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2015
Students from 24 New Jersey high schools will compete in the Panasonic Creative Design Challenge (CDC), a premier robotics competition for New Jersey high school students held annually on the NJIT campus. >>
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. >>
New Jersey Future, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that brings together concerned citizens and leaders to promote responsible land-use policies, has named College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) associate professor Darius Sollohub a 2015 Smart Growth Award Winner. >>
For the second year in a row, a team of NJIT students reached the final four of the CFA Institute Research Challenge, an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis. >>
NJIT men's basketball coach Jim Engles was honored Friday afternoon as the 2015 John McLendon National Coach of the Year at the annual CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. >>
The School of Art + Design's industrial and digital design programs will represent NJIT at the Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire April 11, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Newark Museum. >>
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. >>
NJIT will host the opening ceremony for TETN's Second Annual Technology & Industry Week. >>
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." >>
Zeynep Erim, Ph.D., program director for the Division of Inter-Disciplinary Training at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will give a talk on the agency's funding mechanisms for trainees and junior investigators at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 10 in 210 Kupfrian Hall. >>
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. >>
A concert by The Montclair Trio will kick off the CoAD Concert Series presented by NJIT's School of Art + Design April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Barbara and Leonard Littman Library. >>
Colette Santasieri, Ph.D. will be a featured speaker at the Creative Placemaking Forum for Professional Artists and Graduate Arts and Design Majors to be held at the NJIT campus on April 13, 2015 from 6-9 p.m. >>
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. >>
Richard Garber, associate professor of architecture, has been appointed director of the School of Architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), effective immediately. >>
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. >>
Saif Haobsh, a senior in the College of Architecture and Design and an Albert Dorman Honors College scholar, has received the prestigious Scholarship Award from The New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ), an honor he also received in 2011. >>
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. >>
The NJIT Campus Center is now providing applications for the Highlander Student Leadership Awards. >>
NJIT Mathematical Sciences Professor Bruce Bukiet has released his 2015 Major League Baseball projections. >>
The energy on campus is electric. Everywhere you turn, students are sporting NJIT gear in support of tonight's game. >>
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.  >>
The Senate confirmation of Lt. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski '78, Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., to the rank of general with the assignment to the position of AFMC commander was announced on March 27, 2015. >>
Second year interior design students investigate lighting application case studies. >>
Watch NJIT's Barbara Littman MArch '94, adjunct professor in the School of Art and Design in the College of Architecture and Design, on Life & Living with Joanna Gagis. The program is scheduled to air on March 28 at 2 p.m. on NJTV. The program will repeat on April 25 at 9 a.m. and on April 26 at 11:30 p.m. on FiOS 1. >>
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. >>
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will bestow one of its highest honors, the Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) Lifetime Achievement award, this evening on two NJIT alumni who have made substantial and lasting contributions to the field of engineering.  >>
Deliris Diaz '17, Inaceli Tubilleja '17 and Sherlene Ayala, assistant director of NJIT's Leadership & Diversity Programs, will present at the 2015 Committee to Advance our Common Purposes social justice conference at Rutgers University on March 29. >>
Gale Spak's nominee, B.J. Dowlen, has been chosen as a 2015 STEP Award Honoree. >>
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, introduced the NJ MarketShift Design Forum on March 20, 2015. >>
NJIT, the last Division I men's basketball program still playing of the 21 in the Metropolitan area, will face a big challenge from rugged Cleveland State in Round 2 of the 2015 CollegeInsider.com postseason men's basketball tournament (CIT) when the Vikings invade Fleisher Athletic Center Monday at 7 pm. >>
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.  >>
NJIT Innovation Day, an invention-packed showcase of cutting-edge, student-led research, design and development across programs and disciplines, will take place on Wednesday, March 25 at the Campus Center. >>
Former New Jersey Governor Richard J. Codey witnessed the Highlanders' 84-77 victory over New Hampshire in NJIT's first-ever Division I national postseason game March 16. >>

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. >>
Students have been tasked with designing and constructing a device that has the ability to maneuver through a post-earthquake landscape. >>
“Women Designing the Future: 1995-2015 ... and Beyond,” a one-day conference marking the 20th anniversary of the Murray Center for Women in Technology, will be held March 27 at NJIT.  >>
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.  >>
NJIT men's basketball will play in its first-ever national postseason tournament at the Division I level when the Highlanders host a first-round game in the 2015 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) as a host team on Monday, March 16 at 7 p.m. >>

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. >>
Highlanders flocked to the 2015 Spring Career, Co-op and Internship Fair presented by Career Development Services (CDS) March 4. >>
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. >>
Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) will present New Jersey's Forum on Women in Information Technology March 12, 1:00-4:30 p.m. at Essex County College in the Morton A. Siegler Lecture Hall. >>
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.  >>
JPMorgan Chase announced a $300,000 grant to New Jersey Innovation Institute during its Small Business Forward event at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), where regional business, civic, nonprofit and government leaders came together to discuss Newark's burgeoning health care IT cluster. >>
Mark your calendars! Progressive designers and architects make their way to NJIT to speak with CoAD students. >>
JPMorgan Chase & Co. and NJIT's New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) will hold a summit on a $1.45 million initiative to advance the health care sector in the Newark metro region and boost economic development by promoting growth in the city's burgeoning health care IT cluster. >>
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. >>
A team of three graduate students in NJIT's School of Management placed third in the 2015 American Production and Inventory Control Society Northeast District Case Competition. >>
There will be a Newark Housing Roundtable presented by Brick City Conversations Feb. 25, 6-8 p.m. at the College of Architecture and Design Gallery inside Weston Hall. >>
As part of the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) 2015 spring lecture series, landscape architect Thomas Balsley, FASLA, founder and principal designer of Thomas Balsley Associates (TBA) will discuss the process, design and tactics of urban placemaking Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. inside Weston Lecture Hall 1. >>
Morton M. Denn, Ph.D. of the Benjamin Levich Institute at the City College of New York will deliver the inaugural Marino Xanthos Memorial Lecture on March 11, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall 112. >>
Sahitya Allam, '17, a biomedical engineering major, won the best presentation prize at the annual New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network poster showcase held this week at Princeton University for her research on the impact of inner-ear stimulation on the fine motor control skills of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. >>
NJIT's Third Annual Faculty Research Symposium >>
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. >>

Racism: Post Ferguson

February 18, 2015
February 26, 2012: unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. August 9, 2014: unarmed teenager Michael Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. These are just two instances of violent death suffered by young Black men in a tragic continuum that mars our nation's history.   >>
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. >>
Taha Marhaba Elected ASCE Fellow >>
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. >>
NJIT College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) faculty members Maria Hurtado de Mendoza and Matt Burgermaster have both recently won the highest-level design award offered by the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) in its annual design competition, the BSA Design Awards.  >>
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) announced the 2014-2015 Architectural Education Award winners. Two College of Architecture and Design professors won awards in two categories this year. >>
Michael Ehrlich, associate professor of finance in NJIT's School of Management, will discuss new venture financial modeling and valuation at the Institute of Management Accountants-Morris Essex Chapter meeting on Feb. 18, 2015 at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel in Parsippany. >>
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. >>
A Conversation with One World Trade Center Architect David Childs will kickoff the Spring 2015 College of Architecture and Design Lecture Series.   >>
Two students from the School of Art + Design were among the winners of the recently completed Ferring Pharmaceuticals Art Competition. >>
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. >>
NJIT President Joel S. Bloom has once again been named to The Power 100, NJBIZ's annual ranking of the most powerful people in New Jersey business. >>
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. >>
Photographs taken by Glenn Goldman, founding director of the School of Art + Design, are among the winners in an annual architectural photography contest. >>
NJIT has been ranked at the top of Business Insider's 2015 list of the most underrated colleges in the U.S. >>
The College of Architecture and Design Gallery (CoAD Gallery) will present “Four Printmakers…Four Decades,” an exhibition featuring the work of four talented printmakers with selections covering the past four decades, on Feb. 5, 2015. >>
Shawn Chester, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, presented two seminars in China last month at which he described his research on the multiphysics mechanics of soft materials. >>
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. >>
The exhibition features inventive work created by the digital, industrial and interior design students from The School of Art + Design. >>
Siva Nadimpalli, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, gave invited talks at the Indian Institute of Technology on Jan. 12-13, 2015.  >>
The National Institute of Building Sciences Sustainable Buildings Industry Council honored NJIT with a 2014 Beyond Green Merit Award. >>
Timothy J. Paul, of Plainview, New York, has been appointed as Assistant Development Director for Intercollegiate Athletics/Newark College of Engineering at NJIT. >>
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. >>
Michael Smullen, of Linden, has been appointed as Director of Alumni Relations at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
NJIT alum Jason Kliwinski led an informative two-hour presentation at the College of Architecture and Design about the linkages between climate and weather and the effects of global warming. >>
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. >>
Junior Winfield Willis scored 11 points in each half and NJIT pulled away from a determined St. Joseph's Brooklyn, 79-60, in men's basketball Wednesday night in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center.   >>
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. >>
Glenn Goldman, professor and founding director of the School of Art + Design, has been named one of the “30 Most Admired Educators for 2015” by DesignIntelligence magazine. >>
As part of NJIT's graduate architecture program, 16 students have developed conceptual designs for a new borough hall in Sea Bright. >>
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. >>
Attention Entrepreneurs: Apply by January 21 to Participate in Seminars, Training Programs and Networking Sessions >>
Pierre Ramond '65, a theoretical physicist and director of the Institute for Fundamental Theory at the University of Florida has won the 2015 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, one of the highest honors for scientific investigators in that field. >>
The Center for Resilient Design in collaboration with the New Jersey Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council is cosponsoring “Climate Reality: Causes, Affects, & Solutions for the 21st Century & Beyond” Jan. 14 inside Weston Hall at the College of Architecture and Design at 2 p.m. >>
NJIT's Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program raised $50,000 last semester in scholarship funds from local and national patrons to be awarded this spring to exceptional first-year CIM students and talented transfer students who are joining the program. >>
William (“Bill”) Wilson (B.S.C.S. '88), a partner in the law firm of Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass, has co-written a book entitled New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation – 2015: A Practitioner's Guide, which has been published by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, a Division of the New Jersey State Bar Association.   >>
The Eastern College Athletic Conference announced that a fast-break dunk play by NJIT men's basketball against Saint Francis U is the Division I Basketball Play of the Week. >>
Jerry Creighton Sr., executive director of the Enterprise Development Center (EDC), was a keynote speaker at the Seed Forum in New York City Dec. 2. The Seed Forum is a global network of national not-for-profit foundations and representatives in more than 40 countries that provides investor ready born global companies to investors focused on attracting overseas companies to the metropolitan area and introducing attendees to the many advantages of operating in an entrepreneurial ecosystem. >>
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. >>
Nirwan Ansari, distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Advanced Networking Lab, delivered the half-day tutorial, “Greening the Edges,” at the 2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2014), the flagship conference of the IEEE Communications Society. >>
Practice Unite, a company based at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, was recently featured on MedCityNews.com, a leading online news source for the business of innovation in healthcare. >>
Thomas G. Dallessio, director of the Center for Resilient Design and Keith A. Krumwiede, associate professor in the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) have an article published in Lanscapes/Paysages, the professional journal of landscape architecture in Canada. >>
Four years ago, NJ-HITEC, an NJIT health IT startup, took up a daunting challenge: to train 5,000 primary care providers in the state to adopt electronic health record (EHR) systems that would allow them keep better track of their patients and improve the quality of their care. >>
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 men's basketball team was named a “breakout performer” in Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year. >>
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. >>
NJIT's Division of Continuing Professional Education is offering a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam preparation boot camp for people whose education or work experience has focused on one or more areas of computer technology. The program is designed to prepare individuals with experience and training in military, legal and law enforcement and management personnel to successfully pass the exam. >>
Diverse skills converge in preparing fossils for research and display. >>
NJIT's Center for Building Knowledge (CBK) and the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation (CBEI) have launched an initiative that can significantly cut costs for energy and water wasted due to building inefficiencies. >>
A single-dose treatment for some forms of hemophilia may be on the horizon. >>
NJIT men's basketball plays a milestone game in program history when the Highlanders visit tradition-rich Michigan for a noon game on Saturday to be televised nationally by the Big 10 Network. >>
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. >>
NJIT's School of Management will host the First Annual Strategic Management Showcase on Dec. 5, 2014, 5-9 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
Last year, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at NJIT launched the First Female Research Showcase and Oral Presentation Workshop (FRS-OPW) in collaboration with the Murray Center for Women in Technology. >>
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. >>
The Construction Roundtable of New Jersey (CRT of NJ) presented its 5th Annual Diversity in Construction Conference Nov. 13 at NJIT. With more than 40 years as the only professional organization that focuses on the needs of New Jersey construction project owners, CRT of NJ is a key contributor in helping New Jersey to achieve a diverse, safe and highly competitive construction environment. >>
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. >>
Ali Akansu, professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, delivered the plenary talk "Eigen Subspaces: From Eigenfaces to Eigen Portfolios in Finance" at the 80th Anniversary Celebration of the Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in Turkey. >>
Sixteen teams of rising young entrepreneurs will compete in the Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge for the chance to win seed funding from Capital One Bank and a spot in an intensive accelerator program at the NJIT School of Management to advance their novel business concepts. >>
GameFest, an annual November event in NJIT's School of Art + Design, provides an opportunity for students to exhibit and test a series of analog games created with technology-enabled design processes. Organized by Taro Narahara, assistant professor of digital design, students explore the relationship between traditional and digital games, and the use of digital fabrication in the development of physical games through the alteration of game structures. >>
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. >>
The NJIT Sigma Chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda National Honor Society inducted 20 new members on Nov. 20, 2014. >>
Matthew Sherman, Ph.D., technical director and Engineering Fellow at BAE Systems, will discuss "Cognitive Radio Technology" on Nov. 24, 4:30-6 p.m. in ECE 202. >>
Founder of Kill Screen and former cultural reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Jamin Warren, spoke to an interdisciplinary audience at the College of Architecture and Design as part of the college lecture series. >>
Reid Johnson, Autodesk's program manager for architectural, engineering and construction education in North America, came to the NJIT studios in the School of Art + Design to provide seminars and hands-on tutorials on the company's new fabrication software, “Fusion 360.” >>
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. >>
NJIT's Master of Science in Management program was ranked among the top 20 in the U.S. by The Financial Engineer, placing 19th overall of 63 ranked programs.  >>
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 third and final lecture in the fall semester series sponsored by the NJIT Student Chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and organized by its president, fourth-year student Joseph Cardenas, featured two New York City-based product designers whose projects take advantage of unique properties of their chosen materials. >>
NJIT will host a free forum on Nov. 19 sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the NJIT School of Management in partnership with the NJIT Enterprise Development Center, the NJIT Innovation Acceleration Center, Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation, Atlantic Federal Credit Union, and City National Bank. >>
A team of NJIT students took top honors for their mobile gateway app at the United Athletes Foundation-Microsoft Hackathon this month at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington.  >>
“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. >>
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (HBCBSNJ) sponsored a student art and design competition in collaboration with NJIT's School of Art + Design to select artwork that best supports HBCBSNJ's theme: “Journey to Health.” >>
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. >>
A paper authored by Marguerite Schneider, Ph.D., an adjunct associate professor in NJIT's School of Management, was named one of 10 Bright Ideas Award winners from the New Jersey Policy Research Organization. >>
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. >>
NJIT's School of Management has been recognized for having one of the Best Online MBA Programs for 2014-2015 according to Affordable Colleges Online, a resource for online learning and college affordability information. >>
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. >>
NJIT's Zero to Sixty JavaScript professional development course promises to give those with little understanding of JavaScript a working knowledge of the computer programming language. >>
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. >>
NJIT hosted the official launch of New Start New Jersey, a policy and advocacy organization dedicated to identifying and enacting effective public policy initiatives to grow the state's economy and improve the quality of life for its citizens. >>
On Oct. 31, Tom Dallessio, director of NJIT's Center for Resilient Design, gave an address at the United Nations to celebrate the inaugural World Cities Day 2014, a celebration of global urban transformations led by UN-Habitat. >>
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. >>
NJIT's College of Computing Sciences and the Association for Computing Machinery will host HackNJIT on Nov. 8-9, 2014 in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
NJIT has been named among the “104 Smartest Public Colleges in America” by Business Insider.  >>
On Oct. 30, the Industrial Design Lecture Series, sponsored by the NJIT School of Art + Design and student chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), hosted Paul Choate and Harry Allen for the second in a series of lectures featuring innovative product designers presenting their work and speaking to students and faculty. >>
On Oct. 24, design students from all majors in the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) presented a midterm collaborative research project to representatives from global lighting and electronic giants Lutron and Panasonic, and U.S. networking and media companies Diversified Systems, Diversified Media Group and Skyweb Digital Media. >>
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. >>
Sabre88, an IT startup at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, earned a top spot on Fortune magazine's 2014 Inner City 100, a list of the country's fastest growing inner city businesses. >>
NJIT's Online MBA in Management Information Systems was ranked second among the “20 Best Online MBA in Management Information Systems Degree Programs” by TheBestSchools.org. >>
Three MIE graduate students from the Micro Flow Control Laboratory working under the guidance of Pushpendra Singh and Ian Fischer presented papers at the 86th Annual Meeting of Society of Rheology held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from Oct. 5-9. >>
NJIT men's soccer, which had a down-and-up time of it last week, survived the rollercoaster in fortunes to maintain its grip on the 8th spot in the latest NSCAA/Continental Tire Southeast Region men's soccer poll released Tuesday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. >>
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. >>
WHAT: Launch of MarketShift, a nearly $6 million program funded by the Department of Defense (DOD) to boost the capacity of the aerospace and defense industry in New Jersey by helping companies better  understand and address risks associated with the defense supply chain, develop new products for existing markets, and identify new market opportunities for the products they already manufacture. >>
Two Brooklyn-based designers were selected as the first speakers in the Industrial Design Lecture Series sponsored by the NJIT School of Art + Design in conjunction with the student chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America. >>
Hosted annually during the fall semester, the New Jersey Innovation Acceleration Center runs the Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge, a business model competition for Newark regional entrepreneurs. >>
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. >>
Local mayors and state and federal experts will gather at NJIT on Oct. 29 to discuss how the state has recovered from two of the worst natural disasters ever to hit New Jersey: Hurricanes Sandy and Irene. >>
Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME) presented the first recipient of the Pressley and Mauise Vinson McPhail/NACME Scholarship with a check for $5,000 during the NACME 40th Anniversary Awards Dinner and Celebration at the Waldorf Astoria, New York City, on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. >>
NJIT's biomedical engineering graduate program has been ranked 10th in the nation by GraduatePrograms.com, an online college guide that bases its annual rankings on student ratings and reviews. >>
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. >>
María Hurtado de Mendoza, associate professor at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (CoAD), recently received two awards—the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid's (COAM) first prize and World Architecture News' (WAN) House of the Year 2014—for her ambitious single family project, “#house#1.130.” >>
Bernadette Longo, associate professor in the Department of Humanities, has been elected to the Administrative Committee (AdCom) of the IEEE Professional Communication Society. >>
Watch Levelle Burr-Alexander, interim executive director of NJIT's Center for Pre-college Programs, on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where panelists will discuss “Newark At A Crossroads.” The program, which will look at the city's past, present and future, is scheduled to air tonight at 7 p.m. on NJTV. >>
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. >>
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. >>
Students Rebecca Cortes, Lea Burlew, Eric Holzer and Vipin Kannekanti are proud to announce that their film "A Special Kind of Magic" is an official selection at this year's International Film Festival Manhattan in New York City. >>
Katia Passerini, Ph.D., has been named Dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College at New Jersey Institute of Technology. >>
Students from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design recently visited a Hurricane-Sandy damaged house in Long Branch as part of their studies in a graduate-level design studio focused on resilient design solutions and public architecture taught by Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster. >>
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. >>
NJIT men's soccer climbed two spots to 7th in the latest NSCAA/Continental Tire Southeast Region men's soccer poll released Tuesday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. >>
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. >>
Judith A. Sheft, associate vice president for technology development, Jinisha Patel '16, and Kathy Herbert '04 will participate on the "Big Dreams in STEM" panel at Montclair State University on Oct. 16, 2014. >>
Yun-Qing Shi, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, presented the results of his research group's work on image tampering and detection, steganalysis, and reversible data hiding at the International Workshop on Digital Forensics and Watermarking in Taipei, Taiwan. >>
An exhibition by Keith Krumwiede, associate professor and director of NJIT's graduate architecture program, opens today at the Princeton University School of Architecture exhibition gallery. >>
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. >>
Timothy Franklin, associate vice president for business and economic development at NJIT, was inducted this week into the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES), an organization whose mission is to improve the physical, social, civic and economic wellbeing of communities by advancing scholarship based on collaborative discovery by communities and their higher education partners. >>
Yi Chen, an associate professor in NJIT's School of Management whose research provides cutting-edge technologies for data management with an emphasis on health care applications, business and the Web, has been appointed to the Henry J. Leir Chair in Healthcare.  >>
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. >>
Alison Lefkovitz, assistant professor of history, recently wrote a framing essay for the newly launched Child Custody Project website. The site explores child custody issues nationwide within a broad historical and legal context with the goal of providing an impartial, interdisciplinary resource for scholars, practitioners and the public at large.  >>
Stephan Kudyba, associate professor in the School of Management, is an associate editor for the 2014 International Conference for Information Systems (ICIS) for the Information Systems in Healthcare Track. >>
NJIT ranked fourth among all public research universities in the U.S. for mid-career earnings/salary of graduates with a bachelor's degree, according to PayScale's latest college salary report. >>
Stryker Corp. is a trailblazing medical technology company whose innovative products and services, from implants used in joint replacement and trauma surgeries to surgical navigation systems, are advancing healthcare in over 100 countries across the globe. The company is also a leading employer of NJIT graduates, with more than 60 Highlander alumni working at Stryker facilities in the New Jersey region alone. >>
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. >>
A research team led by SOM Associate Professor Zhipeng (Alan) Yan and Alibaba Group, the largest online and mobile commerce company in the world, released the 2013 report "Caring for the Elderly: Top 100 Chinese City Index" on October 1, China's National Day. >>
Gabrielle Esperdy, associate professor of architecture, has been selected as one of 12 newly named featured columnists for Places Journal, a leading journal of contemporary architecture, landscape, and urbanism. >>
The Leir Center for Financial Bubble Research hosted its annual conference on financial bubbles at the Leir Retreat in Ridgefield, CT Sept. 19-20. >>
Doru Calin, director of high performance wireless technologies and networks, Bell Labs at Alcatel‐Lucent, will present “Technologies for Future Broadband Wireless Evolution/Revolution” on Oct. 6 at 4:00 p.m. in ECEC 202. >>
"Structure and Beauty," an interior photograph of the chapel at Dublin Castle taken by Glenn Goldman, Director of NJIT's School of Art + Design, has received Honorable Mention in the 2014 International Photography Awards (IPA) program. >>
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. >>
Attention Entrepreneurs: Apply by Oct. 1 to Participate in Seminars, Training Programs and Networking Sessions >>
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. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Somenath Mitra, Ph.D., whose pioneering research has spanned a spectrum of applications for carbon nanotechnology that address critical quality-of-life issues, will receive the seventh annual Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on Oct. 2, 2014. >>
NJIT's College of Architecture and Design held the 32nd Annual Awards Ceremony on Sept. 22. >>
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. >>
A group of students and faculty from the College of Architecture and Design recently presented their work at the 2014 Precast/Pre-stressed Concrete Institute's (PCI) Annual Convention and National Bridge Conference held in National Harbor, Maryland.  >>
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. >>
In an impressive showing for a single university, NJIT students recently presented eight separate research papers at the annual conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), the largest biomedical engineering conference in the world. >>
David Haessig and Goran Djuknic of NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are organizing an IEEE talk at NJIT on Sept. 22, 4:30-6 p.m. in ECE 202.   >>
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. >>
College of Architecture and Design Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster's work is included in an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), in Toronto, Canada, on view until October 25. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation, has partnered with Osler Health IPA, a primary care physician-centered, owned and managed health network, to provide New Jersey medical practices with a technology-enhanced management system that will help them improve the quality of care they provide, streamline their delivery of services, and substantially reduce costs. >>
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. >>
Bruce Slutsky, technical reference librarian at NJIT, will discuss “Accessing Resources Via the NJIT Library” on Sept. 19, 2-4 p.m. in Tiernan 409. >>
Ali N. Akansu, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, has been selected to receive the IEEE Technological Innovation (Academic) Award. >>
"In the Arms of Baby Jesus," a play by Michèle Raper Rittenhouse, director of the Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Arts Program, will be read as part of the id Theatre NYC Sit In! Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Jimmy's No. 43 in New York City. >>
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. >>
The S&P Capital IQ Challenge “Finance Meets Technology” launch event will take place on Sept. 15 at 12 p.m. in the Campus Center, Ballroom B. Enter the Mobile Application Development Challenge from September - December 2014. >>
The following upcoming seminars will be hosted by the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering. Seminars will take place at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall, Room 210. >>
The NJIT Department of Public Safety has made two important promotions: Joseph Marswillo was promoted to chief and Charles Tighe to deputy chief. Both are long-term NJIT employees who have advanced through the ranks of the department. >>
The NJIT community officially welcomed the incoming Class of 2018 and recognized faculty and staff excellence during the annual Convocation ceremony on September 10, 2014. >>
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. >>
U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges 2015 Edition ranked NJIT 149th among national universities overall for its range of undergraduate majors and master's and doctoral degree programs and commitment to groundbreaking research and 14th among national universities on the Campus Ethnic Diversity list. >>
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. >>
The new challenges and opportunities around electricity transmission, storage and distribution were the focus of the U.S. Department of Energy Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) Public Meeting hosted by NJIT on Sept. 8, 2014. >>

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. >>
The New Jersey Institute of Technology campus community will hold a memorial service for the late Joe Caiola, long-time assistant director of athletics, on Friday morning starting at 11:45 am in the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility. >>
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. >>
An urban revitalization model designed by Saif Haobsh, a fifth-year architecture student, was named one of the top 20 entries at this year's AECOM Urban SOS student competition. >>
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. >>
Georgeen Theodore, associate professor in the College of Architecture and Design, will discuss making New Jersey a more resilient state and preventing future storm and climate change devastation through strategic redevelopment on One-on-One with Steve Adubato. >>
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.  >>
Humberto ‘Humby' Baquerizo, assistant director of the Campus Center at NJIT, was honored with the Delta Beta Xi Award, which honors those who have given outstanding service to the vision of the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity, a national social fraternity to which he belongs. >>
Shanthi Gopalakrishnan, an NJIT professor of management, spent several weeks last summer as a Fulbright specialist at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville, Spain, giving lectures on innovation and technology management and helping the university set up a syllabus for related business courses to be taught in English. >>
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. >>
Watch NJIT President Joel S. Bloom on One-on-One with Steve Adubato for a closer look at the role STEM plays in supplying the workforce of tomorrow, and New Jersey's need for a campaign to raise STEM awareness for students and parents. >>
Samples of student work produced in NJIT's School of Art + Design were exhibited for the third 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's School of Management will host an Executive MBA Information Session on August 20, 6:30-8:15 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall, Room 112. RSVP by August 18 to Elaine Frazier: frazier@njit.edu >>
High school seniors from Newark, Baltimore, and New York City spend six days on the NJIT campus each summer learning about finance and college culture from School of Management professors and NJIT students. >>
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. >>
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. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will be included in the 2015 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges– a subjective and selective reference tool that systematically reviews over 300 colleges in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain. >>
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. >>
NJSHINE, an electronic Health Information Organization (HIO) serving Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties in New Jersey announces the formation of an alliance with the New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC) to promote the sharing of electronic health information between healthcare providers and patients in South Jersey. >>
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. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology's Board of Trustees approved a 2.5 percent tuition and fee increase for undergraduate, in-state students. Total annual tuition and fees for full-time, in-state students will be $15,648 for 2014-2015. Tuition and fees for out-of-state, undergraduate students will increase by 3.5 percent to $26,760. >>
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. >>
The British Consul General and Director for UK Trade & Investment USA (UKTI), Danny Lopez, recently visited NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) for a tour and information session. The >>
William C. Tate and William A. Moses, both graduates from NJIT's School of Architecture, have collaborated on an art installation recently displayed at the Art Factory in Paterson. >>
Tomas Gregorio EMBA‘09, a veteran health care executive experienced in building IT networks for regional hospitals, has been appointed Senior Executive Director of Healthcare Systems Innovation at the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation. >>
Michael Ehrlich, associate professor in NJIT's School of Management, recently published an article in Journal of Business Venturing. >>
Watch NJIT President Joel S. Bloom on One-on-One with Steve Adubato for a closer look at the role STEM plays in supplying the workforce of tomorrow, and New Jersey's need for a campaign to raise STEM awareness for students and parents. The program is scheduled to air July 24 at 5:30 p.m. on WHYY and 7 p.m. on NJTV. >>
Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Atam Dhawan will give a plenary talk on “Point-Of Care Technologies and Big Data in Life Sciences” as part of the Future Directions Convergence Technologies panel on July 24 at the IEEE 38th Annual International Computers, Software & Applications Conference in Vasteras, Sweden. >>
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). >>
William V. Rapp, Henry J. Leir Professor of International Trade and Business and Director of the Leir Center for Financial Bubble Research at NJIT, presented a paper at the 2014 ISIS-VENICE International Multidisciplinary Academic Summit.  >>
Associate Professor of Management Stephan Kudyba recently chaired a panel on big data and data mining at the Business and Applied Sciences Academy of North America International Conference hosted by Ramapo College of New Jersey. >>
Mechanical Engineering Professor Anthony D. Rosato will present his research at the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference next month at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. >>
The Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society at NJIT has received the Circle of Distinction Award for the 2013-2014 academic year. >>
On June 25, Cesar Bandera, professor in the School of Management, represented NJIT on the Mobile Medical Applications Panel, part of the 2014 Mobile Applications Forum held by the New Jersey Technology Council in Princeton. >>
Transit-centered communities that are dense, service-rich, and walkable are one of the pillars of 21st century sustainable development policy. But the challenge, planners say, is figuring out how to actually create them. >>
Clayton M. Moses, academic advisor of Kalyan Bharti Trust, Heritage Institute of Technology in Kolkata, India, will discuss "Creating a 'WE Culture'" on July 17, 11 a.m.-12 noon in the ECE Center Room 202. >>
Hanaa A. Hamdi, an assistant professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School who received her Ph.D. in Urban Systems in 2013, has been named the Commissioner of Health for the City of Newark. >>
Siva Nadimpalli, assistant professor in NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, was invited to speak at the 2014 Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit and Exhibition in Cancun, Mexico.  >>
LiveLOOK, a software company that spent two years building its business at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, is being acquired by Oracle Corp., the global computer technology company. >>
Zhipeng (Alan) Yan, associate professor of finance in NJIT's School of Management, recently published an article entitled “Career Choice: to Be a ‘Screw' or a ‘Spring'?” in the Shanghai Securities News. >>
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.  >>
Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of Continuing and Distance Education at NJIT, presented a paper at the IACEE 14th World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education at Stanford University. >>
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced and exhibited the winners of the 2014 National Architecture Photography Competition on June 26 at the annual convention in Chicago. >>
Yuan-Nan Young, associate professor in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, is organizing four mini-symposia at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Annual Meeting on July 7-11, 2014 in Chicago. >>
Shawn Chester and Siva Nadimpalli, both assistant professors in NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, recently attended the 17th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNCTAM) at Michigan State University. >>
NJIT President Joel S. Bloom provided opening remarks this morning at a Congressional field hearing entitled “Mass Gathering Security: A Look at the Coordinated Approach to Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey and Other Large-Scale Events” in NJIT's Campus Center Atrium. >>
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. >>
Clarisa Gonzalez Lenahan, of Elizabeth, Associate Director of Graduate Studies at NJIT, was named to the State Department's Center for Hispanic Policy Research and Development Advisory Committee.   >>
Michael Ehrlich, associate professor of finance in NJIT's School of Management, will be the keynote speaker at the Innovation Technology Meetup on June 19, 2014 at 6:30 p.m at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design. For more information, click here>>
College of Architecture and Design Professors Glenn Goldman and Andrzej Zarzycki wrote the first chapter in a new book, “Building Information Modeling: BIM in Current and Future Practice,” edited by Karen Kensek and Doug Noble and published by Wiley. >>
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. >>
Five students from the Interior Design program in the School of Art + Design exhibited work as part of the Student Project Display at NeoCON 2014, “North America's largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors.” >>
A team of engineering students participated in the international Baja car off-road competition held last week in Peoria, Illinois. >>
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. >>
Professor Mustafa Hussain of the Computer, Electrical, Mathematical Science, and Engineering Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, will discuss "Transformational Electronics for Smart Living and Sustainable Future" on July 25, 2014, 5-6 p.m. in ECE Room 202. >>
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. >>
Laurent Simon, an associate professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering at NJIT, will receive an Outstanding Teaching Award at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference on June 16, 2014.  >>
Alex Guimaraes '14 and Sean Olsen '14, both recent graduates from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, have been selected to participate in the 2014 Planning Summit of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. >>
The New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT was well represented at the 67th annual meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians in Austin, Texas. >>
NJIT Physics Professor Nuggehalli Ravindra was the guest speaker at Montville Township High School's second annual Science Symposium on June 2, 2014. >>
Students in NJIT's Master of Infrastructure Planning program presented their design projects from the past three semesters at the HUD Rebuild by Design student event at the World Financial Center. >>
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. >>
Zhonghui Huang, a doctoral candidate in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering at NJIT, received a New Jersey Pharmaceutical Association for Science and Technology Graduate Scholarship Award on May 15, 2014. >>
NJIT students, faculty and researchers are invited to join Mathworks engineers for a free technical demonstration of "Parallel Computing with MATLAB and Scaling to Stheno" on June 11, 9 a.m.-12 noon in Eberhardt Hall Rm. 112. To register, click here. >>
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.  >>
Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering Hans Chaudhry will host NJIT's Spirituality Seminar Series on June 5, 1-2 p.m. in Fenster 698. All are welcome. For more information, contact Jay Kappraff, jay.m.kappraff. >>
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. >>
Lukasz Romaniecki, of Linden, a student in the department of engineering technology at NJIT, received the Sol Seid Student Award for Excellence at the 40th Annual New Jersey Professional Engineers in Construction Bonhag Awards Dinner Dance. >>
Nancy L. Jackson, Ph.D., a professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, has been elected a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. >>
Assistant Professor Cesar Bandera presented the results of joint research conducted with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Pediatric Healthcare Innovation Conference in Atlanta. >>
Edgardo Farinas, associate professor and chair of the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, received the 2014 North Jersey American Chemical Society PRO BONO Award for his commitment and dedication to the students of NJACS Project SEED  >>
NJIT Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering Hans Chaudhry will host NJIT's Spirituality Seminar Series on May 29, 1-2 p.m. in Fenster 698. All are welcome. >>
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. >>
Namas Chandra, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine, will discuss his traumatic brain injury research on Caucus: Up Close. Program dates are scheduled for 5/24 (NJTV, 12 p.m.); 5/24 (Thirteen, 12:30 p.m.); 5/25 (NJTV, 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.); 5/27 (NJTV, 5:30 a.m. and WHYY, 5:30 p.m.). >>
NJIT men's track and field standout John Porteous earned a spot in next week's NCAA East Regional in the men's 400-meter hurdles to be held in Jacksonville, Florida, the NCAA announced Thursday afternoon. >>
The School of Art + Design was represented at the 26th Annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at Javits Center in New York City May 17-20, 2014 with a curated selection of student work produced in the undergraduate Industrial Design program. >>
The Henry J. Leir Prizes, annual awards for the two best working papers and associated research proposals submitted by junior faculty in the School of Management, have been given equally this year to James Cicon, an assistant professor of finance, and to co-authors  P. Ben Chou, a senior university lecturer of economics,  and Ellen Thomas, an assistant professor of marketing. >>
C. T. Thomas Hsu, a professor in the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and his two former Ph.D. students Dr. Sun Punurai and Dr. Pedro R. Munoz, recently received a patent for “System and Method of Use for Composite Floor.” >>
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science Somenath Mitra will be the featured guest speaker at NJIT's Spirituality Seminar Series on May 22, 1-2 p.m. in Fenster 698. >>
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. >>
Six NJIT alumni, including an engineer who led an emergency response team in Haiti following the earthquake of 2010 and a pioneer in the green building movement, received achievement awards from the university's Alumni Association this past weekend for their professional accomplishments, community engagement, and service to their alma mater. >>
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.  >>
Christine Cervelli and Patrick Young of Career Development Services have been selected to present at the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE) Annual Conference.  >>
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. >>
Assistant Professor Raquel Perez-Castillejos had three conference publications accepted to the annual conference of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). >>
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. >>
"The Information Content of Management Earnings Forecasts: An Analysis of Hard Versus Soft Information" by NJIT Management Professor James Cicon has been selected as one of the "Outstanding Articles" published in the Journal of Financial Research. >>
Each year, NJIT honors students who have worked to enhance campus life. This year, 11 students received 2014 Highlander Student Achievement Awards, which recognized their leadership roles on campus. >>
The New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC), one of the top-performing Regional Extension Centers (RECs) in the country, assisted Dr. Seema Rao attest to Stage 2 Meaningful Use. The internist from South Plainfield attested to Stage 2 in the earliest possible 90-day period for the federal Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.  >>
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. >>
NJIT President Joel S. Bloom was honored on May 12 by the Newark Regional Business Partnership (NRBP) as a leader in promoting the university's commitment to research and improvement in transportation. >>
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. >>
“We are your supply chain of talent,” Executive Director of Career Development Services Greg Mass told a group of more than 60 employers assembled at the NJIT Recruiting Partner Recognition and Awards Ceremony.  >>
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.   >>
NJIT's Elisha Yegal Bar-Ness Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research showcased recently the research of eight doctoral students. >>
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. >>
On the first day of May, the cadets of Air Force ROTC Detachment 490 based at NJIT welcomed Colonel Kent Dalton, AFROTC Northeast Regional Commander, during a special session of the unit's leadership lab. >>
Andrew P. Christ, P.E., BS '94, MS '01, a professional engineer with deep experience in facilities and construction management on university campuses, has been appointed Vice President for Real Estate Development and Capital Operations at NJIT. >>
A seminar series on spirituality organized by NJIT Research Professor Hans Chaudhry will be held on May 14, May 22, May 29 and June 5, 1-2 p.m. in Fenster Hall 698. >>
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. >>
NJIT received a Bronze Award in the radio advertising category of the 29th annual Educational Advertising Awards competition for "Leaders Endorse NJIT." >>
Darius Sollohub AIA, director of the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, will participate in "Closing the Gap in Childhood Obesity: A Forum Without Walls" on May 8, 1:30-3:00 p.m. at the Newark Museum. To view a live stream of the event, click here>>
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? >>
A large crowd was hosted in Elly's Loft at the College of Architecture and Design for an event sponsored by NJIT SIGGRAPH (the local student chapter of ACM's Special Interest Group in Graphics and Interactive Techniques) on April 21, 2014. Six recent graduates met with students to talk about career options for those studying Digital Design at the School of Art + Design.  >>
The NJIT student chapter of IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) held its second annual “Where Are They Now?” program on April 17, 2014, at which five recent graduates from the School of Art + Design spoke to more than 40 Industrial Design students about their current work. >>
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. >>
NJIT's Murray Center for Women in Technology hosted the Women's International Hackathon, part of an international crowdsourcing event sponsored by Microsoft Research Connections to encourage young women to become producers of future innovations in technology. >>
Every spring semester, second-year architecture students at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design are assigned a studio project to design a masonry building with a specific program. This year, the project was designing a fire station in Boonton, NJ. >>
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. >>
Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Atam Dhawan presented the conference keynote speech at the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Zone-1 Conference in Bridgeport, Conn.  >>
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). >>
The Society of Women Engineers at NJIT hosted the second annual “Wow! That's Engineering!” outreach event on April 2, 2014. The event, titled “Inventing the Future,” was funded by ExxonMobil and the national SWE.  >>
Rayon Williams, a doctoral student in chemical engineering, received second-place honors for his oral presentation at the  National Society of Black Engineers 40th Annual Convention Technical Research Exhibition competition in Nashville, Tenn. >>
NJIT Women's Tennis wins their first America East championship contest defeating the Hartford Hawks, 4-0. >>
Holly Stern, Esq., of West Orange, General Counsel at NJIT, has been named a finalist in the 2014 NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year award program in the category of nonprofit or governmental organizations.  >>
The advent of big data provides a tremendous opportunity for organizations to more fully understand the factors that drive their processes, from product sales, to consumer responses, to risk parameters. However, harnessing this vast resource comes with a cost, and it can be difficult to estimate the return on investment of time and resources, according to Stephan Kudyba, an associate professor in the School of Management at NJIT. >>
The interior design program at NJIT's School of Art + Design has been officially awarded full accreditation by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). >>
Raj Sodhi, professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, recently co-authored the book Mechanism Design: Visual and Programmable Approaches, published by Taylor & Francis Group. >>
NJIT's AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Chem-E-Car received second place during the Regional AIChE Conference at the University of Virginia on March 29. >>
The “NJIT Design Studio” exhibit can be seen at the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission's (NJMC) Flyway Gallery through April 25. >>
Government and industry leaders visited the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) today to join NJIT President Joel S. Bloom for the launch of the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that provides a new model for business innovation through the leveraging of industry, government, and higher education assets and investment.  >>
A substantial new grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will enable NJIT researchers to delve more deeply into powerful, potentially destructive solar events. >>
NJIT is hosting the Technology and Entrepreneurship Talent Network (TETN) opening ceremony to kick off Industry Week that focuses on the latest trends in these two industry sectors. >>
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. >>
Six student researchers received awards in the undergraduate and graduate categories of the Dana Knox Student Research Showcase on April 16, 2014.  >>
U.S. Senator Cory Booker, Panasonic Corp. of North America Chairman and CEO Joe Taylor, and New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks will join New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) President Joel S. Bloom and New Jersey Innovation Institute President Don Sebastian in announcing a major, new economic development venture to an audience of invited guests from the business, government, and higher education sectors. >>
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno will visit NJIT on Wednesday, April 16, to thank the hundreds of NJIT students and other volunteers who participated in Alternative Spring Break (March 15-22, 2014). >>
Arthur Silverman, a distinguished and caring alumnus, died on April 8. Arthur was a member of the Class of 1939, a talented engineer, and a dedicated friend of our university. >>
Get a first-hand glimpse into the innovations of tomorrow at the annual Dana Knox Student Research Showcase at NJIT on April 16, 2014.   >>
NJIT's second annual TechQuest and Innovation Day proved a brilliant showcase of the deep range of innovative talent and entrepreneurial skills possessed by students across disciplines, from engineering, to the life sciences, to business and finance. >>
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. >>
The second history capstone showcase, "Robots and AI: Histories and Futures," will be on display on April 16 from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. All are invited to explore student presentations and ask presenters about their work. >>
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.  >>
How does a new grad kick-start a career in the fast-paced world of news media? Experts representing three different facets of the field—television, financial blogs and radio—shared their fascinating career trajectories and valuable job-seeking tips with NJIT students at the Careers in Media event on April 4, 2014. >>
Now deep into the scientific discovery phase of a two-year orbit, NASA's Van Allen Probes, carrying an NJIT instrument that measures the composition of the radiation belts surrounding Earth, are shedding new light on a hazardous, little-understood region of the planet's outermost atmosphere. >>
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. >>
Crowds of children, parents, teachers, artisans and others visited the Newark Museum on Saturday, April 5 for the first Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire, billed as a “celebration of creativity and ingenuity in the New Jersey community” at the state's largest museum. >>
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.          >>
For the fifth year, NJIT has been named to The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, one of the highest federal recognitions a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. >>
The deep range of innovative talent and entrepreneurial skills possessed by NJIT students across programs and disciplines will be on display at the university's second annual TechQuest and Innovation Day to take place on Friday, April 11 in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
Mark Stefurak, director of architecture and design, and Deborah Tjan, regional sales manager for strategic accounts at Steelcase, presented at an installment of the School of Art + Design's Design Industry Speak Seminar Series on March 31. >>
NJIT educators, academic researchers and students are invited to a free MATLAB seminar, "Introduction to Simulink for Project-Based Learning using LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT" on April 10, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in GITC 3710. >>
"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Moshe Kam to Dean, Newark College of Engineering, effective September 1, 2014." >>
On March 12, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the Murray Center for Women in Technology hosted the final showcase of their First Annual Female Research Showcase and Oral Presentation Workshop. The goal of this series of events was twofold: to highlight research done by undergraduate and graduate female researchers at NJIT and to provide them with detailed critiques (from evaluators outside their fields) that they can use to improve their oral presentation skills. >>
The NJIT community mourns the recent loss of Dr. Joseph J. Padalino '44, Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the age of 91.  >>
The New Jersey Institute of Technology will be participating in the 2014 Summer Food Service Program from June 30, 2014 to August 15, 2014. The Summer Food Service Program is a federal Program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services. >>
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. >>
Ann Kirschner, university dean of Macaulay Honors College of The City University of New York, will present “Women in Technology: Misfit or Match Made in Heaven?” on April 2 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A. >>
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.  >>
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. >>
NJIT has received a 2014 Readers' Choice Award from SNJ Business People (SNJBP) in the category of technology. >>
Jesse LeCavalier, assistant professor at the College of Architecture and Design, will be presenting at the “Histories of Data Landscapes” panel at Pratt Institute on Thursday evening, March 27, and the “Resource Histories” symposium at the Syracuse Fisher Center on Friday, March 28. >>
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.  >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology and WebTeam Corporation, a New Jersey-based IT company, have signed an agreement to collaboratively design and develop a customizable learning device that will help children with autism spectrum disorder master a range of skills-building lessons contained in the device's embedded educational software. >>
More than 300 high school students gathered at NJIT on March 19 for the ninth annual Web Design Competition>>
Television host and Commentator Steve Adubato will moderate a free seminar on health reform on March 24 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  >>
During NJIT's Alternative Spring Break, more than 300 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends will do volunteer work from Newark to the Jersey shore, cleaning up devastated areas and helping towns rebuild resiliently. >>
Erin Jimenez Pollex, commercial design specialist of Shaw Contract Group, gave interior design students and faculty a presentation about the construction, manufacture and specification of carpet as part of the School of Art + Design's Industry Speak Seminar Series on March 10. >>
Sohail Mohammed '88, a Passaic County Superior Court judge, gave a riveting account of his professional journey from draftsman, to electrical engineer, to lawyer, to judge, to a packed auditorium of undergraduates gathered on campus this week for the latest installment of the Albert Dorman Honors College Spring 2014 Colloquium Series. >>
The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey (BONJ) returns to NJIT as part of the Technology and Society Forum's exploration of creativity in all of its forms on March 26, 2:30-4:00 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre. >>
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. >>
David Hall, the New Jersey-based architectural representative for the Sherwin-Williams Company of Cleveland, Ohio, recently gave an informational presentation about paint and coatings to a group of more than 40 interior design students and faculty as part of the School of Art + Design's Industry Speak Seminar Series. >>
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. >>
In a showcase of NJIT's new research talent, a symposium and poster session on campus this week presented the university's growing expertise in scholarly fields ranging from health care informatics, to biochemistry, to architecture, while highlighting the potential for multidisciplinary collaborations to address pressing 21st century challenges. >>
Medical practices in New Jersey are making substantial progress in eliminating deadly mistakes such as dangerous medication interactions and gaps in disease screenings by replacing their paper charts with electronic health record (EHR) systems. One of the key drivers of the state's success is an NJIT-led, federally funded organization, New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC). >>
NJIT's Greek Community made history during the recent Northeast Greek Leadership Association (NGLA) Awards Banquet. NJIT received a total of five awards and five honorable mentions and was mentioned more times during the awards ceremony than any other delegation at the conference. >>
Dr. Don Sebastian provides a historical perspective of New Jersey as the birthplace to almost every major industry from electric light and power to petroleum to food products.  The space to build factories, the workforce to fill the jobs, the transportation network to move the goods, and the access to New York's financial markets made the Garden State a great place for great inventors to come to build successful businesses. >>
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. >>
New college graduates may have reason to be hopeful this spring. After several dismal years of high unemployment and hiring freezes, early projections say the job market for the Class of 2014 is looking up. >>
Zeynep Çelik, distinguished professor of architecture who holds appointments in NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture and Federated Department of History, was recently honored by Turkey's Bosphorus University and the Vehbi Koç Foundation for her work in architectural and cultural history. >>
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.  >>
WHAT: More than 2,400 job-seekers are expected to attend NJIT's Spring Career, Co-op, and Internship Fair on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Slated to be a tremendous success, the event marks the fourth consecutive campus fair that has filled to capacity with participating employers. >>
More than 200 students and recent graduates packed into the Campus Center Atrium recently for the chance to meet and interview the founders of start-up companies from NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) and perhaps land a career-expanding internship or job. >>
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. >>
Brian Tibbs, NJIT alum and director of southeast operations for Moody Nolan, will present “The Story of the Nation's Largest Black-Owned Architecture Firm” on Feb. 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall I. >>
The 3rd edition of Personal Selling: Building Customer Relationships and Partnerships, co-authored by Rajiv Mehta, professor of marketing, has recently published and is now available in print and eBook formats. >>
NJIT has been named an American Concrete Institute (ACI) Excellent University, one of 16 universities receiving this award for 2013. >>
Michael Emery, director of human resources at the UN Population Fund, will present “Global Leadership and Careers within the United Nations” on March 7 from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A.  >>
New NJIT faculty members will present their research interests through poster presentations at a symposium to be held on March 6 from 2-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  >>
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 has collaborated with Rutgers University and Seton Hall Law School for the first ever Newark Graduate Student Meet Up, an event designed to bring together grad students and young professionals to learn more about each other and to learn more about the city of Newark as a center of culture and professional life.  >>
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's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) will have an open house showcase on Feb. 25 from 3-5 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  The EDC Showcase is an interactive opportunity for NJIT students, alumni, faculty, and administration to learn about the EDC and opportunities regarding full and/or part-time jobs, internships and co-ops, research collaborations and more. >>
Clarisa Gonzalez-Lenahan, associate director of graduate studies, will present “How to apply to graduate school” at Kean University East Campus, Hillside, on Feb. 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  >>
NJIT will be part of an international team of engineers from universities in the U.S., Canada, and Qatar developing a novel system to detect the onset of structural damage on bridges, stadiums and other large public infrastructure. >>
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>>
Although they'll be competing against three of the top business schools in the region later this month in what promises to be a nail-biting finish at the CFA Institute Research Challenge, NJIT's team of amateur financial analysts already feels like a winner. >>
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. >>
NJIT received the silver award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in the category “Special Events:  Event Series” for the Inauguration of President Joel S. Bloom.  >>
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.  >>
Members of the NJIT community joined the ranks of the more than 15,000 volunteers who provided a warm welcome to the thousands of visitors descending upon the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area when Super Bowl XLVIII kicked off on February 2, 2014.  >>
Our most powerful observatories can detect objects out to 13 billion light years.  But theory suggests we should see more.  Why don't we? >>
Lieutenant General Ellen Pawlikowski, who graduated in 1978 with a degree in chemical engineering, was recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering.  Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions awarded an engineer. >>
NJIT undergraduates are encouraged to participate in this year's TechQuest Competition, sponsored by Jim Stevenson Foundation.  NJIT undergraduates may enter this innovation competition individually or as a team and be eligible for awards and stipends up to $14,000.  >>
Sherlene Ayala, assistant director for Leadership and Diversity, will present the workshop "Moving Beyond Racial Battle Fatigue to Social Justice in Academia" at the 31st Annual Winter Roundtable Conference at Columbia University on Feb. 14 and 15.  >>
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."  >>
The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble will bring an exuberant performance to the NJIT campus for Black History Month on Feb. 19. >>
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.  >>
For the third year in a row, School of Art + Design Director Glenn Goldman has been among the winners of the annual architectural photography contest sponsored by the West Jersey Section of the American Institute of Architects (AIA West Jersey).  >>
The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble will bring an exuberant performance to the NJIT campus for the first week of Black History Month on Feb. 5. >>

Up to the Challenge

January 30, 2014
Student teams representing New Jersey high schools are putting their engineering and technical skills to the test this week in the preliminary competition of the Panasonic Creative Design Challenge in NJIT's Campus Center. >>
Following a decade-long civil war that decimated its fragile, emerging economy, Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, still lacks such basic infrastructure as paved roads and traffic lights. But the city once called the Athens of West Africa is gearing up for prosperity. >>
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. >>
Television Host and Commentator Steve Adubato will moderate a free seminar on health reform on Feb. 3 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  >>
The NJIT faculty is invited to participate in a research seminar discussing intellectual property and conflict of interest policies and processes from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 in Eberhardt 112.  >>
An opportunity for funding of up to $1 million for U.S. - Israel technology collaborations will be presented during a round table discussion held at NJIT on Jan. 30.  >>
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.  >>
Barrymore, a film produced by Steve Kalafer about the brilliant and tempestuous actor John Barrymore in the twilight of his career, will air on the PBS television series Great Performances on Friday, January 31. >>
The demand for orthopedic joint replacement implants, which has never been greater, is fueling innovations in biomaterials and design to meet the ever-rising expectations of the younger and more active patients avidly seeking these surgeries. >>
Urs Gauchat, Dean of NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, discusses resilient design on Caucus:  New Jersey. >>
The 21st annual meeting for BioNJ, the trade association for New Jersey's life sciences industry, will be held on January 30th this year. >>
Hundreds of students representing twenty middle schools and sixteen high schools from throughout Northern New Jersey will assemble at NJIT on Thursday, Jan. 16 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. to compete in the New Jersey Science Olympiad Regional Tournament.  >>
Three faculty members from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design have been awarded the title of emeritus. >>
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.  >>
Thea Zunick, assistant director for Fraternity and Sorority Life, participated last month in the Annual Meeting of the Association for Fraternity and Sorority Advisors in Orlando.  >>
NJIT President Joel S. Bloom recently participated in the New Jersey Business magazine Higher Education Roundtable.  >>
Boycotts of universities are antithetical to the fundamental values and principles of scholarship and academic freedom that form the basis of American higher education. >>
2013
Urs Gauchat, Dean of the College of Architecture and Design, will discuss the ways NJIT has lead the way locally, nationally, and internationally in fostering discussion about ways to build after Hurricane Sandy that will avoid future disasters.  >>
Sherlene Ayala, assistant director for Leadership and Diversity, will present “Latinas Innovate Through Virtual Support: Forming an Online Network to Support Latinas Pursing Doctorates” at the 2014 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) conference in Baltimore, MD in March.  >>
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." >>
A class of 130 high school students graduated from the Science and Technology Enrichment Program (STEP) on December 7, 2013 at NJIT. >>
Economic growth will rise to 3.1 percent in 2014, while unemployment will fall to 6.9 percent by December of 2014, NJIT Leir Research Professor William V. Rapp, PhD told economists and others last week at the 27th Annual Economic Outlook Symposium sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. >>
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.  >>
Catherine Dubourdieu, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, will present “Monolithic integration of functional oxides on semiconductors by molecular beam epitaxy” on Dec. 13 from 2-5:00 p.m. in Tiernan 407. >>
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 Center for Resilient Design is sponsoring an interactive discussion on “Environmental Considerations of Resiliency” on Dec. 11.  The roundtable will examine Sandy's devastation to coastal resources and challenge participants to think about ways to respect and enhance natural resources when recovering and rebuilding from natural and man-made disasters.  >>
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. >>
Tom Dallessio, director of NJIT's Center for Resilient Design, will be discussing the Rebuild By Design program on NJTV News with Mike Schneider>>
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). >>
Sensor equipment to help the visually impaired navigate more safely and a system for recycling computers efficiently were among the seven inventive business concepts to win seed funding from Capital One Bank and a spot in an intensive NJIT accelerator program at the fifth annual Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge. >>
Third year digital design student Sharon Feng, of Piscataway, won the annual cover design competition for the Virtual Academic Library Environment (VALE) conference program.  This marks the fourth consecutive year that a digital design student from NJIT's School of Art + Design has won the competition which is open to all New Jersey college students studying graphic design or a related discipline.  >>
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.  >>
“The History of the Future” will be the topic of the first capstone showcases hosted by NJIT's Federated Department of History.  The student projects place current social, technological, architectural, and medical innovation in historical perspective in order to speculate about the future.  >>
Seven teams of rising entrepreneurs won $3,000 in seed funding from Capital One Bank and the chance to advance their early-stage businesses in an intensive accelerator program at the NJIT School of Management  following judging Monday afternoon at the fifth annual Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge.  >>
The New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum will make a stop at NJIT on Dec. 4, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. on Summit Street between Kupfrian Hall and the Central King Building. Admission is free.  >>

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. >>
Fourteen teams of rising young entrepreneurs will compete in the Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge on Dec. 2 for the chance to win seed funding from Capital One Bank and a spot in an intensive accelerator program at the NJIT School of Management to advance their novel business concepts. >>
NJIT's student organizations have rallied once again for their annual Noble November activities to raise awareness of those in need. Members of the Filipino Student Association, many of whom have families in the Philippines that have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan, have collected almost $1,000 for UNICEF. >>
Three members of the Beta Alpha chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity at NJIT are currently training for a 4,000-mile, cross-country bike-a-thon to raise funds and promote awareness of individuals with disabilities. >>
College of Architecture and Design Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster has won a 2013 Builder's Choice Custom Home Design Award for his “Ice Cycle House,” a sustainable pre-fab house designed as a snow-belt residence in Buffalo, New York. >>
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 >>
Eighteen graduate students at NJIT were inducted into the Sigma Chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda (AEL) National Honor Society for Graduate and Professional Students on Friday, November 15, 2013. >>
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.  >>
Terri L. Freeman, a partner in the Morristown, NJ office of Jackson Lewis LLP, will discuss "Building a Civil Workplace: Avoiding Harassment and Discrimination" on November 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall, Room 112.   >>
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.          >>
Earn up to four hours of academic credit in just three weeks at NJIT's Winter Session 2013-2014. Classes begin on Dec. 30.    >>
Researchers at NJIT have developed a flexible battery made with carbon nanotubes that could potentially power electronic devices with flexible displays. >>
Donald Sebastian, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, recently spoke on the topic of cluster based economic development at TEDxNavesink.  >>
A group of students from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design recently visited BAMCO, Inc. in Middlesex, a leader in the design and fabrication of state-of-the-art composite metal wall panel systems and other building envelope products.  >>
The NJIT Campus Center and Career Development Services Civic Engagement with the Filipino Student Association are coordinating the Highlanders Helping Haiyan Victims relief drive to provide assistance to those affected by the recent earthquake and typhoon in the Philippines. >>
Cesar Bandera, assistant professor at NJIT's School of Management, will be a guest speaker at the Director's Seminar of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Nov. 13.  >>
Musician David Rimelis will explore the connections and differences among scientists, architects, engineers and musicians in a Technology & Society Forum Series presentation.on Nov. 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Berger Group Holdings, Inc., a billion-dollar, top 20 Engineering News-Record global engineering consultancy headquartered in Morristown, NJ, was named Outstanding Corporate Partner at New Jersey Institute of Technology's Celebration 2013, the university's annual black-tie benefit dinner, on November 8, 2013 at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Berger Group President and Chief Executive Officer Nicholas J. Masucci, who also is a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers, accepted the award.  >>
Steven Plate, of Glen Ridge, was recognized as a Special Friend of New Jersey Institute of Technology at the university's annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration, on Nov. 8, 2013 at The Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. >>
Anita M. Rubino, of Mountain Lakes, was awarded the New Jersey Institute of Technology Edward F. Weston Medal for Professional Achievement at Celebration 2013, the university's annual black-tie benefit dinner, on November 8, 2013 at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. The Weston Medal is presented to alumni in recognition of outstanding personal, professional, and civic achievement and commitment to the development of the university. >>
Anthony J. Sartor, PhD, of Scotch Plains, received the New Jersey Institute of Technology President's Medal for Lifetime Achievement at Celebration 2013, the university's annual black-tie benefit dinner, on November 8, 2013 at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange.  >>
Many are the first in their families to attend college.  They come here to study hard, to get great educations and to succeed in their careers.  They are NJIT students. >>
Donald Sebastian, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, will join a panel of experts on Nov. 18 at Montclair State University to discuss how technology, innovation and global competition are disrupting careers, companies, industries and markets.  >>
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.  >>
The local US Green Building Council (USGBC) recognized NJIT's Spring 2013 Garden State Studio class with an award for their Bay Head Resilient Design Project.  James Giresi, a master's student in the Infrastructure Planning Program, accepted the award on behalf of the class at the recent USGBC NJ 11th Annual Gala. >>
NJIT will hold its annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration 2013, on Nov. 8, 2013 at The Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Entertainment will be provided by the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Roberta Flack. >>
Roberto Rojas-Cessa, PhD, of Brooklyn, NY, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received an Innovators Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF). >>
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. >>
Tom Dallessio, director of NJIT's Center for Resilient Design, recently spoke at a University of Calgary flood conference where experts addressed post flood fallout.  The all-day symposium was organized by the U of C's faculty of environmental design and the Institute for Public Health.  >>
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.  >>
One year following the events of Hurricane Sandy, the Center for Resilient Design at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will host a public reception on Monday, October 28, 2013, that will provide an opportunity to learn more about the 10 Rebuild by Design teams' unique visions to make the New York/New Jersey region more resilient. >>
Matt Ford, senior vice president at Universe Cladding Solutions, recently gave a presentation to students from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design.  >>
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.    >>
Three members of the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) community will be honored this evening by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF) in recognition of their contributions to innovation in the Garden State.  >>
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.  >>
T.K. Ramchandar, engineer manager with Intel's Thin Films Logic Technology Development Group, recently came to NJIT to speak to graduate students during a recruitment seminar.  Approximately seventy students were in attendance.  >>
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 NJIT community mourns the loss of Julia Murawski on October 7, 2013. The North Wing of Eberhardt Hall NJIT Alumni Center was formally dedicated to her husband, the late Jerome Murawski '36, on December 5, 2007, in recognition of the continuing commitment of the Murawski family to NJIT. >>
Burt Kimmelman, PhD, of Maplewood, a professor in the Department of Humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has published his eighth poetry collection, Gradually the World: New and Selected Poems, 1982-2013 (BlazeVOX, 2013). The poems, which represent his poetic practice as it has evolved over the last three decades, are accompanied by drawings by Basil King. >>
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.  >>
NJIT professor Michael Ehrlich explains why the government shutdown isn't the problem we should be concerned about. >>
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.  >>
Zhipeng (Alan) Yan, associate professor of finance in NJIT's School of Management, recently published two articles in Shanghai Securities News (SSN).  >>
The Center for Resilient Design at NJIT co-sponsored “Resilient Design for Sustainable Urbanization” at the United Nations last week in celebration of World Habitat Day 2013.  >>
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. >>
COAD undergrad Esther Zipori recently presented "Anticipating Post-Automobility: Design Policies for Fostering Urban Mobility Transitions" at the Global Conference on Mobility Futures at Lancaster University in the UK.  >>
The Fall 2013 issue of NJIT Magazine is now available online. The issue's cover feature is “A Solar Sandy? Gaining New Knowledge of the Sun and Solar Storms,” which describes how NJIT  faculty and students are collaborating on research that looks far beyond Earth to gain new insights into phenomena that pose a serious threat to our technological civilization.  >>
Commissioner Wirths kicked off ManufactureNJ Week at NJIT stating that the 243,000 jobs created through manufacturing confirms the value of this industry to the Garden State.  He added that “we collectively” need to continue to raise the awareness of the numerous opportunities in this industry and change the public's perception of manufacturing.  Today's 17,000 New Jersey manufacturers are technology driven and meet the needs of niche markets ranging from hat makers to medical devices. >>
Nearly 200 employers and 350 recruiters will attend the Fall Career, Co-op and Internship Fair-- the largest number of employers ever to attend a career fair at NJIT.  The employers will interview May graduates for full-time jobs and underclassmen for summer internships.  More than 2,000 students and alumni have already registered for the fair – that's the largest amount ever at NJIT.    >>
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. >>
Tune in on Oct. 3 to watch Assistant Professor Brooks Atwood on The Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda.  >>
More than 180 hiring employers and 2,000 job-seeking students and alumni will attend the 21st Annual Fall Career Fair on October 9, 2013 from 12:30-5:00 p.m. in the Fleisher Gymnasium and Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility. >>
Students from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design recently visited the Trespa Design Center in New York City, the headquarters of Trespa North America, Ltd.   >>
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 will host two free, one-half day technical demonstration and training sessions on MATLAB Day: Technical Computing with MATLAB and Simulink on Oct. 10 in the Campus Center Ballroom B.  >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Burt Kimmelman has published his eighth collection of poetry, Gradually the World: New and Selected Poems, 1982-2013  (BlazeVOX, 2013). >>
The Center for Resilient Design at NJIT is co-sponsoring a major international conference at the United Nations on October 4.  >>
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. >>
Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Walid Hubbi presented a paper titled "Effects of Inductance Variations due to Temperature on Load-Flow Studies" at the 2013 North American Power Symposium in Manhattan, Kansas. >>
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. >>
More than 100 alumni, family and friends joined the Brothers of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity at NJIT-Alpha Rho Chapter for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of 21 Greek Way, located in the new Greek Village. >>
Faculty members representing NJIT's School of Management participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties annual "Bowl for Kids' Sake" fundraiser on September 15. >>
Sherlene I. Ayala, assistant director for Leadership and Diversity at NJIT, was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Jean Baker Miller fall intensive institute at Wellesley College in Boston.  >>
Rima Taher, senior university lecturer at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, recently represented the North Jersey chapter of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) at the Local Leadership Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  >>
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. >>
Watch NJIT's Michael Ehrlich, associate professor of finance, on One-on-One with Steve Adubato.  The program is scheduled to air on Sept. 20 at 7:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on NJTV. >>
The ribbon cutting was held this morning for the Warren Street Village: Honors Residential Hall and Greek Houses, with a welcome and introduction provided by Charles R. Dees, Jr., vice president for university advancement.  >>
Watch Donald Sebastian, senior vice president of research and development, on One-on-One with Steve Adubato.  Sebastian will discuss current partnerships being developed through NJIT alums in China who have created new and innovative strategies involved in solar technology.  >>
Students and Faculty from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design presented their studio work to an international audience dedicated to addressing water challenges for coastal cities from the Dutch Delta to New York Harbor. >>
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. >>
A ribbon cutting for the Warren Street Village: Honors Residential Hall and Greek Houses will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. at 156-182 Warren Street, Newark. >>
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.   >>
NJIT will hold Celebration, its annual black-tie benefit dinner, on Nov. 8, 2013 at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange.  Event proceeds will provide endowed scholarship support.  >>
NJIT's department of mechanical and industrial engineering will begin its 2013 fall colloquium series on Sept. 18 with "Centrifugal Processing of Soft Material-based Systems," presented by Aaron Mazzeo, department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Rutgers University.  The seminar will take place at 1:00 p.m. in MEC 221.  >>
Thea Rachel Zunick, assistant director for Fraternity and Sorority Life, was recently awarded the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity Larry D. Philippi Award for the Fraternity & Sorority Advisor of the year at Elevate, a bi-annual national convention.  >>
It's been a productive summer for grad and undergrad members of the NJIT Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).  >>
U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges 2014 Edition has once again named NJIT to the top tier of national universities for its range of undergraduate majors and master's and doctoral degrees. This year, NJIT was ranked 150th out of the 200+ institutions earning the distinction of top national universities.  NJIT also ranked 6th in the nation for ethnic diversity. >>
Watch NJIT President Joel S. Bloom today on One-on-One with Steve Adubato for a closer look at Newark's revitalization efforts and NJIT's new residence facilities.  >>
The doors are open to NJIT's new $80 million Warren Street Village, a unique, three-acre, 214,000-square-foot, mixed-use residential housing complex.  Completed as forecast in less than 18 months, the complex, bounded by Colden Street to the east, Warren Street to the north and Raymond Boulevard to the southwest, will add 600 beds to NJIT's existing inventory of residential housing.  In addition, the project will feature a new restaurant, convenience store and fitness center for the NJIT community. >>
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.  >>
NJIT will mark the start of the school year on Sept.18, 2013, with University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The event, which recognizes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, will be held at 3 p.m., in the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility on the NJIT campus. A reception will follow. >>
New Jersey Governor Christopher J. Christie today visited the NJIT campus to spotlight the ongoing renovation of NJIT's Central King Building (formerly Newark's Central High) into a state-of-the art technology center.  >>
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. >>
Eleven new faculty members will soon join NJIT to help realize the goals of the university's strategic plan.  The men and women bring expertise in areas including architecture design, solar physics, biology, biostatistics, biomedical engineering and more. >>
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.  >>
Edge Therapeutics, a former Enterprise Development Center (EDC) portfolio company, is the first beneficiary of an investment from the New Jersey Angel Investor Tax Credit program.  >>
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.  >>
Don Tuite, power and analog editor at Electronic Design Magazine, visited NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) today.  >>
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force teamed up to host the Hurricane Sandy Small Business Recovery and Matchmaking Summit on Aug. 7 at NJIT.  The event, first of its kind in the region since the disaster, educated and connected small businesses to commercial buyers from the private sector and federal, state and local governments. >>
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.  >>
A representative from Intel's Thin Films Logic Technology Development Group is hosting a recruitment seminar and interviews for graduate students on Aug. 12-13.  >>
Mike Dolan, a young businessman with a wealth of experience in finance and marketing, visited the School of Management recently to talk to students about how they can set about building successful careers. >>
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.  >>
Forbes has named NJIT as one of America's Top Colleges in 2013.  The online guide notes that NJIT, established in 1881, offers 125 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and that the majority of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors are undergraduate with almost 3,000 graduate students. >>
Gabrielle Esperdy, PhD, associate professor of architecture at NJIT, in conjunction with SAH Archipedia and UVA Press, recently received a Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant from the NEH to significantly expand SAH Archipedia. >>
NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) held a closing ceremony yesterday for 125 students who participated in the Summer Academic Enrichment Program.  >>
Deeply concerned about major federal budget cuts to research and higher education at a time when other nations are steadily increasing investments in those areas, NJIT President Joel S. Bloom today joined 164 other university presidents and chancellors in calling on leaders in Washington to close what they call the innovation deficit.   >>
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.  >>
The NJIT Board of Trustees has approved a 3.2 percent or $239 per semester tuition and mandatory fee increase for in-state undergraduate students for the 2013-2014 academic year. Total annual tuition and mandatory fees for full-time in-state students will be $15,218 for 2013-2014. Tuition and fees for out-of-state undergraduate students for the 2013-2014 academic year will increase by 4.2 percent to $28,274. >>
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. >>
NJIT has announced the appointment of Professor Katia Passerini to interim dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College. The appointment will become effective on Aug. 1, 2013. >>
NJIT Assistant Professor Brooks Atwood will appear on the season finale of HGTV Star on Sunday, July 21 at 8 p.m.  >>
The Provost's Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP-2013) will host a seminar on July 24, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium on surface mount technology.  >>
Congratulations to Judith Sheft, associate vice president of technology development, who recently received one of this year's First Mate Awards from BioNJ.  >>
Students in an NJIT Upward Bound Multimedia Journalism class will interview Paramus Catholic Paladin cornerback Jabrill Peppers, of East Orange, and head football coach Chris Partridge on July 25, 2013 at 1:50 p.m.  Students in the journalism course have been learning about blogging, interviewing techniques, press etiquette writing fundamentals and social media in the five-week course. >>
“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.  >>
Sherlene Ayala, assistant director for Leadership and Diversity, will be presenting “Graduate School Transitions: Experiences for Students of Color” at the AADA  Summer Conference 2013.  >>
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.  >>
AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO) has released its “Million Dollar ROI” rankings for 2013, a new list of public universities whose graduates out-earn non-degree holders by at least one million dollars during their careers.  NJIT has been ranked sixth out of sixteen institutions on the list that make up the top 1 percent of U.S. colleges as measured by return on investment (ROI).   >>
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. >>
Zeynep Celik, distinguished professor of architecture in the College of Architecture and Design, is featured in The New York Times.  >>
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.  >>
Antimatter has been detected in solar flares via microwave and magnetic-field data, according to a presentation by NJIT Research Professor of Physics Gregory D. Fleishman and two co-researchers at the 44th meeting of the American Astronomical Society's Solar Physics Division.  >>
NJIT will be hosting a symposium and workshop by AIA Regional Recovery Working Group entitled “Post Sandy: the Effect on the URBAN” on July 9 from 8:00 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. in Weston Hall.  >>
Marinos Xanthos PhD, age 67, of Fort Lee, passed on Thursday June 27, 2013.  He was born in Athens, Greece and was a professor and associate provost for Graduate Studies at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.  >>
Jonathan Van Ostenbridge and Thomas Yeh, two students selected from COAD's School of Architecture, are spending part of their summer break participating in the Digital Stone Project in Italy.  >>
Winners of the 2013 Highlander Student Achievement Awards were recently announced at the annual ceremony which recognizes student leaders and organizations for their talent and work to enhance the NJIT student experience.  >>
NJIT recently hosted a Curriculum, Learning, & Assessment Studies (CLAS) workshop entitled; “Preparing Students for College, Career, and Citizenship - Bringing the Standards into Your Classroom.”  >>
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. >>
The Leir Center for Financial Bubble Research recently published a book entitled "Boil, Bubble, Toil And Trouble," the outgrowth of a project at NJIT's School of Management. >>
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. >>
Four NJIT faculty members were recently awarded the title of emeritus.  >>
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.  >>
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 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.  >>
Green Stories, a Montclair-based, minority-owned design and digital media firm won the “most creative” category at a recent #hackNWK event sponsored by the City of Newark.  >>
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.  >>
Colette Santasieri, PhD, director of strategic initiatives at NJIT, will be a speaker at the Somerset County Business Partnership's “Showcasing Somerset County's Economic Competitiveness” event being held on June 7.  >>
NJIT 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. >>
Wells Fargo has awarded a grant of $50,000 to the NJIT Center for Pre-College Programs to further the bank's commitment to improving the teaching of mathematics in New Jersey middle schools.  The grant will support a new professional development program to help middle school math teachers adopt the new common core state standards for mathematics. >>
NJIT doctoral student Maxx Capece was awarded one of three, $2,000 first place prizes in a competition sponsored by the Catalent Institute.  His winning submission entitled, “Modified Release of Dry-Polymer Coated Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients,” provided a review of applications of dry-polymer control release drug delivery technologies on the particulate scale.  >>
The NJIT Enterprise Development Center (EDC) is pleased to announce the formation of a venture advisory board to provide business advice and guidance to portfolio companies located at EDC. >>
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. >>
How to do business in China will be the focus of an all-day conference, open to the public and hosted by the North American Chinese Entrepreneur Association, NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) and the NJIT Chinese Student Association on June 8, 2013.  >>
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. >>
Watch NJIT Assistant Professor Brooks Atwood design like a rock star on the new season of HGTV Star!  Atwood will be the newest designer on season 8 of HGTV Star!  >>
Newark has manufacturing assets, but it also faces several challenges, according to a new report by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. Mayor Cory Booker announced partnership-based commitments to capitalize on Newark's strengths and improve its capacity for 21st-century production at an event this morning hosted by NJIT. >>
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.  >>
C. Stephen Cordes, of Westfield, has been named to the NJIT Board of Trustees.  Cordes is an equity partner and managing director of Clarion Partners, a leading investment advisory firm headquartered in New York City specializing in real estate with $23 billion in assets under management.  He is a member of the firm's board of directors, management executive board and investment committee.  He serves as chief operating officer of the company and is the head of its portfolio management activities.  Cordes is portfolio manager and chairman of the board of a $2.5 billion investment fund created through the 2005 privatization of a publicly-traded real estate investment trust specializing in multifamily property ownership and development. >>
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.  >>
Rima Taher, senior university lecturer at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, taught a live webinar yesterday on “Design and Construction of Low-Rise Buildings for High Winds and Hurricanes.” >>
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.  >>
Every spring semester, second year students at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design are assigned a studio project to design a masonry building.  This year's project focused on the Harrison PATH Station and throughout the semester, ten teams produced and built their designs with the assistance of masonry journeymen. >>
With woops, cheers and mortarboards flying, NJIT today awarded 2,643 degrees to the members of the class of 2013.  This brings the total number of degrees awarded by the university to more than 74,678.  The ceremony was held at Newark's Prudential Center.   >>
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). >>
Learn about NJIT's graduate programs in high-growth, in-depth fields, meet one-on-one with faculty and admissions representatives and more at a Graduate Study Open House on May 16, 5-7:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
If you want to learn more about helping your business or company grow in Europe, don't miss a free one day business forum at NJIT on May 15, 2013, which will detail how to use technology and innovation to do business in the European Union.  >>
Furthering its commitment to improving math teaching in urban middle schools, Wells Fargo has donated $50,000 to the NJIT Center for Pre-College Programs.  Pictured is Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo At Work Director, Northeast Region Stephanie Tonic, a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers with NJIT Associate Vice President for Development Jacquie Rhodes.  >>
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. >>
Read President Bloom's op-ed on STEM featured in NJBIZ. >>
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 senior right-hander Mark Leiter, Jr. struck out 20 Chicago State batters in a nine-inning 5-3 win for the Highlanders Friday night. Leiter's 20 strikeouts were the most nationally in a 2013 NCAA Division I game and the most in NJIT program history. Read more in The Wall Street Journal. >>
NJIT alum Marjorie Perry, president and CEO of MZM Construction and Management Company, Inc., will discuss "The ABCs of Starting a Business or Growing Your Position in Corporate America" on WABC's "Here and Now" on May 5 at 12:00 p.m.  >>
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.  >>
Check out some of the upcoming lectures and workshops taking place this week. >>
The Provident Bank Foundation announced a $25,000 grant to NJIT in support of the new Center for Resilient Design, a program where students travel to different areas of the state to lend their design expertise to homeowners, businesses and municipalities affected by and rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy. >>
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.  >>
NJIT Sr. Vice President for Research Donald Sebastian and Associate Professor Michael Recce discuss safer gun technology.  Watch the video on Bloomberg TV. >>
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. >>
Check out some of the upcoming lectures and workshops taking place this week. >>
From exciting architectural plans for the August 2013 Chinese Solar Decathlon to a better hospital rating system, six student research projects recently captured the imagination of judges at the 2013 NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase, held last week on April 17, 2013.  Seventy-two graduate and undergraduate students participated. >>
Students from the PCI Architectural Design Studio at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design recently visited Universal Concrete Products, a leading manufacturer of architectural precast concrete products, as part of the program's “beyond-the-classroom” learning experience.  >>
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. >>
NJIT will host its 1st Annual NJIT Innovation Day on April 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The event will take place in the Campus Center Atrium, where posters and exhibits from NJIT undergraduate and graduate students showcasing innovation can be viewed.  >>
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.  >>
Check out some of the upcoming lectures and workshops taking place this week. >>
NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, announces the appointment of Matthew Golden, EdD, as associate vice president, communications, marketing and branding, effective May 1, 2013.  Golden joins NJIT with more than a decade in the communications field.  >>
NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, today announced the new hire of attorney Kay Turner, as vice president of human resources, effective immediately. Bringing a strong understanding of nonprofit association management, equal opportunity laws and even the inner workings of a notable medical center, Turner, an accomplished human resource and labor relations executive, ushers in a new era for NJIT.   >>
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at NJIT has recently been awarded a grant to support their continued goal of increasing the number of women studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  The award, funded by ExxonMobil, is part of the national SWE grant competition for K-12 (pre-college) outreach programs.  >>

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.  >>
The New Jersey Institute of Technology will be participating in the 2013 Summer Food Service Program from June 26, 2013 to August 8, 2013.  The Summer Food Service Program is a federal Program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services.  >>
Learn about NJIT's graduate programs in high-growth, in-depth fields, meet one-on-one with faculty and admissions representatives and more at a Graduate Open House on April 11 from  5-7:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
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.  >>
The recent TEDxNJIT event held on April 4 proved to be a great success, with 100 attendees participating on campus and an approximate additional 1,000 viewers via live stream.  >>
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. >>
Check out some of the upcoming lectures and workshops taking place this week. >>
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.  >>
The New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC) reached another milestone in its mission to assist doctors improve the quality of healthcare through Health Information Technology (IT) by successfully assisting approximately 300 doctors submit Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and E-Prescribing (eRx) data through its member portal to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) by the March 31, 2013 deadline to receive federal incentive funding and avoid penalties. >>
CN Foundry and NJIT's "Master What's Next" campaign running on the PATH system received a gold award in the "Outdoor Transit/Billboard" category at the 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report.  >>
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.  >>
Jose Rubiani III, Anthony Boon, Orest Bidnyk, and Reem Nakshbandy recently represented NJIT at the CFA Institute Research Challenge (IRC), where the School of Management (SOM) students competed head-to-head against 27 other universities, some of the best schools in the region.  >>
Check out some of the upcoming lectures and workshops taking place this week. >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on April 4, 2013 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide.  The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will focus on connections and will feature leaders in the various fields discussing mechanisms for developing connections to expand the human experience and the role of technology in creating and enhancing connectivity.  It will bring together faculty and students to share their passion for innovation and new ideas.  >>
Watch an interview with Campus Gateway Development President Monique King-Viehland this weekend on Caucus:  Up Close. Program dates are scheduled for 3/30 (NJTV, 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.); 3/30 (Thirteen, 12:30 p.m.); 3/31 (NJTV, 8:30 a.m.); 3/31 (NJTV, 11:30 a.m.); 4/2 (WHYY, 5:30 p.m.); 4/5 (WLIW World, 7:00 a.m.) and 4/17 (NJTV, 12:30 a.m.).          >>
It looks like 2013 will be a thrilling season for baseball fans as four of the six divisions can be expected to deliver tight races, says baseball guru NJIT Associate Professor and Associate Dean Bruce Bukiet.  Over the years, Bukiet has applied mathematical analysis to compute the number of regular season games each Major League Baseball team should win.  Though his expertise is in mathematical modeling, his projections have compared well with those of so-called experts. >>
In April 2012 U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski and leaders from New Jersey's education, business and technology communities announced a new initiative to spur high-tech innovation in New Jersey - the “New Jersey Apps Challenge,” a mobile apps competition among three New Jersey universities.  >>
Archan Misra, Singapore Management University, will present “Mobile Analytics and the LiveLabs Lifestyle Experimentation Platform” on Mar. 27 from 2:15 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
A group of students and faculty from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design recently visited Architectural Polymers, Inc., a leader and innovator in the concrete form fabrication industry as part of their studies in the Precast/Pre-stressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Architectural Design Studio.  >>
A technology vital for tapping much-needed energy or one that's environmentally destructive?  That's the question a panel of experts will explore at the Technology and Society Forum session on fracking April 10, 2013 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  The NJIT Technology and Society Forum is free and open to the public. >>
WHAT:  The NJIT bus deposits daily some two dozen NJIT students adorned in bright yellow t-shirts at Long Beach Island's long-standing and beloved Surflight Theater, ravaged unfortunately by Sandy.  The students are performing not Shakespeare, but light construction work plus cleaning up and tending to small repairs.  For over 60 years, Surflight has been home to local actors and actresses as well as students getting their feet wet in the world of community theatre.   >>
WHAT:   Every day this week some 35 NJIT students wearing bright yellow t-shirts, who call themselves the “bucket brigade” take a 90-minute bus ride down and back from the NJIT campus to rebuild fencing and plant scrub-brushes on dunes in Asbury Park.  Come Friday as the fruits of their labors become more visible a hearty party is planned featuring a rock band.  >>
A handful of NJIT engineering and architecture student volunteers hope to better understand what happened to the storm-damaged public waterfront areas in Elizabeth and Perth Amboy.  Earlier this week, working with Future City Inc., the students conducted physical assessments of the damaged waterfronts.  Policymakers and constituents met with them.  Tomorrow and Friday, they'll be brainstorming solutions and writing impact assessments. Professional engineers will be available to listen.  The exercise is bound to not only help the cities but instill pride in the volunteers.  They also may walk away a lot smarter.  Among the issues to be addressed:  Can a living waterfront be integrated into the locality's flood management plan?  And, if so where?  How best to manage the impact of flooding and related damages?  And what about future public access, considering climate change? >>
NJIT students, professors, staff  and others from universities throughout the US are descending upon New Jersey this week to eradicate the remaining devastation from Super Storm Sandy.  Some two dozen projects located at points as far north as the IHS Development Corporation in Newark and as far south as the Surflight Theater in Beach Haven will receive help.  Daily buses leave the NJIT campus filled with students and others in bright yellow t-shirts and even brighter smiles.   >>