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2014
NJIT's first annual Big Data Visualization Contest – a competition that immersed undergraduates in the world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and challenged them to use S&P Capital IQ's cutting-edge research, analytics, and data visualization tools to make hypothetical pitches for high-stakes acquisition deals – concluded in a photo finish at Innovation Day this week with the winning team narrowly edging out close competitors. >>
Six student researchers received awards in the undergraduate and graduate categories of the Dana Knox Student Research Showcase on April 16, 2014.  >>
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno will visit NJIT on Wednesday, April 16, to thank the hundreds of NJIT students and other volunteers who participated in Alternative Spring Break (March 15-22, 2014). >>
NJIT's second annual TechQuest and Innovation Day proved a brilliant showcase of the deep range of innovative talent and entrepreneurial skills possessed by students across disciplines, from engineering, to the life sciences, to business and finance. >>
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. >>
Now deep into the scientific discovery phase of a two-year orbit, NASA's Van Allen Probes, carrying an NJIT instrument that measures the composition of the radiation belts surrounding Earth, are shedding new light on a hazardous, little-understood region of the planet's outermost atmosphere. >>
S&P Capital IQ, a business unit of McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MHFI), and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) are co-sponsoring the first annual Big Data Visualization Contest -- a competition that immerses undergraduates in the high-stakes world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) by challenging them to pitch hypothetical acquisition targets using cutting-edge research, analytics, and data visualization tools available on S&P Capital IQ's desktop platform. >>
Crowds of children, parents, teachers, artisans and others visited the Newark Museum on Saturday, April 5 for the first Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire, billed as a “celebration of creativity and ingenuity in the New Jersey community” at the state's largest museum. >>
Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Atam Dhawan was formally inducted into the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows at the National Academy of Sciences. >>
For the fifth year, NJIT has been named to The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, one of the highest federal recognitions a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. >>
The deep range of innovative talent and entrepreneurial skills possessed by NJIT students across programs and disciplines will be on display at the university's second annual TechQuest and Innovation Day to take place on Friday, April 11 in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
Mark Stefurak, director of architecture and design, and Deborah Tjan, regional sales manager for strategic accounts at Steelcase, presented at an installment of the School of Art + Design's Design Industry Speak Seminar Series on March 31. >>
On March 12, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the Murray Center for Women in Technology hosted the final showcase of their First Annual Female Research Showcase and Oral Presentation Workshop. The goal of this series of events was twofold: to highlight research done by undergraduate and graduate female researchers at NJIT and to provide them with detailed critiques (from evaluators outside their fields) that they can use to improve their oral presentation skills. >>
As Opening Day rapidly approaches for most Major League Baseball teams, NJIT Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences Bruce Bukiet has prepared his annual MLB projections for the upcoming season. And, to the chagrin of loyal Mets fan Bukiet, New York's National League club looks to be in store for a disappointing year. >>
Jesse LeCavalier, assistant professor at the College of Architecture and Design, will be presenting at the “Histories of Data Landscapes” panel at Pratt Institute on Thursday evening, March 27, and the “Resource Histories” symposium at the Syracuse Fisher Center on Friday, March 28. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology and WebTeam Corporation, a New Jersey-based IT company, have signed an agreement to collaboratively design and develop a customizable learning device that will help children with autism spectrum disorder master a range of skills-building lessons contained in the device's embedded educational software. >>
During NJIT's Alternative Spring Break, more than 300 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends will do volunteer work from Newark to the Jersey shore, cleaning up devastated areas and helping towns rebuild resiliently. >>
Erin Jimenez Pollex, commercial design specialist of Shaw Contract Group, gave interior design students and faculty a presentation about the construction, manufacture and specification of carpet as part of the School of Art + Design's Industry Speak Seminar Series on March 10. >>
NJIT has been named as one of the top 25 schools on The Princeton Review's recently published list saluting the best undergraduate schools to study video game design for 2014. >>
David Hall, the New Jersey-based architectural representative for the Sherwin-Williams Company of Cleveland, Ohio, recently gave an informational presentation about paint and coatings to a group of more than 40 interior design students and faculty as part of the School of Art + Design's Industry Speak Seminar Series. >>
Dr. Don Sebastian provides a historical perspective of New Jersey as the birthplace to almost every major industry from electric light and power to petroleum to food products.  The space to build factories, the workforce to fill the jobs, the transportation network to move the goods, and the access to New York's financial markets made the Garden State a great place for great inventors to come to build successful businesses. >>
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. >>
Brian Tibbs, NJIT alum and director of southeast operations for Moody Nolan, will present “The Story of the Nation's Largest Black-Owned Architecture Firm” on Feb. 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall I. >>
New NJIT faculty members will present their research interests through poster presentations at a symposium to be held on March 6 from 2-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  >>
Earlier this month, NJIT formalized an agreement with Chinese partners that will advance the university's research on thin-film solar cells, an alternative energy technology with the potential to make buildings and other infrastructure substantially more energy-efficient. >>
Although they'll be competing against three of the top business schools in the region later this month in what promises to be a nail-biting finish at the CFA Institute Research Challenge, NJIT's team of amateur financial analysts already feels like a winner. >>
NJIT undergraduates are encouraged to participate in this year's TechQuest Competition, sponsored by Jim Stevenson Foundation.  NJIT undergraduates may enter this innovation competition individually or as a team and be eligible for awards and stipends up to $14,000.  >>
For the third year in a row, School of Art + Design Director Glenn Goldman has been among the winners of the annual architectural photography contest sponsored by the West Jersey Section of the American Institute of Architects (AIA West Jersey).  >>
Urs Gauchat, Dean of NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, discusses resilient design on Caucus:  New Jersey. >>
Three faculty members from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design have been awarded the title of emeritus. >>
A massive solar storm erupting from a giant, tumultuous sunspot is providing what physicist Andrew Gerrard calls a “beautiful opportunity” to observe and analyze a rare and powerful burst of solar radiation and particles traveling at unusually high speed toward Earth. >>
2013
Urs Gauchat, Dean of the College of Architecture and Design, will discuss the ways NJIT has lead the way locally, nationally, and internationally in fostering discussion about ways to build after Hurricane Sandy that will avoid future disasters.  >>
Economic growth will rise to 3.1 percent in 2014, while unemployment will fall to 6.9 percent by December of 2014, NJIT Leir Research Professor William V. Rapp, PhD told economists and others last week at the 27th Annual Economic Outlook Symposium sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. >>
NJIT's Center for Resilient Design is sponsoring an interactive discussion on “Environmental Considerations of Resiliency” on Dec. 11.  The roundtable will examine Sandy's devastation to coastal resources and challenge participants to think about ways to respect and enhance natural resources when recovering and rebuilding from natural and man-made disasters.  >>
Tom Dallessio, director of NJIT's Center for Resilient Design, will be discussing the Rebuild By Design program on NJTV News with Mike Schneider>>
Third year digital design student Sharon Feng, of Piscataway, won the annual cover design competition for the Virtual Academic Library Environment (VALE) conference program.  This marks the fourth consecutive year that a digital design student from NJIT's School of Art + Design has won the competition which is open to all New Jersey college students studying graphic design or a related discipline.  >>
College of Architecture and Design Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster has won a 2013 Builder's Choice Custom Home Design Award for his “Ice Cycle House,” a sustainable pre-fab house designed as a snow-belt residence in Buffalo, New York. >>
Donald Sebastian, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, recently spoke on the topic of cluster based economic development at TEDxNavesink.  >>
A group of students from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design recently visited BAMCO, Inc. in Middlesex, a leader in the design and fabrication of state-of-the-art composite metal wall panel systems and other building envelope products.  >>
Donald Sebastian, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, will join a panel of experts on Nov. 18 at Montclair State University to discuss how technology, innovation and global competition are disrupting careers, companies, industries and markets.  >>
The local US Green Building Council (USGBC) recognized NJIT's Spring 2013 Garden State Studio class with an award for their Bay Head Resilient Design Project.  James Giresi, a master's student in the Infrastructure Planning Program, accepted the award on behalf of the class at the recent USGBC NJ 11th Annual Gala. >>
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, of West Orange, a professor of biomedical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received an Innovators Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF) at a formal banquet on Oct. 17, 2013 at the W Hotel in Hoboken.  >>
Tom Dallessio, director of NJIT's Center for Resilient Design, recently spoke at a University of Calgary flood conference where experts addressed post flood fallout.  The all-day symposium was organized by the U of C's faculty of environmental design and the Institute for Public Health.  >>
One year following the events of Hurricane Sandy, the Center for Resilient Design at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will host a public reception on Monday, October 28, 2013, that will provide an opportunity to learn more about the 10 Rebuild by Design teams' unique visions to make the New York/New Jersey region more resilient. >>
Matt Ford, senior vice president at Universe Cladding Solutions, recently gave a presentation to students from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design.  >>
Three members of the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) community will be honored this evening by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF) in recognition of their contributions to innovation in the Garden State.  >>
A group of students and faculty from the College of Architecture and Design recently presented their resilient design work at the 2013 Precast/Pre-stressed Concrete Institute's (PCI) Annual Convention and National Bridge Conference held in Grapevine, Texas.  This annual event is the industry's premier national venue for the public dissemination of state-of-the-art precast concrete technologies.  >>
The Center for Resilient Design at NJIT co-sponsored “Resilient Design for Sustainable Urbanization” at the United Nations last week in celebration of World Habitat Day 2013.  >>
The NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal was awarded yesterday to Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, professor in the department of biomedical engineering, in recognition of a sustained record of contributions that has enhanced the reputation of NJIT. >>
Tune in on Oct. 3 to watch Assistant Professor Brooks Atwood on The Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda.  >>
Students from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design recently visited the Trespa Design Center in New York City, the headquarters of Trespa North America, Ltd.   >>
The Center for Resilient Design at NJIT is co-sponsoring a major international conference at the United Nations on October 4.  >>
Rima Taher, senior university lecturer at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, recently represented the North Jersey chapter of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) at the Local Leadership Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  >>
Students and Faculty from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design presented their studio work to an international audience dedicated to addressing water challenges for coastal cities from the Dutch Delta to New York Harbor. >>
NJIT Professor Michel Boufadel has been appointed a member of a National Research Council (of the National Academies) committee on the Effective Daily Recovery Capacity.  The appointment is through Nov. 14, 2013.  The task includes providing guidelines on the best techniques for skimming oil off the ocean surface following spills.  Such guidelines are important for preparedness of regions regarding oil spills. >>
Gabrielle Esperdy, PhD, associate professor of architecture at NJIT, in conjunction with SAH Archipedia and UVA Press, recently received a Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant from the NEH to significantly expand SAH Archipedia. >>
AJ Polanco Jr., Woodbridge, and Danielle Esmaya, Union, recently presented “Social Reform Through Mobile Gaming (Seed.Genesis)” in the mobile apps session of SIGGRAPH 2013, the world's premier annual conference on computer graphics and interactive media, held this year in Anaheim, California. >>
Construction speeds ahead as students from NJIT and Harbin Institute of Technology hurry to add finishing touches to their collaborative entry in the 2013 China Solar Decathlon Competition, sponsored by the US Department of Energy and China National Energy Agency.  Nexus House must be ready for judging by Aug. 2, 2013.  Thirteen NJIT alums and current students have been overseas since early July to finish the construction process.  The project began two years ago. >>
The Provost's Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP-2013) will host a seminar on July 24, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium on surface mount technology.  >>
NJIT Professor Michel Boufadel, is a co-author of a new expert report on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Mississippi Canyon-252 oil spill on ecosystem services in the Gulf of Mexico.    >>
A leading Chinese manufacturer of high speed trains will fund an NJIT research lab to develop new wireless communication technologies.  These technologies will offer passengers wireless internet connections on fast trains. >>
One of China's leading manufacturers of fast trains will fund an NJIT research lab that will develop new wireless communication technologies.  These technologies will offer passengers wireless internet connections on the high-speed trains. >>
Zeynep Celik, distinguished professor of architecture in the College of Architecture and Design, is featured in The New York Times.  >>
Faculty and students recently participated in a design showcase in Long Branch sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Precast Association.  NJIT entries included work from College of Architecture and Design (COAD) studios, the department of engineering technology and the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) programs and the new Center for Resilient Design.  >>
NJIT will be hosting a symposium and workshop by AIA Regional Recovery Working Group entitled “Post Sandy: the Effect on the URBAN” on July 9 from 8:00 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. in Weston Hall.  >>
Jonathan Van Ostenbridge and Thomas Yeh, two students selected from COAD's School of Architecture, are spending part of their summer break participating in the Digital Stone Project in Italy.  >>
The Leir Center for Financial Bubble Research recently published a book entitled "Boil, Bubble, Toil And Trouble," the outgrowth of a project at NJIT's School of Management. >>
NJIT doctoral student Maxx Capece was awarded one of three, $2,000 first place prizes in a competition sponsored by the Catalent Institute.  His winning submission entitled, “Modified Release of Dry-Polymer Coated Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients,” provided a review of applications of dry-polymer control release drug delivery technologies on the particulate scale.  >>
Watch NJIT Assistant Professor Brooks Atwood design like a rock star on the new season of HGTV Star!  Atwood will be the newest designer on season 8 of HGTV Star!  >>
Congratulations to the dozen graduating bachelor's and master's degree candidates of the NJ School of Architecture saluted earlier in the week at the College of Architecture and Design ceremony for outstanding students.  >>
Rima Taher, senior university lecturer at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, taught a live webinar yesterday on “Design and Construction of Low-Rise Buildings for High Winds and Hurricanes.” >>
The College of Architecture and Design concluded yesterday's 2013 NJIT morning commencement ceremony at the Prudential Center with an afternoon balloon launch and luncheon back on campus for grads, friends and relatives.  >>
Every spring semester, second year students at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design are assigned a studio project to design a masonry building.  This year's project focused on the Harrison PATH Station and throughout the semester, ten teams produced and built their designs with the assistance of masonry journeymen. >>
NJIT offers innumerable opportunities and the students who avail themselves of the many campus attributes ranging from 121 degree programs to an enviable 15:1 student-faculty ratio often leave NJIT to enjoy a rich, rewarding future.  Five inspirational stories below exemplify that if you stay in school and work hard, success follows.   >>
Technology evangelist and Cisco System Senior Vice President Carlos Dominguez; and alums U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, PhD, and  Edward Cruz, principal of Hop Brook Properties, will receive honorary degrees at the May 20, 2013 NJIT commencement.  The event, set for 9 a.m., will be held at Newark's Prudential Center.  The university will confer close to 2000 doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees on members of the Class of 2013.  >>
NJIT environmental experts will offer better ways to manage brownfields projects and the availability of professional help at NJIT at an upcoming national brownfields conference on May 15-17, 2013 in Atlanta. >>
NJIT continues to demonstrate the value of its educational offerings in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to the latest 2013 PayScale college rankings for return on investment (ROI).  NJIT is 6th (top 1 percent) among 437 public universities and 27th (top 2 percent) among 1,511 public and private institutions in the U.S.  >>
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. >>
NJIT Sr. Vice President for Research Donald Sebastian and Associate Professor Michael Recce discuss safer gun technology.  Watch the video on Bloomberg TV. >>
Students from the PCI Architectural Design Studio at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design recently visited Universal Concrete Products, a leading manufacturer of architectural precast concrete products, as part of the program's “beyond-the-classroom” learning experience.  >>
NJIT's Elisha Yegal Bar-Ness Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research recently showcased the research of eight doctoral students.  The students' work was featured in presentations and posters displayed in the area.  The annual event aims to give doctoral students and their professors from the center a chance to exchange information from a year's worth of work.  The Center is located in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering.  >>
Watch Richard Garber, associate professor in COAD's School of Architecture, tonight on One-on-One with Steve Adubato.  The program, which will discuss the subject of sustainability, is scheduled to air at 5:30 p.m. (WHYY), 7:00 p.m. (NJTV) and 12:30 a.m. (WNET).     >>
Jose Rubiani III, Anthony Boon, Orest Bidnyk, and Reem Nakshbandy recently represented NJIT at the CFA Institute Research Challenge (IRC), where the School of Management (SOM) students competed head-to-head against 27 other universities, some of the best schools in the region.  >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on April 4, 2013 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide.  The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will focus on connections and will feature leaders in the various fields discussing mechanisms for developing connections to expand the human experience and the role of technology in creating and enhancing connectivity.  It will bring together faculty and students to share their passion for innovation and new ideas.  >>
Watch an interview with Campus Gateway Development President Monique King-Viehland this weekend on Caucus:  Up Close. Program dates are scheduled for 3/30 (NJTV, 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.); 3/30 (Thirteen, 12:30 p.m.); 3/31 (NJTV, 8:30 a.m.); 3/31 (NJTV, 11:30 a.m.); 4/2 (WHYY, 5:30 p.m.); 4/5 (WLIW World, 7:00 a.m.) and 4/17 (NJTV, 12:30 a.m.).          >>
A group of students and faculty from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design recently visited Architectural Polymers, Inc., a leader and innovator in the concrete form fabrication industry as part of their studies in the Precast/Pre-stressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Architectural Design Studio.  >>
WHAT:  The NJIT bus deposits daily some two dozen NJIT students adorned in bright yellow t-shirts at Long Beach Island's long-standing and beloved Surflight Theater, ravaged unfortunately by Sandy.  The students are performing not Shakespeare, but light construction work plus cleaning up and tending to small repairs.  For over 60 years, Surflight has been home to local actors and actresses as well as students getting their feet wet in the world of community theatre.   >>
WHAT:   Every day this week some 35 NJIT students wearing bright yellow t-shirts, who call themselves the “bucket brigade” take a 90-minute bus ride down and back from the NJIT campus to rebuild fencing and plant scrub-brushes on dunes in Asbury Park.  Come Friday as the fruits of their labors become more visible a hearty party is planned featuring a rock band.  >>
A handful of NJIT engineering and architecture student volunteers hope to better understand what happened to the storm-damaged public waterfront areas in Elizabeth and Perth Amboy.  Earlier this week, working with Future City Inc., the students conducted physical assessments of the damaged waterfronts.  Policymakers and constituents met with them.  Tomorrow and Friday, they'll be brainstorming solutions and writing impact assessments. Professional engineers will be available to listen.  The exercise is bound to not only help the cities but instill pride in the volunteers.  They also may walk away a lot smarter.  Among the issues to be addressed:  Can a living waterfront be integrated into the locality's flood management plan?  And, if so where?  How best to manage the impact of flooding and related damages?  And what about future public access, considering climate change? >>
NJIT students, professors, staff  and others from universities throughout the US are descending upon New Jersey this week to eradicate the remaining devastation from Super Storm Sandy.  Some two dozen projects located at points as far north as the IHS Development Corporation in Newark and as far south as the Surflight Theater in Beach Haven will receive help.  Daily buses leave the NJIT campus filled with students and others in bright yellow t-shirts and even brighter smiles.   >>
Rima Taher, PhD, PE, university lecturer at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, was recently invited to Westwood Regional Jr./Sr. High School in Washington Township to address the eighth grade class and introduce the young students to the engineering profession as part of “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.”  >>
Some 25 members of NJIT's men's track and field team will volunteer their brawn and brains tomorrow to tackle cleaning up the headquarters of IHS Development Corporation, Newark.   Ravaged by hurricanes Sandy and Irene, the building remains in need of help and students' efforts.   Volunteers will remove light debris, lift moderate boxes and materials and perform minor carpentry repairs.  The students are part of a larger 600-body task force assembled during the past month by NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD). Dubbed the “Alternative Spring Break,” the effort has targeted cleaning up facilities, residences and areas damaged by the super storm.  Students from other colleges and universities are also participating.   >>
WHAT:  During Alternative Spring Break, over 500 NJIT students, faculty, staff and alumni will do volunteer work from Newark to the Jersey shore, cleaning up devastated areas and helping towns rebuild in a resilient manner.  Students will work on removing debris from beaches and parks, removing floors and wallboard, replacing floors and walls, painting and carpentry, stocking and distributing food and clothing, and compiling information on areas affected by Sandy.   >>
The Board of Trustees of New Jersey Institute of Technology has approved $200 million in construction and infrastructure projects on the university's Newark campus, designed to enhance and expand NJIT's role as the state's science and technology university and a leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and research. The university will apply to the Secretary of Higher Education for $152 million from the Building Our Future Bond Act, state revolving funds and other sources to support the projects. >>
Tony and Margaret Santos, professor and adjunct faculty in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (CoAD), will present “New Portuguese Architecture” on March 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall as part of the Spring 2013 Lecture Series. >>
The NJIT Research Committee will host the NSF CAREER Award Workshop on April 3 from 11:30 – 2:30 p.m. in 112 Eberhart Hall.  The objectives of the workshop are to provide an open forum for the newly hired faculty members to interact with the NSF CAREER awardees on campus and help them jump-start their CAREER proposal preparation and submission.  >>
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Two new patents to improve orthogonal space time codes and decode data transmissions of space time spreading were recently awarded to NJIT Distinguished Professor Yeheskel Bar-Ness, executive director of the Elisha Yegal Bar-Ness Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research.  Co-inventors with Bar-Ness on both patents were NJIT alums Amir Laufer and Kodzovi Acolatse. >>
The College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) will host a spring symposium on “Distributed Intelligence” sponsored by AIANJ as part of the Spring 2013 Lecture Series on March 6 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall.  The symposium was originally planned for Fall 2012 and was rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy. >>
Nataly Gattegno and Jason Johnson, principals of Future Cities Lab, will present “Live Models” on March 4 at 5:30 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall as part of the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) Spring 2013 Lecture Series. >>
How innovation districts can foster economic growth will be the focus of an upcoming panel, moderated by NJIT Senior Vice President of Research and Development Donald H. Sebastian at the 2013 Redevelopment Forum.  The event, sponsored by New Jersey Future, is set for March 1, 2013 in New Brunswick.  Other NJIT speakers will include College of Architecture and Design Dean Urs Gauchat, examining how new construction can “fit” into often delicate existing fabrics.  Colette Santasieri, director of strategic initiatives at NJIT, will sit on a third panel, addressing the tensions between port operations and redevelopments for nonindustrial/nonport related issues.  >>
NJIT celebrates a new phase in the growth of its solar technology effort with the rededication of a research center as the China National Building Materials Photovoltaic Materials Research Center.  Expanding its previous work on Cadmium Telluride photocells with NJIT alumni-run Apollo Solar Energy, the new program addresses broader photocell technology and implementation studies.  >>
WattLots LLC, an active member of NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, recently completed the installation of the ground breaking “Power Arbor”™ parking lot system at Runnells Specialized Hospital in Berkeley Heights.  >>
Fourth year architecture students Ksenyia Kudlai, Nick Jaroni, Liz Opper, and David Perez have been awarded internships with City Hydroponics LLC, a member of NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC), as a result of their outstanding work in a course taught by NJIT Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster last semester.  >>
Anyone interested in the worlds of architecture and design won't want to miss the upcoming, free annual AIANJ Fall Symposium in Weston Hall, Summit and Warren streets, home of NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD).  >>
Inspiration, innovation and invention will be this year's theme for the annual campus-wide undergraduate research showcase on Feb. 6, 2013 from 2-6 p.m. in the second floor gallery and ballroom of the NJIT Campus Center.  >>
College of Architecture and Design faculty members Martina Decker, Keith Krumwiede, Jesse LeCavalier, Tony Schuman, and Darius Sollohub will share their ideas, passions and projects in the second "Think Pieces" event on Thursday, January 31, at 6 p.m. in Weston Hall I.  >>
Kudos to Assistant Professor Brooks Atwood whose Sylki Chair, made from super thin metal making it weigh in at just 8 lbs, is featured in the current issue of the electronic publication Design Milk>>
Biotrial S.A., a leading clinical research organization based in France that provides drug discovery and developmental services worldwide, announced today the purchase of approximately 1.2 acres in University Heights Science Park (UHSP) on which it plans to build its North American headquarters. >>
Lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina will be the focus of a Friday morning discussion at NJIT between a New Orleans designer instrumental in helping that city rebuild and planner Thomas Dallessio, the project manager of NJIT's new Center for Resilient Design.  >>
For the second consecutive year, architectural photographs by School of Art + Design Director Glenn Goldman were selected in the open competition for inclusion in the annual calendar produced by the West Jersey Section of the American Institute of Architects (AIA West Jersey).  >>
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.  >>
NJIT Senior Vice President of Research and Development Donald H. Sebastian believes NJIT will play a larger role in the upcoming White House discussions on curbing gun violence.  Sebastian expects NJIT to be called upon as technology experts to move along  the development of innovative gun safety technology.   >>
During winter break, College of Art and Design (COAD) faculty members Darius Sollohub and James Dart are leading a group of students on a two-week trip to India.  Sponsored by Ahmedabad-based Abellon Clean Energy and matched by Delhi's Amity University and private donations, the group's mission is to sponsor cultural and technological exchange between NJIT and Indian universities and businesses.  >>
Jamming, but not on musical instruments, will be the order of the day later this month as dozens of NJIT design and information technology students and a few from surrounding colleges pull all-nighters—some even all weekenders –at NJIT's Third Annual Global Game Jam (GGJ).  >>
Darius Sollohub, associate professor of architecture at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, was recently quoted in an article appearing in The Wall Street Journal.  >>
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Ian Siegel, a recent graduate of NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, is featured in an interview on the Student Showcase section of the website for Autodesk. >>
NJIT and Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) have formed Team NJHA to compete jointly in the Solar Decathlon China (SD China) competition to be held in Datong, China in August 2013.  >>
NJIT publicly launched a major initiative today to call upon the university's myriad levels of expertise – design and architecture, urban planning and environmental engineering – to help the state recover from Hurricane Sandy.  >>
DesignIntelligence, the influential architecture and design publication, recently rated NJIT as one of the top brands in architectural education showing diversified strengths. >>
NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) is energetically involved in helping New Jersey recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.  The university has established a post-Sandy recovery program of research, design and case-study projects that will provide state and local leaders, business owners and residents with 21st -century expertise and ready-to-build designs for recovery in hard-hit areas. >>
Economic growth will rise to 3 percent in 2013 and 2014, while unemployment will drop to 7.3 percent by December of 2013, NJIT Leir Research Professor William V. Rapp, PhD told economists and others last week at the annual outlook symposium sponsored by the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank. >>
The 3rd Annual Furniture Fair, which features unique furniture designs by third year industrial design students from the School of Art+Design, will take place on Dec. 6 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Campus Center Gallery.  >>
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.  >>
Rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, homeowners might consider the advice of Rima Taher, an expert in the design of low-rise buildings for extreme winds and hurricanes.  >>
NJIT Research Professor Reginald Farrow and NJIT Professor Gordon Thomas were the recipients last night of an Edison Patent Award from the Research & Development Council of New Jersey. The event kicked off the Council's 50th Anniversary celebration and honored more than 30 inventors and 13 New Jersey companies and universities. >>
Three third-year interior design students from the School of Art + Design were selected as one of two winners of the 2012 “Through the Decades” Chair Design Competition sponsored by Kimball Office Furniture.  >>
Industrial Design major Catherine Leung is featured in an ad appearing in the New York Times Education Life section on Nov. 4, 2012.  >>
Brooks Atwood, assistant professor of industrial design, participated in this year's Teen Design Fair, an annual event held in New York City on Oct. 15.  >>
Jesse LeCavalier, assistant professor in the school of architecture, will present “Logistics, Archiecture, Infrastructure” on Oct. 25 in Colton Hall 416 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. >>
A group of faculty and students from the College of Architecture and Design were invited to present their design research last week at the 2012 Precast/Pre-stressed Concrete Institute's (PCI) Annual Convention and National Bridge Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee.  >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on Nov. 1, 2012 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide.  The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will focus on connections and will feature leaders in the various fields discussing mechanisms for developing connections to expand the human experience and the role of technology in creating and enhancing connectivity.  >>
Rima Taher, university lecturer in the College of Architecture & Design, has been invited to attend the Local Leadership Conference organized by the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in Salt Lake City, Utah on Oct. 12 and 13.  >>
NJIT Research Professor Reginald C. Farrow, PhD, who with his research team have discovered how to make nanoscale arrays of the world's smallest probe for investigating the electrical properties of individual living cells was awarded yesterday, Oct. 4, 2012, the NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal.  This prize is the most prestigious research award at NJIT.  It is the fifth time the award has been made. >>
A Mathematica seminar, "Mathematica 8 in Education and Research," will be held on Monday, September 17 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Cullimore 606.  >>
Sustainability is an issue that cuts across disciplines and requires a spectrum of scientific approaches.  Research at NJIT embraces the integrative and collaborative approach that is critical for understanding how mankind can thrive in a more sustainable way.  >>
An educator, writer and designer, Keith Krumwiede has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's College of Architecture and Design as an associate professor.  >>
Brooks Atwood, assistant professor of industrial design in the College of Architecture & Design and assistant director of the Idea Factory, recently presented a new paper and poster at an international conference and education symposium.  >>
SIGGRAPH, “the world's premier conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques” was held in Los Angeles, California from August 4 through August 9, and included a contingent of representatives from NJIT's School of Art + Design. >>
The College of Architecture and Design recently hosted the jury of the international student design competition called “Integrated Communities: A Society for All Ages” organized by the International Council for Caring Communities, in cooperation with the Asia Pacific Exchange and Cooperation Foundation (APECF) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), the United Nations Ageing Units, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), and other partners. >>
Xiaoning Ding, PhD, whose research has improved the performance of multi-core computer systems, will join NJIT's College of Computing Sciences as an assistant professor this fall.  >>
A noted international architect with interests in logistics and urbanism, Jesse LeCavalier, has been appointed assistant professor in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design.  >>
Martina Decker, an internationally renowned architect, who focuses on how new materials with novel properties might generate solutions to various contemporary challenges in sustainability and health and safety, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's College of Architecture and Design as an assistant professor. >>
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.  >>
Brooks Atwood, assistant professor of industrial design, will be participating in this year's Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) International Conference & Education Symposium>>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Stevens Institute of Technology and Rutgers University are now accepting submissions to the New Jersey Apps Challenge, a mobile apps competition designed to spur homegrown innovation in New Jersey.  >>
Undergraduate students from the NJIT Ronald E. McNair Program, Provost Research Program, Biomedical Engineering REU Program, Heritage Institute of Technology, BRCM College of Engineering and Technology (BRCM CET), SKP Engineering College (SKPEC), SRM University, (MSIT) Programs from India and graduate students from the NJIT/Beijing, China Engineering Management (MSEM) Program will present their summer research projects undertaken under the guidance of NJIT faculty.  >>
NJIT and Tungtay (Kunshan) Vacuum Coating Engineering Inc. of Chengdu, China entered into a partnership today to advance the manufacturing technology for the production of solar panels using Cadmium Telluride and CIGS, thin film photovoltaic cells.  >>
New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today visited the Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), culminating her month-long tour of life-science companies across the Garden State.  The EDC is home to nearly 90 high-tech and life-science companies. >>
A chair to help musicians feel better and play better is the goal of David Brothers, assistant professor of interior design at NJIT's School of Art + Design.  He has created a chair designed to reduce the back pain that is an occupational hazard to musicians who are required to sit for long periods, most often on a seat not designed for their needs.  He said that his chair is designed to promote good playing posture and correct breathing techniques. >>
An NJIT College of Architecture and Design (COAD) architect who designed an “ice house,” reminiscent of an igloo, has received yet another award for his unique residence.  >>
With the start of the hurricane season and the current upswing in new home construction across the nation, it's never too late to think now about research-proven building and roof designs for regions susceptible to hurricane force winds.  >>
NJIT College of Architecture and Design Professor Anthony Schuman will be a panelist at an upcoming June 8, 2012 conference taking place at Rutgers University.  The conference, "Urban Systems," is a joint PhD program between NJIT, Rutgers, and UMDNJ. >>
Brooks Atwood, co-founder and principal of POD Design + Media, assistant professor of industrial design and assistant director of the Idea Factory in the College of Architecture, was invited by the senior editor for Dwell magazine to participate on a panel discussion about Sound, Space & Object, the intersection of architecture and sound design for spaces, products and furniture.  >>
The results of the efforts of seventeen students and four faculty members from the School of Art + Design were displayed at the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) from May 19 through May 22 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.  >>
Brooks Atwood, co-founder and principal of POD Design + Media, assistant professor of industrial design and assistant director of the Idea Factory in the College of Architecture, will be participating on the Dwell magazine panel discussion on May 18, 2012 4 p.m at The Standard East Village in New York City.  >>
Dr. Sotirios G. Ziavras, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing Laboratory (CAPPL), presented a webinar on May 10, 2012.  >>
NJIT's Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research has been dedicated to Elisha Yegal Bar-Ness at a ceremony commemorating the late alumnus and honoring his father, Yeheskel Bar-Ness, distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. >>
Business reporters, editors, TV producers, bloggers and social media gurus are invited to attend an entrepreneurial “Talent Network” (P2B™) for some 300 pre-screened unemployed professionals.  >>
Infrastructure Planning students from the College of Architecture and Design at NJIT made a public presentation at the City of Hackensack Council Meeting on May 7. >>
Matt Gosser, adjunct professor of architecture, will be featured in Paterson's 4th Annual Art Walk on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  >>
The College of Architecture and Design recently held its second annual Dean's Design Competition for New Jersey high school students naming Montclair's Jordan Sabourin first place winner.  >>
NJIT signed a cooperation agreement with the Bengbu Glass Industry Design Institute for personnel training, technical exchange, and research and development at a recent ceremony at NJIT.  >>
Industrial Design major Catherine Leung is featured in an ad appearing in the New York Times Education Life section on April 15, 2012. >>
NJIT invites editors, reporters and producers to witness the official ground-breaking for the $80 million Warren Street Village project—a three-acre mixed-use housing complex on campus bounded by Colden Street to the east, Warren Street to the north and Raymond Boulevard to the southwest.  >>
“Holding Pattern” brings Interboro Partners, and NJIT CoAD's Georgeen Theodore as one of the founding partners, another award. >>
During the 2012 TMS Annual Meeting in Orlando (http://www.tms.org/meetings/annual-12/AM12home.aspx), Vijay Kasisomayajula, PhD student in Physics, won the Emerging Materials Research (EMR) best student presentation award in the 2012 symposium on “Recent developments in biological, electronic, functional and structural thin films and coatings.”  >>
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Students from the School of Art and Design at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) recently spent a Saturday designing, building, and helping a family in need in Mahwah.   >>
Brad Chun, founder and CEO of Butterkiss Company, a consulting firm specializing in the development of early-stage start-up companies, will present on Wednesday, April 4 as part of the School of Art + Design's Digital Design Industry Speak Seminar Series. >>
Past economic bubbles have been inflated by visions of wealth from tulips (yes, tulips), international trade, railroads, biotechnology and the Internet. >>
The post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans planning and design work of James Dart, AIA, university lecturer and director of the Siena Urban Design Studio at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) is featured in a new book that examines the roles and responsibilities of architects in disaster recovery. >>
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the Department of Biomedical Engineering funding for creating an REU site. >>
The College of Architecture and Design will host the awards ceremony for the Dean's Design Competition for High School Students on Wednesday, March 21, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Weston Hall.  >>
NJIT senior Anthony Sorgi wants to save the world – or at least improve it. >>
For the second consecutive year, the NJIT Interior Design program has two of three regional winners in the Annual Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Student Competition. >>
NJIT undergraduate students interested in a summer research opportunity are encouraged to apply for a limited number of summer research awards. Any current NJIT student who will be an undergraduate in the fall semester 2012 may apply. The program runs from May 21 to July 27, 2012. >>
Large or small New Jersey manufacturers looking to grow their base won't want to miss NJIT's upcoming free summit on clean energy supply chains.  >>
“Social Media-Tools to Enhance Collaboration and Business Potential“ will be the topic of a panel discussion at the Innovation and Collaboration Research Showcase on March 7, 12 noon-3:30 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall. >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on March 23, 2012 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide.  >>
Five members of the faculty at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) will share their ideas at "Think Pieces" on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in the COAD Gallery.  >>
Brooks Atwood, assistant professor in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, is featured in Walk and Watch (Artpower, 2011), a new book on cutting-edge display design. The book includes Atwood's The United States of Tara project for Showtime Networks.  >>
It's hard to imagine coming to college to learn how to design and build a 15-foot-tall-glacier, but that's exactly what some 32 industrial design students, all from New Jersey, and enrolled in the NJIT College of Architecture and Design will hope to accomplish on campus next week. >>
NJIT was the 13th/14th largest site in the US, the largest in New Jersey, and the 43rd/46th largest in the world out of 246 sites that participated in Global Game Jam 2012, with 69 registered participants developing nine games. >>
NJIT's College of Architecture and Design will be a local site this weekend for Global Game Jam 2012, during which more than 150 sites around the world will compete to create a game from scratch in 48 hours.  >>
The controversial issues behind the building of high speed rail lines in China will be the topic of conversation next week when NJIT Associate Professor Rongfang (Rachel) Liu takes the stage at the annual 91st Transportation Research Board (TRB) conference.  >>
At the start of every year, the Office of Strategic Communications looks back at NJIT's top ten press releases from the previous year which generated the most major media coverage from not only national sources but from around the world.  >>
Basil C. Baltzis, PhD, professor of chemical, biological and pharmaceutical engineering, has been appointed associate dean of academic affairs at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  >>
Matt Gosser '03, an adjunct professor of architecture at NJIT, has curated a retrospective of the works of Claire Wagner Kosterlitz, a Bauhaus artist who emigrated to the US, at the Jewish Museum of New Jersey in Newark. >>
Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster has won the 2011-2012 ACSA Faculty Design Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) for his project “Ice Cycle House.” >>
2011
An award-winning photo of St. Louis Square, Montreal, by Glenn Goldman, professor and founding director of NJIT's School of Art+Design, will be featured in the 2012 American Institute of Architects (AIA) West Jersey calendar. >>
Louis Lanzerotti, distinguished research professor of physics at NJIT, has been selected as the 2011 William Bowie Medalist of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). >>
NJIT Associate Professor Maurie Cohen, in the department of chemistry and environmental sciences, is heading a committee to plan a two-day workshop about challenging consumerism and living well sustainably.   >>
NJIT's Department of Computer Science will host Security and Privacy Day, a biannual workshop sponsored by the computer security research community in the greater New York City area, on Dec. 2 in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
Glenn Goldman, founding director of NJIT's School of Art + Design, has been appointed Education Liaison to ACM/SIGGRAPH 2013 to be held in Los Angeles. >>
Structural engineer Rima Taher, PhD, an expert in the design of low-rise buildings that can withstand extreme winds and hurricanes and a university lecturer in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, was recently elected chair of the structural technical group of the Northern New Jersey branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). >>
NJIT's College of Architecture and Design hosted the fourth annual AIA-NJ Symposium, entitled “Energy,” on October 26, 2011.  >>
Two faculty members from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design were invited by the PCI Board of Trustees/PCI Foundation to present their design research at the 2011 Precast/Pre-stressed Concrete Institute's Annual Convention and National Bridge Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. >>
Architect, engineer, and toy designer Chuck Hoberman will discuss "Transformable Principles in Design + Architecture" on Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall 1. >>
Zoe Coombes and David Boira of Cmmnwlth, a New York City-based furniture, art and design studio, will discuss "Cmmnwlth: In Lieu of Flowers" at the College of Architecture and Design Lecture Series on Oct. 24 at 5:45 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall I. >>
"This Is The Lord's Doing," a new album by Hillary Gillings, administrative assistant in NJIT's Office of Institutional Research and Planning, was released this week on the Tate Publishing website. >>
"2x2," a new exhibit curated by NJIT special lecturer Matt Gosser and David Smith of Robert Miller Gallery in Chelsea and Index Art Center in Newark, will be open to the public Monday through Friday from Oct. 21-Nov. 25 in the College of Architecture and Design Gallery. >>
Andrzej Zarzycki, an assistant professor in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, recently presented two papers addressing the role of new media, gaming, and mobile on-demand culture.  >>
Kees Christiaanse of KCAP Architects & Planners will discuss "Stewed Information Harvesting and Digesting" at the College of Architecture and Design Fall Lecture Series on Oct. 17 at 5:45 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall I.  >>
The NJIT Board of Overseers awarded the fourth annual Excellence in Research Prize and Medal yesterday to Haim Grebel, PhD, professor of electrical and computer engineering and a nationally acclaimed expert in nanotechnology. >>
The Jury and Democracy: How Jury Deliberation Promotes Civic Engagement and Political Participation (Oxford University Press, Oct. 2010), co-authored by NJIT Director of Institutional Research and Planning Perry Deess, PhD, was named a "Best Book of the Year" by the National Communication Association.  >>
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Following a week of tumultuous sleepless nights and round-the-clock construction, Team NJ's entry in the prestigious bi-annual U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon 2011 has opened on the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, DC.  >>
NJIT researchers Anthony East, Michael Jaffe, Yi Zhang and Luiz Catalani will number among more than 40 inventors and 13 New Jersey companies, universities and the U.S. Army to be honored Nov. 10, 2011 by the Research & Development (R&D) Council of New Jersey.  >>
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez today joined competitors from three New Jersey universities, including NJIT, to kick off the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) 2011 Solar Decathlon on Washington's National Mall.     >>
"Une Petite Bouteille," a bronze interpretation of a Klein bottle by nanotechnology research pioneer, entrepreneur and former NJIT research professor Robert B. Marcus, PhD, was officially dedicated today in Eberhardt Hall.   >>
The creative confluence of science and art will be the focus of the first in the fall 2011 Technology and Society Forum presentations when James C. Phillips and Robert B. Marcus jointly share their views on September 21, 2011 from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Karen A. Franck, an environmental psychologist and a professor in the College of Architecture and Design at NJIT, has an interest in memorials.  >>
Ali N. Akansu, PhD, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, published a paper with his PhD student Mustafa Torun and Marco Avellaneda of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU entitled "Portfolio Risk in Multiple Frequencies" in the Sept. 2011 issue of IEEE Signal Processing magazine.  >>
Georgeen Theodore, of Brooklyn, NY, an assistant professor in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, will be promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011.  >>
Jose Alcala, of Montclair, a university lecturer  in the NJIT College of Architecture and Design, has been selected  to receive the “Excellence in Instruction from a University Lecturer Award” at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011.  >>
Richard Garber, of Jersey City, assistant professor in the College of Architecture and Design, has been selected to be promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011.  Convocation at NJIT traditionally honors select faculty and staff members who have demonstrated the highest level of excellence over a sustained period. >>
What do brilliantly colored glass, advanced batteries, and innovative technology for the regulation of brain functions have in common?  They are nano-scale structures far smaller than the wavelengths of energy coursing through them in different regions of the electromagnetic spectrum, said NJIT Professor Haim Grebel.  >>
NJIT will be a proud sponsor of an important PBS NOVA documentary, “Engineering Ground Zero,” airing initially on Sept. 7, 2011, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on PBS; see local listings for details.  >>
"The Art of Invention” featuring new sculpture by the American artist Daniel A. Henderson will be on view at NJIT from Oct. 1-Dec. 22, 2011.  >>
Karen A. Franck, PhD, professor in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, and Philip Speranza, an assistant professor at the University of Oregon-Eugene, will discuss “New Jersey Towns Remember: Observations of September 11 Memorials” at an interdisciplinary conference on Sept. 16-17 on the Manhattan campus of St. John's University.  >>
The first conference of the Leir Center for Financial Bubble Research, directed by NJIT Management Professor William Rapp, PhD, will be held on September 9 and 10 at the Leir Retreat in Ridgefield, CT.  >>
For the third consecutive year, students from the College of Architecture and Design received invitations and scholarships to participate in the Autodesk Bootcamp held in San Francisco, California. >>
College of Architecture and Design Assistant Professor Andrzej Zarzycki made two presentations during the “Capture and Construction” session at the 2011 ACM/SIGGRAPH conference on August 11 in Vancouver, British Columbia. >>
Christopher Worthington and Wilton Arellano, both students in the Concrete Industry Management program at NJIT, have received the International Concrete Research Institute $1000 Award for academic year 2011-2012.  >>
Thirty-five students presented their summer research projects at the Fourth International Summer Research Symposium on July 28 in the Campus Center Atrium.  >>
Fifth-year architecture student Joann Kwan Lui has won third place in the 2010-2011 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture/American Institute of Steel Construction Student Design Competition. >>
Undergraduate students from NJIT's Ronald E. McNair Program, Heritage Institute of Technology, BRCM College of Engineering and Technology, the Provost's Summer Research Program and graduate students from the NJIT/Beijing, China Engineering Management Program will present their summer research projects on July 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.   >>
Matt Burgermaster, assistant professor at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, presented his research on alternative integrated design practices and prefabricated building components at the international conference Economy, held at the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University in Wales. >>
Construction of ENJOY: A Generation House, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 entry from Team New Jersey, a collaborative effort of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), begins July 11, 2011 following a ground-breaking at NJIT. >>
Biomedical engineering students Angela Calderon, Bushra Hossain, Marieme Dembele, and Yamin Noor took third place in the Undergraduate Design Competition held at the ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference in Farmington, PA. >>
Pius J. Egbelu, PhD, professor of industrial engineering at Louisiana State University, has been appointed the new dean of the NJIT School of Management.  >>
Matt Burgermaster, assistant professor at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, presented research at the conference, "Performative Practices: Architecture and Engineering in the 21st Century," the 2011 ACSA Teacher's Seminar. >>
NJIT's Center for Building Knowledge will host "Life Beyond School: Creative Options for Meaningful Activities After Education" on June 28, 2-5 p.m. in Weston Hall.  >>
Angela Calderon, Bushra Hossain, Marieme Dembele, and Yamin Noor, all students in NJIT's Biomedical Engineering Department, placed in the top 6 in the Undergraduate Design Competition held at the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference. >>
Richard Garber, AIA, associate professor in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, will participate in a roundtable discussion on June 8 on the intersection of digital and information technologies and the urban environment. >>
Aficionados of modern poured-concrete design were in for a rude awakening last month when they heard NJIT Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster's presentation at the 64th annual meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians.  >>
Anthony D. Rosato, PhD, a professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, will give a talk entitled "Microstructure Evolution in Tapped Monodisperse Sphere Packings via Discrete Element Simulations" on June 3 at the University of Trento and on June 7 at the Polytecnico di Milano. >>
Stephanie Thompson, of Belford, a third-year digital design student, and Polina Zaitseva, of Hackensack, an adjunct faculty member in NJIT's School of Art + Design, have each had work selected for display and competition at the 2011 Digital Graffiti Festival in Alys Beach, Florida. >>
Matt Burgermaster, assistant professor in the College of Architecture and Design, presented a paper at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians on an innovative construction system invented by Thomas Edison to mass-produce prefabricated, concrete houses.  >>
Tristan Pashalian of Avon-by-the-Sea, who just completed his third year in the Interior Design program in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, leveraged a project he created during the spring semester for an elective class in furniture design into an award-winning project. >>
For the second consecutive year, students from NJIT's School of Art + Design exhibited original work at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. >>
Rima Taher, an expert in the design of low-rise buildings for extreme winds and hurricanes, will speak next week at the Annual Conference of Construction Specifications Canada (Devis de Construction Canada) in Montreal.   >>
Matt Burgermaster, assistant professor in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, acted as a Session Chair for the conference In the Beginning/In the End, the 2011 National Conference of the Beginning Design Student (NCBDS).  >>
NJIT Associate Professor Tony Schuman, of Montclair, will receive the notable Charles Cummings Award from the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee (NPLC) for his tireless efforts to help Newark recover its status as a first class city.  >>
Two teams of students represented NJIT's School of Management in a student case competition sponsored by the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the Association for Operations Management (APICS) at Quinnipiac University.  >>
NJIT Associate Professor Sergiu M. Gorun is leading a research team to develop a biologically-inspired catalyst, an active yet inert material.  >>
Students in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) and School of Art + Design were invited by Tishman Construction in New York City to showcase their projects today at an Earth Day Educational Fair from 11 a .m.-4 p.m. at 7 World Trade Center Plaza.  >>
The Digital Design program at NJIT's School of Art + Design continues its Industry Speak Seminar Series on April 18 with Andrew Grapsas, game designer at Arkadium, Inc. of New York City, where he is working on games suitable for social networking sites. >>
A panel discussion on "The Entrepreneurial Professor-New Opportunities for Women in Academia“ and a poster session featuring recent research advances by NJIT women faculty and graduate students will be presented at the Innovation and Collaboration Showcase on April 20, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in Eberhardt 112. >>
Glenn Goldman, director of NJIT's School of Art + Design, has been elected by the membership of the Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) to serve a two-year term on the editorial board of the International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC). >>
The Ronald E. McNair Program at NJIT will present the Twelfth Annual Research Symposium, an event that showcases the excellent research projects of McNair Scholars and their supporting faculty mentors, on April 8, 9-11:45 a.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
Fernando Music, principal from The Rooster Design Group in New York City, will be speaking on April 4 at 11:30 a.m. as part of the ongoing Digital Design Industry Speak Seminar Series hosted by NJIT's School of Art + Design.  >>
Improving hospital performance, better emergency shelter and automated people-movers will number among the innovative projects and ideas that will be displayed at NJIT's upcoming Dana Knox Student Research Showcase.   >>
Marcelle M. Jackson, MIS manager for NJIT's Division of Career Development Services, was recently honored by the New Jersey Haitian Student Association during their Annual Alumni and Supporters Gala. >>
The team comprised of Tristan Pashalian, Ida Torres and Peter Khalil, all third-year students in NJIT's BA in Interior Design program, has placed third in the national Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Student Competition>>
NJIT's Center for Communications and Signal Processing, directed by Yeheskel Bar-Ness, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering, works to develop the infrastructure to enable the next generation of wireless telecommunications. >>
The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 13th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on Thursday, March 24, 2011, from 6-9 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium. >>
NJIT's BA in Interior Design program has two of three regional winners in the 2011 Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Student Competition. >>
Susan Pikaart Bristol, of Rocky Hill, an adjunct professor in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, was one of 10 honorees at the 28th Annual Tribute to Women 2011 Awards dinner on March 3 at the Hyatt Regency Princeton.  >>
Gabrielle Esperdy, PhD, associate professor in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, will join scholars of design, photography, commercial vernacular and automotive culture in "Marvels of Roadside and Main Street America: The Itinerant Eye of John Margolies" on March 9 at the Library of Congress.  >>
Priscilla P. Nelson, PhD, professor in the NJIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will receive a notable civil engineering award next month as a leader of the design and construction industry who has improved peoples' lives around the world. >>
The quality of life will rise one notch higher next summer for Long Island City residents, business owners and anyone else lucky enough to live near  the Museum of Modern Art's PS1.  >>
Marc Garbey, PhD, professor of computer science at the University of Houston, will be the guest speaker at the Spring 2011 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on March 4 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Set your television dial tonight to Fox 5 News at 10:30 p.m. to watch NJIT's Treena Arinzeh in an interview explain to the nation the future of adult stem cells and her research, in particular. >>
The Winter 2011 issue of NJIT Magazine is now available on line. The issue's cover feature is “Seeing the Light,” which describes how NJIT researchers are expanding the boundaries of materials science at the National Synchrotron Light Source. >>
World renowned architect Daniel Libeskind will speak at NJIT, Feb. 21, 2011 at 5:45 p.m. in the ballroom of the NJIT Campus Center.   >>
Beginning on Jan. 28 and ending on Jan. 30, NJIT's College of Architecture and Design will be a local site for Global Game Jam 2011, during which more than 150 sites around the world will compete to create a game from scratch in 48 hours.  >>
Darius Sollohub, associate professor of architecture at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, has been named director of the New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA). >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Philip R. Goode and the research team at Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) have reported new insights into the small-scale dynamics of the Sun's photosphere. >>
Sotirios G. Ziavras, PhD, a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing Laboratory at NJIT, co-chaired the 13th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering last month in Hong Kong. >>
Priscilla P. Nelson, PhD, a professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, has been selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers to receive the 2011 Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research.  >>
2010
The only way to learn if your water source has hexavalent chromium is to check with your public water supplier and request a water quality report, said NJIT Professor Taha Marhaba, a civil/environmental engineer.  >>
NJIT Assistant Professor Brooks Atwood, a principal in POD Design + Media, will have his work featured later this month in The Showtime House airing Dec. 26, 2010-Jan. 1, 2011.  >>
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. >>
“Directed Self-Assembly of Vertical Nanotubes for Biosensors, Logic, and Nano-Biofuel Cells,” will be the focus of NJIT's exhibit today at the National Nanotechnology Innovation Summit 10, at the Gaylord Center in Washington, DC.   >>
Architect Richard Garber has been named one of 32 new faces of design in the December issue of Dwell magazine http://www.dwell.com/articles/garden-statement.html. Garber, assistant professor in the College of Architecture and Design at NJIT, shares the honor with Nicole Robertson, his partner in GRO Architects, New York City.  >>
CoAD Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster's design for a prefabricated home in Buffalo, NY is featured in an article in the Journal of Architecture Education, Issue 64:1. This project, called the Ice Cycle house, features a series of innovative building solutions to sustainable living in northern climates.  >>
NJIT's Director of Institutional Research Perry Deess has co-authored a new book answering an age-old question long troubling the most astute political scientists: Does jury service really promote civic engagement?   >>
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Sunil Saigal, PhD, dean of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering, was one of nine individuals honored for their achievements this weekend in the field at the 30th annual gala of the Society of Indian American Engineers and Architects (SIAEA). Founded about three decades ago as a non-profit body with a few dozen engineers, the society currently has some 700 members in New York and its neighboring states.   >>
Glenn Goldman, professor in NJIT's School of Art and Design, received the Excellence in Lower Division Undergraduate Instruction on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
James Geller, PhD, professor in the NJIT's Department of Computer Science, received the Excellence in Research Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
Alexis Goldman, a project manager at Solutions Architecture in Newark and a 2002 graduate of NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, built a "Jumbotron" made entirely from unopened cans of food in an eight-hour Build Day as part of the CANstruction design competition. At the close of the exhibitions, the cans were donated to local food banks. >>
Shanthi Gopalakrishnan, PhD, NJIT's Associate Dean in the School of Management, received the Excellence in Research Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
Third-year Digital Design student Benjamin Gross of Lambertville won the Cover Design Competition for the 12th Annual VALE/NJ ACRL/NJLA CUS User's Conference. The conference, “Strengthening Connections: Keeping Our Libraries Vital,” will be held on Jan. 11, 2011 at Busch Campus Center of Rutgers University in Piscataway and the program with Gross's work on the cover will be distributed to more than 200 attendees. Gross, a student in the College of Architecture and Design as well as the Albert Dorman Honors College, is a previous recipient of the Second Year Design Award for Digital Design and a Director's Scholarship in the School of Art + Design.  >>
A delegation from Ningguo in the People's Republic of China will visit NJIT Nov. 18, 2010 to learn more about sustainable urban living and solar energy.  The delegation would like to transform Ningguo into China's “Solar City.”  The trip follows a visit this past July from an NJIT delegation led by Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development, in which an agreement was signed with  city officials to help them achieve their solar goals. Ningguo is located in eastern China in the province of Anhui. The city has a population of 380,000. >>
The Graduate Student Association at NJIT will host their sixth annual Graduate Student Research Day on Nov. 4, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. Jorge Cham, PhD, creator of the comic strip Piled Higher and Deeper (PhD), will be the keynote speaker. >>
Rima Taher, PhD, PE, a university lecturer in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, gave an invited speech at an education and infrastructure conference on Oct. 26-27 in Santiago, Chile. Taher spoke on the topic of designing and strengthening educational facilities against the risk of earthquakes and hurricanes; her paper on the subject will be published in the conference proceedings. The topic of the conference was "Advances in School Infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean and the Financial Role of the Private Sector" hosted by The Inter-American Development Bank's Education Division in collaboration with Chile's Ministry of Education. >>
Drew Terpenning and Shengyan Gao, graduate students in NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the 2010 New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Outstanding Student in Transportation Award last week at the 12th Annual NJDOT Research Showcase at Rutgers University. >>
A chaise lounge design by Daniel Kopec '99, an adjunct professor in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, has been published in Chairs (Lark Books, 2010), a compendium of contemporary designs. Prior to joining the faculty at NJIT, Kopec owned and operated a furniture design business.     >>
NJIT Humanities Professor and clarinetist David Rothenberg will perform with Charles Lindsay in The Electrosense of Paddlefish, a multimedia piece on water in the American West on Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. at the Frederick Loewe Theater, 35 West 4th St. (between Washington Square Park E. and Greene St.). Rothenberg was awarded the third annual NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on October 6. >>
Students who enroll in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program launching next September at NJIT will be as likely to express their creative vision with software programs and high tech machines as with paint brushes and chisels. >>
An expert in digital data forensics and information assurance, Yun-Qing Shi, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, will number among 30 New Jersey inventors from eight companies and universities to be honored at the upcoming 2010 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Awards on Nov. 4. Hosted by the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, the ceremony and reception will take place at the Liberty Science Center.    >>
NJIT's College of Architecture and Design will host the AIANJ Fall Symposium, "Users: Architecture and Post-Occupancy," on Oct. 27, 1:45-6:30 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall 1. >>
Scott Sindorf, co-founder and principal at UVPHACTORY, an award-winning motion and design production house located in New York City, will be the guest speaker at the Industry Speak Seminar Series on Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the College of Architecture and Design Conference Room. Coordinated by Assistant Professor Andrzej Zarzycki, the Industry Speak Seminar Series brings industry professionals in digital media, industrial design, interior design, and fine arts from the New York City/Northern New Jersey metropolitan area to speak with students and faculty in an intimate setting. >>
Khondaker M. Salehin, a PhD candidate in the ECE Department at NJIT, was the runner-up in the Student Poster Competition of the IEEE Sarnoff Symposium 2010 in Princeton. Salehin presented a scheme to measure link capacity and available bandwidth for wired networks. This work was developed in the Networking Research Laboratory under the supervision of Roberto Rojas-Cessa, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  >>
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority in the US Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Menssana Research Inc., a company with research facilities in the NJIT Enterprise Development Center, a contract for $4.2 million to develop a breath test for radiation exposure. If the contract is exercised with options, it could total $22.84 million.   >>
Mary Nittolo, president of The Studio, will join the lineup of digital media and visual communication professionals at the Industry-Speak Seminar Series on Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Coordinated by Assistant Professor Andrzej Zarzycki, the series brings industry professionals in digital media, industrial design, interior design, and fine arts from the New York City/Northern New Jersey metropolitan area to speak with students and faculty in an intimate setting in the College of Architecture and Design Conference Room. Contact: Andrzej Zarzycki at andrzej.zarzycki@njit.edu >>
The exotic world of interspecies music was revealed yesterday when the third annual NJIT Excellence in Research Prize and Medal was bestowed upon David Rothenberg, PhD, a member of NJIT's faculty, best-selling author and acclaimed jazz clarinetist, by the NJIT Board of Overseers. "As an NJIT Overseer, I am especially appreciative of David's accomplishments in reaching out and building relationships with readers and listeners beyond what is generally considered the traditional boundary of academia," said NJIT Board of Overseers Chairman Emil Herkert. >>
Ian Lafond, a second-year PhD student in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. This $142,000 award will support Ian's dissertation research in the lab of Associate Professor Sergei Adamovich over the next four years. >>
Henry Grosman and Babak Bryan's "Fractured Bubble" design was recently selected as the "People's Choice Sukkah of New York City" in the 2010 Sukkah City Design Competition. Grosman is currently working as an architect in New York and teaches a design studio and a seminar at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design. The temporary structure, which was created by architecture students in NJIT's FABLAB, will be on display in Union Square until October 2. >>
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) in the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Menssana Research Inc., a company in the NJIT Enterprise Development Center, a contract for $4.2 million to develop a breath test for radiation exposure. >>
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.  >>
NJIT's College of Architecture and Design and Matthew Gosser '03 present "Details, Details, Details" featuring the work of artists Roberto Osti, Daniel Brophy, and Gocha Tsinadze, whose use of fine lines and uncompromising attention to detail offer a common linkage between artwork that would otherwise not appear so similar. A reception open to the public will be held on Sept. 24, 2010 from 5-9 p.m., with refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists. This exhibition will also be part of the Newark Arts Council's Open Doors, a weekend celebration of the arts with a Friday night gallery crawl and a Sunday afternoon open studio tour. For more information, call 973-596-3080 or go to: www.gosser.info. >>
Andrzej Zarzycki, an assistant professor in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, has been elected to the New York City chapter of the ACM/SIGGRAPH Board of Directors. ACM SIGGRAPH is the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group for computer graphics and interactive techniques. >>
Daniel Palma of Paterson and Benjamin Gross of Lambertville, two juniors from NJIT's School of Art + Design, served as volunteers in the Student Volunteer Program at the Association of Computing Machinery's 2010 ACM SIGGRAPH Conference last month in Los Angeles. >>
NJIT and Building Media Inc. (BMI), a DuPont subsidiary, will lead one of 15 research and deployment partnerships to help dramatically improve the energy efficiency of American homes ─ the Building America Retrofit Alliance (BARA).  >>
Sophia Sobers of Budd Lake presented “Parametric Architecture” in the design category of the research poster session at the Association of Computing Machinery's 2010 SIGGRAPH Conference last month in Los Angeles. Sobers, who expects to graduate in May 2011 with a BS in architecture from NJIT and a BA in art from Rutgers-Newark, is the first undergraduate from the College of Architecture and Design to have a research poster accepted for presentation at the premier computer graphics annual conference. She explored the idea of creating a “responsive architecture” – an architectural system that explores the idea of using a parametric interface that reacts and changes based on user input that was originally developed as part of coursework with Henry Grosman, adjunct faculty in the New Jersey School of Architecture. >>
Daniel Palma of Paterson and Benjamin Gross of Lambertville, two juniors from NJIT's School of Art + Design, were selected to serve in the Student Volunteer Program at the Association of Computing Machinery's 2010 SIGGRAPH Conference. Admission to the Student Volunteer Program is highly competitive and provides participants access to network with industry leaders and the opportunity to attend short courses, presentations of production case studies, and technical paper sessions. Students provide a minimum of 30 hours of service during the conference, which started on July 24 and concluded on July 30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Palma and Gross are both third-year students in the Entertainment Track in NJIT's new BA program in Digital Design. For the bilingual Palma, an EOP student and past recipient of a Director's Scholarship in the School of Art + Design, this marked the second consecutive year he was selected to participate at SIGGRAPH; 2010 was the first SIGGRAPH conference for Gross, a student in the Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT. >>
NJIT Professor of Humanities and interspecies music expert David B. Rothenberg, PhD, is on tour this week performing whale-related music throughout Finland, Sweden and Arctic Norway with Whale Kit, a group of electronic musicians from Russia. Rothenberg will receive the third annual NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on October 6, 2010.  >>
Undergraduate students from the Heritage Institute of Technology in Kolkata, India, NJIT Ronald E. McNair scholars and graduate students from NJIT and Beijing, China, will present their summer research projects under the guidance of NJIT STEM faculty on July 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The symposium is the culminating event of their summer research efforts at NJIT for the visiting student scholars as well as the NJIT McNair Summer Research Institute participants. The symposium is open to NJIT faculty, staff and students as well as the general public.  >>
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded NJIT $468,495 to create a comprehensive series of four courses to train and teach mechanical engineers in the New York Metropolitan Region how to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings.  The NJIT Center for Building Knowledge, which thanks to its involvement with regional utilities and other state agencies has had much experience doing this kind of work, will organize and run the training sessions. Center Executive Director Deane M. Evans will be the project director.     >>
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.   >>
A robot sculpture by Matthew Gosser '03, an adjunct professor in NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture, will be featured in "Collect This," an assemblage of works that represent the ideas and boldness of the New Newark at the 239 Collective gallery. The exhibition runs June 17-August 31, 2010. An opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held on June 24, 7 p.m.-1 a.m.  >>
Louis J. Lanzerotti, PhD, a distinguished research professor in the department of physics at NJIT, will lead the 12-member panel organized by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies (www.nationalacademies.org) to identify possible causes of unintended acceleration in vehicles in the aftermath of Toyota's large recalls. >>
A team comprised of New Jersey School of Architecture alumni Justin Foster '08, Lauren Page '08, and Phil Kuehne '07 of the design collective KIT won first place in the New York Architecture League's design charette competition. Their winning design, which features hundreds of hula hoops forming a connected canopy, will be part of a temporary summer installation in the backyard of the SUPERFRONT art gallery to host events for New York City Explorers, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit group.   >>
Parametric smart modules created in an industrial design class taught by Assistant Professor Brooks Atwood, assistant director of the FabLab at NJIT's School of Art and Design will be on display June 18-July 18 in the NOUS Gallery in London during the London Festival of Architecture. >>
Rima Taher, an expert in the design of low-rise buildings for extreme winds and hurricanes, is available to educate people about best building design and construction practices to reduce wind pressures on building surfaces. >>
“The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT is still growing rapidly to be the largest high-tech business incubator in the USA with 95 portfolio companies, despite the tough economy! Entrepreneurs and individual initiatives in the EDC are working to help NJ solve economic growth problems and make NJ a state leading in technology development and the right place to live and work!,” said Jerry Creighton Sr., EDC Executive Director. >>
Sara Jane Rin, a second-year industrial design student in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, stands next to her work that was on display at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at NYC's Javits Center during the weekend of May 15-18. The event exposes students and their work to industry leaders in manufacturing and design, and also promotes awareness of NJIT to design and manufacturing professionals. >>
The NJIT Board of Overseers will present the third New Jersey Institute of Technology Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on October 6, 2010, to best-selling author and acclaimed clarinetist David B. Rothenberg, PhD. Through music and writing, Rothenberg, a professor of humanities at NJIT, explores the world of interspecies music. >>
Taha F. Marhaba, PhD, of Bridgewater, professor and chair of the department of civil and environmental engineering and director of the New Jersey Applied Water Research Center at NJIT, received the 2010 Distinguished Engineer Award from the Rutgers Engineering Society on May 17.  >>
Yeheskel Bar-Ness, PhD, of Marlboro, Newark College of Engineering Distinguished Professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at NJIT was selected as one of two recipients of the Communication Theory Technical Committee Service Award for 2009. >>
NJIT Assistant Professor Richard Garber will receive next week a Project of the Year Award from Jersey City for the PREtty Fab House, a one-family sustainable home in the Greenville section of Jersey City. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, will be interviewed on My Nine News tonight at 11 p.m.    >>
As Earth Day approaches, you may want to hear more from Maurie Cohen, an associate professor at NJIT, who is one of a quartet of editors responsible for producing a special issue about sustainable consumption and production prepared for The Journal of Industrial Ecology (JIE). The papers of this online issue are freely downloadable at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/123296535/issue. >>
Paul Rodriguez, of Harrison, a graduating senior at NJIT, received honorable mention at the NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase on April 14, 2010, for his research project to develop a composite material made entirely from recycled glass and plastics as a replacement for concrete masonry blocks. >>
Brian Novello, of Rockaway Township,  a graduating fifth year student in the NJIT Bachelor of Architecture Degree Program, has received the third place bronze medal from NJIT for his inventive design to create docking stations in rivers to harness clean energy.  The honor was awarded at the NJIT Dana Knox Provost Research Day competition on April 14, 2010.  >>
Xiangxin Meng, of Edison, a doctoral student studying chemistry with chemistry professor Somenath Mitra at NJIT, received on April 14, 2010, the second-place bronze medal for her graduate entry “Polymer Films Containing Microparticles of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients for Oral Drug Delivery” at the NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Day Showcase.  >>
Jefferson A. Cuadra, of West New York, an undergraduate student at NJIT, received the first prize gold medal for his undergraduate project, “Destabilization of Pickering Emulsions Using Vibrations.”  The award was presented at the annual NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase at NJIT on April 14, 2010.  >>
Graduating senior Tin Vo, of Jersey City, received the second-place silver undergraduate medal for his project, “Altering Substrate Specificity of a-Ketoglutarate Dehydrogenase for Chemical Synthesis,” from the NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase competition on April 14, 2010. Professor Edgardo Farinas, PhD, was his advisor. >>
Yasmine Aly, of Bloomfield,  a doctoral candidate studying chemical engineering at NJIT received on April 14, 2010, the first-place gold medal for her graduate research project, “Aluminum-based Reactive Composite Powders” at the NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase on April 14, 2010.  >>
Kenneth Gethard, of Fairfield, a doctoral student in environmental science at NJIT, received the second-prize silver medal for his graduate project “Desalinations Using Carbon Nanotube Enhanced Membrane Distillation.” His advisor was Somenath Mitra. The award was presented at the annual NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase held April 14, 2010.  >>
Howard R. Baum, PhD, the Glenn L. Martin Professor in the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland, will discuss "Simulating Fire Effects on Complex Building Structures" on April 19, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center (GITC), Room 3730. The Mechanics Research Communications Elsevier Distinguished Lecture is co-sponsored by Elsevier and the NJIT Granular Science Laboratory. >>
The NJIT College of Architecture and Design (COAD) has received the $25,000 grand prize for 2010 from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) for a small modern townhouse. Architecture students developed the design last semester for the Newark Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. >>
The White House announced yesterday that New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will receive more than $23 million of the $2 billion allocated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to achieve widespread meaningful use of health IT and facilitate use of an electronic health record (EHR) by every person by the year 2014. >>
The NJIT College of Architecture and Design (COAD) has received the $25,000 grand prize for 2010 from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) for a small modern townhouse. Architecture students developed the design last semester for the Newark Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. >>
Design through Dialogue: A Guide for Architects and Clients by Karen A. Franck, a professor in both the NJIT College of Architecture and Design and the NJIT College of Science and Liberal Arts, was published last month by Wiley & Sons. The book explores the relationship between client and architect through the lens of four overlapping activities that occur during any project: relating, talking, exploring and transforming. Teresa von Sommaruga Howard is the co-author.  >>
J. Robert Hillier, founder of Hillier Architecture and a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers, will discuss "Life After Recession: Think Outside the Box" at the Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series on April 7, 2010, 2:30-4 p.m. in GITC 1100. >>
Michael Ehrlich, PhD and William V. Rapp, PhD, professors in NJIT's School of Management, will discuss "Is Recognizing Asset Bubbles Really That Difficult?" at the NJIT-Sigma Xi Research Café on April 1, 4:30-6 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Area, 3rd Floor, NJIT Campus Center. The presentation will focus on the School of Management's current research project on recognizing the development and evolution of asset price bubbles including their usual origins and shifts in their characteristics. For information, contact Jay Kappraff at 973-596-3490 or at kappraff@adm.njit.edu. >>
NJIT received today from Apollo Solar Energy, Inc. a three-year, $1.5 million grant to establish a solar research center. >>
A press conference, following a check signing, will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at 3:30 p.m., when NJIT receives a three-year, $1.5 million grant from Apollo Solar Energy, Inc., a public US corporation, to build a solar research center. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, interim provost and senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, will be one of four panelists speaking tomorrow at the State House as part of the Life Sciences Trenton Day. The event is designed to create awareness of the importance to and impact on the state of the bio-pharma industry.   >>
NJIT graduate architecture students are developing how to improve retail and residential areas near two rail stations on the NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line in Plainfield this semester.  Both stations will experience increased usage with the completion of a second tunnel beneath the Hudson River, the Access to the Region's Core project (ARC).  >>
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. >>
Sergiu M. Gorun, PhD, associate professor of chemistry at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), was awarded a patent today for a novel composition of matter. “Functional Coating Compositions of Perfluoroalkyl Perfluoro-Phthalocyanine Compounds” (US Patent Number 7,670,684) discloses a new self-contained subclass of molecules. These new materials are comprised of organic scaffolds with metal centers, which can be applied as either an opaque or transparent hydrophobic coating. >>
Maurie Cohen, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Is It Futile To Pursue Economic Growth?" at the NJIT-Sigma Xi Research Café on March 4, 4:30-6 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Area, 3rd Floor, NJIT Campus Center. >>
Michael Jaffe, a research professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT, has received a patent for a chemical derived from sugar. This new material is a derivative of isosorbide and may be able to replace bisphenol A (BPA) in a number of consumer products, including the lining of tin cans. >>
Recent visitors to Jersey City know how much the skyline has changed in recent years—especially along the waterfront now replete with glittering and glamorous corporate office buildings tied together by a wide brick walkway for strolls along the Hudson River. Speaking on March 8, 2010 will be the key planners behind those changes.  >>
Rima Taher, a structural engineer at NJIT has accepted an invitation from Architecture for Humanity (AFH) to join architects and engineers creating a construction guide for rebuilding in earthquake and hurricane-prone areas. The guide would be used as a resource to builders as they begin their efforts in Haiti.  The manual will cover job site safety, dos and don'ts for earthquake and hurricane-resistant building and a list of appropriate/sustainable materials. It will be distributed for non-commercial use. >>
NJIT Professor David Rothenberg, a prominent author and musician, will present in words, images and music his ideas about how evolution produces beauty, not only adaptation. The free talk, entitled “Whales, Birds and Why Nature Is Beautiful,” will be held Feb. 11, 4:30-6 p.m., in the faculty dining area on the third floor of the NJIT Campus Center. The public is invited and refreshments will be served. >>
Unique furniture designs made of exotic woods by craftsman Glen G. Guarino and life-size plywood fabrications of everyday objects by conceptual artist Ryan Roa, will be the focus of two simultaneous art shows opening at NJIT on March 4, 2010 from 5-9 p.m.  >>
Architect and photographer Christopher Payne, known for his photography books highlighting forgotten and lost structures, will be among the speakers at NJIT's free Monday night lecture series running through April.  More topics will include Jersey City's amazing redevelopment, hyperdensity, plus recent architectural projects by the renowned architect Bernard Tschumi. >>
Vishaan Chakrabarti, AIA, director of the Real Estate Development Program at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and founding principal of VCDC in New York City, will discuss "Hyperdensity" at the Skanska Endowed Lecture on Feb. 8 at 5:30 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall II. The event kicks off NJIT's College of Architecture and Design Spring 2010 Evening Lecture Series. The lecture is free and open to the public. >>
NJIT Professor David Rothenberg, a prominent author and musician, will present in words, images and music his ideas about how evolution produces beauty, not only adaptation.  His evidence is the hard-to-explain qualities of bird song, whale song, and other unusual habits of various creatures. >>
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Habitat for Humanity Newark will announce the winners of an affordable townhouse design competition for Newark's South Ward on Dec. 14, 2009 at 6 p.m. in the 7th Floor Loft at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design. >>
Rashi Jain, a doctoral candidate in applied mathematics at NJIT, is looking forward to a good new year, particularly when it comes to getting a job following graduation next May.  Jain, who is specializing in underwater acoustics, has high hopes for a good position, thanks to a new addition to her resume. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, provost (interim) and senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, will participate in a panel discussion at the “Best and Brightest” Forum on Medical Innovation today at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. Other panelists include Dick Gephardt, chairman of the Council for American Medical Innovation and former Missouri representative and House Majority Leader, and Bob Franks, president of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey and former New Jersey representative. Sebastian will be speaking on related topics at the New Jersey Technology Council Regional Commercialization Conference on Dec. 10  in Wilmington, Del.  >>
Sotirios G. Ziavras, PhD, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing Laboratory at NJIT, served as program chair of the 21st IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence on Nov. 2-5, 2009. >>
NJIT Research Professor Reginald C. Farrow will discuss "Self-Assembled Carbon Nanotubes and Nanodevices" at the third installation of the NJIT-Sigma Xi Research Cafe on Nov.19, 4:30-6 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Area, 3rd Floor, NJIT Campus Center. For information, contact Jay Kappraff at 973-596-3490 or kappraff@adm.njit.edu. >>
Jason Peist '08, a member of the design team at TMR and Associates, P.C. in Rutherford, was named the AIA NJ Intern Architect of the Year for 2009. An early graduate of the 5-year bachelor of architecture program and the Albert Dorman Honors College in December 2008, Jason is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Professional and Technical Communication program at NJIT.  >>
Students in an NJIT architecture studio welcomed a group of guests last weekend to review their designs and provide practical feedback on the plans. >>
Students in a New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) architectural studio have a unique opportunity: design a group of townhouses that will actually be built by Habitat for Humanity next year. >>
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) at NJIT will present the Fifth Annual GSA Research Day-Fall 2009 on Nov. 11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The event will showcase the research of NJIT graduate students to the academic community. Please visit http://gsa.njit.edu/researchday.htm for general guidelines and further details. >>
A series of talks by noted architects and educators are brightening NJIT this fall with topics ranging from what the hippies did for architecture to the annual fall symposium sponsored by the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects.  >>
NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) will host a public forum on the changing status of technology in architectural practice and the emerging potential for the role of architecture in the design of the built environment. The NJ Chapter of the American Institute of Architects will sponsor the free event, open to the public, set for Oct. 28, 2009, 1:15 p.m.-7 p.m.  >>
NJIT Humanities Lecturer Jon Curley and Architecture Associate Professor Tony Schuman will join Newark-based filmmakers Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno and Jerome Bongiorno for a panel discussion about making the film New Work: Newark in 3D on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Newark Museum. Curley wrote and recorded the poems that accompany the film, which is being shown in tandem with the 1920 avant-garde film Manhatta and will become a permanent part of the museum's permanent collection. >>
Two NJIT faculty members will receive Innovators' Awards and two recent alumni will be honored at the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame dinner on Oct. 22, 2009 at Stevens Institute of Technology.  >>
NJIT Research Architect B. Lynn Hutchings believes that by making a few practical, effective and relatively inexpensive changes to school buildings, they can become better environments for students with severe physical, intellectual, and sensory disabilities. She will spread her word to school social workers at the Nov. 6-8, 2009 Annual Meeting of the Council for Social Work Education, in San Antonio. >>
"Theatre Town," an art exhibition celebrating Newark's theatre history curated by Newark resident artist and NJIT adjunct faculty member Matthew Gosser, will open with a reception from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. on Oct. 17 and run through Nov. 28 at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design Gallery. The Gallery is located at 367 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Newark. For more information, call 973-596-3080.  >>
Dr. Donald Louria, Chair Emeritus, Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Community Health,  New Jersey School of Medicine, will discuss "The Societal Consequences of Creating Extraordinary Longevity and the Looming Medicare Catastrophe: A Systems Approach" at the second session of The Research Café on Oct. 20 at 4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Faculty Dining Room (3rd floor). Dr. Louria will give a talk based on his new book, Rethink: A Twenty-first Century Approach to Preventing Societal Catastrophes. The talk is sponsored by the NJIT chapter of Sigma Xi, the national research honor society. Refreshments will be served and also can be purchased in the Pub or other Campus Center locations. Contact: Jay Kappraff at x3490. >>
A series of noted architects and educators will discuss their work as material evidence of emerging forms of contemporary design practice, the various technologies being used, and to what end they are being applied at the AIANJ Material Evidence Symposium on Oct. 28, 1:15-7 p.m. in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design. The symposium is a public forum for discussion and debate on the changing status of technology in architectural practice and emerging potentials for its role in the design of our built environment. Attendees must RSVP to Amada Belton, amada@njit.edu, 973-596-5566. >>
All students (BS, MS and PhD) are invited to experience the spirit of innovation that drives biomedical engineering research in University Heights at NJIT's Biomedical Engineering Research Open House on Oct. 16, 2-4 p.m. in Fenster Hall, 6th Floor. Tour NJIT BME laboratories and see the work first-hand, meet with NJIT BME faculty who are leading these research programs, and much more.  >>
Using a colander to separate pasta from the water in which it was cooked is a commonplace kitchen experience. But what about the cooking water that usually disappears down the drain? Suppose you had a colander with holes that could not only separate pasta and water, but just as easily remove the salt and starch added to the water in the cooking process — making the water so pure that it would taste great. >>
James Dart AIA, university lecturer in the College of Architecture and Design and principal of DARCH in New York City, will be a contributor at a national conference "New Orleans Under Reconstruction: The Crisis of Planning" on Oct. 24-25 at Tulane University. Dart, along with Associate Professor Darius Sollohub and many dedicated NJIT architecture students, has been active in planning and design efforts in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005.   >>
Architect Martin Hamm will discuss strawbale construction at a seminar on Oct. 12, 5:45 p.m. at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, Weston Lecture Hall 1. Co-sponsored by the NJIT Campus Center and the student chapter of the US Green Building Council, the talk is free and open to the public. >>
Want to know more about getting productivity from your management team?  Then ask Jerry Fjermestad, an associate professor in NJIT's School of Management. Fjermestad has learned, based on earlier research that high-performing virtual management teams act differently than low-performing ones. >>
October will be a busy month for art lovers in Newark thanks to the efforts of resident artist and curator Matthew Gosser, an NJIT adjunct faculty member. Gosser's latest work, “Theater Town,” a huge outdoor mural on the rear wall of 441 Broad Street, has no doubt stirred the interest of downtowners.  >>
During the next decade, solar physicists will learn more than they might have dreamed possible about the Sun, thanks to current technologies that have advanced the capacity of ground-based and space-based instruments.   All the more reason for the excitement on Oct. 3, 2009 when NJIT formally dedicates the new solar telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO), CA. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering Kamalesh K. Sirkar will be honored Oct. 7, 2009 for his pioneering research in membrane separation processes. These processes play a critical and greater role today in several areas of national interest including health care and the production of drinking water. >>
Stem cell researcher Treena Livingston Arinzeh will discuss current stem cell applications at NJIT, including the regeneration of bone and cartilage for bone fracture and osteoarthritis treatments, spinal cord repair, and liver regeneration at NJIT's first Research Café.   >>
NJIT Biomedical Engineering Professor Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD will discuss "Stem Cells: Their Origins and Applications Being Explored at NJIT" at the opening session of The Research Café on Sept. 29 at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty Dining area on the third floor of the Campus Center. Refreshments will be served and also can be purchased in the Pub or other Campus Center locations. Contact Jay Kappraff at x3490. >>
Jerry Fjermestad, of Orangeburg, NY, an NJIT professor who has focused his research on understanding how corporate leaders communicate better using computers, has received the NJIT Excellence in Research Award. The honor was awarded Sept. 2, 2009 at the University Convocation, an annual celebration.  Fjermestad is an associate professor in NJIT's School of Management. >>
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. >>
Frank Y. Shih, a professor of computer science at NJIT, who is a steganography expert and author of a reference book about image processing and mathematical morphology, has received the NJIT Excellence in Research Award. The honor was awarded Sept. 2, 2009 at the University Convocation, an annual celebration.  >>
Haimin Wang, of Livingston, an NJIT professor, whose work focuses on the physics behind space weather in order to predict unexpected and unwanted solar activities and their effect on Earth, has received the NJIT Excellence in Research Award. >>
Judith Sheft, of Westfield, associate vice president, technology development, in the office of research and development, received the Excellence in Service Award at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
Thomas Ogorzalek, PhD, of Jersey City, university lecturer in the College of Architecture and Design, received the NJIT Award for Instruction by a University Lecturer at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
Like most practicing architects in Lower Manhattan, Richard Garber, a professor at NJIT's School of Architecture and Design and his partner Nicole Robertson, have seen their fair share of oddball requests. >>
Thirty-five students enrolled in the Ronald E. McNair Tenth Summer Research Institute, the NSF/REU Particle Research Center Programs, Heritage Institute of Technology in Kolkata, India and graduate students from the NJIT's Beijing, China Engineering Management Program will present their research at the third Summer Research Symposium on July 29, 9:30-11:45 a.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The symposium is open to the public. >>
An NJIT architecture professor with an architecture student has designed a network of modular floating docks to harness clean energy for New York City. The proposal was featured this week in Metropolis magazine.  >>
Kamalesh Sirkar, PhD, distinguished professor of chemical engineering at NJIT, and internationally-renowned expert in membrane separation technologies will be the recipient of the NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal.  The award presentation and lecture will take place Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, in Kupfrian Hall on the NJIT campus.  A reception will immediately follow. For more information, please click here. >>
Better building practices for structures in hurricane-prone regions will be the focus of a paper next month in Caribbean Construction Magazine by NJIT architecture professor Rima Taher, PhD.  Taher has written extensively about best building design and construction practices to reduce wind pressures on building surfaces and to resist high winds and hurricanes in residential or commercial construction. >>
Zeyuan Qiu, associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, will discuss "Protection of Critical Source Areas for Achieving Long-term Sustainability of Water Resources" on June 8, 2-3 p.m. (EST) as part of the Collaborative Science and Technology Network for Sustainability (CNS) webinar series. CNS is an EPA grant program offered through the National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) Science To Achieve Results (STAR) program that supports collaboration between science and engineering researchers and decision-makers to pursue regional sustainability. Call in: 866-299-3188; Passcode: 202-343-9759. Webinar access: http://portal.epa.gov/webconference; Conf. ID: 411720. Slides from the webinar series and the schedule of upcoming talks are posted on the CNS science connector page. >>
The Listening Studio, a unique new audio and visual laboratory with state-of-the-art testing equipment for the hearing impaired, designed by architect Brooks Atwood, an NJIT adjunct professor of architecture, has opened in lower Manhattan.  >>
The Listening Studio, a breakthrough innovation for people with hearing loss that recently opened at the Center for Hearing and Communication in lower Manhattan, was fabricated by students and faculty at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design using the university's Fabrication Laboratory, or FABLAB. The audio and video installation is acoustically designed to simulate an array of real-life listening environments. Brooks Atwood, an adjunct professor of architecture at NJIT and a principal of POD DESIGN+MEDIA LLC, helped design the project. The Studio is open to the public by appointment only by calling (917) 305-7766.  >>
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. >>
Two NJIT undergraduates will attend an elite 11-week paid summer internship program sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD. Some 150 students from universities throughout the nation will participate in the prestigious program which involves a rigorous acceptance process.  >>
The Spring 2009 issue of NJIT Magazine is now available on line. The issue's cover feature describes the transformation of New Jersey School of Architecture, now one part of the new NJIT College of Architecture and Design along with the recently established School of Art+Design. >>
Philip R. Goode, PhD, distinguished professor of physics at NJIT, will be inducted tonight into the New Jersey High-Tech Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was created in 1999 to recognize the best and the brightest New Jersey has to offer by honoring the achievements of life science and high-tech research and business leaders, educators, and government officials who have demonstrated exemplary work in innovative products and therapies.  Sponsors of the event are BioNJ, HINJ, and TechAmerica. >>
"The Holocaust: A Retrospective,” a collection of original works by the late Newark-born artist Marcia Marx, will open in Newark for one month on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at the Jewish Museum of New Jersey. Artist Matthew Gosser, familiar to area residents for his group shows at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, curated the exhibit. >>
“The Holocaust: A Retrospective," a collection of original works by internationally recognized artist Marcia Marx and curated by Matthew Gosser, special lecturer of architecture at NJIT, will open on April 19 at the Jewish Museum of New Jersey in Newark. An opening reception with refreshments will take place on April 19 starting at noon and ending at 5 p.m. The exhibit will run through May 20.   >>
Stephen Kieran, FAIA, of KieranTimberlake in Philadelphia, will discuss "Five Dwellings: Nothing, Little, More, Much More, More than Enough" on April 16 at 5:45 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design. The AIANJ Endowed Lecture is free and open to the public. >>
Undergraduate research projects by students from Newark College of Engineering, College of Computing Sciences and College of Science and Liberal Arts will be showcased at the NJIT Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program Tenth Annual Research Symposium on April 17, 9:15-11:45 a.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The symposium is open to all of the NJIT community as well as the public. >>
Senior architecture students Robert Pietrocola and Joseph DiNapoli presented their research project entitled "Newark Bus Rapid Transit" today at The Dana Knox Student Research Showcase in the Campus Center Gallery. Previously known as the Provost's Student Research Showcase, the event was renamed this year to honor the legacy of the late Dana E. Knox, PhD, professor of chemical engineering and associate provost at NJIT. >>
More than two dozen of the best graduate and undergraduate research projects at NJIT will be on view at The Dana Knox Student Research Showcase on April 8, 1-3:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Gallery.   >>
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. >>
Anna Dyson, director of the Center for Architecture, Science and Ecology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss "Built Ecologies" on March 23 at 5:45 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Spring 2009 Evening Lecture Series. For more information or reservations, call 973-596-3080. >>
Paul Seletsky, senior manager of digital design at Skidmore Owings & Merrill, will discuss "The Digital Design Ecosystem-Towards a Pre-Rational Architecture" on March 9 at 5:45 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of  the Spring 2009 Evening Lecture Series. For more information or reservations, call 973-596-3080. >>
NJIT wraps up Black History Month with an unusual three-dimensional interactive art installation, celebrating diversity and created by a group of more than a dozen diverse architecture students of Latino, Asian and African American descent.     >>
More than 300 people and 30 companies are expected to attend the sixth annual biomedical engineering showcase and career fair on March 13, 2009 at NJIT. The annual event, to be held from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in NJIT's Campus Center, unites industry professionals and academics interested in the applied-life sciences.    >>
Leave it to the architects who always want to redesign something. This time, it's the entire New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT reinvented with a new name: College of Architecture and Design (CAD). Within the College another new entity will reside – School of Art + Design (SA+D). >>
Marcus Felson, PhD, a professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University-Newark, will discuss "Modeling Crime with Super-Simple Mathematics" on Feb. 20 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2.   >>
Nathan C. Hoyt, FAIA, principal/director of Interiors at Davis Brody Bond Aedas in New York, will discuss "A Metaphor for an Ideal City: Incorporating Change in an Historic Structure" on Feb. 23 at 5:45 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design. The talk, which is free and open to the public, kicks off the Spring 2009 Evening Lecture Series. >>
“Long-range solid-state ordering and high geometric distortions induced in phthalocyanines by small fluoroalkyl group,” by lead author Sergiu M. Gorun, PhD, an associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, will be the cover article and artwork published in the Feb. 21, 2009 print edition of Dalton Transactions, An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. >>
Allen Lee, PhD, a professor of information systems and associate dean for research and graduate studies in the School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University, will discuss "A Scientific Basis of Rigor in Information Systems Research" on Feb. 16, 1-2 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Room 3720. >>
Kamalesh Sirkar, PhD, distinguished professor of chemical engineering at NJIT, and internationally-renowned expert in membrane separation technologies, has been named a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  >>
Irving McPhail, PhD, the executive vice president and chief operating officer for National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME) kicks off  NJIT's opening celebrations for Black History Month with a lecture about America, black history and advances in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  >>
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.  >>
Have a great idea or invention but don't know where to turn? Then consider yourself a candidate for an upcoming day of four workshops for first-time entrepreneurs sponsored by the NJIT Enterprise Development Center and the Alumni Association of NJIT. >>
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.            >>
2008
A new and better way to predict earthquakes and avalanches may soon be available to forecasters thanks to mathematical research underway at NJIT.   Using mathematical modeling, researchers are investigating how forces and pressures propagate through granular materials.  >>
Gabrielle Esperdy, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's School of Architecture, will discuss “From Car to Container: A Brief History of Recycling in Architecture” on Dec. 4, from 6 p.m.- 6:45 p.m., at the American Folk Art Museum's Lincoln Center Branch, in Manhattan. >>
Judith Sheft, associate vice president for technology development at NJIT, has been awarded funds from the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology to assist faculty researchers with the most promising patentable inventions with funding grants of up to $50,000.  >>
NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) will host the Eighth Annual New Jersey Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20. Companies will be reimbursed by the EDC for the attendance fee and will receive a free proposal review just for attending. Phase I (Proposal Development) and Phase II (Cost Proposal Preparation) program attendees will be eligible to receive a complimentary proposal critique by the Greenwood Consulting Group. Inc. within one year of the programs. For more information and online registration visit www.njsbdc.com/scitech. >>

KUDOS-November 2008

November 17, 2008
Congratulations to Theologos Homer Bonitsis, Christopher Funkhouser, and Elizabeth Avery-Gomez '07 and students Nilufa Rahim and Brian Novello on their recent accomplishments. >>
For an up-close look at life at NJIT, make time this fall and winter to attend an upcoming open house. The take-away will be more than a campus tour and meeting with an admissions counselor. You'll learn about NJIT's graduate and undergraduate programs in high-growth in-demand fields and meet one on one with faculty and admissions representatives. >>
The Computer Science Research Committee at NJIT in conjunction with the Department of Information Systems is organizing a series of four talks titled "Funding Experiences in CCS" during the coming academic year. NJIT Professors Guiling (Grace) Wang, James Calvin and Michael Recce will share their experiences with obtaining funding on Nov. 19, 2:30-4 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 3730. Donald Sebastian, PhD (at left), Senior Vice President for Research and Development at NJIT, will provide opening remarks.    >>
NJIT sustainability expert Deane Evans will provide an introduction to the basics of building green, high performance primary and secondary schools at a free seminar, open to the public, at NJIT. The talk, set for Nov. 19, 2008, at 3 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 117, will include a review of the status of the NJ schools' construction program. >>
Keith Kaseman and Julie Beckman of Kaseman Beckman Advanced Strategies in Philadelphia, will discuss "Postscript: Pentagon Memorial 2002-2008" on Nov. 17 at 5:45 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA). The lecture is free and open to the public. >>
“Developing Newark: Which Direction is Forward?”—a multi-university symposium on planning, design, economy and community will be held tomorrow, Nov. 8, 2008, at NJIT.  The theme will be revitalizing Newark and its region. >>
G.B. Giannakis, PhD a professor and the ADC Chair in Wireless Communications in the department of electrical engineering at the University of Minnesota, will discuss "Distributed Estimation Using Wireless Sensor Networks" on Nov. 14, 12:30–1:30 p.m. in the ECEC 202. The seminar will be presented by NJIT's Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research. >>
The 2006-2007 President's Annual Report, published by NJIT's Office of University Communications, has won platinum awards in the categories of overall annual report and front cover design from the MarCom Creative Awards international competition. Administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, the MarCom awards are the latest for the report, which has also received the Grand Award in the 20th Annual Apex Awards for Publication Excellence Competition, the Gold Award from the Art Director's Club of New Jersey and the 2007 New Jersey (IABC) IRIS Award in the Publications category. >>
“A Barcelona Practice” is the topic of a lecture by architect Mario Corea of Corea & Moran Arquitectura in Barcelona, Spain, on October 27 at 5:45 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall 1 in NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is the fourth in the NJSOA Fall 2008 Lecture Series. >>
NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, a mathematician who has applied mathematical modeling techniques to elucidate the dynamics of scoring in baseball, has computed the probability of the Rays and Phillies winning the World Series now that the Rays have defeated the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series. >>
"Considering Context" is the topic of a lecture by Aaron Schwarz, FAIA, principal and director at the Perkins Eastman architecture and design firm, on Oct. 20 at 5:45 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall 1 at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is the third in the NJSOA Fall 2008 Lecture Series. >>
The lecture by Jin Sun, PhD, professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Princeton University, scheduled for October 20 has been cancelled. >>
Everyone is going wireless and NJIT researchers stand at the forefront of that migration. To provide a wider window into the wireless world, NJIT  along with the New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) will offer on Oct. 31, 2008, from 8 a.m. -1:30 p.m., “The Wireless World: Untethered Opportunities.”  Keynote speaker will be former Congressional representative, Steve Largent, of CTIA—The Wireless Association.  Corporate sponsors include AT&T, Verizon, Qualcomm, and T-Mobile. >>
Art inspired by and created from the recent demolition of Newark's Westinghouse factory will be on view in the Gallery, 267 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT sponsors the gallery.  >>
NJIT conducted a summer research program in partnership with the Heritage Institute of Technology (HITK) in Kolkata, India. The 20 students enrolled in NJIT's Undergraduate Research Experience Symposium were able to participate in a state-of-the-art research facility with world-class faculty. They were accompanied by Srabanti Basu, a senior lecturer in biotechnology at HITK. The program was initiated and managed by Durga Misra, PhD, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, who also encouraged the participation of faculty and the Albert Dorman Honors College students who mentored the HITK students after hours in their residence hall. “The Summer Research Experience is a rare opportunity to receive hands-on training with NJIT professors and students at the university's facilities,” said Misra. “A group of three students worked in NJIT's new Vincent A. Stabile Systems Engineering and Management Laboratories to gain experience with the Stabile Laboratories' Festo System.” Student research projects included low-power microchip design, drug delivery systems, nanoelectronics, ultrafiltration to scalable web search, clean slate Internet design and management systems analysis. >>
Christopher Funkhouser, PhD, a professor in the Department of Humanities at NJIT, will perform a multimedia poem at the opening reception of The Westinghouse Project, the latest exhibition of the Ar+cheology Series, on October 11, 5-7 p.m. at the NJSOA Gallery. For more information, contact Gallery Director Matthew Gosser. >>
"Organic Constructions" is the topic of a lecture by Kenneth Huff of the Savannah College of Art and Design on October 13 at 5:45 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is the second in the NJSOA Fall 2008 Lecture Series. For more information or reservations, call 973-596-3080. >>
William Mitchell, PhD, professor of Architecture and Media Arts and Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will discuss "Smart Sustainability: The City Car, the RoboScooter and Urban Mobility-on-Demand" on Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall 1 at NJIT. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is the first in the NJSOA Fall 2008 Lecture Series. For more information or reservations, call 973-596-3080. >>
Alex Marshall, an adjunct professor in NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture, will appear on "Super City: New York," a documentary about the city's geography and infrastructure, on Sept. 22 at 9 p.m. on the History Channel.   >>
David Rothenberg, PhD, a professor in the NJIT Humanities Department, received at NJIT's recent annual awards convocation, NJIT's Excellence in Research Award. >>
Bruce Kirchhoff, PhD, of Maplewood, a distinguished professor in NJIT's School of Management, and a renowned expert in small business administration, received at NJIT's recent annual awards convocation, the Excellence in Research Award. >>
Zeynep Celik, PhD, a distinguished professor in the New Jersey School of Architecture, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation, NJIT's Excellence in Research Award. Celik teaches about the history of architecture and architectural criticism. >>