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A Very Musical December

December 01, 2016
The NJIT Campus Center will be filled with music before the winter break, with performances by the NJIT String and Wind Ensembles, the Jazz Ensemble, and the Rutgers-Newark Chorus. >>
On stage in December at NJIT will be Facing Our Truth, One Act Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege. This series of plays written for The New Black Fest is a student-directed and stage-managed presentation of the Rutgers/NJIT Theatre Program. >>
NJIT has formed a joint venture with Fujian University of Technology in China (Team NJFJ) to design and build a functional, sustainable house to compete in the 2017 Solar Decathlon China. The 35-member team includes architecture, interior design, industrial design, graphic design, civil engineering, environmental studies, sustainability, concrete industry management and business majors at the two schools. >>
The long and rich history of Muslim life in Newark, New Jersey's largest city, will be the focus of a program of short films, readings and performances to be presented by professional artists and students on December 3 at the Newark Museum from 1 – 4 p.m.  >>
The Giga Beats, NJIT's acapella group, are hosting their first annual Holiday Showcase and invite all in the NJIT community to enjoy an evening of music, dance and humor as an enjoyable prelude to the end of the semester. >>
The Fall 2016 YWCC Capstone Showcase will take place Wednesday, Nov. 30 in the Campus Center Ballroom from 3-6 p.m. >>
On Nov. 17, the NJIT Board of Trustees awarded scholarships to two NJIT students. >>
Four distinguished individuals were recognized for achievements beneficial to the state and our nation, as well as an organization exceptional for its commitment to NJIT's mission, at Celebration, NJIT's annual fundraiser for campuswide scholarship endowment funds, held Nov. 11 at The Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange. >>
Among the NJIT researchers at the forefront of studying the star closest to Earth is Andrey Stejko, a Ph.D. candidate in physics. His research, supported by NASA, is focused on using a combination of high-resolution 3D models, scientific visualization, and supercomputers to gain a deeper understanding of the Sun's magnetic field and the effects of space weather on our home planet. >>
Members of the NJIT community are invited to audition for "Muslim Voices," celebrating the Muslim experience in Newark as part of highlighting 350 years of the city's history and vibrantly diverse cultural heritage. >>
NJIT Professor of English Burt Kimmelman's ninth collection of poetry, Abandoned Angel, has just been released from Marsh Hawk Press.  >>
Armed drones flying over Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere have ignited intense debate about U.S. foreign policy and military tactics. Yet drone technology also offers significant promise for applications in commerce, public safety and environmental monitoring. >>
Representative Donald Payne Jr. stopped by Camden Street School in Newark to chat with NJIT Albert Dorman Honors College scholars who are helping to cultivate supportive, experiential learning environments by mentoring middle school students in the After-School All-Star program. >>
Approximately 200 graduate and undergraduate students representing NJIT and other participating colleges and universities will participate in HackNJIT, a 24-hour hackathon organized and hosted by the Ying Wu College of Computing. >>
Richard (Dick) Sweeney '81, vice chairman of NJIT's Albert Dorman Honors College Board, shared his life experiences yesterday as co-founder of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. and its iconic single-portion pack coffee brewing system at an Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium. >>
The Rutgers-Newark and NJIT Theatre Program invites all students at both schools to open auditions for the 2016 Directors' Project: Facing Our Truths, a series of short plays about Trayvon Martin, race and privilege. >>
Richard Sher, distinguished professor of history in the Federated History Department of NJIT and Rutgers University-Newark, has been appointed a Senior Warnock Fellow at Yale University for the 2016-17 academic year, while on sabbatical leave. >>
The Chicago Cubs have won their way to the World Series for the first time since 1945. But as the ever eloquent Yogi Berra said, “It ain't over ‘til it's over.” >>
The Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Program will present a monstrously entertaining play beginning on October 26 — She Kills Monsters, written by Qui Nguyen and directed by Louis Wells. Performances will be October 26, 27, 28, 29 at 7 p.m. and on October 30 at 2:30 p.m. in the Bradley Hall Theatre, Bradley Hall, on the Rutgers-Newark campus. >>
All in the NJIT community are invited to a staged reading of the play It Can't Happen Here on Monday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Essex Room of the Rutgers-Newark Robeson Center. Admission is free. >>
New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF) has awarded a $50,000 Innovation Grant to Tara Alvarez, Ph.D., to help create a 3-D virtual reality therapy game for children suffering with binocular vision dysfunction, announced James M. Golubieski, president.  >>
Clouds and paper: unique product lines that formed the basis of two startup companies based in Brooklyn, New York. >>
David Rothenberg, a performing musician as well as a distinguished professor of philosophy and music in NJIT's Department of Humanities, plays clarinet and bass clarinet on several tracks of a new album by singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega. Titled Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers, the album was released October 14 on Amanuensis Productions. >>
NJIT continues to advocate for the greater inclusion and representation of women and people of color in tech sectors. >>
Grace Wang, a professor of computer science and a joint professor in both the Ying Wu College of Computing Sciences and Martin Tuchman School of Management, will discuss "Research in Networking, Data Science and Finance-related Areas to the Martin Tuchman School of Management" Oct. 12, 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Leir Conference Room.  >>
“We face incredible challenges related to climate change: sea level rise, an increasing number of storms, draught, fire, the list goes on and on,” says College of Architecture and Design professor Georgeen Theodore. “We absolutely need to plan for these events, and this includes what to do before, during and immediately after a disaster.” >>
Albert Dorman Honors College at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has been ranked among the Top 10 honors colleges and programs in the United States in the new book INSIDE HONORS: Ratings and Reviews of Sixty Public University Honors Programs, published by Public University Press. >>
According to the recently released 2016-2017 PayScale College Salary Report, NJIT was ranked first in New Jersey and tied for 16th among public universities for salary potential with a bachelor's degree. >>
Street flooding caused by storms is much more than an inconvenience of urban life — it disrupts economic activity and hinders vital services provided by first responders. By stressing the capacity of sewers and water-treatment plants, flooding can also increase microbial threats to health. >>
The first Friday afternoon of autumn 2016 brings an exciting concert to campus — acclaimed pianist Sophia Agranovich will be joined by her exceptional student, Mohamed Boubendir. David Dubal, internationally known pianist, author, broadcaster and painter will introduce their musical selections. >>
The College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) at NJIT is honored to present an exhibition of Newark-born architect and artist Richard Meier to celebrate the 350th anniversary of Newark's founding. >>
The Newark International Film Festival will be held September 9-11 at venues and campuses across the city, including NJIT. Students, faculty and staff can enjoy free admission to the films that will presented by registering for the festival online at Newarkiff.com and choosing the Broad Street Student Pass. ID must be shown at the door. Students can upgrade to a VIP pass for $25 by using the code SchoolFilmV. >>
James Geller, computer science professor and associate dean of research at NJIT's Ying Wu College of Computing Sciences organized an award ceremony to celebrate the contributions and commitment to teaching college-level computer science. >>
Team members from NJIT's Department of  BioMedical Engineering and the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine (CIBM3) pictured at their exhibitor booth at the National Neurotrauma Society (NNS) Symposium in June. >>
Namas Chandra, director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine (CIBM3), Bryan Pfister, chairman of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and team members conducting a tour of the Blast Lab for NJIT team members. >>
The work of 43 students of NJIT's School of Art + Design was featured in the Student Work Exhibit at the 43rd SIGGRAPH conference, the Association of Computing Machinery's (ACM) annual meeting on computer graphics and interactive techniques. This marks the fifth consecutive year that the School of Art + Design was represented in the exhibit, curated and sponsored by ACM's Education Committee. >>
Nearly four years ago, Hurricane Sandy barreled up the New Jersey coast, leaving communities both along the shore and inland decimated in her wake. In the Delaware Bayshore area in Cumberland County, many small towns were flooded by the storm surge. Among them was Greenwich Township, where dikes built in the 1600s to protect its village and farms and already breached were significantly worsened by the hurricane. Also greatly affected was the ecosystem just behind the dikes, which plays a vital role in both the local environment and economy. >>
“I think it's certainly irresponsible for Trump to openly encourage a foreign government to perform such espionage,” says Reza Curtmola, computer science professor and co-director of NJIT's Cybersecurity Research Center. >>
For the first time, NJIT offered a Real World Connections (RWC) Cybersecurity Summer Boot Camp to over 55 New Jersey middle and high school students. >>
The model serves as the centerpiece of “Dedicated to Every Block in Newark,” an art exhibition curated by the People Power Planning Newark and artist Bisa Washington, and was crafted by 150 volunteers, including architecture students from the College of Architecture and Design. >>
Sponsored by the American Design Club in New York City, and curated by its director Kiel Mead, the “Growth” competition featured approximately 50 products and included work by both current and past students from NJIT's industrial design program. >>
NJIT's online master's degree programs in information technology ranked second on CollegeRank.net's 2016 list of “The 20 Best Online Master's in Information Technology Programs.” >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation for a three-year project titled “Engineering New Materials Based on Topological Phonon Edge Modes.” This project, a partnership with Yeshiva University, will seek to elucidate the fundamental dynamics of cell division and other functions of living cells, as well as lay the groundwork for the fabrication of a new class of metamaterials with novel physical properties and functionalities. >>
During NJIT's first summer session (May 23 - June 27), the computer science department offered CS 100: Roadmap to Computing, a prerequisite course for computing majors. But this year, there were six high school teachers among the students learning about programming, Python and the use of high-level data types in problem representation. >>
The Structural Analysis of Biomedical Ontologies Center (SABOC) research group, codirected by NJIT computer science professors Yehoshua Perl and James Geller, recently hosted Stanford University professor Mark Musen for its second annual Family-based Terminology Quality Assurance National Cancer Institute (NCI) grant principals meeting. >>
NJIT is included in the 2017 revised and updated edition of Fiske Guide to Colleges, a selective, subjective and systematic look at over 300 of the best and most interesting colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Britain. >>
Twenty-two NJIT students have won first place in a student journalism contest on the environment. A cash prize was awarded for the winning entries, which were included in a collaborative investigative reporting project on the local effects of New Jersey's toxic environmental legacy and published on brickcitylive.com, a Newark website. Twenty-two NJIT students have won first place in a student journalism contest on the environment. >>
Michel Boufadel, Ph.D., is professor of civil engineering and director of director of NJIT's Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection. He was a member of the National Science Foundation's Rapid Response Team of researchers studying the effects of Hurricane Sandy on New Jersey's Raritan Bay. >>
Durga Misra, a professor in NJIT's Helen and John C. Hartmann Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was invited to present his research on “Higher-k Gate Dielectrics for sub-14nm CMOS Technology: Processing and Reliability” at several universities and research labs including Nanoelectronics Materials Laboratory (NamLab) of Technical University of Dresden; The Institute of Applied Physics (IAP) of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg; Institute for Microelectronics Stuttgart (IMS-CHIPS); and at Furtwangen University (HFU) in Germany. >>
Committed to recognizing excellence in individuals with superior academic performance, the Houtan Scholarship Foundation also acknowledges students who study Persian history, culture, civilization and language. >>
Ali Abdi and Osvaldo Simeone, both in the department of electrical and computer engineering, have been promoted to the rank of full professor. The announcement was made at the June 9 Board of Trustees meeting. >>
NJIT's Edgardo Farinas, associate professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, is the recipient of a Salute to Excellence Award from the North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society for his leadership in helping to make the New Jersey Chemistry Olympics a success for all participants. >>
For the past four months, teams of sixth- to eighth-grade students from four middle schools throughout New Jersey have donned their creative caps and worked diligently to answer the question, “What's so cool about manufacturing?” Guided by their teachers and provided with GoPro video equipment and instructional materials, the teams were matched with local manufacturers and charged with visiting their respective company to learn about its products, workforce and technology, and ultimately produce a two-and-a-half-minute video profile. >>
The Swarm Lab at NJIT, founded by Assistant Professor of Biology Simon Garnier, continues to garner attention in popular science media. The lab was recently a featured segment on the PBS show SciTech Now, which can be viewed online at http://www.scitechnow.org/videos/can-ants-mold-slime-explain-collective-human-behavior/. >>
A photograph by NJIT Professor Glenn Goldman was the recipient of a Judges' Commendation in the national 2016 Architectural Photography Competition sponsored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). >>
Four new performances, all part of the STEAM Plays Project, will premiere on June 2 at the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools (MCVTS)  auditorium in East Brunswick, New Jersey.  The STEAM Plays Project is a series of performances created and presented by MCVTS students in collaboration with the McCarter Theatre Center and NJIT Theatre Arts and Technology Program.  >>
The potential of mathematics to expand basic knowledge and meet real-world challenges will once again be the focus of plenary lectures, minisymposia and poster presentations when the Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics (FACM) conference convenes for 2016 on the NJIT campus June 3-4. >>
Every year, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education publishes lists of the Top 100 producers of associate, bachelor and graduate degrees awarded to minority students. The May edition of the publication focuses on Asian-American graduates in business administration, management and operations; education; engineering; and the social sciences. >>
NJIT's College of Computing Sciences named May 16 in honor of distinguished alumnus >>
The College of Architecture and Design's industrial design program, coordinated by Jose Alcala, will exhibit during NYCxDESIGN Week at ICFF May 14-17 in New York City's Jacob Javits Convention Center. >>
Faculty, staff, students and alumni of the College of Science and Liberal Arts (CSLA) were recognized on May 5 for achievements that spanned the college's departments and initiatives in research and education >>
It's the highest honor bestowed by a venerable engineering society, and one of NJIT's own is a recent recipient. Patrick Natale, P.E., '70, '75, an alumnus of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE) and today a member of NCE's Board of Visitors, has been named a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). >>
NJIT's Annual Service Awards Ceremony is set to take place Friday at 1 p.m. the Campus Center Ballroom, where some 200 employees will be recognized for a collective 4,000 years of service. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) seeks applications and nominations from the academic and corporate sectors for the position of Dean of the Ying Wu College of Computing Sciences (CCS). >>
In twilight, under a light rain, they entered the circle of love. One by one, the TKE members stepped into the hollow and -- enveloped by 400 mourners -- painted a portrait of their missing brother: Joe Micalizzi, who was murdered Monday while trying to ward off burglars who had entered the TKE fraternity house. >>
Gov. Chris Christie toured NJIT's Central King Building, a former high school that -- thanks to state funding -- has been turned into a state-of-the-art science center where professors and students strive to answer some of life's most perplexing questions.  >>
NJIT President Joel S. Bloom today hosts New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as he tours Central King Building (CKB), speaks with students and faculty and makes a news announcement. >>
It takes a whole lot of hand tools (and a heap of duct tape) to build a device that will clean up a nuclear site. And that's exactly what teams from roughly two-dozen New Jersey high schools set out to do during the 25th Annual Creative Design Challenge hosted last week at NJIT. >>
Gonzalo J. Lopez, an adjunct professor who teaches Intro to Design II in the College of Architecture and Design, is developing a project to build a school in El Jicarito, a tiny village in Nicaragua. >>
The College of Computing Sciences (CCS) will host the spring 2016 CCS Capstone Showcase Tuesday, May 3, in the Campus Center Atrium from 5-9 p.m. The showcase will feature 24 senior college capstone teams from the departments of computer science, information systems and information technology in addition to 15 middle and high school teams in the Real World Connections Program (RWC). >>
Enjoy two free concerts during the first week of May by the NJIT String and Wind Ensembles and the Jazz Ensemble. >>
Situated along the footpath that leads to Weston Hall, home of the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD), are five new fully formed structures for students and faculty to use to engage, converse or simply take a break. >>
On April 20, four photographs by Professor and Director of the School of Art + Design Glenn Goldman were announced as finalists in the fourth Annual Zebra Awards program celebrating the art of black and white photography and sponsored by the TZ International Photography and Art Community (TZIPAC). >>
Students from New Jersey high schools will compete in the Panasonic Creative Design Challenge (CDC), a premier robotics competition for New Jersey high school students held annually on the NJIT campus. >>
Prince's behind-the-scenes work has helped to create a pathway for tech inclusion and level the playing field at a time when, still, only a fraction of African-Americans are represented in the tech workforce. >>
Alexander M. Haimovich, distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, will be one of five plenary session speakers at the 2016 IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Radar Conference in Philadelphia, PA, May 2-May 6.  >>
Two of New Jersey Institute of Technology's strongest supporters for manufacturing will be featured speakers at the NERETA Talent Pipeline Strategic Alignment Summit in Clinton, N.J. on April 27-29. The summit aims to help local professionals in higher education and both economic and workforce development to enhance workforce capabilities, increase manufacturing employment opportunities and create a collaborative environment for manufacturing employers. >>
College of Architecture and Design associate professor Gabrielle Esperdy will take part in the final show of the three-part PBS series, “10 Towns That Changed America,” airing April 19 at 8 p.m. >>
The 2010 BP offshore blowout in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 people, released approximately 200 million gallons of oil, and contaminated hundreds of miles of shoreline. What have we learned from this disaster? Are we safer today? Are the impacts over? >>
Longstanding College of Architecture and Design professor and director of the Joint Ph.D. Program in Urban Systems, Karen A. Franck, will close the CoAD Spring 2016 lecture series (April 18, 5:00pm; Weston Lecture Hall I) by explaining the two main “pre-occupations” that consistently guide her research and writing: asking questions and creating structure. >>
Highlanders packed the Weston Hall Gallery to celebrate the work of alumni and the next generation of architects and designers at the 10th Annual Design Showcase April 7. >>
Jonathan R. Curley, senior university lecturer in the humanities department at NJIT, will be a speaker and panelist at an event titled “The 1916 Rising and Newark: Influences and Reactions,” Thursday, April 14, at 6 p.m. at the New Jersey Historical Society, 52 Park Place, Newark. >>
CollegeChoice.net recently published a list of the top 50 schools for bachelor's degrees in engineering. NJIT, the only New Jersey public school on the list, was ranked #45. The ranking is based primarily on cost of tuition, as reported by individual schools and CNN Money, and reputation in the field as reported by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and TES Global. >>
NJIT's Google ambassador, Chaitasee Pandya '16, recently organized a trip to Google's Chelsea headquarters in New York City for the graduate students in the Women in Computing Society. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Christopher Funkhouser will perform in "Open Plan: Cecil Taylor," an experimental five-part exhibition April 15-24, 2016 at the Whitney Museum of American Art. >>
The College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its design showcase April 7 in the Gallery of Weston Hall, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. >>
After being one of the few who picked the Mets to make it to the postseason in 2015, NJIT Mathematical Sciences Professor and Associate Dean Bruce Bukiet has published his projections of how the standings should look at the end of Major League Baseball's 2016 season. And things look good for one New York team. >>
In a report released March 29 by Forbes, NJIT ranked 39 in best value public colleges, 60 in the Northeast, 71 in research universities and 120 overall in America's Best Value Colleges. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has announced three outstanding individuals who will receive honorary degrees at the 100th commencement ceremony May 17. >>
The university will once again host the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp, a two-week, all-expenses-paid camp for bright students entering sixth, seventh or eighth grades in the fall of 2016. The camp promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and supports historically underserved and underrepresented students. >>
David Anderson, a mathematical sciences major at NJIT, has been awarded a Fulbright grant that will pay for him to travel to Germany and pursue a master's degree at a university in Munich. Anderson is the first NJIT student to receive the prestigious Fulbright Finalist award. >>
The New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) is pleased to announce the Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship, a $10,000 scholarship that will be awarded to a female student who has completed at least two years of undergraduate architectural studies. >>
The New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) at NJIT will host the AIA-sponsored symposium “How We Work,” March 30, 1p.m. - 6 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall 1. >>
The Newark College of Engineering (NCE) is ranked #92 on the newest U.S. News & World Report list of best graduate schools, ascending 19 positions since last year. NCE shares the #92 ranking with George Washington University, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Texas Tech University, University of Kentucky and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. >>
NJIT has placed 32nd on The Princeton Review's just-published list saluting the top 50 undergraduate schools to study game design for 2016. >>
Deane Evans, executive director of the NJIT Center for Resilient Design and professor Richard Garber, director of the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT, participated in a “Resilient and Sustainable Cities: Bridging from COP21 to Habitat III” symposium in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. >>
NJIT and Rutgers University-Newark faculty will join up for a jazz concert on March 23 at NJIT's Jim Wise Theatre, with the performance starting at 2:30 p.m. The concert is free for all students, faculty, staff and friends. >>
College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) Faculty and alumni continue to inspire lifelong Highlander pride with their dedication to give back to the community and volunteer outside of the office and architecture studio. >>
College of Architecture and Design associate professor Stephen Zdepski was recently commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel, the highest honor the Governor of Kentucky may bestow upon a civilian. >>
Calling all hackers!  Come to the Leir Conference Room (3rd Floor Central Ave. Building) at noon Friday, March 4 for free pizza and an intro to the Honeywell Eureka Hackathon Challenge. >>
Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will celebrate its continued commitment to engineering education advancement at the 18th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence March 9, 2016, 6-9 p.m. at the Newark Museum. Proceeds from the event will benefit the NCE Dean's Fund. >>
The National Science Foundation (NSF) CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service, a program seeking proposals that address cybersecurity education and workforce development, recently awarded a $4,078,362 grant to NJIT's College of Computing Sciences. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) ranked fifth on a new, exclusive list of the nation's top actuary programs. SafecoInsurance.com announced the “15 U.S. Colleges with Top Actuary Programs” yesterday following an independent study conducted by HomeInsurance.com. NJIT, the only New Jersey school listed, joined other nationally-ranked superstars including the University of Notre Dame, the University of Florida and Texas A&M University. >>
Free and open to the public, the College of Architecture and Design lecture series brings an eclectic roster of high-profile architects, designers and academics to speak to a packed house at Weston Hall. >>
The New Jersey Institute of Technology has made the charts once again in recently published rankings. The Feb. 9 NJBIZ article; “What are the 10 N.J. colleges with the highest-paid graduates?” ranked NJIT first among four-year public colleges and universities and third overall statewide behind Stevens Institute of Technology and Princeton University. >>
There will be a free performance of the NJIT Jazz Band on Wednesday, February 24 at 2:30 p.m. on the Rutgers-Newark Campus in the Dana Room of the Dana Library. The performance is at the invitation of the Rutgers Jazz Institute. >>
Grounded in theory, D. Yvette Wohn, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the information systems department at NJIT's College of Computing Sciences, explores the relationship between humans and technology using fundamental research tactics. >>
The ingenuity of the progressive faculty at the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) continues to stretch around the globe. >>
Deane Evans, executive director of NJIT's Center for Resilient Design, provided closing remarks on a panel session during the 2016 Federal Alliance for Safe Homes Conference in Orlando, Florida. >>
Mathew Schwartz, research scientist and designer at the Digital Human Research Center at the Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology affiliated with Seoul National University, presented “Developing Creative Technologies” at the College of Architecture and Design Feb. 4. >>
A(n) Office, led by Marcelo López-Dinardi, an adjunct instructor and third-year coordinator in the College of Architecture and Design has been selected by the U.S. Pavilion for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale to produce the exhibition: “The Architectural Imagination.” >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss last month of Hamilton V. Bowser, Sr. '52 '56, a distinguished trustee, alumnus, businessman and community leader who provided more than a decade of dedicated service to the university. >>
Jun Liu, assistant professor of information systems in the College of Business & Information System at Dakota State University will give a talk on the semi-supervised article selection for medical systematic reviews Feb. 3. >>
John C. Jones, a Ph.D. student in the Urban Systems program, has been selected by the Eagleton Institute of Politics as an Eagleton Fellow for the 2015-16 academic year. >>
Photographs by School of Art + Design director Glenn Goldman have been chosen as winners in the annual architectural photography competition sponsored by the West Jersey section of the American Institute of Architects. >>
Parasites used to be considered nothing more than physiological freeloaders, taking advantage of their hosts. Now scientists are discovering that many species of parasites can control their hosts with a sinister sophistication that forces them to do their bidding. Researchers are only beginning to investigate this remarkable control, developing a field that's been called neuroparasitology. It's work that could someday help us find better ways to treat human brain disorders. >>
Acclaimed architectural historian and NJIT Distinguished Professor Zeynep Çelik has been awarded the George Sarton Medal by the School of Engineering and Architecture of Ghent University. >>
Tom Bury, an NJIT alumnus and construction manager on the Food Network's hit show, “Restaurant: Impossible,” will discuss his New Jersey roots as well as how his education prepared him for his career on an upcoming episode of “One-on-One with Steve Adubato.” >>
The interior design program in the School of Art + Design was one of three programs selected to participate in the Architecture-Engineering-Construction (AEC) division of “Design Slam” at Autodesk University in Las Vegas. >>
Jianchen Shan, a Ph.D. student in the computer science department, presented two papers at the seventh IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science in Vancouver. >>
A joint team from Kessler Foundation and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is developing new applications for wearable robotic exoskeleton devices with a $5 million federal grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research. >>
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College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) student Alexander Cutrona '16 won honorable mention for his fifth-year Comprehensive Design Studio project for the Vectorworks Design Scholarship 2015. >>
Members of the NJIT community, Judith Sheft, Pushpendra Singh, Som Mitra and Naga Musunuri, participated in this year's NJTC Tech Day, a full day tech event that included fireside charts, exhibitors and panel discussions. >>
The New Jersey-Israel Commission will offer perspectives on education and innovation to drive economic development and address the digital divide Dec. 15, 10 a.m. - noon inside the Campus Center Atrium at NJIT. >>
Newark Kids Code is an educational initiative designed to introduce technologically disadvantaged and underrepresented youth to programming, coding and other digital and computer technologies. >>
NJIT recently made the top 50 in a new national ranking, just released by Georgetown University, on the “50 colleges where students earn the highest salaries.” In the report, "Ranking Your College: Where You Go and What You Make," the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce looked at the four-year colleges whose students go on to earn the highest salaries 10 years after starting their studies. >>
Rising entrepreneurs presented their ideas for new products and businesses at the 2015 Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge, an annual event coordinated by the Newark Innovation Acceleration Center and NJIT's School of Management and sponsored by Capital One Bank. >>
Geller's paper, “Identifying Pairs of Terms with Strong Semantic Connections in a Textbook Index,” was co-authored by Shmuel T. Klein of Bar-Ilan University in Israel and Yuriy Polyakov, a research professor at NJIT. >>
For scientists studying the impacts of space weather, one of the central mysteries of solar flares – the colossal release of magnetic energy in the Sun's atmosphere that erupts with the force of millions of hydrogen bombs – is the means by which these explosions produce radiation and accelerate particles to nearly the speed of light within seconds. >>

A Musical Finale

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

Ready, Set, Hack!

November 30, 2015
Highlanders pull an all-nighter to build innovative Web and mobile applications. >>
Steve Devick, a former optometrist and entrepreneur who founded and co-founded a series of technology-based public and private companies, including the software company Platinum technology,  will give a talk, “The Marriage of Science and Business” on Dec. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Room 112 of Eberhardt Hall. >>
A leading researcher and computer scientist discuss the Internet of Things and indoor localization technologies. >>
A comprehensive scientific report released today by The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has concluded that there are still critical research gaps hampering efforts to both assess the environmental impacts of crude oil spills and to effectively remediate them. >>
The College of Computing Sciences will host the fall 2015 CCS Capstone Showcase Monday, Nov. 30 at the Campus Center Ballroom from 5-9 p.m. >>

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

NJIT's Center for Resilient Design hosted a one-day workshop on how to use concrete to make single-family homes more resilient and sustainable. >>
On Nov. 13, 2015, NJIT commemorated both the 20th anniversary of the college—the latest in a yearlong series of events—and the exceptional alumnus for whom the Honors College was named at Celebration 2015, the university's annual black-tie fundraiser held at The Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange. >>
NJIT's Barbara and Leonard Littman Architecture and Design Library was awarded a $13,500 state grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission to further develop the Digital Archive of Newark Architecture. >>
NJIT's Center for Resilient Design (CRD) will participate in a project to build a resilient, energy efficient and sustainable new home. >>
The Research & Development Council of New Jersey honored the winners of the 2015 Edison Patent Awards at the 36th Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception on November 12, 2015. Over 50 inventors and 12 New Jersey companies and universities were recognized at the event. >>
Through his research, Mohamed Gamal-Eldin examines modern Middle East history and the development of peripheral cities. >>
James Geller discusses the importance of enhancing the quality of medical terminologies. >>
There will be a discussion about detecting abnormal traffic behaviors in 3G/4G LTE networks. >>
The Moonlight Duo, cellist Karen Pinoci and pianist Claudia Baumgartner Lemmerz, will musically illuminate the work of women composers when they perform in the Campus Center Atrium on Friday, November 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. >>
Louis Lanzerotti, distinguished research professor in the Department of Physics, took part in the October 29 panel discussion “Space Weather: Understanding Potential Impacts and Building Resilience” convened in Washington, D.C. under the auspices of the Executive Office of the President of the United States. >>
Approximately 200 graduate and undergraduate students representing NJIT and other participating colleges and universities will participate in a 24-hour hackathon organized and hosted by NJIT's Association of Computing Machinery student chapter and the College of Computing Sciences Nov. 7 - 8. >>
NJIT will hold its annual black-tie fundraiser, Celebration, on Nov. 13, 2015 at The Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange.  >>
On November 12, the Theatre Arts and Technology Program, which NJIT offers jointly with Rutgers University-Newark, will bring together NJIT faculty members and design professionals associated with the McCarter Theater to present a panel discussion of their exciting work to Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools (MCVTS) theater students, and students at NJIT and Rutgers-Newark.  >>
International award-winning architect and College of Architecture and Design associate professor Maria Hurtado de Mendoza has another accolade to add to her illustrious career. >>
A dozen College of Computing Sciences students attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Houston Oct. 14-16. >>
Water is a vital resource in every environment, and the focus of the next in the fall series of Technology, Art and Science Forum presentations will be water and the City of Newark. >>
"Monument Man" Harry Ettlinger, who received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Newark College of Engineering in 1950, was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal yesterday in a ceremony in Emancipation Hall on Capitol Hill. >>
Albert Dorman Honors College Dean Katia Passerini and Jasmine Faldu '15 recently were interviewed for the talk show"Life & Living with Joanna Gagis," which aired on the NJTV network. >>

Historical News

October 15, 2015
Conference presentations on topics ranging from medical care to computing and global environmental awareness were on the schedules of three members of the Department of History for October. >>
In 1985, NJIT's School of Architecture became the first architecture program in the United States to offer fully computer/electronic design studios with 3D modeling and color. >>

Klang Returns to Campus

October 13, 2015
The Klang String Quartet will once again be heard at NJIT in continuing celebration of musical expression on campus. >>
On Sept. 29, the International Photography Awards (IPA) competition announced category winners for 2015. Eight photographs taken by Glenn Goldman, professor and director of the School of Art + Design, were declared honorable mention winners in nine categories, racking up 11 separate awards. >>
NJIT's Center for Resilient Design recently co-convened the first New Jersey Urban Mayors Academy on Resilient Design and Mitigation. >>
The College of Architecture and Design's (CoAD) fall 2015 lecture Series is back and in full swing, boasting an impressive roster of acclaimed, well-respected experts in the field of architecture and design. >>
The New Jersey Institute of Technology ranks first in public universities in New Jersey and third in the state overall -- based on post-graduation earnings, with a median salary of $65,300 -- in the new College Scorecard. >>
"Digital Destruction," the Technology, Art and Science Forum presentation by futurist and digital-marketing consultant Andrew Edwards originally scheduled on Wednesday, October 7, has been postponed. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Haimin Wang, Ph.D., a leading authority on fluctuations of the Sun's magnetic field that give rise to solar flares and space weather, will receive the eighth annual Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on Oct. 1, 2015.   >>
NJIT recently signed a contract to lead the PALISADE project as part of the SafeWare program to develop encrypted computing technologies and address software security limitations. >>
NJIT is one of several higher education partners to team up with AT&T in collaboration with the New Jersey Technology Council to launch the New Jersey Civic App Challenge, which runs from Sept. 16 until Nov. 13. The challenge will award $19,000 in prizes for best civic apps, including apps to serve veterans. >>
Calling all Android lovers! Associate professor Guiling Wang will host a computer science department seminar on improving Android reliability and security run by associate professor Iulian Neamtiu Sept. 23. >>
New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) director, Richard Garber, will serve as a judge for Build NY Live, the sixth in a series—and the first in the U.S.—of international design competitions sponsored by BuildEarthLive.com. >>
The new academic year at NJIT brings an expanding spectrum of events spanning creative scientific, technological and social inquiry, and celebrating the arts — beginning with a performance by pianist Yelena Grinberg, who will perform on September 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre. >>
Whether you're focused on academic excellence or on getting a high paying job upon graduation and quickly paying off debt, top news and ranking sources agree that NJIT may be the school for you. >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place on September 29, 2015  in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide.  >>
The NJIT community will officially welcome the incoming Class of 2019 and recognize faculty and staff excellence during the annual Convocation on Sept. 9, 2015 on the Campus Green.  >>
A photo taken of the Vancouver Convention Center by Glenn Goldman was named a finalist in the Photographer's Forum 2015 photography contest. >>
​Prior to his passing this summer, Edward Cruz '63, '13 HON published his memoir, A Bold Journey, in which he described the path that took him from his boyhood in Portugal to becoming an NJIT soccer star, successful businessman and highly respected community leader. >>
Samples of student work produced in NJIT's School of Art + Design were exhibited for the fourth consecutive year at the curated Student Work Exhibit at SIGGRAPH, the Association of Computing Machinery's (ACM) conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques. >>
NJIT is one of 15 universities to participate in BRAID's three-year effort to expand outreach to high school teachers and students to modify introductory computer science courses and broaden participation among women and students of color. >>
Eon Soo Lee, an assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering and director of NJIT's Advanced Energy Systems and Microdevices Laboratory, gave several talks on his research into next-generation batteries and fuel cells at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Power and Energy Conference held this summer in San Diego. >>
Shy Nag, a code opera co-written by NJIT Humanities Professor Christopher Funkhouser and directed by NJIT Professor Louis Wells that was first produced by the NJIT-Rutgers Theatre Department in Feb. 2015, will be staged again at the Electronic Literature Festival in Bergen, Norway. >>
On Aug. 4, the College of Computing Sciences (CCS) will host the Real World Connections (RWC) Showcase in the Campus Center Ballroom 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. >>
Clifford M. Samuel, who received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from NJIT in 1988, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Access Operations and Emerging Markets in the Corporate & Medical Affairs organization of Gilead Sciences, Inc. >>
D. Yvette Wohn, an assistant professor in the information systems department at the College of Computing Sciences, has been named a recipient of the 2015 Yahoo Faculty Research and Engagement Program Award. >>
Cindy Celi, who received a B.Arch. degree from NJIT in 2009, has been awarded a Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellowship. >>
A three-day workshop was recently held at NJIT to plan the details of a $1.75 million grant for work on family-based quality assurance of biomedical ontologies. >>
For the ninth consecutive year, NJIT hosted the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp. >>
Students from the Master in Infrastructure Planning (MIP) program won first prize at the 2015 American Planning Association Northeast Conference. >>
Members of the NJIT student chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) had a successful showing at the fourth annual IIDA Fashion Show. >>
Professor and computer science department chair James Geller coauthored and presented a paper at the 2015 Medical Informatics Europe Conference (MIE2015) in Madrid. >>
Keith Krumwiede, associate professor and director of the College of Architecture and Design's graduate architecture program, wrote an article about resilient design on theconversation.com. >>

Change of Command

June 25, 2015
There's new leadership at Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 490. >>
The Foundation for Newark's Future (FNF) recently awarded a $1.5 million grant to the Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC). >>
Computer science professor Vincent Oria has won the prestigious Test of Time Award given by the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Management of Data. >>
CoAD Gallery curator and adjunct faculty member of the School of Art + Design, Matthew Gosser, curated two exhibits that opened during the seventh annual Paterson Art Walk >>
A graduate of NJIT's School of Art + Design was honored with a Core77 Design Award. >>
NJIT Humanities Professors Christopher Funkhouser and Burt Kimmelman were among the "speaking portraits" of poets featured in a video that had its premiere at Anthology Film Archives in New York City on June 6, 2015.   >>
Funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) associated to the new minor in nanotechnology at NJIT will support six undergraduate students in their research on nanotechnology. >>
Somenath Mitra, distinguished professor of chemistry and environmental science, was awarded a patent last month for a next-generation water desalination and purification technology that uses uniquely absorbent carbon nanotubes to remove salt and pollutants from brackish water and industrial effluent for reuse by businesses and households. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute, (NJII), an NJIT Corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state's science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, has received three TechConnect 2015 National & Global Innovation Awards.  >>
The School of Art + Design obtains accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. >>

High-Impact Math

June 03, 2015
It seems to contradict common sense — that greater speed for a missile or meteorite does not necessarily mean deeper penetration into the ground upon impact. >>
Glenn Goldman, professor and director of the School of Art + Design, received honorable mention in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) annual photography competition. >>
Innovative industry-sponsored and entrepreneurial projects were on full display at the College of Computing Sciences Spring 2015 Capstone Showcase. >>

Celebrating CSLA

May 26, 2015
An awards ceremony recognizing faculty, staff, students and alumni was a concluding highlight of the spring semester for the College of Science and Liberal Arts (CSLA). Held in the Campus Center, the event on May 6 also featured a keynote presentation on biological and electronic olfaction by prominent researcher Dr. Alan Gelperin, who is with the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. >>
College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) associate professor Andrzej Zarzycki was an invited speaker at the Digital Human Research Center. >>
What do we expect from new technology, and at times even demand that technical inventiveness deliver? >>
NJIT conferred 3,931 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees today at the 99th commencement exercises at the Prudential Center in Newark, bringing the total amount of degrees awarded by the university to more than 77,000. >>
CoAD's fall 2014 MIP studio took home first honorable mention at the Global Schindler Awards in Shenzhen, China April 30. >>
NJIT associate professors Reza Curtmola and Joerg Kliewer speak at the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science. >>
Candleholders created by industrial design instructors and students from the School of Art + Design will be showcased during New York City Design Week. >>
Philip L. Rinaldi '68, '77, CEO of Philadelphia Energy Solutions, has been selected by The World Trade Center Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) to receive the 2015 Global Business Leadership Award on May 7, 2015. >>
NJIT faculty and students were among some 4,000 business leaders, engineers, scientists and other professions sharing technical knowledge and commercially significant solutions involving minerals, metals and materials in mid-March at the 144th annual meeting of the TMS Society. >>
The spring 2015 College of Computing Sciences (CCS) Capstone Showcase will take place in the Campus Center Atrium May 7 at 3 p.m.-6 p.m. >>
Groundbreaking images of the Sun captured by scientists at NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) give a first-ever detailed view of the interior structure of umbrae – the dark patches in the center of sunspots – revealing dynamic magnetic fields responsible for the plumes of plasma that emerge as bright dots interrupting their darkness. >>
Scientists at NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) have captured the first high-resolution images of the flaring magnetic structures known as solar flux ropes at their point of origin in the Sun's chromosphere. Their research, published today in Nature Communications, provides new insights into the massive eruptions on the Sun's surface responsible for space weather. >>
A group of students in the College of Architecture and Design's (CoAD) fall 2014 Master of Infrastructure Planning (MIP) studio will head to Shenzhen, China for five days as one of 12 finalists for the Global Schindler Award. >>
Science and technology were on full display at the 2015 Panasonic Creative Design Challenge (CDC), a premier robotics competition for New Jersey high school students held annually at NJIT. >>
A team of NJIT civil engineers scored a dramatic win in the regional round of the 2015 National Student Steel Bridge Competition this past weekend for the tenth year in a row, beating nine other teams, including Columbia University, Cooper Union and Rutgers University. >>
Second year students in the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) recently spent the weekend working alongside a group of masonry journeymen to compete in the 2015 Masonry Design/Build Competition. >>
NJIT faculty, students and friends have mustered an impressive array of talents to form a jazz band, string and wind ensembles and a dance group. With the snows of winter now behind us, these talents will be a celebratory part of spring on campus. >>
Distinguished professor of architecture Zeynep Çelik and multiple award-winning associate professor María Hurtado de Mendoza will be overseas this week sharing ideas and discussing their latest projects. >>
Students from 24 New Jersey high schools will compete in the Panasonic Creative Design Challenge (CDC), a premier robotics competition for New Jersey high school students held annually on the NJIT campus. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently received 420 Intel-based Supermicro servers from Linode, a Linux-based cloud hosting company based in Galloway, NJ. The servers, valued at $1.2 million, will support advanced instruction, research and career advancement for NJIT students.  >>
Deliris Diaz, a sophomore applied physics major, was recently selected as a recipient of the 2015 National Conference for Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) scholarship. >>
New Jersey Future, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that brings together concerned citizens and leaders to promote responsible land-use policies, has named College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) associate professor Darius Sollohub a 2015 Smart Growth Award Winner. >>
For the second year in a row, a team of NJIT students reached the final four of the CFA Institute Research Challenge, an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis. >>
NJIT men's basketball coach Jim Engles was honored Friday afternoon as the 2015 John McLendon National Coach of the Year at the annual CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. >>
The School of Art + Design's industrial and digital design programs will represent NJIT at the Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire April 11, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Newark Museum. >>
Ali N. Akansu, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Mustafa Torun, Ph.D. '13, a software development engineer for Amazon Web Services, have authored the book, "A Primer for Financial Engineering: Financial Signal Processing and Electronic Trading." >>
Fighting error, bias, dishonesty and fraud in science will be the topic of a talk to be given by Newark College of Engineering Dean Moshe Kam on Friday, April 17 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre, Kupfrian Hall. >>
A concert by The Montclair Trio will kick off the CoAD Concert Series presented by NJIT's School of Art + Design April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Barbara and Leonard Littman Library. >>
Yashi's Larry Nolan, head of technology, and Mark Paone, vice president of platform engineering, will be participating in a free question and answer session on April 8 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 1100. >>
Nearly $117 million in bonds sold quickly yesterday bolstering an already strong financial outlook for NJIT, university officials announced. >>
Richard Garber, associate professor of architecture, has been appointed director of the School of Architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), effective immediately. >>
The 17th annual NCE Salute to Engineering Excellence drew nearly 200 faculty, students, alumni, industry partners and friends of the university to a jam-packed, festive celebration in the Campus Center Atrium following the awards ceremony. >>
Saif Haobsh, a senior in the College of Architecture and Design and an Albert Dorman Honors College scholar, has received the prestigious Scholarship Award from The New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ), an honor he also received in 2011. >>
Business leaders, CEOs and information security professionals looking to beef up their data protection strategies attended a half-day cybersecurity conference at NJIT March 30. >>
The energy on campus is electric. Everywhere you turn, students are sporting NJIT gear in support of tonight's game. >>
Watch NJIT's Marek Rusinkiewicz, dean of the College of Computing Sciences, on One-on-One with Steve Adubato.  >>
Watch NJIT's Barbara Littman MArch '94, adjunct professor in the School of Art and Design in the College of Architecture and Design, on Life & Living with Joanna Gagis. The program is scheduled to air on March 28 at 2 p.m. on NJTV. The program will repeat on April 25 at 9 a.m. and on April 26 at 11:30 p.m. on FiOS 1. >>
College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) associate professor Georgeen Theodore will speak at the 2015 Journalists Forum on Land and The Built Environment at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design March 28. >>
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will bestow one of its highest honors, the Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) Lifetime Achievement award, this evening on two NJIT alumni who have made substantial and lasting contributions to the field of engineering.  >>
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The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) this year bestowed one of its highest honors, the Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) Lifetime Achievement award, on two NJIT alumni who have made substantial and lasting contributions to the field of engineering. >>
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Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will celebrate its continued commitment to engineering education advancement at the 17th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 31, 2015 in the Campus Center Atrium. Proceeds from the event will benefit the NCE Dean's Fund.  >>

A Legal Edge

March 19, 2015
The verdict is in: law schools and employers with a need for legal acumen are definitely interested in applicants who have a strong, relevant background in science and technology as well as the social sciences and humanities. >>
Students have been tasked with designing and constructing a device that has the ability to maneuver through a post-earthquake landscape. >>
Jonathan Curley, senior university lecturer in NJIT's Department of Humanities, co-stars in Love & Arguments, a new film that will be screened as part of the Maplewood Ideas Festival on March 26 at 7 p.m. at the Maplewood Memorial Library.  >>
NJIT men's basketball will play in its first-ever national postseason tournament at the Division I level when the Highlanders host a first-round game in the 2015 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) as a host team on Monday, March 16 at 7 p.m. >>

Baroque Is Back

March 12, 2015
The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey (BONJ), conducted by Robert W. Butts, returns to campus on Wednesday, April 1 with an exciting concert of contemporary music, a presentation of the NJIT Technology, Art and Science Forum. The performance will be from 2:30 to 4:00 P.M. in the Jim Wise Theatre. >>
Ron T. Ogan, IEEE Senior Member and recently a Senior Research Engineer at Georgia Tech Research Institute, will discuss "Integration of Manned and Unmanned Aircraft Systems into U.S. Airspace" on March 12, 5-6 p.m. in ECE 202. >>
Maurie Cohen, associate professor in NJIT's Department of Humanities, is the recipient of the 2015–2016 Lewis O. Kelso Fellowship for the study of employee ownership, profit sharing, and broad-based equity compensation in corporations and society in the United States. The award is conferred annually by the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. >>
NJIT Humanities Professors Christopher Funkhouser and Andrew Klobucar were invited to present at Interrupt 3, a discussion forum and studio for new forms of language art, on March 12-15 at Brown University.  >>
Theresa Hunt, University Lecturer in NJIT's Department of Humanities, presented her research at the Eastern Sociological Society (ESS) Annual Conference in New York City. >>
There will be a Newark Housing Roundtable presented by Brick City Conversations Feb. 25, 6-8 p.m. at the College of Architecture and Design Gallery inside Weston Hall. >>
As part of the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) 2015 spring lecture series, landscape architect Thomas Balsley, FASLA, founder and principal designer of Thomas Balsley Associates (TBA) will discuss the process, design and tactics of urban placemaking Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. inside Weston Lecture Hall 1. >>
Morton M. Denn, Ph.D. of the Benjamin Levich Institute at the City College of New York will deliver the inaugural Marino Xanthos Memorial Lecture on March 11, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall 112. >>
Sahitya Allam, '17, a biomedical engineering major, won the best presentation prize at the annual New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network poster showcase held this week at Princeton University for her research on the impact of inner-ear stimulation on the fine motor control skills of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. >>
Professor Denis Blackmore, Department of Mathematical Sciences, has been honored by the New Jersey Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA-NJ) with the award that it presents annually for distinguished college or university teaching of mathematics. >>

Racism: Post Ferguson

February 18, 2015
February 26, 2012: unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. August 9, 2014: unarmed teenager Michael Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. These are just two instances of violent death suffered by young Black men in a tragic continuum that mars our nation's history.   >>
In January, NJIT and partners were the first team to conduct unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flights in the state under a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) program to test the feasibility of safely integrating drones into national airspace and to assess the research and operational capabilities of communications and mapping sensors aboard the craft. >>
How does the hitchhiking, flat-headed remora fish attach to surfaces so securely yet release so easily? Suction was thought to be the easy answer, but Brooke Flammang, a biologist at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has proved this long-held conclusion to be only partly true. >>
NJIT College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) faculty members Maria Hurtado de Mendoza and Matt Burgermaster have both recently won the highest-level design award offered by the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) in its annual design competition, the BSA Design Awards.  >>
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) announced the 2014-2015 Architectural Education Award winners. Two College of Architecture and Design professors won awards in two categories this year. >>
For the fourth year in a row, NJIT has been named an American Concrete Institute (ACI) Excellent University, one of 15 universities to receive the award for 2014. >>
A Conversation with One World Trade Center Architect David Childs will kickoff the Spring 2015 College of Architecture and Design Lecture Series.   >>
Wen Zhang, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering was invited to give a talk to graduate students at Tsinghua University in Shenzhen, China, on Jan. 10. >>
Urs Gauchat, dean of The College of Architecture and Design (CoAD), will moderate a conference on “The Future of Cities: An Integrated Approach to Urban Problems,” Feb. 10 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. >>

Ravindra Honored in India

February 04, 2015
Nuggehalli M. Ravindra, professor of physics and director of NJIT's interdisciplinary program in materials science and engineering, was honored in New Delhi on Global Friendship Day in January with the Bharat Gaurav Award and Certificate of Excellence. >>
With a piercing whoosh, the silver RS-16 aircraft took off yesterday afternoon from the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, climbed to about 3,000 ft. and began soaring in loops over the Atlantic Ocean. >>
Photographs taken by Glenn Goldman, founding director of the School of Art + Design, are among the winners in an annual architectural photography contest. >>
The College of Architecture and Design Gallery (CoAD Gallery) will present “Four Printmakers…Four Decades,” an exhibition featuring the work of four talented printmakers with selections covering the past four decades, on Feb. 5, 2015. >>
Shawn Chester, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, presented two seminars in China last month at which he described his research on the multiphysics mechanics of soft materials. >>
On Friday, January 30, Research Professor Hans Chaudhry will now give his presentation “Healing Mind and Body,” an Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium, from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. in Cullimore Hall, Lecture Room 3. >>
The exhibition features inventive work created by the digital, industrial and interior design students from The School of Art + Design. >>
Siva Nadimpalli, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, gave invited talks at the Indian Institute of Technology on Jan. 12-13, 2015.  >>
The National Institute of Building Sciences Sustainable Buildings Industry Council honored NJIT with a 2014 Beyond Green Merit Award. >>
Timothy J. Paul, of Plainview, New York, has been appointed as Assistant Development Director for Intercollegiate Athletics/Newark College of Engineering at NJIT. >>
Glenn Goldman, professor and director of the School of Art + Design, presented “Selfie or Group: Working Alone (or) Together” at the 13th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities in Honolulu. >>
NJIT alum Jason Kliwinski led an informative two-hour presentation at the College of Architecture and Design about the linkages between climate and weather and the effects of global warming. >>
Michel Boufadel, director of NJIT's Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection, has been appointed by the Royal Society of Canada to a panel of experts charged with evaluating the impact of crude oil spills in northern water bodies, including the Arctic Ocean. >>
Nirwan Ansari, distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Advanced Networking Lab, delivered the keynote address, "Greening the Last Mile Access," at the 12th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC 2015) in Las Vegas. >>
Theresa Hunt, University Lecturer in NJIT's Department of Humanities, presented a paper entitled “Launching Revolutions and Challenging the State: Egyptian Women's Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaigns, 2004-2012” at the annual Middle East Studies Association (MESA) conference in Washington, DC. >>
Glenn Goldman, professor and founding director of the School of Art + Design, has been named one of the “30 Most Admired Educators for 2015” by DesignIntelligence magazine. >>
As part of NJIT's graduate architecture program, 16 students have developed conceptual designs for a new borough hall in Sea Bright. >>
Pierre Ramond '65, a theoretical physicist and director of the Institute for Fundamental Theory at the University of Florida has won the 2015 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, one of the highest honors for scientific investigators in that field. >>
The Center for Resilient Design in collaboration with the New Jersey Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council is cosponsoring “Climate Reality: Causes, Affects, & Solutions for the 21st Century & Beyond” Jan. 14 inside Weston Hall at the College of Architecture and Design at 2 p.m. >>
NJIT's Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program raised $50,000 last semester in scholarship funds from local and national patrons to be awarded this spring to exceptional first-year CIM students and talented transfer students who are joining the program. >>
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To address the challenges in industrialization of algae-based biofuel and issues of algal contamination in drinking water supply, Wen Zhang, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Xianqin Wang, associate professor in the Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, have jointly been developing functional magnetic nanoparticles with polymer coating for cost efficient algal biomass harvesting and removal from water. >>
Thomas G. Dallessio, director of the Center for Resilient Design and Keith A. Krumwiede, associate professor in the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) have an article published in Lanscapes/Paysages, the professional journal of landscape architecture in Canada. >>
Yuan-nan Young and Shahriar Afkhami, associate professors in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, are organizing a one-day workshop as part of a joint effort between Rutgers, City College, Stony Brook and NJIT. >>
NJIT's Jay Meegoda, professor and director of the Geotechnical Testing Laboratory in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will be featured on the upcoming Caucus: New Jersey program about the water crisis in Haiti.  >>
Two MIE graduate students working under the guidance of Daniel Bunker, Ian Fischer and Pushpendra Singh, presented papers at the 67th Annual Meeting of American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics held in San Francisco, California from Nov. 23-25. >>
Graduate students in the Materials Science and Engineering Program att NJIT attended the 2014 Materials Science and Technology Conference in Pittsburgh   >>
An extensive, wide ranging interview with Humanities Professor and poet Burt Kimmelman has been published in Rain Taxi, a prominent journal in contemporary American poetry. >>
NJIT's Center for Building Knowledge (CBK) and the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation (CBEI) have launched an initiative that can significantly cut costs for energy and water wasted due to building inefficiencies. >>
A single-dose treatment for some forms of hemophilia may be on the horizon. >>
Shawn Chester and Siva Nadimpalli, both assistant professors in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, recently attended the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (ASME IMECE) held in Montreal. >>
Michel Boufadel, director of NJIT's Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection, has been appointed to a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) committee charged with assessing the environmental impact of spills of the heavy Canadian crude oil known as oil sand. >>
Eon Soo Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and director of Advanced Energy Systems and Microdevices Laboratory, presented research posters at the ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, which was held in Montreal, Canada November 17-20. >>
Bernadette Longo, associate professor, and Dave Kmiec, university lecturer, both in the Department of Humanities, presented "At the intersection of the humanities and engineering: Building a strong communication foundation for student success" at the Engineering Leaders Conference in Engineering Education in Doha, Qatar. >>
Wen Zhang, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has published an article in Water Research, a peer-reviewed journal that covers water science and technologies as well as water quality management. >>
This semester, the College of Computing Sciences (CCS) Capstone Program has partnered with industry giants such as Panasonic, UPS, IMS Health, OWASP, Pop Group and Johnson and Johnson among others to offer unique hands-on, project-based learning experiences to NJIT students. >>
GameFest, an annual November event in NJIT's School of Art + Design, provides an opportunity for students to exhibit and test a series of analog games created with technology-enabled design processes. Organized by Taro Narahara, assistant professor of digital design, students explore the relationship between traditional and digital games, and the use of digital fabrication in the development of physical games through the alteration of game structures. >>
Two NJIT researchers and an alumnus inventor were recently honored by the Research & Development Council of New Jersey at the 35th annual Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception. >>
MengChu Zhou, distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently delivered  a keynote speech on "Internet of Things: Architectural Evolution and Applications" at the IEEE 2014 International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies in Metz, France. >>
Founder of Kill Screen and former cultural reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Jamin Warren, spoke to an interdisciplinary audience at the College of Architecture and Design as part of the college lecture series. >>
Reid Johnson, Autodesk's program manager for architectural, engineering and construction education in North America, came to the NJIT studios in the School of Art + Design to provide seminars and hands-on tutorials on the company's new fabrication software, “Fusion 360.” >>
Wenbo (Selina) Cai, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, recently attended The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California. >>
The third and final lecture in the fall semester series sponsored by the NJIT Student Chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and organized by its president, fourth-year student Joseph Cardenas, featured two New York City-based product designers whose projects take advantage of unique properties of their chosen materials. >>
A team of NJIT students took top honors for their mobile gateway app at the United Athletes Foundation-Microsoft Hackathon this month at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington.  >>
More than 50 undergraduate students offered a first-hand glimpse into the innovations of the future at HackNJIT, a 24-hour hackathon hosted by NJIT's College of Computing Sciences and the Association for Computing Machinery on Nov. 8-9, 2014. >>
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (HBCBSNJ) sponsored a student art and design competition in collaboration with NJIT's School of Art + Design to select artwork that best supports HBCBSNJ's theme: “Journey to Health.” >>
Producing high-value products such as pharmaceuticals with substantially less energy, no need for environmentally harmful chemicals, and a greatly reduced amount of waste by-products. This is the goal of NJIT Associate Professor and Department Chair Edgardo Farinas. >>
Distinguished statewide energy and environmental power players convened at the College of Architecture and Design Nov. 12 for a spirited discussion about the functional realities of implementing resilient and sustainable energy solutions for New Jersey's key infrastructure in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. >>
NJIT's School of Management has been recognized for having one of the Best Online MBA Programs for 2014-2015 according to Affordable Colleges Online, a resource for online learning and college affordability information. >>
Water experts at NJIT, Drexel University and Rowan University are joining forces to tackle the increasingly complex challenges affecting water resources in the region, from shrinking supplies, to industrial contamination, to climate change. >>
The musical talent of the NJIT community will be in the spotlight when the string and wind ensembles recently formed by students, faculty and staff give their debut performances on November 14. >>
Dr. Ye Ouyang from Verizon Wireless and Dr. Tan Yan from NEC Labs will present "CrowdMi: Scalable and Diagnosable Mobile Voice Quality Assessment Through Wireless Analytics" on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in ECE 202. >>
On Oct. 31, Tom Dallessio, director of NJIT's Center for Resilient Design, gave an address at the United Nations to celebrate the inaugural World Cities Day 2014, a celebration of global urban transformations led by UN-Habitat. >>
NJIT, Drexel University and Rowan University will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that facilitates research collaborations among faculty and students at the three institutions aimed at improving water quality. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology mourns the loss of the 2014 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, honoris causa, recipient at the commencement ceremony, Clement Alexander Price.  >>
Come join NJIT's new “big band” jazz group in celebrating the start of the fall season in the Campus Center Gallery Nov. 7 at 12 p.m. >>
On Oct. 30, the Industrial Design Lecture Series, sponsored by the NJIT School of Art + Design and student chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), hosted Paul Choate and Harry Allen for the second in a series of lectures featuring innovative product designers presenting their work and speaking to students and faculty. >>
On Oct. 24, design students from all majors in the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) presented a midterm collaborative research project to representatives from global lighting and electronic giants Lutron and Panasonic, and U.S. networking and media companies Diversified Systems, Diversified Media Group and Skyweb Digital Media. >>
Sabre88, an IT startup at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, earned a top spot on Fortune magazine's 2014 Inner City 100, a list of the country's fastest growing inner city businesses. >>
Two Brooklyn-based designers were selected as the first speakers in the Industrial Design Lecture Series sponsored by the NJIT School of Art + Design in conjunction with the student chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America. >>
Local mayors and state and federal experts will gather at NJIT on Oct. 29 to discuss how the state has recovered from two of the worst natural disasters ever to hit New Jersey: Hurricanes Sandy and Irene. >>
Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME) presented the first recipient of the Pressley and Mauise Vinson McPhail/NACME Scholarship with a check for $5,000 during the NACME 40th Anniversary Awards Dinner and Celebration at the Waldorf Astoria, New York City, on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. >>
NJIT's biomedical engineering graduate program has been ranked 10th in the nation by GraduatePrograms.com, an online college guide that bases its annual rankings on student ratings and reviews. >>
Daphne Soares, assistant professor of biological sciences, was the recent recipient of the Earth Award from WINGS WorldQuest, an organization that celebrates and supports extraordinary women explorers. >>
María Hurtado de Mendoza, associate professor at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (CoAD), recently received two awards—the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid's (COAM) first prize and World Architecture News' (WAN) House of the Year 2014—for her ambitious single family project, “#house#1.130.” >>
Bernadette Longo, associate professor in the Department of Humanities, has been elected to the Administrative Committee (AdCom) of the IEEE Professional Communication Society. >>
Since its premiere in 1986 at the Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick, Tony Award-winning director George C. Wolfe's renowned satirical play “The Colored Museum” has upended stereotypes and challenged notions of race, culture and what it means to be African-American. >>

IEEE Talk on Oct. 23

October 21, 2014
Joel Reiss, retired senior member of technical staff, BAE Systems, will present “Development and Usage of a Modern Aerospace Navigation and Communications System – Link 16” on Oct. 23 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in ECE 202. >>
Siva Nadimpalli, assistant professor in NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, was invited to give a seminar on the mechanics of energy storage materials at the Materials Science Engineering Department at Drexel University on Oct. 8. >>
Yuan-Nan Young, associate professor in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, recently participated in the 51st annual technical meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES) at Purdue University. >>
Students from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design recently visited a Hurricane-Sandy damaged house in Long Branch as part of their studies in a graduate-level design studio focused on resilient design solutions and public architecture taught by Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster. >>
Peter Farrett, chairperson, Information Technology and Computer Science Department at Middlesex County College, will present "Can I be a Great Software Engineer if I Understand Music?" as part of the Information Technology Program Seminar Series on Nov. 12 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in Campus Center Ballroom A. >>
The regular and honors sections of "The Age of Edison" senior seminar in history (HSS 404) recently visited the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, where Edison had his laboratory. >>
Harry Xu, founder and managing partner, Allendale Capital Partners, will present “The Dragon Slayer – From Physics and Computer Science to Wall Street” Wednesday Oct. 15 at 2:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.            >>
Following the release of his celebrated eighth poetry collection, Gradually the World: New and Selected Poems, NJIT Professor Burt Kimmelman will give a reading at the internationally renowned Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival later this month. >>
Yun-Qing Shi, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, presented the results of his research group's work on image tampering and detection, steganalysis, and reversible data hiding at the International Workshop on Digital Forensics and Watermarking in Taipei, Taiwan. >>
The Major League Baseball post-season has had lots of excitement with all four teams that went into the Division Series round as underdogs (according to the mathematical model of NJIT Math Professor Bruce Bukiet) went on to win their series. >>
At NJIT's seventh annual celebration of research excellence, the Board of Overseers honored two eminent NJIT faculty members, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Yeheskel Bar-Ness and Distinguished Professor Somenath Mitra, for foundational contributions to their respective fields of wireless communications and nanotechnology. >>
Gabrielle Esperdy, associate professor of architecture, has been selected as one of 12 newly named featured columnists for Places Journal, a leading journal of contemporary architecture, landscape, and urbanism. >>
NJIT's College of Architecture and Design held the 32nd Annual Awards Ceremony on Sept. 22. >>
Nirwan Ansari, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering, delivered the keynote "Making the Access Network Green" at the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Network Infrastructure and Digital Content (IC-NIDC 2014) in Beijing, China on Sep. 19-21. >>
A group of students and faculty from the College of Architecture and Design recently presented their work at the 2014 Precast/Pre-stressed Concrete Institute's (PCI) Annual Convention and National Bridge Conference held in National Harbor, Maryland.  >>
Eon Soo Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and director of the newly established Advanced Energy Systems and Microdevices Laboratory, played major roles at the recent ASME 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 12th Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference. >>
NJIT's Department of Computer Science has been ranked # 90 among computer grad school programs by U.S. News & World Report. >>
In an impressive showing for a single university, NJIT students recently presented eight separate research papers at the annual conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), the largest biomedical engineering conference in the world. >>
David Haessig and Goran Djuknic of NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are organizing an IEEE talk at NJIT on Sept. 22, 4:30-6 p.m. in ECE 202.   >>
Pianist Donald Pirone will bring his acclaimed talent to campus on Sept. 26 for the first of the 2014-2015 presentations of the newly renamed NJIT Technology, Art and Science Forum. >>
College of Architecture and Design Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster's work is included in an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), in Toronto, Canada, on view until October 25. >>
Henri Angelino, Ph.D. of the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, Japan, will present “Outlines of National Institute of Informatics Tokyo, Its Main Research Activities and International Cooperation Policy” on Sept. 17, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.  >>
Ali N. Akansu, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, has been selected to receive the IEEE Technological Innovation (Academic) Award. >>
A team of computer scientists at NJIT has won a multi-year grant from the National Science Foundation to come up with a platform that would allow mobile devices to interact with each other with help from the cloud. The technology they are developing is designed to support collaborative applications in areas such as healthcare, safety, and social interaction, potentially benefiting millions of users. >>
Simon Garnier, assistant professor in the Federated Department of Biological Sciences, will give the keynote speech “All Roads Lead to the Mound” at ANTS 2014, the ninth international conference on swarm intelligence. >>
Vikram Singh '01, a chemical engineering graduate and a member of ExxonMobil's College Recruitment Team for NJIT, presented Moshe Kam, dean of Newark College of Engineering, with ExxonMobil's annual grant award to the college. >>
An urban revitalization model designed by Saif Haobsh, a fifth-year architecture student, was named one of the top 20 entries at this year's AECOM Urban SOS student competition. >>
Shawn Chester, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, will be presenting “Multiphysics Mechanics of Polymeric Materials” Sept. 5 at Columbia University. >>
Ivana Seric, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, recently had her research accepted for publication in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics Rapids, a highly visible venue for short, high impact papers across the full range of fluid mechanics. >>
Georgeen Theodore, associate professor in the College of Architecture and Design, will discuss making New Jersey a more resilient state and preventing future storm and climate change devastation through strategic redevelopment on One-on-One with Steve Adubato. >>
How do you teach innovation? One approach, taken by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), is to enlist innovators themselves to talk about the inspiration, work culture, and dogged determination that led to their groundbreaking inventions. >>
Samples of student work produced in NJIT's School of Art + Design were exhibited for the third consecutive year at the curated Student Work Exhibit at SIGGRAPH, the Association of Computing Machinery's (ACM) conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques. >>
Kevin D. Belfield, Ph.D., has been named as NJIT's Dean of College of Science and Liberal Arts, effective Nov. 1, 2014. Scientist, educator and researcher, Belfield currently serves as Pegasus Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Central Florida. >>
NJIT ranks as one of the United States' best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review.  The education services company features NJIT in the 2015 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 379 Colleges. The book, which is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide, features only about 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges. >>
Watch NJIT's Tara Alvarez on One-on-One with Steve Adubato for a closer look at convergence insufficiency—an eye movement disorder diagnosed in childhood or early adolescence—and its impact on the brain. >>
NJIT Physics Professor Alexander G. Kosovichev, director of the Big Bear Solar Observatory, was named a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for his pioneering work and sustained contributions to helioseismology and understanding the dynamics of the Sun. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will be included in the 2015 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges– a subjective and selective reference tool that systematically reviews over 300 colleges in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain. >>
Kamalesh Sirkar, distinguished professor of chemical engineering, delivered a keynote lecture on "Novel Membrane Absorption-based Processes for CO2 Capture" at the International Congress of Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM 2014) in Suzhou, China in July. >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss of Cheng-Tzu Thomas Hsu, professor of environmental and civil engineering, on July 31. >>
On Aug. 5, NJIT will be hosting the Dr. Harold Olmstead Real World Projects Showcase in the Campus Center Atrium from 1:00 – 5 p.m. The showcase will host four College of Computing Sciences (CCS) Capstone Groups and nine Real World Connections (RWC) tracks that will present real solutions to industrial problems and sponsored projects. >>
Professor Sanchoy Das from the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering will give the keynote address on Aug. 6 at the Global Conference on Healthcare Systems Engineering (GCHSE) 2014. >>
William C. Tate and William A. Moses, both graduates from NJIT's School of Architecture, have collaborated on an art installation recently displayed at the Art Factory in Paterson. >>
Environmental cleanup experts gathered at NJIT this week for an all-day public forum on a $1.7 billion proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to dredge toxic sediment from an eight-mile stretch of the lower Passaic River. >>
A mobile app created by NJIT students that gives middle and high school basketball teams a searchable database of performance statistics is the winner of the New Jersey Apps Challenge, an innovation contest initiated two years ago by former U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). >>
NJIT's John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will sponsor a public forum on the Proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Plan for the lower eight miles of the Lower Passaic River on July 22, 2014, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  >>
Clayton M. Moses, academic advisor of Kalyan Bharti Trust, Heritage Institute of Technology in Kolkata, India, will discuss "Creating a 'WE Culture'" on July 17, 11 a.m.-12 noon in the ECE Center Room 202. >>
Hanaa A. Hamdi, an assistant professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School who received her Ph.D. in Urban Systems in 2013, has been named the Commissioner of Health for the City of Newark. >>
Siva Nadimpalli, assistant professor in NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, was invited to speak at the 2014 Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit and Exhibition in Cancun, Mexico.  >>
John D. Carpinelli, professor of electrical and computer engineering and executive director of the Center for Pre-College Programs, received the IEEE Computer Society 2014 Distinguished Contributions to Public Service in a Pre-College Environment Award. >>
NJIT researchers have developed a paint for use in coatings and packaging that changes color when exposed to high temperatures, delivering a visual warning to people handling material or equipment with the potential to malfunction, explode, or cause burns when overheated. >>
Ali Akansu, a professor in the Helen and John C. Hartmann Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and his Ph.D. student Yanjia Sun have published a paper entitled “Automatic Inference of Mental States from Spontaneous Facial Expressions" at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing in Florence, Italy.  >>
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced and exhibited the winners of the 2014 National Architecture Photography Competition on June 26 at the annual convention in Chicago. >>
Shawn Chester and Siva Nadimpalli, both assistant professors in NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, recently attended the 17th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNCTAM) at Michigan State University. >>
When cognitive neuroscientists were first mapping the brain two decades ago, they focused on the regions that were activated when people performed different tasks, such as tapping fingers or watching a movie. They filtered out what was considered “background noise,” the low-frequency fluctuations originating from biological operations like heart beat and respiration. >>
Xing Zhou, an associate professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, will discuss "A Unified Compact Model for GaN-Based HEMTs" on June 26, 5-6 p.m. in ECE Room 202. >>
College of Architecture and Design Professors Glenn Goldman and Andrzej Zarzycki wrote the first chapter in a new book, “Building Information Modeling: BIM in Current and Future Practice,” edited by Karen Kensek and Doug Noble and published by Wiley. >>
Megan Guidry is by her own estimation “an adventurous person.” She decided on NJIT following a single snowy visit her senior year of high school, unfazed by the more than 1,000 miles between home in Baton Rouge, La. and college in Newark. >>
Five students from the Interior Design program in the School of Art + Design exhibited work as part of the Student Project Display at NeoCON 2014, “North America's largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors.” >>
A team of engineering students participated in the international Baja car off-road competition held last week in Peoria, Illinois. >>
Pedro J. Claudio Jr., '15, of Jersey City, an information technology major at NJIT, was selected to participate in the Institute for Leadership Education and Development (I-LEAD®) program. >>
Professor Mustafa Hussain of the Computer, Electrical, Mathematical Science, and Engineering Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, will discuss "Transformational Electronics for Smart Living and Sustainable Future" on July 25, 2014, 5-6 p.m. in ECE Room 202. >>
Yuan-nan Young, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, was invited to participate in a workshop at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences in Toronto, Canada. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Maurie Cohen will co-chair the Second Biennial Conference of the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption on June 8-11, 2014 in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. >>
Stephanie Santos and Thomas Olenik, assistant professor and associate professor, respectively, in the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NJIT, gave a presentation this spring at the Tri-State Best Practices Conference at Bergen Community College. >>
Laurent Simon, an associate professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering at NJIT, will receive an Outstanding Teaching Award at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference on June 16, 2014.  >>
Alex Guimaraes '14 and Sean Olsen '14, both recent graduates from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, have been selected to participate in the 2014 Planning Summit of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. >>
NJIT Physics Professor Nuggehalli Ravindra was the guest speaker at Montville Township High School's second annual Science Symposium on June 2, 2014. >>
Students in NJIT's Master of Infrastructure Planning program presented their design projects from the past three semesters at the HUD Rebuild by Design student event at the World Financial Center. >>
Zhonghui Huang, a doctoral candidate in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering at NJIT, received a New Jersey Pharmaceutical Association for Science and Technology Graduate Scholarship Award on May 15, 2014. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Emeritus Murray Turoff has been selected as a Sloan-C Fellow for his pioneering and visionary research in computer-mediated communications, learning management systems, and the effectiveness of online learning. >>
Each year for more than a decade, NJIT has hosted Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics — FACM — an international gathering that brings together representatives of academia and preeminent research organizations to share work in mathematics that has significant real-world importance across many scientific and technological disciplines. >>
Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences Yuan-Nan Young has published a paper in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and an invited review article in the NIH Review Volume "Multiscale Modeling in Biomechanics and Mechanobiology."    >>
NJIT's Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program has awarded four scholarships of approximately $1,370 to outstanding students at various stages in their college careers. >>
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. >>
Namas Chandra, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine, will discuss his traumatic brain injury research on Caucus: Up Close. Program dates are scheduled for 5/24 (NJTV, 12 p.m.); 5/24 (Thirteen, 12:30 p.m.); 5/25 (NJTV, 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.); 5/27 (NJTV, 5:30 a.m. and WHYY, 5:30 p.m.). >>
The School of Art + Design was represented at the 26th Annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at Javits Center in New York City May 17-20, 2014 with a curated selection of student work produced in the undergraduate Industrial Design program. >>
C. T. Thomas Hsu, a professor in the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and his two former Ph.D. students Dr. Sun Punurai and Dr. Pedro R. Munoz, recently received a patent for “System and Method of Use for Composite Floor.” >>
Vanessa Espinal '14 and David "Nic" Thibodeaux '14 addressed scholarship donors and many other students who benefit from their generosity at the 26th annual Scholarship Brunch.  >>
Christine Cervelli and Patrick Young of Career Development Services have been selected to present at the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE) Annual Conference.  >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will award more than 2,600 baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees at the 98th Commencement exercises on May 20, 2014. >>
When it comes to animals, Martina Jackson '14, a biology major from South Brunswick heading to veterinary school next fall at the University of Pennsylvania, is a scientist, philosopher and devotee, all rolled into one. >>
More than two years ago, NJIT Professor Michael Chumer was testing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that were deployed in California yet able to send video into his emergency management network at NJIT. >>
Darius Sollohub AIA, director of the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, will participate in "Closing the Gap in Childhood Obesity: A Forum Without Walls" on May 8, 1:30-3:00 p.m. at the Newark Museum. To view a live stream of the event, click here>>
A large crowd was hosted in Elly's Loft at the College of Architecture and Design for an event sponsored by NJIT SIGGRAPH (the local student chapter of ACM's Special Interest Group in Graphics and Interactive Techniques) on April 21, 2014. Six recent graduates met with students to talk about career options for those studying Digital Design at the School of Art + Design.  >>
Sarang Muley, a PhD Candidate in NJIT's Interdisciplinary Program in Materials Science & Engineering, has co-authored a book chapter with Professor Nuggehalli M. Ravindra in Nanotechnology for Water Treatment and Purification (Springer). >>
The NJIT campus will be buzzing with undergraduate research teams this summer as students take advantage of the break from lectures and homework to focus on in-depth projects in fields ranging from the life sciences, to biomedical engineering, to mathematical computation.  >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will confer honorary degrees upon three distinguished individuals at its 98th Commencement exercises on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 9 a.m. at the Prudential Center in Newark. >>
Every spring semester, second-year architecture students at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design are assigned a studio project to design a masonry building with a specific program. This year, the project was designing a fire station in Boonton, NJ. >>
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). >>
The Society of Women Engineers at NJIT hosted the second annual “Wow! That's Engineering!” outreach event on April 2, 2014. The event, titled “Inventing the Future,” was funded by ExxonMobil and the national SWE.  >>
The interior design program at NJIT's School of Art + Design has been officially awarded full accreditation by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). >>
NJIT's AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Chem-E-Car received second place during the Regional AIChE Conference at the University of Virginia on March 29. >>
The “NJIT Design Studio” exhibit can be seen at the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission's (NJMC) Flyway Gallery through April 25. >>
A substantial new grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will enable NJIT researchers to delve more deeply into powerful, potentially destructive solar events. >>
On April 23, the College of Computing Sciences (CCS) Capstone Showcase will take place in the Campus Center Atrium from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. The biannual Capstone program gives CCS seniors a chance to put their cumulative learning to the test by creating real solutions to real world problems. >>
NJIT's first annual Big Data Visualization Contest – a competition that immersed undergraduates in the world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and challenged them to use S&P Capital IQ's cutting-edge research, analytics, and data visualization tools to make hypothetical pitches for high-stakes acquisition deals – concluded in a photo finish at Innovation Day this week with the winning team narrowly edging out close competitors. >>
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno will visit NJIT on Wednesday, April 16, to thank the hundreds of NJIT students and other volunteers who participated in Alternative Spring Break (March 15-22, 2014). >>
Arthur Silverman, a distinguished and caring alumnus, died on April 8. Arthur was a member of the Class of 1939, a talented engineer, and a dedicated friend of our university. >>
Two NJIT engineers, a senior and an alumnus from the Class of 2013, have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, generous three-year grants that allow them to focus intensively on research as they pursue doctoral degrees in graduate school. >>
Rajesh N. Davé, distinguished professor in the Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, will present “From Fundamental Research to Commercialization: NSF-Engineering Research Center on Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS)” on April 14 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall, Room 210.  >>
S&P Capital IQ, a business unit of McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MHFI), and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) are co-sponsoring the first annual Big Data Visualization Contest -- a competition that immerses undergraduates in the high-stakes world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) by challenging them to pitch hypothetical acquisition targets using cutting-edge research, analytics, and data visualization tools available on S&P Capital IQ's desktop platform. >>
Crowds of children, parents, teachers, artisans and others visited the Newark Museum on Saturday, April 5 for the first Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire, billed as a “celebration of creativity and ingenuity in the New Jersey community” at the state's largest museum. >>
Ofer Hadar, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, will present “Advanced Video Compression: Standards and Applications” on April 15 at 11:30 a.m. in 202 ECEC. >>
Janne Lindqvist, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers University, will present “Towards Science of Gesture-Based Authentication: Security and Memorability” on April 14 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.          >>
Norman Loney, professor and chair of the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, recently delivered an invited lecture to the Department of Chemical Technology at the Politechnika Krakowska. >>
For the fifth year, NJIT has been named to The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, one of the highest federal recognitions a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. >>
Mark Stefurak, director of architecture and design, and Deborah Tjan, regional sales manager for strategic accounts at Steelcase, presented at an installment of the School of Art + Design's Design Industry Speak Seminar Series on March 31. >>
"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Moshe Kam to Dean, Newark College of Engineering, effective September 1, 2014." >>
The New Jersey Institute of Technology will be participating in the 2014 Summer Food Service Program from June 30, 2014 to August 15, 2014. The Summer Food Service Program is a federal Program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services. >>
Ann Kirschner, university dean of Macaulay Honors College of The City University of New York, will present “Women in Technology: Misfit or Match Made in Heaven?” on April 2 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A. >>
Preventing bone deterioration is a critical aspect of combating osteoporosis, improving bone implants, and even making long-term space flight possible, such as voyages to Mars and beyond. On April 9, noted biomedical researcher Stephen C. Cowin will describe a promising model for studying nutrient transport from the vascular system to bone tissue, transport that has a direct bearing on the prevention of bone loss. >>
As Opening Day rapidly approaches for most Major League Baseball teams, NJIT Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences Bruce Bukiet has prepared his annual MLB projections for the upcoming season. And, to the chagrin of loyal Mets fan Bukiet, New York's National League club looks to be in store for a disappointing year. >>
Jesse LeCavalier, assistant professor at the College of Architecture and Design, will be presenting at the “Histories of Data Landscapes” panel at Pratt Institute on Thursday evening, March 27, and the “Resource Histories” symposium at the Syracuse Fisher Center on Friday, March 28. >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on April 3, 2014 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, has a theme of “Transformations” and features leaders in fields from sustainable design, to energy, to computing, addressing a range of topics on how ideas can transform individuals, societies, and nations. >>
Gal Haspel, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, recently co-authored the article “Sensory Arsenal on the Stinger of the Parasitoid Jewel Wasp and Its Possible Role in Identifying Cockroach Brains,” featured in PLOS ONE, the international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication.  >>
Our most powerful observatories can detect objects out to 13 billion light years. But theory suggests we should see more. Why don't we? What will it take to peer into the darkness? What will we find? >>
Namas Chandra, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine, will present “Computer modeling methodology in the simulation of due to blasts and impact brain injuries” on March 25 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in GITC 1403. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology and WebTeam Corporation, a New Jersey-based IT company, have signed an agreement to collaboratively design and develop a customizable learning device that will help children with autism spectrum disorder master a range of skills-building lessons contained in the device's embedded educational software. >>
During NJIT's Alternative Spring Break, more than 300 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends will do volunteer work from Newark to the Jersey shore, cleaning up devastated areas and helping towns rebuild resiliently. >>
Erin Jimenez Pollex, commercial design specialist of Shaw Contract Group, gave interior design students and faculty a presentation about the construction, manufacture and specification of carpet as part of the School of Art + Design's Industry Speak Seminar Series on March 10. >>
Sohail Mohammed '88, a Passaic County Superior Court judge, gave a riveting account of his professional journey from draftsman, to electrical engineer, to lawyer, to judge, to a packed auditorium of undergraduates gathered on campus this week for the latest installment of the Albert Dorman Honors College Spring 2014 Colloquium Series. >>
Listen to Namas Chandra, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine, discuss traumatic brain injuries on Caucus Up Close.  >>
Eric Katz, professor of philosophy in the Department of Humanities, presented two papers at the recent American Philosophical Association Central Division meetings in Chicago.  >>
NJIT has been named as one of the top 25 schools on The Princeton Review's recently published list saluting the best undergraduate schools to study video game design for 2014. >>
David Hall, the New Jersey-based architectural representative for the Sherwin-Williams Company of Cleveland, Ohio, recently gave an informational presentation about paint and coatings to a group of more than 40 interior design students and faculty as part of the School of Art + Design's Industry Speak Seminar Series. >>
On March 12, Kit Windows-Yule will give a lecture entitled "When Size Doesn't Matter - Density and Inelasticity-Induced Segregation in Vibrated Granular Systems" as part of the Spring 2014 Granular and Multiphase Flows Colloquium series under the sponsorship of the Granular Science Laboratory through Elsevier. >>
Laurent Simon, an associate professor of chemical engineering at NJIT, received a Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. >>
The Swarm Lab at NJIT will be hosting Bert Hölldobler, Arizona State University, as the biology colloquium speaker on March 11 at 1:00 p.m. >>
Zeynep Çelik, distinguished professor of architecture who holds appointments in NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture and Federated Department of History, was recently honored by Turkey's Bosphorus University and the Vehbi Koç Foundation for her work in architectural and cultural history. >>
Bernadette Longo, associate professor in NJIT's Department of Humanities, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the IEEE Professional Communication Society Emily K. Schlesinger Award for Outstanding Service to the Professional Communication Society.  >>
Nuggehalli Ravindra, professor of physics at NJIT, co-organized the 2014 TMS RF Mehl Medal Symposium on Frontiers in Nanostructured Materials and Their Applications at the recent 2014 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Diego. >>
Brian Tibbs, NJIT alum and director of southeast operations for Moody Nolan, will present “The Story of the Nation's Largest Black-Owned Architecture Firm” on Feb. 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall I. >>
NJIT has been named an American Concrete Institute (ACI) Excellent University, one of 16 universities receiving this award for 2013. >>
Michael Emery, director of human resources at the UN Population Fund, will present “Global Leadership and Careers within the United Nations” on March 7 from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A.  >>
Michel Boufadel, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection at NJIT, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  >>
Earlier this month, NJIT formalized an agreement with Chinese partners that will advance the university's research on thin-film solar cells, an alternative energy technology with the potential to make buildings and other infrastructure substantially more energy-efficient. >>
NJIT researchers working to boost the efficiency of a potentially game-changing alternative energy technology, thin-film solar cells, have won the backing of a powerful Chinese partner eager to speed development of inexpensive power production that can be seamlessly incorporated into a range of building materials. >>
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 Distinguished Research Professor of Physics Louis J. Lanzerotti recently received an award from the American Meteorological Society (AMS) for “Sustained Leadership and Contributions to the Space Weather Enterprise and Creative Stewardship of the Space Weather Journal.”  >>
Learn more about engineering past Winter Olympics vs. Summer Olympics with this infographic created by NJIT. >>
NJIT Assistant Professor Michael Brownstein will receive the "best paper in the category of untenured faculty" prize for a paper that he will be presenting this month at the North Carolina Philosophical Society>>
Learn more about the role civil engineers played in the Sochi Olympics with this infographic created by NJIT. >>
Rong-Yaw Chen has been named professor emeritus after having served as a distinguished member of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at NJIT for nearly five decades.  >>
Our most powerful observatories can detect objects out to 13 billion light years.  But theory suggests we should see more.  Why don't we? >>
A research project by NJIT Humanities Professor Chris Funkhouser has been nominated for a 2013 Digital Humanities Award in the category of "Best Use of DH for Fun."  >>
The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble will bring an exuberant performance to the NJIT campus for Black History Month on Feb. 19. >>
NJIT is sponsoring a contest that will give students a chance to win cash, iPads as well as paid internships. >>
Chase Qishi Wu, University of Memphis, will present “Enabling Big-data Scientific Workflows in High-performance Networks” on Feb. 12 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
NJIT's Horacio G. Rotstein, associate professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, along with Tasso Kaper and Mark Kramer of Boston University, recently served as guest editors of a special journal issue focused on rhythms in neurological disease.  >>
For the third year in a row, School of Art + Design Director Glenn Goldman has been among the winners of the annual architectural photography contest sponsored by the West Jersey Section of the American Institute of Architects (AIA West Jersey).  >>
The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble will bring an exuberant performance to the NJIT campus for the first week of Black History Month on Feb. 5. >>

Up to the Challenge

January 30, 2014
Student teams representing New Jersey high schools are putting their engineering and technical skills to the test this week in the preliminary competition of the Panasonic Creative Design Challenge in NJIT's Campus Center. >>
Atam P. Dhawan, of Randolph, a distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBA) for contributions in medical imaging. >>
Bernadette Longo, associate professor in the Department of Humanities, has published an article in a special issue of Technical Communication Quarterly, a peer-reviewed academic journal that covers technical communication in a variety of fields. >>
Kevin Greene, Department of Homeland Security's Cyber Security Division, will hold the student town hall meeting “Software Assurance Improvements through Research” on Jan. 29 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in GITC 3710.  >>
Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, CSIRO, Computational Informatics Division, will present “Cyber-Social Computing: Distilling High Value Information the Internet of Things and Social Media” on Jan. 24 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.   >>
The demand for orthopedic joint replacement implants, which has never been greater, is fueling innovations in biomaterials and design to meet the ever-rising expectations of the younger and more active patients avidly seeking these surgeries. >>
Urs Gauchat, Dean of NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, discusses resilient design on Caucus:  New Jersey. >>
Three faculty members from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design have been awarded the title of emeritus. >>
A massive solar storm erupting from a giant, tumultuous sunspot is providing what physicist Andrew Gerrard calls a “beautiful opportunity” to observe and analyze a rare and powerful burst of solar radiation and particles traveling at unusually high speed toward Earth. >>
NJIT Senior University Lecturer Jon Curley has collaborated with Newark-based filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno on a film about contemporary Newark that will be exhibited at Newark Liberty International Airport.  >>
Roumiana Petrova, senior university lecturer in the department of chemistry and environmental science, served as chair of the MS&T 2013 Program Coordinating Committee for the annual conference and exhibition held in Montreal, Canada.  >>
Christopher Funkhouser and Andrew Klobucar, professor and associate professor, respectively, in NJIT's Department of Humanities, have published a co-authored article in Electronic Book Review, a peer-reviewed journal of critical writing produced and published by the emergent digital literary network. >>
Parvathi Kumar, of Bridgewater, who received a master's degree in computer science from NJIT, will exhibit her photography this winter at two New Jersey galleries.  >>
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Urs Gauchat, Dean of the College of Architecture and Design, will discuss the ways NJIT has lead the way locally, nationally, and internationally in fostering discussion about ways to build after Hurricane Sandy that will avoid future disasters.  >>
The NJIT Section of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) participated in the SWE Annual Conference (WE13) from Oct. 24-26 in Baltimore, MD.  The SWE executive board members and faculty advisor made a strong presence at the conference by organizing sessions, serving as session monitors and judges and participating as speakers in workshops and panels.  >>
Forty teams consisting of more than one hundred freshmen students majoring in mechanical engineering showcased their reverse engineering projects at the Innovation 101 Showcase event held on Dec. 04.  This year's theme was “Passion, Team Work and Get Involved.” >>
Basil Baltzis, Interim Dean of Newark College of Engineering, was recognized today by the NJIT Committee on Women's Leadership (CWL) for his commitment to the aspirations and advancement of women in the STEM disciplines. >>
Zhe He, a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at NJIT, presented his paper titled "A Family-Based Framework for Supporting Quality Assurance of Biomedical Ontologies in BioPortal" last month at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2013 Annual Symposium in Washington, DC. >>
NJIT alum Charles Forman has been recognized among the “Best Lawyers in America” in the 2014 Best Lawyers Winter Business Edition. >>
The SABOC research group in the Department of Computer Science at NJIT was one of five recipients of the distinguished paper award at the prestigious 37th Annual Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) held in Washington D.C. November 16-20.  >>
Casey Diekman, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, recently had his paper “Causes and Consequences of Hyperexcitation in Central Clock Neurons” published in PLOS Computational Biology, an official journal of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) which features works of exceptional significance.  >>
The Board of Trustees and the Administration of NJIT have honored three of the university's most outstanding friends and supporters with the naming of facilities and departments in their memory. >>
NJIT's Center for Resilient Design