship, cim


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NJIT Hosts Fifth Annual International Summer Research Symposium http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-244.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-244.phpThu, 26 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0400 The Fifth International Summer Research Symposium was held today at NJIT to encourage more than three dozen students studying at NJIT to seek post-baccalaureate education in science, engineering and technology fields. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, nce, department of biomedical engineering, joel bloom, national science foundation, educational opportunity program, uri, durgamadhab misra, sunil saigal, raquel perez-castillejos, bryan pfister, angelo perna, diverse issues in higher education, mcnair achievement program, reu, research experience for undergraduates


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Cloud Computing for Education Workshop http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-227.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-227.phpTue, 10 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0400 A three-day professional development workshop for high school teachers took place at NJIT on July 2, 3, and 5. 

Tagged: national science foundation, computer science, center for pre-college programs, cloud computing, association of public and land-grant universities, reza curtmola


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NJIT Professor Awarded Patent Today for New Desalination Devices, More http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-176.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-176.phpTue, 01 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering Kamalesh K. Sirkar was awarded a patent today for his water desalination technology.  

Tagged: newark college of engineering, college of science and liberal arts, nce, school of management, som, national science foundation, chemical biological and pharmaceutical engineering, nsf, chemistry and environmental science, kamalesh sirkar, american association for the advancement of science, membrane separations, water desalination


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NJIT Researcher Joins Disaster Response Researchers at Portuguese Workshop http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-142.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-142.phpWed, 04 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0400 While pursuing a doctorate in information systems at NJIT, Elizabeth Avery Gomez, of Whippany, researched better ways to help emergency first responders—often volunteers from grassroots organizations—communicate more efficiently and effectively throughout a crisis. 

Tagged: college of computing sciences, ccs, national science foundation, department of information systems, nsf, elizabeth avery gomez


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NJIT Partners with Alcoa Foundation for RecycleMania Campus Recycling Challenge http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-141.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-141.phpWed, 04 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0400 The Alcoa Foundation, in partnership with national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and the College & University Recycling Coalition (CURC), has given 60 recycling bins to NJIT as part of its national bin grant program to colleges and universities throughout the country during the 2012 RecycleMania collegiate recycling competition.

Tagged: donna spuhler, recyclemania, alcoa foundation


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Department of Biomedical Engineering Awarded Funding by NSF http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-113.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-113.phpTue, 20 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0400 The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the Department of Biomedical Engineering funding for creating an REU site.

Tagged: national science foundation, award, biomedical engineering, uri, nsf, raquel perez-castillejos, bryan pfister, funding, tissue models lab, research experience for undergraduates, reu


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NJIT Awarded Grant from Alcoa Foundation http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-088.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-088.phpThu, 01 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT will be receiving 60 recycling containers awarded through the Alcoa Foundation Collegiate Recycling Bin Grant program. 

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NSF Funds NJIT's Participation in Program To Retain Engineering Students http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-295.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-295.phpFri, 02 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 The Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at NJIT has been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to participate as one of 20 universities and colleges across the nation in a new five-year program to keep students enrolled in engineering programs. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, students, national science foundation, grant, fadi deek, engineering, sunil saigal, denis blackmore, lisa axe, ravi ravindra


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Chemical Engineering Student Receives HBCSF's Outstanding Achievement Award for 2011 http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-273.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-273.phpWed, 10 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400 Chemical engineering student Elaine Gomez of Union City is the 2011 recipient of the Platinum Sponsors Outstanding Achievement Award from the Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Foundation of NJ, Inc. of Teaneck. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, department of chemical biological and pharmaceutical engineering, scholarship, elaine gomez


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Alpha Sigma Phi Hosts Dinner To Benefit Lance Armstrong Foundation http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-161.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-161.phpMon, 25 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400 The Brothers of Alpha Sigma Phi, Alpha Rho chapter raised $1000 to support The Lance Armstrong Foundation at a dinner given in honor of a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, David Ketcham, who is a cancer survivor.

Tagged: students, greek life, gourmet dining services, tau kappa epsilon, alpha sigma phi, phi sigma kappa


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Mapping Faculty Social Networks Helps Female Faculty Move Ahead at NJIT: Research Reveals Hidden Gender Patterns and Ways To Overcome Them http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-521.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-521.phpWed, 15 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Long before Facebook introduced its hot new Social Graph app, researchers in the ADVANCE project at NJIT were pioneering the use of social network mapping to help women scientists and engineers supercharge their careers.

Tagged: humanities, murray center for women in technology, research, nsf, katia passerini, nancy steffen-fluhr, robert friedman, engineers, njit advance, modeling, women scientists, interdisciplinary


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NJIT Student Volunteers Serve Thanksgiving Dinner to Hyacinth Foundation http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-439.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-439.phpTue, 23 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT student volunteers served a Thanksgiving dinner to Hyacinth AIDS Foundation staff and clients on Nov. 18 in the Campus Center Atrium. "They all made a great impact on the Hyacinth staff and their clients, from helping to decorate, serving the food and interacting with the clients," said NJIT Campus Center Director Donna Minnich Spuhler. 

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Exotic World of Interspecies Music Spotlighted as NJIT Professor Is Honored: Whale and Bird Song Experts Join Jazz Musicians for Unique Event http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-316.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-316.phpMon, 20 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400 The exotic world of interspecies music will be revealed on Oct. 6, 2010 when the New Jersey Institute of Technology Excellence in Research Prize and Medal is bestowed upon David Rothenberg, a member of NJIT's faculty, best-selling author and acclaimed jazz clarinetist, by the NJIT Board of Overseers. “Harmonic Connections in Nature, Science and Music,” held at 5 p.m. at the Jim Wise Theater in Kupfrian Hall, will include a presentation by Rothenberg, PhD, professor of philosophy and music, on how and why music enables him to communicate with birds and whales—the subject of his two best-selling books. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of humanities, donald sebastian, board of overseers, david rothenberg, excellence in research prize and medal, interspecies music, marilyn crispell


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NJIT Doctoral Student Provides Technological Advice for High School Mock Trial Competition http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-306.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-306.phpThu, 09 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Daniel Boston, a doctoral student in NJIT's College of Computing Sciences, provided technological advice to supplement the legal and educational expertise provided by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation Mock Trial Committee for the 29th Annual Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition this month. The case deals with distracted driving/walking resulting from the use of wireless electronic communication devices. "It was a good experience working with the Mock Trial Committee in a technical capacity. This provided a wonderful opportunity to evaluate an all-too-real scenario and help shape the technological and technical aspects of the case toward that same level of realism. I am grateful to know that the assistance I provided has been useful to the Mock Trial Committee, and I thank my advisor, Dr. Cristian Borcea, for initially forwarding this opportunity to me." “We greatly appreciate NJIT's input in this year's mock trial case, which we hope will be not only academically challenging but will help to change driving habits and prevent tragic accidents,” said Richard J. Badolato, Esq., president of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation.

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Stem Cell, Artificial Liver Research Receives Coulter Foundation Funding at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-280.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-280.phpTue, 10 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Two NJIT biomedical researchers have received the prestigious Coulter Foundation Translational Awards for promising patent applications that may some day extend peoples' lives. 

Tagged: department of biomedical engineering, awards, honors, treena arinzeh, cheul cho, coulter foundation


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NJIT Physicist Gets $2.4 Million NSF Grant To Improve Optics To See More of Sun http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-274.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-274.phpWed, 04 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Philip R. Goode, PhD, distinguished professor of physics at NJIT and director of Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) in California, has received a three-year, $2.4 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to improve the optics at BBSO. 

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


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Campers To Nip Summer Boredom With Free Science Experience at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-255.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-255.phpThu, 15 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Bernard Harris, MD, the first African American astronaut to walk in space, inspired middle schoolers at NJIT yesterday to pursue careers in science, technology engineering and math by detailing what it really was like to be an astronaut and live in space. The 54 campers, all enrolled at the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp, sat spellbound for more than an hour as the medical doctor, an internist by training, recounted what was needed to be successful. 

Tagged: pre-college, center for pre-college programs, science, bernard harris, suzanne berliner-heyman, exxonmobil bernard harris summer science camp, harris foundation, astronaut


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NJIT's Cheul H. Cho Receives Research Grant from Coulter Foundation http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-245.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-245.phpThu, 08 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Cheul H. Cho, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at NJIT, will receive the 2010 Phase I Coulter Foundation Translational Research Award for his work on stem cell technology for the treatment of liver failure. Dr. Cho will present his project at the Foundation Annual Meeting on August 9 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, department of biomedical engineering, cheul cho, coulter foundation translational award, coulter foundation


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NJIT's Treena Arinzeh Receives Coulter Foundation Translational Award for Biomedical Engineering http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-238.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-238.phpThu, 01 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Treena Arinzeh, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named a Career Awardee of the 2010 Coulter Foundation Translational Award for Biomedical Engineering. The award seeks to support biomedical research that is translational in nature, and to encourage and assist eligible biomedical engineering investigators to establish themselves in academic careers involving translational research.  

Tagged: newark college of engineering, department of biomedical engineering, treena arinzeh, coulter foundation translational award, biomedical research


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Low Risk of Traumatic Brain Injury from Roller Coaster Rides, Says NJIT Researcher http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-234.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-234.phpMon, 28 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400 With July 4th around the bend, if you've ever feared a head injury from a roller coaster ride, it's time to stop worrying and enjoy your local amusement parks. Although a significant body of scientific research has long contended that the physics behind gravitational force isn't enough to cause problems, misconceptions have abounded anyway, said Bryan Pfister, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT.

Tagged: department of biomedical engineering, national science foundation, nsf, bryan pfister, brain injury, roller coasters


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IEEE Touts NJIT Professor for Expertise in Underwater Acoustic Communication http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-206.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-206.phpWed, 02 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400 If you want to know more about underwater acoustic communication, ask NJIT Associate Professor Ali Abdi, PhD. A senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Abdi received, on May 10, 2010, the IEEE Region 1 Award for leadership and contributions in this area.

Tagged: awards, honors, national science foundation, ieee, nsf, ali abdi


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NJIT Electrical Engineer Yanchao Zhang Receives NSF CAREER Award http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-063.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-063.phpFri, 05 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Yanchao Zhang, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his research project entitled “Dependable Data Management in Heterogeneous Sensor Networks.”

Tagged: department of electrical and computer engineering, awards, national science foundation, nsf, yanchao zhang


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NJIT To Co-Sponsor Cross-Sector Seminar on Text Mining and Research http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-059.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-059.phpWed, 03 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT's Information Systems Department, Office of Technology Development and the NSF-funded ADVANCE Project will co-sponsor an interdisciplinary, cross-sector seminar on text-mining and research networks on March 8, 11:30 am-1:30 p.m. (followed by discussion) in the GITC Building, Room 3710. "Automated Discovery of Emerging Online Communities and Research Networks: New Tools and Techniques from Academia and Industry" will feature presentations by Anatoliy Gruzd, PhD (pictured), assistant professor in the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University; and Sheldon Sloan, MD, MBE, vice president of policy, Johnson & Johnson Corporate Office of Science and Technology. Lunch will be provided.

Tagged: college of computing sciences, national science foundation, department of information systems, advance grant


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Paterson Native and NJIT Alumnus Vince Naimoli Signing Book Tomorrow http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-425.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-425.phpWed, 02 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Paterson native and NJIT alumnus, Vincent J. Naimoli, a successful businessman who went on to found the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team, has now written his life story, Business, Baseball & Beyond. Naimoli will be at NJIT on Dec. 3, 2009, from 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., in the Campus Center for an exclusive book signing. The public is invited to this special event for which the book's purchase price has been discounted to $20 one book; $35 for two.

Tagged: alumni, commencement, board of overseers, vincent naimoli, outstanding alumnus award, tampa bay rays, honorary doctorate


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NJIT Receives NSF Funding To Improve Big Bear Telescope, Study Solar Energy http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-415.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-415.phpFri, 20 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT researchers are at work on many scientific and technological frontiers. The National Science Foundation has recently provided support that totals nearly $4.3 million for the diverse efforts of the following investigators under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Tagged: electrical and computer engineering, physics, national science foundation, chemical biological and pharmaceutical engineering, big bear solar observatory, philip goode, dale gary, marino xanthos, andrew gerrard, kwabena narh, yuan-nan young, trevor tyson, yanchao zhang, american recovery and reinvestment act


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Discoveries at NJIT Including Drug To Stop Brain Injury Receives $1.4M Funding http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-399.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-399.phpWed, 11 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500 A drug to stop bleeding during a brain injury and a bed that will prevent bedsores are among the scientific discoveries at NJIT that received earlier this week more than a million dollars in funding from the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology.

Tagged: enterprise development center, edc, judith sheft, technology development, business incubator, edge therapeutics, new jersey commission on science and technology, simphotek, healthy functions, early stage companies


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NJIT Prof Sees 70 Percent Chance for Yanks to Win the 2009 World Series: Mauer, Hanley Ramirez Deserve MVP; Greinke, Lincecum Deserve Cy Young http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-378.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-378.phpTue, 27 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, a mathematician who has applied mathematical modeling techniques to elucidate the dynamics of run scoring in baseball, has computed the probability of the Yankees and Phillies winning the World Series. He also has computed the most deserving of Major League Baseball's prestigious 2009 Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Cy Young awards.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of mathematical sciences, national science foundation, bruce bukiet, baseball predictions, markov process approach


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NJIT Physicist Who Connected Solar Outburst With GPS Failure Promoted To Distinguished Professor http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-296.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-296.phpFri, 04 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT Professor Dale Gary, PhD, of Berkeley Heights, an expert in solar radio data, was promoted to distinguished professor.   Gary examines the conditions under which solar radio bursts from distinct solar events can disrupt cellular telephone signals.

Tagged: donald sebastian, convocation, honors, national science foundation, award, provost, essex county college, nasa, zachary yamba, dale gary, sun, center for solar-terrestrial research, owens valley solar array, gps


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Campers To Nip Summer Boredom With Free Science Experience at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-231.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-231.phpWed, 24 Jun 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT will once again serve as one of 30 locations for an ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp this summer. The camp will be held July 12-24, 2009 at the NJIT campus.

Tagged: commencement, pre-college, center for pre-college programs, bernard harris, suzanne berliner-heyman, honorary doctorate, exxonmobil bernard harris summer science camp, harris foundation, exxon mobil foundation


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NJIT President Serves as Honorary Chairperson of Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce Foundation Dinner http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-211.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-211.phpFri, 29 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch served as the honorary chairperson of the Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce Foundation of Essex County Ninth Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala Dinner yesterday in the Campus Center Atrium. The Foundation recognizes business, governmental, corporate and individual efforts and accomplishments that positively impact Latino/Hispanic businesses and the Latino/Hispanic community in Essex County. Shown at left are Dr. Altenkirch, Dr. Niathan Allen of Summit Developers, and Robert P. Marasco, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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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 Commencement To Fete Newark Mayor, Former Astronaut, Bay Rays Founder http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-190.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-190.phpThu, 07 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT's 2009 Commencement Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 16, 2009, at the Prudential Center, Newark from 9 a.m.-noon. During the ceremony, more than 2,000 honorary doctoral degrees and earned doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degrees will be conferred on the Class of 2009.

Tagged: alumni, commencement, vincent naimoli, office of the provost, bernard harris, cory booker, exxonmobil, tampa bay rays, summer science camp, harris foundation, prudential center, major league baseball, anchor industries international


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C2PRISM Project To Host Career Day for High School Students at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-182.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-182.phpMon, 04 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400 The C2PRISM Project, a grant project at NJIT funded by the National Science Foundation, is organizing a Career Day  for approximately 250 Newark high school students on May 11, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The event, which will be held in the Student Center Ballroom A, Architecture Gallery, GITC Room 3720, and the Campus Center Atrium, will showcase the various mathematics and science careers relevant to the eight NJIT PhD fellows who participated in the project.  

Tagged: national science foundation, grant, c2prism, career day


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NJIT Showcase Highlights Research in Personalized Medicine, Newark Bus System http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-180.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-180.phpFri, 01 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT students aim to improve the quality of life in New Jersey and there is no better indication of the scope of these efforts than the remarkable range of student research projects entered in the recent annual Dana Knox Student Research Showcase.

Tagged: donald sebastian, national science foundation, darius sollohub, office of the provost, dana knox research showcase, boris khusid, newark alliance, joseph dinapoli, jacek wrobel, robert pietrocola


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NJIT Doctoral Student Awarded Schlumberger Foundation Fellowship http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-164.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-164.phpTue, 21 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Susana Addo Ntim, a PhD student in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, has been awarded a Faculty for the Future fellowship from the Schlumberger Foundation. The Faculty for the Future awards are open to women academics in science and engineering from developing and emerging countries and provide funding for advanced graduate study. The long-term goal of the program is to generate conditions that result in more young women pursuing scientific disciplines.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, chemistry and environmental science


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Image Processing and Mathematical Morphology in New Text by NJIT Prof http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-144.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-144.phpFri, 03 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Image Processing and Mathematical Morphology: Fundamentals and Applications (CRC Publisher, 2009), a new reference book by NJIT computer science professor Frank Y. Shih offers a comprehensive overview of morphological mechanisms and techniques and their relation to image processing. More than merely a tutorial on vital technical information, the book places this knowledge into a theoretical framework. Morphology is the identification, analysis and description of  the structure of words.

Tagged: department of mathematical sciences, national science foundation, nsf, book, frank shih


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NJIT Mathematician Foresees Tight Races in Major League Baseball’s Eastern Divisions http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-127.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-127.phpThu, 02 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400 The New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels should make the playoffs in the American League (AL) in 2009 with most other teams lagging well behind.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of mathematical sciences, national science foundation, bruce bukiet, baseball predictions, national league, dynamics of human balance, distinguished teaching award, njit excellence in teaching award, detonation waves, mathematical modeling of physical phenomena


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NJIT Faculty and Students To Present New Research at 2009 ADVANCE Showcase http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-101.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-101.phpMon, 23 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Thirty-five NJIT faculty members and graduate students will present posters describing new research in a wide range of disciplines supported by the National Science Foundation-funded NJIT ADVANCE Program on March 30, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. Speakers at the 2009 NJIT ADVANCE Research Showcase include: Donald Sebastian, PhD, interim provost and senior vice president for research and development at NJIT; Semahat Demir, PhD, NSF Biomedical Engineering Program Director; and Elizabeth Posillico, PhD, president and CEO, Elusys Therapeutics, Inc.

Tagged: donald sebastian, national science foundation, research, advance grant


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NJIT Receives $20,000 Grant from Horizon Foundation To Promote Teen Health http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-095.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-095.phpThu, 19 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400 To promote the health of at-risk teenagers in Newark and the surrounding area, NJIT has received a $20,000 grant from The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.  

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NJIT’s Priscilla Nelson Will Be Inducted Into Honorary Civil Engineering Society http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-093.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-093.phpThu, 19 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400 The newly-established Academy of Geo-Professionals, established by the American Society of Civil Engineers, will induct NJIT professor of civil engineering Priscilla Nelson, PhD, the former provost, into its inaugural class on March 18, 2009. 

Tagged: national science foundation, priscilla nelson, american society of civil engineers, american association for the advancement of science, american association of engineering societies, nuclear waste technical review board, the moles


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Distinguished Professor Honored for Dedicated Service to School of Management http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-087.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-087.phpMon, 09 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Distinguished Professor Alok K. Chakrabarti was recognized last week by his friends and colleagues for his years of dedicated service to NJIT's School of Management. Chakrabarti served as the founding dean for the School of Management for more than 11 years and led the school through its initial AACSB accreditation. Since his hire in 1988, he also served as the Foundation Chair in Management of Technology, where he continued to make significant contributions to research in this area.

Tagged: school of management, robert english, aacsb, alok chakrabarti


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NJIT Mechanical Engineering Professor Presents Poster and Paper http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-061.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-061.phpMon, 23 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Kwabena A. Narh, PhD, associate chair and undergraduate advisor for the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, presented a poster at the National Science Foundation Engineering Education Awardees Conference held in Reston, VA from Feb. 1-3. The title of his poster was “Outcomes and Lesson Learnt at the REU-site on Engineered Nano-Composite Particulate Materials.” Narh also recently presented a paper titled “Influence of Deagglomeration States of Carbon Nanotubes on the Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Nanocomposites” at AsiaNaNo 2008, the 2008 Asian Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, national science foundation, department of mechanical engineering, nanotechnology, carbon nanotubes, kwabena narh, nanoscience


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NJIT To Host Seminar on Next Generation Nano Carriers for Multifunctional Drug Delivery http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-058.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-058.phpFri, 20 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Robert K. Prud'homme, PhD, professor and director of the Program in Engineering Biology at Princeton University, will discuss "Next Generation Nano Carriers for Multifunctional Drug Delivery, Imaging, and Targeting-How Do We Make Them?" on Feb. 23 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 205. The Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering Graduate Seminar is presented by the NSF-ERC for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS) at NJIT. Contact: R. Dave, dave@njit.edu, (973) 596-5860.

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NEC Foundation of America Awards Grant to NJIT's Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology for Children with Orthopedic Disabilities http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-019.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-019.phpFri, 23 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500 NEC Foundation of America has awarded NJIT a $32,000 grant to support the dissemination and use of therapeutic video games to serve children with severe sensory and motor disabilities. 

Tagged: biomedical engineering, richard foulds, assistive technologies


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NJ Monthly Names NJIT's Altenkirch to Top 100 List for 2009 http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-017.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-017.phpThu, 22 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500 New Jersey Monthly magazine this month named NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch one of New Jersey's most important people to watch in 2009. 

Tagged: robert altenkirch, division 1, national science foundation, biomedical engineering, campus center, treena arinzeh, ncaa, patent, student, faculty, gwathmey siegel, gateway project, prudential center, elkus manfredi architects, jones lasalle, newark downtown core redevelopment corporation, adult stem cell research, presidential early career award


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Donald H. Sebastian, NJIT Senior Vice President for Research and Development, Named Interim Provost http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-013.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-013.phpTue, 20 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch has announced the appointment of Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development, to the position of interim provost, effective Jan. 1, 2009. 

Tagged: robert altenkirch, donald sebastian, chemical biological and pharmaceutical engineering, research and development, exxon mobil foundation, commercialization, new jersey nanotechnology consortium, nj homeland security technology systems center


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NJIT's Office of Technology Development To Host Research Commercialization Webinar Series http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-005.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-005.phpMon, 12 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT's Office of Technology Development is hosting an 11-week series of webinars focused on commercialization of research (life science and engineering-based technology), on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 14–March 25, 1-2:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center 1403. Co-organized by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer, the course will discuss the practical business and legal issues that researchers need to understand to commercialize their research. Contact Judith Sheft, Associate Vice President Technology Development at 973-596-5825; sheft@njit.edu.           

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Donald H. Sebastian, NJIT Senior Vice President for Research and Development, Named Interim Provost http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-003.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-003.phpThu, 08 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch has announced the appointment of Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development, to the position of interim provost, effective Jan. 1, 2009. 

Tagged: robert altenkirch, donald sebastian, provost, chemical biological and pharmaceutical engineering, research and development, exxon mobil foundation, new jersey high tech hall of fame, newark institute for regenerative medicine, new jersey nanotechnology consortium, nj homeland security technology systems center


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Montville Resident and NJIT Professor Receives Engineering Honors http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-002.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-002.phpWed, 07 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Nirwan Ansari, of Montville, a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, has received two notable honors. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has named him a Fellow for his contributions to broadband networks and communications. Ansari also received an award from the IEEE member and geographic activities board.

Tagged: department of electrical and computer engineering, national science foundation, award, ieee, nirwan ansari, excellence in teaching award, ieee communications society, broadband networks and multimedia communications


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NJIT Provost To Resign Nov. 28: Will Pursue International Projects http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-426.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-426.phpFri, 21 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Priscilla P. Nelson, PhD, has announced that she will resign her position as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at New Jersey Institute of Technology, effective November 28, 2008, to pursue the university's special projects related to international program development.

Tagged: robert altenkirch, national science foundation, priscilla nelson, american society of civil engineers, office of the provost, american association for the advancement of science, tau beta pi, american association of engineering societies, kenneth andrew roe award, the moles, nuclear waste technical review board


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American Society of Civil Engineers Names NJIT Structural Engineer Fellow http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-424.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-424.phpThu, 20 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500 A structural engineer and world-renowned expert on how structures respond to natural disasters, M. Ala Saadeghvaziri, PhD, a professor at NJIT, has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Saadeghvaziri, of Basking Ridge, researches the effect upon buildings and other structures due to time, usage and loadings or the outcome of disasters such as earthquakes or explosions.

Tagged: awards, national science foundation, civil and environmental engineering, ieee, american society of civil engineers, asce, us department of defense


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Charles Lubetkin, of Verona, Donates Sports Scholarship to NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-415.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-415.phpFri, 14 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT has received a donation of $30,000 from Charles Lubetkin, of Verona. The money has been earmarked for the Lubetkin Family Soccer Endowed Scholarship fund.      

Tagged: newark college of engineering, nce, athletics, scholarship, charles dees, sports, university advancement, athletics hall of fame, lenny kaplan, omicron delta kappa


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Council To Salute NJIT Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Expert http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-402.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-402.phpWed, 05 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500 The Research & Development Council of New Jersey will present on Nov. 6, 2008, a coveted Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award to NJIT Distinguished Professor Yeheskel Bar-Ness, a prominent expert in the field of wireless communications and signal processing.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, department of electrical and computer engineering, donald sebastian, national science foundation, yeheskel bar-ness, center for wireless communication and signal processing research, new jersey commission on science and technology, research and development council of new jersey, richard codey, wireless communications, thomas alva edison patent award, institute of electrical and electronics engineering, signal processing, samsung, zoran latinovic, panasonic, alcatel-lucent


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Using Math Model, NJIT Prof Names MVP and Cy Young Award Contenders http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-375.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-375.phpWed, 15 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, a mathematician who has applied mathematical modeling techniques to elucidate the dynamics of run scoring in baseball, is now applying his methods to ascertain the players most deserving of major league baseball's prestigious 2008 Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Cy Young awards.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of mathematical sciences, national science foundation, bruce bukiet, markov process approach


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NJIT Professor’s Research Suggests Changes in Underwater Data Communications http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-367.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-367.phpFri, 10 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0400 An NJIT professor who has discovered new communication channels in underwater environments and invented a technique to communicate data through these channels will be honored later this month by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, department of electrical and computer engineering, national science foundation, ali abdi, new jersey inventors hall of fame, saul fenster


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NJIT Receives $27,000 from National Starch for Pre-College Programs http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-295.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-295.phpMon, 18 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT received $27,000 from Bridgewater-based National Starch and Chemical Foundation to support two NJIT's pre-college programs, both benefiting women. The Women in Engineering Technology Initiative FEMME received $12,000 while a similar initiative to promote positive changes in the educational environment in Newark classrooms received $15,000.

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Students from Indian Technology School Gain Hands-on Training in NJIT's Stabile Laboratories http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-275.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-275.phpTue, 22 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Three Indian students from the Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India, are spending the summer in New Jersey in NJIT's new Vincent A. Stabile Systems Engineering and Management Laboratories. Working with Stabile Scholar Frank Munoz (left), a graduate student in engineering management, Soumik Chakrabarty, Saurabh Kumar, and Shipon Roy are taking advantage of a rare opportunity to gain experience with the Stabile Laboratories' Festo System.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, robotics, heritage institute of technology, festo system, stabile laboratories


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Okay To Be A Geek, Astronaut Bernard Harris Tells NJIT Campers To Encourage Them To Choose STEM Careers http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-273.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-273.phpThu, 17 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400 It's okay to be a geek because geeks rule the world, astronaut Bernard Harris told 52 middle school youngsters during a special luncheon at NJIT's ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp. 

Tagged: stem, pre-college, bernard harris, exxonmobil, summer science camp, harris foundation


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NJIT’s EmployME Training Program Places Grads With Area Companies http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-256.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-256.phpThu, 26 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0400 The Continuing Professional Education division at NJIT is pleased to announce that the EmployME! Information Technology (IT) training program for adults (www.myemployme.org), has successfully placed more than 62 percent of the program's graduates from its first full session. 

Tagged: continuing professional education, employme, henry h. kessler foundation


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NJIT Awards First Thomas Fellowships to Gifted Computer Scientist and Promising Young Electrical Engineer http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-240.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-240.phpMon, 16 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT has awarded the first Thomas Fellowships to a gifted computer scientist from South Jersey and a promising young Chinese electrical engineer with three patents already under his belt.

Tagged: college of computing sciences, national science foundation, graduate studies, daniel boston, gary thomas, smart campus


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200 Leading Experts in Applied Math To Attend NJIT’s Fifth Annual Math Conference Set for May 19-21, 2008 in Newark http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-214.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-214.phpFri, 16 May 2008 00:00:00 -0400 New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will host May 19-21, 2008, more than 200 leading experts for the fifth annual Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics Conference, an unusual three-day event featuring leading researchers who will discuss the latest news and research findings in their fields.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of mathematical sciences, national science foundation, mathematical biology, robert miura, daljit ahluwalia, amitabha bose, wooyoung choi, gregory kriegsmann, mathematical fluid dynamics


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NJIT Provost Priscilla P. Nelson Honored by American Association of Engineering Societies http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-202.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-202.phpTue, 13 May 2008 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT Provost Priscilla P. Nelson, of West Orange, received the Kenneth R. Row Award from the American Association of Engineering Sciences on May 5 for promoting unity among engineering societies. She accomplished this goal through her current work at NJIT coupled with earlier leadership positions at the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Tagged: awards, national science foundation, provost, priscilla nelson, american society of civil engineers, nsf, american association for the advancement of science, tau beta pi, american association of engineering societies


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NJIT Provost Priscilla Nelson Honored by American Association of Engineering Societies http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-191.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-191.phpMon, 05 May 2008 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT Provost Priscilla Nelson, of West Orange, will be honored tonight in Washington, DC, by the American Association of Engineering Societies for promoting unity among the engineering societies.  The organization said she accomplished this goal through her leadership positions at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NJIT.  She will receive the Kenneth Andrew Roe Award in recognition of this work at a banquet.

Tagged: national science foundation, priscilla nelson, american association of engineering societies, kenneth andrew roe award


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NJIT Chemistry Professor Receives Career Award from National Science Foundation http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-154.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-154.phpThu, 17 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Edgardo Farinas, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for his project "New Tools for High-Throughput Screening of Protein Libraries: Engineering Metalloproteins Displayed on Bacillus Subtilis Spores." The prestigious career award recognizes teacher-scholars most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, national science foundation, department of chemistry and environmental science, edgardo farinas


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NSF Program Director To Present Lecture on Improving Spatial Visualization Skills http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-139.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-139.phpFri, 11 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Sheryl Sorby, National Science Foundation Program Director for Undergraduate Education and former chair of Engineering Fundamentals and associate dean of engineering at Michigan Tech, will discuss the correlation between well-developed spatial skills and success in engineering, computer science, chemistry and computer-aided design on April 15 at 2:30 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall Room 112. The presentation is co-sponsored by the NJIT/NCE Extension Services in Engineering Project Team and the NSF-funded NJIT ADVANCE Project. For more information, contact Professor Norman Loney at loney@njit.edu or Talina Knox at knoxt@njit.edu.

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Mathematician Foresees Romps for Major League Baseball’s American League and Tight Races in National League in 2008 http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-114.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-114.phpFri, 28 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT's indefatigable math professor Bruce Bukiet is once again opining on outcomes for this season's Major League Baseball teams. His picks are based on a mathematical model he developed in 2000. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of mathematical sciences, national science foundation, bruce bukiet, baseball predictions, excellence in teaching award


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NJIT Astronomer To Detail World’s Most Capable Solar Telescope March 26 http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-098.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-098.phpTue, 18 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400 During the next decade, solar physicists will learn more than they have dreamed possible about the Sun, thanks to current technologies that have advanced the capacity of land-based instruments. Such advancements will be the focus of a talk on March 26, 2008 by noted NJIT solar astronomer Philip R. Goode, PhD. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, robert altenkirch, donald sebastian, department of physics, physics, national science foundation, board of overseers, big bear solar observatory, philip goode, vincent naimoli, astronomy, excellence in research prize and medal, solar physics, philip rinaldi, emil herkert, j robert hillier, norma clayton, george newcombe, solar telescope, national solar observatory, earthshine, albert dorman, john seazholtz, helioseismology


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Mechanical Engineering Professor at NJIT To Receive NSF Grant http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-064.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-064.phpWed, 20 Feb 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Kwabena Albert Narh, PhD, an associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering at NJIT, has been awarded a grant by the Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation Division of the National Science Foundation to investigate the use of cryogenic ball-milling to deagglomerate highly clustered carbon nanotubes.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, national science foundation, department of mechanical engineering, carbon nanotubes, kwabena narh


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NSF Program Director To Discuss New Frontiers in Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Research at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-439.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-439.phpThu, 29 Nov 2007 00:00:00 -0500 The NJIT ADVANCE 2007-2008 Seminar Series and the Provost's Institute Workshop Series will present “New Frontiers in Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Research,” a workshop by Diana Rhoten, National Science Foundation Program Director in the areas of Virtual Organizations and Learning & Workforce Development for the Office of Cyberinfrastructure and Director of the Social Science Research Council's Knowledge Institutions and Innovation Program, on Dec. 3, 4-5:30 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall Rm. 112. RSVP: Theresa Hunt.

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Carnegie Foundation Names NJIT’s Osama Eljabiri the NJ Professor of the Year http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-428.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-428.phpThu, 15 Nov 2007 00:00:00 -0500 A pioneering educator at NJIT who strongly believes in experiential learning was today named 2007 New Jersey Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Osama Eljabiri, a senior university lecturer who founded, taught and continues to develop the senior project capstone course program at NJIT's College of Computing Sciences, was recognized for his diligence and dedication for promoting this new type of learning.

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New Jersey School of Architecture To Host Mayors' Institute on City Design http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-236.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-236.phpWed, 06 Jun 2007 00:00:00 -0400 The New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT has been selected to host the Mayors' Institute on City Design (MICD) later this year. A partnership program of the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Architectural Foundation, and the United States Conference of Mayors, the MICD has helped transform communities through design by preparing mayors to be the chief urban designers of their cities.

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NJIT Named Among Hosts of 2007 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camps http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-100.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-100.phpWed, 07 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0500 Former astronaut Bernard Harris and the ExxonMobil Foundation have named NJIT to be among 19 university campus locations that will host the 2007 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camps. NJIT will be the only New Jersey participant in the program.

Tagged: center for pre-college programs, john carpinelli, exxonmobil bernard harris summer science camp


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Researcher Receives Grant To Study Creativity in the Response To Two Terrorist Attack http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-064.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-064.phpFri, 09 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500 David Mendonça, an associate professor in the department of information systems at NJIT, has received a $700,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study creativity by first responders following the 2001 World Trade Center attack and the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building.

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NJIT Awarded $1.1 Million NSF Grant To Change Way Inner-City Students Learn http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-040.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-040.phpMon, 29 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0500 Professors at NJIT were awarded a $1.1 million, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to change the way inner city students learn about science and technology. The money will allow engineering professors from NJIT's Newark College of Engineering and specialists from NJIT's Center for Pre-College Programs to help public school teachers in Newark, Orange, Perth Amboy and Union City build an exciting, sophisticated science and technology curriculum.

Tagged: national science foundation, grant, ronald rockland, howard kimmel


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Kessler Gives NJIT $946,000 To Prepare Adults With Disabilities for IT Jobs http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-010.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-010.phpMon, 08 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT will lead a public-private partnership preparing adults with physical disabilities for entry-level and advanced jobs in information technology. A $946,000, two-year grant from the Henry H. Kessler Foundation, of West Orange, will support “EmployMe!,” a two-year, continuing education program.

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NJIT Kicks Off Women Faculty Partnership Seminar Series http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-464.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-464.phpThu, 16 Nov 2006 00:00:00 -0500 Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, director of The Murray Center for Women in Technology at NJIT, provided an overview of NJIT's National Science Foundation-funded ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant at the first in a series of partnership seminars on Nov. 15 in Eberhardt Hall. The grant initiative, which is part of NJIT's Strategic Plan commitment to enhanced faculty diversity, positions the university as a leader among peer institutions in the national effort to advance women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.

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NJIT Electrical Engineer Heads Top Team To Improve Wireless Services http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-415.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-415.phpFri, 13 Oct 2006 00:00:00 -0400 Alexander Haimovich wants to improve consumer wireless services during the next three years, despite predictions of worsening services. That's why Haimovich, an electrical and computer engineering professor at NJIT will lead a research team to prevent a downturn in services.

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NJIT Gets $500,000 NSF Grant To Train Math, Science Teachers http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-370.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-370.phpMon, 25 Sep 2006 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT will lead the way for the next four years to train and place more effective science and math teachers in urban high schools in Newark and other high needs districts around the state. “We're sending into the neediest New Jersey high schools, 26 new teachers, who will make math and science come alive for their students,” said principal investigator Bruce Bukiet, PhD, associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences and associate dean of the College of Science and Liberal Arts at NJIT.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, mathematical sciences, national science foundation, bruce bukiet, high school, grant, teacher


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Ten College Students Conduct Research in Computer Networking and Security at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-248.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-248.phpMon, 05 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400 Ten college students from across the nation will spend the early summer at NJIT helping professors conduct research into computer networking and security. The students' 10-week stay at NJIT is supported by a three-year, $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Tagged: national science foundation, research, student, security, computer networking


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Actor and Author Hill Harper Speaks at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-236.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-236.phpFri, 26 May 2006 00:00:00 -0400 The Day In The Life Foundation, which introduces high school students to the working world through its Day in the Life Series of professional experiences, presented a conversation and discussion on the plight of young black men in America with actor and author Hill Harper on May 25 at NJIT. Harper, who appears on the television drama CSI:NY, offered words of inspiration and encouragement to the audience of more than 300 young men in the Newark Public School system and from Union, Elizabeth, West Orange and Baltimore who attended the forum. 

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NJIT Faculty Receives Excellent Teacher Award http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-368.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-368.phpThu, 13 Oct 2005 00:00:00 -0400 Howard Kimmel, PhD, professor of chemical engineering and executive director of New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) Center for Pre-College Programs, received the NJIT Foundation Overseers Public and Institute Service Award.

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Noted Engineer, NSF Leader, Penn Professor Joseph Bordogna To Speak at University Convocation http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-332.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-332.phpMon, 26 Sep 2005 00:00:00 -0400 New horizons for engineering and technology will be the subject of the keynote address delivered by Joseph Bordogna, PhD, Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, at NJIT's annual University Convocation ceremony, Sept. 28 at 2:30 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre, Kupfrian Hall. The event will honor distinguished NJIT professors, students, and staff. George Newcombe, '69 will receive the Weston Medal, NJIT's highest honor.

Tagged: national science foundation, joseph bordogna


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NJIT Professor, a Wireless Expert, To Head National Science Foundation Program http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-314.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-314.phpTue, 13 Sep 2005 00:00:00 -0400 A wireless telecommunications expert from NJIT has joined the National Science Foundation (NSF) to oversee the funding of theoretical research in communications. Sirin Tekinay, PhD, an associate professor in the electrical and computer engineering department, was named program director for the Theoretical Foundations Cluster in the NSF's Division of Computing and Communication Foundations.

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More than 250 Experts Attend NJIT’s Math Conference http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-223.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-223.phpThu, 19 May 2005 00:00:00 -0400 New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) played host this weekend to more than 250 leading experts in applied mathematics.  The researchers poured onto campus for an unusual three-day conference to discuss the frontiers of applied and computational mathematics.The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Air Force Office of Special Research (AFOSR) provided funding. Other sponsors were NJIT, the Society of Math Biology and the Mathematical Biosciences Institute. NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences and Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics organized the event.

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Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT Awarded Guidant Foundation Grant http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-212.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-212.phpTue, 17 May 2005 00:00:00 -0400 The Albert Dorman Honors College has received a $10,000 grant from the Guidant Foundation that will fund student-research internships in the applied life sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

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U.S.-Japan Policy Expert to Speak at Honors Colloquium http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-109.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-109.phpMon, 21 Mar 2005 00:00:00 -0500 Paige Cottingham-Streater, deputy executive director of The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, will speak on the topic “How Can Technology Promote U.S.-Japan Relations?” on March 28, 2005, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. Cottingham-Streater's talk will combine her expertise in Japan's policymaking processes and U.S.-Japan relations with NJIT's interest in technology. The colloquium is free and open to the public

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NJIT Professor Receives NSF Career Award for Emergency Response Research http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-024.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-024.phpFri, 21 Jan 2005 00:00:00 -0500 David Mendonca, PhD, an assistant professor of information systems at NJIT who has worked to improve the way society responds to disasters, has received a National Science Foundation Career award--the foundation's most prestigious award for new faculty members.  At the core of Mendonca's work will be improving the public's understanding of how to improvise successfully in emergencies.

Tagged: national science foundation, nsf, david mendonca


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NJIT Physicists Expect New Super Lens To Reveal First Light by Early 2006 http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-247.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-247.phpWed, 01 Dec 2004 00:00:00 -0500 Solar physicists at NJIT say they expect to see dawn's first light by January of 2006 with the new 1.6-meter telescope currently under construction. The National Science Foundation recently awarded $1.5 million to the project, which will arguably create the world's largest optical telescope for solar research.

Tagged: physics, national science foundation, telescope


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New Jersey Institute of Technology Receives $65,000 Grant from the Beaumont Foundation of America http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-245.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-245.phpTue, 30 Nov 2004 00:00:00 -0500 New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will receive 30 laptop computers courtesy of the Beaumont Foundation of America, which has awarded the university a technology grant valued at $65,000.

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NJIT Physicists Expect New Super Lens To Reveal First Light by Early 2006 http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-244.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-244.phpTue, 30 Nov 2004 00:00:00 -0500 Solar physicists at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) say they expect to see dawn's first light by January of 2006 with the new 1.6-meter telescope currently under construction.  The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded $1.5 million to the project which will arguably create the world's largest optical telescope for solar research. 

Tagged: physics, national science foundation, philip goode


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NJIT Receives Technology Grant from the Beaumont Foundation http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-242.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-242.phpTue, 30 Nov 2004 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT will receive 30 laptop computers courtesy of the Beaumont Foundation of America, which has awarded the university a technology grant valued at $65,000.

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