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2013 - 3 stories
2010 - 6 stories
2008 - 4 stories
2006 - 1 story
2005 - 3 stories
2013
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. >>
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. >>
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.  >>
2010
Sergei Adamovich, PhD, associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, co-authored "Integrated Arm and Hand Training Using Adaptive Robotics and Virtual Reality Simulations," which won the Best Paper Award at the VIII International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies in Valparaiso, Chile.  >>
An expert in digital data forensics and information assurance, Yun-Qing Shi, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, will number among 30 New Jersey inventors from eight companies and universities to be honored at the upcoming 2010 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Awards on Nov. 4. Hosted by the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, the ceremony and reception will take place at the Liberty Science Center.    >>
NJIT professors and alumni will be among the innovators honored this evening at the 22nd Annual New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Awards ceremony in Hoboken. Timothy Chang, PhD, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering, will receive a Special Award for his achievements in the areas of ultra-high precision systems, genetic systems, robotics and motion control; and Yun-Qing Shi, PhD, professor of electrical and computer engineering, will be recognized for his work in digital forensics and security. Jingjing Zhang, a PhD candidate in NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will receive the Graduate Student Award. Vikki Hazelwood, PhD, who received her MS from NJIT in 1998, will receive the Advancement of Invention Award for a pioneering process for translational research in medicine and Richard Caizza, who received a certificate in plastics technology from NJIT in 1992, will receive the Inventor of the Year award for his "Single-Handedly Actuatable Safety Shield for Needles" patent. >>
Sergei Adamovich, PhD, associate professor in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, gave an invited lecture last week at the meeting of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine in Washington, DC. He participated in a panel of six experts from the US, Canada and Europe to share his views on future trends in pediatric rehabilitation. The topic of his presentation to a large audience of pediatricians and physical/occupational therapists was the use of technology (robotics and virtual reality) in rehabilitation of arm movement in children with cerebral palsy.  >>
Ian Lafond, a second-year PhD student in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. This $142,000 award will support Ian's dissertation research in the lab of Associate Professor Sergei Adamovich over the next four years. >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch addressed student teams representing 30 New Jersey public and private high schools last week at the 2010 Panasonic Creative Design Challenge finals at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. For this year's challenge, teams designed and built a remote-controlled robotic recycling plant to help sort through debris in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. NJIT makes significant contributions to this science and engineering technology competition: Three NJIT student interns develop the Challenge, while NJIT staff score the written reports as well as provide judges for the performance and oral presentations.   >>
2008
For an up-close look at life at NJIT, make time this fall and winter to attend an upcoming open house. The take-away will be more than a campus tour and meeting with an admissions counselor. You'll learn about NJIT's graduate and undergraduate programs in high-growth in-demand fields and meet one on one with faculty and admissions representatives. >>
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. >>
Students in Professor Kevin J. McDermott's Industrial Robotics Course will compete in the 6th Annual Mobile Robots Competition on April 21 at 1:30 p.m. in the Industrial Robotics Laboratory in GITC 2310. Teams of Industrial Robotics students have been designing, developing and building individual mobile robots based on the theory and techniques acquired during the semester. The competition will encompass several tasks that each mobile robot, which can be autonomous or wire controlled, must perform during specific times.  >>
An open house and robotics demonstration of cutting-edge manufacturing processes will showcase the new Vincent A. Stabile Laboratory at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE) on Feb. 20, 2008 from 1 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. >>
2006
Five-foot tall, 130-pound, radio-controlled robots will begin to come to life at NJIT Saturday, when hundreds of high school students will be given kits from which they must build and design the robots. "This kick-off event sets the clock ticking and the teams will run back to their schools to start figuring out ways to have their robots win this year's game," said Randy Schaeffer, FIRST regional director for New York City and New Jersey, which is based at NJIT. >>
2005
Nine high-school teams from Newark, all coached by students and technicians from NJIT, will compete in the New Jersey FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Regional Robotics Competition on March 18 and 19 in the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton. The contest will feature five-foot tall, 100-pound robots lifting and stacking pyramid-shaped blocks of pipe and wood within a two-minute deadline. >>
Middle-school students from Newark will compete in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League at NJIT on Jan. 15, 2005 at 12 noon. The twenty participating student teams, who have been tutored by NJIT students, have built robots designed to help disabled individuals perform domestic tasks. >>
NJ FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition for high school students has scheduled the 2005 New Jersey Remote Kick-off for Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Campus Center of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. >>
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