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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. >>
Lukasz Romaniecki, of Linden, a student in the department of engineering technology at NJIT, received the Sol Seid Student Award for Excellence at the 40th Annual New Jersey Professional Engineers in Construction Bonhag Awards Dinner Dance. >>
Edgardo Farinas, associate professor and chair of the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, received the 2014 North Jersey American Chemical Society PRO BONO Award for his commitment and dedication to the students of NJACS Project SEED  >>
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. >>
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. >>
NJIT received a Bronze Award in the radio advertising category of the 29th annual Educational Advertising Awards competition for "Leaders Endorse NJIT." >>
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). >>
NJIT has received a 2014 Readers' Choice Award from SNJ Business People (SNJBP) in the category of technology. >>
Laurent Simon, an associate professor of chemical engineering at NJIT, received a Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. >>
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.  >>
The Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at NJIT will host the 16th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 27, 2014 in the Campus Center Atrium.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the NCE Board of Visitors Endowed Scholarship Fund and the NCE Dean's Fund.  >>
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.  >>
2013
NJIT has received a Silver Award in the 2013 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District II Accolades Awards competition for "The Inauguration of Joel Stuart Bloom, Eighth President of NJIT." >>
The New Jersey Policy Research Organization (NJPRO) recently awarded Bright Idea Awards for 2013 to two teams of NJIT researchers.  The awards, which recognize outstanding research, were presented at a ceremony held in October.  >>
Deliris Diaz, a first-year student, recently received the Jean Gordon Thomas Memorial Award for outstanding promise as a woman physicist from NJIT's Department of Physics. >>
NJIT will hold Celebration, its annual black-tie benefit dinner, on Nov. 8, 2013 at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange.  Event proceeds will provide endowed scholarship support.  >>
Thea Rachel Zunick, assistant director for Fraternity and Sorority Life, was recently awarded the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity Larry D. Philippi Award for the Fraternity & Sorority Advisor of the year at Elevate, a bi-annual national convention.  >>
NJIT will mark the start of the school year on Sept.18, 2013, with University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The event, which recognizes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, will be held at 3 p.m., in the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility on the NJIT campus. A reception will follow. >>
Winners of the 2013 Highlander Student Achievement Awards were recently announced at the annual ceremony which recognizes student leaders and organizations for their talent and work to enhance the NJIT student experience.  >>
The New Jersey chapter of Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO NJ) and The Star-Ledger/NJ.com announced the first annual Garden State Entrepreneur Excellence Award – an award created to honor New Jersey-based companies that exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit of the state.  >>
The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 15th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on April 16, 2013 in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium.  The event will celebrate the 94th anniversary of NCE, NJIT's flagship institution.  Honorees, who hail mostly from New Jersey, will include nine students, seven faculty and staff and two alumni with notable careers in technology and engineering.  >>
The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 15th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on April 16, 2013 in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium.  The event will celebrate the 94th anniversary of NCE, NJIT's flagship institution.  Honorees, who hail mostly from New Jersey, will include nine students, seven faculty and staff and two alumni with notable careers in technology and engineering.  >>
CN Foundry and NJIT's "Master What's Next" campaign running on the PATH system received a gold award in the "Outdoor Transit/Billboard" category at the 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report.  >>
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at NJIT received the Second Place Outstanding Collegiate Section Award during the recent Regional SWE Conference held in Wilmington, DE Mar. 8-10.   >>
NJIT men's basketball coach Jim Engles is one of 20 national finalists for the 2013 Skip Prosser Man of the Year award, which is presented by the website CollegeInsider.com. >>
The NJIT Research Committee will host the NSF CAREER Award Workshop on April 3 from 11:30 – 2:30 p.m. in 112 Eberhart Hall.  The objectives of the workshop are to provide an open forum for the newly hired faculty members to interact with the NSF CAREER awardees on campus and help them jump-start their CAREER proposal preparation and submission.  >>
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Xiaolu Wang, of Newark, a doctoral student at NJIT, was named the 2013 recipient of The Louis Berger International Scholar Award on Feb. 13, 2013.  Wang will receive a stipend of approximately $19,500 to cover tuition and living costs.  In 1997, The Louis Berger Group, Inc. established the Louis Berger International Scholar program at NJIT.  To date, the program has provided scholarships to nine NJIT students.   >>
CN Communications won a Silver Award for the NJIT Presidential Inauguration invitation package from the Collegiate Advertising Awards, an elite program designed to recognize educational marketing professionals for outstanding excellence in all forms of advertising, marketing and promotion. >>
The NJ Alliance for Action honored NJIT with its leading higher education award for spear-heading the construction of the Warren Street Village Project, a new honors residence hall, Greek houses and additional campus dining facilities scheduled to open on the NJIT campus this coming fall.     >>
2012
MengChu Zhou, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, director of the MS program in computer engineering and director of the MS program in power and energy systems, received the Lifetime Contribution and Leadership Award at the 20th Annual Convention of Chinese Association for Science & Technology – USA , which was held at Columbia University on Oct. 6, 2012.  >>
NJIT Research Professor Reginald Farrow and NJIT Professor Gordon Thomas were the recipients last night of an Edison Patent Award from the Research & Development Council of New Jersey. The event kicked off the Council's 50th Anniversary celebration and honored more than 30 inventors and 13 New Jersey companies and universities. >>
NJIT Research Professor Reginald Farrow and NJIT Professor Gordon Thomas will be the recipients Nov. 8, 2012 in the Liberty Science Center of  an Edison Patent Award from the Research & Development Council of New Jersey.  >>
NJIT Research Professor Reginald C. Farrow, PhD, who with his research team have discovered how to make nanoscale arrays of the world's smallest probe for investigating the electrical properties of individual living cells was awarded yesterday, Oct. 4, 2012, the NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal.  This prize is the most prestigious research award at NJIT.  It is the fifth time the award has been made. >>
This Sunday while you're watching this year's Emmy® Awards, here's some news.  “Engineering Ground Zero,” a production of the prominent Boston-based NOVA, was named among six titles for best documentary.  >>
NJIT will mark the start of the new school year Sept. 12, 2012 at University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The event, which recognizes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, will be held at 3 p.m. in the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreation Facility on the NJIT campus.  >>
A better way to improve organizations using overlooked employee talent has taken a top award from a notable management group.  >>
“Holding Pattern” brings Interboro Partners, and NJIT CoAD's Georgeen Theodore as one of the founding partners, another award. >>
The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 14th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 29, 2012, from 6-9 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium.  >>
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the Department of Biomedical Engineering funding for creating an REU site. >>
NJIT undergraduate students interested in a summer research opportunity are encouraged to apply for a limited number of summer research awards. Any current NJIT student who will be an undergraduate in the fall semester 2012 may apply. The program runs from May 21 to July 27, 2012. >>
Software engineer Lawrence "Larry" Bernstein an adjunct professor at NJIT has received the 2011 Industrial Innovation Award from the IEEE Communications Society.  >>
The US Labor Department H1-B Technical Skills Training Program has awarded NJIT a $5 million grant to create a technical skills training program for the City of Newark and Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Morris and Hudson counties.  >>
A treatise from a German foundation advocating the deceleration of the pursuit of science in higher education has been translated into English by NJIT Professor James Geller.   >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss of William S. Guttenberg '44, a loyal and generous alumnus who spent his life, time, and fortune making the world a better place for people with physical limitations and those who are developmentally disabled. >>
Five members of the faculty at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) will share their ideas at "Think Pieces" on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in the COAD Gallery.  >>
Basil C. Baltzis, PhD, professor of chemical, biological and pharmaceutical engineering, has been appointed associate dean of academic affairs at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  >>
Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster has won the 2011-2012 ACSA Faculty Design Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) for his project “Ice Cycle House.” >>
2011
More than a half dozen licensed inventions that will someday enable people to lead healthier and more productive lives has brought a unique honor to NJIT Professor Gordon A. Thomas, of Princeton Township>>
NJIT will hold its annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration 2011, on Nov. 11, 2011 at The Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange.  >>
George Nechwort Sr., of Sangerfield, NY, has helped to maintain the Panama Canal, supervise construction of pipelines, power plants and refinery process units, and direct major bridge and highway projects. >>
“Decide what you're passionate about and pursue that passion to the very best of your ability, always keeping the goal of excellence in mind.” That's the advice Gurinder S. Ahluwalia, of Danville, CA, offers to young people contemplating the path ahead.  >>
Marjorie Perry, president and CEO of MZM Construction and Management, a Newark-based company, recently received one of six annual NJIT Alumni Achievement Awards.  >>
Robert Sommerlad, of Gurnee, IL, has thought a lot about the challenges of power generation since he completed his bachelor's in mechanical engineering at Newark College of Engineering in 1960. >>
When Neil Armstrong took one small step for a man and a giant leap for mankind on the moon in 1969, he did so with the help of many people. They were the thousands of scientists, engineers and technicians who helped to make the Apollo moon-landing program a national triumph. Those individuals included NJIT alumnus Stanley Barauskas, of Diamond Bar, CA, who recently received one of six NJIT Alumni Awards. >>
Jose Alcala, of Montclair, a university lecturer  in the NJIT College of Architecture and Design, has been selected  to receive the “Excellence in Instruction from a University Lecturer Award” at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011.  >>
Cheickna Sylla, of Morris Plains, a professor in the NJIT School of Management (SOM) has been selected to receive the “Excellence in Service Award” at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011. Convocation at NJIT traditionally honors select faculty and staff members who have demonstrated the highest level of excellence over a sustained period.  >>
NJIT will mark the start of the new academic year on Sept. 14, 2011 with the annual celebration and awards ceremony at its University Convocation.  >>
The NJIT women's track and field team has been honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as an All-Academic team for the 2011 season. >>
NJIT announced today the fulfillment of the late Otto H. York's $1M pledge to NJIT.   >>
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Anthony D. Rosato, PhD, a professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, will give a talk entitled "Microstructure Evolution in Tapped Monodisperse Sphere Packings via Discrete Element Simulations" on June 3 at the University of Trento and on June 7 at the Polytecnico di Milano. >>
NJIT Associate Professor Tony Schuman, of Montclair, will receive the notable Charles Cummings Award from the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee (NPLC) for his tireless efforts to help Newark recover its status as a first class city.  >>
Zeyuan Qiu, PhD, associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, gave a keynote speech entitled “Precision Land Use Planning and Management for Managing Land Uses” at the 24th Annual New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Mapping Contest on April 21. >>
NJIT is the recipient of an $80,000 grant from the ExxonMobil Foundation and Bernard A. Harris, Jr., MD, to provide funding for the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp. >>
In many ways, Daisy Gallegos, of Jersey City, represents the quintessential NJIT student.  Although born in this country, she is the daughter of immigrant parents who barely spoke a word of English when they arrived on these shores. >>
NJIT men's basketball coach Jim Engles is one of 16 national finalists for the 2011 Skip Prosser Man of the Year award, which is presented by the website CollegeInsider.com. >>
Susan Pikaart Bristol, of Rocky Hill, an adjunct professor in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, was one of 10 honorees at the 28th Annual Tribute to Women 2011 Awards dinner on March 3 at the Hyatt Regency Princeton.  >>
Priscilla P. Nelson, PhD, professor in the NJIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will receive a notable civil engineering award next month as a leader of the design and construction industry who has improved peoples' lives around the world. >>
The quality of life will rise one notch higher next summer for Long Island City residents, business owners and anyone else lucky enough to live near  the Museum of Modern Art's PS1.  >>
The NJIT "Edge in Knowledge" radio campaign developed by NJIT and CN Communications has been awarded a silver medal from the 26th Annual Educational Advertising Awards sponsored by the Higher Ed Marketing Report. >>
Michael Gonzalez, a senior majoring in information technology who has held a number of leadership positions in NJIT's Residence Life since his freshman year, has won the Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (CAACURH) Distinguished Service Award.  >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch received the Martin Luther King Award this morning at “MLK Day: Fulfilling the Dream Through S.T.E.M.,” a breakfast to acknowledge those individuals who have been an advocate for Dr. Martin Luther King's dream.   >>
Priscilla P. Nelson, PhD, a professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, has been selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers to receive the 2011 Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research.  >>
2010
NJIT Assistant Professor Brooks Atwood, a principal in POD Design + Media, will have his work featured later this month in The Showtime House airing Dec. 26, 2010-Jan. 1, 2011.  >>
Architect Richard Garber has been named one of 32 new faces of design in the December issue of Dwell magazine http://www.dwell.com/articles/garden-statement.html. Garber, assistant professor in the College of Architecture and Design at NJIT, shares the honor with Nicole Robertson, his partner in GRO Architects, New York City.  >>
Shilan Motamedvaziri, a teaching assistant in NJIT's Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, received the Excellence in Instruction by a Teaching Assistant Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
Piero Armenante, PhD, distinguished professor in NJIT's Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, received the Master Teacher Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
Glenn Goldman, professor in NJIT's School of Art and Design, received the Excellence in Lower Division Undergraduate Instruction on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
Katia Passerini, professor in NJIT's School of Management, received the Excellence in Innovative Teaching Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
James Geller, PhD, professor in the NJIT's Department of Computer Science, received the Excellence in Research Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
Marino Xanthos, PhD, a professor in NJIT's Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering was awarded the 2010 Heinz List Award at the annual meeting of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in Orlando.  >>
Shanthi Gopalakrishnan, PhD, NJIT's Associate Dean in the School of Management, received the Excellence in Research Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
Drew Terpenning and Shengyan Gao, graduate students in NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the 2010 New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Outstanding Student in Transportation Award last week at the 12th Annual NJDOT Research Showcase at Rutgers University. >>
An expert in digital data forensics and information assurance, Yun-Qing Shi, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, will number among 30 New Jersey inventors from eight companies and universities to be honored at the upcoming 2010 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Awards on Nov. 4. Hosted by the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, the ceremony and reception will take place at the Liberty Science Center.    >>
NJIT professors and alumni will be among the innovators honored this evening at the 22nd Annual New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Awards ceremony in Hoboken. Timothy Chang, PhD, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering, will receive a Special Award for his achievements in the areas of ultra-high precision systems, genetic systems, robotics and motion control; and Yun-Qing Shi, PhD, professor of electrical and computer engineering, will be recognized for his work in digital forensics and security. Jingjing Zhang, a PhD candidate in NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will receive the Graduate Student Award. Vikki Hazelwood, PhD, who received her MS from NJIT in 1998, will receive the Advancement of Invention Award for a pioneering process for translational research in medicine and Richard Caizza, who received a certificate in plastics technology from NJIT in 1992, will receive the Inventor of the Year award for his "Single-Handedly Actuatable Safety Shield for Needles" patent. >>
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Historians usually depict the space race of the 1960s and 1970s as a pitched technological battle between Cold War political rivals. Yet while U.S. and Soviet spacecraft forced the world to look upward towards the Moon, they also, quite ironically, encouraged citizens across the globe to gaze back down at “spaceship Earth” with a newfound environmental awareness.  >>
Ian Lafond, a second-year PhD student in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. This $142,000 award will support Ian's dissertation research in the lab of Associate Professor Sergei Adamovich over the next four years. >>
Carol S. Johnson, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Humanities, has won the 2010 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Award in Technical and Scientific Communication in the category of Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication for The Language of Work: Technical Communication at Lukens Steel, 1810-1925 (Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., 2009). The award will be announced at the 2011 Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) meeting in Atlanta in March.  She is a resident of Oak Ridge. >>
A customer at an Apple store asks for the latest iPhone in black, but then suddenly changes his preference to white when he sees everyone else buying black . . .  Although the child knows she shouldn't press the big red button, she finds her hand inching toward it. . . . In some cultures, young men and women who decide to marry know that they will see each other in person for the first time on their wedding day.  How did these people make their choices? How do any of us make vital and mundane choices? >>
Walter H. Kraft, DEng, PE, '62,'65,'75, of Summit, executive technical director at Eng-Wong, Taub and Associates in Newark, received the Coordinating Council Best Project Award last month from the Institute of Transportation Engineers at its 2010 Annual Meeting and Exhibit held in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Kraft, who is also a member of the Albert Dorman Honors College Board of Visitors, received NJIT's Alumni Achievement Award on May 22, 2010.  >>
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NJIT will mark the new academic year on Sept. 15, 2010 with its annual University Convocation, an awards ceremony coupled with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. The event will be held at 3 p.m. on Lubetkin Field at J. Malcolm Simon Stadium, on the NJIT campus. A reception for the award winners will follow.   >>
Two NJIT biomedical researchers have received the prestigious Coulter Foundation Translational Awards for promising patent applications that may some day extend peoples' lives.  >>
Anthony D. Rosato, PhD, a professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at NJIT  has received a Fulbright Senior Research Award to study the dynamic behavior of systems composed of particles at the University of Salerno, in Fisciano, Italy.  He'll start the four-month program next May. >>
Jay N. Meegoda, an expert in geo-environmental engineering and a professor in the NJIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  Geo-environmental engineers apply basic geological and hydrological science, including soil and rock mechanics and groundwater hydrology, to any number of different environmental problems. >>
Netflix Prize winners Bob Bell and Chris Volinsky, statisticians at AT&T Labs Research, told 22 science and technology teachers last week that collaboration was key to winning the prize money. The occasion was a teacher luncheon, wrapping up a three-day conference at NJIT highlighting the use of robots in science, math and technology classes. The NJIT Center for Pre-College Programs hosted the event, thanks to Netflix prize money won by an AT&T research team and donated last year to NJIT by the corporation. Teachers walked away with teaching ideas, plus Lego Mind Storm sets to continue building robots back in their classrooms.  >>
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded NJIT $468,495 to create a comprehensive series of four courses to train and teach mechanical engineers in the New York Metropolitan Region how to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings.  The NJIT Center for Building Knowledge, which thanks to its involvement with regional utilities and other state agencies has had much experience doing this kind of work, will organize and run the training sessions. Center Executive Director Deane M. Evans will be the project director.     >>
Cheul H. Cho, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at NJIT, will receive the 2010 Phase I Coulter Foundation Translational Research Award for his work on stem cell technology for the treatment of liver failure. Dr. Cho will present his project at the Foundation Annual Meeting on August 9 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. >>
Treena Arinzeh, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named a Career Awardee of the 2010 Coulter Foundation Translational Award for Biomedical Engineering. The award seeks to support biomedical research that is translational in nature, and to encourage and assist eligible biomedical engineering investigators to establish themselves in academic careers involving translational research.   >>
Norma J. Clayton '81, vice president of learning, training and development at The Boeing Company and a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers, will be a guest speaker at the Career Communication Group Alumni Reunion on June 30 in Baltimore. Clayton, who graduated from NJIT with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, received the university's Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2006. >>
Nancy Coppola, of Mountain Lakes, a professor in the department of humanities at NJIT and the director of the Master of Science program in Professional and Technical Communication, received the Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication from the Society for Technical Communication. >>
Walter Kraft, of Summit, has had a long and rewarding career keeping people on the move. He's an internationally-known expert in traffic engineering and intelligent transportation systems, which explains why NJIT awarded this 1962 alum its Alumni Achievement Award On May 22, 2010. >>
Advanced radar, laser, electro-optic, infrared warning and countermeasure systems number among the technical innovations that Robert Zanzalari, of  Barnegat, has developed and deployed during his civilian service with the U.S. Army's Communications Electronics, Research Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC). Such achievements illustrate why Zanzalari received on May 22, 2010 the NJIT Alumni Achievement Award.  Such advances have increased the survivability of ground vehicles and aircraft, including the Army's large helicopter fleet. >>
“Don't even mention seafoam green to me today,” Edmund Hecht says with a laugh, recalling the institutional color he applied in copious amounts with a Newark College of Engineering (NCE) painting crew in the mid-1950s. It was one of the part-time jobs he had while studying mechanical engineering. Hecht also worked in the college bookstore and on the switchboard. In more recent years, he's returned to the classroom as a teacher ― sharing a wide range of knowledge at colleges in Texas and as a Fulbright Scholar in Ukraine. >>
It happens many millions of times each day around the world ― the coded magnetic strip on a plastic credit card is automatically read to complete a purchase. The same technology makes it possible to use an ATM and to pay for riding on a subway or bus with a paper fare card. And it's all thanks to the role played by NJIT alum Arthur Hahn, formerly of Matawan and Edison, in the introduction of this indispensable innovation.  For this body of work, Hahn received on May 22, 2010, the NJIT Alumni Achievement Award.   Hahn now lives in San Diego. >>
A 1948 grad in chemical engineering, Benjamin D'Armiento, of Toms River, formerly of Clifton, has worked in a field literally full of color. For more than three decades, D'Armiento, who received the NJIT Alumni Achievement Award on May 22, 2010, earned professional prominence with dyes and colorants essential for applications such as printing and automotive finishing. His life has had figurative touches of color too ― as a fencing champion, community activist and enthusiastic tour guide for foreign visitors to the U.S. >>
Austin Alvarez has seen a lot of shocking situations over more than 40 years at Electric Boat Corporation in Connecticut. A division of General Dynamics, Electric Boat designs, builds and maintains nuclear submarines for the U.S. Navy. Alvarez, of Gales Ferry, CT, a staff engineer and technical leader for shock and structures development, received on May 22, 2010, an Alumni Achievement award from NJIT. The award highlighted his vital work affecting the safety and survivability of the Navy's undersea fleet. >>
From reviving student communities to co-inventing solar water systems, NJIT students aim to get out into the world and make life better for people. Some 11 students who shined the most when it comes to helping others recently were feted at the annual Highlander Student Achievement Awards.   >>
If you want to know more about underwater acoustic communication, ask NJIT Associate Professor Ali Abdi, PhD. A senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Abdi received, on May 10, 2010, the IEEE Region 1 Award for leadership and contributions in this area. >>
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has, once again, approved the outstanding teaching of the department of mechanical engineering at NJIT. For the seventh consecutive year, the department received the ASME Student Sections Award--formerly the Ingersoll-Rand Award.  The award typically goes to a college or university in the Northeast. >>
The NJIT Board of Overseers will present the third New Jersey Institute of Technology Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on October 6, 2010, to best-selling author and acclaimed clarinetist David B. Rothenberg, PhD. Through music and writing, Rothenberg, a professor of humanities at NJIT, explores the world of interspecies music. >>
Taha F. Marhaba, PhD, of Bridgewater, professor and chair of the department of civil and environmental engineering and director of the New Jersey Applied Water Research Center at NJIT, received the 2010 Distinguished Engineer Award from the Rutgers Engineering Society on May 17.  >>
Yeheskel Bar-Ness, PhD, of Marlboro, Newark College of Engineering Distinguished Professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at NJIT was selected as one of two recipients of the Communication Theory Technical Committee Service Award for 2009. >>
NJIT Assistant Professor Richard Garber will receive next week a Project of the Year Award from Jersey City for the PREtty Fab House, a one-family sustainable home in the Greenville section of Jersey City. >>
Ali Abdi, PhD, associate professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, received the IEEE Region 1 Award for his outstanding leadership and contributions in underwater acoustic communications. >>
Michael Thompson, CMS, plant engineer in NJIT's Technical Services/Physical Plant Department, has received the Man of the Year Award from the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) Middle Atlantic Regional Association (MARA). RSES Past International President Jim Casey, CMS, PE, cited Thompson for his efforts to develop educational programs for MARA and the RSES Garden State Chapter, as well as his dedicated involvement to bring seminars and other events to HVACR professionals in the Mid-Atlantic area. “This is a long-overdue award,” said Casey.    >>
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Katrina Hornstein, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, received the Presidential Leadership Award for undergraduate students today from NJIT Dean of Students Jack Gentul at the annual Highlander Student Achievement Awards ceremony. Jaskirat Sodhi, a PhD student in mechanical engineering, received the award in the graduate student category. The awards recognize outstanding student leaders, student staff, campus organizations and programs as well as department and college award recipients. >>
Paul Rodriguez, of Harrison, a graduating senior at NJIT, received honorable mention at the NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase on April 14, 2010, for his research project to develop a composite material made entirely from recycled glass and plastics as a replacement for concrete masonry blocks. >>
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Brian Novello, of Rockaway Township,  a graduating fifth year student in the NJIT Bachelor of Architecture Degree Program, has received the third place bronze medal from NJIT for his inventive design to create docking stations in rivers to harness clean energy.  The honor was awarded at the NJIT Dana Knox Provost Research Day competition on April 14, 2010.  >>
Xiangxin Meng, of Edison, a doctoral student studying chemistry with chemistry professor Somenath Mitra at NJIT, received on April 14, 2010, the second-place bronze medal for her graduate entry “Polymer Films Containing Microparticles of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients for Oral Drug Delivery” at the NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Day Showcase.  >>
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Jefferson A. Cuadra, of West New York, an undergraduate student at NJIT, received the first prize gold medal for his undergraduate project, “Destabilization of Pickering Emulsions Using Vibrations.”  The award was presented at the annual NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase at NJIT on April 14, 2010.  >>
Graduating senior Tin Vo, of Jersey City, received the second-place silver undergraduate medal for his project, “Altering Substrate Specificity of a-Ketoglutarate Dehydrogenase for Chemical Synthesis,” from the NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase competition on April 14, 2010. Professor Edgardo Farinas, PhD, was his advisor. >>
Yasmine Aly, of Bloomfield,  a doctoral candidate studying chemical engineering at NJIT received on April 14, 2010, the first-place gold medal for her graduate research project, “Aluminum-based Reactive Composite Powders” at the NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase on April 14, 2010.  >>
Kenneth Gethard, of Fairfield, a doctoral student in environmental science at NJIT, received the second-prize silver medal for his graduate project “Desalinations Using Carbon Nanotube Enhanced Membrane Distillation.” His advisor was Somenath Mitra. The award was presented at the annual NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase held April 14, 2010.  >>
Lekshmi Pillai, of West Orange, received the Madame Mau Outstanding Female Engineer Award at the 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence sponsored by NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  The event was held March 25, 2010 at NJIT,  >>
Razmenka Lazoroska, of Garfield, received the Outstanding Senior Award from the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering at the 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence sponsored by NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  The event was held March 25, 2010 at NJIT. >>
Matthew Young, of Collingswood, received the Outstanding Senior Award in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence sponsored by NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  The event was held March 25, 2010 at NJIT.  >>
Giancarlo Fricano, of Bridgewater, received the Saul K. Fenster Innovation in Design Award at the 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence sponsored by NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  The event was held March 25, 2010 at NJIT.  >>
Kate Boardman, of New Providence, received the Madame Mau Outstanding Female Engineer Award in electrical engineering at the 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence sponsored by NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  The dinner was held March 25, 2010 at NJIT.  >>
Basil Baltzis, of Wayne, has taught at NJIT for more than 25 years. During that time, he has distinguished himself as a scholar, a teacher and a researcher.   For his effective teaching, he received on March 25, 2010 the Excellence in Teaching Award from the NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  >>
Mariya Tohfafarosh, of Hackensack, received the Outstanding Senior Award in Biomedical Engineering at the 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  The event was held March 25, 2010 at NJIT. >>
Kevin McDermott, of Demarest, received at the NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 25, 2010 at NJIT, the Saul K. Fenster Innovation in Engineering Education Award. >>
Salman Naqvi, of Kearny, received the Outstanding Senior Award in addition to the Outstanding Senior Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence sponsored by NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  The dinner was held March 25, 2010 at NJIT.  >>
Rui Zhang, of Kearny, received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence sponsored by NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE). The event was held March 25, 2010 at NJIT.    >>
At NJIT, Shivon Boodhoo of Maplewood, is well-known, well-liked and well-respected. She works in the electrical and computer engineering department as an undergraduate advisor and curriculum coordinator. Boodhoo, say colleagues, selflessly and effectively advises more than 250 freshmen and sophomores. She helps with schedules and academic progress – noting students' strengths and helping them overcome their shortcomings. >>
Maureen Fagan received the Dean's Service Award from  NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NCE's 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 25, 2010. >>
Lynnette Randall, of West Orange, received the Dean's Service Award from the NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at the 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 25, 2010 at NJIT. >>
Phong Pham, of Newark, received the Outstanding Senior Award in Mechanical Engineering at the 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence sponsored by NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  The dinner was held March 25, 2010 at NJIT.  >>
Edna Shepherd Randolph, of Monroe Township, received the Outstanding Staff Award at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE) 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 26, 2010 at NJIT.  >>
The 35-member student chapter of Engineers Without Borders at NJIT received the Outstanding Student Chapter Award at the 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence sponsored by NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  The event was held March 25, 2010 at NJIT.    >>
Civil engineering junior Keith Corkery, of Fair Lawn, will receive the 2010 Sol Seid Award for Excellence from the New Jersey Professional Engineers in Construction on April 9 at a dinner dance in Belleville. Nominated by Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Taha Marhaba, Corkery was chosen to receive the $10,000 award based upon his outstanding academic achievements and community involvement.  >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Nancy W. Coppola has been named the 2010 recipient of the Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching presented by the Society for Technical Communication (STC). Coppola will receive the award at the STC Conference in May. >>
With pitchers and catchers having recently reported to spring training, once again Bruce Bukiet, an associate professor at NJIT, has applied mathematical analysis to compute the number of games that Major League Baseball teams should win in 2010. >>
Yanchao Zhang, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his research project entitled “Dependable Data Management in Heterogeneous Sensor Networks.” >>
Anthony (Tony) Schuman, a professor at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, has been named a distinguished professor by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).  >>
2009
Rashi Jain, a doctoral candidate in applied mathematics at NJIT, is looking forward to a good new year, particularly when it comes to getting a job following graduation next May.  Jain, who is specializing in underwater acoustics, has high hopes for a good position, thanks to a new addition to her resume. >>
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Paterson native and NJIT alumnus, Vincent J. Naimoli, a successful businessman who went on to found the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team, has now written his life story, Business, Baseball & Beyond. Naimoli will be at NJIT on Dec. 3, 2009, from 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., in the Campus Center for an exclusive book signing. The public is invited to this special event for which the book's purchase price has been discounted to $20 one book; $35 for two. >>
Tony Award-winning choreographer Savion Glover thrilled friends of NJIT at the university's recent annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration.  >>
Jason Peist '08, a member of the design team at TMR and Associates, P.C. in Rutherford, was named the AIA NJ Intern Architect of the Year for 2009. An early graduate of the 5-year bachelor of architecture program and the Albert Dorman Honors College in December 2008, Jason is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Professional and Technical Communication program at NJIT.  >>
Norma J. Clayton '81, vice president of learning, training and development at The Boeing Company and a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers, was named 2009 Technologist of the Year by Black Engineer.com. Clayton, who graduated from NJIT with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, received the university's Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2006. >>
Martin Katzen, PhD, professor in the department of mathematical sciences (shown here with NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch), Deran Hanesian, PhD, professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, and Onofrio Russo, PhD, professor in the department of physics, received awards for 45 years of service on Oct. 28 at the 2009 Service Award ceremony and reception. A total of 134 employees and retirees were recognized for their years of service to the university.  >>
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NJIT will hold its annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration, on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Tony Award-winning dancer, choreographer and producer Savion Glover, who was born and raised in Newark, will provide the entertainment. >>
Two NJIT faculty members will receive Innovators' Awards and two recent alumni will be honored at the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame dinner on Oct. 22, 2009 at Stevens Institute of Technology.  >>
Corina Bot, a PhD student in the department of physics, received first prize for the most outstanding graduate student talk at the Rutgers-UMDNJ-NJIT Integrative Neuroscience Minisymposium on Oct. 12. The minisymposium offers a formal setting for graduate students and post-doctorate fellows to present their research prior to the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. >>
Using a colander to separate pasta from the water in which it was cooked is a commonplace kitchen experience. But what about the cooking water that usually disappears down the drain? Suppose you had a colander with holes that could not only separate pasta and water, but just as easily remove the salt and starch added to the water in the cooking process — making the water so pure that it would taste great. >>
Want to know more about getting productivity from your management team?  Then ask Jerry Fjermestad, an associate professor in NJIT's School of Management. Fjermestad has learned, based on earlier research that high-performing virtual management teams act differently than low-performing ones. >>
The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) presented NJIT with its Rising University Star Award at its 35th anniversary awards dinner and celebration Sept. 29, 2009 at the Waldorf Astoria. Accepting for NJIT were Robert A. Altenkirch, president; Joel Bloom, vice president for academic and student services and dean, Albert Dorman Honors College; and Tony Howell, executive director of NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering Kamalesh K. Sirkar will be honored Oct. 7, 2009 for his pioneering research in membrane separation processes. These processes play a critical and greater role today in several areas of national interest including health care and the production of drinking water. >>
Haim Grebel, of Livingston, an NJIT electrical engineering professor, whose work focuses on understanding the properties of structures at the nanoscale, especially singled-walled carbon nanotubes and graphene, has received the NJIT Excellence in Research Award. >>
Jerry Fjermestad, of Orangeburg, NY, an NJIT professor who has focused his research on understanding how corporate leaders communicate better using computers, has received the NJIT Excellence in Research Award. The honor was awarded Sept. 2, 2009 at the University Convocation, an annual celebration.  Fjermestad is an associate professor in NJIT's School of Management. >>
Cristian Borcea, PhD, of New Providence, assistant professor in the department of computer science, was promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  Borcea also received at the ceremony, the NJIT Award for Graduate Instruction.  He teaches in NJIT's Department of Computer Science in the College of Computing Sciences. >>
NJIT Professor Dale Gary, PhD, of Berkeley Heights, an expert in solar radio data, was promoted to distinguished professor.   Gary examines the conditions under which solar radio bursts from distinct solar events can disrupt cellular telephone signals. >>
Frank Y. Shih, a professor of computer science at NJIT, who is a steganography expert and author of a reference book about image processing and mathematical morphology, has received the NJIT Excellence in Research Award. The honor was awarded Sept. 2, 2009 at the University Convocation, an annual celebration.  >>
Haimin Wang, of Livingston, an NJIT professor, whose work focuses on the physics behind space weather in order to predict unexpected and unwanted solar activities and their effect on Earth, has received the NJIT Excellence in Research Award. >>
Baker Assaf, of Paterson, a recent graduate and former president of the NJIT Student Senate, received the Presidential Leadership Award, at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Carol Johnson, PhD, of Oak Ridge, associate professor in the department of humanities, was promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Eric Katz, PhD, of Bay Shore, NY, a professor in the humanities department, received the Award for Undergraduate Instruction, Upper Division at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
James McHugh, PhD, of Bloomfield, professor in the department of computer science, received Master Teacher Designation, at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
Jimmy Hayes, PhD, of Bloomfield, adjunct professor in the department of mathematical sciences, received the Award for Instruction by an Adjunct Professor at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
John Bechtold, PhD, of Ridgewood, associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences, was promoted to professor at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Judith Sheft, of Westfield, associate vice president, technology development, in the office of research and development, received the Excellence in Service Award at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
Laurence Howell, PhD, of Wayne, executive director of NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program, received the Excellence in Service Award at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Laurent Simon, PhD, of Somerset, associate professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, received the Master Teacher Designation at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Lou Kondic, PhD, of West Orange, associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences, was promoted to professor at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Mesut Sahin, PhD, of Clifton, assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering, was promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
Morty Kwestel, PhD, of Rockaway, special lecturer in the department of computer science, received the Special Commendation for Excellence in Teaching and/or Teaching-Related Activities at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
Quaison Carter, of Teaneck, a student in the School of Management received the Peter Small Memorial Scholarship at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
Richard Moore, of Philadelphia, PA, assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences, was promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Sergei Adamovich, PhD, of Garwood, associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering, was promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
Thomas Ogorzalek, PhD, of Jersey City, university lecturer in the College of Architecture and Design, received the NJIT Award for Instruction by a University Lecturer at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
Essex County College President A. Zachary Yamba, EdD delivered the keynote address yesterday at the annual University Convocation, which recognized faculty, staff and student accomplishments. Yamba, who was one of the early founders of a partnership that has enabled ECC and NJIT, Rutgers-Newark and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey to collaborate on numerous collegiate and community initiatives in the city's University Heights district, discussed the role of education in the revitalization of Newark. "Newark is our home–and home to many of our students," said Yamba. "We must be active participants in the unfolding of its future." >>
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KUDOS-August 2009

August 24, 2009
An article by NJIT Professor Hans Chaudhry (lead author), and Associate Professors Bruce Bukiet and Zhiming Ji has received the 2009 George W. Northup, DO, Medical Writing Award.  >>
NJIT marks the start of the new school year on September 2, 2009 with University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The event, which recognizes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, will be held at 3 p.m., in the Jim Wise Theatre in Kupfrian Hall on the NJIT campus. A reception follows. >>
The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) will present NJIT with its Rising University Star Award at its 35th anniversary awards dinner and celebration dinner set for Sept. 29, 2009 at the Waldorf Astoria.  >>
Peter Fischbach, of Toms River, executive chef and director of food service for Gourmet Dining Services at NJIT, captured second prize at the 2009 Great American Seafood Cook-Off, held last Saturday in New Orleans. This is the second year in a row in which Fischbach took the top prize. Working with him both years was chef, Erik Weatherspool, also of Toms River.  >>
Kamalesh Sirkar, PhD, distinguished professor of chemical engineering at NJIT, and internationally-renowned expert in membrane separation technologies will be the recipient of the NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal.  The award presentation and lecture will take place Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, in Kupfrian Hall on the NJIT campus.  A reception will immediately follow. For more information, please click here. >>
Neil M. Maher, PhD, associate professor, chair and graduate coordinator of the department of history, received the 2009 Robert Van Houten Award for Teaching Excellence from the NJIT Alumni Association on June 13. Maher recently published Nature's New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement (Oxford University Press, 2008) and is currently researching and writing an environmental history of the space race during the 1960s and 1970s. >>
The Society for Technical Communication has named NJIT Professor Nancy W. Coppola, of Mountain Lakes, an associate fellow. This is one of the highest ranks that the society confers upon a member. Candidates for this honor are nominated by members and must have at least 15 years of experience in technical communication and have been a member for at least 10 years. Recipients have attained eminence in the field of technical communication through achievements and contributions to the profession and society. >>
NJIT Magazine, published by NJIT's Office of University Communications, has received the 2009 Award of Excellence sponsored by the International Academy of the Visual Arts and the Communicator Awards. >>
The New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has presented the Educator of the Year Award to John Schuring, Stabile Professor for Innovation and Technology at NJIT. (ATTENTION MEDIA: To interview Schuring as an expert, contact Sheryl Weinstein at 973-596-3436.) >>
NJIT senior Felicia Amaechi, president of the NJIT section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), accepted the award for Outstanding Student Group yesterday from Dean of Students Jack Gentul at the Highlander Student Achievement Awards ceremony. The awards recognize outstanding student leaders, student staff, campus organizations and programs as well as NJIT department and college award recipients. >>
Tim Camp, assistant athletic director for sports information at NJIT, received the Mike Cohen “Good Guy” Award at the 76th Annual Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association Awards Dinner at Giants Stadium Wednesday night. This award is given annually to individuals who have been especially friendly and helpful to the media, often going above and beyond to make their jobs easier and more pleasant.   >>
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The NJIT community mourns the passing this morning of Bernard Coopersmith, a 1944 graduate of Newark College of Engineering and friend of the university. Coopersmith received the NCE Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 2000 and served as the president of the NJIT Alumni Association in 1969. Last year, Coopersmith joined those about to become alumni at Commencement 2008, receiving special recognition from NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch as the “most mature” alumnus to participate in the ceremony. >>
The New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels should make the playoffs in the American League (AL) in 2009 with most other teams lagging well behind. >>
Richard B. Sher, PhD, a distinguished professor of history at NJIT, has been elected a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). Sher, of Maplewood, is one of only 44 new Fellows and one of five new Corresponding Fellows. >>
Chuck Daniels of ACBB-BITS, Inc., a highly successful entrepreneur and NJIT alumnus (BS '80) who received NJIT's Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award in 2000, will be the guest speaker at a Monthly Entrepreneurs' Gathering on April 2, 10 a.m.-12:30 pm at the Enterprise Development Center, 211 Warren St., Room 407. RSVP to Kelly Carthens or 973-643-4063 would be appreciated. >>
Kamalesh Sirkar, PhD, distinguished professor of chemical engineering at NJIT, and internationally-renowned expert in membrane separation technologies, has been named a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  >>
Richard B. Sher, PhD, a professor of history at NJIT and a former Guggenheim Fellow, has received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship to edit a volume of the correspondence of James Boswell, the eighteenth-century Scottish writer. Boswell was best known for his biography of Samuel Johnson. Sher's research focuses on the thought and culture of 18th century Scotland. >>
New Jersey Monthly magazine this month named NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch one of New Jersey's most important people to watch in 2009.  >>
Nirwan Ansari, of Montville, a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, has received two notable honors. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has named him a Fellow for his contributions to broadband networks and communications. Ansari also received an award from the IEEE member and geographic activities board. >>
2008
NJIT held its annual black-tie benefit dinner Celebration on Nov. 14, 2008 at Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Former New Jersey Governor and President of the New Jersey State Senate, the Hon. Richard J. Codey served as the special guest master of ceremonies. The world-renowned Duprees, who started their 1960s musical careers in Jersey City provided entertainment. >>
Edward Cruz, CEO of E.E. Cruz & Company, Inc, Holmdel, received NJIT's Outstanding Alumnus Award at NJIT's annual black-tie benefit dinner Celebration on Nov. 14, 2008 at Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. >>
Judith Sheft, associate vice president for technology development at NJIT, has been awarded funds from the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology to assist faculty researchers with the most promising patentable inventions with funding grants of up to $50,000.  >>
Priscilla P. Nelson, PhD, has announced that she will resign her position as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at New Jersey Institute of Technology, effective November 28, 2008, to pursue the university's special projects related to international program development. >>
A structural engineer and world-renowned expert on how structures respond to natural disasters, M. Ala Saadeghvaziri, PhD, a professor at NJIT, has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Saadeghvaziri, of Basking Ridge, researches the effect upon buildings and other structures due to time, usage and loadings or the outcome of disasters such as earthquakes or explosions. >>

KUDOS-November 2008

November 17, 2008
Congratulations to Theologos Homer Bonitsis, Christopher Funkhouser, and Elizabeth Avery-Gomez '07 and students Nilufa Rahim and Brian Novello on their recent accomplishments. >>
The Research & Development Council of New Jersey will present on Nov. 6, 2008, a coveted Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award to NJIT Distinguished Professor Yeheskel Bar-Ness, a prominent expert in the field of wireless communications and signal processing. >>
NJIT's Eddie Romero, Ryan Sutherland, and Luis Granizo have swept the Atlantic Soccer Conference weekly awards. This is the first honor for each of the Highlanders.  >>
The 2006-2007 President's Annual Report, published by NJIT's Office of University Communications, has won platinum awards in the categories of overall annual report and front cover design from the MarCom Creative Awards international competition. Administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, the MarCom awards are the latest for the report, which has also received the Grand Award in the 20th Annual Apex Awards for Publication Excellence Competition, the Gold Award from the Art Director's Club of New Jersey and the 2007 New Jersey (IABC) IRIS Award in the Publications category. >>
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NJIT will hold its annual black-tie benefit dinner Celebration, on Nov. 14, 2008, at Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Former New Jersey Governor and President of the New Jersey State Senate, the Hon. Richard J. Codey, will serve as the special guest master of ceremonies. The world-renowned Duprees, who started their 1960s musical careers in Jersey City with hits like “You Belong to Me,” will provide entertainment. >>
NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, a mathematician who has applied mathematical modeling techniques to elucidate the dynamics of scoring in baseball, has computed the probability of the Rays and Phillies winning the World Series now that the Rays have defeated the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series. >>
An NJIT professor who has discovered new communication channels in underwater environments and invented a technique to communicate data through these channels will be honored later this month by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame. >>
Ali Abdi, PhD, an associate professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, will receive the 2008 New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Innovators Award for his work on underwater acoustic communication. Dr. Abdi will be presented with the award in a ceremony on October 23 at Stevens Institute of Technology. >>
Nicholas P. Tworischuk, associate treasurer at NJIT, has received the Risk Innovator Award in the Higher Education category from Risk & Insurance magazine. The Risk Innovator Award recognizes winners in 13 different industries who have, in the past year, demonstrated innovation and excellence in risk management.  >>
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Yehoshua Perl, PhD, of New York City, a professor in the department of computer science, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation, the NJIT Excellence in Research Award. >>
Bruce Kirchhoff, PhD, of Maplewood, a distinguished professor in NJIT's School of Management and a renowned expert in small business administration, received at NJIT's recent annual awards convocation, the Excellence in Research Award. >>
Rajesh N. Davé, PhD, a distinguished professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological & Pharmaceutical Engineering, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation, the NJIT Excellence in Research Award. >>
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Sui-hoi Edwin Hou, PhD, of Greenbrook, an associate professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT received an excellent service designation at NJIT's recent annual convocation.   >>
Zoi-Heleni Michalopoulou, PhD, of Montclair, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT received a master teacher designation at NJIT's annual convocation Sept. 3, 2008.  >>
Robert A. Herrera, a recent NJIT graduate, received a Presidential Leadership Award during NJIT's recent convocation ceremony. The award recognizes students who have shown a deep commitment to NJIT. >>
David Rothenberg, PhD, a professor in the NJIT Humanities Department, received at NJIT's recent annual awards convocation, NJIT's Excellence in Research Award. >>
Methi Wecharatana, PhD, of Parsippany, a professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, received a master teacher designation at NJIT's recent annual convocation. >>
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I. Joga Rao, PhD, of Clifton, professor in the mechanical engineering department at NJIT, received an excellent teacher designation at NJIT's recent convocation.  >>
Nirwan Ansari, PhD, of Montville, a professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at NJIT, received an excellent teacher designation at NJIT's recent annual convocation ceremony.  >>
Taha F. Marhaba, PhD, of Bridgewater, a professor in the civil and environmental engineering department at NJIT, received an excellent teacher designation at NJIT's recent convocation ceremony.  >>
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Mark J. Somers, PhD, of New York City, a professor in the School of Management at NJIT and the former dean of that school, received an excellent teacher designation at NJIT's recent annual convocation.  >>
Piero M. Armenante, PhD, of Millington, a professor of chemical, biological and pharmaceutical engineering in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, received an excellent teacher designation at NJIT's recent convocation.  >>
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Bruce Kirchhoff, PhD, of Maplewood, a distinguished professor in NJIT's School of Management, and a renowned expert in small business administration, received at NJIT's recent annual awards convocation, the Excellence in Research Award. >>
Zeynep Celik, PhD, a distinguished professor in the New Jersey School of Architecture, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation, NJIT's Excellence in Research Award. Celik teaches about the history of architecture and architectural criticism. >>
Alice E. White, vice president, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs North America, will be the keynote speaker at NJIT's annual University Convocation on Sept. 3, 2008, 3 p.m. at NJIT. A reception follows. >>
The Summer Internship Program Award Ceremony will close a free NJIT summer program for 17 middle and high school students.  The program offered a real-world education using parents, industry partners, college students, alumni and community leaders as mentors, advisors, staff and sponsors. Classes this summer included   >>
The 2006-2007 President's Annual Report, published by the Office of University Communications, won a Grand Award in the 20th Annual Apex Awards for Publication Excellence Competition. The judges commented, "A striking design...with appealing, first-rate illustrations and an attractive matte paper selection...provides the background for well-written features....".  >>
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Annaleena Parhankangas, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's School of Management and the holder of the Henry J. Leir Chair of Bio-Business, has received an Outstanding Reviewer Award for 2008 from the Journal of Business Venturing. >>
Bryan J. Pfister, PhD, a specialist in neural tissue engineering, has been awarded a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award by the National Science Foundation (NSF).   Pfister, who is an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering, received the award to support and expand his research into rapid axon stretch growth, a technique for regenerating damaged or diseased nerve cells. >>
Richard Garber AIA, an assistant professor in the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT, received two additional awards for his firm's design of a state-of-the-art pedestrian walkway in lower Manhattan: the AIANY 2008 Merit Award and a 2008 NY Designs Award from the Architectural League of New York. >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch, PhD received the 2008 Ellis Island Medal of Honor in a ceremony held May 10, 2008 on Ellis Island. The medals are awarded annually to a group of distinguished American citizens who exemplify a life dedicated to community service.  >>
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Architect Gregory Minott, a graduate of the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT, will share with two other architects a $10,000 prize for Best Design for Building in the Dudley Square Community Charrette and Design Competition. >>
Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, an associate professor in the department of humanities and the director of NJIT's Murray Center for Women in Technology, received the University Change Agent Award on June 9 from the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN). The award recognizes and honors an individual who has driven positive change at his/her institution with regard to the climate for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, with an emphasis on engineering.  >>
Six NJIT student-athletes were named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars in the May 29, 2008 issue of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. They are: Angelica Sepulveda, civil engineering major, soccer (second team); Isha Toor, business major, tennis (first team); Robert Herrera, architecture major, soccer (first team); Kevin Blanco, business major, soccer (second team); Rodrigo Correa, business major, volleyball; and Leonardo Paludo, business major, volleyball. Diverse: Issues In Higher Education established the Sports Scholars Awards to honor undergraduate students of color who have made achieving both academically and athletically a winning combination. >>
The Emerald Literati Network has awarded a 2008 honor to NJIT School of Management Professor Hindy Lauer Schachter for excellence based on her contributions as a reviewer in 2007 to the Journal of Management History.   >>
When Daniel Boston, of Pittsgrove Township, a budding computer scientist and top academic award winner, walks at NJIT's upcoming May 17, 2008 commencement in the Prudential Center, he may ponder more than his near-perfect grade point averages or a $62,000 scholarship for ongoing doctoral studies at NJIT. >>
NJIT Provost Priscilla P. Nelson, of West Orange, received the Kenneth R. Row Award from the American Association of Engineering Sciences on May 5 for promoting unity among engineering societies. She accomplished this goal through her current work at NJIT coupled with earlier leadership positions at the National Science Foundation (NSF). >>
The 2006-2007 President's Annual Report, published by NJIT's Office of University Communications, recently won two awards for excellence in communications: the Gold Award from the Art Director's Club of New Jersey and the 2007 New Jersey (IABC) IRIS Award in the Publications category.   >>
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During Chris Sakowski's first year at Marlboro High School, Marlboro, he signed up for an elective class in business management. But since he was the only student to register, the school cancelled the class and asked him to choose another. Electronics was his lucky pick. “I immediately fell in love with the class, the teacher, and the subject matter,” recalled Sakowski, now a senior. “And I've not lost an ounce of passion since then.” >>
NJIT Provost Priscilla Nelson, of West Orange, will be honored tonight in Washington, DC, by the American Association of Engineering Societies for promoting unity among the engineering societies.  The organization said she accomplished this goal through her leadership positions at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NJIT.  She will receive the Kenneth Andrew Roe Award in recognition of this work at a banquet. >>
NJIT Provost Priscilla Nelson, of West Orange, will be honored at the Executive Women of New Jersey's 2008 "Salute to the Policy Makers" awards dinner on May 15 at the Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick. The event recognizes New Jersey women directors and officers of major corporations as well as women leaders of comparable achievement in the public sector.  >>
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Edgardo Farinas, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for his project "New Tools for High-Throughput Screening of Protein Libraries: Engineering Metalloproteins Displayed on Bacillus Subtilis Spores." The prestigious career award recognizes teacher-scholars most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century. >>
Hats off to engineering excellence was the theme of the 2008 annual awards celebrating NJIT's Newark College of Engineering. Three New Jersey engineering executives were honored along with top students. >>
NJIT's indefatigable math professor Bruce Bukiet is once again opining on outcomes for this season's Major League Baseball teams. His picks are based on a mathematical model he developed in 2000.  >>
NJIT History Professor Richard Sher has received one of the American Historical Association's highest honors for his 800-page text about the history of books in the 18th century. >>
2007

KUDOS - December 2007

December 01, 2007
History Professor To Receive Award for Book on 18th-Century Scottish Authors and Publishers Richard B. Sher, distinguished professor of history and chair of the federated history department at NJIT, will receive the Leo Gershoy Award for The Enlightenment and the Book: Scottish Authors and Their Publishers in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and America (University of Chicago Press, 2006).  Dr. Sher will be presented with the award at the 122nd annual meeting of the American Historical Association on January 4, 2008 in Washington, DC. >>
NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, the World Series Forecaster, is once again banging away on his keyboard, this time to name winners of Major League Baseball's Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Cy Young awards for the 2007 season. >>
NJIT took time over the weekend to honor its athletics past while also announcing plans to enhance its athletics future. Reflecting on past excellence, NJIT added five alumni to the Athletics Hall of Fame, while also recognizing a professor for his support of NJIT athletics at the annual induction dinner held on campus. Looking ahead, officials unveiled the Highlanders Athletics Campaign, a $5-million effort to ensure future excellence for NJIT athletics, as part of the evening's ceremonies. >>

KUDOS - October 2007

October 01, 2007
Chemical Engineering Professor Receives 2007 Robert Swanson Award Reginald PT (Reg) Tomkins, PhD, a professor and interim chairperson in the department of chemical engineering, was the 2007 recipient of the annual Robert Swanson Award for his continuing support of the athletic program in his 30 years on the NJIT faculty. Named for the late NJIT professor and athletic director, the Bob Swanson Award is presented to the faculty or staff member who has shown continued support for the Highlander athletic program. AIChE at NJIT Receives Award for Outstanding Student Chapter   The NJIT student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) received an Outstanding Student Chapter award from the national organization. The awards are presented annually to those Student Chapters that show an exceptional level of participation, enthusiasm, program quality, professionalism, and involvement in the university and community. Humanities Professor Publishes Book on Founder of Macedonian Dynasty Norman Tobias, PhD, an associate professor in the department of humanities, has published Basil I, Founder of the Macedonian Dynasty: A Study of the Political and Military History of the Byzantine Empire in the Ninth Century (Mellen Press, 2007). The book provides a re-examination of the life and accomplishments of Emperor Basil the First. Read more. >>
NJIT Mathematics Adjunct Professor Jonathan Porus, of Oakland, received an excellent teacher designation at NJIT's annual convocation on Sept. 5, 2007. >>

KUDOS - August 2007

August 01, 2007
NJIT Receives Autodesk Award for Entirely Digital Approach to Architecture Education NJIT has received the Autodesk, Inc. Revit BIM Experience Award for its commitment to teaching an entirely digital approach to architecture. The Revit BIM Experience Award honors organizations, including commercial architecture, engineering and construction firms, educational institutions, and individuals for their innovation and excellence in implementing the Revit platform for building information modeling (BIM). NJIT uses Revit Architecture to demonstrate the relationship between design and building to its students and leverages technology in the service of design to create better architects and architecture. >>

KUDOS - July 2007

July 01, 2007
Math Professor Receives Van Houten Award for Teaching ExcellenceBruce Bukiet, PhD, associate dean of the College of Science and Liberal Arts and associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, received the 2007 Robert W. Van Houten Award for Teaching Excellence. Recipients of the award are selected by alumni who have graduated from NJIT within the past five years. >>
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NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch presented an award for 20 years of service to Saida Leon, administrative assistant to the executive director of University Communications, at the annual Service/Retiree Awards ceremony and reception on May 24 in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
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Michael Pallotta, a senior majoring in mathematics, received the Presidential Leadership Award yesterday from NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch at the Highlander Student Achievement Awards ceremony. The awards recognize outstanding student leaders, student staff, campus organizations and programs as well as department and college award recipients. >>

KUDOS - May 2007

May 01, 2007
NJIT Development Director Honored by North Essex Chamber of Commerce   Billy McDermott, director of development for NJIT's School of Management, received the President's Award at the North Essex Chamber of Commerce Leadership Recognition Banquet on May 16, 2007. Three Highlanders Receive Independent Baseball Academic Honors NJIT baseball athletes Austin DeRogatis, Rob Pietrocola and PJ Saporito were named to the NCAA Division I Independent All-Academic team for 2007. The NCAA Division I Academic All-Independent team was selected by sports information directors at member institutions. Nominations from each school were accepted for student-athletes who had a least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average, had reached at least a sophomore academic standing and were a starter or key reserve for their respective program. >>
A team of NJIT engineering students received the Egor Popov Award for Structural Innovation and ranked ninth overall in the 2007 Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Seismic Design Competition for Undergraduates in Civil and Structural Engineering. The competition was held on Feb. 8-9 at the EERI Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, Sr. PhD, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT received the “Academia Award” from Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART), at the organization's annual awards banquet held in Wilmington on Jan. 5, 2007. >>

KUDOS-January 2007

January 04, 2007
Humanities Professor Receives Award for Book on Writing Assessment
Norbert Elliot, PhD, a professor in the department of humanities, received the Stephen P. Witte Award for Excellence in Writing Assessment Scholarship for his book On A Scale: A Social History of Writing Assessment (New York: Peter Lang, 2005).  Instituted last year, the Witte Award is given on annual basis by the Journal of Writing Assessment. >>
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2006
Dick Sweeney, who co-founded Keurig in 1993, received NJIT's Entrepreneurial Leadership Award during NJIT's annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration, on Nov. 10 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange. “Dick Sweeney is an example of an outstanding alumnus who has made major strides in corporate America, while still finding the time to help NJIT,” said Jacquelynn Rhodes, associate vice president for development at NJIT. >>
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Norma Clayton, the Boeing Vice President leading the company's global sourcing initiative to increase growth and productivity, received NJIT's Outstanding Alumnus Award. Clayton was honored during NJIT's annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration, on Nov. 10 at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. >>
The first annual Herb M. Iris Award was presented to Seymour "Zoom" Fleisher '51 at a dinner at NJIT Tuesday night. The award was presented by NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch and by Millicent Iris, widow of the late Herb Iris, who died in April. >>
Anthony W. Schuman, an associate professor at the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation, the Foundation Overseers Public and Institute Service Award. >>
Filippo Posta, a doctoral student in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation a special honor for his work as a teaching assistant. >>
Louise Castronova, special lecturer in the department of humanities at NJIT, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation an award for her teaching. >>
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Haimin Wang, PhD, a distinguished professor in the department of physics at NJIT, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation an award for outstanding teaching. >>
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Norbert Elliot, PhD, a professor in the department of  humanities at NJIT, received a master teacher award at NJIT's annual awards convocation. >>
Dale Gary, PhD, a professor in the department of physics and the chair of that department at NJIT, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation the Harlan J. Perlis Award for Outstanding Teaching. >>
Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, director of the Murray Center for Women in Technology and associate professor in the humanities department, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation The Constance A. Murray Diversity Award. >>
Rajiv Mehta, PhD, associate professor in the School of Management at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received at NJIT's annual awards convocation today a master teacher award. >>
Starr Roxanne Hiltz, PhD, distinguished professor in the College of Computing Sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received at NJIT's annual awards convocation today, a master teacher award. >>
Amitabha Bose, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received at NJIT's annual awards convocation today an award for outstanding teaching. >>
Bruce Bukiet, PhD, associate professor and associate dean in the department of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received at NJIT's annual awards convocation today the excellence in teaching award for outstanding work. >>
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NJIT will hold University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony to mark the start of the academic year, on Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theater in NJIT's Kupfrian Hall. The event recognizes students, faculty, staff and alumni. Newark Mayor Cory Booker will be the keynote speaker. >>
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NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch presented an award for 50 years of service to Nissim Towfik, an associate professor in the department of physics, at the annual Service/Retiree Awards Ceremony and reception on June 15 in the Campus Center Ballroom. A total of 134 employees and retirees were recognized for their years of service to the university.  >>
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More than 125 people gathered at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) last week to see NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch receive the highest annual honor from Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee President William Mikesell, a Newark architect.  The Donald T. Dust Recognition Award honored NJIT's two-year, $13-million restoration of the oldest building on campus, a 35,000-square foot, three-story gothic Victorian castle. >>
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NJIT received the highest annual honor from the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee for the restoration of Eberhardt Hall NJIT Alumni Center. NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch accepted the Donald T. Dust Recognition Award at a ceremony last evening. "This award recognizes much more than the successful physical restoration of an elegant and historic building," said Dr. Altenkirch. "It honors a commitment to the well-being of a city and its people that spans a hundred and fifty years, and which looks forward to a prosperous future. " >>
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NJIT will receive the highest annual honor from the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee for the restoration of the first building on campus, a 35,000-square foot, three-story gothic Victorian castle known to generations of students, alumni, staff and faculty as Eberhardt Hall. NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch will receive the Donald T. Dust Recognition Award at a ceremony on Feb. 28 , 5-7 p.m. >>

KUDOS - January 2006

January 03, 2006
Cohen Receives AT&T Faculty Fellowship AwardMaurie Cohen, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science, received an Industrial Ecology Faculty Fellowship award from the AT&T Foundation.  NJIT's Communications Group Receives Awards for Exemplary WorkThe online Newsroom sponsored by NJIT, which is available for both public and internal viewing, has won an Apex Award from Communications Inc. of Virginia, and a gold award from MarCom Creative Awards, of Texas. The university's 2003-2004 annual report received a commendation for non-traditional design from the International ARC Awards.  >>
2005
The Online Newsroom sponsored by New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), which is available for both public and internal viewing, has won an Apex Award from Communications Inc. of Virginia, and a gold award from MarCom Creative Awards, of Texas.The 2003-2004 NJIT Annual Report also received an award.  >>
Phillip L. Rinaldi, founder and former chief executive officer of Coffeyville Resources, an oil refining and nitrogen chemicals business, will receive NJIT's Entrepreneurial Leadership Award during Celebration, the university's annual benefit dinner, on Nov. 4 at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. >>
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John Bechtold, PhD, an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), was recently named a master teacher during university convocation, NJIT's annual fall awards ceremony. >>
Michael Mostoller, a distinguished professor at the New Jersey School of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), was named a master teacher during university convocation, NJIT's annual fall awards ceremony. >>
Erica D'Almeida, a senior majoring in architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received a Presidential Leadership Award during university convocation. The award recognizes students who have shown a deep commitment to NJIT. >>
Nisha Goklaney, a recent graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received a Presidential Leadership Award during university convocation. The award recognizes students who have shown a deep commitment to NJIT. >>
Howard Kimmel, PhD, professor of chemical engineering and executive director of New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) Center for Pre-College Programs, received the NJIT Foundation Overseers Public and Institute Service Award. >>
Talina Knox, program coordinator for the Murray Center for Women in Technology at New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT), received the Constance A. Murray Diversity Award during university convocation. The award recognizes Knox, of Hillside, for fostering diversity on the NJIT campus. >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch provided opening remarks at the annual Service/Retiree Awards Ceremony and reception on June 1, 2005 in the Campus Center Ballroom. A total of 139 employees and retirees were recognized for their years of service to the university. >>
Raj Khera, PhD, professor of civil and environmental engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), recently received the Saul K. Fenster Innovation in Engineering Education Award, which is given annually to a professor whose creative teaching has had a positive, life-long impact on students.Khera, of Freehold, received the award during the NCE awards banquet held April 8, 2005, at Newark Airport's Marriott Hotel.Upon presenting Khera with the award, John Schuring, PhD, chairman of the civil and environmental engineering department, described him as “an outstanding instructor who genuinely cares about his students.”“He exemplifies the true spirit of a technological university,” Schuring said. “He is a true researcher as well as an excellent teacher.”Khera is as comfortable teaching state-of-the-art techniques to graduate students as he is teaching fundamental engineering principles to undergraduates, Schuring continued.Because of his theoretical background and his expertise in applied engineering projects, Khera has stayed well ahead of the curve, added Schuring. His progressive thinking is demonstrated in his textbook, in his ability to develop and teach new courses based upon state-of-the-art theory and practice in geotechnical engineering, and in his early and continued use in his classes of computer applications.Khera's course evaluations consistently rank among the top of the department faculty, said Schuring.  The comments that students make about Khera are impressively positive, with repeated compliments such as he is “interesting,” “patient,” and “encouraging.”  Some students even write that one of Khera's courses, Soil Mechanics Laboratory, is the best class they have taken at NJIT.  Khera made pioneering use of the Internet in his classes; he was the first in the department to maintain course web sites, which he has done for more than a decade.  He was also the first faculty member to make extensive use in his classes of Power Point lectures.“Being exposed to the theory of how something behaves is one aspect of learning, but seeing how theory relates to the real world is a priceless benefit for students,” said Schuring. “Raj accomplishes this through his wealth of practical knowledge, genuine caring, and the uncanny ability to adjust his instruction techniques to the learning capacity of his students.”   >>
2004
Dimitrios Zarkadas, a doctoral candidate in chemical engineering at NJIT, received a graduate student research award from the Separations Division of the American Institute of Chemicals Engineers (AIChE) earlier this month at the organization's annual convention in  Austin, Texas. Kamalesh K. Sirkar, PhD, distinguished professor of chemical engineering, was also honored as Zarkadas' dissertation advisor. >>
Mengchu Zhou, PhD, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Laboratory for Discrete Event Systems at NJIT, received the Outstanding Contribution Award from IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society at the annual banquet of IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. Zhou was recognized for his contributions in March 2004 as General Co-Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control in Taiwan. >>
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Roxanne Hiltz, PhD, a distinguished professor of information systems at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), today received the Sloan Consortium 2004 Award for Most Outstanding Achievement in Online Teaching and Learning by an Individual. >>

KUDOS - November 2004

November 01, 2004
MSPTC Students Awarded Distance Learning Scholarships Michele Fields and Hilary Deblak, students in the Master of Science in Professional and Technical Communication (MSPTC) program at NJIT, were awarded scholarships through the Go The Distance Scholarship Contest, the first merit-based scholarship exclusively for distance degree students. Michele and Hilary won two out of the three first-year graduate awards.  "This award recognizes the outstanding work of our distance learning students," said Nancy Walters Coppola, associate professor in the humanities department and director of the MSPTC program. "Our master's degree is one of the first completely online programs in technical communication and continues to attract exceptional students." Jackson Receives Minority Achievers Award Jesse Jackson, executive director of the Pre-College Consortium at NJIT, received the New Jersey Minority Achievers Award on November 18, 2004. NJIT Student Elected to National Executive Board of Phi Eta Sigma David Nare, president of NJIT's Phi Eta Sigma Chapter, was elected to the honor society's National Executive Board at its convention held last month in Savannah, Georgia. Nare, who is the first NJIT student to hold national office in Phi Eta Sigma, will serve as a board member for two years and help to develop the program for the honor society's next convention in 2006. NJIT Professor Cited by Congressman Menendez In recognition of her recent achivements, NJIT Assistant Professor Treena Livingston Arinzeh was cited by Congressman Robert Menendez, whose remarks were entered into the Congressional Record. "I applaud her for her exceptional achievements," he said. "New Jersey and our nation will greatly benefit from her groundbreaking work." New Jersey Stem Cell Researcher to Receive Research Award from Biomedical Group Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT, whose research has proven the potential of adult stem cell research to help patients suffering from spinal cord injuries and related diseases, will receive an Outstanding Women in Research Award from The New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research (NJABR), Union. Read the press release. GSA Receives Award for International Student Support Program The Graduate Student Association at NJIT received an International Student Support Program Award from the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students. The award is given to graduate/professional student organizations with outstanding local or national programs. >>
A new and innovative technology company participating in the Enterprise Development Center program at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has received two awards for its promising achievements.  Last week, Urovalve, Inc., a small startup medical device company, participated in the SmartStart Venture Forum in Albany, and received the best presentation prize.  >>
A new and innovative technology company participating in the Enterprise Development Center program at NJIT has received two awards for their promising achievements. Last week, Urovalve, Inc., a small, upstart medical device company, participated in the SmartStart Venture Forum in Albany, and received the best presentation prize. This week, the company participated in the "Bio-Life-Tech Conference" in Baltimore and received an award for the company most likely to receive funding. >>
“NJIT has prepared me to be an outstanding elected official,” said Paul A. Sarlo, '92 BS.C.E., '95 M.S.C.E., as he accepted his  Distinguished Alumni Achievement Medal at the University Awards ceremony yesterday. Sarlo, who is chief engineer at Bishop-Sanzari and the mayor of the Borough of Wood-Ridge, was one of five alumni who received this award at the annual ceremony, which also recognizes excellence in teaching, research and professional achievement. >>
John J. Mooney, co-inventor of the automotive catalytic converter, considered one of the most important innovations in the history of the automobile, will receive the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award during New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) annual Fall Awards ceremony. The ceremony will be held Oct. 6 at the university. >>
Thomas M. Myrick, an engineer who played a major role in developing a robotic component for two Mars rovers, will receive the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award during New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) annual Fall Awards ceremony. The ceremony will be held Oct. 6 at the university. >>
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James W. Dunn, a senior vice president who develops national defense technology, will receive the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award during New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) annual Fall Awards ceremony. The ceremony will be held Oct. 6 at the university.  >>
The following individuals will be honored at the annual University Awards Ceremony on October 6, 2004. Edward F. Weston Medal for Professional Achievement Herbert M. Iris '51 B.S.C.E. Harlan J. Perlis Award for Research Lev Krasnoperov Robert W. Van Houten Award for Excellence in Teaching Rajesh N. Dave Distinguished Alumni Achievement Medals James W. Dunn '67 B.S.E.E. John J. Mooney '60 M.S. Ch.E. Thomas M. Myrick '84 B.S.M.E. Paul A. Sarlo '92 B.S.C.E., '95 M.S.C.E. Peggy M. Tomasula '80 M.S. Ch.E., D.E.S.E.Sc. Teaching Excellence Awards John D. Carpinelli Janice Daniel Deran Hanesian Joseph Kisutcza Bernard Koplik John G. Lyssikatos Veljko Samardzic Murray Turoff Master Teacher Awards Ronald H. Rockland John D. Carpinelli Antonio P. DeSousa Santos Constance A. Murray Diversity Award Leslie K. Weisman Presidential Leadership Award Irini Bekhit Vishal Khubani >>
A young female African-American professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) was recognized today by President Bush for research showing that adult stem cells could help patients suffering from spinal cord injuries, bone and cartilage damage and related diseases. >>
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT, received the 2003 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers today during a ceremony at the White House. The Presidential Award is the highest national honor for young scientists and engineers. “I'm very proud to receive this prestigious presidential award,” Arinzeh said. “The award shows that my research in stem-cell based regeneration has great potential, and that it's essential to the scientific education of students, both in college and in high school.” >>
John Hartmann, an adjunct professor of architecture at NJIT, was recently awarded a Rome Prize by the American Academy in Rome. In September, he will join a community of 30 artists and scholars to begin work on a design project that will help to inform new building types in the outlying suburban areas of the city. >>
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Christian Hoover, a senior at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), recently won two of the university's top awards: the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Outstanding Senior Award and the Newark College of Engineering Overall Outstanding Senior Award. >>
Mechanical engineering students from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) took top awards during the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Regional Student Conference, held recently at the City College of New York (CCNY). >>
Twelve students from the Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) were honored for academic excellence during the NCE awards banquet held at the Newark Airport Marriott Hotel. The awards are given annually by NCE to students who not only excel academically but also contribute to their colleges in diverse and important ways. >>
2003
John H. Olson, a former managing director of Morgan Stanley, received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) during its annual black-tie benefit known as Celebration.   >>
Richard F. Bader, a visionary engineer, received the Award For Entrepreneurial Leadership from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) during its annual black-tie benefit known as Celebration. >>
Hundreds of guests are expected to attend Celebration 2003, the annual, black-tie benefit for New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The festive evening of dining and dancing will take place on Nov. 14 at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange.   >>
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Eight teachers at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) received Teaching Excellence Awards during the annual Fall Awards ceremony held last week at the university. >>
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Thanks to a $4.8 million gift to the School of Management (SOM) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), students and faculty will be able to tap the power of leading-edge enterprise-management software from PeopleSoft, the software giant. >>
Nobel Laureate Dudley Herschbach, a Harvard University Professor of Science, who won the coveted Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1986, recently left a standing-room-only crowd spellbound at New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) College of Science and Liberal Arts (CSLA). >>
Bernard Koplik, Ph.D., professor of mechanical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), recently received the Newark College of Engineering (NCE) Excellence in Teaching Award, given annually to a professor whose teaching has had a positive impact on students. >>
David Kristol, Ph.D., professor of biomedical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), recently received the Newark College of Engineering (NCE) Outstanding Advisor Award, given annually to a professor whose advising has had an immense and positive impact on students. >>
Robert Barat, Ph.D., an associate professor in chemical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), recently received the Newark College of Engineering (NCE) Innovation in Engineering Education award, given annually to a professor who has demonstrated exemplary achievements in educational innovation. >>
The Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently honored three outstanding alumni at the school's annual NCE Awards Banquet at the Newark Airport Marriott. >>
The World History Association (WHA) recently named Lauren Benton, Ph.D., professor of history and director of the legal studies program at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), the winner of the association's 2003 book award.  Benton's new book, Law and Colonial Cultures: Legal Regimes in World History, 1400-1900, (Cambridge University Press, 2002) will receive the honor in June of 2003 at the association's annual conference. >>