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2016
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) seeks applications and nominations from the academic and corporate sectors for the position of Dean of the Ying Wu College of Computing Sciences (CCS). >>
Gov. Chris Christie Tuesday toured NJIT's Central King Building, a former high school that -- thanks to state funding -- has been renovated into a state-of-the-art science center where professors and students strive to answer life's most perplexing scientific questions.  >>
NJIT President Joel S. Bloom today hosts New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as he tours Central King Building (CKB), speaks with students and faculty and makes a news announcement. >>
Judith A. Sheft, associate vice president for Technology Development, and Raul Mercado, director of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, both of NJIT, will make presentations for the first annual “Inside the Circl of Power Speaker Series,” to be broadcast during National Small Business Week, May 1–May 7, via live webcast available free to viewers nationwide.  >>
The College of Computing Sciences (CCS) will host the spring 2016 CCS Capstone Showcase Tuesday, May 3, in the Campus Center Atrium from 5-9 p.m. The showcase will feature 24 senior college capstone teams from the departments of computer science, information systems and information technology in addition to 15 middle and high school teams in the Real World Connections Program (RWC). >>
Enjoy two free concerts during the first week of May by the NJIT String and Wind Ensembles and the Jazz Ensemble. >>
Prince's behind-the-scenes work has helped to create a pathway for tech inclusion and level the playing field at a time when, still, only a fraction of African-Americans are represented in the tech workforce. >>
NJIT's annual Miracle Network Dance Marathon reached the end of its second year at the institution with HighlanderThon on April 2. This year, the event raised $20,591.02 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a charity which supports Children's Specialized Hospital in New Jersey. >>
Two of New Jersey Institute of Technology's strongest supporters for manufacturing will be featured speakers at the NERETA Talent Pipeline Strategic Alignment Summit in Clinton, N.J. on April 27-29. The summit aims to help local professionals in higher education and both economic and workforce development to enhance workforce capabilities, increase manufacturing employment opportunities and create a collaborative environment for manufacturing employers. >>
Robert Brown, marketing specialist for NJIT's Procurement Technical Assistance Center, will join a panel of experts April 19 during the African American Chamber of Commerce (AACCNJ) "State of Black New Jersey" conference in Jersey City. >>
Jonathan R. Curley, senior university lecturer in the humanities department at NJIT, will be a speaker and panelist at an event titled “The 1916 Rising and Newark: Influences and Reactions,” Thursday, April 14, at 6 p.m. at the New Jersey Historical Society, 52 Park Place, Newark. >>
CollegeChoice.net recently published a list of the top 50 schools for bachelor's degrees in engineering. NJIT, the only New Jersey public school on the list, was ranked #45. The ranking is based primarily on cost of tuition, as reported by individual schools and CNN Money, and reputation in the field as reported by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and TES Global. >>
NJIT's Google ambassador, Chaitasee Pandya '16, recently organized a trip to Google's Chelsea headquarters in New York City for the graduate students in the Women in Computing Society. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Christopher Funkhouser will perform in "Open Plan: Cecil Taylor," an experimental five-part exhibition April 15-24, 2016 at the Whitney Museum of American Art. >>
After being one of the few who picked the Mets to make it to the postseason in 2015, NJIT Mathematical Sciences Professor and Associate Dean Bruce Bukiet has published his projections of how the standings should look at the end of Major League Baseball's 2016 season. And things look good for one New York team. >>
In a report released March 29 by Forbes, NJIT ranked 39 in best value public colleges, 60 in the Northeast, 71 in research universities and 120 overall in America's Best Value Colleges. >>
The Clement A. Price Institute, in partnership with the Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Program, will present the Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble March 31 on both the NJIT and Rutgers University-Newark campuses. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has announced three outstanding individuals who will receive honorary degrees at the 100th commencement ceremony May 17. >>
The university will once again host the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp, a two-week, all-expenses-paid camp for bright students entering sixth, seventh or eighth grades in the fall of 2016. The camp promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and supports historically underserved and underrepresented students. >>
David Anderson, a mathematical sciences major at NJIT, has been awarded a Fulbright grant that will pay for him to travel to Germany and pursue a master's degree at a university in Munich. Anderson is the first NJIT student to receive the prestigious Fulbright Finalist award. >>
The Newark College of Engineering (NCE) is ranked #92 on the newest U.S. News & World Report list of best graduate schools, ascending 19 positions since last year. NCE shares the #92 ranking with George Washington University, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Texas Tech University, University of Kentucky and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. >>
NJIT has placed 32nd on The Princeton Review's just-published list saluting the top 50 undergraduate schools to study game design for 2016. >>
NJIT and Rutgers University-Newark faculty will join up for a jazz concert on March 23 at NJIT's Jim Wise Theatre, with the performance starting at 2:30 p.m. The concert is free for all students, faculty, staff and friends. >>
Calling all hackers!  Come to the Leir Conference Room (3rd Floor Central Ave. Building) at noon Friday, March 4 for free pizza and an intro to the Honeywell Eureka Hackathon Challenge. >>
Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will celebrate its continued commitment to engineering education advancement at the 18th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence March 9, 2016, 6-9 p.m. at the Newark Museum. Proceeds from the event will benefit the NCE Dean's Fund. >>
The National Science Foundation (NSF) CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service, a program seeking proposals that address cybersecurity education and workforce development, recently awarded a $4,078,362 grant to NJIT's College of Computing Sciences. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) ranked fifth on a new, exclusive list of the nation's top actuary programs. SafecoInsurance.com announced the “15 U.S. Colleges with Top Actuary Programs” yesterday following an independent study conducted by HomeInsurance.com. NJIT, the only New Jersey school listed, joined other nationally-ranked superstars including the University of Notre Dame, the University of Florida and Texas A&M University. >>
With its win on Saturday night, the NJIT men's basketball team has clinched at least one conference postseason home game at Fleisher Athletic Center. This Quarterfinals contest will take place on Tuesday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. against an opponent yet to be determined. Ticket information will become available on Monday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. >>
The New Jersey Institute of Technology has made the charts once again in recently published rankings. The Feb. 9 NJBIZ article; “What are the 10 N.J. colleges with the highest-paid graduates?” ranked NJIT first among four-year public colleges and universities and third overall statewide behind Stevens Institute of Technology and Princeton University. >>
There will be a free performance of the NJIT Jazz Band on Wednesday, February 24 at 2:30 p.m. on the Rutgers-Newark Campus in the Dana Room of the Dana Library. The performance is at the invitation of the Rutgers Jazz Institute. >>
Grounded in theory, D. Yvette Wohn, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the information systems department at NJIT's College of Computing Sciences, explores the relationship between humans and technology using fundamental research tactics. >>
NJIT recently received two grants totaling $450,000 from The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) to continue as the lead agency for two of seven New Jersey Talent Networks. >>
Jun Liu, assistant professor of information systems in the College of Business & Information System at Dakota State University will give a talk on the semi-supervised article selection for medical systematic reviews Feb. 3. >>
After opening its membership in the Atlantic Sun Conference with two razor-thin losses, the NJIT men's basketball team left little to chance in its first conference win on Saturday, a wire-to-wire 71-59 victory over Stetson in a game NJIT led by 20 at halftime. >>
Parasites used to be considered nothing more than physiological freeloaders, taking advantage of their hosts. Now scientists are discovering that many species of parasites can control their hosts with a sinister sophistication that forces them to do their bidding. Researchers are only beginning to investigate this remarkable control, developing a field that's been called neuroparasitology. It's work that could someday help us find better ways to treat human brain disorders. >>
Jianchen Shan, a Ph.D. student in the computer science department, presented two papers at the seventh IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science in Vancouver. >>
A joint team from Kessler Foundation and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is developing new applications for wearable robotic exoskeleton devices with a $5 million federal grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research. >>
William V. Rapp, Henry J. Leir Chair in International Trade and research professor in NJIT's School of Management, has projected overall 2015-2016 U.S. real GDP growth at 2.5 percent with the unemployment rate falling to 4.6 percent.  >>
2015
Members of the NJIT community, Judith Sheft, Pushpendra Singh, Som Mitra and Naga Musunuri, participated in this year's NJTC Tech Day, a full day tech event that included fireside charts, exhibitors and panel discussions. >>
State and federal regulatory officials, scientists and environmental advocates gathered at NJIT in December to launch a new coalition, Jersey Water Works, to address longstanding, significant problems facing New Jersey's urban water systems, from crumbling storm and wastewater infrastructure to inadequate supplies of clean drinking water. >>
The New Jersey-Israel Commission will offer perspectives on education and innovation to drive economic development and address the digital divide Dec. 15, 10 a.m. - noon inside the Campus Center Atrium at NJIT. >>
Newark Kids Code is an educational initiative designed to introduce technologically disadvantaged and underrepresented youth to programming, coding and other digital and computer technologies. >>
NJIT recently made the top 50 in a new national ranking, just released by Georgetown University, on the “50 colleges where students earn the highest salaries.” In the report, "Ranking Your College: Where You Go and What You Make," the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce looked at the four-year colleges whose students go on to earn the highest salaries 10 years after starting their studies. >>
Geller's paper, “Identifying Pairs of Terms with Strong Semantic Connections in a Textbook Index,” was co-authored by Shmuel T. Klein of Bar-Ilan University in Israel and Yuriy Polyakov, a research professor at NJIT. >>
For scientists studying the impacts of space weather, one of the central mysteries of solar flares – the colossal release of magnetic energy in the Sun's atmosphere that erupts with the force of millions of hydrogen bombs – is the means by which these explosions produce radiation and accelerate particles to nearly the speed of light within seconds. >>

A Musical Finale

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

Ready, Set, Hack!

November 30, 2015
Highlanders pull an all-nighter to build innovative Web and mobile applications. >>
A leading researcher and computer scientist discuss the Internet of Things and indoor localization technologies. >>
A comprehensive scientific report released today by The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has concluded that there are still critical research gaps hampering efforts to both assess the environmental impacts of crude oil spills and to effectively remediate them. >>
The College of Computing Sciences will host the fall 2015 CCS Capstone Showcase Monday, Nov. 30 at the Campus Center Ballroom from 5-9 p.m. >>

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

The multidimensional transformation of the healthcare industry was the focus of the Fifth Annual Business Conference hosted by NJIT's School of Management on Nov. 19, 2015 in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
The Research & Development Council of New Jersey honored the winners of the 2015 Edison Patent Awards at the 36th Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception on November 12, 2015. Over 50 inventors and 12 New Jersey companies and universities were recognized at the event. >>
James Geller discusses the importance of enhancing the quality of medical terminologies. >>
There will be a discussion about detecting abnormal traffic behaviors in 3G/4G LTE networks. >>
The Moonlight Duo, cellist Karen Pinoci and pianist Claudia Baumgartner Lemmerz, will musically illuminate the work of women composers when they perform in the Campus Center Atrium on Friday, November 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. >>
Louis Lanzerotti, distinguished research professor in the Department of Physics, took part in the October 29 panel discussion “Space Weather: Understanding Potential Impacts and Building Resilience” convened in Washington, D.C. under the auspices of the Executive Office of the President of the United States. >>
Approximately 200 graduate and undergraduate students representing NJIT and other participating colleges and universities will participate in a 24-hour hackathon organized and hosted by NJIT's Association of Computing Machinery student chapter and the College of Computing Sciences Nov. 7 - 8. >>
On November 12, the Theatre Arts and Technology Program, which NJIT offers jointly with Rutgers University-Newark, will bring together NJIT faculty members and design professionals associated with the McCarter Theater to present a panel discussion of their exciting work to Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools (MCVTS) theater students, and students at NJIT and Rutgers-Newark.  >>
A dozen College of Computing Sciences students attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Houston Oct. 14-16. >>
Water is a vital resource in every environment, and the focus of the next in the fall series of Technology, Art and Science Forum presentations will be water and the City of Newark. >>
"Monument Man" Harry Ettlinger, who received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Newark College of Engineering in 1950, was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal yesterday in a ceremony in Emancipation Hall on Capitol Hill. >>
The NJIT NEXT comprehensive campaign has surpassed its $150 million goal to become the largest philanthropic fundraising effort in university history, NJIT officials reported today. The 10-year campaign raised $153,700,251 or 102 percent of the goal, two years ahead of schedule, to undergird a campus transformation that has received national attention. >>

Historical News

October 15, 2015
Conference presentations on topics ranging from medical care to computing and global environmental awareness were on the schedules of three members of the Department of History for October. >>

Klang Returns to Campus

October 13, 2015
The Klang String Quartet will once again be heard at NJIT in continuing celebration of musical expression on campus. >>
The opening ceremony for New Jersey Manufacturing Week, hosted at NJIT, kicked off an exciting week of workshops, talks and festivities to draw awareness to the shortage of qualified manufacturing professionals. >>
"Digital Destruction," the Technology, Art and Science Forum presentation by futurist and digital-marketing consultant Andrew Edwards originally scheduled on Wednesday, October 7, has been postponed. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Haimin Wang, Ph.D., a leading authority on fluctuations of the Sun's magnetic field that give rise to solar flares and space weather, will receive the eighth annual Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on Oct. 1, 2015.   >>
NJIT will break ground on a $19 million state-of-the-art research facility designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in fields ranging from biomedical engineering and the biological sciences to electrical engineering and healthcare technologies. >>
The NJIT community is invited to attend “Wolfram Technologies in Education and Research,” a presentation by Andrew Dorsett, Wolfram Research. >>
NJIT recently signed a contract to lead the PALISADE project as part of the SafeWare program to develop encrypted computing technologies and address software security limitations. >>
NJIT is one of several higher education partners to team up with AT&T in collaboration with the New Jersey Technology Council to launch the New Jersey Civic App Challenge, which runs from Sept. 16 until Nov. 13. The challenge will award $19,000 in prizes for best civic apps, including apps to serve veterans. >>
Calling all Android lovers! Associate professor Guiling Wang will host a computer science department seminar on improving Android reliability and security run by associate professor Iulian Neamtiu Sept. 23. >>
The new academic year at NJIT brings an expanding spectrum of events spanning creative scientific, technological and social inquiry, and celebrating the arts — beginning with a performance by pianist Yelena Grinberg, who will perform on September 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre. >>
Whether you're focused on academic excellence or on getting a high paying job upon graduation and quickly paying off debt, top news and ranking sources agree that NJIT may be the school for you. >>
The NJIT community is invited to a colloquium by Professor Gretar Tryggvason on Friday, September 11, which will begin in Cullimore Lecture Hall II at 11:30 a.m. >>
Attention Student Entrepreneurs:  Do you have an exciting technology that works in the lab? Would you like help to start a company to commercialize it? Would you like to test your prototype in a real-world environment? >>
​Prior to his passing this summer, Edward Cruz '63, '13 HON published his memoir, A Bold Journey, in which he described the path that took him from his boyhood in Portugal to becoming an NJIT soccer star, successful businessman and highly respected community leader. >>
Samples of student work produced in NJIT's School of Art + Design were exhibited for the fourth consecutive year at the curated Student Work Exhibit at SIGGRAPH, the Association of Computing Machinery's (ACM) conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques. >>
NJIT is one of 15 universities to participate in BRAID's three-year effort to expand outreach to high school teachers and students to modify introductory computer science courses and broaden participation among women and students of color. >>
Eon Soo Lee, an assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering and director of NJIT's Advanced Energy Systems and Microdevices Laboratory, gave several talks on his research into next-generation batteries and fuel cells at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Power and Energy Conference held this summer in San Diego. >>
Shy Nag, a code opera co-written by NJIT Humanities Professor Christopher Funkhouser and directed by NJIT Professor Louis Wells that was first produced by the NJIT-Rutgers Theatre Department in Feb. 2015, will be staged again at the Electronic Literature Festival in Bergen, Norway. >>
On Aug. 4, the College of Computing Sciences (CCS) will host the Real World Connections (RWC) Showcase in the Campus Center Ballroom 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. >>
D. Yvette Wohn, an assistant professor in the information systems department at the College of Computing Sciences, has been named a recipient of the 2015 Yahoo Faculty Research and Engagement Program Award. >>
A three-day workshop was recently held at NJIT to plan the details of a $1.75 million grant for work on family-based quality assurance of biomedical ontologies. >>
For the ninth consecutive year, NJIT hosted the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp. >>
On June 29 President Joel Bloom was in Bangkok for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between NJIT and Chulalongkorn University for the Center of Excellence on Hazardous Substance Management (HSM). >>
Professor and computer science department chair James Geller coauthored and presented a paper at the 2015 Medical Informatics Europe Conference (MIE2015) in Madrid. >>

Change of Command

June 25, 2015
There's new leadership at Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 490. >>
Computer science professor Vincent Oria has won the prestigious Test of Time Award given by the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Management of Data. >>
The increasing utility of applied mathematics in every branch of science and technology, and in daily life, was once again made clear at the Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics (FACM) conference that convened on the NJIT campus in June. >>
Associate Professor Yuan-Nan Young, Department of Mathematical Sciences, was among the invited speakers at NCS4: Northeast Complex Fluids and Soft Matter Workshop, held at Sony Brook University on June 12. >>
NJIT Humanities Professors Christopher Funkhouser and Burt Kimmelman were among the "speaking portraits" of poets featured in a video that had its premiere at Anthology Film Archives in New York City on June 6, 2015.   >>
Funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) associated to the new minor in nanotechnology at NJIT will support six undergraduate students in their research on nanotechnology. >>
Two mechanical engineering Ph.D. students, Shuolun Wang and Fangda Cui, along with Shawn Chester, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, recently attended the 15th Pan-American Conference of Applied Mechanics (PACAM) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. >>
Somenath Mitra, distinguished professor of chemistry and environmental science, was awarded a patent last month for a next-generation water desalination and purification technology that uses uniquely absorbent carbon nanotubes to remove salt and pollutants from brackish water and industrial effluent for reuse by businesses and households. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute, (NJII), an NJIT Corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state's science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, has received three TechConnect 2015 National & Global Innovation Awards.  >>
Professor N. M. Ravindra, director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Materials Science and Engineering and former chair of the Physics Department, recently presented “Engineered Composite Materials – Applications to Energy and Sports” at the 2015 Global Conference on Polymer and Composite Materials held in Beijing, China. >>

High-Impact Math

June 03, 2015
It seems to contradict common sense — that greater speed for a missile or meteorite does not necessarily mean deeper penetration into the ground upon impact. >>
Innovative industry-sponsored and entrepreneurial projects were on full display at the College of Computing Sciences Spring 2015 Capstone Showcase. >>

Celebrating CSLA

May 26, 2015
An awards ceremony recognizing faculty, staff, students and alumni was a concluding highlight of the spring semester for the College of Science and Liberal Arts (CSLA). Held in the Campus Center, the event on May 6 also featured a keynote presentation on biological and electronic olfaction by prominent researcher Dr. Alan Gelperin, who is with the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. >>
FACM '15 — the 12th annual Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics conference — will be held on campus June 5-6, organized by NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences and Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics. The event has again been made possible with support from the National Science Foundation. >>
What do we expect from new technology, and at times even demand that technical inventiveness deliver? >>
NJIT conferred 3,931 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees today at the 99th commencement exercises at the Prudential Center in Newark, bringing the total amount of degrees awarded by the university to more than 77,000. >>
NJIT associate professors Reza Curtmola and Joerg Kliewer speak at the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science. >>
NJIT faculty and students were among some 4,000 business leaders, engineers, scientists and other professions sharing technical knowledge and commercially significant solutions involving minerals, metals and materials in mid-March at the 144th annual meeting of the TMS Society. >>
The spring 2015 College of Computing Sciences (CCS) Capstone Showcase will take place in the Campus Center Atrium May 7 at 3 p.m.-6 p.m. >>
Groundbreaking images of the Sun captured by scientists at NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) give a first-ever detailed view of the interior structure of umbrae – the dark patches in the center of sunspots – revealing dynamic magnetic fields responsible for the plumes of plasma that emerge as bright dots interrupting their darkness. >>
Scientists at NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) have captured the first high-resolution images of the flaring magnetic structures known as solar flux ropes at their point of origin in the Sun's chromosphere. Their research, published today in Nature Communications, provides new insights into the massive eruptions on the Sun's surface responsible for space weather. >>
A team of NJIT civil engineers scored a dramatic win in the regional round of the 2015 National Student Steel Bridge Competition this past weekend for the tenth year in a row, beating nine other teams, including Columbia University, Cooper Union and Rutgers University. >>
NJIT faculty, students and friends have mustered an impressive array of talents to form a jazz band, string and wind ensembles and a dance group. With the snows of winter now behind us, these talents will be a celebratory part of spring on campus. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will confer honorary degrees upon two distinguished individuals at the 99th Commencement exercises Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 9 a.m. at the Prudential Center in Newark. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently received 420 Intel-based Supermicro servers from Linode, a Linux-based cloud hosting company based in Galloway, NJ. The servers, valued at $1.2 million, will support advanced instruction, research and career advancement for NJIT students.  >>
Deliris Diaz, a sophomore applied physics major, was recently selected as a recipient of the 2015 National Conference for Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) scholarship. >>
Brownfields redevelopment experts from across the globe, including from NJIT, will gather in Lower Manhattan on April 15 for the sixth Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop. >>
Ali N. Akansu, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Mustafa Torun, Ph.D. '13, a software development engineer for Amazon Web Services, have authored the book, "A Primer for Financial Engineering: Financial Signal Processing and Electronic Trading." >>
Fighting error, bias, dishonesty and fraud in science will be the topic of a talk to be given by Newark College of Engineering Dean Moshe Kam on Friday, April 17 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre, Kupfrian Hall. >>
Yashi's Larry Nolan, head of technology, and Mark Paone, vice president of platform engineering, will be participating in a free question and answer session on April 8 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 1100. >>
Nearly $117 million in bonds sold quickly yesterday bolstering an already strong financial outlook for NJIT, university officials announced. >>
The 17th annual NCE Salute to Engineering Excellence drew nearly 200 faculty, students, alumni, industry partners and friends of the university to a jam-packed, festive celebration in the Campus Center Atrium following the awards ceremony. >>
Business leaders, CEOs and information security professionals looking to beef up their data protection strategies attended a half-day cybersecurity conference at NJIT March 30. >>
Attention Student Entrepreneurs: Do you have an exciting technology that works in the lab? Would you like help to start a company to commercialize it? >>
Watch NJIT's Marek Rusinkiewicz, dean of the College of Computing Sciences, on One-on-One with Steve Adubato.  >>
College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) associate professor Georgeen Theodore will speak at the 2015 Journalists Forum on Land and The Built Environment at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design March 28. >>
2014
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) this year bestowed one of its highest honors, the Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) Lifetime Achievement award, on two NJIT alumni who have made substantial and lasting contributions to the field of engineering. >>
2015
Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will celebrate its continued commitment to engineering education advancement at the 17th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 31, 2015 in the Campus Center Atrium. Proceeds from the event will benefit the NCE Dean's Fund.  >>

A Legal Edge

March 19, 2015
The verdict is in: law schools and employers with a need for legal acumen are definitely interested in applicants who have a strong, relevant background in science and technology as well as the social sciences and humanities. >>
NJIT's Office of Admissions and Division of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) will host a Graduate and Professional Development Information Session. >>
Jonathan Curley, senior university lecturer in NJIT's Department of Humanities, co-stars in Love & Arguments, a new film that will be screened as part of the Maplewood Ideas Festival on March 26 at 7 p.m. at the Maplewood Memorial Library.  >>

Baroque Is Back

March 12, 2015
The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey (BONJ), conducted by Robert W. Butts, returns to campus on Wednesday, April 1 with an exciting concert of contemporary music, a presentation of the NJIT Technology, Art and Science Forum. The performance will be from 2:30 to 4:00 P.M. in the Jim Wise Theatre. >>
Maurie Cohen, associate professor in NJIT's Department of Humanities, is the recipient of the 2015–2016 Lewis O. Kelso Fellowship for the study of employee ownership, profit sharing, and broad-based equity compensation in corporations and society in the United States. The award is conferred annually by the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. >>
NJIT Humanities Professors Christopher Funkhouser and Andrew Klobucar were invited to present at Interrupt 3, a discussion forum and studio for new forms of language art, on March 12-15 at Brown University.  >>
NJIT, New Jersey's science, technology and design university, announces the appointment of Lauren Ugorji as the associate vice president of communications, marketing and branding, effective March 2, 2015.  >>
Theresa Hunt, University Lecturer in NJIT's Department of Humanities, presented her research at the Eastern Sociological Society (ESS) Annual Conference in New York City. >>
Professor Denis Blackmore, Department of Mathematical Sciences, has been honored by the New Jersey Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA-NJ) with the award that it presents annually for distinguished college or university teaching of mathematics. >>
In January, NJIT and partners were the first team to conduct unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flights in the state under a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) program to test the feasibility of safely integrating drones into national airspace and to assess the research and operational capabilities of communications and mapping sensors aboard the craft. >>
How does the hitchhiking, flat-headed remora fish attach to surfaces so securely yet release so easily? Suction was thought to be the easy answer, but Brooke Flammang, a biologist at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has proved this long-held conclusion to be only partly true. >>
For the fourth year in a row, NJIT has been named an American Concrete Institute (ACI) Excellent University, one of 15 universities to receive the award for 2014. >>
Wen Zhang, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering was invited to give a talk to graduate students at Tsinghua University in Shenzhen, China, on Jan. 10. >>
Urs Gauchat, dean of The College of Architecture and Design (CoAD), will moderate a conference on “The Future of Cities: An Integrated Approach to Urban Problems,” Feb. 10 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. >>

Ravindra Honored in India

February 04, 2015
Nuggehalli M. Ravindra, professor of physics and director of NJIT's interdisciplinary program in materials science and engineering, was honored in New Delhi on Global Friendship Day in January with the Bharat Gaurav Award and Certificate of Excellence. >>
Zhipeng (Alan) Yan, associate professor of finance in NJIT's School of Management, received a "2014 Top Ten Outstanding Researchers Award" at the 2015 Internet Economy Researcher Conference on Jan. 29 in Beijing, China. >>
With a piercing whoosh, the silver RS-16 aircraft took off yesterday afternoon from the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, climbed to about 3,000 ft. and began soaring in loops over the Atlantic Ocean. >>
On Friday, January 30, Research Professor Hans Chaudhry will now give his presentation “Healing Mind and Body,” an Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium, from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. in Cullimore Hall, Lecture Room 3. >>
Glenn Goldman, professor and director of the School of Art + Design, presented “Selfie or Group: Working Alone (or) Together” at the 13th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities in Honolulu. >>
Michel Boufadel, director of NJIT's Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection, has been appointed by the Royal Society of Canada to a panel of experts charged with evaluating the impact of crude oil spills in northern water bodies, including the Arctic Ocean. >>
Nirwan Ansari, distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Advanced Networking Lab, delivered the keynote address, "Greening the Last Mile Access," at the 12th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC 2015) in Las Vegas. >>
Theresa Hunt, University Lecturer in NJIT's Department of Humanities, presented a paper entitled “Launching Revolutions and Challenging the State: Egyptian Women's Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaigns, 2004-2012” at the annual Middle East Studies Association (MESA) conference in Washington, DC. >>
Judith Sheft, NJIT's associate vice president of technology development, will be a panelist at the Small Business Summit hosted by Mayor Baraka and Prudential Financial Jan. 14 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Summit. >>
2014
To address the challenges in industrialization of algae-based biofuel and issues of algal contamination in drinking water supply, Wen Zhang, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Xianqin Wang, associate professor in the Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, have jointly been developing functional magnetic nanoparticles with polymer coating for cost efficient algal biomass harvesting and removal from water. >>
George Hazelrigg, National Science Foundation (NSF) deputy director for the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI), recently came to NJIT for a workshop on "The Engineer as a Decision Maker." >>
Som Mitra, distinguished professor of chemistry and environmental science, has been named Executive Director of the Otto York Center for Environmental Engineering and Science. Mitra, who first joined NJIT as an assistant professor in 1991, previously served as the chair of the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science until 2012. >>
Yuan-nan Young and Shahriar Afkhami, associate professors in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, are organizing a one-day workshop as part of a joint effort between Rutgers, City College, Stony Brook and NJIT. >>
NJIT's Jay Meegoda, professor and director of the Geotechnical Testing Laboratory in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will be featured on the upcoming Caucus: New Jersey program about the water crisis in Haiti.  >>
Two MIE graduate students working under the guidance of Daniel Bunker, Ian Fischer and Pushpendra Singh, presented papers at the 67th Annual Meeting of American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics held in San Francisco, California from Nov. 23-25. >>
The Sixth Annual Rutgers Online and Hybrid Learning Conference offered in partnership with NJIT, Ocean County College, Pearson Online Learning Services and NJEDge will open with a half-day of presentations at NJIT Jan. 14, followed by a full day at The Hilton Conference Center in East Brunswick Jan. 15. >>
Graduate students in the Materials Science and Engineering Program att NJIT attended the 2014 Materials Science and Technology Conference in Pittsburgh   >>
An extensive, wide ranging interview with Humanities Professor and poet Burt Kimmelman has been published in Rain Taxi, a prominent journal in contemporary American poetry. >>
A single-dose treatment for some forms of hemophilia may be on the horizon. >>
Shawn Chester and Siva Nadimpalli, both assistant professors in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, recently attended the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (ASME IMECE) held in Montreal. >>
Judith Sheft, NJIT's associate vice president of technology development, will be a panelist at the Association for Women in Science Central Jersey Chapter Meeting on Dec. 4 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. >>
Michel Boufadel, director of NJIT's Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection, has been appointed to a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) committee charged with assessing the environmental impact of spills of the heavy Canadian crude oil known as oil sand. >>
Eon Soo Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and director of Advanced Energy Systems and Microdevices Laboratory, presented research posters at the ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, which was held in Montreal, Canada November 17-20. >>
Bernadette Longo, associate professor, and Dave Kmiec, university lecturer, both in the Department of Humanities, presented "At the intersection of the humanities and engineering: Building a strong communication foundation for student success" at the Engineering Leaders Conference in Engineering Education in Doha, Qatar. >>
Wen Zhang, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has published an article in Water Research, a peer-reviewed journal that covers water science and technologies as well as water quality management. >>
This semester, the College of Computing Sciences (CCS) Capstone Program has partnered with industry giants such as Panasonic, UPS, IMS Health, OWASP, Pop Group and Johnson and Johnson among others to offer unique hands-on, project-based learning experiences to NJIT students. >>
Can you be an even better software engineer if you understand music? That was the question on hand at the latest information technology program seminar series. With music by iconic Italian composer Giacomo Puccini playing as students filed into the Campus Center Ballroom, Dr. Peter Farrett, chairperson of the Information Technology and Computer Science Department at Middlesex County College, discussed why understanding music can be helpful in areas where abstract thought is essential. >>
Two NJIT researchers and an alumnus inventor were recently honored by the Research & Development Council of New Jersey at the 35th annual Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception. >>
MengChu Zhou, distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently delivered  a keynote speech on "Internet of Things: Architectural Evolution and Applications" at the IEEE 2014 International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies in Metz, France. >>
The University Heights science and technology community celebrated its partnership this week with Biotrial S.A., the French clinical research company slated to open its North American headquarters on Norfolk Street next year. >>
Wenbo (Selina) Cai, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, recently attended The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California. >>
“The Transforming Horizon: A Flat World Perspective for Business Today” is the theme of the Fourth Annual Business Conference presented by NJIT's School of Management on Nov. 20, 2014, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. >>
More than 50 undergraduate students offered a first-hand glimpse into the innovations of the future at HackNJIT, a 24-hour hackathon hosted by NJIT's College of Computing Sciences and the Association for Computing Machinery on Nov. 8-9, 2014. >>
Jaideep Vaidya, Rutgers University, will present “Ensuring Confidentiality and Integrity for Outsourced Collaborative Filtering” Nov. 19 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Producing high-value products such as pharmaceuticals with substantially less energy, no need for environmentally harmful chemicals, and a greatly reduced amount of waste by-products. This is the goal of NJIT Associate Professor and Department Chair Edgardo Farinas. >>
Distinguished statewide energy and environmental power players convened at the College of Architecture and Design Nov. 12 for a spirited discussion about the functional realities of implementing resilient and sustainable energy solutions for New Jersey's key infrastructure in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. >>
Water experts at NJIT, Drexel University and Rowan University are joining forces to tackle the increasingly complex challenges affecting water resources in the region, from shrinking supplies, to industrial contamination, to climate change. >>
The musical talent of the NJIT community will be in the spotlight when the string and wind ensembles recently formed by students, faculty and staff give their debut performances on November 14. >>
Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of Continuing and Distance Education, will discuss distance learning and the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) on One-on-One with Steve Adubato. >>
Dr. Ye Ouyang from Verizon Wireless and Dr. Tan Yan from NEC Labs will present "CrowdMi: Scalable and Diagnosable Mobile Voice Quality Assessment Through Wireless Analytics" on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in ECE 202. >>
NJIT, Drexel University and Rowan University will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that facilitates research collaborations among faculty and students at the three institutions aimed at improving water quality. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology mourns the loss of the 2014 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, honoris causa, recipient at the commencement ceremony, Clement Alexander Price.  >>
Come join NJIT's new “big band” jazz group in celebrating the start of the fall season in the Campus Center Gallery Nov. 7 at 12 p.m. >>
Ramu Damodaran, Chief of the United Nations Academic Impact and Secretary of the Committee on Information/Department of Public Information, will give the keynote address at the NJIT School of Management's Fourth Annual Business Conference on Nov. 20, 2014. >>
The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency recently awarded NJIT's Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) $100,000 in an ongoing effort to help small businesses acquire government contracts. >>
NJIT men's soccer standout Cristian Marcel had a record-setting performance last weekend. Now he is Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this season, Randy Lieberman announced for the Sun Belt Conference Tuesday afternoon. >>
Music is an integral aspect of life in virtually every culture. For decades, the psychological processes linked to the perception, enjoyment and creation of music have been the subject of scientific exploration. >>
Daphne Soares, assistant professor of biological sciences, was the recent recipient of the Earth Award from WINGS WorldQuest, an organization that celebrates and supports extraordinary women explorers. >>
Bernadette Longo, associate professor in the Department of Humanities, has been elected to the Administrative Committee (AdCom) of the IEEE Professional Communication Society. >>
Since its premiere in 1986 at the Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick, Tony Award-winning director George C. Wolfe's renowned satirical play “The Colored Museum” has upended stereotypes and challenged notions of race, culture and what it means to be African-American. >>

IEEE Talk on Oct. 23

October 21, 2014
Joel Reiss, retired senior member of technical staff, BAE Systems, will present “Development and Usage of a Modern Aerospace Navigation and Communications System – Link 16” on Oct. 23 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in ECE 202. >>
The NJIT School of Management was named an outstanding business school by The Princeton Review.  >>
Siva Nadimpalli, assistant professor in NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, was invited to give a seminar on the mechanics of energy storage materials at the Materials Science Engineering Department at Drexel University on Oct. 8. >>
Yuan-Nan Young, associate professor in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, recently participated in the 51st annual technical meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES) at Purdue University. >>
Peter Farrett, chairperson, Information Technology and Computer Science Department at Middlesex County College, will present "Can I be a Great Software Engineer if I Understand Music?" as part of the Information Technology Program Seminar Series on Nov. 12 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in Campus Center Ballroom A. >>
The regular and honors sections of "The Age of Edison" senior seminar in history (HSS 404) recently visited the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, where Edison had his laboratory. >>
Harry Xu, founder and managing partner, Allendale Capital Partners, will present “The Dragon Slayer – From Physics and Computer Science to Wall Street” Wednesday Oct. 15 at 2:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.            >>
Following the release of his celebrated eighth poetry collection, Gradually the World: New and Selected Poems, NJIT Professor Burt Kimmelman will give a reading at the internationally renowned Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival later this month. >>
The Major League Baseball post-season has had lots of excitement with all four teams that went into the Division Series round as underdogs (according to the mathematical model of NJIT Math Professor Bruce Bukiet) went on to win their series. >>
NJIT men's soccer player Cristian Marcel was honored as Sun Belt Conference men's soccer Offensive Player of the Week for games played through October 5, Randy Lieberman of the Sun Belt Conference staff announced Tuesday. It was the second time this season the NJIT senior has won the weekly honor. >>
At NJIT's seventh annual celebration of research excellence, the Board of Overseers honored two eminent NJIT faculty members, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Yeheskel Bar-Ness and Distinguished Professor Somenath Mitra, for foundational contributions to their respective fields of wireless communications and nanotechnology. >>
John Ratzenberger, the Emmy-nominated actor, director, author, and skilled carpenter, as he is proud to reveal, extolled the virtues of a childhood of unfettered tinkering in his keynote speech at the opening ceremonies for ManufactureNJ Week, held Monday on the NJIT campus. >>
Emmy-nominated actor and entrepreneur John Ratzenberger of Cheers and John Ratzenberger's Made in America television series fame will be the keynote speaker at the free opening ceremony for ManufactureNJ Week on Sept. 29, 2014, starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Campus Center Atrium at NJIT. >>
Nirwan Ansari, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering, delivered the keynote "Making the Access Network Green" at the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Network Infrastructure and Digital Content (IC-NIDC 2014) in Beijing, China on Sep. 19-21. >>
Eon Soo Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and director of the newly established Advanced Energy Systems and Microdevices Laboratory, played major roles at the recent ASME 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 12th Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference. >>
NJIT men's soccer midfielder Joshua Mercer was named Sun Belt Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week for games played through September 21, Randy Lieberman of the Sun Belt Conference announced yesterday. >>
NJIT men's soccer goalkeeper Christian Foust earned Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance through September 21, Randy Lieberman of the Sun Belt Conference staff announced. >>
NJIT's Department of Computer Science has been ranked # 90 among computer grad school programs by U.S. News & World Report. >>
Pianist Donald Pirone will bring his acclaimed talent to campus on Sept. 26 for the first of the 2014-2015 presentations of the newly renamed NJIT Technology, Art and Science Forum. >>
Henri Angelino, Ph.D. of the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, Japan, will present “Outlines of National Institute of Informatics Tokyo, Its Main Research Activities and International Cooperation Policy” on Sept. 17, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.  >>
Lou Kondic, professor of mathematical sciences at NJIT,  recently organized the Pan-American Study Institute on Frontiers in Particulate Media: From Fundamentals to Applications (PASI 2014) in La Plata, Argentina. >>
A team of computer scientists at NJIT has won a multi-year grant from the National Science Foundation to come up with a platform that would allow mobile devices to interact with each other with help from the cloud. The technology they are developing is designed to support collaborative applications in areas such as healthcare, safety, and social interaction, potentially benefiting millions of users. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology freshman Shaun Keegan was selected Sun Belt Conference men's soccer Offensive Player of the Week for his performance through September 8, Randy Lieberman, Assistant Director for Communications of the Sun Belt Conference announced Tuesday afternoon. >>
Simon Garnier, assistant professor in the Federated Department of Biological Sciences, will give the keynote speech “All Roads Lead to the Mound” at ANTS 2014, the ninth international conference on swarm intelligence. >>

Make Music at NJIT

September 08, 2014
Do you play a string or wind instrument, or want to spend some spare time playing “big band” jazz? Then NJIT is the place to be starting this fall. >>
Vikram Singh '01, a chemical engineering graduate and a member of ExxonMobil's College Recruitment Team for NJIT, presented Moshe Kam, dean of Newark College of Engineering, with ExxonMobil's annual grant award to the college. >>
For the vast majority of NJIT's incoming Class of 2018, college life began not in a lecture hall or classroom, but on a ride through the city of Newark to an elementary school, senior center, food bank, urban farm or park. >>
Shawn Chester, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, will be presenting “Multiphysics Mechanics of Polymeric Materials” Sept. 5 at Columbia University. >>
Ivana Seric, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, recently had her research accepted for publication in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics Rapids, a highly visible venue for short, high impact papers across the full range of fluid mechanics. >>
William V. Rapp, Ph.D., Henry J. Leir Professor of International Trade and Business in NJIT's School of Management, has been invited to participate in a major invitation-only international Conference on the Global Economy and International Financial Markets on September 2-5, 2014.  >>
How do you teach innovation? One approach, taken by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), is to enlist innovators themselves to talk about the inspiration, work culture, and dogged determination that led to their groundbreaking inventions. >>
Kevin D. Belfield, Ph.D., has been named as NJIT's Dean of College of Science and Liberal Arts, effective Nov. 1, 2014. Scientist, educator and researcher, Belfield currently serves as Pegasus Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Central Florida. >>
NJIT ranks as one of the United States' best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review.  The education services company features NJIT in the 2015 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 379 Colleges. The book, which is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide, features only about 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges. >>
Watch NJIT's Tara Alvarez on One-on-One with Steve Adubato for a closer look at convergence insufficiency—an eye movement disorder diagnosed in childhood or early adolescence—and its impact on the brain. >>
NJIT Physics Professor Alexander G. Kosovichev, director of the Big Bear Solar Observatory, was named a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for his pioneering work and sustained contributions to helioseismology and understanding the dynamics of the Sun. >>
Kamalesh Sirkar, distinguished professor of chemical engineering, delivered a keynote lecture on "Novel Membrane Absorption-based Processes for CO2 Capture" at the International Congress of Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM 2014) in Suzhou, China in July. >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss of Cheng-Tzu Thomas Hsu, professor of environmental and civil engineering, on July 31. >>
On Aug. 5, NJIT will be hosting the Dr. Harold Olmstead Real World Projects Showcase in the Campus Center Atrium from 1:00 – 5 p.m. The showcase will host four College of Computing Sciences (CCS) Capstone Groups and nine Real World Connections (RWC) tracks that will present real solutions to industrial problems and sponsored projects. >>
Professor Sanchoy Das from the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering will give the keynote address on Aug. 6 at the Global Conference on Healthcare Systems Engineering (GCHSE) 2014. >>
Environmental cleanup experts gathered at NJIT this week for an all-day public forum on a $1.7 billion proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to dredge toxic sediment from an eight-mile stretch of the lower Passaic River. >>
A mobile app created by NJIT students that gives middle and high school basketball teams a searchable database of performance statistics is the winner of the New Jersey Apps Challenge, an innovation contest initiated two years ago by former U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). >>
John D. Carpinelli, professor of electrical and computer engineering and executive director of the Center for Pre-College Programs, received the IEEE Computer Society 2014 Distinguished Contributions to Public Service in a Pre-College Environment Award. >>
NJIT researchers have developed a paint for use in coatings and packaging that changes color when exposed to high temperatures, delivering a visual warning to people handling material or equipment with the potential to malfunction, explode, or cause burns when overheated. >>
Ali Akansu, a professor in the Helen and John C. Hartmann Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and his Ph.D. student Yanjia Sun have published a paper entitled “Automatic Inference of Mental States from Spontaneous Facial Expressions" at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing in Florence, Italy.  >>
When cognitive neuroscientists were first mapping the brain two decades ago, they focused on the regions that were activated when people performed different tasks, such as tapping fingers or watching a movie. They filtered out what was considered “background noise,” the low-frequency fluctuations originating from biological operations like heart beat and respiration. >>
Uncontrolled landfills are a growing problem in the developing world, polluting groundwater and emitting foul odors, while also boosting greenhouse gas emissions. >>
Megan Guidry is by her own estimation “an adventurous person.” She decided on NJIT following a single snowy visit her senior year of high school, unfazed by the more than 1,000 miles between home in Baton Rouge, La. and college in Newark. >>
Pedro J. Claudio Jr., '15, of Jersey City, an information technology major at NJIT, was selected to participate in the Institute for Leadership Education and Development (I-LEAD®) program. >>
Yuan-nan Young, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, was invited to participate in a workshop at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences in Toronto, Canada. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Maurie Cohen will co-chair the Second Biennial Conference of the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption on June 8-11, 2014 in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. >>
Stephanie Santos and Thomas Olenik, assistant professor and associate professor, respectively, in the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NJIT, gave a presentation this spring at the Tri-State Best Practices Conference at Bergen Community College. >>
NJIT Physics Professor Nuggehalli Ravindra was the guest speaker at Montville Township High School's second annual Science Symposium on June 2, 2014. >>
What are the emerging trends in business and industry? What are the best ways to connect population centers and centers of employment? NJIT and the Advanced Manufacturing Talent Network are co-sponsoring a regional workforce symposium to explore these and other questions. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Emeritus Murray Turoff has been selected as a Sloan-C Fellow for his pioneering and visionary research in computer-mediated communications, learning management systems, and the effectiveness of online learning. >>
Each year for more than a decade, NJIT has hosted Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics — FACM — an international gathering that brings together representatives of academia and preeminent research organizations to share work in mathematics that has significant real-world importance across many scientific and technological disciplines. >>
NJIT's Defense Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), in coordination with 87th Contracting Squadron, supporting the 87th Air Base Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and Small Business Administration, will host “Future Procurement Opportunities for Small Businesses” on June 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Scottish Rite in Bordentown. >>
Deane Evans, Executive Director of NJIT's Center for Building Knowledge, delivered a presentation on architecture and building science research in the U.S. on May 23, 2014 to architectural faculty and students at Dali University in Dali, China.  >>
Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences Yuan-Nan Young has published a paper in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and an invited review article in the NIH Review Volume "Multiscale Modeling in Biomechanics and Mechanobiology."    >>
NJIT's Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program has awarded four scholarships of approximately $1,370 to outstanding students at various stages in their college careers. >>
Did you ever wonder if you could pinpoint the original locations where your favorite paintings were created—or if they still exist? A new app developed by NJIT Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Gareth Russell can help users “see” through the eyes of noted artists and the scenery that inspired their work. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) awarded 2,649 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees today at the 98th Commencement exercises at the Prudential Center in Newark. >>
Vanessa Espinal '14 and David "Nic" Thibodeaux '14 addressed scholarship donors and many other students who benefit from their generosity at the 26th annual Scholarship Brunch.  >>
Dozens of manufacturers from the region attended a small business forum at NJIT on May 16 to discuss strategies to strengthen and expand their companies by locating public and private sources of capital and by developing new markets at home and abroad. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will award more than 2,600 baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees at the 98th Commencement exercises on May 20, 2014. >>
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker will host a forum for small manufacturers on the NJIT campus on Friday, May 16 that will address common challenges to expansion and stability such as access to capital and growth through exporting and new market development, while also apprising business owners of available federal resources. >>
When it comes to animals, Martina Jackson '14, a biology major from South Brunswick heading to veterinary school next fall at the University of Pennsylvania, is a scientist, philosopher and devotee, all rolled into one. >>
Maurie Cohen, Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities and Director of the Science, Technology, and Society Program at NJIT, has been appointed to serve as a mentor with the Central Asia and Afghanistan Research Fellowship (CAARF) Program.   >>
More than two years ago, NJIT Professor Michael Chumer was testing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that were deployed in California yet able to send video into his emergency management network at NJIT. >>
A robot programmed to interpret spoken English and translate it into American Sign Language (ASL) using its arms, hands, and fingers was the top finisher in this year's Helen and John C. Hartmann Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Senior Design Workshop. >>
A memorial technical session for the late Dr. Marino Xanthos, Professor of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering and Associate Provost for Graduate Studies, was held at the 2014 Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference on April 29, 2014 in Las Vegas. >>
The timing has been beautifully choreographed by nature. Rising spring temperatures prompt many bee species to begin their search for the flowering plants they depend on for food — and which they propagate through pollination. But what would happen if this vital, mutually beneficial relationship goes out of synch due to climate change? >>
Sarang Muley, a PhD Candidate in NJIT's Interdisciplinary Program in Materials Science & Engineering, has co-authored a book chapter with Professor Nuggehalli M. Ravindra in Nanotechnology for Water Treatment and Purification (Springer). >>
The NJIT campus will be buzzing with undergraduate research teams this summer as students take advantage of the break from lectures and homework to focus on in-depth projects in fields ranging from the life sciences, to biomedical engineering, to mathematical computation.  >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will confer honorary degrees upon three distinguished individuals at its 98th Commencement exercises on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 9 a.m. at the Prudential Center in Newark. >>
Karen Roach, Academic Coordinator of Biological Sciences, and Ryoko Mathes, Academic Advisor and Curriculum Coordinator for Electrical and Computer Engineering, were selected to present a workshop at the annual regional conference of the Association for Equality and Excellence in Education (AEEE) on May 5-8, 2014 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. >>
Nearly 150 students from high schools throughout northern and central New Jersey received graduation certificates on April 26 for successfully completing the semester-long Science Technology Enrichment Program (STEP) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
A substantial new grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will enable NJIT researchers to delve more deeply into powerful, potentially destructive solar events. >>
On April 23, the College of Computing Sciences (CCS) Capstone Showcase will take place in the Campus Center Atrium from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. The biannual Capstone program gives CCS seniors a chance to put their cumulative learning to the test by creating real solutions to real world problems. >>
NJIT's first annual Big Data Visualization Contest – a competition that immersed undergraduates in the world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and challenged them to use S&P Capital IQ's cutting-edge research, analytics, and data visualization tools to make hypothetical pitches for high-stakes acquisition deals – concluded in a photo finish at Innovation Day this week with the winning team narrowly edging out close competitors. >>
Two NJIT engineers, a senior and an alumnus from the Class of 2013, have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, generous three-year grants that allow them to focus intensively on research as they pursue doctoral degrees in graduate school. >>
Rajesh N. Davé, distinguished professor in the Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, will present “From Fundamental Research to Commercialization: NSF-Engineering Research Center on Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS)” on April 14 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall, Room 210.  >>
S&P Capital IQ, a business unit of McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MHFI), and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) are co-sponsoring the first annual Big Data Visualization Contest -- a competition that immerses undergraduates in the high-stakes world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) by challenging them to pitch hypothetical acquisition targets using cutting-edge research, analytics, and data visualization tools available on S&P Capital IQ's desktop platform. >>
Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Atam Dhawan was formally inducted into the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows at the National Academy of Sciences. >>
Janne Lindqvist, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers University, will present “Towards Science of Gesture-Based Authentication: Security and Memorability” on April 14 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.          >>
David Rothschild, an economist with Microsoft Research New York City, will speak about coming transformations in market intelligence in the presentation, “Eliciting and Aggregating Information from Laypeople: Polling, Prediction Games, and Social Media Data,” on April 24 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom B. >>
Preventing bone deterioration is a critical aspect of combating osteoporosis, improving bone implants, and even making long-term space flight possible, such as voyages to Mars and beyond. On April 9, noted biomedical researcher Stephen C. Cowin will describe a promising model for studying nutrient transport from the vascular system to bone tissue, transport that has a direct bearing on the prevention of bone loss. >>
As Opening Day rapidly approaches for most Major League Baseball teams, NJIT Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences Bruce Bukiet has prepared his annual MLB projections for the upcoming season. And, to the chagrin of loyal Mets fan Bukiet, New York's National League club looks to be in store for a disappointing year. >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on April 3, 2014 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, has a theme of “Transformations” and features leaders in fields from sustainable design, to energy, to computing, addressing a range of topics on how ideas can transform individuals, societies, and nations. >>
Gal Haspel, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, recently co-authored the article “Sensory Arsenal on the Stinger of the Parasitoid Jewel Wasp and Its Possible Role in Identifying Cockroach Brains,” featured in PLOS ONE, the international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication.  >>
Our most powerful observatories can detect objects out to 13 billion light years. But theory suggests we should see more. Why don't we? What will it take to peer into the darkness? What will we find? >>
Namas Chandra, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine, will present “Computer modeling methodology in the simulation of due to blasts and impact brain injuries” on March 25 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in GITC 1403. >>
Michael A. Wall has been appointed as Executive Director of Constituent Relations in NJIT's Office of University Advancement, effective March 31, 2014.  >>
Listen to Namas Chandra, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine, discuss traumatic brain injuries on Caucus Up Close.  >>
Eric Katz, professor of philosophy in the Department of Humanities, presented two papers at the recent American Philosophical Association Central Division meetings in Chicago.  >>
NJIT has been named as one of the top 25 schools on The Princeton Review's recently published list saluting the best undergraduate schools to study video game design for 2014. >>
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. >>
On March 12, Kit Windows-Yule will give a lecture entitled "When Size Doesn't Matter - Density and Inelasticity-Induced Segregation in Vibrated Granular Systems" as part of the Spring 2014 Granular and Multiphase Flows Colloquium series under the sponsorship of the Granular Science Laboratory through Elsevier. >>
Laurent Simon, an associate professor of chemical engineering at NJIT, received a Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. >>
The Swarm Lab at NJIT will be hosting Bert Hölldobler, Arizona State University, as the biology colloquium speaker on March 11 at 1:00 p.m. >>
Bernadette Longo, associate professor in NJIT's Department of Humanities, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the IEEE Professional Communication Society Emily K. Schlesinger Award for Outstanding Service to the Professional Communication Society.  >>
Nuggehalli Ravindra, professor of physics at NJIT, co-organized the 2014 TMS RF Mehl Medal Symposium on Frontiers in Nanostructured Materials and Their Applications at the recent 2014 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Diego. >>
NJIT has been named an American Concrete Institute (ACI) Excellent University, one of 16 universities receiving this award for 2013. >>
Michel Boufadel, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection at NJIT, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  >>
Earlier this month, NJIT formalized an agreement with Chinese partners that will advance the university's research on thin-film solar cells, an alternative energy technology with the potential to make buildings and other infrastructure substantially more energy-efficient. >>
NJIT researchers working to boost the efficiency of a potentially game-changing alternative energy technology, thin-film solar cells, have won the backing of a powerful Chinese partner eager to speed development of inexpensive power production that can be seamlessly incorporated into a range of building materials. >>
The Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at NJIT will host the 16th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 27, 2014 in the Campus Center Atrium.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the NCE Board of Visitors Endowed Scholarship Fund and the NCE Dean's Fund.  >>
NJIT Distinguished Research Professor of Physics Louis J. Lanzerotti recently received an award from the American Meteorological Society (AMS) for “Sustained Leadership and Contributions to the Space Weather Enterprise and Creative Stewardship of the Space Weather Journal.”  >>
Learn more about engineering past Winter Olympics vs. Summer Olympics with this infographic created by NJIT. >>
NJIT Assistant Professor Michael Brownstein will receive the "best paper in the category of untenured faculty" prize for a paper that he will be presenting this month at the North Carolina Philosophical Society>>
Learn more about the role civil engineers played in the Sochi Olympics with this infographic created by NJIT. >>
Two NJIT sports, women's tennis and men's soccer, have been invited to join and accepted membership in conferences whose championship team receives an automatic spot in the postseason NCAA Division I championship field. >>
Rong-Yaw Chen has been named professor emeritus after having served as a distinguished member of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at NJIT for nearly five decades.  >>
Our most powerful observatories can detect objects out to 13 billion light years.  But theory suggests we should see more.  Why don't we? >>
A research project by NJIT Humanities Professor Chris Funkhouser has been nominated for a 2013 Digital Humanities Award in the category of "Best Use of DH for Fun."  >>
NJIT is sponsoring a contest that will give students a chance to win cash, iPads as well as paid internships. >>
Chase Qishi Wu, University of Memphis, will present “Enabling Big-data Scientific Workflows in High-performance Networks” on Feb. 12 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
NJIT's Horacio G. Rotstein, associate professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, along with Tasso Kaper and Mark Kramer of Boston University, recently served as guest editors of a special journal issue focused on rhythms in neurological disease.  >>
Atam P. Dhawan, of Randolph, a distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBA) for contributions in medical imaging. >>
Bernadette Longo, associate professor in the Department of Humanities, has published an article in a special issue of Technical Communication Quarterly, a peer-reviewed academic journal that covers technical communication in a variety of fields. >>
Kevin Greene, Department of Homeland Security's Cyber Security Division, will hold the student town hall meeting “Software Assurance Improvements through Research” on Jan. 29 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in GITC 3710.  >>
Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, CSIRO, Computational Informatics Division, will present “Cyber-Social Computing: Distilling High Value Information the Internet of Things and Social Media” on Jan. 24 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.   >>
Michael Ehrlich and Judith Sheft, co-directors of NJIT's New Jersey Innovation Acceleration Center (NJIAC), will discuss “Start Up Secrets” on Jan. 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Scotch Plains Public Library as part of the NJ Business & Innovation Series.  >>
The 21st annual meeting for BioNJ, the trade association for New Jersey's life sciences industry, will be held on January 30th this year. >>
A massive solar storm erupting from a giant, tumultuous sunspot is providing what physicist Andrew Gerrard calls a “beautiful opportunity” to observe and analyze a rare and powerful burst of solar radiation and particles traveling at unusually high speed toward Earth. >>
NJIT Senior University Lecturer Jon Curley has collaborated with Newark-based filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno on a film about contemporary Newark that will be exhibited at Newark Liberty International Airport.  >>
Roumiana Petrova, senior university lecturer in the department of chemistry and environmental science, served as chair of the MS&T 2013 Program Coordinating Committee for the annual conference and exhibition held in Montreal, Canada.  >>
Christopher Funkhouser and Andrew Klobucar, professor and associate professor, respectively, in NJIT's Department of Humanities, have published a co-authored article in Electronic Book Review, a peer-reviewed journal of critical writing produced and published by the emergent digital literary network. >>
Parvathi Kumar, of Bridgewater, who received a master's degree in computer science from NJIT, will exhibit her photography this winter at two New Jersey galleries.  >>
2013
The NJIT Section of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) participated in the SWE Annual Conference (WE13) from Oct. 24-26 in Baltimore, MD.  The SWE executive board members and faculty advisor made a strong presence at the conference by organizing sessions, serving as session monitors and judges and participating as speakers in workshops and panels.  >>
Forty teams consisting of more than one hundred freshmen students majoring in mechanical engineering showcased their reverse engineering projects at the Innovation 101 Showcase event held on Dec. 04.  This year's theme was “Passion, Team Work and Get Involved.” >>
Basil Baltzis, Interim Dean of Newark College of Engineering, was recognized today by the NJIT Committee on Women's Leadership (CWL) for his commitment to the aspirations and advancement of women in the STEM disciplines. >>
NJIT has received a Silver Award in the 2013 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District II Accolades Awards competition for "The Inauguration of Joel Stuart Bloom, Eighth President of NJIT." >>
Zhe He, a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at NJIT, presented his paper titled "A Family-Based Framework for Supporting Quality Assurance of Biomedical Ontologies in BioPortal" last month at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2013 Annual Symposium in Washington, DC. >>
NJIT alum Charles Forman has been recognized among the “Best Lawyers in America” in the 2014 Best Lawyers Winter Business Edition. >>
The SABOC research group in the Department of Computer Science at NJIT was one of five recipients of the distinguished paper award at the prestigious 37th Annual Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) held in Washington D.C. November 16-20.  >>
Casey Diekman, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, recently had his paper “Causes and Consequences of Hyperexcitation in Central Clock Neurons” published in PLOS Computational Biology, an official journal of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) which features works of exceptional significance.  >>
The Board of Trustees and the Administration of NJIT have honored three of the university's most outstanding friends and supporters with the naming of facilities and departments in their memory. >>
NJIT's Reginald Farrow will be participating in NPR's social media series, “A Day in the Life: Blacks At The Cutting Edge Of Innovation.”  Farrow (@rcfarrow) will be tweeting on Dec. 10 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  >>
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $1 million grant to a team of environmental experts at NJIT who offer technical assistance to communities working to transform contaminated properties into clean and productive land. >>

NJIT Grad to Head IEEE

December 06, 2013
Nearly 40 years after he led the student branch of IEEE at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering, Howard E. Michel '75, returned to campus this week as the global technical professional society's president-elect. >>
David Rothenberg, a professor of philosophy and music at NJIT, contributed to a documentary film that has won the grand prize at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA). >>
Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, associate professor in the department of humanities and director of the Murray Center for Women in Technology, addressed the third annual international Gender Summit (GS3NA) on Nov. 14 in Washington, D.C.  >>

Student Kudos

November 27, 2013
NJIT Team Places Second in Forensics Challenge
The team consisting of PhD candidates Guanshuo Xu, Jingyu Ye and Professor Yun Q. Shi has won second place in the first and second phases of the first forensics challenge organized by the Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. >>
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. >>
Two Concrete Industry Management (CIM) students were winners in the recent American Concrete Institute (ACI) Art of Concrete Competition.  >>
Ellen Thomas, assistant professor of marketing at NJIT, recently won the "Best Paper in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, and Retailing Track" award for her paper "Supplier Integration in New Product Development: Communication and Buyer Performance" at the 51st Annual Society for Marketing Advances (SMA) Conference >>
NJIT is hosting the Fall 2013 CCS Capstone Showcase on Dec. 4 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  >>
Michael Hein, Saarland University, will present “Droplet Based Microfluidics: Interface and Dynamics” on Nov. 21 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore, Rm. 505.  >>
The New Jersey Policy Research Organization (NJPRO) recently awarded Bright Idea Awards for 2013 to two teams of NJIT researchers.  The awards, which recognize outstanding research, were presented at a ceremony held in October.  >>
Leonid Tsybeskov, chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Basil Baltzis, interim dean of Newark College of Engineering, hold the special plaque recognizing Ying Wu '88 that was recently added to those honoring the College's most generous supporters. >>
Several NJIT students participated in the Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) 2013 Conference and Exhibition held in Montreal, Canada at the end of October.  The event brought together scientists, engineers, students, suppliers and more to discuss current research and technical applications, and to shape the future of materials science and technology.  >>
Speaking to an audience of civil engineers, architects, concrete specialists, and other height enthusiasts at a recent lecture on campus, Lawrence Novak, the lead structural engineer for the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, related the complex strategy that allowed him to shatter records in constructing the world's tallest freestanding structure. >>
Richard Carback, Charles Stark Draper Laboratories, will present “Engineering Practical End-To-End Verifiable Voting Systems” on Nov. 20 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.          >>
Researchers at NJIT have developed a flexible battery made with carbon nanotubes that could potentially power electronic devices with flexible displays. >>
The university community mourns the loss of Lilyan Kreitchman, widow of Morton A. Kreitchman, class of '44. >>
For nearly 20 years, Professor Eric Fortune has studied glass knifefish, a species of three-inch long electric fish that lives in the Amazon Basin. In his laboratory he tries to understand how their tiny brains control complex electrical behaviors. >>
The Newark College of Engineering will be hosting an ethics panel, “Professional Responsibility in Engineering Practice,” sponsored by the United Engineering Foundation/American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on Nov. 13th from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in the NJIT Jim Wise Theatre. >>
Kamalesh Sirkar, distinguished professor of chemical engineering, has authored a new textbook entitled Separation of Molecules, Macromolecules and Particles (Cambridge University Press, 2013).  >>
Nancy Coppola, professor of English at NJIT, recently received the Distinguished Service Award from the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) for significant long-term contributions to programming in technical communication and for service to the profession and the organization.  >>
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, of West Orange, a professor of biomedical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received an Innovators Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF) at a formal banquet on Oct. 17, 2013 at the W Hotel in Hoboken.  >>
Marek Rusinkiewicz, PhD, of Califon, was elected a Fellow of Web Information System Engineering (WISE) Society during the 2013 WISE Conference in Nanjing China.  Rusinkiewicz, who is dean of the College of Computing Sciences, was recognized for his contributions to science and technology. >>
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 >>
Amit Kumar, adjunct professor of finance at NJIT, recently published a new book entitled "Short Stories from the Stock Market."  The book offers insights into the controversial strategy of short selling through case studies and provides a framework for investors, finance students and professors, stock market reporters, and other stock enthusiasts to find uncommon short ideas and avoid common traps and hot stocks.  >>
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) NJIT Graduate Chapter, in conjunction with the Northern New Jersey Section of the AIAA, recently hosted a two-day glider building event and competition at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The AIAA Glider Building Challenge was the first event of this kind held on the NJIT campus and was aimed at stimulating the creative skills and ingenuity of graduate and undergraduate students.  >>
Now that the World Series is about to begin, NJIT math professor Bruce Bukiet has announced the probability of each of the contenders winning the best 4 out of 7 game contest. “The Boston Red Sox have a nearly 70% chance of winning the series”, says Bukiet. But he gives the caveat that the St. Louis Cardinals have defeated both the competition and his mathematical model in each of their previous series. >>
The Materials Science and Engineering Program and the Department of Biomedical Engineering recently sponsored a seminar by Bose ElectroForce Systems Group.  In addition to discussing the materials science, engineering and technology of testing the mechanical properties of biomaterials, BOSE representatives also discussed internships and job opportunities at BOSE locations throughout the world.  >>
Grad student Megan Litwhiler is currently pursuing a PhD in biology at NJIT and has been awarded a scholarship through Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ), a trust that recognizes and invests in the future of women's professional careers.  >>
NJIT alum Patrick J. Natale recently announced his retirement as executive director, chief staff officer and secretary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  His retirement will become effective Dec. 31, 2014.    >>
Employees at the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) in New York City now have the opportunity to receive on-site training in CloudTechnologies offered by the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Division at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
Gareth Russell, associate professor in the department of biological sciences, will discuss metapopulation theory on WAMC's "Academic Minute," a weekday radio program that features a different professor each day, drawing experts from top research institutions.  >>
The cadets of NJIT's Air Force ROTC Detachment 490 recently performed color guard duties at the annual Mario Batali Foundation Golf Tournament at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City.  >>
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) NJIT Graduate Chapter, in conjunction with the Northern New Jersey Section of the AIAA, recently hosted a two-day glider building event and competition at NJIT. This was the first event of this kind held on the NJIT campus, aimed at stimulating the creative skills and ingenuity of graduate and undergraduate students.  >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss of Monroe Weller on Oct. 10, 2013.  Weller taught physics, calculus and strength of materials at NJIT for thirty-three years.  >>
A group of students and faculty from the College of Architecture and Design recently presented their resilient design work at the 2013 Precast/Pre-stressed Concrete Institute's (PCI) Annual Convention and National Bridge Conference held in Grapevine, Texas.  This annual event is the industry's premier national venue for the public dissemination of state-of-the-art precast concrete technologies.  >>
The Materials Science and Engineering Program and the Department of Biomedical Engineering are sponsoring lectures by Bose ElectroForce Systems Group on Oct. 16 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3.  >>
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.  >>
The School of Management at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) was named an outstanding business school by The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the school in the new 2014 edition of "The Best 295 Business Schools” (Random House / Princeton Review). >>
Tune in to hear NJIT math professor Bruce Bukiet discuss baseball projections and his mathematical model in a live interview on NPR's public radio program “Science Friday.”  >>
NJIT's Information Technology Program will host "Harnessing Data Generated by the World Around Us" on Oct. 16 at 3:45 p.m. in GITC 1100.  >>
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. >>
Bala Prasanna of IBM will present “Working In The 21st Century – Essential Skills To Survive & Thrive in Present Day Workplace” on Oct. 9 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 3710. >>
The NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal was awarded yesterday to Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, professor in the department of biomedical engineering, in recognition of a sustained record of contributions that has enhanced the reputation of NJIT. >>
Now that Major League Baseball's regular season has ended with the exciting one-game tiebreaker that got the Rays to the next round, and with the Rays and the Pirates winning the one game playoff for the wild card team, NJIT math professor Bruce Bukiet has once again begun analyzing the probability of each team advancing through each round of baseball's postseason.  >>
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. >>
Assistant Professor of Biology Simon Garnier's research on robotic swarms was cited in an article about using robots to understand animal behavior in the October 1, 2013 issue of The Scientist.   >>
Kelsey McGowan, of Hopewell, a senior majoring in mathematical sciences at NJIT, has been selected as one of two recipients of a Casualty Actuaries of the Mid-Atlantic Region (CAMAR) scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year.   >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Burt Kimmelman has published his eighth collection of poetry, Gradually the World: New and Selected Poems, 1982-2013  (BlazeVOX, 2013). >>
The NJIT Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) was represented by Marketing Specialist Sherry Rose at the US House of Representatives Small Business Committee meeting on September 12, 2013. >>
A new research project by NJIT Humanities Professor Chris Funkhouser launched yesterday at the National Library of France. Combining music, documented artistic performances, lectures, and studio experiments, Funk's SoundBox 2012 draws from hundreds of digital recordings that he produced. >>
Deliris Diaz, a first-year student, recently received the Jean Gordon Thomas Memorial Award for outstanding promise as a woman physicist from NJIT's Department of Physics. >>
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has awarded NJIT a $289,000 grant to investigate alternative measures for flood mitigation in the Hackensack/Moonachie/Little Ferry area.  The effort will enhance rather than duplicate any on-going efforts by the US Army Corps of Engineers and other organizations.  NJIT's newest center, the Flood Mitigation Engineering Resource Center will handle the work. >>
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.   >>
Two young women, both NJIT McNair Scholars and rising chemical engineers, were invited to join selective Department of Energy (DOE) internship programs.  >>
The 2013 fall applied mathematics colloquium begins today with “Unexpected Chaos in a Neural Model” presented by Jonathan E. Rubin, University of Pittsburgh.  The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II.  >>
The NJIT community was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Gertrude Morse on August 21, 2013.  The university's sadness is truly tempered by fond memories of an exceptionally talented and compassionate woman.  Known to her many friends as Trudy, her life was rich with accomplishment as a poet, musician and social activist. >>
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. >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on September 12, 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, has a theme of “Think Big – Think small” and feature leaders in various fields addressing a range of topics on how to take ideas and put them into action.  >>
Computer scientist, educator, and former research executive Marek Rusinkiewicz, PhD, has been appointed dean of the NJIT College of Computing Sciences, effective Sept. 1, 2013.  >>
An NJIT Capstone team has recently developed the website CELR.org, which stands for Creative Engineering Learning Resource.  The site was created by Priscilla Nelson, professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering, and a computer science Capstone team of undergraduates.  >>
Balraj Subra Mani, university lecturer in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, recently presented a paper co-authored with Reggie Caudill, professor and department chair, on reverse engineering at the Fifth Annual First Year Engineering Experience Conference (FYEE) in Pittsburgh.  >>
Two NJIT researchers have demonstrated that using a continuum-based approach, they can explain the dynamics of liquid metal particles on a substrate of a nanoscale.  “Numerical simulation of ejected molten metal nanoparticles liquified by laser irradiation: Interplay of geometry and dewetting,” appeared in Physical Review Letters (July 16, 2013). >>
NJIT Professor Ali Akansu, PhD, wants to prevent another flash crash on Wall Street.  An electrical and computing engineer who is an expert in the relatively new field of adapting signal processing to strengthen the security of finance markets, he fights to be heard.  >>
Researchers at NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) in Big Bear, CA have obtained new and remarkably detailed photos of the Sun with the New Solar Telescope (NST).  The photographs reveal never-before-seen details of solar magnetism revealed in photospheric and chromospheric features.  >>
NJIT has announced the appointment of Jonathan Luke to interim dean of the College of Science and Liberal Arts, effective Aug. 1, 2013. >>
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has named NJIT Distinguished Professor Philip R. Goode, of Westfield, a 2013 Fellow for his seminal contributions to solar physics and to the development of a revolutionary ground-based solar telescope facility.  >>
AJ Polanco Jr., Woodbridge, and Danielle Esmaya, Union, recently presented “Social Reform Through Mobile Gaming (Seed.Genesis)” in the mobile apps session of SIGGRAPH 2013, the world's premier annual conference on computer graphics and interactive media, held this year in Anaheim, California. >>
CCS Capstone & HS Real World Connections (RWC) will be hosting the 25th Real World Projects Showcase on Aug. 1 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  >>
Paramus Catholic Paladin cornerback Jabrill Peppers, of East Orange, and head football coach Chris Partridge kept more than 50 students in an NJIT Upward Bound Multimedia Journalism class spellbound yesterday as Peppers, with humility and intelligence, answered students' questions for almost an hour.  >>
Construction speeds ahead as students from NJIT and Harbin Institute of Technology hurry to add finishing touches to their collaborative entry in the 2013 China Solar Decathlon Competition, sponsored by the US Department of Energy and China National Energy Agency.  Nexus House must be ready for judging by Aug. 2, 2013.  Thirteen NJIT alums and current students have been overseas since early July to finish the construction process.  The project began two years ago. >>
“Numerical Simulation of Ejected Molten Metal Nanoparticles Liquified by Laser Irradiation: Interplay of Geometry and Dewetting” by NJIT assistant professor Afkhami Shahriar and professor Lou Kondic was published today in Physical Review Letters.  >>
Congratulations to Aubrey Kelley-Cogdell, a recent winner of Manufacturing Engineering magazine's inaugural 30 Under 30 recognition program for excellence in manufacturing and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.  >>
NJIT Professor Michel Boufadel, is a co-author of a new expert report on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Mississippi Canyon-252 oil spill on ecosystem services in the Gulf of Mexico.    >>
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. >>
A hemostatic wound dressing, known as ChitO2-Clot, developed by a team of NCE biomedical engineering students took honorable mention for promising technological innovation in the recent 2013 BMEidea Competition.  >>
Congratulations to doctoral candidate Ankur Agrawal, and his CCS advisors Professor Yehoshua Perl and Assistant Professor Mei Liu.  His paper "Identifying Problematic Concepts in SNOMED CT using a Lexical Approach," has been nominated as one of 11 finalists in the student paper competition at the World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics.  >>
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. >>
Assistant Professor Raquel Perez-Castillejos recently gave one of the four courses at a conference on solid-state sensors, actuators and microsystems.  >>
Faculty and students recently participated in a design showcase in Long Branch sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Precast Association.  NJIT entries included work from College of Architecture and Design (COAD) studios, the department of engineering technology and the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) programs and the new Center for Resilient Design.  >>
High school science teachers from throughout New Jersey recently attended NJIT's third annual materials science camp to learn better approaches for teaching materials science.  The one-week program was a partnership among NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts (CSLA), the Metro NY/NJ Chapter of the American Society of Materials (ASM) and the ASM Education Foundation.  >>
Starr Roxanne Hiltz, distinguished professor emerita of information systems, was recently named the winner of the SIGCAS Making a Difference Award for 2012 in recognition of her academic research and teaching. >>
NJIT research professor Reginald Farrow will appear on One-on-One with Steve Adubato. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) President Joel S. Bloom has announced the naming of Professor Fadi P. Deek of East Brunswick, NJ, as the next provost and senior executive vice president at NJIT.  The appointment of Professor Deek, who has been serving as interim provost, will take place immediately. >>
An NJIT research professor known for his cutting-edge work with carbon nanotubes is overseeing the manufacture of a prototype lab-on-a-chip that would someday enable a physician to detect disease or virus from just one drop of liquid, including blood.  >>
NJIT took second place at the 2013 ASME Student Professional Development Conference (SPDC) National Student Design Contest held recently at the New York Institute of Technology. The proud team of mechanical engineering seniors, Tom Zirmirski and Jarius Amar, developed a remote controlled prototype device for removing radioactive waste.  >>
NJIT Professor David Rothenberg was recently featured in The New York Times.  >>
A patent was awarded to the late Ernest Geskin, PhD, of Florham Park, an expert in water jet technology and a mechanical engineering professor at NJIT for more than 25 years.  Sharing the patent with him is Krzysztof Kluz, PhD, his former student and now a senior mechanical engineer for Marotta Controls, Montville. >>
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.  >>
NJIT Assistant Professor Mei Liu, PhD, a computer scientist, has recently shown in a new study that electronic medical records can validate previously reported adverse drug reactions and report new ones.  >>
Congratulations to NJIT's Steel Bridge Team, placing 12th overall at the National Steel Bridge Building Contest.  This was the highest ranking ever by an NJIT team. >>
An expert in robotics and automation problems, especially those involving manufacturing systems, NJIT Distinguished Professor and IEEE Fellow Mengchu Zhou will have two articles published in the upcoming proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.  Both papers were recently presented at this conference. >>
Michel Boufadel, professor in NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will appear this weekend on a segment of One-on-One with Steve Adubato.  >>
Durgamadhab (Durga) Misra, professor and associate chair for graduate programs in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently received two awards from The Electrochemical Society (ECS).  >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor and electrical engineer Atam Dhawan hits the lecture trail again this summer as a distinguished speaker for an IEEE life sciences lecture series.  His focus will be how “Point of Care Healthcare” can reduce illness, improve the quality of life, and stop spiraling healthcare costs.  Dhawan, who will stop at conferences in Japan, Colombia and Croatia, tells audiences about the following. >>
In a study published today in the journal PLoS One, a team of researchers led by NJIT Associate Professor Gareth Russell has applied a novel method for linking large-scale habitat fragmentation to population sustainability. >>
Congratulations to the dozen graduating bachelor's and master's degree candidates of the NJ School of Architecture saluted earlier in the week at the College of Architecture and Design ceremony for outstanding students.  >>
NJIT's Swarm Lab will host a conference for researchers who study social insects in the northeast of the US on May 24, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall on the NJIT campus.  So far, some 35 researchers from Harvard to Rockefeller universities have expressed interest in attending.  Participants will receive 15 minutes to present information about their current projects and 5 minutes to answer questions.  >>
NJIT Professor and IEEE Fellow Mengchu Zhou, an expert in robotics and automation, received a distinguished service award earlier this month from the IEEE division on robotics and automation.  >>
Vitaly Shneidman, senior university lecturer in NJIT's department of physics, has been selected as one of the “Top 20 Reviewers for 2012” by The Journal of Chemical Physics. >>
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.  >>
The College of Architecture and Design concluded yesterday's 2013 NJIT morning commencement ceremony at the Prudential Center with an afternoon balloon launch and luncheon back on campus for grads, friends and relatives.  >>
Roberto Rojas-Cessa, associate professor of the department of electrical and computer engineering, was an invited speaker at the recent Advanced Energy Conference 2013 in New York.  >>
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) recently hosted a “Wow! That's Engineering!” outreach event titled “Innovation through Imagination.”  The event, funded by a grant from ExxonMobil, hosted 55 students from the seventh grade class of the Newark Early College High School (NECHS) and six of their chaperones.  >>
NJIT today awarded 2,643 degrees to the members of the class of 2013, bringing the total number of degrees awarded by the university to more than 74,678.  The ceremony was held this morning at Newark's Prudential Center.  Follow coverage of the ceremony from The Star-Ledger. >>
NJIT offers innumerable opportunities and the students who avail themselves of the many campus attributes ranging from 121 degree programs to an enviable 15:1 student-faculty ratio often leave NJIT to enjoy a rich, rewarding future.  Five inspirational stories below exemplify that if you stay in school and work hard, success follows.   >>
Twin biomedical and chemical engineering majors, Fabio and David Oliver, of Union, who graduate from NJIT at 9 a.m. on May 20, 2013, have a secret.  Although engineering is their first love and they are actively seeking career positions in their majors, don't expect to see these two spending their leisure time hunched over a computer screen.  >>
The time may be fast approaching for researchers to take better advantage of the vast amount of valuable patient information available from U.S. electronic health records.  Lian Duan, an NJIT computer scientist with an expertise in data mining, has done just that with the recent publication of “Adverse Drug Effect Detection,” IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (March, 2013). >>
Technology evangelist and Cisco System Senior Vice President Carlos Dominguez; and alums U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, PhD, and  Edward Cruz, principal of Hop Brook Properties, will receive honorary degrees at the May 20, 2013 NJIT commencement.  The event, set for 9 a.m., will be held at Newark's Prudential Center.  The university will confer close to 2000 doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees on members of the Class of 2013.  >>
Check out some of the upcoming lectures and workshops taking place this week. >>
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. >>
NJIT continues to demonstrate the value of its educational offerings in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to the latest 2013 PayScale college rankings for return on investment (ROI).  NJIT is 6th (top 1 percent) among 437 public universities and 27th (top 2 percent) among 1,511 public and private institutions in the U.S.  >>
It was a clean sweep: Over the weekend NJIT students won the regional steel bridge contest as well as the concrete canoe contest.  This marks the second year in a row that NJIT has won both contests.  >>
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Graduating seniors in NJIT's popular CCS Capstone Program will take to the stage on campus next week when they explain how they have solved “real world problems” for corporate and company clients, including CACI,  Audible, Inc., and RDE Systems.  Some students will even feature entrepreneurial projects that grew from the other work.  >>
Watch Treena Livingston Arinzeh, professor of biomedical engineering, on “The Edge in Knowledge:  Part II” on Caucus:  New Jersey this weekend.  Arinzeh will be part of a panel discussing the latest advances in biomedical research within New Jersey and among collaborating institutions within the state.  >>
NJIT's first Renaissance Faire, held on campus on April 19, was a festive event featuring performers that entertained crowds with live jousting, fortune telling, tarot card reading and belly dancing.  >>
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. >>
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NJIT's Elisha Yegal Bar-Ness Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research recently showcased the research of eight doctoral students.  The students' work was featured in presentations and posters displayed in the area.  The annual event aims to give doctoral students and their professors from the center a chance to exchange information from a year's worth of work.  The Center is located in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering.  >>
NJIT students Gaurav Majumdar, Karine Serrado, Carolina Ligorio and Rajesh Singh represented the MS Engineering Management team at the Regional Supply Chain Case Competition which recently took place at Rutgers University.  >>
Watch Richard Garber, associate professor in COAD's School of Architecture, tonight on One-on-One with Steve Adubato.  The program, which will discuss the subject of sustainability, is scheduled to air at 5:30 p.m. (WHYY), 7:00 p.m. (NJTV) and 12:30 a.m. (WNET).     >>
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. >>
In the spring of 2013 the cicadas in the Northeastern United States will yet again emerge from their 17-year cycle—the longest gestation period of any animal.  Those who experience this great sonic invasion compare their sense of wonder to the arrival of a comet or a solar eclipse.  NJIT Professor David Rothenberg's newly-released and latest opus, Bug Music:  How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise (St. Martin's Press), looks at this unending rhythmic cycle.  >>
The NJIT men's and women's basketball teams each were presented with resolutions yesterday from the NJIT Board of Trustees in recognition of their historic championship seasons of both athletic and academic accomplishments. >>
The graduate entity of Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) at NJIT conducted a workshop on “Applying to Faculty Positions” for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows at NJIT.  The workshop was divided into three sessions on applications, interviews and negotiations.  >>

FEMA Reps Visit NJIT

April 10, 2013
The New Jersey designated Joint Field Office (JFO) of FEMA had reached out to the BEOC Alliance at NJIT to conduct a two-day information based seminar and discussion platform on campus in March for students interested in registering for the national service.  >>
Afolawemi Afolabi, fourth year PhD student at NJIT, won 3rd place at the Technical Research Exhibition (Oral Presentation Category) held during the 39th Annual Convention of the National Society of Black Engineers in Indianapolis in March.  >>
WHAT:  Fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing, injects fluid underground at high pressure to fracture rock formations in order to extract previously inaccessible oil and gas.  Opponents point to groundwater contamination, risks to air quality, and migration of toxic chemicals to the surface.  Is this technology vital for tapping much-needed energy or one that's environmentally destructive?  That's the question a panel of experts will explore at an upcoming NJIT Technology and Society Forum. >>
The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 15th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on April 16, 2013 in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium.  The event will celebrate the 94th anniversary of NCE, NJIT's flagship institution.  Honorees, who hail mostly from New Jersey, will include nine students, seven faculty and staff and two alumni with notable careers in technology and engineering.  >>
The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 15th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on April 16, 2013 in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium.  The event will celebrate the 94th anniversary of NCE, NJIT's flagship institution.  Honorees, who hail mostly from New Jersey, will include nine students, seven faculty and staff and two alumni with notable careers in technology and engineering.  >>
Sherlene Ayala, assistant director for Leadership and Diversity, recently spoke at The Student Affairs Conference at NYU, a one-day professional development opportunity open to administrators, faculty, and graduate students to share ideas and expertise regarding a wide array of issues in higher education and student affairs.  >>