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2014
How does a new grad kick-start a career in the fast-paced world of news media? Experts representing three different facets of the field—television, financial blogs and radio—shared their fascinating career trajectories and valuable job-seeking tips with NJIT students at the Careers in Media event on April 4, 2014. >>
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. >>
Michael A. Wall has been appointed as Executive Director of Constituent Relations in NJIT's Office of University Advancement, effective March 31, 2014.  >>
Francisco Guzman, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemical, Biological, and Pharmaceutical Engineering (CBPE) working with NJIT's Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection (NRDP), has won a fellowship from the American Petroleum Institute that includes attending the 2014 International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) in Savannah, Georgia in May of this year. >>
Dr. Don Sebastian provides a historical perspective of New Jersey as the birthplace to almost every major industry from electric light and power to petroleum to food products.  The space to build factories, the workforce to fill the jobs, the transportation network to move the goods, and the access to New York's financial markets made the Garden State a great place for great inventors to come to build successful businesses. >>
New college graduates may have reason to be hopeful this spring. After several dismal years of high unemployment and hiring freezes, early projections say the job market for the Class of 2014 is looking up. >>
WHAT: More than 2,400 job-seekers are expected to attend NJIT's Spring Career, Co-op, and Internship Fair on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Slated to be a tremendous success, the event marks the fourth consecutive campus fair that has filled to capacity with participating employers. >>
More than 200 students and recent graduates packed into the Campus Center Atrium recently for the chance to meet and interview the founders of start-up companies from NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) and perhaps land a career-expanding internship or job. >>
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.  >>
NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) will have an open house showcase on Feb. 25 from 3-5 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  The EDC Showcase is an interactive opportunity for NJIT students, alumni, faculty, and administration to learn about the EDC and opportunities regarding full and/or part-time jobs, internships and co-ops, research collaborations and more. >>
Members of the NJIT community joined the ranks of the more than 15,000 volunteers who provided a warm welcome to the thousands of visitors descending upon the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area when Super Bowl XLVIII kicked off on February 2, 2014.  >>
Following a decade-long civil war that decimated its fragile, emerging economy, Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, still lacks such basic infrastructure as paved roads and traffic lights. But the city once called the Athens of West Africa is gearing up for prosperity. >>
The 21st annual meeting for BioNJ, the trade association for New Jersey's life sciences industry, will be held on January 30th this year. >>
2013
Fourteen teams of rising young entrepreneurs will compete in the Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge on Dec. 2 for the chance to win seed funding from Capital One Bank and a spot in an intensive accelerator program at the NJIT School of Management to advance their novel business concepts. >>
An NJIT-hosted forum on the future of advanced manufacturing in the state found wide consensus among New Jersey manufacturers, state workforce training officials, and representatives from the university's Division of Continuing Professional Education on the need to improve workers' skills with closer cooperation among employers, vocational training programs, and 2- and 4-year colleges. >>
Donald Sebastian, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, recently spoke on the topic of cluster based economic development at TEDxNavesink.  >>
The NJIT Campus Center and Career Development Services Civic Engagement with the Filipino Student Association are coordinating the Highlanders Helping Haiyan Victims relief drive to provide assistance to those affected by the recent earthquake and typhoon in the Philippines. >>
Donald Sebastian, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, will join a panel of experts on Nov. 18 at Montclair State University to discuss how technology, innovation and global competition are disrupting careers, companies, industries and markets.  >>
Dolcey Chaplin, Esq., director of NJIT's Defense Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), has been chosen as a member of the National Contract Management Association's (NCMA) official board of advisors >>
The Computer Science Department will host the student panel “Intern Experience in Summer 2013” on Oct. 16 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in GITC 4415.  >>
In collaboration with Career Development Services (CDS), physics professor Ravindra Nuggehalli will host Uncommon Schools, a network of outstanding urban public charter schools working to close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. >>
Commissioner Wirths kicked off ManufactureNJ Week at NJIT stating that the 243,000 jobs created through manufacturing confirms the value of this industry to the Garden State.  He added that “we collectively” need to continue to raise the awareness of the numerous opportunities in this industry and change the public's perception of manufacturing.  Today's 17,000 New Jersey manufacturers are technology driven and meet the needs of niche markets ranging from hat makers to medical devices. >>
Nearly 200 employers and 350 recruiters will attend the Fall Career, Co-op and Internship Fair-- the largest number of employers ever to attend a career fair at NJIT.  The employers will interview May graduates for full-time jobs and underclassmen for summer internships.  More than 2,000 students and alumni have already registered for the fair – that's the largest amount ever at NJIT.    >>
The Honorable Harold J. Wirths, commissioner of the NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development (NJLWD), will recognize the important contributions of advanced manufacturing to the Garden State economy as he kicks off ManufactureNJ Week beginning tomorrow, October 4 at NJIT's Campus Center in Newark from 9:30 a.m. to noon.  Governor Chris Christie issued a proclamation declaring October 7-11, 2013 as ManufactureNJ Week and stating that advanced manufacturing is one of the seven priority industry clusters in the state. >>
More than 180 hiring employers and 2,000 job-seeking students and alumni will attend the 21st Annual Fall Career Fair on October 9, 2013 from 12:30-5:00 p.m. in the Fleisher Gymnasium and Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Atam P. Dhawan, PhD,  recently joined the autism community at the NJ State House to be recognized for improving public and private autism services.  Dhawan, a noted electrical engineer and inventor in his own right, who heads NJIT's Interdisciplinary Design Studio (IDS) program, is also executive director of undergraduate research and innovation at NJIT.  The IDS program is offered to Albert Dorman Honors College students at NJIT.   >>
U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges 2014 Edition has once again named NJIT to the top tier of national universities for its range of undergraduate majors and master's and doctoral degrees. This year, NJIT was ranked 150th out of the 200+ institutions earning the distinction of top national universities.  NJIT also ranked 6th in the nation for ethnic diversity. >>
The doors are open to NJIT's new $80 million Warren Street Village, a unique, three-acre, 214,000-square-foot, mixed-use residential housing complex.  Completed as forecast in less than 18 months, the complex, bounded by Colden Street to the east, Warren Street to the north and Raymond Boulevard to the southwest, will add 600 beds to NJIT's existing inventory of residential housing.  In addition, the project will feature a new restaurant, convenience store and fitness center for the NJIT community. >>
NJIT Professor Michel Boufadel has been appointed a member of a National Research Council (of the National Academies) committee on the Effective Daily Recovery Capacity.  The appointment is through Nov. 14, 2013.  The task includes providing guidelines on the best techniques for skimming oil off the ocean surface following spills.  Such guidelines are important for preparedness of regions regarding oil spills. >>
Edge Therapeutics, a former Enterprise Development Center (EDC) portfolio company, is the first beneficiary of an investment from the New Jersey Angel Investor Tax Credit program.  >>
Don Tuite, power and analog editor at Electronic Design Magazine, visited NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) today.  >>
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force teamed up to host the Hurricane Sandy Small Business Recovery and Matchmaking Summit on Aug. 7 at NJIT.  The event, first of its kind in the region since the disaster, educated and connected small businesses to commercial buyers from the private sector and federal, state and local governments. >>
Congratulations to Judith Sheft, associate vice president of technology development, who recently received one of this year's First Mate Awards from BioNJ.  >>
A leading Chinese manufacturer of high speed trains will fund an NJIT research lab to develop new wireless communication technologies.  These technologies will offer passengers wireless internet connections on fast trains. >>
One of China's leading manufacturers of fast trains will fund an NJIT research lab that will develop new wireless communication technologies.  These technologies will offer passengers wireless internet connections on the high-speed trains. >>
Business Insider ranked NJIT number three yesterday in its newest listing of the 25 “most underrated colleges in America.”  The news site plotted the annual ranking by U.S. News and World Report of the best colleges and universities against PayScale's mid-career salary rank to identify outliers--institutions that outperform their U.S. News rating. >>
NJIT, under Maurie Cohen's direction, will be a co-sponsor (with Clark University and others) of the SCORAI event “The Future of Consumerism and Well-Being in a World of Ecological Constraints” from June 12-14.  >>
Colette Santasieri, PhD, director of strategic initiatives at NJIT, will be a speaker at the Somerset County Business Partnership's “Showcasing Somerset County's Economic Competitiveness” event being held on June 7.  >>
NJIT doctoral student Maxx Capece was awarded one of three, $2,000 first place prizes in a competition sponsored by the Catalent Institute.  His winning submission entitled, “Modified Release of Dry-Polymer Coated Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients,” provided a review of applications of dry-polymer control release drug delivery technologies on the particulate scale.  >>
The NJIT Enterprise Development Center (EDC) is pleased to announce the formation of a venture advisory board to provide business advice and guidance to portfolio companies located at EDC. >>
How to do business in China will be the focus of an all-day conference, open to the public and hosted by the North American Chinese Entrepreneur Association, NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) and the NJIT Chinese Student Association on June 8, 2013.  >>
The New Jersey chapter of Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO NJ) and The Star-Ledger/NJ.com announced the first annual Garden State Entrepreneur Excellence Award – an award created to honor New Jersey-based companies that exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit of the state.  >>
NJIT environmental experts will offer better ways to manage brownfields projects and the availability of professional help at NJIT at an upcoming national brownfields conference on May 15-17, 2013 in Atlanta. >>
Three life science inventions that may one day heal wounds faster, improve surgical outcomes and build stronger muscles took $10,500 in prize money for further research and development at NJIT's recent TechQuest/Innovation Day.  The inventions competed against 30 developed by undergraduate teams. >>
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno has appointed NJIT President Joel S. Bloom to the newly-formed Innovation NJ Coalition.  NJ Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks will chair the Coalition. >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on April 4, 2013 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, will focus on connections and will feature leaders in the various fields discussing mechanisms for developing connections to expand the human experience and the role of technology in creating and enhancing connectivity.  It will bring together faculty and students to share their passion for innovation and new ideas.  >>
Watch an interview with Campus Gateway Development President Monique King-Viehland this weekend on Caucus:  Up Close. Program dates are scheduled for 3/30 (NJTV, 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.); 3/30 (Thirteen, 12:30 p.m.); 3/31 (NJTV, 8:30 a.m.); 3/31 (NJTV, 11:30 a.m.); 4/2 (WHYY, 5:30 p.m.); 4/5 (WLIW World, 7:00 a.m.) and 4/17 (NJTV, 12:30 a.m.).          >>
A handful of NJIT engineering and architecture student volunteers hope to better understand what happened to the storm-damaged public waterfront areas in Elizabeth and Perth Amboy.  Earlier this week, working with Future City Inc., the students conducted physical assessments of the damaged waterfronts.  Policymakers and constituents met with them.  Tomorrow and Friday, they'll be brainstorming solutions and writing impact assessments. Professional engineers will be available to listen.  The exercise is bound to not only help the cities but instill pride in the volunteers.  They also may walk away a lot smarter.  Among the issues to be addressed:  Can a living waterfront be integrated into the locality's flood management plan?  And, if so where?  How best to manage the impact of flooding and related damages?  And what about future public access, considering climate change? >>
NJIT students, professors, staff  and others from universities throughout the US are descending upon New Jersey this week to eradicate the remaining devastation from Super Storm Sandy.  Some two dozen projects located at points as far north as the IHS Development Corporation in Newark and as far south as the Surflight Theater in Beach Haven will receive help.  Daily buses leave the NJIT campus filled with students and others in bright yellow t-shirts and even brighter smiles.   >>
Judith Sheft, associate vice president of technology development at NJIT, has been reappointed by Governor Christie to serve on the New Jersey Israel Commission.  >>
Some 25 members of NJIT's men's track and field team will volunteer their brawn and brains tomorrow to tackle cleaning up the headquarters of IHS Development Corporation, Newark.   Ravaged by hurricanes Sandy and Irene, the building remains in need of help and students' efforts.   Volunteers will remove light debris, lift moderate boxes and materials and perform minor carpentry repairs.  The students are part of a larger 600-body task force assembled during the past month by NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD). Dubbed the “Alternative Spring Break,” the effort has targeted cleaning up facilities, residences and areas damaged by the super storm.  Students from other colleges and universities are also participating.   >>
How innovation districts can foster economic growth will be the focus of an upcoming panel, moderated by NJIT Senior Vice President of Research and Development Donald H. Sebastian at the 2013 Redevelopment Forum.  The event, sponsored by New Jersey Future, is set for March 1, 2013 in New Brunswick.  Other NJIT speakers will include College of Architecture and Design Dean Urs Gauchat, examining how new construction can “fit” into often delicate existing fabrics.  Colette Santasieri, director of strategic initiatives at NJIT, will sit on a third panel, addressing the tensions between port operations and redevelopments for nonindustrial/nonport related issues.  >>
"The Edge in Knowledge:  Part 1," featuring NJIT President Joel S. Bloom opened Caucus:  New Jersey  this past weekend with a closer look at the importance of NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC).  >>
Judith Sheft, associate vice president of technology development, will be featured on Caucus:  New Jersey.  >>
Annabelle Bexiga, the senior managing director and chief information officer at TIAA-CREF, will trace the dramatic changes that have taken place in the field of information technology when she addresses this year's 2013 Gilbreth Colloquium at NJIT.  >>
WattLots LLC, an active member of NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, recently completed the installation of the ground breaking “Power Arbor”™ parking lot system at Runnells Specialized Hospital in Berkeley Heights.  >>
The NJ Alliance for Action honored NJIT with its leading higher education award for spear-heading the construction of the Warren Street Village Project, a new honors residence hall, Greek houses and additional campus dining facilities scheduled to open on the NJIT campus this coming fall.     >>
Fourth year architecture students Ksenyia Kudlai, Nick Jaroni, Liz Opper, and David Perez have been awarded internships with City Hydroponics LLC, a member of NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC), as a result of their outstanding work in a course taught by NJIT Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster last semester.  >>
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will be presenting a seminar in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium on Feb. 6 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  >>
The NJIT Faculty Council Standing Committee on Research will host a Pre-award and Grantsmanship Seminar on Jan. 30, from 11:30 am - 2:30 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall (Room 112).  The Office of Provost and Office of Research and Development are sponsors.  >>
NJIT Senior Vice President of Research and Development Donald H. Sebastian believes NJIT will play a larger role in the upcoming White House discussions on curbing gun violence.  Sebastian expects NJIT to be called upon as technology experts to move along  the development of innovative gun safety technology.   >>
2012
A few days after Hurricane Sandy hit, NJIT Professor Michel Boufadel was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study the impact of the storm on the New Jersey shoreline.  The NSF Rapid Response Research Grant immediately allowed him to take a team of eight researchers to the beaches of Raritan Bay.  >>
Daniel J. Soeder of the National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, will present “Shale Gas Development: Opportunities and Challenges” on Nov. 16 at 12:00 p.m. in the conference room of Colton Hall.  >>
NJIT Research Professor Reginald Farrow and NJIT Professor Gordon Thomas were the recipients last night of an Edison Patent Award from the Research & Development Council of New Jersey. The event kicked off the Council's 50th Anniversary celebration and honored more than 30 inventors and 13 New Jersey companies and universities. >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on Nov. 1, 2012 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, will focus on connections and will feature leaders in the various fields discussing mechanisms for developing connections to expand the human experience and the role of technology in creating and enhancing connectivity.  >>
The first-ever New Jersey Manufacturing Week to be held Oct. 22-26, 2012, includes a variety of scheduled activities throughout the state for manufacturers, students, educators, policy makers and the media.  >>
More than 2,000 NJIT students and graduates dressed in their finest business attire will wait patiently and professionally on long but potentially profitable lines at NJIT's Annual Fall Career Fair next Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center and the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility on the NJIT Campus. >>
Following a successful research collaboration with NJIT, Catalent Pharma Solutions of Somerset has announced that it has exclusively licensed innovative taste-making technology developed by NJIT Distinguished Professor Rajesh Davé, who was the principal investigator of a research project funded by Catalent.  >>
Dr. Maurie J. Cohen, associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science and the department of humanities, has accepted an appointment on a Task Force on Green Development and Sustainable Consumption in China. >>
Truphone, the pioneering international mobile communications company, announced the establishment of a new technology center located in the Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT.  >>
Cesar Bandera, PhD, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's School of Management as an assistant professor and will focus his research on the emerging field of mobile health (or m-health).  >>
Michel Boufadel, PhD, a notable voice in the investigation of the Exxon Valdez oil spill and BP's Deep Water Horizon (DWH) blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  >>
Inspired Health Strategies, LLC, a member of NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC), announced that founder and managing director, Dyan Bryson, has been named to the annual PharmaVOICE 100 as one of the top driving forces in the life sciences industry.  >>
The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) has once again awarded its Soft Landings International Incubator designation to the Enterprise Development Center (EDC), a business incubator operated and sponsored by NJIT.  >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Stevens Institute of Technology and Rutgers University are now accepting submissions to the New Jersey Apps Challenge, a mobile apps competition designed to spur homegrown innovation in New Jersey.  >>
New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today visited the Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), culminating her month-long tour of life-science companies across the Garden State.  The EDC is home to nearly 90 high-tech and life-science companies. >>
New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno will visit NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) on Thursday culminating her month-long tour of life sciences companies across the Garden State.  >>
A better way to improve organizations using overlooked employee talent has taken a top award from a notable management group.  >>
Business reporters, editors, TV producers, bloggers and social media gurus are invited to attend an entrepreneurial “Talent Network” (P2B™) for some 300 pre-screened unemployed professionals.  >>
Judith Sheft, associate vice president technology development and Cesar Bandera, president Cell Podium and adjunct professor in NJIT SOM gave a presentation at the recent Turismo Conference on Tourism and Technology in Oviedo Spain http://turismo.as/>>
NJIT signed a cooperation agreement with the Bengbu Glass Industry Design Institute for personnel training, technical exchange, and research and development at a recent ceremony at NJIT.  >>
NJIT's Career Development Services is hosting the 2nd Annual Culminating service-learning presentations for elementary and middle school students from Bragaw Avenue School (The Service-Learning Academy), Newark Public Schools, on Tuesday, April 17th from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A.   >>
NJIT invites editors, reporters and producers to witness the official ground-breaking for the $80 million Warren Street Village project—a three-acre mixed-use housing complex on campus bounded by Colden Street to the east, Warren Street to the north and Raymond Boulevard to the southwest.  >>
Three high-tech companies based at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) http://www.njit-edc.org/  took top awards at the recent 2012 Venture Conference sponsored by the New Jersey Technology Council.  >>
Judith Sheft, associate vice president of Technology Development at NJIT, will serve as a panelist at NJTC's Women in Technology Peer Network:  Adapt, Innovate and Triumph – Women's Entrepreneurship 3.0 on March 28 at the East Brunswick Hilton from 8:30-11:00 a.m. >>
NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, is growing not only in faculty and enrollment, but physical size in order to meet the demand for workforce and economic development in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) professions. >>
Large or small New Jersey manufacturers looking to grow their base won't want to miss NJIT's upcoming free summit on clean energy supply chains.  >>
More than 150 employers will attend the NJIT Spring Career, Co-op and Internship Fair -- the largest ever at NJIT.  >>
A treatise from a German foundation advocating the deceleration of the pursuit of science in higher education has been translated into English by NJIT Professor James Geller.   >>
NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering in collaboration with Career Development Services will host the second annual Biotech/Life Sciences Industry Forum on March 7, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom B. >>
Linda C. Sharkus, PhD, president and co-founder of AcquiSci Inc., a a medical device company based in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, has been named one of New Jersey's 2012 Best 50 Women in Business by NJBIZ. >>
The NJIT Innovation Acceleration Center, School of Management (SOM) and Enterprise Development Center technology incubator will host the Brick City Tech Meetup on Feb. 29 at 6 p.m. in the Leir Conference Room in SOM.  >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on March 23, 2012 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.  >>
NJIT's Continuing Professional Education (CPE) will offer an Information Session for their iPhone and iPad Application Development and Android Application Development online non-credit classes on March 3, 10 a.m-12 noon in the College of Architecture and Design, Weston Hall Gallery. >>
Cesar Bandera, PhD, adjunct professor in NJIT's School of Management and College of Computing Sciences, is presenting the results of his federally funded research in health delivery via mobile devices at the third international m-Health Summit and the Society for Applied Learning Technologies Conference. >>
Startup companies will have the opportunity to meet face to face with investors with access to funding at Startupalooza NJ on Feb. 9, 3-6 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium at NJIT.  >>
The NJIT Innovation Acceleration Center, School of Management and the Enterprise Development Center will host the Brick City Tech Meetup on Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. in the Leir Conference Room in SOM. >>
Pius J. Egbelu http://som.njit.edu/dean/index.php was recently named dean of the NJIT School of Management (SOM) http://management.njit.edu/ and appointed Distinguished Professor and holder of the Then & Clark Chair.   >>
2011
Learn how to create and deploy iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad applications in NJIT's online iPhone and iPad Application Development Course; classes begin Jan. 18, 2012. >>
Marjorie Perry '05, president and chief executive officer of MZM Construction and Management, Inc., based in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, was one of three individuals to be inducted into the NJBIZ Hall of Fame.  >>
Learn how to build mobile applications for the Google Android Mobile platform in NJIT's Android OS Application Development Course; classes begin Jan. 18, 2012.  >>
Edge Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, has been named a recipient of a New Jersey Small Business Development Centers 2011 Success Award. >>
WattLots LLC, a solar parking lot systems firm in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, won a "Cool Product" award in the New Jersey Technology Council's mid-Atlantic Innovation Competition. >>
Own It Ventures, in collaboration with New Jersey Monthly magazine will honor three women business owners located at the NJIT Enterprise Development Center (EDC).  >>
NJIT's Office of Continuing and Professional Education will host Graduate Certificate, Weekend University and Professional Development Open Houses and an Online Chat on Dec. 1, 5-7:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall Rm.100. Register here. >>
NJIT is offering a noncredit, 100 percent online Android OS Application Development Course for entrepreneurs and anyone who is interested in learning how to build mobile applications for the Google Android Mobile platform. >>
Jose Rodriquez, chief executive officer of M.E.R.I.T., Inc., a portfolio company located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, has been invited to participate in the White House Business Leaders' Forum on Jobs and Economic Competitiveness on Nov. 4, 2011. >>
Want to check the pulse of New Jersey's economy? What better way to learn what employers want than to spend time tomorrow at NJIT's 19th semi-annual career fair. >>
NJIT's Enterprise Development Center will host an NIH/NCI SBIR Seminar and one-to-one appointments on Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 211 Warren Street, Newark. >>
NJIT researchers Anthony East, Michael Jaffe, Yi Zhang and Luiz Catalani will number among more than 40 inventors and 13 New Jersey companies, universities and the U.S. Army to be honored Nov. 10, 2011 by the Research & Development (R&D) Council of New Jersey.  >>
Career Development Services is pleased to announce the 19th Annual NJIT/Rutgers-Newark Career Fair, their largest career fair ever, to be held on Oct. 12, 12:30-5 p.m.  >>
New banners were installed this week in front of NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, located at 211 Warren Street. >>
Edge Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC), will be a presenting company at the Rodman & Renshaw 13th Annual Healthcare Conference in New York City from Sept. 11-13, 2011. >>
NJIT's Division of Continuing Professional Education will host an Open House and Online Chat on August 4, 5-7:30 p.m. (ET) in Fenster Hall, Room 100.  >>
Learn about NJIT's professional development training programs, non-credit classes, Weekend University, online learning, and more at the Continuing Professional Education Open House on July 14, 5-7:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Rm. 100. >>
Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of Continuing and Distance Education at NJIT, will present the co-authored paper, “M-Outreach for Engineering Continuing Education: A Model for University-Company Collaboration” at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Educators on June 26-29 in Vancouver, Canada.  >>
Sharon Gilbert, assistant director of Career Development Services at NJIT, received the 2011 Practitioner of the Year Award on June 9 at the New Jersey Cooperative Education and Internship Association's annual awards luncheon held at NJIT. >>
A promising new venture based at the NJIT Enterprise Development Center was selected as the winner at iEvening New Jersey, an innovative new business event attended by more than 160 startup founders and entrepreneurs, and hosted by NJIT on May 19, 2011. >>
The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT will host "Network, Exhibit & Pitch," a start-up conference featuring Newark Mayor Cory Booker on May 19, 4-8 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center. >>
Urovalve, a medical device company located in the Enterprise Development Center at NJIT, has appointed Bent Johnsen as European managing director. The company develops superior products for urinary flow and control. >>
Maurie Cohen, PhD, associate professor and director of the Graduate Program in Environmental Policy Studies at NJIT, will discuss "From Sustainable Development to Sustainable Well-Being" at the First Annual Brick Township Green Fair on April 30 at 11:30 a.m. at Brick Township High School. >>
CGC Genetics, Inc., located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, received the Emerging Innovative Business Award from The Portuguese American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey at an annual gala dinner on April 8 at the Newark Club.   >>
Greg Smith, managing principal of ScienceSmith, will conduct a special seminar entitled “Workshop for Technical Entrepreneurs” on April 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Enterprise Development Center (EDC), 211 Warren Street, Room 407. >>
A panel discussion on "The Entrepreneurial Professor-New Opportunities for Women in Academia“ and a poster session featuring recent research advances by NJIT women faculty and graduate students will be presented at the Innovation and Collaboration Showcase on April 20, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in Eberhardt 112. >>
The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT will host a Monthly Entrepreneurs Gathering on April 14, 10 a.m.-12 noon. >>
More than 40 NJIT alumni met with 106 students during the Third Annual Speed Networking Event on March 30 in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Marcelle M. Jackson, MIS manager for NJIT's Division of Career Development Services, was recently honored by the New Jersey Haitian Student Association during their Annual Alumni and Supporters Gala. >>
NJIT mourns the loss of Ken Diehl, formerly of Career Development Services, who passed away on February 26.  He was employed at NJIT for 33 years before retiring.   >>
On Saturday, March 19, the NJIT Alumni Club of Metro DC, in partnership with the NJIT Enterprise Development Center, will sponsor a Workshop for Entrepreneurs at the American Society of Civil Engineers National Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Graham Bell Drive, Reston, VA.  >>
AT&T, Oppenheimer Funds, Motorola, Samsung, McGraw Hill Companies and the Liberty Science Center will number among the 120-plus organizations participating in the March 2, 2011 NJIT Career Fair.  >>
Judith Sheft, associate VP of technology development at NJIT, was one of four NJ research university representatives who briefed a conference of entrepreneurs last week on their commitment to commercializing new discoveries to move them out of the lab and into the economy. >>
Beginning on Jan. 28 and ending on Jan. 30, NJIT's College of Architecture and Design will be a local site for Global Game Jam 2011, during which more than 150 sites around the world will compete to create a game from scratch in 48 hours.  >>
The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT has joined The National Alliance of Clean Energy Incubators, known as the Clean Energy Alliance, Inc.  >>
NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering in collaboration with the Division of Career Services will host the Spring Biotech/Life Sciences Industry Forum on Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall Rm. 698.  >>
2010
Judith Sheft, associate vice president of technology development at NJIT, will visiting Lima, Peru, on Dec.17-21 to provide incubator training to managers at the new Peruvian-American Business Development Center-Incubator sponsored by Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, NJIT, the Peruvian American National Roundtable and The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey.  >>
The visiting delegation from Zhenjiang in Jiangsu Province, China visited NJIT on Dec. 3 and was led by Vice Mayor and General Secretary Mr. Xiao Ping Li.  He was accompanied by Mr. Qiliang Gui, Vice Secretary and Jian Lin Lu, as well as Mao Su Yan and Violet Gu of the Zhenjiang New Area Investment Promotion Center with Rongjun Ni and Weihua Cao of the Zhenjiang Economic and Technological Development Zone. >>
Five technology-based high-tech ventures that have achieved success in the health care field with the assistance of NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) are the recipients of more than a million dollars in funding awarded in 2009 and 2010 under the federal program “Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Grants for the State of New Jersey.” >>
A delegation from Ningguo in the People's Republic of China was named a Sister City of Newark on Nov. 18, 2010 during a special visit to NJIT. Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development, represented Newark during the later signing since city officials were unable to attend. Earlier in the day, the group toured technology laboratories at NJIT to learn more of sustainable urban living and solar energy.  >>
A delegation from Ningguo in the People's Republic of China will visit NJIT Nov. 18, 2010 to learn more about sustainable urban living and solar energy.  The delegation would like to transform Ningguo into China's “Solar City.”  The trip follows a visit this past July from an NJIT delegation led by Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development, in which an agreement was signed with  city officials to help them achieve their solar goals. Ningguo is located in eastern China in the province of Anhui. The city has a population of 380,000. >>
The Enterprise Development Center at NJIT will be hosting SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposal Development and SBIR Cost Proposal Preparation workshops on Nov. 18 and 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at 211 Warren Street. Programs are delivered by the Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc. Phase I program attendees will be eligible to receive a complimentary proposal critique by the Greenwoods within one year of the program. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, has been named Public Sector Advocate of the Year by the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (SHCC). Sebastian will receive the award on Nov. 9 at the SHCC's Corporate Awards Luncheon at the Hilton Hotel and Executive Meeting Center in Hasbrouck Heights.  >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch and Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation Executive Director Michael A. Wall were honored at the Brick City Development Corporation's Recognize Newark event for their contributions to the economic development accomplishments in the City of Newark. Wall, a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers, is the honorary chair of the Executive Dinner Committee at Celebration, NJIT's annual black-tie fundraiser, on Nov. 12, 2010. >>
Edge Therapeutics, based out of NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, has been named one of four Incubator Companies to Watch by the New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC). This acknowledgement is part of NJTC's Best of the Year awards celebrating the technology sectors of New Jersey. Edge is scheduled to be recognized at the NJTC Award Gala on Nov. 17 at the Hilton at East Brunswick, NJ.  >>
An expert in digital data forensics and information assurance, Yun-Qing Shi, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, will number among 30 New Jersey inventors from eight companies and universities to be honored at the upcoming 2010 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Awards on Nov. 4. Hosted by the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, the ceremony and reception will take place at the Liberty Science Center.    >>
Judith Sheft, associate vice president of Technology Development at NJIT, will serve as a panelist at the North American Chinese Entrepreneur Association Annual Conference: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the 2010s and Beyond on Oct. 24 at the Hilton Hotel in Iselin, NJ.  >>
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority in the US Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Menssana Research Inc., a company with research facilities in the NJIT Enterprise Development Center, a contract for $4.2 million to develop a breath test for radiation exposure. If the contract is exercised with options, it could total $22.84 million.   >>
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) in the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Menssana Research Inc., a company in the NJIT Enterprise Development Center, a contract for $4.2 million to develop a breath test for radiation exposure. >>
SoulRealiS, a client company in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC), and Sean Scott, the company's chief executive officer, were featured recently in Noire Digerati, a website highlighting minorities in technology and gaming. >>
The Enterprise Development Center at NJIT was featured in the August 2010 issue of TechNews magazine. The article, “Talk About a Win-Win!” People 2 Business Teams Up Startup Executive Mentors,” appears on pages 12 and 13. >>
NJIT's Enterprise Development Center has received a Soft Landings international incubation designation from the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA). Through its Soft Landings program, the NBIA recognizes incubation programs that are especially capable of helping nondomestic companies enter the incubator's domestic market. The EDC was selected for the program because of its slate of business services for nondomestic firms and its demonstrated success at helping these firms enter the U.S. market. >>
NJIT's Division of Continuing Professional Education will host a Graduate, Weekend University and Professional Development Open House and Online Chat on August 12, 5-7:30 p.m. (ET) in Fenster Hall, Room 100. To register, click here>>
NJIT Associate Vice President of Technology Development Judith Sheft highlighted today contributions to invention and innovation made in New Jersey for more than a century by NJIT. She was among the featured speakers, which included Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, at a press conference to announce a new corporate and higher education coalition focused on innovation. >>
Flyanic, a cementitious mineral processing technology company and licensee of NJIT, has developed an industrial scale and affordable process for grinding cement, fly ash, and other cementitious materials to a median particle size of one micron. The processing costs range from $30-75 per ton, depending on feedstock,  and they can be scaled to industrial levels of production using proven equipment. >>
Heath Ahrens, founder and CEO of iSpeech, Inc., a company based in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, took first place in the Venture Association New Jersey's Elevator Pitch Olympics, where entrepreneurs gave two-minute presentations — about as long as it would take to ride an elevator — to investors about business opportunities. Read the Daily Record article.   >>
“The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT is still growing rapidly to be the largest high-tech business incubator in the USA with 95 portfolio companies, despite the tough economy! Entrepreneurs and individual initiatives in the EDC are working to help NJ solve economic growth problems and make NJ a state leading in technology development and the right place to live and work!,” said Jerry Creighton Sr., EDC Executive Director. >>
Think NJIT when it's time to brush up on certification skills. Four non-credit courses in iPhone application development, underground storage tank regulations, online pen Source Unix certification, and Solar Panel Installations will be available from NJIT starting as early as June and throughout the summer. Each course is open to the general public and will help state residents gain skills to seek and keep jobs.  >>
The Alumni Association of NJIT and the Office of Alumni Relations in cooperation with the Division of Career Development Services are encouraging all NJIT alumni interested in finding employment with the Federal Government to attend a free informational webinar on June 8, 12 noon-1 p.m (EST). Click here to register. >>
Aron Spencer, PhD, an assistant professor in the School of Management at NJIT, will be the instructor and facilitator for the Advance Invention 2 Venture (AI2V) Venture Acceleration Bootcamp, May 18 through May 21, 2010 in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center III, 211 Warren St., Room 407. To register, click here. For additional details, call Judith Sheft at 973-596-5825 or email sheft@njit.edu. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, will be interviewed on My Nine News tonight at 11 p.m.    >>
The White House announced yesterday that New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will receive more than $23 million of the $2 billion allocated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to achieve widespread meaningful use of health IT and facilitate use of an electronic health record (EHR) by every person by the year 2014. >>
Join MathWorks engineers for a free technical demonstration of MATLAB 2010 and how it can be used as a flexible platform for technical computing, statistical analysis, and application development in engineering, math, and science curricula and research on April 22 in GITC 3730. This is a two-part seminar with a beginner's session from 9-11 a.m. and an advanced session from 1-4 p.m.  New topics for this free seminar include "Curve Fitting with MATLAB" and "Designing and Modeling an Object Tracking System in MATLAB and Simulink."  Register and review the agenda at: http://ist.njit.edu/matlabday/. >>
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CGC Genetics, Inc., the first private medical genetics laboratory in Portugal, celebrated the grand opening today of its U.S. operations in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and press conference. Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker, whose office brought CGC to Newark and the U.S., led the ribbon-cutting ceremony with Stefan Pryor, deputy mayor for Economic Development; Joao Vellera, Portuguese ambassador to the U.S.; Maria Amelia Paiva, consul general of Portugal; Robert A. Altenkirch, president of NJIT; Donald H. Sebastian, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT; and Dr. Robert Johnson, dean of the New Jersey Medical School. >>
Urovalve, a medical device company located in the NJIT Enterprise Development Center, has announced that President and CEO Harvey Homan PhD has been appointed to an advisory panel for urology and small business at the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). >>
Sandi Webster and Peggy McHale, founding directors of Consultants 2 Go, will discuss "Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship: Practical Tips to Get You Started" at the Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series on March 24, 2:30-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. Judith Sheft, associate vice president for technology development at NJIT, will join Webster and McHale for the panel discussion.  >>
Donald H. Sebastian, interim provost and senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, will be one of four panelists speaking tomorrow at the State House as part of the Life Sciences Trenton Day. The event is designed to create awareness of the importance to and impact on the state of the bio-pharma industry.   >>
Donald H. Sebastian, interim provost and senior vice president for research and development and Judith Sheft, associate vice president for technology development, were awarded the title of Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Commerce and International Relations by the Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (UIGV) in Lima, Peru. They were invited by Daniel Jara on behalf of the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of NJ (SHCC), which co-hosted the First USA-Peru Trade & Investment Forum Peruvian Products Exhibition. The event marked the beginning of an international initiative designed to help bring awareness as well as to showcase selected products of Peru, international trade opportunities, and the information necessary to trade internationally to SHCC members. “The objective is for NJIT to form a relationship with UIGV to help them develop incubation and extension programs that can move the country's economy from one of exporting raw materials to one that captures more of the value chain,” said Sebastian.  >>
CBS-TV cameras were rolling at this week's NJIT Career Fair, where students were interviewed for The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric's employment report, expected to air tonight at 6:30 p.m.  >>
Delta Epsilon Iota (DEI) Academic Honor Society will induct 169 NJIT undergraduate students, many of them members of the NJIT Albert Dorman Honors College, on Feb. 21, 2010 at 3 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  >>
2009
If you have an idea for an iPhone application, but don't know how to make it happen, here's your chance. NJIT will again offer an online iPhone application development non-credit course. >>
Students at Bergen County Academies can now look forward to saving one year of tuition and time if they choose to attend NJIT and graduate early, thanks to an agreement signed today between NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch and Bergen Academies Superintendent Robert Aloia. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, provost (interim) and senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, will participate in a panel discussion at the “Best and Brightest” Forum on Medical Innovation today at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. Other panelists include Dick Gephardt, chairman of the Council for American Medical Innovation and former Missouri representative and House Majority Leader, and Bob Franks, president of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey and former New Jersey representative. Sebastian will be speaking on related topics at the New Jersey Technology Council Regional Commercialization Conference on Dec. 10  in Wilmington, Del.  >>
NJIT's Division of Career Development Services will host the Seventh Annual Recruitment Partner Program on Dec. 2, 2009, 4-6 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The focus of the meeting will be "Community Investment Partnerships: The Next Generation." >>
North Jersey Partners will host a free half-day seminar at NJIT to help organizations retain their employees. Entitled “Building a Lifelong Learning Organization: Best Practices from the Frontline,” the free seminar will be held Dec. 3, 2009 at 9 a.m. >>
A drug to stop bleeding during a brain injury and a bed that will prevent bedsores are among the scientific discoveries at NJIT that received earlier this week more than a million dollars in funding from the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology. >>
Donations of gently-used, career-appropriate items of clothing for women are urgently needed for the "Successful Suits" collection drive to benefit Dress for Success Newark. The clothing drive is one of the community service projects for NJIT's observance of national Make A Difference Day on Oct. 24. Items needed are business suits: pants/trouser suits, skirt suits, and dresses (any size, but sizes 14 and up preferred); jackets or blazers, skirts and slacks, blouses, new nylons, new and nearly new shoes (sizes 9 and up preferred), scarves, purses, belts, jewelry, and tote bags (preferably black). All items should be in excellent condition (no obvious tears, stains, missing buttons or broken zippers), only dry-cleaned or laundered, currently in style and ready to wear. When donating your clothing, please include your name, address, and an itemized donation list with your clothes; this information will be used to generate your tax receipt for the donation. Please bring items on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 to NJIT's Career Development Services Office, 5th Fl., Campbell Hall.  >>
Two NJIT faculty members will receive Innovators' Awards and two recent alumni will be honored at the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame dinner on Oct. 22, 2009 at Stevens Institute of Technology.  >>
NJIT Research Architect B. Lynn Hutchings believes that by making a few practical, effective and relatively inexpensive changes to school buildings, they can become better environments for students with severe physical, intellectual, and sensory disabilities. She will spread her word to school social workers at the Nov. 6-8, 2009 Annual Meeting of the Council for Social Work Education, in San Antonio. >>
Have an idea for an iPhone application, but don't know how to make it happen or can't afford to take a course?  NJIT will offer free tuition for an online iPhone application development non-credit course. The 10-week online course will begin Oct. 19, 2009. An NJIT instructor will teach it and students who successfully complete it will receive three continuing education units from NJIT. >>
In a year when the majority of college grads have had trouble finding employment in their fields, the NJIT undergraduate full-time employment rate for recent college graduates has been surprisingly better than the national average. This is especially good news for the more than 2,000 students who will attend NJIT's bi-annual career fair on Oct. 14, 2009, from 12:30-5 p.m. on the NJIT campus in the Athletic Center and the Campus Center Ballroom.    >>
Judith Sheft, of Westfield, associate vice president, technology development, in the office of research and development, received the Excellence in Service Award at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
NJIT has named Monique Pryor, of West Orange, assistant vice president of planned giving. Pryor has been a development professional for seven years and has been licensed to practice law in both New York and New Jersey for more than 14 years. >>
The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT will host "Financial Modeling Essentials for Raising Capital" on June 25-26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the EDC III, 211 Warren St., Rm. 407. The two-day workshop will cover all the key aspects of developing a financial model that is defensible to all types of investors. To register, click here. >>
"Secrets of Winning SBIR/STTR Proposals," a half-day seminar that will provide participants with an introduction to and overview of the SBIR and STTR programs, will be held on June 24, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, 211 Warren St., Rm. 407. Sponsored by the NJ Commission on Science & Technology, the seminar will feature representatives of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) at the Picatinny Arsenal. Registration: $35 in advance; $45 at the door. To register, click here. >>
"Staying Out of Government Auditor Quicksand: Accounting System Compliance for All Types of Federal Grants and Contracts" is the topic of a seminar on June 5, 8:30 a.m.-12 noon at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center. The seminar will be presented by Anthony J. Faugno CPA, Partner (at left) and Matthew Herdman, MBA from the Federal Government Contracting Group at Amper, Politziner & Mattia, LLP. To register, click here. >>
The New Jersey Technology Council will present roundtable sessions on nano entrepreneurship and nano applications on June 2, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center. Satya Prakash, associate professor in biomedical engineering at McGill University, will give the keynote presentation. To register, click here. >>
Entrepreneurs and startup companies (and their advisors) who are planning to present to investors in the next few months will have the opportunity to obtain direct feedback and expert help with their presentations at the "Dry Run Your Investor Presentation" workshop on June 1, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center. Coaching will be provided by Steve Bowman, the “Pitch Doctor.” To register, contact: Bill Coons, 908-553-6775.  >>
The New Jersey Center for Innovation Acceleration, a joint initiative of the NJIT School of Management and the NJIT Enterprise Development Center (EDC), will offer a series of business planning and financial modeling courses for entrepreneurs funded by North Jersey Partners.  >>
Many seniors who will graduate at NJIT's commencement ceremony tomorrow (9 a.m.-noon) at the Prudential Center are looking forward to the big day but not just for the sheepskin. They will look forward just as much to their starting dates at plum jobs with starting salaries upwards of $60,000.  >>
NJIT's Center for Innovation Acceleration and North Jersey Partners WIRED will host several seminars and certification programs. The Advanced Invention 2 Venture (AI2V) workshop will be held on June 8-11, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., in the Enterprise Development Center III, Rm. 407. Click here to register (click on June 8-11 link). Contact: sheft@njit.edu or call 973-596-5825. In addition, The New Jersey Center for Innovation and The Entrepreneurs Group will present "Build Your Financial Model and Develop Cash Management/Valuation Skills," a program consisting of two hands-on and intensive workshops to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs in raising capital. For more information as well as dates and locations, click here>>
NJIT's School of Management and the Division of Career Development Services are sponsoring an event to help students who are looking to enter the job market on April 22, 2:30-4 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall. Greg Mass, executive director of career development services at NJIT, will give the keynote presentation "Skill Requirements for An Innovation Driven Economy." Contact: Michael Ehrlich. >>
Randal Pinkett, PhD, has extended the deadline for the 2nd Annual Campus CEO Challenge to Friday, April 17. The Campus CEO Challenge provides an opportunity for young entrepreneurs currently running their own companies or brainstorming a possible business idea to submit their mini-business plans for a chance to win cash prizes, awards and a business consultation with Dr. Pinkett.  The competition will culminate with an awards luncheon on April 30, 2009 at NJIT's Campus Center.    >>
"How to Appreciate Great Work(ers)" is the topic of a seminar by Chester Elton, co-author of several successful leadership books, on April 3, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center 3720/30/40 at NJIT. RSVP is appreciated: 973-596-5275 or vidal@adm.njit.edu. >>
Technology and life sciences-related businesses, service providers, and state universities are invited to attend a roundtable discussion on the financial resources and incentives available to New Jersey's most promising technology companies at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center III. Hosted by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, the Edison Innovation Roundtable will be held on March 30, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Click here to register.  >>
Interested in starting your own business? Then don't miss an upcoming round-table discussion at NJIT on March 23, 2009 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  >>
NJIT has developed 16 new master's programs, designed to help professionals succeed in today's economy. The new programs emphasize business and computing, the bio-tech field, and civil infrastructure. Each has a unique 21st century focus that draws on the rich technological expertise of NJIT. >>
Chuck Daniels of ACBB-BITS, Inc., a highly successful entrepreneur and NJIT alumnus (BS '80) who received NJIT's Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award in 2000, will be the guest speaker at a Monthly Entrepreneurs' Gathering on April 2, 10 a.m.-12:30 pm at the Enterprise Development Center, 211 Warren St., Room 407. RSVP to Kelly Carthens or 973-643-4063 would be appreciated. >>
NJIT expects a surprisingly strong turn-out for both students and companies at next week's upcoming annual Career Development Services Spring Career Fair. Registered companies include Johnson & Johnson, Verizon, Telcordia, AT&T as well as federal agencies ranging from the FBI in Newark to the US Patent and Trademark Office in Washington DC.    >>
A former CEO and global sales and marketing executive will tell small business owners and others how to survive this tough economy without cutting costs.  Jim Lewis, CEO of Princeton Sales Partners and author of Five Deadly Sins CEOs Make in Sales, will speak at NJIT on March 4, 2009 from 10 a.m. -12:30 p.m.  >>
Best-selling business author and Harvard Business School Professor Clayton M. Christensen will focus on creating and surviving disruptive innovation at a free talk open to the public set for Feb. 28, 2009, at NJIT. The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. in Room 112, Eberhardt Hall and Alumni Center on the NJIT campus, located at 323 MLK Blvd. at Bleeker St.   >>
Kamalesh Sirkar, PhD, distinguished professor of chemical engineering at NJIT, and internationally-renowned expert in membrane separation technologies, has been named a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  >>
Have a great idea for a business or invention but don't know where to turn? Then consider yourself a candidate for the Young Alumni Club's Entrepreneurial Network program. On Saturday, Jan. 24, the Alumni Association of NJIT's Young Alumni Club and the NJIT Enterprise Development Center co-sponsored a workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs that was attended by 90 alumni and guests. For more information about the program, go to www.njit.edu/alumni/yac. >>
Have a great idea or invention but don't know where to turn? Then consider yourself a candidate for an upcoming day of four workshops for first-time entrepreneurs sponsored by the NJIT Enterprise Development Center and the Alumni Association of NJIT. >>
NJIT's Office of Technology Development is hosting an 11-week series of webinars focused on commercialization of research (life science and engineering-based technology), on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 14–March 25, 1-2:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center 1403. Co-organized by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer, the course will discuss the practical business and legal issues that researchers need to understand to commercialize their research. Contact Judith Sheft, Associate Vice President Technology Development at 973-596-5825; sheft@njit.edu.            >>
2008
The bond between NJIT and Newark grows stronger every year.  Since NJIT's founding as Newark Technical School in 1881, NJIT has been a vital partner in education, economic growth and civic betterment in the city.  >>
Student entrepreneurs have the opportunity to participate in Randal Pinkett's Campus CEO Challenge as part of the IFEL North Jersey Business Plan competition.  For additional details please click here.  Deadline for submission of executive summaries is January 14, 2009.  The Competition will culminate with an awards luncheon on April 30, 2009 at New Jersey Institute of Technology Campus Center. The business plan competition is part of the North Jersey Partners WIRED (Workforce Innovation for Regional Economic Development) grant.   >>
NJIT held its annual black-tie benefit dinner Celebration on Nov. 14, 2008 at Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Former New Jersey Governor and President of the New Jersey State Senate, the Hon. Richard J. Codey served as the special guest master of ceremonies. The world-renowned Duprees, who started their 1960s musical careers in Jersey City provided entertainment. >>
Steve Kalafer, chairman of the Flemington Car and Truck Country Family of Dealerships and the Somerset Patriots received NJIT's highest honor—the President's Medal at NJIT's annual black-tie benefit dinner Celebration on Nov. 14, 2008 at Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange.  >>
Edward Cruz, CEO of E.E. Cruz & Company, Inc, Holmdel, received NJIT's Outstanding Alumnus Award at NJIT's annual black-tie benefit dinner Celebration on Nov. 14, 2008 at Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. >>
Members of the northern New Jersey business, nonprofit and academic communities joined Jeanne C. Meister, founder of the New Learning Playbook blog, to discuss the training and development challenges that employers face in dealing with the new generation of workers on Dec. 11 at NJIT. Meister, an internationally recognized consultant in designing and implementing learning organizations for Fortune 1,000 firms, will be leading this project with Gale Tenen Spak, Associate Vice President, Continuing and Distance Education at NJIT. The group of human resources professionals was convened as part of the North Jersey Partners Life Long Learning Initiative with the goal of transitioning the northern New Jersey area into a continual learning region through training and workforce development. All of the information regarding this project can be found on the North Jersey Partners website. >>
NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) will host the Eighth Annual New Jersey Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20. Companies will be reimbursed by the EDC for the attendance fee and will receive a free proposal review just for attending. Phase I (Proposal Development) and Phase II (Cost Proposal Preparation) program attendees will be eligible to receive a complimentary proposal critique by the Greenwood Consulting Group. Inc. within one year of the programs. For more information and online registration visit www.njsbdc.com/scitech. >>
If you are a student and you are considering attending NJIT, check out NJIT's Career Development Center (CDC) http://www.njit.edu/cds/ with the mission to help students find great jobs. Hundreds of top companies from around the region come to CDC's biannual fairs to recruit. CDC also helps students find internships and part-time jobs (co-ops) at these firms. >>
Beth Cheney, R&D Project Manager at Datascope Corp. will present an introduction to medical device product development and respective regulatory requirements on Nov. 14 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3.     >>
“Developing Newark: Which Direction is Forward?”—a multi-university symposium on planning, design, economy and community will be held tomorrow, Nov. 8, 2008, at NJIT.  The theme will be revitalizing Newark and its region. >>
Technology and life sciences-related businesses, service providers, state universities and research institutions can learn how New Jersey helps early-stage technology companies grow their businesses at a networking and information session at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) on Nov. 7, 8:30-11 a.m. in the EDC III, 211 Warren St., Newark. Register online at seminars.njeda.com or call 609-777-4880 for more information.  >>
"Creating and Surviving Disruptive Innovation" a talk by Clayton M. Christensen, the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, on Nov. 1, has been postponed to a later date. >>
Everyone is going wireless and NJIT researchers stand at the forefront of that migration. To provide a wider window into the wireless world, NJIT  along with the New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) will offer on Oct. 31, 2008, from 8 a.m. -1:30 p.m., “The Wireless World: Untethered Opportunities.”  Keynote speaker will be former Congressional representative, Steve Largent, of CTIA—The Wireless Association.  Corporate sponsors include AT&T, Verizon, Qualcomm, and T-Mobile. >>
NJIT's Enterprise Development Center will host a free seminar on "Technology Commercialization from Lab to Commercial Success: Tiptoeing through the Minefield" on October 23, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the EDC, 211 Warren St., Conference Room 407. Yaniv Sneor of Blue Cactus Consulting will draw on his experience starting, managing and growing companies in a variety of industries and fields and his involvement in numerous technology commercialization endeavors encompassing a broad range of technologies and markets. All are welcome. RSVP to Kelly Carthens is appreciated. >>
A new text for managers with tips on planning, organizing, managing and controlling a firm's sales activities has been written by Rajiv Mehta, PhD, a professor in NJIT's School of Management.  >>
The Department of Justice has awarded NJIT $254,889 to continue developing childproof child-safe gun technology. US Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and US Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-08) earmarked the grant in last year's annual Congressional appropriation bill. >>
The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), NJIT and University of Sao Paulo today announced a joint agreement for licensing four pending patents on a safe, building block chemical derived from corn known as isosorbide to chemists. The agreement marks a step forward in developing applications and markets for corn-based chemistry.  >>
High school students enrolled in NJIT's Real World Connections Summer Internship Program will be recognized for their achievements at an awards ceremony on August 7, 12:30-4 p.m. at the Enterprise Development Center 3, 211 Warren Street, Conference Room 407. Through the Capstone Open University Connections Program, students work in small project teams to solve real-world problems based on scenarios drawn from actual industry cases in a broad array of fields, including health, communications, sports, and entertainment. >>
NJIT postdoctoral students and companies in the Enterprise Development Center (EDC), NJIT's high technology business incubator, were awarded eight grants totaling $480,000 from the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology to bolster company growth and jumpstart the careers of young scientists. >>
Twenty youngsters enrolled in the Colgate EMPOWER Summer Biz Camp will receive certificates of recognition as well as participate in a business plan competition at a graduation ceremony on July 25 at 10 a.m. in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center III, 211 Warren Street, Newark. The Honorable Robert L. Bowser, Mayor of the City of East Orange, M.J. Peterson, Manager of the Division of Employment and Training, and Councilwoman Virginia Cross will be on hand at the event.    >>
Darius Sollohub, associate professor at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture, is featured today on The Daily Newarker community blog.  During the 31-minute interview, Sollohub provides some insight into the New Urbanism movement and how Newark's future is being guided from an urban design perspective. >>
Bryan J. Pfister, PhD, a specialist in neural tissue engineering, has been awarded a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award by the National Science Foundation (NSF).   Pfister, who is an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering, received the award to support and expand his research into rapid axon stretch growth, a technique for regenerating damaged or diseased nerve cells. >>
Salman Naqvi, an electrical engineering major at NJIT, has been been awarded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship for 2008. Naqvi is working with NJIT Physics Professor Andrew Gerrard on developing a compact molecular-aerosol Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system that detects the gravity waves above the Newark and New York City metropolitan areas.  >>
NJIT's Office of Technology Development and the Enterprise Development Center (EDC) along with North Jersey WIRED will host an Advanced Invention to Venture Workshop on June 9-12, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the EDC, 211 Warren St., Newark. An optional SBIR Proposal Writing workshop will be held on June 13. Scholarships are available for NJIT faculty and students. Contact: Judith Sheft at  NJIT's Office of Technology Development at x5825. >>
Judith Sheft, associate vice president of technology development at NJIT, explains technology transfer and commercialization within New Jersey's universities and its importance for the growth of our economy in a new video featured in the May issue of NJ Entrepreneur.com. >>
NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) has given startups an edge since 1988.  Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, this high-tech business incubator housed at NJIT is open to early-stage companies that have, or will have, a proprietary technology as a significant source of revenue. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president of research and development at NJIT, will discuss alternative ways to meet future energy needs with Rutgers researcher Paul Falkowski on NJN Public Radio this month via radio broadcast, live streaming, or podcast.  Hosted by NJN News Science Correspondent Patrick Regan, upcoming air times for Episode 2 of the "Sounds of Science" series are on April 26 at 3:30 p.m. and on April 30 at 9:30 p.m.      >>
NJIT's Enterprise Development Center will host “Getting the Most Out of Advertising, Promotion, Communications and Brand Development,” a special free panel and information/networking session, on April 24, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 211 Warren Street, Newark. Panel members include Elizabeth (Beth) Fitzgerald of the Star-Ledger and Patrick Regan of NJN. For information on directions or parking, call Claire Dougherty at 973-643-4063. >>
A computer software program developed at NJIT for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other diseases has won the most coveted title at a recent New Jersey Technology Council competition.  >>
Hats off to engineering excellence was the theme of the 2008 annual awards celebrating NJIT's Newark College of Engineering. Three New Jersey engineering executives were honored along with top students. >>
NeuroTrax, a medical device and technology company based in the Enterprise Development Center at NJIT, received the "Most Likely To Succeed" Award last week at the 2008 New Jersey Technology Council Venture Conference. >>
High school and college student entrepreneurs attending Newark-based schools or who are Newark residents have the opportunity to win money for start-up capital and a consultation with Randal Pinkett, chief executive officer of BCT Partners, based in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center. Students are invited to submit their mini-business plans to Newark's Most Promising Young Entrepreneur Contest by March 14, 2008.   >>
More than 100 employers seeking engineering, computer science, architecture, management, allied and applied science, and liberal arts majors are expected to participate in the annual Spring 2008 Career Fair on March 12, 12:30-5 p.m. at NJIT.  >>
An open house and robotics demonstration of cutting-edge manufacturing processes will showcase the new Vincent A. Stabile Laboratory at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE) on Feb. 20, 2008 from 1 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. >>
The Enterprise Development Center at NJIT will host a special free Monthly Entrepreneurs Gathering  Forum and Information/Networking Session on Jan. 17, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the EDC, 211 Warren St., Rm. 407. Contact: Jerry Creighton at 973-643-4063; e-mail: Jerry.creighton@njit-edc.org. >>
2007
NJIT will host Tech Industry Day, a conference and exhibition of NJIT projects as well as Enterprise Development Center incubator projects, on Oct. 30 in the NJIT Campus Center. For more information, contact Ranya Tawfik at 973-596-5519. >>
The edge in knowledge is not limited to engineering and science: NJIT, the state's science and technology university, is expanding its educational offerings with surprising new degree programs for 2008 (pending approval). The university is accepting applications for Fall 2008 studies in eight new innovative areas including art and design, business and computing. >>
The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT will celebrate the graduation of Great American Technologies (GAT) from the EDC on Oct. 18, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium at NJIT. The event will include a celebration of GAT's technological achievements and the launch of the Mobile Vision Player and Mobile Priority Communication System™.  Seating is limited. To reserve your ticket for this free event, please RSVP by Oct. 16 to Joan Guarino; 973-848-9393; e-mail: jguarino@gat-usa.com. >>
Randal D. Pinkett, PhD, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, will discuss how students can take the entrepreneurial leap by starting and running a profitable business on Oct. 3, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theater in Kupfrian Hall. >>
The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT will host Angel Event 2007, a free participation and feedback session for startup and early-stage companies, on Sept. 27, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., NJIT EDC III, 211 Warren St., Rm. 407. >>
Science and technology entrepreneurs and small businesses in New Jersey will have the opportunity to gain information that will help them compete more effectively for SBIR/STTR grants and contracts at the Seventh Annual NJ SBIR/STTR Conference on June 7-8 at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center III. >>
The first completely electronic version of NJIT Magazine is now available on the NJIT Website at http://magazine.njit.edu. Featuring articles about leading-edge research at NJIT and other university and alumni news, the issue's new electronic format offers enhancements such as audio files with comments from President Robert A. Altenkirch, Senior Vice President for Research and Development Donald H. Sebastian, and Professor of Physics Dale Gary. Take our short survey. This digital spring NJIT Magazine is one of three 2007 issues, with the winter and fall issues being in the publication's traditional paper format. Everyone on the magazine's mailing list was sent a special postcard announcing the digital issue and asking that readers provide feedback about the digital version.“With many institutions publishing electronic magazines, we felt that it was time for NJIT to move in this direction and to evaluate reader response by publishing a digital issue this year,” said Jean M. Llewellyn, executive director of university communications. “The electronic format allows us to add exciting multi-media dimensions to a publication that has kept readers abreast of university and alumni news for nearly 50 years.” >>
NJIT has announced the selection of a leading real estate consulting firm and world-renowned architect to begin the planning stage of the university's Campus Gateway initiative. Jones Lang LaSalle, one of the world's largest real estate services firms and an experienced leader in providing many universities with their neighborhood development plans, has been selected as “master developer,” while Elkus Manfredi Architects has been appointed “master planner.” >>

KUDOS - May 2007

May 01, 2007
NJIT Development Director Honored by North Essex Chamber of Commerce   Billy McDermott, director of development for NJIT's School of Management, received the President's Award at the North Essex Chamber of Commerce Leadership Recognition Banquet on May 16, 2007. Three Highlanders Receive Independent Baseball Academic Honors NJIT baseball athletes Austin DeRogatis, Rob Pietrocola and PJ Saporito were named to the NCAA Division I Independent All-Academic team for 2007. The NCAA Division I Academic All-Independent team was selected by sports information directors at member institutions. Nominations from each school were accepted for student-athletes who had a least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average, had reached at least a sophomore academic standing and were a starter or key reserve for their respective program. >>
The NJIT American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Student Section and ASME District A will host the 2007 Student Professional Development Conference on April 14 at NJIT. >>
More than 150 NJIT students will demonstrate their skills in video game development and competitive game play at the NJIT Game Development Expo on March 31, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre. All are welcome to attend the event; the game development contest is for current NJIT students only. >>
Some 1200 students at NJIT will spend their lunch hour tomorrow patiently waiting in a line long enough to wrap around a block-long building in the hope of securing a high-paying job. The plan will be to secure an interview with one of the 130 name-brand companies at NJIT's annual spring career fair. >>
Bo Kemp, business administrator for the City of Newark, will deliver the keynote address at the “It's Time” Young Entrepreneurs Conference for existing and future entrepreneurs on March 1, 12:30-7:30 p.m., NJIT Campus Center. Sponsored by the Prudential Young Entrepreneur Program, The Greater Newark Business Development Consortium and NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC), the event celebrates Entrepreneurship Week USA. Pre-registration is required. For more information, visit www.GNBDC.org or call the EDC at 973-643-4063 ext. 103. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, Sr. PhD, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT received the “Academia Award” from Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART), at the organization's annual awards banquet held in Wilmington on Jan. 5, 2007. >>
More than 500 students representing 17 high schools and 17 middle schools in the state will travel to NJIT tomorrow to compete in the New Jersey Science Olympiad. NJIT will host the event for the first time this year and also is a co-sponsor with the Research and Development Council of New Jersey. NJIT faculty and staff will supervise and judge the 16 different events. >>
2006
“You are the epitome of creativity and innovation,” Randal Pinkett told the more than 250 students who attended the Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium today in NJIT's Campus Center Ballroom. Pinkett, who is chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, outlined the path that led to his achievements as a Rhodes Scholar and as the Season 4 winner of NBC's “The Apprentice" and urged students to take advantage of the many opportunities available at NJIT. “I challenge you to set sights for yourself to far exceed your own expectations,” he said. >>
Randal Pinkett, chairman and chief executive officer of BCT Partners, located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, and the Season 4 winner of NBC's "The Apprentice," will share his experiences along the road to establishing several socially responsible business ventures and lessons learned as an entrepreneur and protégé to Donald Trump on Nov. 15, 2:30-4 p.m., Campus Center Ballroom. >>
The Research and Development Council of NJ presented one of its highest awards this week to Kamalesh K. Sirkar, PhD, distinguished chemical engineering professor at NJIT. Sirkar, an internationally regarded expert in the field of membrane separation technologies, holds a total of 22 patents; he received the honor for his patent to remove volatile organic pollutants from waste gas streams produced from manufacturing processes before the toxic pollutants are released to the atmosphere. >>
Supertron Technologies Inc, a leading developer of next-generation cryogenic Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) coils and accessories, today announced the acquisition of leading MRI coil manufacturer Spin Systems based in Brisbane, Australia. Supertron is based in the Enterprise Development Center at NJIT. >>
Tomorrow's career fair sponsored by New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will be the largest held on campus in a decade, said Gregory Mass, executive director of NJIT's Career Development Services.  The event will host 138 employers and attract more than 1000 student attendees. >>
Learn more about intellectual property law, specifically patents, trademarks and copyrights from two United States Patent and Trademark Examiners at a lecture sponsored by the Office of Research and Development at NJIT on Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 1400. The event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. >>
“Technological innovation is key to the State's success,” said New Jersey Governor Corzine at NJIT today. Corzine outlined his economic growth strategy for New Jersey before a capacity audience in the Campus Center Atrium that included leading members of the Governor's cabinet and senior staff, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, State legislators, corporate CEO's, chamber of commerce and trade organization executives, labor union leaders, and college and university presidents, in addition to many NJIT faculty, students, and staff who also attended. Prior to his announcement, the governor toured NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, New Jersey's oldest and largest business incubator facility. Corzine, who recently named NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch to serve on his Economic Growth Council, said that his strategy will help to attract new capital investment in a highly competitive global marketplace and promote the state as a place in which to locate and grow successful high-tech businesses and attract federal research dollars. “It is time to make sure we're pushing for long-term job growth,” Corzine said. “We have a great future ahead of us.” >>
If your company or corporation has not yet established an internship program with a college or university, this may be a good time to create such a program, said Greg Mass, executive director, Career Development Services, NJIT. >>
The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT will host a Monthly Entrepreneurs Gathering Roundtable Session on Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-12 noon, EDC III, 211 Warren St., Rm. 407. Topic: The New Jersey Homeland Security Systems Technology Center. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 973-643-4063. >>
NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) will host a Monthly Entrepreneurs Gathering (MEG) Roundtable Session on August 10, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., EDC III, Rm. 407. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the New Jersey State Library's New Jersey Knowledge Initiative, OVID and Wiley and to sign up for free remote access. For more information, call 973-643-4063.   >>
Supertron Technologies Inc., a leading developer of next-generation solutions for high-performance preclinical and clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging coils and probes, announced today successfully financing $3.5 million with Amphion Innovations PLC. Supertron is based in the Enterprise Development Center at NJIT. >>
NJIT”s Division of Career Development Services hosted an extensive, six-day and evening training seminar on campus earlier this month for the Wachovia Bank/NJ Department of Community Affairs Housing Scholars Program, a partnership between Wachovia Bank, the NJ Department of Community Affairs, and NJIT. Six of the 24 students selected this year were NJIT students. They created a redevelopment plan for a pre-selected neighborhood that included many of the components found in a formal redevelopment plan. Accompanied by NJIT staff as well as planning professionals, they studied the Lower Clinton Hill neighborhood of Newark and produced several maps using GIS technology. Following the training seminar each scholar will complete a 10-week paid internship at a New Jersey nonprofit community housing agency. >>
NJIT's Division of Career Development Services partnered with Gateway Northwest Maternal and Child Health Network recently to present the first Greater Newark Skill Building Summit for Health Leadership at NJIT. Gregory Mass, executive director, Division of Career Development Services, provided the welcoming address. The Summit convened 65 key public health stakeholders within Greater Newark dedicated to improving immunization rates and other health outcomes within their communities. The purpose of the Summit was to give participants the opportunity to learn new methods for improving their agency management skills.  >>
Science and technology entrepreneurs and small businesses in New Jersey will have the opportunity to gain information that will help them compete more effectively for SBIR/STTR grants and contracts at the Sixth Annual NJ SBIR/STTR Conference on June 15-16 at the NJIT Enterprise Development Center III, 211 Warren St., Room 407. Sponsored by the New Jersey Commission on Science & Technology, the program is open to the public. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president of research and development at NJIT, was inducted into the New Jersey High-Tech Hall of Fame in the academic category. “It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by the members of New Jersey's high-tech community,” said Sebastian. >>
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) will host a breakfast workshop that will provide information to prospective applicants seeking assistance through the Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program as well as other EDA financial assistance initiatives, on May 4, 9-11 a.m., at the NJIT Enterprise Development Center III, 211 Warren St., Room 407. >>
New findings on successful models for regional economic development will be presented at the Local Innovation Systems and Regional Economic Development Symposium on March 23, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium. For more information, call 973-596-8449. >>
Noble Device Technologies Corp., a tenant in the Enterprise Development Center, an incubator program at NJIT for young businesses, has raised $8 million in Series A equity financing to expand development of its unique visible/infrared image sensor. The company is developing high-resolution, reliable, and inexpensive shortwave infrared image sensors for the medical and military marketplace. >>
New Jersey Network (NJN) News will air a segment tonight about NJIT's spring career fair. Greg Mass (at left), executive director of NJIT's Career Development Center, will be interviewed as well as NJIT students and two employers. The report will air first at 5:30 p.m. on PBS news, then again at 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Channels 23, 50, 52 and 58.  >>
NJIT's annual spring Career Fair will be one of the largest ever, with 110 companies and government agencies coming to interview some 1,000 students. The career fair, open to all NJIT students and alumni, will be held March 8, from 12:30-4 p.m, Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch was named last week by the City of Newark as board chairman of the newly-formed Newark Downtown Core Redevelopment Corporation, which will have control over the construction of the city's downtown redevelopment project, which includes a hockey arena and new hotel. Altenkirch's work with the corporation is a continuation of his involvement on the Newark Blue Ribbon Commission on Downtown Core Redevelopment. “As Newark works to improve the environment in the City and that in the University Heights area, the more attractive NJIT becomes to potential students and employees who will see NJIT's location as a vibrant and attractive one in which to study, work, and live,” Altenkirch said. >>
Local college students who are hunting for jobs will have a chance to interview with officials from prominent companies during a collaborative career fair hosted by NJIT, Essex County College, Rutgers University-Newark, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey on Feb. 1, 2-6 p.m. at The Robert Treat Hotel, Newark. >>
2005
Randal Pinkett, PhD, a Rhodes Scholar and the founder of a company located in the business incubator program at NJIT, was named the apprentice last night on NBC's reality television show, "The Apprentice." Pinkett, who founded and now heads BCT Partners, which is located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, was selected last September to compete from among more than a million applicants. >>
Randal Pinkett, PhD, the founder of a company located in the business incubator program at NJIT, remains in the running to win NBC's reality television show, The Apprentice. Pinkett founded and now heads BCT Partners, located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center. The show's final episode will air on Dec. 15.  >>
NJIT's Open University will offer a crash course in PHP/MySQL on Nov. 9, 4-6 p.m., Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Room 1100. Faculty, students, external businesses and those interested in acquiring practical knowledge, career development and real-world problem-solving skills are invited to participate. Contact: Osama Eljabiri, oe2@njit.edu. >>
Don't give up, network and pay attention to detail, numbered among the many good ideas offered to women inventors by Judith Sheft, assistant vice president, technology development at NJIT. Sheft spoke at a day-long conference held on Oct. 28 at Kean University. >>
There's good news for college students who will soon be searching for jobs. The job market has seen sustained growth during the last year and employers intend to dramatically increase hiring, according to Greg Mass, executive director of career services at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
Allen Hershkowitz, a senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental activist group, will discuss the challenges of sustainable urban development on Nov. 9, 3-4:30 p.m., NJIT Campus Center ballroom. The lecture, which is the fifth in NJIT's Technology and Society Forum Series, is open to the public and parking is available. >>
Allen Hershkowitz, a senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental activist group, will visit New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to discuss the challenges of sustainable urban development. His lecture will focus on developing an urban and industrial infrastructure that balances ecological concerns with economic growth.Hershkowitz's lecture is scheduled for Nov. 9, 3-4:30 p.m., second floor of the NJIT campus center ballroom. The campus center is located south of the intersection of Summit Street and Central Avenue. The lecture is free, open to the public and parking is available. >>
The NJIT Enterprise Development Center (EDC) will host a briefing on TECHNIIUM, a new NJ Economic Development Authority funding program that helps early-stage businesses, on Oct. 27, 10-11:30 a.m., EDC III, Room 407. Admission is free. Call Claire Dougherty at 973-643-5740 for travel or parking directions. >>
Kay Etzler, program analyst, National Institutes of Health (NIH), will provide an introduction to and overview of the Small Business Innovation Research and the Small Business Technology Transfer programs with a focus on the NIH at a half-day seminar on Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m.-12 noon, Enterprise Development Center III, Room 407. Sponsored by the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology, the seminar will provide information on collaborative opportunities available to life science entrepreneurs. >>
Imagine driving in the car, sitting in the airport, or relaxing on the beach, while listening to breaking news or viewing stock market changes in real time without using a computer or television. MailCall, a division of Great American Technologies, Inc., a start-up company based at the Enterprise Development Center at NJIT, now offers such a service using a cell phone. "We believe that our technology will change the way investors conduct business, schedules, even lives,” said Vincent Sette, MailCall vice president of business development. >>
Randal Pinkett, PhD, a Rhodes Scholar and the founder of a company located in the business incubator program at NJIT will compete on Sept. 22 on NBC's reality television show, "The Apprentice." Pinkett, who founded and now heads BCT Partners, located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, was selected from among more than a million applicants. >>
Menssana Research, located in the small business incubator program at NJIT, is seeking companies to license its federally-approved Heartsbreath test, a life-saving technology that determines whether patients with heart transplants are showing signs of rejecting their new heart. It is non-invasive and risk-free. The Enterprise Development Center at NJIT, which keeps new technology businesses alive and growing in New Jersey, operates the incubator program. >>
The New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology recently met at the Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT. Prior to the meeting, commission members mingled with entrepreneurs and inventors from the New Jersey incubators, including the EDC program itself, which the commission supports through competitive grants. EDC entrepreneurs displaying their work included: Vincent Sette, executive vice president of business for Mail Call; Larry Gardner, chief executive officer of CyberExtruder (at left); and Harvey Homan, chief executive officer of Urovalve. >>
Last week, NJIT unveiled five new programs to bolster small businesses and help them grow bigger. The Enterprise Development Center at NJIT, the state's oldest and largest incubator program, now offers client companies programs to improve the marketing skills and business acumen of company principals. The New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology has funded the project. >>
Twelve tips on successful blogging were among the highlights of a day-long business and networking event held yesterday at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).     The event, aimed at encouraging men and women with technological expertise to start their own companies, was organized by NJIT's School of Management, Office of Technology Development, Enterprise Development Center and the North Essex Chamber of Commerce.   >>
Four motivational speakers, tips on starting a business and more recently highlighted an event at NJIT to encourage business men and women to launch a technological business. Event organizers included the School of Management, the Enterprise Development Center and the Office of Technology Development, all at NJIT. >>
A team of architecture students from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is helping to redevelop one of the state's oldest cities: Paterson. The students, all of whom attend the New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) at NJIT, recently briefed Paterson officials on their plan to redesign nine neighborhoods in the city. And on May 17, starting at 6:30 p.m., the students will present their plan to the Paterson City Council.  >>
2004
In a fifth-floor laboratory at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), research assistant Renee Cataneo is holding the day's collection of human exhalations sent to Menssana Research, based at NJIT.  Cataneo's job is to analyze the results.  Just as a Breathalyzer detects drunk drivers, a Menssana process detects illness. >>
Menssana Research, a tenant in the Enterprise Development Center, an incubator program at NJIT for young businesses, was named by the Wall Street Journal as the second runner-up in the biotechnology and medical category of the publication's annual technology innovation awards. >>
The New Jersey Presidents' Council unanimously approved its FY06 budget policy statement for higher education, stressing that increased investment in higher education is critical for the educational opportunity of New Jerseyans and the economic development of the state. “The driving factor behind this very focused request is the essential link between the social and economic well-being of the state and the well-being of the state's higher education institutions,” said NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch. >>
In an effort to leverage resources and create ongoing communication channels, the IEEE North Jersey Section and NJIT's Division of Career Development Services (CDS) have entered into an alliance that stands to greatly benefit both organizations. “It is our objective to distribute information about various career development programs, services, and events that we think will be of interest and value to the IEEE members and their employing companies,” says Gregory Mass, executive director of the Career Development Center. >>
A new and innovative technology company participating in the Enterprise Development Center program at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has received two awards for its promising achievements.  Last week, Urovalve, Inc., a small startup medical device company, participated in the SmartStart Venture Forum in Albany, and received the best presentation prize.  >>
A new and innovative technology company participating in the Enterprise Development Center program at NJIT has received two awards for their promising achievements. Last week, Urovalve, Inc., a small, upstart medical device company, participated in the SmartStart Venture Forum in Albany, and received the best presentation prize. This week, the company participated in the "Bio-Life-Tech Conference" in Baltimore and received an award for the company most likely to receive funding. >>
Two young, innovative technology companies--a software developer and an electronics designer who creates cameras for medical devices--have received  a total of $500,000 in funding from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.  The companies are based in the small business incubator program at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
Students, faculty and businesspeople interested in learning about Small Business Innovative Research and Technology Transfer funding mechanisms are invited to attend one or both NJIT Technology Commercialization & Grant Development Workshops to be held on September 20, 2004. Attendees will receive practical guidance from grant development experts and a chance to network with prospective business, technology and entrepreneurial collaborators. Participants may sign up for Workshop #1 (8:30 am-12 noon; Engineering Sciences audience) and/or Workshop #2 (1:00-4:30 p.m.; Life Sciences audience). Admission is free. RSVP by September 13 to Daya Sooryadas (Sooryadas@ctp-nj.com).  >>
NJIT alumnus Bob Tarantino had a very good idea when he came up with the concept for New Jersey Precision Technologies in 1995 and took the first step toward making it a commercial reality at the university's Enterprise Development Center. "NJIT and the EDC helped us every step of the way." Tarantino says. "In addition to the resources needed for a good start, we received the support necessary for making the full transition to the high-tech marketplace, for being successful on our own." >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) alumnus Bob Tarantino had a very good idea when he came up with the concept for New Jersey Precision Technologies in 1995 and took the first step toward making it a commercial reality at the university's Enterprise Development Center (EDC). In fact, Tarantino's idea was so good that he now owns one of the leading electrical discharge machining (EDM) operations in the northeastern United States, with gross annual sales topping $4 million. >>
A device that can detect illnesses, a method that converts a photo into a three-dimensional image and a superconductor coil that enhances the resolution of MRI machines: these are just three technologies spawned in The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
Two companies from the Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) won prominent business awards at the New Jersey Technology Council's (NJTC) 2004 Venture Fair held at the Liberty Science Center. The awards recognize new companies whose products show innovation and promise. >>
Robert A. Altenkirch, president of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has been appointed by Newark Mayor Sharpe James to a commission to study the city's downtown redevelopment plan.  The plan includes a proposal to construct a $300 million arena for the Devils, the prominent New Jersey professional hockey team. The panel will be comprised of a dozen business, education and political leaders throughout the city. >>
2003
Jacquelynn Rhodes, a seasoned fundraiser who helped the university raise millions of dollars, has been named associate vice president for development at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
A graduate student at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is doing research on the detection of biological warfare agents for Sandia National Laboratories, the government lab that develops technologies to protect national security. >>
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), won the National Science Foundation's (NSF) most prestigious honor for outstanding young researchers. >>