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2013 - 6 stories
2012 - 4 stories
2011 - 5 stories
2010 - 6 stories
2009 - 14 stories
2008 - 12 stories
2007 - 11 stories
2006 - 1 story
2005 - 3 stories
2004 - 3 stories
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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. >>
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 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.  >>
2013
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. >>
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. >>
The university community mourns the loss of Lilyan Kreitchman, widow of Morton A. Kreitchman, class of '44. >>
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 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.  >>
Two young women, both NJIT McNair Scholars and rising chemical engineers, were invited to join selective Department of Energy (DOE) internship programs.  >>
2012
Zachary Marinelli (Lake Hiawatha, NJ), currently matriculating toward his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering at NJIT, will receive a $2000 scholarship to further his education from the Concrete Industry Foundation. >>
Electrical engineering student Madonnina Suresh of Roselle Park has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Anne Wiley Scholarship.  Suresh was nominated by ECE Undergraduate Advisor Shivon Boodhoo.  >>
Tia Montalto, 22, of Old Bridge, grew up a tomboy, with a passion for cars.   Her long-time boyfriend, Walter Vittitoe, 29, of Laurence Harbor,   industrious and persistent, bright and able, good-hearted and grateful, worked for eight years as a machinist before enrolling at Middlesex County College, where they met.   >>
2011
Jonas B. Brobbey, who received his BS in mathematical sciences in 2009 and is now pursuing an MS in applied statistics, has been awarded an Actuarial Diversity Scholarship from the Actuarial Foundation. >>
Chemical engineering student Elaine Gomez of Union City is the 2011 recipient of the Platinum Sponsors Outstanding Achievement Award from the Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Foundation of NJ, Inc. of Teaneck.  >>
Tristan Pashalian of Avon-by-the-Sea, who just completed his third year in the Interior Design program in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, leveraged a project he created during the spring semester for an elective class in furniture design into an award-winning project. >>
Panasonic Corporation of North America Chairman and CEO Joseph M. Taylor today delivered a moving address at NJIT's 2011 Commencement at the Prudential Center in Newark after receiving an honorary degree.  >>
The Albert Dorman Honors College Library was officially named the Gilbert Glass Library on Jan. 28 in a ceremony on the fourth floor of Fenster Hall. >>
2010
NJIT Assistant Professor Brooks Atwood, a principal in POD Design + Media, will have his work featured later this month in The Showtime House airing Dec. 26, 2010-Jan. 1, 2011.  >>
Kyle Devitt, Andre Moses and Hagop Bouchakjiane (shown here with NJIT Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Special Lecturer Harry Kountouras and Professor Bernard Koplik) have been awarded 2010 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Clarke Scholarships. NJIT has won the award five times in the last six years. The scholarship is awarded nationally based on a competitive proposal; six are awarded at $6,000 per winning university. >>
NJIT will hold its annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration 2010, on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at The Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange.  >>
NJIT Junior Richard Ossa, of Clifton, was selected as one of the first to be named an Obama Scholar in a competitive process by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF).  >>
Delta Epsilon Iota (DEI) Academic Honor Society will induct 169 NJIT undergraduate students, many of them members of the NJIT Albert Dorman Honors College, on Feb. 21, 2010 at 3 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  >>
NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering has been awarded the 2010 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Lucy and Charles W.E. Clarke Scholarship. "I think our success in securing this funding is a reflection of the level of dedication and professionalism that our student members of ASME exhibit," said Mechanical Engineering Professor Harry Kountouras. "ASME has recognized that commitment by honoring NJIT and the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering with this award." >>
2009
Leean “Coco” Orama, a senior majoring in engineering technology and president of the NJIT Student Senate, was one of only four students nationwide selected to receive an all-expense-paid scholarship to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) GreenBuild International Conference and Expo in Phoenix today through tomorrow. >>

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November 04, 2009
Joel Bloom, vice president for academic and student services and dean, Albert Dorman Honors College, Charles R. Dees, Jr., vice president for university advancement, and Dick Sweeney '82, co-inventor of the Keurig single-cup coffee machine, recently participated in a coffee “cupping" session at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters in Waterbury, Vermont. Green Mountain and its partner Simatelex, in China, the manufacturer of the Keurig single-cup coffee maker, have endowed a $100,000 scholarship at NJIT. >>
Quaison Carter, of Teaneck, a student in the School of Management received the Peter Small Memorial Scholarship at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch served as the honorary chairperson of the Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce Foundation of Essex County Ninth Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala Dinner yesterday in the Campus Center Atrium. The Foundation recognizes business, governmental, corporate and individual efforts and accomplishments that positively impact Latino/Hispanic businesses and the Latino/Hispanic community in Essex County. Shown at left are Dr. Altenkirch, Dr. Niathan Allen of Summit Developers, and Robert P. Marasco, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award. >>
NJIT has a reputation for turning out first-generation American college students.  Three seniors, who will graduate at NJIT's upcoming May 16, 2009, commencement ceremony (9 a.m.-noon) at the Prudential Center, exemplify that tradition. >>
Two NJIT undergraduates will attend an elite 11-week paid summer internship program sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD. Some 150 students from universities throughout the nation will participate in the prestigious program which involves a rigorous acceptance process.  >>
The New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Material Handling  gave NJIT last night $3,000 to fund students studying material handling or management. NJIT students who study this discipline are enrolled in the industrial engineering discipline offered by Newark College of Engineering. >>
This weekend NJIT will once again open its doors for College Goal Sunday, a day-long, free public financial aid workshop to help low-income high school seniors and their parents navigate the often confusing world of financial aid opportunities. First-generation students have benefitted from this event in the past.  >>
The Princeton Review today named NJIT among the nation's top 50 public undergraduate institutions for value. NJIT was included in the select listing because it has long been known for affordability nationally and in the region.  The annual tuition this year for in-state students is under $10,500. >>
2008
NJIT held its annual black-tie benefit dinner Celebration on Nov. 14, 2008 at Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Former New Jersey Governor and President of the New Jersey State Senate, the Hon. Richard J. Codey served as the special guest master of ceremonies. The world-renowned Duprees, who started their 1960s musical careers in Jersey City provided entertainment. >>
Steve Kalafer, chairman of the Flemington Car and Truck Country Family of Dealerships and the Somerset Patriots received NJIT's highest honor—the President's Medal at NJIT's annual black-tie benefit dinner Celebration on Nov. 14, 2008 at Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange.  >>
The Honors Computer Lab at the Albert Dorman Honors College, located on the fourth floor of Fenster Hall, was dedicated yesterday in honor of Daniel A. Henderson, president of PhoneTel Communications, Inc., a member of the Albert Dorman Honors College Board of Visitors and a long-time donor. Joel S. Bloom, EdD, vice president of academic and student services and dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College, took part in the plaque unveiling. The computer lab is reserved for Honors Scholars, a privilege that allows them to study in a setting with minimal distractions and in turn encourages cooperative group efforts for projects and learning. Earlier that morning Mr. Henderson shared his experiences as a highly successful inventor, a sculptor and the founder of several thriving companies at The Lloyd M. Felmly Colloquium.  >>

KUDOS-November 2008

November 17, 2008
Congratulations to Theologos Homer Bonitsis, Christopher Funkhouser, and Elizabeth Avery-Gomez '07 and students Nilufa Rahim and Brian Novello on their recent accomplishments. >>
NJIT has received a donation of $30,000 from Charles Lubetkin, of Verona. The money has been earmarked for the Lubetkin Family Soccer Endowed Scholarship fund.       >>
NJIT will hold its annual black-tie benefit dinner Celebration, on Nov. 14, 2008, at Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Former New Jersey Governor and President of the New Jersey State Senate, the Hon. Richard J. Codey, will serve as the special guest master of ceremonies. The world-renowned Duprees, who started their 1960s musical careers in Jersey City with hits like “You Belong to Me,” will provide entertainment. >>
Robert A. Herrera, a recent NJIT graduate, received a Presidential Leadership Award during NJIT's recent convocation ceremony. The award recognizes students who have shown a deep commitment to NJIT. >>
Paul Dupiano, of Union, and Sunny Patel, of Morganville, both electrical engineering majors at NJIT, have been awarded $5,000 scholarships from the National Consortium of MASINT Research (NCMR) Scholars Program. NCMR's scholarship program was established to encourage future scientists to consider technical career paths within the intelligence community. Scholarship funds assist promising undergraduate juniors and seniors with tuition, textbooks, room and board. >>
Six NJIT student-athletes were named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars in the May 29, 2008 issue of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. They are: Angelica Sepulveda, civil engineering major, soccer (second team); Isha Toor, business major, tennis (first team); Robert Herrera, architecture major, soccer (first team); Kevin Blanco, business major, soccer (second team); Rodrigo Correa, business major, volleyball; and Leonardo Paludo, business major, volleyball. Diverse: Issues In Higher Education established the Sports Scholars Awards to honor undergraduate students of color who have made achieving both academically and athletically a winning combination. >>
Salman Naqvi, an electrical engineering major at NJIT, has been been awarded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship for 2008. Naqvi is working with NJIT Physics Professor Andrew Gerrard on developing a compact molecular-aerosol Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system that detects the gravity waves above the Newark and New York City metropolitan areas.  >>
When Stephanie Milczarski, 25, of Montclair, a future physicist, walks at NJIT's May 17, 2008 commencement in the Prudential Center, more than kudos may be on her mind. Milczarski didn't arrive at NJIT until leaving a competitive physics program elsewhere, working full time several years and then slowly returning to academe as an NJIT undergraduate.     >>
An electrical and computer engineering junior at NJIT was named to the second team of the 19th annual all-USA college academic program sponsored by the publication USA TODAY. Mohammad Farhan Haider Naqvi, of Kearny, received the honor based upon an application he submitted last fall listing his accomplishments to date.   >>
2007
Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker was the guest master of ceremonies at NJIT's Celebration 2007 at the Somerset Palace. Celebration is NJIT's annual black-tie event. >>
When Oscar Tapia was 13 years old he always carried a dictionary. It was his friend and his teacher -- his passport to a brighter future. He had just arrived from Mexico and was eager to learn English. >>
Oscar Tapia, a computer engineering major at NJIT, was named a recipient of the 2007 Google Hispanic College Fund Scholarship. The program provides $5,000 awards to both undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence in the fields of computer science and computer engineering. >>

KUDOS - November 2007

November 01, 2007
NJIT Professor Named Fellow of American Physical SocietyPushpendra Singh, PhD, professor in the department of mechanical engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).  Singh was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the development of efficient algorithms for the direct numerical simulations of multiphase fluids (DNS), and for using the DNS technique in conjunction with experiments as a tool for understanding the physics of a broad range of multiphase systems. NJIT Student Awarded Google Hispanic College Fund ScholarshipOscar Tapia, a computer technology major at NJIT, is a recipient of  the 2007 Google Hispanic College Fund Scholarship. The program provides awards of $5,000 to both undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence in the fields of computer science and computer engineering and who have made significant contributions to their communities.  >>
NJIT will receive a $150,000 gift from PSEG to launch a scholarship for freshmen enrolled in NJIT's Albert Dorman Honors College. The PSEG Honors Scholarship Endowment will be available to freshmen enrolling next fall in NJIT's Honors College. >>
When officials and benefactors of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) convened earlier this month to celebrate the victory of reaching the financial goal of the Albert Dorman Honors College Scholarship Endowment Campaign, the university celebrated more than the success of a fundraising campaign, said Honors College Dean Joel S. Bloom, EdD. >>

KUDOS- April 2007

April 01, 2007
NJIT Students Named 2007 Arthur Ashe Sports ScholarsSix NJIT student-athletes were named 2007 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars in the April 5, 2007 edition of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. They are: Felicia Amaechi, biomedical engineering major, fencing; Aileen Davila, management major, Third Team, track and field; Robert Herrera, architecture major, Second Team, soccer; Rafael Barrera, Jr., management major, 3rd Team, soccer; Babatunde Busari, mechanical engineering and math double major, 2nd Team, track and field; and Leonardo Paludo, management major, volleyball.Four Highlanders Receive Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Academic HonorsNJIT men's volleyball athletes Rodrigo Correa, Leonardo Paludo, Greg Wagner and Eduardo Welter were named to the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association all-Academic team for 2007. In order to be eligible for the honor, student-athletes needed a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50 or higher, have reached at least sophomore athletic standing and participated in at least 60 percent of the games played. >>
An electrical and computer engineering sophomore at NJIT was named a Goldwater scholar earlier this week by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. Mohammad Farhan Haider Naqvi received the honor based upon his analysis of energy emitted from the Sun, since 1996. >>
New Jersey students who are physically challenged have additional opportunities to pursue higher education thanks to a $1 million gift from an NJIT alumnus, William S. Guttenberg, who has continually demonstrated his dedication to physically challenged young people and to NJIT through his generosity. >>
NJIT women faculty, staff and administrators raised more than $800 for women's scholarships yesterday at the annual Women's Networking Luncheon in the Campus Center Ballroom. The luncheon was co-hosted by the Murray Center for Women in Technology, the ACE-Network and the Committee on Women's Issues. At left are the winners of the 10 gift baskets that were raffled off at the event. >>

KUDOS-January 2007

January 04, 2007
Humanities Professor Receives Award for Book on Writing Assessment
Norbert Elliot, PhD, a professor in the department of humanities, received the Stephen P. Witte Award for Excellence in Writing Assessment Scholarship for his book On A Scale: A Social History of Writing Assessment (New York: Peter Lang, 2005).  Instituted last year, the Witte Award is given on annual basis by the Journal of Writing Assessment. >>
2006
NJIT”s Division of Career Development Services hosted an extensive, six-day and evening training seminar on campus earlier this month for the Wachovia Bank/NJ Department of Community Affairs Housing Scholars Program, a partnership between Wachovia Bank, the NJ Department of Community Affairs, and NJIT. Six of the 24 students selected this year were NJIT students. They created a redevelopment plan for a pre-selected neighborhood that included many of the components found in a formal redevelopment plan. Accompanied by NJIT staff as well as planning professionals, they studied the Lower Clinton Hill neighborhood of Newark and produced several maps using GIS technology. Following the training seminar each scholar will complete a 10-week paid internship at a New Jersey nonprofit community housing agency. >>
2005
Hundreds of guests are expected to attend Celebration 2005, NJIT's annual black-tie benefit, on Nov. 4 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange. This year's honorees include: Fred Hassan, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Schering-Plough Corporation; Amy A. Pappas, managing director and chief financial officer, Asset Management America, JP Morgan Chase; Phillip Rinaldi, founder and former chief executive officer, Coffeyville Resources; and The Pepsi Bottling Group Inc.  >>
Diana Martinez, biology major at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received the Peter Small Memorial Scholarship Award during university convocation. The award is given annually to an NJIT student who exemplifies the life of Peter S. Small, a late NJIT student who was known for hard work, academic excellence and a generous spirit.   >>

KUDOS-March 2005

March 01, 2005
Gao Receives Cisco Systems Information Assurance Scholarship
Zhiqiang Gao, a PhD candidate in the department of computer engineering, is one of three Cisco Systems Information Assurance Scholarship winners ($2,500) for spring 2005, based on his essay, "Enhanced Probabilistic Packet Marking for IP Traceback. Zhiqiang is working under the mentorship of Professor Nirwan Ansari on topics related to network security.   >>
2004
NJIT women faculty, staff and administrators raised more than $1,000 for three women's scholarships at the university's annual Women's Networking Luncheon earlier this week. The luncheon was co-hosted by the Murray Center for Women in Technology, the ACE-Network and the Committee on Women's Issues. The newest of the three endowed scholarships is named in honor of the late Anne Wiley (at left), the Murray Center's longtime director. Anyone (male or female) interested in supporting NJIT's women's scholarships should contact Murray Center Director Nancy Steffen-Fluhr at steffen@njit.edu. >>
Hundreds of guests are expected to attend Celebration 2004, the annual black-tie benefit for NJIT, on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange. Proceeds will benefit the Albert Dorman Honors College Endowed Scholarship Fund. >>
Biren Bhatt, a junior majoring in engineering science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), was awarded a $26,000 scholarship from the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, one of the most coveted and competitive college scholarships in the nation.  >>
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2003
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) architecture student Daisy Kim of Whitfield, CT, recently was awarded a $2,500 New Jersey Carpenter-Contractor Trust (NJCCT) scholarship.  Kim is in her fourth year of completing a five-year architecture program at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA).   “We hope the scholarship will help to bridge the occasional gap between the trades and the designer world,” says NJCCT Director Phil Cooney. “We also hope to forge a stronger partnership between union carpenters, their contractors, and future designers.” >>
Hundreds of guests are expected to attend Celebration 2003, the annual, black-tie benefit for New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The festive evening of dining and dancing will take place on Nov. 14 at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange.   >>
Like many a creative professional, NJIT's Jim Dyer, associate dean of architecture, knows a sure method for trend-spotting. He listens to his four children.   As a result, this year NJIT's School of Architecture's high-school-student design competition will tap into a hot national trend, the popularity of skateboarding. The school will hold a contest challenging entrants to come up with plans for a public skatepark.   Contest announcements will be mailed to 15,000 students across the nation on Oct. 10. NJIT's goal in sponsoring the contest is to attract national talent to the school, Dyer says. "It's our way of extending the the talent pool."   The competition, an annual event for the NJIT School of Architecture, has drawn hundreds of entrants in past years. The first prize, five-year scholarship to the architecture school, has a value of $65,000 to out-of-state students. Second place will be a five-year scholarship offering a 50 percent reduction in tuition each year. The specific design topic changes every year. Dyer, and special lecturer John Nastasi, a Hoboken architect who is contest coordinator, think this year's topic will be a winner.        Though skateboards have been around for decades, the art of riding them has more recently become a commercially endorsed sport. Skateboarding has professional athletes and is featured in the "X Games" a televised competition organized by the ESPN cable network. Building and designing the parks has become an industry in itself.   There are close to 500 skateparks in the nation, according to skateboardparks.com. California leads the nation with 68 skateparks. Of New Jersey's 12 parks, several are commercial enterprises, such as the nearby RexPlex, a 2,000 square-foot indoor facility  near Newark Liberty  International Airport in Elizabeth, NJ. But more and more communities are building their own parks, says Dyer.  Not only can the sport be fun to watch, having a sanctioned park keeps skateboarders away from other public spaces where they can be a hazard to pedestrians.   Dyer says sons Christopher, 14, and Brendan, 10, had been telling him all summer that  building a town skatepark would benefit their own community, Danbury, Connecticut.   "They even petitioned our mayor," says Dyer.   Figuring that if his kids are interested, others will be too, Dyer hopes this year's challenge could draw a record number of entrants.   "Last year's design project was a community center. Boring,"  Dyer says, "We got 100 entries. The year we asked for a design for a firehouse we had over 1,000 entries."   Nastasi--who says he skateboarded in his youth on the Wildwood boardwalk--is also excited about this year's topic. He sees the parks as public theatre. The design criteria call for a skateboard arena, where participants will ride their boards; seating for spectators; and a service facilty to include locker rooms,  maintenance and administration areas, and a first-aid station.   "It's a kind of modern urban theatre," says Nastasi, "an idiosyncratic contemporary urban landscape."   From an architectural viewpoint, the design will be judged on how well the student contestant incorporates the "skin" of the structure, the forms of skateboard ramps, the need for access--all with an eye to making the structure enticing to the public as a park while making efficient use of the alloted space.   The deadline for entrants will be in February and the winners announced May 3, 2004.   "This our year to be dramatically different," says Dyer. ---Gale Scott   >>
Twelve students at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently received scholarships from the Construction Industry Advancement Program of New Jersey (CIAP), based in Edison. >>