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Graduate students Amir Goharpey and Prashanth Muralidhar have been named this year's Louis Berger Fellows at NJIT. “The 2016-2017 fellows represent an outstanding group of planners and engineers and are among the strongest group Louis Berger has welcomed so far — a fact due in no small part to the strong relationships we have cultivated with NJIT,” said Bob Nardi, Louis Berger senior vice president. >>
The New Jersey State House in Trenton was the rallying point for many of the top researchers in drone Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) innovation with representatives from NJIT, Rutgers, Stockton, Rowan and Stevens Institute of Technology. The New Jersey Senate Democrats sponsored the forum. >>
The NJIT men's swimming and diving team captured its second consecutive ECAC Winter Championship title on Sunday. >>
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Senior guard Rob Ukawuba's free throw with 20 seconds left gave NJIT (5-4) a 75-74 win over UMass Lowell (2-7) on Saturday afternoon at Tsongas Center in Lowell. >>
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A Very Musical December

December 01, 2016
The NJIT Campus Center will be filled with music before the winter break, with performances by the NJIT String and Wind Ensembles, the Jazz Ensemble, and the Rutgers-Newark Chorus. >>
This annual event will feature student entrepreneurs from Newark-area colleges and universities along with Newark regional community members, who will make 10-minute pitches about their proposed businesses and products to a panel of judges. Winners will receive a $3,000 summer fellowship to continue to develop their ideas. >>
Over the last month, coaches and student-athletes from the NJIT Baseball team volunteered their time with the American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Walk and Project Kind. >>
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The Highlanders men's basketball team may have returned to Newark a little bit exhausted this weekend, but certainly well enriched from the experience. Over the course of one week, NJIT endured four flights, four bus rides (of at least one hour each), four nights in Mexico and three games in a span of five days. Not to mention having Thanksgiving dinner in the Courtyard Lafayette (Indiana) at 11 p.m. after arriving from 13 straight hours of travel. >>
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Freshman Tracey Brereton broke a 45-45 tie on a layup with 1:01 left in the game and scored the final eight points for NJIT, as the Highlanders defeated LIU Brooklyn, 50-48, in the consolation game of the TD Bank Classic hosted by Vermont at Patrick Gymnasium. >>
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On stage in December at NJIT will be Facing Our Truth, One Act Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege. This series of plays written for The New Black Fest is a student-directed and stage-managed presentation of the Rutgers/NJIT Theatre Program. >>
NJIT has formed a joint venture with Fujian University of Technology in China (Team NJFJ) to design and build a functional, sustainable house to compete in the 2017 Solar Decathlon China. The 35-member team includes architecture, interior design, industrial design, graphic design, civil engineering, environmental studies, sustainability, concrete industry management and business majors at the two schools. >>
The long and rich history of Muslim life in Newark, New Jersey's largest city, will be the focus of a program of short films, readings and performances to be presented by professional artists and students on December 3 at the Newark Museum from 1 – 4 p.m.  >>
The Giga Beats, NJIT's acapella group, are hosting their first annual Holiday Showcase and invite all in the NJIT community to enjoy an evening of music, dance and humor as an enjoyable prelude to the end of the semester. >>
The Fall 2016 YWCC Capstone Showcase will take place Wednesday, Nov. 30 in the Campus Center Ballroom from 3-6 p.m. >>
ManufactureNJ and NJII will welcome distinguished speakers and guests at the Additive & Advanced Manufacturing Industry Summit, to be held Nov. 29 in the university's Campus Center Atrium. ManufactureNJ is the Advanced Manufacturing Talent Network funded by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and hosted at and managed by NJIT. >>
NJIT celebrated a milestone in the construction of the Wellness and Events Center with a Topping Off Ceremony on Thursday, November 17. >>
Among the NJIT researchers at the forefront of studying the star closest to Earth is Andrey Stejko, a Ph.D. candidate in physics. His research, supported by NASA, is focused on using a combination of high-resolution 3D models, scientific visualization, and supercomputers to gain a deeper understanding of the Sun's magnetic field and the effects of space weather on our home planet. >>
Members of the NJIT community are invited to audition for "Muslim Voices," celebrating the Muslim experience in Newark as part of highlighting 350 years of the city's history and vibrantly diverse cultural heritage. >>
The Enterprise Development Center (EDC), an NJIT/NJII organization has received the Advancement of Invention & Process Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame. The New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF) honors inventors, organizations, and others who have contributed to innovation in the Invention State. >>
“We gather here today to honor the service of all American veterans. Their contributions can never be overstated or underlooked,” said Charles J. Fey, vice president for Academic Support and Student Affairs, during his opening remarks at NJIT's Veterans Day ceremony. “We owe them a debt of gratitude.” >>
Haro Hartounian Ph.D., executive director, bio-pharmaceutical cluster development at the New Jersey Innovation Institute will moderate an industry panel focused on “The View Ahead” at the Regional Pharma Manufacturing Expo Nov. 17 at the DoubleTree Hotel, Somerset, New Jersey. >>
The Division of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently welcomed 20 high-level government officials and executives from Shanghai for a five-day professional development program focusing on such topics as urban planning and redevelopment, transportation planning, brownfields redevelopment, emergency management and infrastructure protection. The program was made possible through CPE's partnership with the Virginia-based Triway International Group.  >>
NJIT men's soccer is ranked 10th in the latest NSCAA Southeast Region men's soccer poll, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced. >>
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NJIT men's lacrosse coach Travis Johnson named Nick Marzullo as the lone captain for the Highlanders in the 2017 season. >>
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Stephen McGeever and Phillip Costa of NJIT were named to the 2016 ASUN Conference Men's Soccer All-Academic team announced by Director of Media Relations Johannes Schneider. >>
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Armed drones flying over Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere have ignited intense debate about U.S. foreign policy and military tactics. Yet drone technology also offers significant promise for applications in commerce, public safety and environmental monitoring. >>
NJIT men's basketball alum Ky Howard '16 has been selected by the Greensboro Swarm in the 2016 NBA Development League (NBDL) Draft on Sunday. The Swarm is an affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). >>
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NJIT will make its first ASUN Men's Soccer Championship appearance as the No. 4 seed in the tournament, facing No. 5 Jacksonville on Friday, November 4 in the ASUN quarterfinals on the campus of University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. >>
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The Rutgers-Newark and NJIT Theatre Program invites all students at both schools to open auditions for the 2016 Directors' Project: Facing Our Truths, a series of short plays about Trayvon Martin, race and privilege. >>
The New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA), the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) and New Jersey Business magazine named Donald H. Sebastian to the Made in New Jersey Honor Roll. >>
Richard Sher, distinguished professor of history in the Federated History Department of NJIT and Rutgers University-Newark, has been appointed a Senior Warnock Fellow at Yale University for the 2016-17 academic year, while on sabbatical leave. >>
The Chicago Cubs have won their way to the World Series for the first time since 1945. But as the ever eloquent Yogi Berra said, “It ain't over ‘til it's over.” >>
The Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Program will present a monstrously entertaining play beginning on October 26 — She Kills Monsters, written by Qui Nguyen and directed by Louis Wells. Performances will be October 26, 27, 28, 29 at 7 p.m. and on October 30 at 2:30 p.m. in the Bradley Hall Theatre, Bradley Hall, on the Rutgers-Newark campus. >>
Oligarchy, Dissent and the Culture of Print in Georgian Britain by Professor Karl Schweizer, Department of History, has been awarded the Adelle Mellen Prize for distinguished scholarship. >>
All in the NJIT community are invited to a staged reading of the play It Can't Happen Here on Monday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Essex Room of the Rutgers-Newark Robeson Center. Admission is free. >>
Newark officials joined today with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state's science and technology university, and corporate partners to announce a long-term program that would help propel the city into becoming one of the most technologically-connected cities in the nation. >>
With less than four weeks prior to the start of the 2016-17 season, NJIT men's basketball contact Matt Provence sat down with first-year head coach Brian Kennedy to discuss Five Key Questions facing the Highlanders heading into their second season as a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference. >>
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NJIT men's swimming and diving tallied their first two wins in 2016 defeating VMI 109-94 and Saint Peter's 142-59 at the Fleisher Athletic Center on Saturday. >>
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NJIT recorded its third ASUN Conference men's soccer win of the season on Mamadou Guirassy's goal in the 40th minute, lifting NJIT to a 1-0 road victory at USC Upstate Saturday. >>
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NJIT women's soccer collected their second ASUN Conference win with a 1-0 victory over Jacksonville on Sunday at Drew University's Ranger Stadium. >>
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Hosted annually during the fall semester, the Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to submit practical innovative ideas for review by a panel of judges and a chance to win a $3,000 summer fellowship. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will host two training events as part of a series focusing on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). FAR and DFARS are the rules for engaging in government contracting and subcontracting. Both events are free and will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Enterprise Development Center at NJIT, located at 211 Warren Street in Newark, N.J. >>
Yi Chen, Henry J. Leir Chair in Healthcare and Associate Professor in NJIT's Martin Tuchman School of Management, organized a symposium on Data Science for Healthcare (DaSH) Oct. 5-6 at the Leir Retreat Center. >>
Innovative solutions to making the cost of a college education more affordable were the topic of discussion at a Higher Education Affordability Roundtable Oct. 3, 2016, at NJIT. >>
NJIT Athletics, working in conjunction with Advanced-Online, is pleased to announce the launch of the new official online store, featuring more than 3,000 products at ShopNJITGear.com. >>
Looking to build upon their second consecutive 20-win season, NJIT will face another challenging schedule in 2016-17, which features a 16-game out of conference slate, highlighted by participating in the 2016 Men's Cancun Challenge, played in Mexico just before the Thanksgiving Holiday. >>
Junior Mamadou Guirassy scored the only goal of the match as the Highlanders edged, visiting Stetson in ASUN Conference men's soccer action at University Stadium on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson. >>
Michael Ehrlich, associate professor in NJIT's Martin Tuchman School of Management and co-director of the New Jersey Innovation Acceleration Center, published an article on the National Science Foundation's Lean Start-Up Push in Coller Venture Review. >>
On Sept. 22, 2016, NJIT celebrated the latest extension of the valuable partnership with Panasonic Corporation of North America at the official opening of Multimedia by Panasonic, a state-of-the-art multimedia conferencing room described by its Chairman and CEO Joseph M. Taylor '11 HON as “the beginning of the conference room of the future.” >>
The NJIT men's tennis team placed third at the Army Invitational after topping St. Bonaventure, 6-1, on Sunday to conclude the Invitational held at Lichtenberg Tennis Center and Malek Courts. >>
NJIT and Stony Brook battled to a 2-2 double overtime draw Saturday afternoon in men's soccer non-conference action. >>
With a 6-1 win over Fairfield, the NJIT men's tennis team went 2-0 on day two of the Army Invitational held at Lichtenberg Tennis Center and Malek Courts. >>
NJIT junior Natalija Tasovac captured the Flight D Consolation title on day two of the 8th Annual Bill and Sandra Moore Invitational hosted by Navy on Saturday. >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place on September 28, 2016  in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, is themed "Innovation and Collaboration," and will feature leaders from business, academia and the arts, including Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, addressing a range of topics. >>
The Newark International Film Festival will be held September 9-11 at venues and campuses across the city, including NJIT. Students, faculty and staff can enjoy free admission to the films that will presented by registering for the festival online at Newarkiff.com and choosing the Broad Street Student Pass. ID must be shown at the door. Students can upgrade to a VIP pass for $25 by using the code SchoolFilmV. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), will host a half day business forum entitled: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology - EU and U.S. Perspectives, Sept. 22, 2016 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Nassau Club, 6 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ. >>
Attention student entrepreneurs: Have a great technology concept? Need funds to explore the commercialization pathways? Apply for an NJIT I-Corps Site Mini-Grant. >>
Team members from NJIT's Department of  BioMedical Engineering and the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine (CIBM3) pictured at their exhibitor booth at the National Neurotrauma Society (NNS) Symposium in June. >>
Namas Chandra, director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine (CIBM3), Bryan Pfister, chairman of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and team members conducting a tour of the Blast Lab for NJIT team members. >>
NJIT men's soccer coach Fernando Barboto announced a group of 12 incoming players set to become Highlanders for the 2016 season. >>
NJIT men's soccer will host seven regular-season contests during the 17-match 2016 season slate, first-year head coach Fernando Barboto announced. >>
NJIT women's volleyball assistant coach Simone Asque has been selected to represent her country, Jamaica, and compete in the ACE International Invitational Tournament held in Port of Spain, Trinidad on July 29 to August 1. >>
NJIT men's tennis signed Aleksa Petrovic, an international student-athlete from Serbia, who will enroll and continue his academic and completive tennis career beginning in the Fall of 2016, head coach Ira Miller announced. >>
NJIT women's tennis coach Ira Miller announced the signing of Natacha Minc, a transfer from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, who will enroll and continue her academic and competitive tennis career in the Fall 2016 at NJIT. >>
Cesar Bandera, assistant professor of entrepreneurship in the Martin Tuchman School of Management at NJIT has been named South American Director of the Academy of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) for 2017. An intensive week-long boot camp for international university entrepreneurship students, the Academy, now in its second year, is held in conjunction with the World Conference of the ICSB, which students also attend. >>
Head coach Peter Volkert announced the upcoming 2016 women's volleyball schedule, which will play 33 matches overall, including nine home dates at the Fleisher Athletic Center and 14 contests as part of the Atlantic Sun Conference. >>
The NJ Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools presented its 2016 Career and Technical Education Leadership Award to Dr. Joel Bloom July 20 as a visionary partner of the state's county vocational-technical schools who has helped to transform technical education in New Jersey. >>
More than 120 undergraduates, including students from NJIT and from other universities in the United States, Brazil and India, are showcasing their research projects at NJIT's Ninth International Summer Research Symposium. Projects range from an in-depth exploration of stem cell migration, to sustainability studies focused on the rehabilitation of steel structures, to the development of apps to provide social supports for women in STEM fields. >>
NJIT's Martin Tuchman School of Management will host an EMBA Information Session Aug. 4, 6:30-8 p.m. in the Leir Conference Room 3052. >>
The American Volleyball Coaches Association recognized both the NJIT men's and women's volleyball teams for the AVCA's annual team academic awards covering the 2015-16 academic year, the AVCA announced. >>
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) selected 10 NJIT tennis players, seven men and three women, as ITA Scholar Athletes and both teams earned ITA Team Academic honors for the 2015-16 season, Dan Johnson of the ITA announced. >>
Ally Nick, NJIT's new women's soccer coach has announced the Highlanders 18-game schedule for the 2016 season. >>
The 2016-17 ASUN Men's Basketball season culminates on March 5 with the Conference Championship Final broadcasting on ESPN at 3 p.m. ET. Both the quarterfinal and semifinals contests can be seen on the WatchESPN platform for the sixth-straight season. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will receive $20 million in capital funding from the State of New Jersey to renovate classrooms and laboratory spaces. Chief among the building projects will be the creation of Makerspace at NJIT, a 9,500-square-foot facility that will heed the call for innovation, invention and production in today's burgeoning STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) economy. >>
The fifth edition of the ASUN Conference Most Valuable Mascot Challenge is set to begin on Monday, July 18th-21st as the league's eight mascots will vie for the crown. The NJIT Highlander earned the victory last year and looks to hold off the competition once again in 2016. >>
NJIT men's basketball head coach Brian Kennedy announced seniors Damon Lynn, Tim Coleman and Rob Ukawuba as team captains for the upcoming 2016-17 season. >>
The clinic is designed for committed and dedicated players that are interested in playing college soccer, and to educate players on the demands and expectations of being a Division I student athlete. >>
NJIT women's basketball coach Steve Lanpher announced the signing of five recruits to join the Highlanders for the 2016-17 season. >>
The 3rd Annual Elite 90 Fan Favorite contest is underway – vote for Women's Fencer Julia Garcia, Elite 90 award winner from the 2015-16 academic year. The contest will be promoted via NCAA social media channels and so the goal of this project is to raise awareness for the award and celebrate these high-achieving student-athletes while getting fans excited about supporting their candidates. >>
Stephan Kudyba, an associate professor in the Martin Tuchman School of Management, recently presented a paper on “A Conceptual Framework for Leveraging Standard and Big Data Resources to Achieve Sustainable Business Solutions” at the 14th International Conference of the Society for Global Business & Economic Development. >>
NJIT's online master's degree programs in information technology ranked second on CollegeRank.net's 2016 list of “The 20 Best Online Master's in Information Technology Programs.” >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation for a three-year project titled “Engineering New Materials Based on Topological Phonon Edge Modes.” This project, a partnership with Yeshiva University, will seek to elucidate the fundamental dynamics of cell division and other functions of living cells, as well as lay the groundwork for the fabrication of a new class of metamaterials with novel physical properties and functionalities. >>
The NJIT men's basketball team will compete in an eight-team field at the 2016 Men's Cancun Challenge, played at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Mexico just before the Thanksgiving Holiday, November 22-23. >>
The NJIT women's basketball program announced their summer team camp dates, which will run from Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 7 at the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center located on the campus of NJIT. >>
Samantha Bersett, who completed her four-year college soccer career in May, has been named a nominee for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. >>
Michel Boufadel, Ph.D., is professor of civil engineering and director of director of NJIT's Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection. He was a member of the National Science Foundation's Rapid Response Team of researchers studying the effects of Hurricane Sandy on New Jersey's Raritan Bay. >>
Judith Sheft, NJIT's associate vice president of technology development, was recently interviewed at the NJBIZ NJ's Best 50 Women in Business event for a half-hour special episode of “One-on-One with Steve Adubato.” The program is scheduled to air Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on NJTV. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state's science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, has announced that Tomas Gregorio, senior executive director for healthcare innovation, has been named a finalist in the NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes Healthcare Professional of the Year award for 2016. >>
NJIT men's swimming and diving has been selected a College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team for the 2016 spring season. >>
NJIT's Edgardo Farinas, associate professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, is the recipient of a Salute to Excellence Award from the North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society for his leadership in helping to make the New Jersey Chemistry Olympics a success for all participants. >>
Veterans are returning to civilian life as accomplished welders, logistics managers, drivers, communications specialists and more. And they often are looking for employment. >>
NJIT senior Markus Schultz finished the 2015-16 season ranked 10th in the NCAA Division I Men's Northeast Region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), the ITA announced on June 8. >>
Liz Flooks, who spent 2015-16 as Director of Basketball Operations for NJIT women's basketball, has been promoted to assistant coach, Steve Lanpher, head coach of the Highlanders, announced. >>
Three NJIT student-athletes were recognized at the 2016 ASUN Conference Spring meetings Tuesday evening at The Shores Resort and Spa, as the three were named to the ASUN Winners for Life Teams, which includes student-athletes from the fall, winter and spring seasons. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state's science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners and Hackensack University Medical Center John Theurer Cancer Center hosted an Entrepreneur Showcase on May 25, 2016. >>
Sean Morrison, a veteran of more than two decades as an administrator in development, marketing, alumni affairs, and sports media relations, has joined NJIT as Director of Development for Athletics. >>
Mary Hearin, a former player and assistant coach at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), has joined the NJIT women's soccer staff as an assistant coach, head coach Ally Nick announced. >>
Ian Bentley and Cody Kramer of NJIT were named to the 2016 Atlantic Sun Conference Baseball All-Academic Team announced by Assistant Director of Media Relations Walt Scher on Monday. >>
Four new performances, all part of the STEAM Plays Project, will premiere on June 2 at the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools (MCVTS)  auditorium in East Brunswick, New Jersey.  The STEAM Plays Project is a series of performances created and presented by MCVTS students in collaboration with the McCarter Theatre Center and NJIT Theatre Arts and Technology Program.  >>
NJIT graduate students Smruti Ragunath and Megha Thakkar won second and third place at the 101st Annual New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA) Student Poster Competition, where students from New Jersey universities presented their research related to water. >>
The potential of mathematics to expand basic knowledge and meet real-world challenges will once again be the focus of plenary lectures, minisymposia and poster presentations when the Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics (FACM) conference convenes for 2016 on the NJIT campus June 3-4. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state's science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, has announced the appointment of Ian Trammell as Executive Director Economic & Cluster Development. >>
Every year, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education publishes lists of the Top 100 producers of associate, bachelor and graduate degrees awarded to minority students. The May edition of the publication focuses on Asian-American graduates in business administration, management and operations; education; engineering; and the social sciences. >>
It's the highest honor bestowed by a venerable engineering society, and one of NJIT's own is a recent recipient. Patrick Natale, P.E., '70, '75, an alumnus of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE) and today a member of NCE's Board of Visitors, has been named a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). >>
NJIT is ranked among the world's universities according to The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016, which lists the best global universities and are the only international university performance tables to judge world class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. >>
Jerry Creighton, director of NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) and co-founder of NJIT Highlanders Angel Network, will be a speaker Wednesday at the 2016 Angel Capital Association (ACA) Summit in Philadelphia. >>
“I don't like the way Memorial Day is celebrated,” said NJIT graduate student Omar Gomez, who served in the Army for five years and in Afghanistan for 15 months. “It's too serious, too gray. My friend Donald T. Tabb who was killed was a funny guy—I want him to stand tall with his jokes. Nobody died so you could be boring.” >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state's science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, has joined MetroLab Network, a network of 35 city-university partnerships focused on bringing data, analytics and innovation to local government. >>
In twilight, under a light rain, they entered the circle of love. One by one, the TKE members stepped into the hollow and -- enveloped by 400 mourners -- painted a portrait of their missing brother: Joe Micalizzi, who was murdered Monday while trying to ward off burglars who had entered the TKE fraternity house. >>
It takes a whole lot of hand tools (and a heap of duct tape) to build a device that will clean up a nuclear site. And that's exactly what teams from roughly two-dozen New Jersey high schools set out to do during the 25th Annual Creative Design Challenge hosted last week at NJIT. >>
Judith A. Sheft, associate vice president for Technology Development, and Raul Mercado, director of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, both of NJIT, will make presentations for the first annual “Inside the Circl of Power Speaker Series,” to be broadcast during National Small Business Week, May 1–May 7, via live webcast available free to viewers nationwide.  >>
The College of Computing Sciences (CCS) will host the spring 2016 CCS Capstone Showcase Tuesday, May 3, in the Campus Center Atrium from 5-9 p.m. The showcase will feature 24 senior college capstone teams from the departments of computer science, information systems and information technology in addition to 15 middle and high school teams in the Real World Connections Program (RWC). >>
Enjoy two free concerts during the first week of May by the NJIT String and Wind Ensembles and the Jazz Ensemble. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state's science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, has partnered with SaferMD to offer a qualified clinical-data registry that includes all standard PQRS measures, plus new measures that are designed specifically for radiology. >>
The New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) will honor David Ullman, NJIT's associate provost for Information Services & Technology and chief information officer, with its 2016 CIO of the Year–Nonprofit Organization award. NJTC “provides business support, networking opportunities, information, advocacy and recognition of technology companies and their leaders” and helps to advance “New Jersey's status as a leading technology center in the United States.” The award recognizes a CIO or chief information security officer for “innovation and creativity in deploying their enterprise systems, future IT goals, management philosophy and service to the industry and community.” >>
Students from New Jersey high schools will compete in the Panasonic Creative Design Challenge (CDC), a premier robotics competition for New Jersey high school students held annually on the NJIT campus. >>
NJIT's annual Miracle Network Dance Marathon reached the end of its second year at the institution with HighlanderThon on April 2. This year, the event raised $20,591.02 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a charity which supports Children's Specialized Hospital in New Jersey. >>
Two of New Jersey Institute of Technology's strongest supporters for manufacturing will be featured speakers at the NERETA Talent Pipeline Strategic Alignment Summit in Clinton, N.J. on April 27-29. The summit aims to help local professionals in higher education and both economic and workforce development to enhance workforce capabilities, increase manufacturing employment opportunities and create a collaborative environment for manufacturing employers. >>
The 2010 BP offshore blowout in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 people, released approximately 200 million gallons of oil, and contaminated hundreds of miles of shoreline. What have we learned from this disaster? Are we safer today? Are the impacts over? >>
NJIT Innovation Day, an invention-packed showcase of cutting-edge, student-led research, design and development across programs and disciplines, will take place Friday, April 15, at the Campus Center. >>
Highlanders packed the Weston Hall Gallery to celebrate the work of alumni and the next generation of architects and designers at the 10th Annual Design Showcase April 7. >>
Jonathan R. Curley, senior university lecturer in the humanities department at NJIT, will be a speaker and panelist at an event titled “The 1916 Rising and Newark: Influences and Reactions,” Thursday, April 14, at 6 p.m. at the New Jersey Historical Society, 52 Park Place, Newark. >>
NJIT's Google ambassador, Chaitasee Pandya '16, recently organized a trip to Google's Chelsea headquarters in New York City for the graduate students in the Women in Computing Society. >>
Heather Ruth Martin, a 2007 graduate of the Executive MBA Program at NJIT's Martin Tuchman School of Management, will discuss "Books and Business" on April 6, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Leir Conference Room. RSVP to: Elaine Frazier >>
NJIT's Strategic Communications team has received gold, silver, bronze and merit winner status in the 2015 Collegiate Advertising Awards and the 31st Annual Educational Advertising Awards. The awards were for content and design in various media, including newspapers, brochures, radio and video. The award-winning projects were created in collaboration with CN Foundry, the branding arm of CN Communications International. >>
After being one of the few who picked the Mets to make it to the postseason in 2015, NJIT Mathematical Sciences Professor and Associate Dean Bruce Bukiet has published his projections of how the standings should look at the end of Major League Baseball's 2016 season. And things look good for one New York team. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state's science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, has announced that Tomas Gregorio, senior executive director for health care innovation, has been named to the Top 50 Powers in Health Care by NJBIZ. >>
The Clement A. Price Institute, in partnership with the Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Program, will present the Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble March 31 on both the NJIT and Rutgers University-Newark campuses. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has announced three outstanding individuals who will receive honorary degrees at the 100th commencement ceremony May 17. >>
The Murray Center for Women in Technology at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will hold a one-day conference, “Women Designing the Future: Digital Realities, Today and Tomorrow,” on Friday, April 1, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the university's Campus Center Ballroom A. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state's science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, announced that Timothy V. Franklin, vice president and chief operating officer of the New Jersey Innovation Institute has been named to the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Planning Committee on the New Engagement. >>
David Anderson, a mathematical sciences major at NJIT, has been awarded a Fulbright grant that will pay for him to travel to Germany and pursue a master's degree at a university in Munich. Anderson is the first NJIT student to receive the prestigious Fulbright Finalist award. >>
“This is perhaps the best time to be an innovator in the healthcare system,” noted Aneesh Chopra, co-founder and executive vice president of health information-technology (IT) company Hunch Analytics, and former chief technology officer (CTO) of the United States under President Barack Obama. >>
NJIT Continuing Professional Education (CPE) was named a "Champion of Good Works'' by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) at its recent Chairman's Reception saluting the generosity of the business and educational community. >>
Dan Reasoner of Chemical Abstracts Service and Bruce Slutsky of NJIT's Robert Van Houten Library will be in the lobby of Tiernan Hall Wednesday, March 23, from 1:00 - 4 p.m. to demonstrate SciFinder , a research discovery application that provides unlimited access to the world's most comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences. >>
NJIT, through its New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), will hold a transatlantic workforce and job creation business forum March 24, 9 a.m. – noon in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
The Newark College of Engineering (NCE) is ranked #92 on the newest U.S. News & World Report list of best graduate schools, ascending 19 positions since last year. NCE shares the #92 ranking with George Washington University, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Texas Tech University, University of Kentucky and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. >>
C. William “Bill” Kingsland, Assistant Commissioner of Transportation Systems Management in the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), will speak on Wednesday, March 23, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in Lecture Hall 303 of the Central King Building on “Careers in Transportation Systems Management and Operations.” >>
NJIT and Rutgers University-Newark faculty will join up for a jazz concert on March 23 at NJIT's Jim Wise Theatre, with the performance starting at 2:30 p.m. The concert is free for all students, faculty, staff and friends. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state's science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, will host its second annual Healthcare Cluster Innovation Showcase Friday, March 18, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the NJIT Campus Center Atrium, University Heights, in Newark. >>
The latest edition of NJIT's 1UP is now out. Check out the video today. >>
Kay Turner, vice president of Human Resources at NJIT, will be a panelist at the spring meeting of the NJ/Eastern PA/ DE Chapter of HERC, the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, to be held at Princeton University. “Dealing With Difficult People” is the topic of the meeting, which will be held April 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. >>
Calling all hackers!  Come to the Leir Conference Room (3rd Floor Central Ave. Building) at noon Friday, March 4 for free pizza and an intro to the Honeywell Eureka Hackathon Challenge. >>
Tickets are on sale now for the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament quarterfinal men's basketball game at NJIT on Tuesday, March 1, at 7:30 pm in the Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
Timothy V. Franklin, vice president and chief operating officer of NJIT's New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), will serve as an advisory board member of the National Manufacturing Foresight Project (MForesight), a federal program that seeks to identify promising manufacturing technologies. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) ranked fifth on a new, exclusive list of the nation's top actuary programs. SafecoInsurance.com announced the “15 U.S. Colleges with Top Actuary Programs” yesterday following an independent study conducted by HomeInsurance.com. NJIT, the only New Jersey school listed, joined other nationally-ranked superstars including the University of Notre Dame, the University of Florida and Texas A&M University. >>
With its win on Saturday night, the NJIT men's basketball team has clinched at least one conference postseason home game at Fleisher Athletic Center. This Quarterfinals contest will take place on Tuesday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. against an opponent yet to be determined. Ticket information will become available on Monday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. >>
There will be a free performance of the NJIT Jazz Band on Wednesday, February 24 at 2:30 p.m. on the Rutgers-Newark Campus in the Dana Room of the Dana Library. The performance is at the invitation of the Rutgers Jazz Institute. >>
Grounded in theory, D. Yvette Wohn, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the information systems department at NJIT's College of Computing Sciences, explores the relationship between humans and technology using fundamental research tactics. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state's science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, has announced that Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC) has become the first healthcare charter member of NJII and a partner in its Healthcare Delivery Systems Innovation Lab (iLab). HackensackUMC will also have a seat on the iLab's advisory board. >>
NJIT recently received two grants totaling $450,000 from The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) to continue as the lead agency for two of seven New Jersey Talent Networks. >>
Jun Liu, assistant professor of information systems in the College of Business & Information System at Dakota State University will give a talk on the semi-supervised article selection for medical systematic reviews Feb. 3. >>
NJIT's School of Management was recognized for having one of the top 10 most affordable Online MBA in Management Information Systems programs.  >>
After opening its membership in the Atlantic Sun Conference with two razor-thin losses, the NJIT men's basketball team left little to chance in its first conference win on Saturday, a wire-to-wire 71-59 victory over Stetson in a game NJIT led by 20 at halftime. >>
Tom Bury, an NJIT alumnus and construction manager on the Food Network's hit show, “Restaurant: Impossible,” will discuss his New Jersey roots as well as how his education prepared him for his career on an upcoming episode of “One-on-One with Steve Adubato.” >>
The interior design program in the School of Art + Design was one of three programs selected to participate in the Architecture-Engineering-Construction (AEC) division of “Design Slam” at Autodesk University in Las Vegas. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state's science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, has announced the appointment of George Nikolaou as Senior Executive Director, Financial Services Innovation. >>
A joint team from Kessler Foundation and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is developing new applications for wearable robotic exoskeleton devices with a $5 million federal grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research. >>
2015
State and federal regulatory officials, scientists and environmental advocates gathered at NJIT in December to launch a new coalition, Jersey Water Works, to address longstanding, significant problems facing New Jersey's urban water systems, from crumbling storm and wastewater infrastructure to inadequate supplies of clean drinking water. >>
Yi Chen, Henry J. Leir Chair and an associate professor at NJIT's School of Management, was invited to give a talk at the IEEE Big Data Initiative Workshop at Georgia Institute of Technology on Dec. 1, 2015. >>
The NJIT men's swimming and diving team captured its first-ever ECAC Championship in program history at the ECAC Winter Championships, which concluded Sunday at the Nassau County Aquatic Center. The Highlanders finished first among 11 men's teams in the three-day event and the gap between NJIT and second-place Pace (1,436 points-to-1089.50 points, 346.50 points) was the largest between any two consecutive spots in the team standings. >>
Rising entrepreneurs presented their ideas for new products and businesses at the 2015 Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge, an annual event coordinated by the Newark Innovation Acceleration Center and NJIT's School of Management and sponsored by Capital One Bank. >>
NJIT's School of Management will host the Second Annual Strategic Management Showcase on Dec. 4, 2015, 5-9 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.   >>

A Musical Finale

December 01, 2015
The fall 2015 semester will have a musical finale with concerts by the NJIT string and wind ensembles and the jazz band, showcasing the talents of students, faculty and staff. >>

Ready, Set, Hack!

November 30, 2015
Highlanders pull an all-nighter to build innovative Web and mobile applications. >>
Steve Devick, a former optometrist and entrepreneur who founded and co-founded a series of technology-based public and private companies, including the software company Platinum technology,  will give a talk, “The Marriage of Science and Business” on Dec. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Room 112 of Eberhardt Hall. >>
A comprehensive scientific report released today by The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has concluded that there are still critical research gaps hampering efforts to both assess the environmental impacts of crude oil spills and to effectively remediate them. >>

Almost daily, it seems, the news brings us images of refugees taking to the seas to flee wars in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa. All aspire to find a new life and hope, but so many find themselves unwanted, dispossessed and lost in bureaucratic infighting. >>

On Nov. 13, 2015, NJIT commemorated both the 20th anniversary of the college—the latest in a yearlong series of events—and the exceptional alumnus for whom the Honors College was named at Celebration 2015, the university's annual black-tie fundraiser held at The Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange. >>
The Rowan University Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Donald H. Sebastian to the Board of Directors of the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University. >>
NJIT's inaugural Research Centers and Laboratories Showcase, featuring the work of more than 40 centers and laboratories, will take place on Monday, Nov. 16 in the Campus Center ballrooms. >>
The Research & Development Council of New Jersey honored the winners of the 2015 Edison Patent Awards at the 36th Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception on November 12, 2015. Over 50 inventors and 12 New Jersey companies and universities were recognized at the event. >>
Watch out for cyber scams and other hoaxes that are sent via email. >>
Approximately 200 graduate and undergraduate students representing NJIT and other participating colleges and universities will participate in a 24-hour hackathon organized and hosted by NJIT's Association of Computing Machinery student chapter and the College of Computing Sciences Nov. 7 - 8. >>
NJIT will hold its annual black-tie fundraiser, Celebration, on Nov. 13, 2015 at The Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange.  >>
Tune in live to Americanworkersradio.com (WWDB-AM TALK 860) Wednesday, Nov. 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. >>
On November 12, the Theatre Arts and Technology Program, which NJIT offers jointly with Rutgers University-Newark, will bring together NJIT faculty members and design professionals associated with the McCarter Theater to present a panel discussion of their exciting work to Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools (MCVTS) theater students, and students at NJIT and Rutgers-Newark.  >>
Water is a vital resource in every environment, and the focus of the next in the fall series of Technology, Art and Science Forum presentations will be water and the City of Newark. >>
Rising entrepreneurs are invited to submit practical, innovative ideas as part of the Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge. Deadline for submissions: Nov. 3. >>
The Somerset County Board of Freeholders presented an engraved commemorative bat to Somerset Patriots Owner Steve Kalafer, a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers, and Somerset Patriots Baseball Club President and General Manager Patrick McVerry on their sixth Atlantic League Championship win during the 2015 baseball season.   >>
Albert Dorman Honors College Dean Katia Passerini and Jasmine Faldu '15 recently were interviewed for the talk show"Life & Living with Joanna Gagis," which aired on the NJTV network. >>

Historical News

October 15, 2015
Conference presentations on topics ranging from medical care to computing and global environmental awareness were on the schedules of three members of the Department of History for October. >>
In 1985, NJIT's School of Architecture became the first architecture program in the United States to offer fully computer/electronic design studios with 3D modeling and color. >>
Backed by a nearly $50 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NJIT's New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) will spend the next four years working with thousands of medical practices in the state to improve the quality and efficiency of the care they provide, while also lowering its cost. >>
The New Jersey Institute of Technology ranks first in public universities in New Jersey and third in the state overall -- based on post-graduation earnings, with a median salary of $65,300 -- in the new College Scorecard. >>
The opening ceremony for New Jersey Manufacturing Week, hosted at NJIT, kicked off an exciting week of workshops, talks and festivities to draw awareness to the shortage of qualified manufacturing professionals. >>
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell recently announced that New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) is one of 39 healthcare networks selected to participate in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, a collaborative network that will join the federal government and other partners in supporting large-scale health care transformation among clinician practices. >>
Michèle Rittenhouse, director of NJIT's Theatre Arts and Technology Program, is among the featured playwrights whose work was selected as one of the winning plays for the 2015 Warner International Playwrights Festival. >>
NJIT will break ground on a $19 million state-of-the-art research facility designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in fields ranging from biomedical engineering and the biological sciences to electrical engineering and healthcare technologies. >>
The NJIT community is invited to attend “Wolfram Technologies in Education and Research,” a presentation by Andrew Dorsett, Wolfram Research. >>
NJIT is one of several higher education partners to team up with AT&T in collaboration with the New Jersey Technology Council to launch the New Jersey Civic App Challenge, which runs from Sept. 16 until Nov. 13. The challenge will award $19,000 in prizes for best civic apps, including apps to serve veterans. >>
A consortium of academic, policy and business organizations led by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has been awarded a “Getting to Know Europe” grant from the Delegation of the European Union (EU) designed to boost economies on both sides of the Atlantic through the expansion of cooperation and trade. >>
The new academic year at NJIT brings an expanding spectrum of events spanning creative scientific, technological and social inquiry, and celebrating the arts — beginning with a performance by pianist Yelena Grinberg, who will perform on September 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre. >>
Watch NJIT President Joel Bloom on One-on-One with Steve Adubato in the special series, “Newark at a Crossroads,” where he will discuss innovation and ways to drive economic development through the collaboration of students and business leaders. >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place on September 29, 2015  in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide.  >>
NJIT's Judith Sheft has been recognized as one of six top women "intrapreneurs" by Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners (LWE). This is the first year the organization has honored “intrapreneurs,” which it defines as corporate innovators who are all accomplished, intelligent and inspire others through their work. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology is ranked 140 in the category of Best National Universities, US News & World Report reported today in releasing its 2016 rankings. NJIT, which moved up nine places from last year's 149, is also ranked well for its ethnic diversity and providing more students needed opportunities. >>
The NJIT community is invited to a colloquium by Professor Gretar Tryggvason on Friday, September 11, which will begin in Cullimore Lecture Hall II at 11:30 a.m. >>
NJIT men's soccer senior Joshua Mercer was selected one of 30 candidates, who excel both on and off the field, for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate soccer. >>
The NJIT community will officially welcome the incoming Class of 2019 and recognize faculty and staff excellence during the annual Convocation on Sept. 9, 2015 on the Campus Green.  >>
Attention Student Entrepreneurs:  Do you have an exciting technology that works in the lab? Would you like help to start a company to commercialize it? Would you like to test your prototype in a real-world environment? >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology was recently ranked first among New Jersey public universities and third among all New Jersey schools where graduates earn the highest starting salaries in a study by New York-based financial technology company SmartAsset. >>
Virginia Sulzberger '62, '66, a consultant at Electric Power Systems and a member of NJIT's Helen and John J. Hartmann Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Industry Advisory Board, will be inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in October. >>
Judith Sheft, NJIT's associate vice president of technology development, was recently interviewed by Bart Jackson for his radio show The Art of the CEO. >>
Clifford M. Samuel, who received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from NJIT in 1988, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Access Operations and Emerging Markets in the Corporate & Medical Affairs organization of Gilead Sciences, Inc. >>
NJII will develop a safe and reliable way to allow health care providers – from doctors, to clinics, to hospitals – to share patients' electronic health care records. >>
D. Yvette Wohn, an assistant professor in the information systems department at the College of Computing Sciences, has been named a recipient of the 2015 Yahoo Faculty Research and Engagement Program Award. >>
upSKILL, a U.S. Department of Labor-funded consortium led by NJIT, Rutgers-Newark and four north Jersey community college partners will hold a speed interview session August 4. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology's Board of Trustees approved, on July 23, 2015, a 2.39 percent tuition increase for undergraduate, in-state students. Annual tuition for full-time, in-state students will be $13,434 for 2015-2016. Tuition for out-of-state, undergraduate students will increase by 3.33 percent to $27,652. >>
Judith Sheft, NJIT associate vice president of technology and enterprise development, will take part in tonight's Tech Town Hall in Newark. >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss today of Edward Cruz '63, '13 HON, president and chief executive officer of E.E. Cruz & Company, one of the region's largest engineering and construction firms that he co-founded in 1984 with his cousin Evaristo. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) is recruiting growth-stage health IT companies (with revenues between $250K-$6MM) to participate in the third cohort of its HealthIT Connections Program. >>
Yi Chen, an associate professor and The Henry J. Leir Chair in Healthcare in NJIT's School of Management, received the Peter Chen Big Data Young Researcher Award yesterday at a plenary session of six co-located IEEE Conferences in New York City. >>
This designation acknowledges New Jersey Institute of Technology working with public and private sector partners in New Jersey and the surrounding region to support economic development >>
NJIT is one of the top 25 public colleges in the nation, the only N.J. institution and one of the top 50 overall to have a low student loan default rate, according to BestColleges.com. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state's science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, has announced that Dr. Donald H. Sebastian of Randolph has been named an Innovation Hero as part of the 2015 NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes Awards. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state's science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, hosted 60 companies and public officials at the NJ MarketShift Design Forum 2.0 on Friday, June 12, 2015 at the Forsgate Country Club. >>
The increasing utility of applied mathematics in every branch of science and technology, and in daily life, was once again made clear at the Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics (FACM) conference that convened on the NJIT campus in June. >>
CoAD Gallery curator and adjunct faculty member of the School of Art + Design, Matthew Gosser, curated two exhibits that opened during the seventh annual Paterson Art Walk >>
The Rutgers-Newark/NJIT Joint Theatre Program is proud to announce that the student group I.T.: Improv Technicians has been accepted into the 17th annual Del Close Marathon, a weekend-long comedy festival held in New York City. >>
Associate Professor Yuan-Nan Young, Department of Mathematical Sciences, was among the invited speakers at NCS4: Northeast Complex Fluids and Soft Matter Workshop, held at Sony Brook University on June 12. >>
Funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) associated to the new minor in nanotechnology at NJIT will support six undergraduate students in their research on nanotechnology. >>
NJIT Professors Wenbo Selina Cai and Sanchoy Das, both in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, along with Ph.D. students Sevilay Onal and Jingran Zhang, attended the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) 2015 conference in Washington D.C. >>
Somenath Mitra, distinguished professor of chemistry and environmental science, was awarded a patent last month for a next-generation water desalination and purification technology that uses uniquely absorbent carbon nanotubes to remove salt and pollutants from brackish water and industrial effluent for reuse by businesses and households. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute, (NJII), an NJIT Corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state's science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, has received three TechConnect 2015 National & Global Innovation Awards.  >>
Professor N. M. Ravindra, director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Materials Science and Engineering and former chair of the Physics Department, recently presented “Engineered Composite Materials – Applications to Energy and Sports” at the 2015 Global Conference on Polymer and Composite Materials held in Beijing, China. >>
The School of Art + Design obtains accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. >>

High-Impact Math

June 03, 2015
It seems to contradict common sense — that greater speed for a missile or meteorite does not necessarily mean deeper penetration into the ground upon impact. >>

Celebrating CSLA

May 26, 2015
An awards ceremony recognizing faculty, staff, students and alumni was a concluding highlight of the spring semester for the College of Science and Liberal Arts (CSLA). Held in the Campus Center, the event on May 6 also featured a keynote presentation on biological and electronic olfaction by prominent researcher Dr. Alan Gelperin, who is with the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. >>
FACM '15 — the 12th annual Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics conference — will be held on campus June 5-6, organized by NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences and Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics. The event has again been made possible with support from the National Science Foundation. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state's science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, has announced the appointment of Thomas E. Motyka as Senior Executive Director of Smart Infrastructure. >>
Tracy Espiritu, who received an M.S. in Management of Science and Technology in 2000, has won the Milken Educator Award, dubbed the "Oscars of Teaching" by Teacher magazine. >>
NJIT ranks in the top 1 percent of colleges and universities in the U.S. for its occupational earnings power – a measure of the market value of the careers it prepares its graduates to pursue, according to a new study by the Brookings Institution, the Washington, D.C.-based think tank. >>
Philip L. Rinaldi '68, '77, CEO of Philadelphia Energy Solutions, has been selected by The World Trade Center Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) to receive the 2015 Global Business Leadership Award on May 7, 2015. >>
An algae-based system for shrinking the energy consumption and carbon footprint of buildings and an assessment of the progress cognitive science has made toward an understanding of human consciousness tied for first place among undergraduate projects at the 2015 Dana Knox Student Research Showcase. >>
NJIT faculty and students were among some 4,000 business leaders, engineers, scientists and other professions sharing technical knowledge and commercially significant solutions involving minerals, metals and materials in mid-March at the 144th annual meeting of the TMS Society. >>
Groundbreaking images of the Sun captured by scientists at NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) give a first-ever detailed view of the interior structure of umbrae – the dark patches in the center of sunspots – revealing dynamic magnetic fields responsible for the plumes of plasma that emerge as bright dots interrupting their darkness. >>
Scientists at NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) have captured the first high-resolution images of the flaring magnetic structures known as solar flux ropes at their point of origin in the Sun's chromosphere. Their research, published today in Nature Communications, provides new insights into the massive eruptions on the Sun's surface responsible for space weather. >>
Science and technology were on full display at the 2015 Panasonic Creative Design Challenge (CDC), a premier robotics competition for New Jersey high school students held annually at NJIT. >>
A team of NJIT civil engineers scored a dramatic win in the regional round of the 2015 National Student Steel Bridge Competition this past weekend for the tenth year in a row, beating nine other teams, including Columbia University, Cooper Union and Rutgers University. >>
NJIT faculty, students and friends have mustered an impressive array of talents to form a jazz band, string and wind ensembles and a dance group. With the snows of winter now behind us, these talents will be a celebratory part of spring on campus. >>
Students from 24 New Jersey high schools will compete in the Panasonic Creative Design Challenge (CDC), a premier robotics competition for New Jersey high school students held annually on the NJIT campus. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently received 420 Intel-based Supermicro servers from Linode, a Linux-based cloud hosting company based in Galloway, NJ. The servers, valued at $1.2 million, will support advanced instruction, research and career advancement for NJIT students.  >>
NJIT men's basketball coach Jim Engles was honored Friday afternoon as the 2015 John McLendon National Coach of the Year at the annual CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. >>
Brownfields redevelopment experts from across the globe, including from NJIT, will gather in Lower Manhattan on April 15 for the sixth Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop. >>
Zeynep Erim, Ph.D., program director for the Division of Inter-Disciplinary Training at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will give a talk on the agency's funding mechanisms for trainees and junior investigators at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 10 in 210 Kupfrian Hall. >>
Colette Santasieri, Ph.D. will be a featured speaker at the Creative Placemaking Forum for Professional Artists and Graduate Arts and Design Majors to be held at the NJIT campus on April 13, 2015 from 6-9 p.m. >>
Yashi's Larry Nolan, head of technology, and Mark Paone, vice president of platform engineering, will be participating in a free question and answer session on April 8 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 1100. >>
Nearly $117 million in bonds sold quickly yesterday bolstering an already strong financial outlook for NJIT, university officials announced. >>
Kevin A. Kwiat, principal computer engineer with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in Rome, N.Y., will present “QoS Throttling to Elicit User Cooperation in Computer Systems” on April 8 at 11:00 a.m. in ECE 202. >>
The 17th annual NCE Salute to Engineering Excellence drew nearly 200 faculty, students, alumni, industry partners and friends of the university to a jam-packed, festive celebration in the Campus Center Atrium following the awards ceremony. >>
The energy on campus is electric. Everywhere you turn, students are sporting NJIT gear in support of tonight's game. >>
Attention Student Entrepreneurs: Do you have an exciting technology that works in the lab? Would you like help to start a company to commercialize it? >>
Watch NJIT's Marek Rusinkiewicz, dean of the College of Computing Sciences, on One-on-One with Steve Adubato.  >>
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will bestow one of its highest honors, the Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) Lifetime Achievement award, this evening on two NJIT alumni who have made substantial and lasting contributions to the field of engineering.  >>
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The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) this year bestowed one of its highest honors, the Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) Lifetime Achievement award, on two NJIT alumni who have made substantial and lasting contributions to the field of engineering. >>
2015
Gale Spak's nominee, B.J. Dowlen, has been chosen as a 2015 STEP Award Honoree. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state's science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, introduced the NJ MarketShift Design Forum on March 20, 2015. >>
Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will celebrate its continued commitment to engineering education advancement at the 17th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 31, 2015 in the Campus Center Atrium. Proceeds from the event will benefit the NCE Dean's Fund.  >>
NJIT Innovation Day, an invention-packed showcase of cutting-edge, student-led research, design and development across programs and disciplines, will take place on Wednesday, March 25 at the Campus Center. >>

A Legal Edge

March 19, 2015
The verdict is in: law schools and employers with a need for legal acumen are definitely interested in applicants who have a strong, relevant background in science and technology as well as the social sciences and humanities. >>
Students have been tasked with designing and constructing a device that has the ability to maneuver through a post-earthquake landscape. >>
Jonathan Curley, senior university lecturer in NJIT's Department of Humanities, co-stars in Love & Arguments, a new film that will be screened as part of the Maplewood Ideas Festival on March 26 at 7 p.m. at the Maplewood Memorial Library.  >>
Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) will present New Jersey's Forum on Women in Information Technology March 12, 1:00-4:30 p.m. at Essex County College in the Morton A. Siegler Lecture Hall. >>
JPMorgan Chase announced a $300,000 grant to New Jersey Innovation Institute during its Small Business Forward event at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), where regional business, civic, nonprofit and government leaders came together to discuss Newark's burgeoning health care IT cluster. >>
JPMorgan Chase & Co. and NJIT's New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) will hold a summit on a $1.45 million initiative to advance the health care sector in the Newark metro region and boost economic development by promoting growth in the city's burgeoning health care IT cluster. >>
A team of three graduate students in NJIT's School of Management placed third in the 2015 American Production and Inventory Control Society Northeast District Case Competition. >>
Professor Denis Blackmore, Department of Mathematical Sciences, has been honored by the New Jersey Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA-NJ) with the award that it presents annually for distinguished college or university teaching of mathematics. >>

Racism: Post Ferguson

February 18, 2015
February 26, 2012: unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. August 9, 2014: unarmed teenager Michael Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. These are just two instances of violent death suffered by young Black men in a tragic continuum that mars our nation's history.   >>
In January, NJIT and partners were the first team to conduct unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flights in the state under a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) program to test the feasibility of safely integrating drones into national airspace and to assess the research and operational capabilities of communications and mapping sensors aboard the craft. >>
NJIT College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) faculty members Maria Hurtado de Mendoza and Matt Burgermaster have both recently won the highest-level design award offered by the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) in its annual design competition, the BSA Design Awards.  >>
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) announced the 2014-2015 Architectural Education Award winners. Two College of Architecture and Design professors won awards in two categories this year. >>
A Conversation with One World Trade Center Architect David Childs will kickoff the Spring 2015 College of Architecture and Design Lecture Series.   >>
Urs Gauchat, dean of The College of Architecture and Design (CoAD), will moderate a conference on “The Future of Cities: An Integrated Approach to Urban Problems,” Feb. 10 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. >>

Ravindra Honored in India

February 04, 2015
Nuggehalli M. Ravindra, professor of physics and director of NJIT's interdisciplinary program in materials science and engineering, was honored in New Delhi on Global Friendship Day in January with the Bharat Gaurav Award and Certificate of Excellence. >>
NJIT President Joel S. Bloom has once again been named to The Power 100, NJBIZ's annual ranking of the most powerful people in New Jersey business. >>
The College of Architecture and Design Gallery (CoAD Gallery) will present “Four Printmakers…Four Decades,” an exhibition featuring the work of four talented printmakers with selections covering the past four decades, on Feb. 5, 2015. >>
The exhibition features inventive work created by the digital, industrial and interior design students from The School of Art + Design. >>
Timothy J. Paul, of Plainview, New York, has been appointed as Assistant Development Director for Intercollegiate Athletics/Newark College of Engineering at NJIT. >>
Michael Smullen, of Linden, has been appointed as Director of Alumni Relations at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
NJIT alum Jason Kliwinski led an informative two-hour presentation at the College of Architecture and Design about the linkages between climate and weather and the effects of global warming. >>
Michel Boufadel, director of NJIT's Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection, has been appointed by the Royal Society of Canada to a panel of experts charged with evaluating the impact of crude oil spills in northern water bodies, including the Arctic Ocean. >>
Junior Winfield Willis scored 11 points in each half and NJIT pulled away from a determined St. Joseph's Brooklyn, 79-60, in men's basketball Wednesday night in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center.   >>
As part of NJIT's graduate architecture program, 16 students have developed conceptual designs for a new borough hall in Sea Bright. >>
Judith Sheft, NJIT's associate vice president of technology development, will be a panelist at the Small Business Summit hosted by Mayor Baraka and Prudential Financial Jan. 14 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Summit. >>
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2015
Pierre Ramond '65, a theoretical physicist and director of the Institute for Fundamental Theory at the University of Florida has won the 2015 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, one of the highest honors for scientific investigators in that field. >>
The Center for Resilient Design in collaboration with the New Jersey Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council is cosponsoring “Climate Reality: Causes, Affects, & Solutions for the 21st Century & Beyond” Jan. 14 inside Weston Hall at the College of Architecture and Design at 2 p.m. >>
2014
George Hazelrigg, National Science Foundation (NSF) deputy director for the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI), recently came to NJIT for a workshop on "The Engineer as a Decision Maker." >>
Som Mitra, distinguished professor of chemistry and environmental science, has been named Executive Director of the Otto York Center for Environmental Engineering and Science. Mitra, who first joined NJIT as an assistant professor in 1991, previously served as the chair of the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science until 2012. >>
Four years ago, NJ-HITEC, an NJIT health IT startup, took up a daunting challenge: to train 5,000 primary care providers in the state to adopt electronic health record (EHR) systems that would allow them keep better track of their patients and improve the quality of their care. >>
Yuan-nan Young and Shahriar Afkhami, associate professors in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, are organizing a one-day workshop as part of a joint effort between Rutgers, City College, Stony Brook and NJIT. >>
Graduate students in the Materials Science and Engineering Program att NJIT attended the 2014 Materials Science and Technology Conference in Pittsburgh   >>
NJIT's Division of Continuing Professional Education is offering a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam preparation boot camp for people whose education or work experience has focused on one or more areas of computer technology. The program is designed to prepare individuals with experience and training in military, legal and law enforcement and management personnel to successfully pass the exam. >>
NJIT's Center for Building Knowledge (CBK) and the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation (CBEI) have launched an initiative that can significantly cut costs for energy and water wasted due to building inefficiencies. >>
A single-dose treatment for some forms of hemophilia may be on the horizon. >>
Judith Sheft, NJIT's associate vice president of technology development, will be a panelist at the Association for Women in Science Central Jersey Chapter Meeting on Dec. 4 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. >>
NJIT's School of Management will host the First Annual Strategic Management Showcase on Dec. 5, 2014, 5-9 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
Michel Boufadel, director of NJIT's Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection, has been appointed to a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) committee charged with assessing the environmental impact of spills of the heavy Canadian crude oil known as oil sand. >>
Wen Zhang, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has published an article in Water Research, a peer-reviewed journal that covers water science and technologies as well as water quality management. >>
The Construction Roundtable of New Jersey (CRT of NJ) presented its 5th Annual Diversity in Construction Conference Nov. 13 at NJIT. With more than 40 years as the only professional organization that focuses on the needs of New Jersey construction project owners, CRT of NJ is a key contributor in helping New Jersey to achieve a diverse, safe and highly competitive construction environment. >>
This semester, the College of Computing Sciences (CCS) Capstone Program has partnered with industry giants such as Panasonic, UPS, IMS Health, OWASP, Pop Group and Johnson and Johnson among others to offer unique hands-on, project-based learning experiences to NJIT students. >>
Sixteen teams of rising young entrepreneurs will compete in the Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge for the chance to win seed funding from Capital One Bank and a spot in an intensive accelerator program at the NJIT School of Management to advance their novel business concepts. >>
Can you be an even better software engineer if you understand music? That was the question on hand at the latest information technology program seminar series. With music by iconic Italian composer Giacomo Puccini playing as students filed into the Campus Center Ballroom, Dr. Peter Farrett, chairperson of the Information Technology and Computer Science Department at Middlesex County College, discussed why understanding music can be helpful in areas where abstract thought is essential. >>
Two NJIT researchers and an alumnus inventor were recently honored by the Research & Development Council of New Jersey at the 35th annual Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception. >>
Matthew Sherman, Ph.D., technical director and Engineering Fellow at BAE Systems, will discuss "Cognitive Radio Technology" on Nov. 24, 4:30-6 p.m. in ECE 202. >>
Founder of Kill Screen and former cultural reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Jamin Warren, spoke to an interdisciplinary audience at the College of Architecture and Design as part of the college lecture series. >>
NJIT will host a free forum on Nov. 19 sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the NJIT School of Management in partnership with the NJIT Enterprise Development Center, the NJIT Innovation Acceleration Center, Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation, Atlantic Federal Credit Union, and City National Bank. >>
A team of NJIT students took top honors for their mobile gateway app at the United Athletes Foundation-Microsoft Hackathon this month at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington.  >>
“The Transforming Horizon: A Flat World Perspective for Business Today” is the theme of the Fourth Annual Business Conference presented by NJIT's School of Management on Nov. 20, 2014, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. >>
More than 50 undergraduate students offered a first-hand glimpse into the innovations of the future at HackNJIT, a 24-hour hackathon hosted by NJIT's College of Computing Sciences and the Association for Computing Machinery on Nov. 8-9, 2014. >>
Producing high-value products such as pharmaceuticals with substantially less energy, no need for environmentally harmful chemicals, and a greatly reduced amount of waste by-products. This is the goal of NJIT Associate Professor and Department Chair Edgardo Farinas. >>
A paper authored by Marguerite Schneider, Ph.D., an adjunct associate professor in NJIT's School of Management, was named one of 10 Bright Ideas Award winners from the New Jersey Policy Research Organization. >>
Water experts at NJIT, Drexel University and Rowan University are joining forces to tackle the increasingly complex challenges affecting water resources in the region, from shrinking supplies, to industrial contamination, to climate change. >>
NJIT's Zero to Sixty JavaScript professional development course promises to give those with little understanding of JavaScript a working knowledge of the computer programming language. >>
NJIT hosted the official launch of New Start New Jersey, a policy and advocacy organization dedicated to identifying and enacting effective public policy initiatives to grow the state's economy and improve the quality of life for its citizens. >>
On Oct. 31, Tom Dallessio, director of NJIT's Center for Resilient Design, gave an address at the United Nations to celebrate the inaugural World Cities Day 2014, a celebration of global urban transformations led by UN-Habitat. >>
NJIT, Drexel University and Rowan University will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that facilitates research collaborations among faculty and students at the three institutions aimed at improving water quality. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology mourns the loss of the 2014 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, honoris causa, recipient at the commencement ceremony, Clement Alexander Price.  >>
Come join NJIT's new “big band” jazz group in celebrating the start of the fall season in the Campus Center Gallery Nov. 7 at 12 p.m. >>
Ramu Damodaran, Chief of the United Nations Academic Impact and Secretary of the Committee on Information/Department of Public Information, will give the keynote address at the NJIT School of Management's Fourth Annual Business Conference on Nov. 20, 2014. >>
On Oct. 30, the Industrial Design Lecture Series, sponsored by the NJIT School of Art + Design and student chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), hosted Paul Choate and Harry Allen for the second in a series of lectures featuring innovative product designers presenting their work and speaking to students and faculty. >>
Sabre88, an IT startup at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, earned a top spot on Fortune magazine's 2014 Inner City 100, a list of the country's fastest growing inner city businesses. >>
NJIT's Online MBA in Management Information Systems was ranked second among the “20 Best Online MBA in Management Information Systems Degree Programs” by TheBestSchools.org. >>
Three MIE graduate students from the Micro Flow Control Laboratory working under the guidance of Pushpendra Singh and Ian Fischer presented papers at the 86th Annual Meeting of Society of Rheology held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from Oct. 5-9. >>
WHAT: Launch of MarketShift, a nearly $6 million program funded by the Department of Defense (DOD) to boost the capacity of the aerospace and defense industry in New Jersey by helping companies better  understand and address risks associated with the defense supply chain, develop new products for existing markets, and identify new market opportunities for the products they already manufacture. >>
Hosted annually during the fall semester, the New Jersey Innovation Acceleration Center runs the Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge, a business model competition for Newark regional entrepreneurs. >>
Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME) presented the first recipient of the Pressley and Mauise Vinson McPhail/NACME Scholarship with a check for $5,000 during the NACME 40th Anniversary Awards Dinner and Celebration at the Waldorf Astoria, New York City, on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. >>
NJIT's biomedical engineering graduate program has been ranked 10th in the nation by GraduatePrograms.com, an online college guide that bases its annual rankings on student ratings and reviews. >>
Bernadette Longo, associate professor in the Department of Humanities, has been elected to the Administrative Committee (AdCom) of the IEEE Professional Communication Society. >>
Since its premiere in 1986 at the Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick, Tony Award-winning director George C. Wolfe's renowned satirical play “The Colored Museum” has upended stereotypes and challenged notions of race, culture and what it means to be African-American. >>
Yuan-Nan Young, associate professor in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, recently participated in the 51st annual technical meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES) at Purdue University. >>
Students Rebecca Cortes, Lea Burlew, Eric Holzer and Vipin Kannekanti are proud to announce that their film "A Special Kind of Magic" is an official selection at this year's International Film Festival Manhattan in New York City. >>
Students from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design recently visited a Hurricane-Sandy damaged house in Long Branch as part of their studies in a graduate-level design studio focused on resilient design solutions and public architecture taught by Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster. >>
Peter Farrett, chairperson, Information Technology and Computer Science Department at Middlesex County College, will present "Can I be a Great Software Engineer if I Understand Music?" as part of the Information Technology Program Seminar Series on Nov. 12 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in Campus Center Ballroom A. >>
The regular and honors sections of "The Age of Edison" senior seminar in history (HSS 404) recently visited the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, where Edison had his laboratory. >>
Judith A. Sheft, associate vice president for technology development, Jinisha Patel '16, and Kathy Herbert '04 will participate on the "Big Dreams in STEM" panel at Montclair State University on Oct. 16, 2014. >>
Yun-Qing Shi, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, presented the results of his research group's work on image tampering and detection, steganalysis, and reversible data hiding at the International Workshop on Digital Forensics and Watermarking in Taipei, Taiwan. >>
The Major League Baseball post-season has had lots of excitement with all four teams that went into the Division Series round as underdogs (according to the mathematical model of NJIT Math Professor Bruce Bukiet) went on to win their series. >>
Timothy Franklin, associate vice president for business and economic development at NJIT, was inducted this week into the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES), an organization whose mission is to improve the physical, social, civic and economic wellbeing of communities by advancing scholarship based on collaborative discovery by communities and their higher education partners. >>
Yi Chen, an associate professor in NJIT's School of Management whose research provides cutting-edge technologies for data management with an emphasis on health care applications, business and the Web, has been appointed to the Henry J. Leir Chair in Healthcare.  >>
Alison Lefkovitz, assistant professor of history, recently wrote a framing essay for the newly launched Child Custody Project website. The site explores child custody issues nationwide within a broad historical and legal context with the goal of providing an impartial, interdisciplinary resource for scholars, practitioners and the public at large.  >>
Stephan Kudyba, associate professor in the School of Management, is an associate editor for the 2014 International Conference for Information Systems (ICIS) for the Information Systems in Healthcare Track. >>
At NJIT's seventh annual celebration of research excellence, the Board of Overseers honored two eminent NJIT faculty members, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Yeheskel Bar-Ness and Distinguished Professor Somenath Mitra, for foundational contributions to their respective fields of wireless communications and nanotechnology. >>
John Ratzenberger, the Emmy-nominated actor, director, author, and skilled carpenter, as he is proud to reveal, extolled the virtues of a childhood of unfettered tinkering in his keynote speech at the opening ceremonies for ManufactureNJ Week, held Monday on the NJIT campus. >>
Emmy-nominated actor and entrepreneur John Ratzenberger of Cheers and John Ratzenberger's Made in America television series fame will be the keynote speaker at the free opening ceremony for ManufactureNJ Week on Sept. 29, 2014, starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Campus Center Atrium at NJIT. >>
A group of students and faculty from the College of Architecture and Design recently presented their work at the 2014 Precast/Pre-stressed Concrete Institute's (PCI) Annual Convention and National Bridge Conference held in National Harbor, Maryland.  >>
In an impressive showing for a single university, NJIT students recently presented eight separate research papers at the annual conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), the largest biomedical engineering conference in the world. >>
College of Architecture and Design Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster's work is included in an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), in Toronto, Canada, on view until October 25. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation, has partnered with Osler Health IPA, a primary care physician-centered, owned and managed health network, to provide New Jersey medical practices with a technology-enhanced management system that will help them improve the quality of care they provide, streamline their delivery of services, and substantially reduce costs. >>
Lou Kondic, professor of mathematical sciences at NJIT,  recently organized the Pan-American Study Institute on Frontiers in Particulate Media: From Fundamentals to Applications (PASI 2014) in La Plata, Argentina. >>
"In the Arms of Baby Jesus," a play by Michèle Raper Rittenhouse, director of the Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Arts Program, will be read as part of the id Theatre NYC Sit In! Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Jimmy's No. 43 in New York City. >>
A team of computer scientists at NJIT has won a multi-year grant from the National Science Foundation to come up with a platform that would allow mobile devices to interact with each other with help from the cloud. The technology they are developing is designed to support collaborative applications in areas such as healthcare, safety, and social interaction, potentially benefiting millions of users. >>
The following upcoming seminars will be hosted by the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering. Seminars will take place at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall, Room 210. >>
Simon Garnier, assistant professor in the Federated Department of Biological Sciences, will give the keynote speech “All Roads Lead to the Mound” at ANTS 2014, the ninth international conference on swarm intelligence. >>

Make Music at NJIT

September 08, 2014
Do you play a string or wind instrument, or want to spend some spare time playing “big band” jazz? Then NJIT is the place to be starting this fall. >>
The New Jersey Institute of Technology campus community will hold a memorial service for the late Joe Caiola, long-time assistant director of athletics, on Friday morning starting at 11:45 am in the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility. >>
For the vast majority of NJIT's incoming Class of 2018, college life began not in a lecture hall or classroom, but on a ride through the city of Newark to an elementary school, senior center, food bank, urban farm or park. >>
Ivana Seric, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, recently had her research accepted for publication in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics Rapids, a highly visible venue for short, high impact papers across the full range of fluid mechanics. >>
William V. Rapp, Ph.D., Henry J. Leir Professor of International Trade and Business in NJIT's School of Management, has been invited to participate in a major invitation-only international Conference on the Global Economy and International Financial Markets on September 2-5, 2014.  >>
Humberto ‘Humby' Baquerizo, assistant director of the Campus Center at NJIT, was honored with the Delta Beta Xi Award, which honors those who have given outstanding service to the vision of the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity, a national social fraternity to which he belongs. >>
How do you teach innovation? One approach, taken by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), is to enlist innovators themselves to talk about the inspiration, work culture, and dogged determination that led to their groundbreaking inventions. >>
High school seniors from Newark, Baltimore, and New York City spend six days on the NJIT campus each summer learning about finance and college culture from School of Management professors and NJIT students. >>
NJIT Physics Professor Alexander G. Kosovichev, director of the Big Bear Solar Observatory, was named a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for his pioneering work and sustained contributions to helioseismology and understanding the dynamics of the Sun. >>
NJSHINE, an electronic Health Information Organization (HIO) serving Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties in New Jersey announces the formation of an alliance with the New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC) to promote the sharing of electronic health information between healthcare providers and patients in South Jersey. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology's Board of Trustees approved a 2.5 percent tuition and fee increase for undergraduate, in-state students. Total annual tuition and fees for full-time, in-state students will be $15,648 for 2014-2015. Tuition and fees for out-of-state, undergraduate students will increase by 3.5 percent to $29,288. >>
Tomas Gregorio EMBA‘09, a veteran health care executive experienced in building IT networks for regional hospitals, has been appointed Senior Executive Director of Healthcare Systems Innovation at the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation. >>
Michael Ehrlich, associate professor in NJIT's School of Management, recently published an article in Journal of Business Venturing. >>
Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Atam Dhawan will give a plenary talk on “Point-Of Care Technologies and Big Data in Life Sciences” as part of the Future Directions Convergence Technologies panel on July 24 at the IEEE 38th Annual International Computers, Software & Applications Conference in Vasteras, Sweden. >>
A mobile app created by NJIT students that gives middle and high school basketball teams a searchable database of performance statistics is the winner of the New Jersey Apps Challenge, an innovation contest initiated two years ago by former U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). >>
The Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society at NJIT has received the Circle of Distinction Award for the 2013-2014 academic year. >>
Transit-centered communities that are dense, service-rich, and walkable are one of the pillars of 21st century sustainable development policy. But the challenge, planners say, is figuring out how to actually create them. >>
Ali Akansu, a professor in the Helen and John C. Hartmann Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and his Ph.D. student Yanjia Sun have published a paper entitled “Automatic Inference of Mental States from Spontaneous Facial Expressions" at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing in Florence, Italy.  >>
Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of Continuing and Distance Education at NJIT, presented a paper at the IACEE 14th World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education at Stanford University. >>
When cognitive neuroscientists were first mapping the brain two decades ago, they focused on the regions that were activated when people performed different tasks, such as tapping fingers or watching a movie. They filtered out what was considered “background noise,” the low-frequency fluctuations originating from biological operations like heart beat and respiration. >>
Clarisa Gonzalez Lenahan, of Elizabeth, Associate Director of Graduate Studies at NJIT, was named to the State Department's Center for Hispanic Policy Research and Development Advisory Committee.   >>
Michael Ehrlich, associate professor of finance in NJIT's School of Management, will be the keynote speaker at the Innovation Technology Meetup on June 19, 2014 at 6:30 p.m at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design. For more information, click here>>
Uncontrolled landfills are a growing problem in the developing world, polluting groundwater and emitting foul odors, while also boosting greenhouse gas emissions. >>
Pedro J. Claudio Jr., '15, of Jersey City, an information technology major at NJIT, was selected to participate in the Institute for Leadership Education and Development (I-LEAD®) program. >>
Yuan-nan Young, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, was invited to participate in a workshop at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences in Toronto, Canada. >>
Stephanie Santos and Thomas Olenik, assistant professor and associate professor, respectively, in the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NJIT, gave a presentation this spring at the Tri-State Best Practices Conference at Bergen Community College. >>
Laurent Simon, an associate professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering at NJIT, will receive an Outstanding Teaching Award at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference on June 16, 2014.  >>
Alex Guimaraes '14 and Sean Olsen '14, both recent graduates from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, have been selected to participate in the 2014 Planning Summit of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. >>
Zhonghui Huang, a doctoral candidate in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering at NJIT, received a New Jersey Pharmaceutical Association for Science and Technology Graduate Scholarship Award on May 15, 2014. >>
NJIT students, faculty and researchers are invited to join Mathworks engineers for a free technical demonstration of "Parallel Computing with MATLAB and Scaling to Stheno" on June 11, 9 a.m.-12 noon in Eberhardt Hall Rm. 112. To register, click here. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Emeritus Murray Turoff has been selected as a Sloan-C Fellow for his pioneering and visionary research in computer-mediated communications, learning management systems, and the effectiveness of online learning. >>
Each year for more than a decade, NJIT has hosted Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics — FACM — an international gathering that brings together representatives of academia and preeminent research organizations to share work in mathematics that has significant real-world importance across many scientific and technological disciplines. >>
Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences Yuan-Nan Young has published a paper in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and an invited review article in the NIH Review Volume "Multiscale Modeling in Biomechanics and Mechanobiology."    >>
Nancy L. Jackson, Ph.D., a professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, has been elected a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. >>
Assistant Professor Cesar Bandera presented the results of joint research conducted with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Pediatric Healthcare Innovation Conference in Atlanta. >>
Namas Chandra, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine, will discuss his traumatic brain injury research on Caucus: Up Close. Program dates are scheduled for 5/24 (NJTV, 12 p.m.); 5/24 (Thirteen, 12:30 p.m.); 5/25 (NJTV, 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.); 5/27 (NJTV, 5:30 a.m. and WHYY, 5:30 p.m.). >>
NJIT men's track and field standout John Porteous earned a spot in next week's NCAA East Regional in the men's 400-meter hurdles to be held in Jacksonville, Florida, the NCAA announced Thursday afternoon. >>
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science Somenath Mitra will be the featured guest speaker at NJIT's Spirituality Seminar Series on May 22, 1-2 p.m. in Fenster 698. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) awarded 2,649 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees today at the 98th Commencement exercises at the Prudential Center in Newark. >>
Six NJIT alumni, including an engineer who led an emergency response team in Haiti following the earthquake of 2010 and a pioneer in the green building movement, received achievement awards from the university's Alumni Association this past weekend for their professional accomplishments, community engagement, and service to their alma mater. >>
Vanessa Espinal '14 and David "Nic" Thibodeaux '14 addressed scholarship donors and many other students who benefit from their generosity at the 26th annual Scholarship Brunch.  >>
Christine Cervelli and Patrick Young of Career Development Services have been selected to present at the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE) Annual Conference.  >>
Dozens of manufacturers from the region attended a small business forum at NJIT on May 16 to discuss strategies to strengthen and expand their companies by locating public and private sources of capital and by developing new markets at home and abroad. >>
Assistant Professor Raquel Perez-Castillejos had three conference publications accepted to the annual conference of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will award more than 2,600 baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees at the 98th Commencement exercises on May 20, 2014. >>
Each year, NJIT honors students who have worked to enhance campus life. This year, 11 students received 2014 Highlander Student Achievement Awards, which recognized their leadership roles on campus. >>
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker will host a forum for small manufacturers on the NJIT campus on Friday, May 16 that will address common challenges to expansion and stability such as access to capital and growth through exporting and new market development, while also apprising business owners of available federal resources. >>
NJIT President Joel S. Bloom was honored on May 12 by the Newark Regional Business Partnership (NRBP) as a leader in promoting the university's commitment to research and improvement in transportation. >>
When it comes to animals, Martina Jackson '14, a biology major from South Brunswick heading to veterinary school next fall at the University of Pennsylvania, is a scientist, philosopher and devotee, all rolled into one. >>
More than two years ago, NJIT Professor Michael Chumer was testing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that were deployed in California yet able to send video into his emergency management network at NJIT. >>
Andrew P. Christ, P.E., BS '94, MS '01, a professional engineer with deep experience in facilities and construction management on university campuses, has been appointed Vice President for Real Estate Development and Capital Operations at NJIT. >>
NJIT received a Bronze Award in the radio advertising category of the 29th annual Educational Advertising Awards competition for "Leaders Endorse NJIT." >>
Darius Sollohub AIA, director of the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, will participate in "Closing the Gap in Childhood Obesity: A Forum Without Walls" on May 8, 1:30-3:00 p.m. at the Newark Museum. To view a live stream of the event, click here>>
The timing has been beautifully choreographed by nature. Rising spring temperatures prompt many bee species to begin their search for the flowering plants they depend on for food — and which they propagate through pollination. But what would happen if this vital, mutually beneficial relationship goes out of synch due to climate change? >>
The NJIT student chapter of IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) held its second annual “Where Are They Now?” program on April 17, 2014, at which five recent graduates from the School of Art + Design spoke to more than 40 Industrial Design students about their current work. >>
Sarang Muley, a PhD Candidate in NJIT's Interdisciplinary Program in Materials Science & Engineering, has co-authored a book chapter with Professor Nuggehalli M. Ravindra in Nanotechnology for Water Treatment and Purification (Springer). >>
The NJIT campus will be buzzing with undergraduate research teams this summer as students take advantage of the break from lectures and homework to focus on in-depth projects in fields ranging from the life sciences, to biomedical engineering, to mathematical computation.  >>
NJIT's Murray Center for Women in Technology hosted the Women's International Hackathon, part of an international crowdsourcing event sponsored by Microsoft Research Connections to encourage young women to become producers of future innovations in technology. >>
Every spring semester, second-year architecture students at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design are assigned a studio project to design a masonry building with a specific program. This year, the project was designing a fire station in Boonton, NJ. >>
Karen Roach, Academic Coordinator of Biological Sciences, and Ryoko Mathes, Academic Advisor and Curriculum Coordinator for Electrical and Computer Engineering, were selected to present a workshop at the annual regional conference of the Association for Equality and Excellence in Education (AEEE) on May 5-8, 2014 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. >>
Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Atam Dhawan presented the conference keynote speech at the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Zone-1 Conference in Bridgeport, Conn.  >>
Nearly 150 students from high schools throughout northern and central New Jersey received graduation certificates on April 26 for successfully completing the semester-long Science Technology Enrichment Program (STEP) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
Rayon Williams, a doctoral student in chemical engineering, received second-place honors for his oral presentation at the  National Society of Black Engineers 40th Annual Convention Technical Research Exhibition competition in Nashville, Tenn. >>
NJIT Women's Tennis wins their first America East championship contest defeating the Hartford Hawks, 4-0. >>
The advent of big data provides a tremendous opportunity for organizations to more fully understand the factors that drive their processes, from product sales, to consumer responses, to risk parameters. However, harnessing this vast resource comes with a cost, and it can be difficult to estimate the return on investment of time and resources, according to Stephan Kudyba, an associate professor in the School of Management at NJIT. >>
The interior design program at NJIT's School of Art + Design has been officially awarded full accreditation by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). >>
Government and industry leaders visited the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) today to join NJIT President Joel S. Bloom for the launch of the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that provides a new model for business innovation through the leveraging of industry, government, and higher education assets and investment.  >>
A substantial new grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will enable NJIT researchers to delve more deeply into powerful, potentially destructive solar events. >>
NJIT is hosting the Technology and Entrepreneurship Talent Network (TETN) opening ceremony to kick off Industry Week that focuses on the latest trends in these two industry sectors. >>
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.  >>
U.S. Senator Cory Booker, Panasonic Corp. of North America Chairman and CEO Joe Taylor, and New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks will join New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) President Joel S. Bloom and New Jersey Innovation Institute President Don Sebastian in announcing a major, new economic development venture to an audience of invited guests from the business, government, and higher education sectors. >>
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). >>
Arthur Silverman, a distinguished and caring alumnus, died on April 8. Arthur was a member of the Class of 1939, a talented engineer, and a dedicated friend of our university. >>
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. >>
The second history capstone showcase, "Robots and AI: Histories and Futures," will be on display on April 16 from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. All are invited to explore student presentations and ask presenters about their work. >>
Rajesh N. Davé, distinguished professor in the Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, will present “From Fundamental Research to Commercialization: NSF-Engineering Research Center on Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS)” on April 14 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall, Room 210.  >>
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. >>
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. >>
NJIT educators, academic researchers and students are invited to a free MATLAB seminar, "Introduction to Simulink for Project-Based Learning using LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT" on April 10, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in GITC 3710. >>
Preventing bone deterioration is a critical aspect of combating osteoporosis, improving bone implants, and even making long-term space flight possible, such as voyages to Mars and beyond. On April 9, noted biomedical researcher Stephen C. Cowin will describe a promising model for studying nutrient transport from the vascular system to bone tissue, transport that has a direct bearing on the prevention of bone loss. >>
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. >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on April 3, 2014 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, has a theme of “Transformations” and features leaders in fields from sustainable design, to energy, to computing, addressing a range of topics on how ideas can transform individuals, societies, and nations. >>
Our most powerful observatories can detect objects out to 13 billion light years. But theory suggests we should see more. Why don't we? What will it take to peer into the darkness? What will we find? >>
Michael A. Wall has been appointed as Executive Director of Constituent Relations in NJIT's Office of University Advancement, effective March 31, 2014.  >>
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. >>
Television host and Commentator Steve Adubato will moderate a free seminar on health reform on March 24 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  >>
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. >>
Sohail Mohammed '88, a Passaic County Superior Court judge, gave a riveting account of his professional journey from draftsman, to electrical engineer, to lawyer, to judge, to a packed auditorium of undergraduates gathered on campus this week for the latest installment of the Albert Dorman Honors College Spring 2014 Colloquium Series. >>
Listen to Namas Chandra, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine, discuss traumatic brain injuries on Caucus Up Close.  >>
Eric Katz, professor of philosophy in the Department of Humanities, presented two papers at the recent American Philosophical Association Central Division meetings in Chicago.  >>
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. >>
Francisco Guzman, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemical, Biological, and Pharmaceutical Engineering (CBPE) working with NJIT's Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection (NRDP), has won a fellowship from the American Petroleum Institute that includes attending the 2014 International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) in Savannah, Georgia in May of this year. >>
On March 12, Kit Windows-Yule will give a lecture entitled "When Size Doesn't Matter - Density and Inelasticity-Induced Segregation in Vibrated Granular Systems" as part of the Spring 2014 Granular and Multiphase Flows Colloquium series under the sponsorship of the Granular Science Laboratory through Elsevier. >>
NJIT's Greek Community made history during the recent Northeast Greek Leadership Association (NGLA) Awards Banquet. NJIT received a total of five awards and five honorable mentions and was mentioned more times during the awards ceremony than any other delegation at the conference. >>
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. >>
New college graduates may have reason to be hopeful this spring. After several dismal years of high unemployment and hiring freezes, early projections say the job market for the Class of 2014 is looking up. >>
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. >>
Bernadette Longo, associate professor in NJIT's Department of Humanities, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the IEEE Professional Communication Society Emily K. Schlesinger Award for Outstanding Service to the Professional Communication Society.  >>
Nuggehalli Ravindra, professor of physics at NJIT, co-organized the 2014 TMS RF Mehl Medal Symposium on Frontiers in Nanostructured Materials and Their Applications at the recent 2014 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Diego. >>
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. >>
NJIT has collaborated with Rutgers University and Seton Hall Law School for the first ever Newark Graduate Student Meet Up, an event designed to bring together grad students and young professionals to learn more about each other and to learn more about the city of Newark as a center of culture and professional life.  >>
NJIT researchers working to boost the efficiency of a potentially game-changing alternative energy technology, thin-film solar cells, have won the backing of a powerful Chinese partner eager to speed development of inexpensive power production that can be seamlessly incorporated into a range of building materials. >>
NJIT Distinguished Research Professor of Physics Louis J. Lanzerotti recently received an award from the American Meteorological Society (AMS) for “Sustained Leadership and Contributions to the Space Weather Enterprise and Creative Stewardship of the Space Weather Journal.”  >>
Clarisa Gonzalez-Lenahan, associate director of graduate studies, will present “How to apply to graduate school” at Kean University East Campus, Hillside, on Feb. 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  >>
Two NJIT sports, women's tennis and men's soccer, have been invited to join and accepted membership in conferences whose championship team receives an automatic spot in the postseason NCAA Division I championship field. >>
NJIT received the silver award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in the category “Special Events:  Event Series” for the Inauguration of President Joel S. Bloom.  >>
Members of the NJIT community joined the ranks of the more than 15,000 volunteers who provided a warm welcome to the thousands of visitors descending upon the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area when Super Bowl XLVIII kicked off on February 2, 2014.  >>
Our most powerful observatories can detect objects out to 13 billion light years.  But theory suggests we should see more.  Why don't we? >>
Lieutenant General Ellen Pawlikowski, who graduated in 1978 with a degree in chemical engineering, was recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering.  Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions awarded an engineer. >>
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.  >>
The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble will bring an exuberant performance to the NJIT campus for Black History Month on Feb. 19. >>
NJIT is sponsoring a contest that will give students a chance to win cash, iPads as well as paid internships. >>
NJIT's Horacio G. Rotstein, associate professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, along with Tasso Kaper and Mark Kramer of Boston University, recently served as guest editors of a special journal issue focused on rhythms in neurological disease.  >>
The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble will bring an exuberant performance to the NJIT campus for the first week of Black History Month on Feb. 5. >>

Up to the Challenge

January 30, 2014
Student teams representing New Jersey high schools are putting their engineering and technical skills to the test this week in the preliminary competition of the Panasonic Creative Design Challenge in NJIT's Campus Center. >>
Atam P. Dhawan, of Randolph, a distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBA) for contributions in medical imaging. >>
Television Host and Commentator Steve Adubato will moderate a free seminar on health reform on Feb. 3 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  >>
Michael Ehrlich and Judith Sheft, co-directors of NJIT's New Jersey Innovation Acceleration Center (NJIAC), will discuss “Start Up Secrets” on Jan. 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Scotch Plains Public Library as part of the NJ Business & Innovation Series.  >>
Urs Gauchat, Dean of NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, discusses resilient design on Caucus:  New Jersey. >>
The 21st annual meeting for BioNJ, the trade association for New Jersey's life sciences industry, will be held on January 30th this year. >>
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. >>
NJIT Senior University Lecturer Jon Curley has collaborated with Newark-based filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno on a film about contemporary Newark that will be exhibited at Newark Liberty International Airport.  >>
Roumiana Petrova, senior university lecturer in the department of chemistry and environmental science, served as chair of the MS&T 2013 Program Coordinating Committee for the annual conference and exhibition held in Montreal, Canada.  >>
Parvathi Kumar, of Bridgewater, who received a master's degree in computer science from NJIT, will exhibit her photography this winter at two New Jersey galleries.  >>
Thea Zunick, assistant director for Fraternity and Sorority Life, participated last month in the Annual Meeting of the Association for Fraternity and Sorority Advisors in Orlando.  >>
NJIT President Joel S. Bloom recently participated in the New Jersey Business magazine Higher Education Roundtable.  >>
Boycotts of universities are antithetical to the fundamental values and principles of scholarship and academic freedom that form the basis of American higher education. >>
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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.  >>
The NJIT Section of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) participated in the SWE Annual Conference (WE13) from Oct. 24-26 in Baltimore, MD.  The SWE executive board members and faculty advisor made a strong presence at the conference by organizing sessions, serving as session monitors and judges and participating as speakers in workshops and panels.  >>
Forty teams consisting of more than one hundred freshmen students majoring in mechanical engineering showcased their reverse engineering projects at the Innovation 101 Showcase event held on Dec. 04.  This year's theme was “Passion, Team Work and Get Involved.” >>
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. >>
Zhe He, a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at NJIT, presented his paper titled "A Family-Based Framework for Supporting Quality Assurance of Biomedical Ontologies in BioPortal" last month at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2013 Annual Symposium in Washington, DC. >>
Casey Diekman, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, recently had his paper “Causes and Consequences of Hyperexcitation in Central Clock Neurons” published in PLOS Computational Biology, an official journal of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) which features works of exceptional significance.  >>
David Rothenberg, a professor of philosophy and music at NJIT, contributed to a documentary film that has won the grand prize at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA). >>