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2013
NJIT alum Patrick J. Natale recently announced his retirement as executive director, chief staff officer and secretary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  His retirement will become effective Dec. 31, 2014.    >>
Rima Taher, senior university lecturer at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, recently represented the North Jersey chapter of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) at the Local Leadership Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  >>
It's been a productive summer for grad and undergrad members of the NJIT Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).  >>
Congratulations to NJIT's Steel Bridge Team, placing 12th overall at the National Steel Bridge Building Contest.  This was the highest ranking ever by an NJIT team. >>
Rima Taher, senior university lecturer at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, taught a live webinar yesterday on “Design and Construction of Low-Rise Buildings for High Winds and Hurricanes.” >>
It was a clean sweep: Over the weekend NJIT students won the regional steel bridge contest as well as the concrete canoe contest.  This marks the second year in a row that NJIT has won both contests.  >>
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.  >>
With more than 6.7 million students taking at least one course online, according to the 2012 Survey of Online Learning conducted by Babson Survey Research Group, higher education institutions are stepping up their efforts to meet the growing demand for online programs.  >>
2012
The Fall 2012 semester has proven to be both busy and successful for students enrolled in NJIT's Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program.  Andrew Canon, of Parsippany, CIM student and president of the NJIT American Concrete Institute (ACI) student chapter, appeared on the December cover of Concrete International.  >>
Rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, homeowners might consider the advice of Rima Taher, an expert in the design of low-rise buildings for extreme winds and hurricanes.  >>
Although widespread rebuilding in the hard-hit New York metro region from Super Storm Sandy has not yet begun, NJIT Assistant Professor Mohamed Mahgoub, PhD, PE, says when the hammers start swinging, it's time to look at autoclaved aerated concrete.  The material, best known as AAC, has been heralded as the building material of the new millennium.  It's a lightweight, easily-crafted manufactured stone, strong enough to withstand earthquakes and hurricanes when reinforced with steel.  >>

ASCE Seminar on Oct. 17

October 15, 2012
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter is sponsoring a special seminar on Oct. 17 in Kupfrian 211 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. on soil magic and geosynthetics by Dr. David Elton of Auburn University.  >>
Rima Taher, university lecturer in the College of Architecture & Design, has been invited to attend the Local Leadership Conference organized by the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in Salt Lake City, Utah on Oct. 12 and 13.  >>
With the start of the hurricane season and the current upswing in new home construction across the nation, it's never too late to think now about research-proven building and roof designs for regions susceptible to hurricane force winds.  >>
A Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and university lecturer at NJIT, John A. Wiggins, of Union Township, was appointed for the 2012-2013 accreditation cycle to the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).  >>
Dr. Abishai (Avi) Polus, professor of Transportation Engineering with the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, will discuss “Modeling Interchange Complexity and Its Effect On Safety” on Mar. 27 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
2011
Structural engineer Rima Taher, PhD, an expert in the design of low-rise buildings that can withstand extreme winds and hurricanes and a university lecturer in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, was recently elected chair of the structural technical group of the Northern New Jersey branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). >>
NJIT will be a proud sponsor of an important PBS NOVA documentary, “Engineering Ground Zero,” airing initially on Sept. 7, 2011, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on PBS; see local listings for details.  >>
For the sixth straight year, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Steel Bridge team has taken first-place honors at the annual Metropolitan New York Region Steel Bridge Competition this past weekend.  >>
Student representatives from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at NJIT visited a fourth-grade classroom in the Randolph school district, where they gave a presentation on “What Is Civil Engineering?” and conducted a hands-on activity using toothpicks and gumdrops to design and construct bridges.  >>
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
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. >>
Jay N. Meegoda, PhD, PE, a professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The ASCE awards fellowships to civil engineers who have made significant technical or professional contributions to the profession, hold a P.E. license, and have at least 10 years of exceptional, responsible engineering experience gained while at member grade in ASCE. >>
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. >>
Chrissa Roessner, P.E. '01, a project engineer with The Louis Berger Group Inc., is featured as one of the top 10 "2010 New Faces of Engineering" in the Winter 2010 edition of the Society of Women Engineers Magazine.   >>
2009
Better building practices for structures in hurricane-prone regions will be the focus of a paper next month in Caribbean Construction Magazine by NJIT architecture professor Rima Taher, PhD.  Taher has written extensively about best building design and construction practices to reduce wind pressures on building surfaces and to resist high winds and hurricanes in residential or commercial construction. >>
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.) >>
A team of 25 NJIT civil engineering students—including many seniors—will be working round-the-clock through graduation to ready a 20-foot-long model steel bridge for a prestigious national competition.  The team qualified for this important event by taking first place in the recent Metropolitan Region Steel Bridge Competition. >>
The NJIT ASCE Steel Bridge Team has once again proved their engineering prowess by winning the 2009 Metropolitan Region Steel Bridge Competition held on April 4 at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn. In addition to winning first place overall, the team placed first in Structural Efficiency and Stiffness. The team now advances to the 2009 Steel Bridge Nationals scheduled for the Memorial Day Weekend at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.  >>
The newly-established Academy of Geo-Professionals, established by the American Society of Civil Engineers, will induct NJIT professor of civil engineering Priscilla Nelson, PhD, the former provost, into its inaugural class on March 18, 2009.  >>
NJIT will host tomorrow morning the first of three statewide meetings to discuss the state of New Jersey's infrastructures.  According to the New Jersey American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2007 Report Card for the State's Infrastructure and the recent national ASCE 2009 Report Card, New Jersey's infrastructure systems are in critical need of repairs.  >>
2008
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. >>
Peter Papanicolaou, the president of J.F. Contracting Corporation, a Brooklyn construction and engineering firm, will receive NJIT's Edward F. Weston Medal for Professional Achievement at NJIT's annual University Convocation on Sept. 3, 2008, 3 p.m. at NJIT. A reception follows. >>
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). >>
Much whooping and cheers could be heard for miles along the New Jersey waterfront as a team of NJIT civil engineering students ascended to the throne for the third consecutive year as top civil engineering students in the New York Metropolitan Region.      >>
For the third year in a row, the NJIT Steel Bridge Team captured first place overall in the 2008 Metro Region Student Steel Bridge Competition on April 5 at Stevens Institute of Technology. The team now advances to the Steel Bridge Nationals to be held at the University of Florida in Gainesville during the Memorial Day Weekend. >>
2007
A few days ago, the remnants of Hurricane Noel traveled northward to New York and New England with wind speeds approaching 80 miles per hour in Massachusetts. The storm caused significant damages, especially there. >>
Two New Jersey Institute of Technology infrastructure experts are available to discuss steel arch truss structure; metal fatigue; deteriorating infrastructure and more. >>
Certain home shapes and roof types can better resist high winds and hurricanes, according to a researcher at NJIT. Civil engineer Rima Taher, PhD, special lecturer in  NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture, spent two years examining the findings of research centers that have studied the best designs, construction materials and methods needed to withstand extreme wind events and hurricanes. >>
The NJIT steel bridge team ranked 14th overall, 10th in construction, 15th in lightness, 6th in stiffness and 10th in efficiency in the National American Society of Civil Engineers/American Institute of Steel Construction Student Steel Bridge Competition held this weekend at California State University in Northridge, Calif. >>
Britain Materek earned a degree in economics four years ago. But upon graduating, he realized he'd made a mistake. He'd rather be a civil engineer. Three scholarships, two honor societies and one almost-perfect grade-point average later, Materek will receive on May 17 his coveted civil engineering degree. >>
A way to provide electricity to New York City in the next century garnered a national award for a team of students at NJIT. The “City of the Future” contest sponsored by IBM, The History Channel, and the American Society of Civil Engineers named four NJIT electrical and computer engineering students “IBM Engineers of the Future.” >>
A team of civil engineering students from NJIT took home the award for best overall bridge in the National American Institute of Steel Construction & the American Society of Civil Engineers Collegiate Bridge Competition at the New York City College of Technology. >>
Bruno A. Boley, PhD, professor emeritus in the department of civil engineering and applied mechanics at Columbia University, will discuss "Some Reminiscences on Raymond D. Mindlin on the Centennial of His Birth" on Feb. 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Center, Rm. 224. >>
2006
 NJIT civil engineering professors John Schuring and Walter Konon are available to discuss the structural safety of the New York City building hit yesterday by a small aircraft. >>
Robert Jenny, founder and chief executive officer of Jenny Engineering Corp., a civil engineering firm that pioneered the use of innovative tunneling techniques in America, was recently appointed to the NJIT Board of Overseers. >>

KUDOS-May 2006

May 01, 2006
NJIT Provost Named Honorary Member by ASCEPriscilla P. Nelson, PhD, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at NJIT, was elected an Honorary Member by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Board of Direction. Honorary Members are those who have demonstrated achievement and contributed noteworthy services in any field of endeavor who have adhered to high standards of conduct, and whose efforts have benefited their communities, the nation and humanity. The Class of 2006 of 11 Honorary members will be inducted during the ASCE Annual Conference in October.Graduate Student Awarded a 2006 SPIE Educational Scholarship  Aysegul Ergin, a doctoral student in biomedical engineering at NJIT, was awarded an  Educational Scholarship in Optical Science & Engineering by SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering. The Scholarship Committee selected Ergin for her potential long-range contribution to the field of optics and photonics. Student Places Third in First Annual Electronic Trading Olympiad Yanzhi Bai, a graduate student in the College of Computing Sciences at NJIT, placed sixth in the first annual Electronic Trading Olympiad sponsored by the Interactive Brokers Group (IBG). IBG created the Olympiad to highlight the growing need for engineers and computer science professionals in the financial services industry.   >>
Judges at New Jersey's annual bridge building competition bestowed this past weekend first place upon a civil engineering team from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Ten students from NJIT now head next month to compete  Memorial Day weekend at the University of Utah. >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss of Herbert M. Iris, '51, a major benefactor to the athletics program at NJIT and the national chair of the Highlanders Athletics Campaign. Iris served in the Navy after graduating from high school and received a BS degree in civil engineering from the Newark College of Engineering in 1951. He started Iris Construction Co. in 1959, building industrial and office complexes across northern New Jersey. >>
2005
"CORSIM-A Microscopic Traffic Simulation Model for Integrated Networks" is the topic of a lecture by Steven Chien, PhD, associate professor, department of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, on Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Colton Hall, Room 416. Contact: Professor Raj Khera, 973-596-2475; e-mail khera@njit.edu. >>
John Schuring, PhD and PE, is professor of civil and environmental engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He holds several U.S. patents for developing methods of treating polluted soil. He is an expert in pile foundations, differential settlement of structures, and landslides. He has worked on engineering projects for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy and the New Jersey Department of Transportation. >>
2004
Herbert M. Iris, a civil engineer whose firm has helped to design and construct major commercial, industrial and office facilities throughout the state, will receive the Edward F. Weston Medal for Professional Achievement during NJIT's University Awards ceremony today at 4 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre. >>
2003

MEDIA ADVISORY

October 31, 2003
“During construction, pieces are still coming together, so there is definitely some vulnerability,” says John Schuring, in response to the parking deck collapse in Atlantic City. “Also, the loading on the structure is unpredictable during construction.” A multi-story structure such as a parking deck also relies on the strength of concrete cured just days earlier. “Sometimes,” he adds, those strengths may be overestimated because the concrete is not fully cured.” >>
Twelve students at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently received scholarships from the Construction Industry Advancement Program of New Jersey (CIAP), based in Edison. >>