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2010 - 9 stories
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2013
For nearly 20 years, Professor Eric Fortune has studied glass knifefish, a species of three-inch long electric fish that lives in the Amazon Basin. In his laboratory he tries to understand how their tiny brains control complex electrical behaviors. >>
Assistant Professor of Biology Simon Garnier's research on robotic swarms was cited in an article about using robots to understand animal behavior in the October 1, 2013 issue of The Scientist.   >>
An expert in robotics and automation problems, especially those involving manufacturing systems, NJIT Distinguished Professor and IEEE Fellow Mengchu Zhou will have two articles published in the upcoming proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.  Both papers were recently presented at this conference. >>
C. Stephen Cordes, of Westfield, has been named to the NJIT Board of Trustees.  Cordes is an equity partner and managing director of Clarion Partners, a leading investment advisory firm headquartered in New York City specializing in real estate with $23 billion in assets under management.  He is a member of the firm's board of directors, management executive board and investment committee.  He serves as chief operating officer of the company and is the head of its portfolio management activities.  Cordes is portfolio manager and chairman of the board of a $2.5 billion investment fund created through the 2005 privatization of a publicly-traded real estate investment trust specializing in multifamily property ownership and development. >>
NJIT Professor and IEEE Fellow Mengchu Zhou, an expert in robotics and automation, received a distinguished service award earlier this month from the IEEE division on robotics and automation.  >>
The Board of Trustees of New Jersey Institute of Technology has approved $200 million in construction and infrastructure projects on the university's Newark campus, designed to enhance and expand NJIT's role as the state's science and technology university and a leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and research. The university will apply to the Secretary of Higher Education for $152 million from the Building Our Future Bond Act, state revolving funds and other sources to support the projects. >>
2012
NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, is growing not only in faculty and enrollment, but physical size in order to meet the demand for workforce and economic development in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) professions. >>
2011
NJIT researchers, who have helped hundreds of science, mathematics, and technology teachers in New Jersey improve how students learn, have published a book chapter about their success using robotics as both a motivational and learning tool.  >>
The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 13th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on Thursday, March 24, 2011, from 6-9 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium. >>
2010
Sergei Adamovich, PhD, associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, co-authored "Integrated Arm and Hand Training Using Adaptive Robotics and Virtual Reality Simulations," which won the Best Paper Award at the VIII International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies in Valparaiso, Chile.  >>
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. >>
Sergei Adamovich, PhD, associate professor in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, gave an invited lecture last week at the meeting of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine in Washington, DC. He participated in a panel of six experts from the US, Canada and Europe to share his views on future trends in pediatric rehabilitation. The topic of his presentation to a large audience of pediatricians and physical/occupational therapists was the use of technology (robotics and virtual reality) in rehabilitation of arm movement in children with cerebral palsy.  >>
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. >>
Netflix Contest winners, AT&T researchers Bob Bell and Chris Volinsky, recently told 22 science and technology teachers from throughout New Jersey 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 a team led by Bell and Volinsky and donated last year to NJIT by AT&T.  Teachers walked away with teaching ideas, plus Lego Mind Storm sets to continue building robots back in their classrooms. “My kids are going to be so excited that we now have this kit,” said Rich Bettini, a technology teacher at West Essex High School, North Caldwell, who participated in the learning session. Conference organizer Howard Kimmel, director of the NJIT Center, said that robots were a great way to introduce science and math materials in a multi-disciplinary way to students. “When you design a robot you also teach algebra,” he said. “We also love them because they are a hands-on learning tool, something which always enhances learning.” >>
Helping stroke patients regain use of their hands and arms through innovative robotic and virtual reality-based video game therapies is the focal point of NJIT Associate Professor Sergei Adamovich, a biomedical engineer. Thanks to a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Adamovich is developing better ways to rehabilitate people who have lost control of their hands, fingers, shoulders and elbows.   >>
It was the night before the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Annual Student Design Competition and NJIT senior Mike Lowry, of Parsippany, was stumped. His single-stream recycling machine, Rufus, nicknamed after NJIT's green mascot, couldn't distinguish cans from bottles, a possible cause for disqualification. >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch addressed student teams representing 30 New Jersey public and private high schools last week at the 2010 Panasonic Creative Design Challenge finals at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. For this year's challenge, teams designed and built a remote-controlled robotic recycling plant to help sort through debris in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. NJIT makes significant contributions to this science and engineering technology competition: Three NJIT student interns develop the Challenge, while NJIT staff score the written reports as well as provide judges for the performance and oral presentations.   >>
2009
The class of 2013—with nearly 1,000 students—is the largest freshman class ever to enter NJIT.  The overall enrollment of nearly 9,000 students is second largest in university history. But it's not just class size that's impressive. There's been an 11 point rise in composite SAT scores to 1143. The national composite is 1016. >>
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. >>
NJIT swimmers Pablo Botero, Andrew Helbers, Michael Lawson, James Paccioretti and Karen Cilento were named to the Metropolitan Swimming and Diving Conference All-Academic team for the 2008-2009 season. >>
NEC Foundation of America has awarded NJIT a $32,000 grant to support the dissemination and use of therapeutic video games to serve children with severe sensory and motor disabilities.  >>
Building a robot, busting a crime and launching two rubber-powered model monoplanes number among the dozen-plus exciting opportunities at tomorrow's annual Science Olympiad at NJIT. >>
2008
For an up-close look at life at NJIT, make time this fall and winter to attend an upcoming open house. The take-away will be more than a campus tour and meeting with an admissions counselor. You'll learn about NJIT's graduate and undergraduate programs in high-growth in-demand fields and meet one on one with faculty and admissions representatives. >>
Three Indian students from the Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India, are spending the summer in New Jersey in NJIT's new Vincent A. Stabile Systems Engineering and Management Laboratories. Working with Stabile Scholar Frank Munoz (left), a graduate student in engineering management, Soumik Chakrabarty, Saurabh Kumar, and Shipon Roy are taking advantage of a rare opportunity to gain experience with the Stabile Laboratories' Festo System. >>
Students in Professor Kevin J. McDermott's Industrial Robotics Course will compete in the 6th Annual Mobile Robots Competition on April 21 at 1:30 p.m. in the Industrial Robotics Laboratory in GITC 2310. Teams of Industrial Robotics students have been designing, developing and building individual mobile robots based on the theory and techniques acquired during the semester. The competition will encompass several tasks that each mobile robot, which can be autonomous or wire controlled, must perform during specific times.  >>
Lisa Nocks, PhD, a lecturer in the Federated Department of History at NJIT/Rutgers-Newark, will discuss her research on "The Android Initiative in Fiction and Science" at the Spring 2008 Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series. The presentation, which is open to the public, will be held on March 10, 11:30-a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom at NJIT.  >>
An open house and robotics demonstration of cutting-edge manufacturing processes will showcase the new Vincent A. Stabile Laboratory at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE) on Feb. 20, 2008 from 1 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. >>
2007
The CCS Capstone Open University at NJIT will host a live robotic surgery broadcast using the da Vinci Robot on August 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Conference Rooms 3710-3720-3730. Seats are limited and registration is required. >>
2006
A group of 143 high school girls were honored at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) for excelling in science and technology. >>
Robots have been to the moon, to Mars and even, in the form of vacuum cleaners, to shopping malls. But where they haven't been, and where they might be most useful, is in our homes, said Cynthia Breazeal, PhD, one of the nation's leading roboticists who spoke yesterday at NJIT. “For robots, the final frontier isn't space; it's your living room," Breazeal said. >>
Join robot designer, researcher, author and inventor Cynthia Breazeal, PhD, when she introduces her robotic world to students, faculty and staff at NJIT on March 20. The public is invited to the event, which will take place 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Five-foot tall, 130-pound, radio-controlled robots will begin to come to life at NJIT Saturday, when hundreds of high school students will be given kits from which they must build and design the robots. "This kick-off event sets the clock ticking and the teams will run back to their schools to start figuring out ways to have their robots win this year's game," said Randy Schaeffer, FIRST regional director for New York City and New Jersey, which is based at NJIT. >>
2005
The Pepsi Bottling Group Inc. will receive the NJIT Outstanding Corporate Partner Award during Celebration, the university's annual black-tie benefit dinner, on Nov. 4 at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Anthony V. Pessolano, vice president and general manager of the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Group of New Jersey, will receive the award for the group. >>
Nine high-school teams from Newark, all coached by students and technicians from NJIT, will compete in the New Jersey FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Regional Robotics Competition on March 18 and 19 in the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton. The contest will feature five-foot tall, 100-pound robots lifting and stacking pyramid-shaped blocks of pipe and wood within a two-minute deadline. >>
Middle-school students from Newark will compete in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League at NJIT on Jan. 15, 2005 at 12 noon. The twenty participating student teams, who have been tutored by NJIT students, have built robots designed to help disabled individuals perform domestic tasks. >>
NJ FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition for high school students has scheduled the 2005 New Jersey Remote Kick-off for Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Campus Center of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. >>
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2003
High-school teams from across the state competed in a robot-design competition hosted by New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The contest was part of the annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, whose keynote speaker was a NASA astronaut. >>
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