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2014
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) continues to demonstrate the value of its educational offerings in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to a new report from PayScale.  >>
Tagged: stem, rankings, roi
2013
Business Insider ranked NJIT number three yesterday in its newest listing of the 25 “most underrated colleges in America.”  The news site plotted the annual ranking by U.S. News and World Report of the best colleges and universities against PayScale's mid-career salary rank to identify outliers--institutions that outperform their U.S. News rating. >>
NJIT 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.  >>
NJIT's Paul Ranky, department of mechanical and industrial engineering, will discuss “Some R&D Results and New Research Methodologies in Concurrent / Simultaneous Product & Process Design Engineering with 3P and Other Methods” on Feb. 27 from 1:00-2:25 p.m. in MEC 221. >>
2012
The Albert Dorman Honors College will host “New Media, Old Obstacles:  How Online Publishing is (and isn't) Changing the Game for College Journalists” by Frank LoMonte, executive director at Student Press Law Center, on Sept. 26 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Campus Center Ballroom A.  >>
NJIT has moved into the top 4 percent (from 8th) among US colleges and universities for return on investment (ROI) in the 2012 PayScale college rankings.  In 2011, PayScale ranked NJIT 81st and now in 2012 ranks NJIT 59th for instate tuition (and top 4th percent http://www.payscale.com/college-education-value/) among more than 1250 undergraduate public and private universities and colleges.  >>
Tagged: rankings, roi, payscale
2011
Attorney Dolcey E. Chaplin, director of the NJIT Procurement Center, participated last week in an invitation-only panel discussion on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee's Defense Business Panel.   >>
It's been a good year for NJIT. For the sixth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges 2012 Edition has named NJIT to the top tier of national universities for its range of undergraduate majors and master's and doctoral degrees.  >>
2010
NJIT's School of Management (SOM) is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2011 edition of its book, “The Best 300 Business Schools" (Random House/Princeton Review) on sale today. >>
NJIT Junior Richard Ossa, of Clifton, was selected as one of the first to be named an Obama Scholar in a competitive process by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF).  >>
Paul G. Ranky, PhD, a professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at NJIT, recently presented "Case-Based/Problem-Based Sustainable Green Engineering Teaching /Learning Methods and Experiences for Millennial Generation Engineering Students in the USA, Europe and Asia" at the 2010 International Symposium on Flexible Automation in Tokyo, Japan. He also served as co-chair of the Green Engineering Session at this conference. >>
For the fifth consecutive year, NJIT was named by U.S. News & World Report's 2011 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges to the top tier of national universities offering a range of undergraduate majors and master's and doctoral degrees.   >>
“What's Your College Degree Worth?,” a Bloomberg Businessweek survey of 852 colleges and universities in the U.S. looking for the best return on investment (ROI), has highlighted NJIT as one of four undergraduate institutions of higher education in New Jersey that offers the best deal. Overall, NJIT ranks as number 81, in the top 10 percent of all colleges surveyed.  Princeton University, Stevens Institute of Technology and the College of New Jersey were also named among New Jersey's four best buys. >>
Image Processing and Pattern Recognition: Fundamentals and Techniques (IEEE & Wiley Publishers, 2010), a new book by NJIT Professor Frank Y. Shih, PhD, features unique coverage of the most interesting developments and updated techniques, including image watermarking, digital steganography, document processing and classification, solar image processing and event classification.  >>
2009
Donald H. Sebastian, provost (interim) and senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, will participate in a panel discussion at the “Best and Brightest” Forum on Medical Innovation today at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. Other panelists include Dick Gephardt, chairman of the Council for American Medical Innovation and former Missouri representative and House Majority Leader, and Bob Franks, president of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey and former New Jersey representative. Sebastian will be speaking on related topics at the New Jersey Technology Council Regional Commercialization Conference on Dec. 10  in Wilmington, Del.  >>
Frank Y. Shih, a professor of computer science at NJIT, who is a steganography expert and author of a reference book about image processing and mathematical morphology, has received the NJIT Excellence in Research Award. The honor was awarded Sept. 2, 2009 at the University Convocation, an annual celebration.  >>
U.S. News & World Report's 2010 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges has named NJIT among the nation's top tier of national research universities offering a range of undergraduate majors and master's and doctoral degrees.  NJIT is now ranked 115 among the nation's best national universities.Every year for the past five years, NJIT has increased its ranking on this widely-read assessment of the nation's colleges and universities.  >>
NJIT ranked eleventh in the nation for conferring bachelor's degrees in engineering to African Americans, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (formerly Black Issues in Higher Education).NJIT graduated 48 African-American undergraduate engineers in the 2008-2009 academic year—a 50 percent increase from the previous academic year. >>
Image Processing and Mathematical Morphology: Fundamentals and Applications (CRC Publisher, 2009), a new reference book by NJIT computer science professor Frank Y. Shih offers a comprehensive overview of morphological mechanisms and techniques and their relation to image processing. More than merely a tutorial on vital technical information, the book places this knowledge into a theoretical framework. Morphology is the identification, analysis and description of  the structure of words. >>
CCS Dean Narain Gehani will provide opening remarks at "Funding Experiences in CCS: Part 3,"Computer Science Department Seminar on March 30, 2:30-4 p.m. in the GITC Building 3730. CCS Professors Frank Shih, Quentin Jones and Roxanne Hiltz will participate in the panel discussion. >>
The Princeton Review today named NJIT among the nation's top 50 public undergraduate institutions for value. NJIT was included in the select listing because it has long been known for affordability nationally and in the region.  The annual tuition this year for in-state students is under $10,500. >>
2008
U.S. News & World Report's 2009 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges has named NJIT among the nation's top tier of national research universities offering a range of undergraduate majors and master's and doctoral degrees. It also named NJIT as the nation's eighth most ethnically diverse institution of higher education. >>
Three Indian students from the Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India, are spending the summer in New Jersey in NJIT's new Vincent A. Stabile Systems Engineering and Management Laboratories. Working with Stabile Scholar Frank Munoz (left), a graduate student in engineering management, Soumik Chakrabarty, Saurabh Kumar, and Shipon Roy are taking advantage of a rare opportunity to gain experience with the Stabile Laboratories' Festo System. >>
Much whooping and cheers could be heard for miles along the New Jersey waterfront as a team of NJIT civil engineering students ascended to the throne for the third consecutive year as top civil engineering students in the New York Metropolitan Region.      >>
Digital watermarking is the subject of a new book by Frank Y. Shih, PhD, professor in the department of computer science at NJIT. Shih's book, Digital Watermarking and Steganography (CRC Press, 2007) focuses on the creation of new techniques and algorithms to combat present and potential threats against information security. >>
2007
Frank Y. Shih, PhD, a professor in the department of computer science at NJIT, will discuss “The Art of Image Security and Solar Image Processing” on Oct. 24, 2:30-3:30 p.m., in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Room 4415. >>
Liberty Science Center and NJIT have signed an agreement affirming their dedication to collaborating and cooperating in programs and initiatives that advance mutual missions and objectives that lead to improved teaching and learning, and that contribute to improved science and technology literacy. >>
2006
Frank Cassidy, president and chief operating officer of PSEG Power, a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group and affiliate of Public Service Electric and Gas, received the President's Medal from NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch at NJIT's annual black-tie benefit dinner, called Celebration, on Nov. 10 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange. >>
The School of Management at NJIT was named an outstanding business school by The Princeton Review. “We're pleased to be commended for the third time this year by The Princeton Review as a notable US institution of higher education,” said Robert A. Altenkirch, PhD, president of NJIT. >>

KUDOS October 2006

October 01, 2006
Professor Emeritus To Receive Mathematics Prize from National Cultural AssociationVladislav Goldberg, PhD,  professor emeritus in the department of mathematical sciences, will receive the Mathematics Prize for 2006 from the National Cultural Association at an awards ceremony in November in Reggio Calabria, Italy.Professor Named Associate Editor of International JournalPaul G. Ranky, PhD, a professor in the department of industrial engineering, was named associate editor of Assembly Automation, a well-established international journal by Emerald Publishers in the UK.Alumna Named To Who's Who of American WomenRita Thornton, PhD, who received her doctorate in environmental science from NJIT and was the graduate student speaker at the May 2006 commencement ceremony, was selected to be in the 2007 edition of Who's Who of American Women.Architecture Professor Appointed Assistant Editor of Multi-Volume Series on US BuildingsGabrielle Esperdy, assistant professor at New Jersey School of Architecture, has been named assistant editor of the Buildings of the United States, a multi-volume series sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians, and appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Architectural Education, published by the Associate of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. She also received a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts for her continuing research on "The Architectress in United States: Perceptions and Realities of Women in Practice Since WWII." >>
U.S. News & World Report's 2007 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges today named NJIT among the nation's top tier of national research universities offering a range of undergraduate majors and master's and doctoral degrees. >>
Paul G. Ranky, PhD, a professor in the department of industrial and manufacturing engineering at NJIT, presented an invited conference paper last month at The Project Management Institute Risk SIG and the Institute for International Research: Annual US National Project Risk Symposium in Houston, Texas. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology is the only college or university in New Jersey named this week as one of the nation's best value undergraduate institutions by The Princeton Review. The information appears in a new guide: America's Best Value Colleges. The text profiled 150 public and private colleges with excellent academics, generous financial aid packages and relatively low costs. The Princeton Review chose the colleges based on data the company obtained from administrators at 646 colleges, and its surveys of students attending them. >>

Kudos-February 2006

February 01, 2006
Architecture Professor Named to Rutgers Redesign Competition Jury
Darius Sollohub, an assistant professor in the New Jersey School of Architecture, has been named to a panel of experts that will judge the international competition to redesign Rutgers University's College Avenue campus. The panel will evaluate and rank design concepts submitted by five teams of accomplished architecture and landscape firms.Professor Named IEE Professional Review Interviewer
Paul G. Ranky, PhD, a professor in the IME and IT Departments, became a Professional Society Membership Reviewer: IEE Professional Review Interviewer for East Coast, USA (appointed by the IEE [UK], The Institution of Electrical Engineers, incorporating the Institution of Production Engineers, London, UK).Assistant Librarian Accepted to Prestigious Frye Leadership Institute
Jim Robertson, assistant University librarian, has been selected in a national competition to attend the 2006 Frye Leadership Institute to be held June 4-16, in Atlanta, GA. The Frye Leadership Institute exists to develop creative leaders to guide and transform academic information services for higher education in the 21st century. >>
2005
NJIT is a university moving steadily toward the upper tier of national universities. Princeton Review's Best 361 Colleges praises NJIT for great computer facilities, a safe campus, a diverse student body, and small classes. It also calls NJIT "a leader in the field of technology in the tri-state area" and "an intense academic university that allows students to be prepared for the working world." It specifically notes improved university facilities and athletics.The latest US News and World Report rankings show NJIT has a great deal with which to be proud. New Jersey Institute of Technology is now ranked 125th among national research universities. Only once has NJIT achieved a higher relative rank score and never has the university had a better graduation rate or a more competitive incoming class.According to US News and World Report, NJIT made very significant progress, improving our overall ranking among national research universities from 130 last year to 125 for the current year.    * The graduation rate improved to 55% from 46%;    * The top 25% SAT scores among new students rose to 1260 from 1230;    * Our level of selectivity increased; only 58% of applicants were admitted compared to 65% last year;    * Relative financial resources now place the university among the top 87 schools where we were previously 109th;    * The alumni giving percentage ranks among the top 60 schools in the country    * Relative faculty resources now place NJIT 43rd in the nation.    * The peer assessment ranking recovered most of the loss associated with “merger” rumors and negative publicity from two years ago.The university is continuing to work toward the NJIT Strategic Plan to achieve national prominence. Although the US News Top Tier now includes only 124 schools, rather than the 129 it did last year, it remains the top ranked tier three school. As NJIT continues to move forward, the university intends to firmly establish itself among the nation's top research universities, by any measure. >>
Tagged: rankings
An engineer, a student and a technician from NJIT who helped middle and high school students from Newark compete in New Jersey FIRST competitions will discuss their experiences with a delegation of Senegalese educators on Sept. 19 at 2 p.m., West Side High School, Newark. NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch, engineer Levelle Burr-Alexander, project manager for instruction at NJIT's Center for Pre-College Programs, and Frank Johansson, a technician at NJIT, will attend. >>

KUDOS - August 2005

August 01, 2005
Papageorgiou Elected Fellow of Mathematics Institute Demetrios Papageorgiou, director of graduate programs in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, has been elected a fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. He has also been awarded the Chartered Mathematician designation by the Institute. Goodman Receives NSF Grant Roy Goodman, assistant professor of mathematical sciences, will use an $85,000 NSF grant to advance investigation of mathematical methods for nonlinear wave applications. Schachter Inducted Into Pi Alpha Alpha Hindy Lauer Schachter, professor of management, has been inducted as an honorary member of Pi Alpha Alpha, the national honor society for public affairs and administration that recognizes outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in these fields. Mathematical Sciences Professor Receives NSF Grant Richard Moore, assistant professor of mathematical sciences, has received an NSF grant of nearly $100,000 for research involving spectroscopic applications that include the detection of environmentally harmful agents or chemical weapons, and for military countermeasures such as the jamming of infrared-based missile guidance systems. Shih To Guest Edit International Journal of Wireless Communications Frank Shih, professor of computer science, will be the guest editor of a special issue of the International Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing dedicated to mobile Internet Protocol (IP) technology. >>
The advanced networking capabilities of Internet2 and the ways it is being used by higher-education institutions across the U.S. was showcased at NJIT's Internet2 Day on April 22, 2005. The all-day event featured a panel discussion, demonstrations and presentations by NJIT faculty and staff. Frank Aversa (at left), network control and security manager, demonstrated Internet2's video conferencing capabilities. "Internet2 is a major evolution in the way people communicate, collaborate and exchange information, said David Ullman, associate provost and chief information officer. "It will have profound effects on teaching, learning, and research." >>
2004
U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg and Jon S. Corzine announced $1 million in federal funding they secured to further develop NJIT's smart gun. The Senators announced the funding during a Dec. 9 visit to a pistol range in Bayonne, where an NJIT policeman demonstrated the effectiveness of Smart Gun. >>
Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Senator Jon S. Corzine (D-NJ), will announce tomorrow that they have secured $1 million in federal appropriations funding for 2005 to accelerate the development of a safer and more secure personalized handgun at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  The senators secured similar funding last year for 2004. >>
The NJIT women's tennis team has been ranked No. 9 in the Division II Northeast Region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association following the fall season--the first such recognition for NJIT during their eight years as a member of Division II. >>
The first Hispanic to become a NASA astronaut, Franklin Chang-Diaz, will visit New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He will discuss a new rocket he is developing for NASA that will dramatically shorten human transit times between planets. He will also discuss President Bush's new vision for the nation's space program, starting with the return to the moon and ultimately the future exploration of Mars and other planets. He will tell NJIT students about the need for science and mathematics in solving the technical problems of space travel. U.S. Rep. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., will accompany and introduce the astronaut. >>
Tagged: nasa
Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), along with Senator Jon S. Corzine (D-NJ), today announced at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) that their offices have advanced a $1.146 million federal appropriation to accelerate the development of a safer and more secure personalized handgun >>
U.S. Senator Frank.R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) will announce at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) that his office has secured a $1.146 million federal appropriation to accelerate the development of a safer and more secure personalized handgun.  The device has come to be known as “smart gun.” Following the announcement, professors and post-doctoral students at NJIT will be available at a hands-on laboratory in the side of the room to explain how the gun works.  The lab will feature a prototype that reporters may handle. >>
2003
Frank Cassidy, president and chief operating officer of PSEG Power, received a Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award during the annual Fall Awards ceremony held on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>