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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. >>
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? >>
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. >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
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>>
Our most powerful observatories can detect objects out to 13 billion light years.  But theory suggests we should see more.  Why don't we? >>
The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble will bring an exuberant performance to the NJIT campus for Black History Month on Feb. 19. >>
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. >>
2013
The NJIT Section of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) participated in the SWE Annual Conference (WE13) from Oct. 24-26 in Baltimore, MD.  The SWE executive board members and faculty advisor made a strong presence at the conference by organizing sessions, serving as session monitors and judges and participating as speakers in workshops and panels.  >>
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. >>
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. >>
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.    >>
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).  >>
It's been a productive summer for grad and undergrad members of the NJIT Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).  >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
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. >>
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).  >>
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.” >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
Afolawemi Afolabi, fourth year PhD student at NJIT, won 3rd place at the Technical Research Exhibition (Oral Presentation Category) held during the 39th Annual Convention of the National Society of Black Engineers in Indianapolis in March.  >>
WHAT:  Fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing, injects fluid underground at high pressure to fracture rock formations in order to extract previously inaccessible oil and gas.  Opponents point to groundwater contamination, risks to air quality, and migration of toxic chemicals to the surface.  Is this technology vital for tapping much-needed energy or one that's environmentally destructive?  That's the question a panel of experts will explore at an upcoming NJIT Technology and Society Forum. >>
The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 15th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on April 16, 2013 in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium.  The event will celebrate the 94th anniversary of NCE, NJIT's flagship institution.  Honorees, who hail mostly from New Jersey, will include nine students, seven faculty and staff and two alumni with notable careers in technology and engineering.  >>
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. >>
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at NJIT received the Second Place Outstanding Collegiate Section Award during the recent Regional SWE Conference held in Wilmington, DE Mar. 8-10.   >>
Ricardo Bianchini, Rutgers University, will present “Leveraging Renewable Energy in Datacenters:  Present and Future” on Mar. 12 at 4:45 p.m. in 202 ECEC >>
Annabelle Bexiga, the senior managing director and chief information officer at TIAA-CREF, will trace the dramatic changes that have taken place in the field of information technology when she addresses this year's 2013 Gilbreth Colloquium at NJIT.  >>
“No FEAR: A Whistleblower's Triumph” is the title of a lecture by the founder of the No FEAR Coalition Marsha Coleman-Adebayo set for Feb. 20, 2013 in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom.  The event is free and open to the public.  Street parking is available.  Coleman-Adebayo is the Director of the National Whistleblowers Center. >>
For innovative research on semiconductor devices, NJIT Professor Durgamadhab (Durga) Misra, the associate chair for graduate programs in the Newark College of Engineering (NCE) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will receive two Division Awards next May, the 2013 Electronic and Photonic Division Award and the 2013 Thomas D. Callinan Award from the Dielectric Science and Technology Division of the Electrochemical Society (ECS).  Misra is an ECS Fellow. >>
Prof. Zhong-Ping Jiang, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, will present “Feedback, Control and Dynamic Networks” on Feb. 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in ECE 202.  >>
The Society of Women Engineers at NJIT has been awarded a grant to support its continued goal of increasing the number of women studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). >>
The IEEE Control Systems Society is hosting a talk entitled, “Optimal Control of Redundant Systems with Controlled Infeasibility” on Jan. 24 from 5:15 to 6 p.m in ECEC 202.  >>
A performance by members of the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey (BONJ) will launch NJIT's next Technology and Society Forum series, a celebration of artistic creativity and exploration of key social issues.  BONJ will perform on Feb. 6, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre on the NJIT campus.  The public is invited to attend the free concert. >>
2012
Reginald Tomkins, professor of chemical engineering and co-op adviser for the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, was the winner of the 2011 Zaida C. Morales Martinez ACS Scholars Mentoring Prize.  >>
Shyamala Pillai, doctoral student in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, won first place at the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Graduate Poster Contest in San Francisco in November.  >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Robert M. Miura has been named a 2013 inaugural Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).  This first class will honor 1119 scholars, representing more than 600 institutions.  Fellows have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics, according to the Society.  >>
With the goal of increasing the enrollment and retention of women students of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at NJIT, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Newark College of Engineering have joined forces to develop a new mentorship program for women in STEM.  >>
Marco Gruteser, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss “Distinguishing Users with Capacitive Touch Communication” on Nov. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in ECEC Room 202. >>
Rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, homeowners might consider the advice of Rima Taher, an expert in the design of low-rise buildings for extreme winds and hurricanes.  >>
Marco Gruteser, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss “Distinguishing Users with Capacitive Touch Communication” on Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in ECEC, Room 202. >>

ASCE Seminar on Oct. 17

October 15, 2012
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter is sponsoring a special seminar on Oct. 17 in Kupfrian 211 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. on soil magic and geosynthetics by Dr. David Elton of Auburn University.  >>
Rima Taher, university lecturer in the College of Architecture & Design, has been invited to attend the Local Leadership Conference organized by the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in Salt Lake City, Utah on Oct. 12 and 13.  >>
The IEEE Communications Society will host “Dynamic Spectrum Access in Wireless Networks: Overview” by Zhensheng Zhang of Cubic Corporation on Oct. 11 at 5:00 p.m. in 202 ECEC.  >>
Cloud computing is a hot topic in cyber-circles and the popular media.  But what are the real advantages of computing in the clouds, and what are the challenges, including security?  A panel of experts will explore these topics at NJIT's next Technology and Society Forum session on Oct. 10, 2012 in the Campus Center Atrium from 3-4:30 p.m.  The public is invited to this free talk.   >>
The History of 3D Film: Starring Newark and New York will be the first 2012 featured lecture this fall of the NJIT Technology and Society Forum presentations. The Emmy-nominated, award-winning Newark filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno will screen and discuss their short 3D films on Newark and the Brooklyn waterfront on Oct. 3 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  >>
The North Jersey IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society will host “From Academia to Industry:  How Digital Image Analysis Plays a Pivotal Role in Biomedical Engineering,” by Dr. Brian D'Alessandro, image analysis scientist with Canfield Scientific and NJIT alumnus.  >>
The History of 3D Film: Starring Newark and New York will be the first 2012 featured lecture this fall of the NJIT Technology and Society Forum presentations.  >>
Brooks Atwood, assistant professor of industrial design in the College of Architecture & Design and assistant director of the Idea Factory, recently presented a new paper and poster at an international conference and education symposium.  >>
Graduate student John Tang received the Elias Klein Founders' Travel Award for the North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting held in New Orleans, LA during June 9-13, 2012.  >>
NJIT Research Professor Michael Jaffe, an expert in materials science and high performance polymers, has been selected to be a member of the 2012 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS).  >>
Brooks Atwood, assistant professor of industrial design, will be participating in this year's Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) International Conference & Education Symposium>>
With the start of the hurricane season and the current upswing in new home construction across the nation, it's never too late to think now about research-proven building and roof designs for regions susceptible to hurricane force winds.  >>
Yang Fan, NJIT class of 2011, recently led a team based in Philadelphia at the New Venture Competition of the Carnegie Mellon University US-China Entrepreneurship and Innovation Summit held on April 28th-April 29th in Pittsburgh.  >>
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A Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and university lecturer at NJIT, John A. Wiggins, of Union Township, was appointed for the 2012-2013 accreditation cycle to the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).  >>
Mathematics is a vital tool for understanding the world and in the fall of 2012 a new museum will invite the public to experience the power and wonders of mathematics, with an emphasis on activities that are creative, surprising and fun.   >>
Joe Goddard, PhD, professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, will discuss "Playing in Sand for Science, Engineering and Amusement (or Life without kT)” on March 28, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in GITC 3710.  >>
Angelo J. Perna, PhD, director of the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program at NJIT, was recognized last month by Omega Chi Epsilon, the chemical engineering honor society, for his dedicated service over the past four decades.  >>
Poetry and other forms of creative expression have the power to motivate thinking that addresses critical social issues such as race and identity in new and positive ways. >>
Cesar Bandera, PhD, adjunct professor in NJIT's School of Management and College of Computing Sciences, is presenting the results of his federally funded research in health delivery via mobile devices at the third international m-Health Summit and the Society for Applied Learning Technologies Conference. >>
NJIT students Bryan Lopez, Pedro Cruz, Jason Cabrejos and Adonis Yaport placed fourth in the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers Foundation Competition. >>
“Creative Diversity” will be the theme of this Spring's 2012 NJIT Technology and Society Forum, http://tsf.njit.edu a series of free events open to the public and scheduled from Feb. 22, 2012-April 13, 2012 on the NJIT campus.   >>
Durgamadhab Misra, PhD, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, served as the Guest Editor of the current issue of "INTERFACE" magazine (Vol. 20, No. 4) of the Electrochemical Society. >>
The first event of the new graduate chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at NJIT was held on Jan. 26 in the Campus Center Faculty Dining Room.  >>
The NJIT Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) will sponsor "Fulfilling the Dream through STEM" on Jan. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom at NJIT.  >>
Basil C. Baltzis, PhD, professor of chemical, biological and pharmaceutical engineering, has been appointed associate dean of academic affairs at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  >>
2011
Atam Dhawan, PhD, distinguished professor and associate dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College, was selected to represent the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) as a 2012-2013 Distinguished Lecturer>>
Gautham Rao, PhD, director of the Law, Technology and Culture major in NJIT's Federated Department of History, has been appointed by the American Society for Legal History to chair the Kathryn T. Preyer Committee.   >>
NJIT's Science, Technology, and Society Program and Albert Dorman Honors College will host "Turning Science and Technology Green: Sustainable Development and Engineering Education" by Andrew Jamison, PhD, professor of technology, environment, and society at Aalborg University in Denmark, on Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Kupfrian 106.  >>
“The Worldwide Water Crisis” will be the focus of a talk by Upmanu Lall, director of the Columbia Water Center at Columbia University on Nov. 16, 2011 at 3 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Structural engineer Rima Taher, PhD, an expert in the design of low-rise buildings that can withstand extreme winds and hurricanes and a university lecturer in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, was recently elected chair of the structural technical group of the Northern New Jersey branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). >>
Balagangadhar G. Bathul, PhD, of Columbia University will discuss "Cross-Layer Architecture and Design Approaches for Optical Networks" on Nov. 8 at 4:30 p.m. in ECEC 202. >>
Due to unforeseen circumstances, “Understanding the Benefits and Risks of Atomic Power,” the Technology and Society Forum presentation scheduled for Wednesday, October 19, has been cancelled.  >>
Mihaela van der Schaar, PhD, Chancellor's Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, will discuss "Game-Theoretic Design for Networked Communities" on Oct. 26 at 6:15 p.m. in ECEC 202. >>
"Une Petite Bouteille," a bronze interpretation of a Klein bottle by nanotechnology research pioneer, entrepreneur and former NJIT research professor Robert B. Marcus, PhD, was officially dedicated today in Eberhardt Hall.   >>
Felicia Sun, PhD '01, production engineer at the Ford Motor Company, will discuss "On Improving Fuel Efficiency of Hybrid Electric Vehicles" on Sept. 20, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the ECE Building Room 202. >>
The creative confluence of science and art will be the focus of the first in the fall 2011 Technology and Society Forum presentations when James C. Phillips and Robert B. Marcus jointly share their views on September 21, 2011 from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
The Society for Technical Communication honored Nancy Coppola, a professor of English at NJIT and founding director of the Master of Science in Professional and Technical Communication program, in a ceremony at its annual conference in Sacramento, CA on May 17. >>
Daisy Gallegos, of Jersey City, a recent NJIT graduate now enrolled in a master's degree program at NJIT, has been selected to receive the graduate Presidential Leadership Award at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011. Convocation at NJIT traditionally honors select faculty and staff members who have demonstrated the highest level of excellence over a sustained period.   >>
Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of Continuing and Distance Education at NJIT, and co-authors Cesar Bandera and Peter Schmitt received the 2011 American Society for Engineering Educators Annual Conference and Exposition Best Paper Award. >>
Josep Miquel Jornet, a doctoral student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, will discuss "Enabling Communication in Wireless Nanosensor Networks (WNSNs)" on Sept. 1 at 11:30 a.m. in ECEC 202. >>
NJIT Research Professor Mike Jaffe's recent book chapter about sugar-based chemicals is topping the American Chemical Society (ACS) book series' must-read list.  >>
For the first time, NJIT will host the American Society of Materials (ASM) Camp® for high school teachers on June 27-July 1. >>
Aficionados of modern poured-concrete design were in for a rude awakening last month when they heard NJIT Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster's presentation at the 64th annual meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians.  >>
Walid Saad, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University, will discuss "Game Theory for Cooperative Networks" on May 10 at 5 p.m. in ECE 202.  >>
Shruti Parekh, a graduate student in pharmaceutical engineering at NJIT, is the 2011 winner of the Annual International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) New Jersey Chapter Student Poster Competition on April 21 at the Nutley facility of Hoffmann-LaRoche.   >>
Room 311 of Cullimore Hall may not fit the image of a techno band's garage studio, but to the dozen members of the NJIT Laptop Orchestra, who just released their first CD, it's perfecto.  >>
Ronald H. Rockland, PhD, chair of NJIT's Department of Engineering Technology, has been named a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Rockland, of Parsippany, will receive the designation at the ASEE Annual Conference this coming June in Canada. >>
Daisy Gallegos of Jersey City, an NJIT track star and senior majoring in information technology at the College of Computing Sciences, was honored for her dedicated work as president of the NJIT student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) at a gala annual dinner in Newark.  >>
For the sixth straight year, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Steel Bridge team has taken first-place honors at the annual Metropolitan New York Region Steel Bridge Competition this past weekend.  >>
Sometimes engineering school really can be fun. Just ask the six Newark College of Engineering undergrads who created and designed their own micro airplane. >>
In many ways, Daisy Gallegos, of Jersey City, represents the quintessential NJIT student.  Although born in this country, she is the daughter of immigrant parents who barely spoke a word of English when they arrived on these shores. >>
Ronald H. Rockland, PhD, chair of NJIT's Department of Engineering Technology, has been named a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). >>
Sometimes engineering school really is fun. Just ask six Newark College of Engineering undergrads, three of whom recently made a remarkable road trip to Fort Worth, Texas to watch the “Flying Highlander” take fourth place in a notable aerospace international competition.  >>
A panel discussion with prominent figures in the nuclear industry will be led by Maurie Cohen, PhD, associate professor in the department of environmental science at NJIT.   >>
Student representatives from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at NJIT visited a fourth-grade classroom in the Randolph school district, where they gave a presentation on “What Is Civil Engineering?” and conducted a hands-on activity using toothpicks and gumdrops to design and construct bridges.  >>
Universities are going into business — in a big way, according to Donald Siegel, dean of the School of Business and professor of management at the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). >>
A talk by Balagangadhar G. Bathul, PhD, of Columbia University previously scheduled for March 30 at 5 p.m. in 202 ECEC has been cancelled. >>
In the NJIT Technology and Society Forum presentation on March 23 in the Campus Center Ballroom at 2:30 p.m., Columbia University Professor Sheena Iyengar will address the psychological and cultural challenges of choice, and suggest answers drawn from her discipline-spanning research.  >>
"The BP Oil Spill: Containment Efforts and Ethical Considerations," a paper by Martha Molinini, a student majoring in electrical and computer engineering, has been accepted for presentation at the American Society for Engineering Education Middle Atlantic Section Conference on April 29 in Farmingdale, NY. >>
Marguerite Schneider, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's School of Management, has been named treasurer of the International Association for Business and Society (IABS). >>
The Klang String Quartet with its unique blend of musical interests and influences (Klang in German means sound) is scheduled to perform on Feb. 16, 2011 in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium from 3-4:30 p.m. >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch received the Martin Luther King Award this morning at “MLK Day: Fulfilling the Dream Through S.T.E.M.,” a breakfast to acknowledge those individuals who have been an advocate for Dr. Martin Luther King's dream.   >>
Priscilla P. Nelson, PhD, a professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, has been selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers to receive the 2011 Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research.  >>
2010
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. joined with the Zoological Society of New Jersey on Monday, December 13th to welcome NJIT as the newest exhibit sponsor at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo.  >>
Sergei Adamovich, PhD, associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, was recently invited to participate in a press conference to present the results of his team's research to the media at the annual conference of the Society for Neuroscience. >>
Sunil Saigal, PhD, dean of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering, was one of nine individuals honored for their achievements this weekend in the field at the 30th annual gala of the Society of Indian American Engineers and Architects (SIAEA). Founded about three decades ago as a non-profit body with a few dozen engineers, the society currently has some 700 members in New York and its neighboring states.   >>
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. >>
The NJIT Student Society of Construction Contractors participated in the 21st Annual District 1 Associated Schools of Construction Estimating Competition last month at the Governor Morris Inn in Morristown. The NJIT team, comprised of Christian Kleban, Derek McClung, Ian Cooper, Eric DeCola, Jhonathan Ocampo and David Kwesalait, competed in the Commercial Construction Division, which required an estimate of an addition to an educational facility.  >>
The IEEE Communications Society North Jersey Chapter and NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will sponsor "Stochastic Routing for Delay Tolerant Network" by Zygmunt J. Haas, PhD, of Cornell University and the National Science Foundation on Nov. 29 at 2:30 p.m. in 202 ECEC.  >>
Marino Xanthos, PhD, a professor in NJIT's Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering was awarded the 2010 Heinz List Award at the annual meeting of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in Orlando.  >>
The NJIT Society of Women Engineers (SWE) received the Outstanding Collegiate Section Website Award at the  2010 National Society of Women Engineers Conference held on Nov. 3-7 in Orlando, Florida. NJIT SWE President Hanisha Patel, a master's student in industrial engineering, accepted the award from SWE President Sidika Demir. >>
The Society of Automotive Engineers Formula Team at NJIT recently participated in the New Jersey Science and Engineering Festival at Clifton High School. The festival is a “World's Fair” comprised of exhibits, attractions, lectures, entertainment and opportunities to meet researchers, professors, and members of technical societies. >>
Anthony La Rosa '93, principal and managing director of Tri-Power Design, LLC in Denville, discussed his career path with mechanical engineering students last week at NJIT. The event was co-sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Mary Sullivan Memorial Lecture Series.  >>
Yuanqiu Luo, PhD, a senior research engineer in the advanced technology department of Huawei Technologies USA, Bridgewater, will discuss "Optical and Wireless Integration: A Passive Optical Network (PON) Time Synchronization Overview" on Nov. 18 at 6:15 p.m. (refreshments start at 6 p.m.) in Kupfrian 202. The event is sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society North Jersey Chapter and NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. >>
The NJIT Student Chapter of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) participated in the New Jersey Science & Engineering Festival held at Clifton High School on Oct. 23-24. Fifteen student volunteers in pharmaceutical engineering and chemical engineering provided visual examples via their simulation models, testing equipment and step-by-step presentations.   >>
The IEEE Communications Society North Jersey Chapter and NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will co-sponsor "Network Selection for Secondary Users in Cognitive Radio Systems," a talk by Chonggang Wang, PhD, senior staff engineer at InterDigital Communications, Inc. on Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. (refreshments start at 4:45 p.m.) in 202 ECEC. Contact: Nirwan Ansari at 973-596-3670.    >>
Historians usually depict the space race of the 1960s and 1970s as a pitched technological battle between Cold War political rivals. Yet while U.S. and Soviet spacecraft forced the world to look upward towards the Moon, they also, quite ironically, encouraged citizens across the globe to gaze back down at “spaceship Earth” with a newfound environmental awareness.  >>
A customer at an Apple store asks for the latest iPhone in black, but then suddenly changes his preference to white when he sees everyone else buying black . . .  Although the child knows she shouldn't press the big red button, she finds her hand inching toward it. . . . In some cultures, young men and women who decide to marry know that they will see each other in person for the first time on their wedding day.  How did these people make their choices? How do any of us make vital and mundane choices? >>
Each year since 2005, colleges and universities across the United States have recognized September as National Campus Safety Awareness Month. Following the ninth anniversary of 9/11, higher education institutions continue to work collaboratively to improve the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and guests on their campuses by sharing information regarding policies and strategies to consistently maintain safe campuses throughout the State. >>
Music has many virtues — including the potential to benefit individuals whose mobility is severely impaired by cerebral palsy and spinal injuries. In the first of NJIT's new series of Technology and Society Forum presentations, Pauline Oliveros and colleagues from the Deep Listening Institute will demonstrate software that makes it possible to improvise music with slight head movements. This software extends the expressive, holistic and therapeutic benefits of musical improvisation to both adults and children. >>
In the first of a new series of Technology and Society Forum presentations, Pauline Oliveros, founder of the Deep Listening Institute Ltd.and Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will demonstrate software that makes it possible to improvise music with slight head movements. The presentation will take place on Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium.  >>
Jay N. Meegoda, an expert in geo-environmental engineering and a professor in the NJIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  Geo-environmental engineers apply basic geological and hydrological science, including soil and rock mechanics and groundwater hydrology, to any number of different environmental problems. >>
Jay N. Meegoda, PhD, PE, a professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The ASCE awards fellowships to civil engineers who have made significant technical or professional contributions to the profession, hold a P.E. license, and have at least 10 years of exceptional, responsible engineering experience gained while at member grade in ASCE. >>
Nancy Coppola, of Mountain Lakes, a professor in the department of humanities at NJIT and the director of the Master of Science program in Professional and Technical Communication, received the Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication from the Society for Technical Communication. >>
Walter Kraft, of Summit, has had a long and rewarding career keeping people on the move. He's an internationally-known expert in traffic engineering and intelligent transportation systems, which explains why NJIT awarded this 1962 alum its Alumni Achievement Award On May 22, 2010. >>
From reviving student communities to co-inventing solar water systems, NJIT students aim to get out into the world and make life better for people. Some 11 students who shined the most when it comes to helping others recently were feted at the annual Highlander Student Achievement Awards.   >>
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has, once again, approved the outstanding teaching of the department of mechanical engineering at NJIT. For the seventh consecutive year, the department received the ASME Student Sections Award--formerly the Ingersoll-Rand Award.  The award typically goes to a college or university in the Northeast. >>
Sergiu M. Gorun, PhD, an associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, was part of a team that presented their research this spring at the 43rd Annual International Meeting of the Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry in Cardiff, UK. Gorun's team members included Hans Moons and Sabine van Doorslear, both of the Department of Physics at the University of Antwerp in Belgium and Lukasz Lapok of NJIT. Moons presented the work of the team entitled "CW and Pulsed EPR Characterization of Soluble Metal Phthalocyanines Lacking C-H bonds," which won the JEOL Prize>>
Nine students in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering participated in the 2010 New Jersey Chapter of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Student Poster Competition on April 26. They were: Ezinwa Elele, Stephanie Masotti, Sara Mina, Shilan Motamedvaziri, Miraat Patel, Fernando Rivas, Ramana Susarla, Yimin Wang, and Min Yang. Wang took first place with a poster entitled: "Toward a More Reliable USP Dissolution Testing Apparatus II" and also received the highest score among all the participants in this competition. Stephanie Masotti took second place with a poster entitled "Expanded and Simplified Method To Produce In Vitro Axon Stretch Injury." Wang and Masotti will compete in the National Student Poster Competition in November 2010 at the ISPE National Meeting in Orlando, Florida. >>
Several NJIT professors and graduate students participated in the 2010 Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference on May 16-19 in Orlando, Florida. Attending were Professor Marino Xanthos, Research Professors Costas Gogos and Peng Wang of CBPE, Kwabena Narh, professor in NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Linjie Zhu and Herman Suwardee of NJIT's Polymer Processing Institute (PPI), as well as five PhD students: Huiju Liu, who received his PhD degree this week; Jin Uk Ha, Qian Zheng, Min Yang, and Graciela Terife.  Peng Wang was the organizer, on behalf of the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering and PPI, of two special sessions on pharmaceutical hot melt extrusion. Six technical papers on research conducted on campus were presented by Wang, Gogos, Suwardee, Liu, Ha, and Terife. During the May 18 SPE awards ceremonies, Xanthos and Liu received the Heinz List Reactive Extrusion and the Professor Lew Erwin Outstanding Graduate Student Awards, respectively. >>
Taha F. Marhaba, PhD, of Bridgewater, professor and chair of the department of civil and environmental engineering and director of the New Jersey Applied Water Research Center at NJIT, received the 2010 Distinguished Engineer Award from the Rutgers Engineering Society on May 17.  >>
Michael Thompson, CMS, plant engineer in NJIT's Technical Services/Physical Plant Department, has received the Man of the Year Award from the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) Middle Atlantic Regional Association (MARA). RSES Past International President Jim Casey, CMS, PE, cited Thompson for his efforts to develop educational programs for MARA and the RSES Garden State Chapter, as well as his dedicated involvement to bring seminars and other events to HVACR professionals in the Mid-Atlantic area. “This is a long-overdue award,” said Casey.    >>
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It was the night before the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Annual Student Design Competition and NJIT senior Mike Lowry, of Parsippany, was stumped. His single-stream recycling machine, Rufus, nicknamed after NJIT's green mascot, couldn't distinguish cans from bottles, a possible cause for disqualification. >>
Entrepreneurs, scientific professionals, investors and business leaders who are interested in learning about capital raising and angel financing are invited to attend a free American Chemical Society (ACS) Webinar on "Raising Capital with Angels: What They Don't Tell You at Business School" on April 22, 2-3 p.m. (ET) in GITC Rm. 1403. The Webinar will feature Mike Elconin, an active angel investor and technology start-up expert with over 20 years of experience.   >>
U.S. Food and Drug Administration district staff recently spoke to a group of some 25 graduate students and professors in NJIT's Graduate Biomedical Engineering Society (GBMES). The presentation centered on the history of the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with an additional focus on the FDA's role in the regulation of medical devices. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Nancy W. Coppola has been named the 2010 recipient of the Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching presented by the Society for Technical Communication (STC). Coppola will receive the award at the STC Conference in May. >>
Jie Ga, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of computer science at Stony Brook University, will discuss “Greedy Routing with Guaranteed Delivery Using Ricci Flow” on March 25 at 11:30 a.m. in 202 ECE at NJIT. The presentation is co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society North Jersey Chapter and NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. >>
Michael Jaffe, a research professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT, has received a patent for a chemical derived from sugar. This new material is a derivative of isosorbide and may be able to replace bisphenol A (BPA) in a number of consumer products, including the lining of tin cans. >>
Water ― life on our planet would be impossible without it, and clean water is vital for human health and well-being. Yet close to three billion people have no running water within a kilometer of their homes, and every eight seconds a child dies of water-borne disease. In the NJIT Technology and Society Forum presentation on March 10, 2010, Maude Barlow will outline a three-part strategy for achieving a water-secure world.  >>
Sarah Brownell, co-founder of Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), will share a more positive vision for Haiti when she speaks at NJIT on Feb. 24, 2010, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The talk is a presentation of NJIT's Technology and Society Forum Series.  >>
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." >>
Sarah Brownell, co-founder of Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), will share a more positive vision for Haiti when she speaks at NJIT on Feb. 24, 2010, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  The talk is a presentation of NJIT's Technology and Society Forum Series.  >>

Vigil for Haiti at NJIT

January 21, 2010
A vigil to offer hope and support for the people of Haiti both locally and abroad was held yesterday in the Jim Wise Theater at NJIT. The program included opening remarks from students and faculty members of Haitian descent as well as comments from students representing the Caribbean Student Society (CARIBSO), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and the New Jersey Haitian Student Association. View the Star-Ledger photo gallery.   View photos on NJIT's Flickr site. >>
Yuriko Renardy, PhD, Endowed Professor of Mathematics at Virginia Tech University and a Fellow of the American Physical Society, will discuss "Numerical Simulation of Drop Deformation in Shear" at the Spring 2010 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Jan. 22 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Chrissa Roessner, P.E. '01, a project engineer with The Louis Berger Group Inc., is featured as one of the top 10 "2010 New Faces of Engineering" in the Winter 2010 edition of the Society of Women Engineers Magazine.   >>
NJIT will usher in Black History Month with a free concert on Feb. 3, 2010 featuring local pianist Richard Alston.  >>
2009
Rashi Jain, a doctoral candidate in applied mathematics at NJIT, is looking forward to a good new year, particularly when it comes to getting a job following graduation next May.  Jain, who is specializing in underwater acoustics, has high hopes for a good position, thanks to a new addition to her resume. >>
Even if you are not a cook, you might have wondered why a pinch of flour (or any small particles) thrown into a bowl of water will disperse in a dramatic fashion, radiating outward as if it was exploding. Pushpendra Singh, PhD, a mechanical engineering professor at NJIT who has studied and written about the phenomenon, has not only thought about it, but can explain why. >>
Mark Panczyk, who received his bachelor of science in chemical engineering from NJIT in May 2008, was recognized by the American Chemical Society's Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry for his outstanding poster contribution at the Fall 2009 ACS national meeting in Washington, D.C.  Panczyk, who is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Delaware, won one of five awards in a competition that featured some 200 posters.  >>
Imagine beaming electric power from space as a viable solar energy option. Engineer and researcher Martin Hoffert, professor emeritus and former chair of the department of applied science at New York University, will discuss this theory further in a free lecture, open to the public, on Nov. 4, 2009 at NJIT, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium. >>
Corina Bot, a PhD student in the department of physics, received first prize for the most outstanding graduate student talk at the Rutgers-UMDNJ-NJIT Integrative Neuroscience Minisymposium on Oct. 12. The minisymposium offers a formal setting for graduate students and post-doctorate fellows to present their research prior to the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. >>
Dickson D. Despommier, a professor of environmental health sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, discussed vertical farms, the agriculture for the 21st century, at the NJIT Technology and Society Forum Series yesterday.  Vertical urban farms could help to repair many of the world's damaged ecosystems and moderate global climate change, says Despommier. Social benefits include fostering a sustainable urban environment that encourages good health, new employment opportunities, fewer abandoned lots and buildings, cleaner air, and an abundant supply of safe drinking water. Despommier's lecture drew a large number of community organizers, including Newark Councilman Donald M. Payne, City of Newark Sustainability Officer Chelsea Arbusher, and Greater Newark Conservancy Executive Director Robin Dougherty, in addition to representatives from the Trust for Public Land, Newark Public Schools, Rutgers University and the Ironbound Community Corporation. >>
A farm on the 40th floor? That's a distinct possibility, according to Dickson D. Despommier, an advocate of  vertical farming. Despommier, who is a professor of environmental health sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, has long been interested in the environment and the ecology of infectious disease transmission. Despommier will discuss vertical farms, the agriculture for the 21st century, on Sept. 30, 2009 at NJIT.  >>
A farm on the 40th floor? That's a distinct possibility, according to Dickson D. Despommier, an advocate of  vertical farming. Despommier will discuss vertical farms, the agriculture for the 21st century, on Sept. 30, 2009 at NJIT.  >>
The Society for Technical Communication has named NJIT Professor Nancy W. Coppola, of Mountain Lakes, an associate fellow. This is one of the highest ranks that the society confers upon a member. Candidates for this honor are nominated by members and must have at least 15 years of experience in technical communication and have been a member for at least 10 years. Recipients have attained eminence in the field of technical communication through achievements and contributions to the profession and society. >>
Talented high school students from throughout North Jersey will test their knowledge in performing timed laboratory experiments, writing computer programs, designing chemical apparatus, and more at the 24th Annual New Jersey Chemistry Olympics on May 20 in Tiernan Hall. The one-day competition is co-sponsored by NJIT and The North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society-Teacher Affiliates. >>
V. Ramgopal Rao, PhD, a professor in the EE Department of IIT Bombay, a visiting professor at Georgia Tech and a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Electron Device Society, will discuss "Polymer Based Sensor Systems for Healthcare and Homeland Security" at an IEEE and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar on June 8, 5-6 p.m. in the ECE Building Rm. 202.  >>
NJIT senior Felicia Amaechi, president of the NJIT section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), accepted the award for Outstanding Student Group yesterday from Dean of Students Jack Gentul at the Highlander Student Achievement Awards ceremony. The awards recognize outstanding student leaders, student staff, campus organizations and programs as well as NJIT department and college award recipients. >>
For the eleventh time in the last 12 years, NJIT has taken first place in the prestigious ASME Student Sections Committee Contest (formerly the Ingersoll-Rand Contest) for District A, which includes all the major universities and colleges in the Northeast. The contest involves the writing of a comprehensive report that documents activities by the ASME Student Section>>
Tiffany Jing Li, PhD, an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Lehigh University, will discuss "Wireless Network Communications: Unifying Source, Channel and Network Coding" on April 13 at 3 p.m. in ECEC 202. The IEEE Communications Society (COMSOC) North Jersey Chapter and NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are co-sponsors of the event. Contact: Nirwan Ansari at 973-596-3670 or Yanchao Zhang at 973-642-7817. >>
The NJIT ASCE Steel Bridge Team has once again proved their engineering prowess by winning the 2009 Metropolitan Region Steel Bridge Competition held on April 4 at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn. In addition to winning first place overall, the team placed first in Structural Efficiency and Stiffness. The team now advances to the 2009 Steel Bridge Nationals scheduled for the Memorial Day Weekend at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.  >>
An NJIT electrical engineer has cracked the code that will enable researchers around the world to detect tampering with electronic images. >>
"The Value of Scientific Societies" is the topic of a presentation by Jerome F. Baker, PhD, executive director of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, on April 6, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The lecture, which is part of the NJIT Technology and Society Forum Series, will focus on how Sigma Xi is working to assist its members in adding value to their lives and to the lives of those impacted by engineering and science.  >>
NJIT Humanities Professor and clarinetist David Rothenberg brings a unique perspective to interpreting our relationship with nature through words and music—a perspective he will share when he performs at NJIT on April 1, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The event, which wraps up the Spring 2009 Technology and Society Forum Series at NJIT, is free and open to the public. >>
The Society of Women Engineers and NJIT's Murray Center for Women in Technology will wrap up Women's History Month at NJIT with an evening panel discussion focusing on how women can take the lead to save the planet. The talk will be held on March 30, 5:30-9 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall, Rm. 112 at NJIT. Dora Maria Abreu, assistant vice president and senior business analyst for the global technology integration group of Pershing LLC, will moderate a panel of successful female business executives, engineers and architects. For more information, contact Sara Mina or Talina Knox. >>
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. >>
Richard B. Sher, PhD, a distinguished professor of history at NJIT, has been elected a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). Sher, of Maplewood, is one of only 44 new Fellows and one of five new Corresponding Fellows. >>
Stamatios V. Kartalopoulos, PhD, COMSOC Distinguished Lecturer and Williams Professor in Telecommunications Networking at the University of Oklahoma, will discuss "Chaos and Its Applicability to Communications Security" on March 24 at 6 p.m. in ECEC 202. The event is sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society North Jersey Chapter and NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. >>
The newly-established Academy of Geo-Professionals, established by the American Society of Civil Engineers, will induct NJIT professor of civil engineering Priscilla Nelson, PhD, the former provost, into its inaugural class on March 18, 2009.  >>
“Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet” is the inspirational theme of a plethora of intriguing events this month at NJIT to celebrate Women's History Month. Join NJIT for activities ranging from green, money-saving tips to a lecture from a Harvard sustainability guru about saving the planet. Except where noted, all events are free and open to the public. For further information, please contact: Talina Knox at 973-642-4671 or view the calendar. >>
NJIT will host tomorrow morning the first of three statewide meetings to discuss the state of New Jersey's infrastructures.  According to the New Jersey American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2007 Report Card for the State's Infrastructure and the recent national ASCE 2009 Report Card, New Jersey's infrastructure systems are in critical need of repairs.  >>
It takes much more than the appropriate technology to create a sustainable green environment and organizational culture. Learn about the challenges of such a transformation at the Technology and Society Forum presentation by Leith Sharp on Wednesday, March 25 from 3-4:30 pm in NJIT's Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Music is an expression of creativity that spans all eras and cultures.  On Feb. 25, 2009 at the NJIT Campus Center Atrium from 3-4:30 p.m., the NJIT Technology and Society Forum will celebrate this aspect of creativity when artists from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) will perform the work of five noted composers. >>
“Long-range solid-state ordering and high geometric distortions induced in phthalocyanines by small fluoroalkyl group,” by lead author Sergiu M. Gorun, PhD, an associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, will be the cover article and artwork published in the Feb. 21, 2009 print edition of Dalton Transactions, An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. >>
Nancy W. Coppola, PhD, a professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, will be named one of 25 Associate Fellows for the Society for Technical Communication.  >>
NJIT Professor Grace Guiling Wang, PhD will discuss "Dependable Sensor Networks" on Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. in ECEC 202. The seminar is sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society North Jersey Chapter and NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering>>
Ralph Izzo believes that our society is steering a very unsustainable course when it comes to energy — and he speaks with authority. In the first Technology and Society Forum presentation at NJIT for spring 2009, Izzo will explore how the impacts of climate change and an uncertain economy make it imperative to redefine our complex relationship with energy. >>
There's something for everyone this spring at NJIT's semi-annual Technology and Society Forum Series.  In two weeks, Ralph Izzo, chairman and chief executive officer of Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) opens the event with a closer look at sustainability.   >>
Nirwan Ansari, of Montville, a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, has received two notable honors. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has named him a Fellow for his contributions to broadband networks and communications. Ansari also received an award from the IEEE member and geographic activities board. >>
2008
Priscilla P. Nelson, PhD, has announced that she will resign her position as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at New Jersey Institute of Technology, effective November 28, 2008, to pursue the university's special projects related to international program development. >>
A structural engineer and world-renowned expert on how structures respond to natural disasters, M. Ala Saadeghvaziri, PhD, a professor at NJIT, has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Saadeghvaziri, of Basking Ridge, researches the effect upon buildings and other structures due to time, usage and loadings or the outcome of disasters such as earthquakes or explosions. >>
Felicia Amaechi, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering, and Karen Martinez, a junior majoring in chemical engineering, captured second place in the ExxonMobil Subject Matter Expert (SME) Bowl at the 2009 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Conference on Nov. 8 in Baltimore. The SME Bowl is a competition with a "College Bowl" atmosphere where student teams representing the 10 SWE regions compete to answer engineering, math and science questions. Felicia and Karen, who are both in NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program, were part of a five-member team that included fellow region members from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Each team member received a $75 cash prize and $1500 for the region. Felicia is president of NJIT's SWE section and a Murray Women's Center Ambassador. >>
Dealing effectively with climate change presents political challenges that can be even more complex than the science involved. David W. Orr, PhD, the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College and the James Marsh Professor at the University of Vermont, will explore critical climate-change issues in the context of U.S. politics and policy decisions in "Some Like It Hot—Many More Don't," the final Fall Technology and Society Forum presentation on Nov. 12, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Miquela Craytor, executive director of Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), will speak Oct. 1, 2008, at NJIT about how green technology can meet the growing climate crisis and also benefit the nation's distressed urban centers. >>
NJIT Associate Professor Robert S. Friedman is first author of a reference guide to the theory and research supporting the field of technology and innovation management. >>
Peter Papanicolaou, the president of J.F. Contracting Corporation, a Brooklyn construction and engineering firm, will receive NJIT's Edward F. Weston Medal for Professional Achievement at NJIT's annual University Convocation on Sept. 3, 2008, 3 p.m. at NJIT. A reception follows. >>
The growing threat to the privacy of American citizens resulting from the government's efforts to combat terrorism will be the focus of a talk at NJIT set for Sept. 17, 2008 from 3-4:30 p.m. at NJIT's Campus Center.  >>
Durga Misra, PhD, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, was elected to serve as chair of the Dielectric Science and Technology (DS&T) Division of the Electrochemical Society. Misra is also a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society. >>
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.     >>
Talented high school students from throughout North Jersey will test their knowledge in performing timed laboratory experiments, writing computer programs, designing chemical apparatus, and more at the New Jersey Chemistry Olympics on May 21 in Tiernan Hall. The one-day competition is co-sponsored by NJIT and The North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society-Teacher Affiliates. >>
Giuseppe Di Benedetto and Micaela Caramellino, two doctoral students in NJIT's graduate chemical engineering program, recently received recognition at a student poster event organized for developing efficient and robust approaches to manufacture nano- and micro-sized drug particles. The New Jersey section of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering was the sponsor. >>
NJIT Provost Priscilla P. Nelson, of West Orange, received the Kenneth R. Row Award from the American Association of Engineering Sciences on May 5 for promoting unity among engineering societies. She accomplished this goal through her current work at NJIT coupled with earlier leadership positions at the National Science Foundation (NSF). >>
Ronald H. Rockland, PhD, interim chair of the department of engineering technology and professor in the departments of engineering technology and biomedical engineering at NJIT, was recently elected as an Engineering Technology Council (ETC) Director by the engineering technology members of the American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE). The ETC of ASEE is the national organization that speaks for engineering technology education and is committed to promoting quality education and creative endeavors in engineering technology.  >>
NJIT's associate provost for information services and technology and chief information officer David F. Ullman, of South Orange, was named  chief information officer for 2008 (for nonprofits) by the New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC). >>
Charles M. Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering and president emeritus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology will speak about educating engineers for a multi-faceted role in the global economy at NJIT on April 30 from 3-4:30 p.m. in NJIT's Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Lisa Simone, PhD, assistant research professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, will be the guest speaker at the NJIT Collegiate Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) annual Networking Night and Awards Reception on April 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff Dining Hall (Campus Center, 3rd Floor). RSVP by April 21 to Felicia Amaechi. >>
Much whooping and cheers could be heard for miles along the New Jersey waterfront as a team of NJIT civil engineering students ascended to the throne for the third consecutive year as top civil engineering students in the New York Metropolitan Region.      >>
For the third year in a row, the NJIT Steel Bridge Team captured first place overall in the 2008 Metro Region Student Steel Bridge Competition on April 5 at Stevens Institute of Technology. The team now advances to the Steel Bridge Nationals to be held at the University of Florida in Gainesville during the Memorial Day Weekend. >>
Charles M. Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering and president emeritus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology will speak about educating engineers for a multi-faceted role in the global economy at NJIT on April 30. The distinguished engineer and educator will deliver his lecture from 3-4:30 p.m. in NJIT's Campus Center Ballroom. >>
The NJIT Technology and Society Forum has scheduled two free musical events on April 2 and April 7 for its Spring 2008 Series. The public is invited to both of them. On April 7 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., NJIT Math Professor Jay Kappraff will join Rieko Kawabata on violin in a performance of the Vivaldi double concerto. >>
The “Evolution of Life: Sex and Other Mergers” will be the subject of an upcoming talk at NJIT by noted University of Massachusetts (UM) scientist and author Lynn Margulis, an expert on the “Gaia” hypothesis. The public is invited to the free talk set for March 31, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom at NJIT. >>
Members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will perform Schubert's octet scored for two violins, viola, cello, double bass, clarinet and French horn on April 2, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The performance is part of NJIT's Spring 2008 Technology and Society Forum Series. >>
The “Evolution of Life: Sex and Other Mergers” will be the subject of an upcoming talk at NJIT by noted University of Massachusetts (UM) scientist and author Lynn Margulis, an expert on the “Gaia” hypothesis.  >>
For the second consecutive year, NJIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering has been awarded a 2008 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Lucy and Charles W.E. Clarke Scholarship. NJIT's winning proposal emphasized the positive impact the ASME Student Section has had on the Mechanical Engineering Department.  >>
“Sustainability”—it's a term that has risen to critical prominence in assessing our planet's resources and the future well-being of society. In NJIT's upcoming Technology and Society Forum presentation, Jon Plaut will explore the antecedents of concerns with sustainability, including the agricultural and industrial revolutions, and increasing population. The public is invited to the free talk set for Feb. 25, 11:30 a.m., in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom.  >>
2007
The Society of Musical Arts (SOMA) and the NJIT Campus Center will present a Winter Concert featuring three promising young musicians on Dec. 3, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. There will also be an art exhibition. Contact Jay KappraffRead more (pdf). >>
Pushpendra Singh, PhD, professor in the department of mechanical engineering at NJIT, has been elected as a fellow of the American Physical Society. Singh was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the development of efficient algorithms for the direct numerical simulations of multiphase fluids. >>

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.  >>
Cheng Li, the William R. Kenan Professor of Government at Hamilton College, will analyze China in the 21st century at NJIT's Technology and Society Forum presentation. The free public event is set for Oct. 10, 3-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
The new academic year at NJIT brings another slate of thought-provoking sessions in the university's Technology and Society Forum. For 2007-2008, the Forum series will explore topics that include China's paradoxical future, honing mental tools for creativity, our nation's healthcare crisis, the evolution of the Internet, and educating engineers for 2020 and beyond. Robert Root-Bernstein, professor of physiology at Michigan State University, will present “Mental Tools for Thinking Creatively” at 3 p.m. on Sept. 19 in the Campus Center Ballroom. Contact Jay Kappraff, 973-596-3490. >>
The NJIT steel bridge team ranked 14th overall, 10th in construction, 15th in lightness, 6th in stiffness and 10th in efficiency in the National American Society of Civil Engineers/American Institute of Steel Construction Student Steel Bridge Competition held this weekend at California State University in Northridge, Calif. >>
"Ward City” has been named the winner of “Project Exploration: A Playground Design Challenge,” the first architectural design competition presented by the NJIT chapter of the Resident Society of Aspiring Architects. The competition had solicited submissions to redesign the existing playground at the Sarah Ward Nursery on Jay Street in Newark. Members of the winning team—Donna Miller, Danielle Portella, Caitlin Grant (team captain), Carmela Tripodi, and Jason Peist—will implement their design this summer. >>
Maureen Sturgeon, a non-traditional, adult student who is on her second career, may be the most industrious student to graduate May 17, 2007, from NJIT. Sturgeon will graduate with an almost-perfect grade-point average, while holding down a full-time job as the engineering inspector for Franklin Township. >>
The Biology Society at NJIT sponsored a trip to the 22nd Annual Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep on April 28 in Sandy Hook, NJ. They joined an estimated 700 volunteers in Sandy Hook and 3,000 volunteers statewide who removed tons of debris and recorded their collections for later use in identifying pollution trends. >>
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A way to provide electricity to New York City in the next century garnered a national award for a team of students at NJIT. The “City of the Future” contest sponsored by IBM, The History Channel, and the American Society of Civil Engineers named four NJIT electrical and computer engineering students “IBM Engineers of the Future.” >>
A team of civil engineering students from NJIT took home the award for best overall bridge in the National American Institute of Steel Construction & the American Society of Civil Engineers Collegiate Bridge Competition at the New York City College of Technology. >>
NJIT will host engineering educators from across the nation at the 2007 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), which will focus on "Embracing Diversity in Learning: The Challenge for Engineering Education” on April 13-14 in the NJIT Campus Center. >>
The NJIT American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Student Section and ASME District A will host the 2007 Student Professional Development Conference on April 14 at NJIT. >>
James E. West, PhD, a research professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at Johns Hopkins University, will make two presentations on April 9. The first talk, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom, will feature an overview of the Black heritage in technology. From 4-5:30 p.m. in Tiernan Lecture Hall I, West will discuss the increasing awareness of noise as being detrimental to health in hospitals. >>
The NJIT chapter of the Resident Society of Aspiring Architects (RSAA) has announced its first architectural design competition, “Project Exploration: A Playground Design Challenge,” which has solicited submissions to redesign the existing playground at the Sarah Ward Nursery on Jay Street in Newark. The public is invited to attend a preliminary presentation showcase to be held on April 4 at 2:30 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom B. >>
Due to the inclement weather, the lecture by William A. Wulf, PhD, president of the National Academy of Engineering, that was originally scheduled today at 11:30 a.m. has been postponed. >>
Margaret Leinen, PhD, chief science officer and vice president of Climos, will discuss at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) next week the buildup of atmospheric greenhouse gases over just two centuries as part of NJIT's NJIT Technology and Society Forum Series. >>
Margaret Leinen, PhD, chief science officer and vice president of Climos, will discuss "Global Change: The Challenges for Research in a World Aware of Change" on Feb. 12, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom at NJIT. The public is invited to the talk, which is part of NJIT's Technology and Society Forum Series. >>
2006
Six students enrolled in NJIT's Albert Dorman Honors College won the Best Meal Award for their project titled “A Bea-CAN of Hope” in the Canstruction® competition. Created by the Society for Design Administration, the competition invited participants to design giant sculptures made entirely from unopened cans of food. At the close of the exhibitions the cans were donated to local food banks. >>
Durga Misra, PhD, a professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at NJIT, was named a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society. The Society recognized Misra for his pioneering research on understanding and minimizing process induced damage mechanisms in metal-oxide-semiconductor devices and silicon-germanium devices and materials. >>
Humans may soon have the super powers of superheroes now found only in comic books and movies, says bestselling author and social commentator Joel Garreau, who will speak on Nov. 9, 4-5:30 p.m. at NJIT's Campus Center. The talk is part of NJIT's Technology and Society Forum series. >>
America's energy future is choice, not fate, and U.S. dependence on oil can be eliminated with proven technologies that create wealth and strengthen security. That's the message Nathan Glasgow of the Rocky Mountain Institute will bring to NJIT in his presentation on Oct. 25 at NJIT's Technology and Society Forum. >>
Once again, the NJIT Technology and Society Forum will present speakers whose ideas excite and challenge. The first lecture, “Creative Thinking and Problem Solving, An Essential Skill for the New Millennium,” is set for Sept. 27, 3-4:30 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom. Gerard J. Puccio, PhD, the department chair and professor of the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State, SUNY, will explore the nature of creativity and how people may enhance their potential for thinking. >>

KUDOS-August 2006

August 01, 2006
Thirty Albert Dorman Honors College Students and Assistant Dean Inducted Into Phi Eta Sigma
Thirty Albert Dorman Honors College students were inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society at NJIT, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement among members of the freshman class. In addition, Shane Y. Williamson, assistant dean for academics, was inducted as an honorary member for her assistance to Honors College freshmen. NJIT Chemistry Professor Presents Research at International Symposium
Dr. Lev N. Krasnoperov, a professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, in collaboration with Jingping Peng and Paul Marshall of the University of North Texas, has made an important advancement in the theory of reactions that exhibit negative apparent activation energies. In their paper entitled "Modified Transition State Theory and Negative Activation Energies of Simple Metathesis Reactions: Application to the Reaction CH3+HBr -> CH4 + Br," which appeared in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Analysis in March 2006, they developed a modified transition state theory (MTST) for such reactions that provided quantitative agreement with the experiment.  In addition to the published journal article, Dr. Krasnoperov recently presented this research at the 19th International Symposium on Gas Kinetics in Orleans, France, July 22-27, 2006. >>

KUDOS-May 2006

May 01, 2006
NJIT Provost Named Honorary Member by ASCEPriscilla P. Nelson, PhD, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at NJIT, was elected an Honorary Member by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Board of Direction. Honorary Members are those who have demonstrated achievement and contributed noteworthy services in any field of endeavor who have adhered to high standards of conduct, and whose efforts have benefited their communities, the nation and humanity. The Class of 2006 of 11 Honorary members will be inducted during the ASCE Annual Conference in October.Graduate Student Awarded a 2006 SPIE Educational Scholarship  Aysegul Ergin, a doctoral student in biomedical engineering at NJIT, was awarded an  Educational Scholarship in Optical Science & Engineering by SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering. The Scholarship Committee selected Ergin for her potential long-range contribution to the field of optics and photonics. Student Places Third in First Annual Electronic Trading Olympiad Yanzhi Bai, a graduate student in the College of Computing Sciences at NJIT, placed sixth in the first annual Electronic Trading Olympiad sponsored by the Interactive Brokers Group (IBG). IBG created the Olympiad to highlight the growing need for engineers and computer science professionals in the financial services industry.   >>
NJIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering will host The American Society of Mechanical Engineers joint meeting on April 24, 6-9 p.m., Campus Center, Room 240.  W. Bruce Eckman, PhD, an adjunct professor of pharmaceutical engineering at NJIT and a project manager at Torcon, Inc., will discuss "Mechanical Engineering Projects in Pharmaceutical Construction-The CGMP Basics You Need to Know." >>
Two mechanical engineering students at NJIT spent a semester building a casting device that a paraplegic could use to cast a fishing line. The students, John Kurdyla and Alejandro Perez, recently took first place in a National Design Contest sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). >>
Chris Phoenix, director of research at the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology, will lecture at NJIT on a promising yet potentially dangerous nanotechnology called molecular manufacturing. Phoenix's lecture, free and open to the public, is scheduled for April 5, 3-4:30 p.m., in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Robots have been to the moon, to Mars and even, in the form of vacuum cleaners, to shopping malls. But where they haven't been, and where they might be most useful, is in our homes, said Cynthia Breazeal, PhD, one of the nation's leading roboticists who spoke yesterday at NJIT. “For robots, the final frontier isn't space; it's your living room," Breazeal said. >>
Energy security demands innovation and innovation requires an investment in intellectual security,” Shirley Ann Jackson, PhD, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute told some 200 faculty, staff, students and others on Feb. 9. Jackson said that energy security and the “quiet crisis”—stemming from the gap between the nation's growing need for scientists, engineers, and other technically skilled workers and its production of them—are “inextricably linked” and, if permitted to continue unmitigated, could reverse the global leadership Americans currently enjoy. “We can no longer drill our way to energy security,” Jackson said. “We must innovate our way to energy security.” >>
The NJIT Technology and Society Forum's spring program kicked off on Feb. 1 with a performance by the Advanced Mixed Chorus from Newark's Arts High School and vocalist Yvette Glover. Co-sponsored by the NJIT Educational Opportunity Program, the concert is part of the university's recognition of Black History Month and celebration of our nation's rich diversity. >>
Robert Miura, PhD, a professor in the departments of mathematical sciences and biomedical engineering, was honored yesterday by his colleagues for receiving on Jan. 13 the Leroy P. Steele Prize for a Seminal Contribution To Research In Mathematics from the American Mathematical Society. >>
The Advanced Mixed Chorus from Newark's Arts High School and jazz singer Yvette Glover will perform at NJIT on Feb. 1, 2006 at 4 p.m. as part of the university's celebration of Black History Month.The concert, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the NJIT Technology and Society Forum Series and the Educational Opportunity Program at NJIT. >>
2005

KUDOS - November 2005

November 01, 2005
The NJIT Chapter of the Hispanic Organization of Students in Technology/Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (HOST/SHPE) was the big winner at the 2005 SHPE Eastern Technical Career Conference held in October. NJIT was awarded the Orlando Montan Chapter Leadership Award and students Danny Lozano and Hermes Alverez won the Most Promising Engineer award and the Technical Poster Competition, respectively. Raymond A. Calluori, PhD, Office of Institutional Research and Planning, served as a member of the Juvenile Delinquency Advisory Board for McGraw-Hill's recently released reader, Annual Editions: Juvenile Delinquency and Justice 06/07. Articles on school shootings and Ecstasy use by youth, suggested by Dr. Calluori, were included in the collection. >>
Allen Hershkowitz, a senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental activist group, will discuss the challenges of sustainable urban development on Nov. 9, 3-4:30 p.m., NJIT Campus Center ballroom. The lecture, which is the fifth in NJIT's Technology and Society Forum Series, is open to the public and parking is available. >>
William C. Van Buskirk, PhD, a distinguished professor at NJIT who helped pioneer the burgeoning field of biomedical reengineering, has been elected Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society. Van Buskirk was elected Fellow last week during the society's awards ceremony held in Baltimore, Md. >>
The future of fiber science is the core topic of the Fiber Society's 2005 Fall Annual Meeting and Technical Conference on Oct. 17-19, Campus Center Ballrooms A and B at NJIT. For more information, contact Program Chair Michael Jaffe, PhD, jaffe@adm.njit.edu. >>
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Kenneth Deffeyes, PhD, an esteemed geologist and professor emeritus at Princeton University, will give a lecture titled “The Impending Oil Shortage: A Crisis in Public Policy" on Sept. 19, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., in the NJIT Campus Center atrium. The lecture is free, open to the public and parking is available. Deffeyes's talk is the first in this year's Technology and Society Forum series. >>
Leon M. Lederman, Nobel Laureate, director emeritus of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and founder and resident scholar at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, will discuss the crisis in U.S. science education and science literacy at a Technology and Society forum on April 20, 2005, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre, Kupfrian Hall. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be webcast live that day by logging on to http://speakerforum.njit.edu/.  Contact: Jay Kappraff, 973-596-3490 or email: kappraff@adm.njit.edu. >>
Betty Shanahan, executive director and chief executive officer of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), will be the special guest speaker at the NJIT SWE Networking Night and Awards Reception on April 25, 2005, 6–8 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP or for more information, e-mail Chisom Maduike at cnm2@njit.edu or Talina Knox at knoxt@njit.edu or call 973-642-4671. >>

KUDOS - April 2005

April 01, 2005
NJIT Professor Designated As Fulbright Scholar Christopher Funkhouser, PhD, assistant professor, department of humanities, has been designated as a Fulbright Scholar for teaching and research in Malaysia in 2006. Dr. Funkhouser, a specialist in digital poetry and literature, will be working at Multimedia University in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, next spring. His project, dealing with multimedia database communication, involves half-time lecturing and half-time research at the University. His proposal was selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and was endorsed by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.  Professors Recognized for Article in IEEE Publication Nancy W. Coppola, associate professor of humanities, has won the Rudolph J. Joenk Jr. Award for best article published in IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication for 2004. The article, "Swift Trust in Virtual Teams," was written with  Roxanne Hiltz, PhD, distinguished professor of information systems, and Naomi Rotter, PhD, professor of management. The Joenk Award winner is invited to present a paper at the IEEE International Professional Communication Conference in Limerick, Ireland, in July 2005.  NCE Staff Recognized at Annual Awards Banquet Brenda Walker and Geny Moreno, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, were recognized for their service and dedication to Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at the school's annual Awards Banquet on April 8, 2005 at the Newark Airport Marriott Hotel. Ms. Walker received the NCE Outstanding Staff Award and Ms. Moreno was presented with the NCE Excellence in Advising Award. SPE Student Chapter Receives Outstanding Student Organization Award The Society of Plastics Engineers student chapter was presented with the Outstanding Student Organization Award at the NCE Awards Banquet on April 8, 2005 at the Newark Airport Marriott Hotel.  Six Highlanders Named Arthur Ashe Sports Scholars Six NJIT student-athletes were named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars in the most recent issue of Black Issues In Higher Education magazine. Each awardee must have had a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.20, been an active member of an intercollegiate athletics team in 2004-05, and have demonstrated a record of service to his/her university or community. They are: Jennifer Dorn, cross-country; Elizabeth Mayo, cross-country; Mario Douglas, soccer;  Sita Kulkarni, volleyball; Deepti Sanjai, fencing;  and Donelle Small, swimming. NCE 70th Reunion Website Wins Admissions Advertising Award The Newark College of Engineers 70th Reunion Website received an honorable mention in the twentieth annual Admissions Advertising Awards sponsored by Admissions Marketing Report.  >>
The NJIT chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) will offer Macromedia Flash Workshops on March 22 and 29, 2005, 6-8 p.m., Cullimore 411. The workshops will be taught by Heather Daniels (MSPTC '04). Two sessions will be offered: Beginner Session on March 22; Advanced Skills on March 29. Fee: $30 for non-STC members; $20 for STC members. Space is limited. To register, please e-mail George Francy at gpf2@njit.edu. >>
The NJIT student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) will host the society's Regional Student Leadership Conference on March 19, 2005, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. in the Campus Center. Some 250 Hispanic students from 45 colleges will attend the conference, which offers student leaders from SHPE chapters in the northeast a chance to meet and share knowledge. Maria Hernandez, director of Business Resiliency and Security Solutions at IBM Corp., will speak during the conference luncheon. Liz Garcia (at left), public affairs manager for Infineum who is also a member of the NJIT Board of Trustees, will speak during the gala banquet. >>
The Society for Women Engineers at NJIT will be conducting a cell phone drive during the months of February and March. Cell phones can be dropped off at designated boxes located around campus, including the Campus Center, Campbell Hall, and the residential halls. Funds raised from the drive will go to the American Red Cross to aid victims of the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia. >>

KUDOS - February 2005

February 01, 2005
Tremaine Designated Professor Emeritus; Receives CHI Lifetime Service Award Marilyn Tremaine, PhD, professor of information systems, was designated Professor Emeritus effective February 1, 2005, in recognition of her service to the university and her continuing involvement with its students. In addition, Tremaine received the 2005 Lifetime Service  Award from the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI). The CHI Lifetime Service Award is given to individuals who have contributed to the growth of SIGCHI in a variety of capacities and carries an honorarium of $1,000. Student Section of Society of Women Engineers Receives Award at National Conference The NJIT student section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) was honored with the Student Net Increase Award for Medium Sections at this year's national SWE conference. The NJIT SWE achieved an 86% increase in student members over the past year.  Also, NJIT SWE student section president Chisom Madiuke served as a member of the Region E team during the conference "SME Bowl" competition. The Subject Matter Expert (SME) Bowl, sponsored by ExxonMobil, is a competition that challenges SWE students in their knowledge of science, math, physics, engineering, and technology as well as SWE history, policies, and procedures. The region won first prize, netting a $1,500 team award for region programming. Bloom Appointed to Mathematics Task Force Joel S. Bloom, interim provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at NJIT, was appointed to the Governor's Mathematics Task Force. >>
2004
As Freeman Dyson tells it, "If we are wise, science gives us opportunities to leave things better than the way we left it." To a packed ballroom of more than 500 faculty, staff, students and alumni, Dyson expanded on how the the proliferation of genetic engineering and biotechnology soon will circumvent the Darwinian principles that have governed evolution for three billion years. His lecture, "Life After Darwin: The Open Software of Gene Transfer," spoke to the social and economic consequences of this biotechnological upheaval and the resulting explosion of biodiversity. "Biotechnology will become domesticated--no longer seen as weird and alienated," he predicts. "With new tools come new questions and new responsibilities." >>
“Can technology be used to steal the 2004 presidential election?” asks Jay M. Kappraff, PhD, associate professor of mathematics at NJIT. Kappraff, who leads a faculty group authorized to create the university's new Technology and Society Forum Series, has invited two well-known speakers to explore this possibility on September 23, 2004, 4-5:30 p.m., in the second floor ballroom of the Campus Center. >>
Mechanical engineering students from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) took top awards during the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Regional Student Conference, held recently at the City College of New York (CCNY). >>
Scientists at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) believe   they have discovered a new and critically important chemical process to force scattered nanoparticles into infinitesimally tiny, but clearly-defined channels of microstructures. >>
2003
Something plastic, something new, is always cooking in Marinos Xanthos' first floor polymer engineering laboratory at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Xanthos, a chemical engineering professor who has directed since 1988 the Polymer Processing Institute at NJIT, is best known for developing energy efficient manufacturing methods with low environmental impact. >>
Deran Hanesian, Ph.D., of Nutley, was recently honored with a prestigious award from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Washington, D.C., for developing a laboratory that teaches the scientific method to students of all ages and capabilities. >>
The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) recently named plastics expert Marino Xanthos, Ph.D., a Society Fellow. Xanthos, a professor of chemical engineering and director of the Polymer Processing Institute (PPI) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), works on finding new applications for recycled plastics. >>