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2014
NJIT undergraduates are encouraged to participate in this year's TechQuest Competition, sponsored by Jim Stevenson Foundation.  NJIT undergraduates may enter this innovation competition individually or as a team and be eligible for awards and stipends up to $14,000.  >>
2013
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) NJIT Graduate Chapter, in conjunction with the Northern New Jersey Section of the AIAA, recently hosted a two-day glider building event and competition at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The AIAA Glider Building Challenge was the first event of this kind held on the NJIT campus and was aimed at stimulating the creative skills and ingenuity of graduate and undergraduate students.  >>
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) NJIT Graduate Chapter, in conjunction with the Northern New Jersey Section of the AIAA, recently hosted a two-day glider building event and competition at NJIT. This was the first event of this kind held on the NJIT campus, aimed at stimulating the creative skills and ingenuity of graduate and undergraduate students.  >>
Every spring semester, second year students at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design are assigned a studio project to design a masonry building.  This year's project focused on the Harrison PATH Station and throughout the semester, ten teams produced and built their designs with the assistance of masonry journeymen. >>
It was a clean sweep: Over the weekend NJIT students won the regional steel bridge contest as well as the concrete canoe contest.  This marks the second year in a row that NJIT has won both contests.  >>
NJIT students Gaurav Majumdar, Karine Serrado, Carolina Ligorio and Rajesh Singh represented the MS Engineering Management team at the Regional Supply Chain Case Competition which recently took place at Rutgers University.  >>
2012
The NJIT American Concrete Institute (ACI) student chapter, consisting mainly of Concrete Industry Management (CIM) students, was recently awarded third place at the ACI 2012 Student Egg Protection Device Competition held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  >>
Three third-year interior design students from the School of Art + Design were selected as one of two winners of the 2012 “Through the Decades” Chair Design Competition sponsored by Kimball Office Furniture.  >>
The College of Architecture and Design recently hosted the jury of the international student design competition called “Integrated Communities: A Society for All Ages” organized by the International Council for Caring Communities, in cooperation with the Asia Pacific Exchange and Cooperation Foundation (APECF) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), the United Nations Ageing Units, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), and other partners. >>
Yang Fan, NJIT class of 2011, recently led a team based in Philadelphia at the New Venture Competition of the Carnegie Mellon University US-China Entrepreneurship and Innovation Summit held on April 28th-April 29th in Pittsburgh.  >>
Tagged: alumni, yang fan
The College of Architecture and Design recently held its second annual Dean's Design Competition for New Jersey high school students naming Montclair's Jordan Sabourin first place winner.  >>
Some two dozen civil engineering students at NJIT were thrilled last Sunday as they took first place in the 2012 Concrete Canoe Competition for the New York metropolitan region.  >>
The College of Architecture and Design will host the awards ceremony for the Dean's Design Competition for High School Students on Wednesday, March 21, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Weston Hall.  >>
The Department of Information Systems will be holding the 7th annual web design competition on Wednesday, March 14, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  >>
Five members of the faculty at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) will share their ideas at "Think Pieces" on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in the COAD Gallery.  >>
2011
Fifth-year architecture student Joann Kwan Lui has won third place in the 2010-2011 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture/American Institute of Steel Construction Student Design Competition. >>
Tristan Pashalian of Avon-by-the-Sea, who just completed his third year in the Interior Design program in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, leveraged a project he created during the spring semester for an elective class in furniture design into an award-winning project. >>
The Humanities Department is pleased to announce the 2011 winners of the Enid Dame Poetry Competition. All winners will be honored in the fall semester and their work will be published in The Vector newspaper and the new online poetry magazine, Newark Review. >>
U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) congratulated NJIT students who participated last week in the EPA's P3: People, Prosperity and the Planet Student Design Competition for Sustainability on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  >>
Sometimes engineering school really can be fun. Just ask the six Newark College of Engineering undergrads who created and designed their own micro airplane. >>
The Microsoft 2011 Imagine Cup recently honored a smart phone application to eradicate world hunger developed by two NJIT graduate students.   >>
Sometimes engineering school really is fun. Just ask six Newark College of Engineering undergrads, three of whom recently made a remarkable road trip to Fort Worth, Texas to watch the “Flying Highlander” take fourth place in a notable aerospace international competition.  >>
Helping others is an important part of NJIT life. Many students are the children of immigrants, some are even immigrants themselves. Problems and issues around the world hit home.  >>
Eight teams of 3-4 students representing New York and New Jersey high schools will compete for prizes in the New Jersey Web Design Competition on March 15, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
Once again some 500 middle and senior high school students from throughout Northern New Jersey will gather at NJIT for the annual Science Olympiad play-offs. The date this year is Jan. 14, 2010,  from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. >>
2010
The NJIT Student Society of Construction Contractors participated in the 21st Annual District 1 Associated Schools of Construction Estimating Competition last month at the Governor Morris Inn in Morristown. The NJIT team, comprised of Christian Kleban, Derek McClung, Ian Cooper, Eric DeCola, Jhonathan Ocampo and David Kwesalait, competed in the Commercial Construction Division, which required an estimate of an addition to an educational facility.  >>
Henry Grosman and Babak Bryan's "Fractured Bubble" design was recently selected as the "People's Choice Sukkah of New York City" in the 2010 Sukkah City Design Competition. Grosman is currently working as an architect in New York and teaches a design studio and a seminar at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design. The temporary structure, which was created by architecture students in NJIT's FABLAB, will be on display in Union Square until October 2. >>
Daniel Boston, a doctoral student in NJIT's College of Computing Sciences, provided technological advice to supplement the legal and educational expertise provided by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation Mock Trial Committee for the 29th Annual Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition this month. The case deals with distracted driving/walking resulting from the use of wireless electronic communication devices. "It was a good experience working with the Mock Trial Committee in a technical capacity. This provided a wonderful opportunity to evaluate an all-too-real scenario and help shape the technological and technical aspects of the case toward that same level of realism. I am grateful to know that the assistance I provided has been useful to the Mock Trial Committee, and I thank my advisor, Dr. Cristian Borcea, for initially forwarding this opportunity to me." “We greatly appreciate NJIT's input in this year's mock trial case, which we hope will be not only academically challenging but will help to change driving habits and prevent tragic accidents,” said Richard J. Badolato, Esq., president of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation. >>
Nine students in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering participated in the 2010 New Jersey Chapter of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Student Poster Competition on April 26. They were: Ezinwa Elele, Stephanie Masotti, Sara Mina, Shilan Motamedvaziri, Miraat Patel, Fernando Rivas, Ramana Susarla, Yimin Wang, and Min Yang. Wang took first place with a poster entitled: "Toward a More Reliable USP Dissolution Testing Apparatus II" and also received the highest score among all the participants in this competition. Stephanie Masotti took second place with a poster entitled "Expanded and Simplified Method To Produce In Vitro Axon Stretch Injury." Wang and Masotti will compete in the National Student Poster Competition in November 2010 at the ISPE National Meeting in Orlando, Florida. >>
Each year, the NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) gives the Innovation in Design Award to an engineering student who excels as a designer. This year, Giancarlo Fricano, of Bridgewater, a senior whose design skills twice helped the NJIT Steel Bridge Team capture first place in regional competitions, received it. >>
It was the night before the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Annual Student Design Competition and NJIT senior Mike Lowry, of Parsippany, was stumped. His single-stream recycling machine, Rufus, nicknamed after NJIT's green mascot, couldn't distinguish cans from bottles, a possible cause for disqualification. >>
NJIT civil engineering students have for the fifth straight year taken first-place honors at the annual Metropolitan New York Region Steel Bridge Competition this past weekend. Some 25 students–including many seniors–will work past NJIT's May 17, 2010 commencement to ready the 20-foot-long model steel bridge for the next step.  >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch addressed student teams representing 30 New Jersey public and private high schools last week at the 2010 Panasonic Creative Design Challenge finals at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. For this year's challenge, teams designed and built a remote-controlled robotic recycling plant to help sort through debris in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. NJIT makes significant contributions to this science and engineering technology competition: Three NJIT student interns develop the Challenge, while NJIT staff score the written reports as well as provide judges for the performance and oral presentations.   >>
The ASCE Student Chapter at NJIT received first place in every competition that they entered at this weekend's 2010 Metropolitan Regional Conference held at FDU in Teaneck. Beginning on Friday evening, undergraduate civil engineering student Luz Zidziunas won the the Mead Technical Paper Competition for her paper "Ethics and the Engineer of 2025." On Saturday, NJIT's Steel Bridge Team again emerged as champions of the Regional AISC/ASCE Student Steel Bridge Competition. Under the highly able leadership of their advisors (Professors John Schuring, Alan Slaughter and Anthony Massari) and co-captains Tien Tran and Giancarlo Fricano, the NJIT team also placed first in every single scoring category including Structural Efficiency, Construction Economy, Stiffness, and Aesthetics. The team now advances to the Steel Bridge Nationals, which will be held at Purdue University on Memorial Day Weekend.  >>
Teams of 3-4 students representing more than 43 New York and New Jersey high schools will participate today in NJIT's Fifth Annual Web Design Competition. Sponsored by NJIT's Department of Information Systems, the competition challenges students to create or improve websites according to established design specifications. >>
Science will never be more fun than when 500 middle and senior high school students from throughout Northern New Jersey gather at NJIT on Jan. 14, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the annual Science Olympiad play-offs.  >>
2009
The New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has presented the Educator of the Year Award to John Schuring, Stabile Professor for Innovation and Technology at NJIT. (ATTENTION MEDIA: To interview Schuring as an expert, contact Sheryl Weinstein at 973-596-3436.) >>
A team of 25 NJIT civil engineering students—including many seniors—will be working round-the-clock through graduation to ready a 20-foot-long model steel bridge for a prestigious national competition.  The team qualified for this important event by taking first place in the recent Metropolitan Region Steel Bridge Competition. >>
For the eleventh time in the last 12 years, NJIT has taken first place in the prestigious ASME Student Sections Committee Contest (formerly the Ingersoll-Rand Contest) for District A, which includes all the major universities and colleges in the Northeast. The contest involves the writing of a comprehensive report that documents activities by the ASME Student Section>>
The NJIT ASCE Steel Bridge Team has once again proved their engineering prowess by winning the 2009 Metropolitan Region Steel Bridge Competition held on April 4 at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn. In addition to winning first place overall, the team placed first in Structural Efficiency and Stiffness. The team now advances to the 2009 Steel Bridge Nationals scheduled for the Memorial Day Weekend at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.  >>
If your child dreams of designing for the web, then NJIT is the place to be on March 18, 2009. Nearly 500 high school students from more than 43  New York and New Jersey high schools will descend upon the campus for NJIT's Fourth Annual Web Design Competition. >>
NJIT has joined more than 400 colleges and universities in RecycleMania 2009, a national recycling competition to determine who can reduce and recycle the most campus waste. Over a 10-week period ending March 28, NJIT will compete in various categories measuring the success of campus recycling and waste prevention efforts. "This is our second year competing, our first as the entire university," said Campus Center Director Donna Minnich Spuhler. We are working closely with Residence Life to promote recycling and are hoping to make it to the top 25 percent of schools participating." NJIT's progress can be checked on the RecycleMania website and on posters in the Campus Center.   >>
Building a robot, busting a crime and launching two rubber-powered model monoplanes number among the dozen-plus exciting opportunities at tomorrow's annual Science Olympiad at NJIT. >>
2008
Three architects in training from NJIT representing the The Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. of Morristown received honorable mention in the 2008 Millennium School International Design Competition based in the Philippines. The team placed fourth among the top seven winners in the competition, which attracted 120 entries from designers worldwide. At left: Brian D.B. Novello, a third-year student at the New Jersey School of Architecture who has interned as an architectural designer at the company's Morristown office since 2005; Muhammad H. Hussain '02 LEED AP, an architectural designer based in the Houston office; and team leader Benjamin P. Bakas ‘03, LEED AP, an architectural designer in Morristown. >>
Architect Gregory Minott, a graduate of the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT, will share with two other architects a $10,000 prize for Best Design for Building in the Dudley Square Community Charrette and Design Competition. >>
Talented high school students from throughout North Jersey will test their knowledge in performing timed laboratory experiments, writing computer programs, designing chemical apparatus, and more at the New Jersey Chemistry Olympics on May 21 in Tiernan Hall. The one-day competition is co-sponsored by NJIT and The North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society-Teacher Affiliates. >>
Giuseppe Di Benedetto and Micaela Caramellino, two doctoral students in NJIT's graduate chemical engineering program, recently received recognition at a student poster event organized for developing efficient and robust approaches to manufacture nano- and micro-sized drug particles. The New Jersey section of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering was the sponsor. >>
More than 300 high school students will gather for the third annual New Jersey Web Design Competition on March 19, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at NJIT. Sponsored by NJIT's Department of Information Systems, the competition is an opportunity for talented young people from throughout the state to compete with the best and brightest of high school peers.    >>
New Jersey public and private high schools will participate in a national test of engineering aptitude, mathematics, and science on March 17, 8:30 a.m-2 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center. Hosted by NJIT's Center for Pre-College Programs, the NJ JETS/TEAMS competition is a one-day, two-part academic exam coordinated by the Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) designed to introduce students to an engineering team work environment. >>
Tagged: pre-college
2007
The NJIT steel bridge team ranked 14th overall, 10th in construction, 15th in lightness, 6th in stiffness and 10th in efficiency in the National American Society of Civil Engineers/American Institute of Steel Construction Student Steel Bridge Competition held this weekend at California State University in Northridge, Calif. >>
"Ward City” has been named the winner of “Project Exploration: A Playground Design Challenge,” the first architectural design competition presented by the NJIT chapter of the Resident Society of Aspiring Architects. The competition had solicited submissions to redesign the existing playground at the Sarah Ward Nursery on Jay Street in Newark. Members of the winning team—Donna Miller, Danielle Portella, Caitlin Grant (team captain), Carmela Tripodi, and Jason Peist—will implement their design this summer. >>
Nine teams of architecture students from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) competed earlier in the month in a masonry building competition, with four teams winning nearly $20,000 in prize money. >>
A way to provide electricity to New York City in the next century garnered a national award for a team of students at NJIT. The “City of the Future” contest sponsored by IBM, The History Channel, and the American Society of Civil Engineers named four NJIT electrical and computer engineering students “IBM Engineers of the Future.” >>
A team of civil engineering students from NJIT took home the award for best overall bridge in the National American Institute of Steel Construction & the American Society of Civil Engineers Collegiate Bridge Competition at the New York City College of Technology. >>
Building with bricks isn't the image that comes to mind for an architect. But that is exactly what more than 120 second-year architecture students at NJIT will do April 14-15 as they roll up their sleeves and dip into the cement for the very popular annual masonry competition run by the Masonry Contractors of NJ at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture. >>
The NJIT chapter of the Resident Society of Aspiring Architects (RSAA) has announced its first architectural design competition, “Project Exploration: A Playground Design Challenge,” which has solicited submissions to redesign the existing playground at the Sarah Ward Nursery on Jay Street in Newark. The public is invited to attend a preliminary presentation showcase to be held on April 4 at 2:30 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom B. >>
Seventeen New Jersey public and private high schools will participate in a national test of engineering aptitude, mathematics, and science on March 12, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center and Ballrooms. The test questions represent college freshman-level engineering coursework. >>
Empty coffee cups, excitement and innovative web design will be the order of the day on March 14, when more than 300 high school students gather for the second annual web design competition at NJIT. >>
A team of NJIT engineering students received the Egor Popov Award for Structural Innovation and ranked ninth overall in the 2007 Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Seismic Design Competition for Undergraduates in Civil and Structural Engineering. The competition was held on Feb. 8-9 at the EERI Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. >>
2006
Judges at New Jersey's annual bridge building competition bestowed this past weekend first place upon a civil engineering team from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Ten students from NJIT now head next month to compete  Memorial Day weekend at the University of Utah. >>
Nine teams of architecture students from NJIT competed in a masonry building competition, with four teams winning nearly $20,000 in prize money. The contest, sponsored by the Masonry Contractors of NJ, taught the students techniques they do not encounter in design studios: how to spread mortar and lay brick. >>

KUDOS-April 2006

April 01, 2006
NJIT Students Take First and Third Place in ASME Mechanical Engineering CompetitionNJIT continued its run of success at the annual American Society of Mechanical Engineers Regional Student Conference on April 1, 2006 at Fairleigh Dickinson University. For the eighth time in the last eleven years, NJIT mechanical engineering students captured first place in the National Student Design Contest. The design involved the development of a prototype device for cast fishing for a quadriplegic using sip and puff technology. The winning team of John Kurdyla and Alejandro Perez will represent ASME Region II at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) in Chicago in November. NJIT's team of Eric Jakubik and Eric Shapiro also honored the university with a third-place finish in the contest. >>
Tagged: students, kudos
During the Masonry Design Build Competition, students from NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) will spend Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2, working on building projects with the masons. >>
2005
A group of 12 students from NJIT will travel to Troy, Ohio, this weekend to race against 140 universities in a four-day mini-Baja car competition, set for June 16-19. The students designed and built two mini-Baja cars, which look like one-seat dune buggies. But the competition is less about money than about engineering, team work, and the love of building a car from scratch. “You not only learn how to design a car, but you also learn how to manufacture the car from the design," said Jonathan King (at left), who graduated in May with a master's degree in mechanical engineering but has nonetheless stayed on his team. "That goes beyond theory and equations and is the real test of a good engineer.” >>
2004
The School of Architecture (SOA) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently announced that three high school students won the annual National Architectural Design Competition for high school students. This year's project was to design a skateboard park, replete with an arena, bleachers and a service area that included showers, lockers, a food station and an administration area. >>
Nine teams of architecture students from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) competed in a masonry design competition, with five teams winning $18,500 in prize money. The contest, sponsored by The Masonry Contractors of New Jersey and co-sponsored by The International Masonry Institute, taught the students techniques they don't commonly encounter in design studios: how to spread mortar and lay brick. >>
The Mid-Atlantic Precast Association (MAPA), an organization comprised of 12 precast concrete producer member firms located throughout the Mid-Atlantic States, announces Michael Kluck, an architect with the Princeton Design Guild in Belle Mead, New Jersey, as the first place winner of their Precast Castle Design Competition. Sika Corporation and Meadow Burke Products served as co-sponsors of this year's program in celebration of MAPA's twenty-fifth anniversary. >>