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2014
Ivana Seric, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, recently had her research accepted for publication in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics Rapids, a highly visible venue for short, high impact papers across the full range of fluid mechanics. >>
High school seniors from Newark, Baltimore, and New York City spend six days on the NJIT campus each summer learning about finance and college culture from School of Management professors and NJIT students. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) awarded 2,649 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees today at the 98th Commencement exercises at the Prudential Center in Newark. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will award more than 2,600 baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees at the 98th Commencement exercises on May 20, 2014. >>
Each year, NJIT honors students who have worked to enhance campus life. This year, 11 students received 2014 Highlander Student Achievement Awards, which recognized their leadership roles on campus. >>
Rayon Williams, a doctoral student in chemical engineering, received second-place honors for his oral presentation at the  National Society of Black Engineers 40th Annual Convention Technical Research Exhibition competition in Nashville, Tenn. >>
Six student researchers received awards in the undergraduate and graduate categories of the Dana Knox Student Research Showcase on April 16, 2014.  >>
NJIT has collaborated with Rutgers University and Seton Hall Law School for the first ever Newark Graduate Student Meet Up, an event designed to bring together grad students and young professionals to learn more about each other and to learn more about the city of Newark as a center of culture and professional life.  >>
2013
Zhe He, a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at NJIT, presented his paper titled "A Family-Based Framework for Supporting Quality Assurance of Biomedical Ontologies in BioPortal" last month at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2013 Annual Symposium in Washington, DC. >>
NJIT's student organizations have rallied once again for their annual Noble November activities to raise awareness of those in need. Members of the Filipino Student Association, many of whom have families in the Philippines that have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan, have collected almost $1,000 for UNICEF. >>
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. >>
The NJIT Campus Center and Career Development Services Civic Engagement with the Filipino Student Association are coordinating the Highlanders Helping Haiyan Victims relief drive to provide assistance to those affected by the recent earthquake and typhoon in the Philippines. >>
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) NJIT Graduate Chapter, in conjunction with the Northern New Jersey Section of the AIAA, recently hosted a two-day glider building event and competition at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The AIAA Glider Building Challenge was the first event of this kind held on the NJIT campus and was aimed at stimulating the creative skills and ingenuity of graduate and undergraduate students.  >>
The Materials Science and Engineering Program and the Department of Biomedical Engineering recently sponsored a seminar by Bose ElectroForce Systems Group.  In addition to discussing the materials science, engineering and technology of testing the mechanical properties of biomaterials, BOSE representatives also discussed internships and job opportunities at BOSE locations throughout the world.  >>
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.  >>
T.K. Ramchandar, engineer manager with Intel's Thin Films Logic Technology Development Group, recently came to NJIT to speak to graduate students during a recruitment seminar.  Approximately seventy students were in attendance.  >>
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) NJIT Graduate Chapter, in conjunction with the Northern New Jersey Section of the AIAA, recently hosted a two-day glider building event and competition at NJIT. This was the first event of this kind held on the NJIT campus, aimed at stimulating the creative skills and ingenuity of graduate and undergraduate students.  >>
Students and Faculty from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design presented their studio work to an international audience dedicated to addressing water challenges for coastal cities from the Dutch Delta to New York Harbor. >>
It's been a productive summer for grad and undergrad members of the NJIT Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).  >>
A representative from Intel's Thin Films Logic Technology Development Group is hosting a recruitment seminar and interviews for graduate students on Aug. 12-13.  >>
Sherlene Ayala, assistant director for Leadership and Diversity, will be presenting “Graduate School Transitions: Experiences for Students of Color” at the AADA  Summer Conference 2013.  >>
Winners of the 2013 Highlander Student Achievement Awards were recently announced at the annual ceremony which recognizes student leaders and organizations for their talent and work to enhance the NJIT student experience.  >>
How to do business in China will be the focus of an all-day conference, open to the public and hosted by the North American Chinese Entrepreneur Association, NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) and the NJIT Chinese Student Association on June 8, 2013.  >>
NJIT's first Renaissance Faire, held on campus on April 19, was a festive event featuring performers that entertained crowds with live jousting, fortune telling, tarot card reading and belly dancing.  >>
From exciting architectural plans for the August 2013 Chinese Solar Decathlon to a better hospital rating system, six student research projects recently captured the imagination of judges at the 2013 NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase, held last week on April 17, 2013.  Seventy-two graduate and undergraduate students participated. >>
The NJIT men's and women's basketball teams each were presented with resolutions yesterday from the NJIT Board of Trustees in recognition of their historic championship seasons of both athletic and academic accomplishments. >>
The graduate entity of Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) at NJIT conducted a workshop on “Applying to Faculty Positions” for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows at NJIT.  The workshop was divided into three sessions on applications, interviews and negotiations.  >>
Sherlene Ayala, assistant director for Leadership and Diversity, recently spoke at The Student Affairs Conference at NYU, a one-day professional development opportunity open to administrators, faculty, and graduate students to share ideas and expertise regarding a wide array of issues in higher education and student affairs.  >>
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.   >>
“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. >>
Jinisha Patel, of Springfield, a sophomore at the College of Computing Sciences at NJIT, recently attended a White House technology summit.  Patel numbered among 12 college students chosen to attend by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), a group Patel has worked with since high school.  >>
2012
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.  >>
The New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC) and NJIT successfully partnered to bring Health Information Technology (IT) to students by assisting them in creating individual electronic Personal Health Records (PHRs).  >>
Tagged: nj-hitec
New Jersey's Department of Health Commissioner, Mary E. O'Dowd, looks on as an NJIT student inputs her medical information to create her electronic Personal Health Record (PHR) as part of the 7th Annual National Health IT Week celebration.  >>
NJIT announces the appointment, effective Sept. 1, 2012, of Charles J. Fey, EdD, as the new NJIT Vice President of Academic and Student Support Services.  >>
Tagged: joel bloom
NJIT will mark the start of the new school year Sept. 12, 2012 at University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The event, which recognizes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, will be held at 3 p.m. in the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreation Facility on the NJIT campus.  >>
SIGGRAPH, “the world's premier conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques” was held in Los Angeles, California from August 4 through August 9, and included a contingent of representatives from NJIT's School of Art + Design. >>
The College of Architecture and Design recently hosted the jury of the international student design competition called “Integrated Communities: A Society for All Ages” organized by the International Council for Caring Communities, in cooperation with the Asia Pacific Exchange and Cooperation Foundation (APECF) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), the United Nations Ageing Units, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), and other partners. >>
NJIT students will create individual electronic Personal Health Records (PHR) at NJIT in the Campus Center Atrium, on Sept. 10, 2012, (from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.).  >>
Tagged: nj-hitec, ehr
NJ-HITEC and NJIT will celebrate National Health Information Technology (IT) Week by launching a new health IT initiative at the NJIT Campus Center Atrium on Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. >>
Tagged: nj-hitec, ehr
NJIT graduate and undergrad degree programs in engineering technologies and engineering-related fields are racking up kudos when it comes to educating minority students, according to the most recent rankings by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.  >>

Bubbles 4 Autism

May 15, 2012
On April 26, Caitlyn Ragni, Student Athlete Advisory Committee President and NJIT Women's Soccer Co-Captain, hosted a community service event along with the SAAC to raise awareness for autism.  >>
NJIT undergraduate students interested in a summer research opportunity are encouraged to apply for a limited number of summer research awards. Any current NJIT student who will be an undergraduate in the fall semester 2012 may apply. The program runs from May 21 to July 27, 2012. >>
NJIT students Bryan Lopez, Pedro Cruz, Jason Cabrejos and Adonis Yaport placed fourth in the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers Foundation Competition. >>
A student team in the Albert Dorman Honors College Interdisciplinary Design Studio (IDS) won two second-place awards–Best Pitch and People's Choice–on Feb. 1 at the Annual New Jersey  Entrepreneurial Network (NJEN) poster session at Princeton University. >>
NJIT's College Goal Sunday is set this year for Feb. 19, 2012 (snow date March 4, 2012) from 1-4 p.m. in the second floor ballroom of NJIT's Campus Center.  >>
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.  >>
Three Albert Dorman Honors College students, accompanied by ADHC Assistant Dean for Student Programs Paul Dine, PhD, traveled to the Dominican Republic earlier this month to help complete the building of a home for a local family in need.  >>
Computer engineering major Christopher Early, an Albert Dorman Honors College scholar and a varsity swimmer, will be featured in an ad scheduled to appear in the New York Times Education Life section on January 22, 2012. >>
The Board of Trustees of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) yesterday voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Joel Bloom as President of the University, effective immediately.  >>
2011
Yasmine Aly, Carlo Badiola, Shasha Zhang, Priya Santhanam, Shashank Vummidi, all graduate students in NJIT's Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, presented papers last week at the AIAA Region I Young Professional, Student, and Education Conference 2011.   >>
The Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at NJIT has been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to participate as one of 20 universities and colleges across the nation in a new five-year program to keep students enrolled in engineering programs.  >>
The NJIT women's track and field team has been honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as an All-Academic team for the 2011 season. >>
For the third straight year, the NJIT men's and women's tennis teams have both been awarded ITA All-Academic Team honors by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.  >>
Fifth-year architecture student Joann Kwan Lui has won third place in the 2010-2011 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture/American Institute of Steel Construction Student Design Competition. >>
Twenty-nine student-athletes in six sports were named to the Winter/Spring 2010-11 Great West Conference all-Academic team. >>
Matt Burgermaster, assistant professor in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, acted as a Session Chair for the conference In the Beginning/In the End, the 2011 National Conference of the Beginning Design Student (NCBDS).  >>
NJIT Facilities Manager Kenneth C. Welch, Jr., who will receive his MBA degree at NJIT's 2011 commencement ceremony on May 16, was inducted last week into the Beta Gamma Sigma Graduate Honor Society. >>
Charles William Bell III, a graduate student majoring in civil engineering at NJIT, was chosen as one of the representatives of Newark who will accompany His Holiness The Dalai Lama during his visit to Newark this weekend at the Newark Peace Education Summit>>
The NJIT Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, initiated 37 engineering students on April 29 in the Campus Center.  >>
Two teams of students represented NJIT's School of Management in a student case competition sponsored by the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the Association for Operations Management (APICS) at Quinnipiac University.  >>
Catherine Florio, a doctoral candidate in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, was acknowledged as a Second Year Amelia Earhart Fellow at the Zonta International District 3 Annual Regional Conference. >>
The Brothers of Alpha Sigma Phi, Alpha Rho chapter raised $1000 to support The Lance Armstrong Foundation at a dinner given in honor of a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, David Ketcham, who is a cancer survivor. >>
Two NJIT students recently released an iPhone app that is selling well on the iTunes App Store.  The app, called Quotebook, was recently Apple's 15th best-selling app in the reference category. >>
U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) congratulated NJIT students who participated last week in the EPA's P3: People, Prosperity and the Planet Student Design Competition for Sustainability on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  >>
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.  >>
Sometimes engineering school really can be fun. Just ask the six Newark College of Engineering undergrads who created and designed their own micro airplane. >>
Julia Gayner, an electrical and computer engineering major with a 4.0 GPA, has been awarded a Tau Beta Pi Scholarship for 2011-12. >>
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.  >>
NJIT will be a unique contender in the upcoming April 16-17, 2011 P3 award competition on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  >>
For a group of NJIT fraternity brothers, winter this year turned out to be chillier than expected, but certainly more profitable.  >>
Tagged: students, greek life
Improving hospital performance, better emergency shelter and automated people-movers will number among the innovative projects and ideas that will be displayed at NJIT's upcoming Dana Knox Student Research Showcase.   >>
Marcelle M. Jackson, MIS manager for NJIT's Division of Career Development Services, was recently honored by the New Jersey Haitian Student Association during their Annual Alumni and Supporters Gala. >>
Helping others is an important part of NJIT life. Many students are the children of immigrants, some are even immigrants themselves. Problems and issues around the world hit home.  >>
NJIT will present the annual Faculty and Staff Variety Show on April 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theater.  >>
Tagged: student life
High school student teams will present their projects from the current season's work at the ACE Mentor Program Final Presentation Night on March 22, 4-8 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
A few tugs on red cloth, a round of applause and 48 linear feet of custom mural was unveiled yesterday morning at the newly-named NJ Transit Warren St/NJIT light rail station. >>
"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. >>
The Warren Street Newark City Light Rail Station is getting a facelift thanks to the efforts of two NJIT Student Senate presidents (one now an alum), who ceaselessly rallied students to champion and support a plan to beautify the station's walls with custom contemporary murals depicting the university and city.  >>
NJIT volunteers are needed for the GoNewark HoopFest NCAA Basketball Tournament on March 24-27, 2011. Register here. >>
Tagged: division 1
The NJIT Student Senate in association with the engineering clubs and societies is celebrating National Engineering Week (Feb. 21-Feb. 27) with a roster of fun and professional events geared to the NJIT community.  >>
AT&T, Oppenheimer Funds, Motorola, Samsung, McGraw Hill Companies and the Liberty Science Center will number among the 120-plus organizations participating in the March 2, 2011 NJIT Career Fair.  >>
Love is always in the air at NJIT and there are no better people to discuss romance than couples who met here and married. >>
More than 50 NJIT students will compete at NJIT in a student Hackathon. See dozens of empty pizza boxes and soda cartons strewn throughout the Campus Center Ballroom as teams feverishly compete to build next-generation applications using SciVerse, a new search and discovery platform. >>
There's probably no topic more on the minds of parents of college age students than financial aid.  For many of these parents, and students, too, however, unraveling the mysteries of finding and securing the best financial aid package can be daunting.  >>
The brothers of the Alpha Phi Omega Lambda Delta Chapter participated in the Martin Luther King Day of Service yesterday at Louis Spencer Elementary School in Newark.  >>
Members of the NJIT Student Senate handed out free coffee, hot cocoa and doughnuts in the NJIT parking deck this morning as the university kicked off the first day of the spring semester. >>
Once again some 500 middle and senior high school students from throughout Northern New Jersey will gather at NJIT for the annual Science Olympiad play-offs. The date this year is Jan. 14, 2010,  from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. >>
Confounded by federal student loan applications?  If you are a low-income family, there is no reason to suffer alone. >>
2010
Ankur Agrawal, a PhD student in the department of computer science at NJIT, presented his paper titled "Dissimilarities in the Logical Modeling of Apparently Similar Concepts in SNOMED CT" last month at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2010 Annual Symposium in Washington, DC.  >>
Shabnam Darjani, a PhD candidate in the department of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, received a student participation grant to attend a national conference organized by the National Science Foundation.  >>

'Tis the Season

December 15, 2010
More than 20 campus organizations helped collect donations from the NJIT community as part of the fifth annual Toys for Tots drive. >>
Students in the industrial design program at NJIT's School of Art + Design, organized by Assistant Professor Brooks Atwood, participated in the annual ELEVEN80 Holiday Cocktail Party Showcase on Dec. 7 in Newark. The showcase featured unique, one-of-a-kind designs produced by industrial design students that were offered for sale at this private, VIP event. Projects ranged from task lamps to furniture to sculptural "smart modules." Pictured here is a Card Lamp by fourth-year industrial design student Hossam Radwan.  >>
Students in the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program at NJIT recently received certification in pervious concrete, a process that included a morning lecture on the knowledge needed for contractors to manage the material followed by an actual pouring of pervious concrete outside of the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center. Many other students were able to watch the pour as the future barbecue area and event space was being paved for the NJIT community. The program was sponsored by the PCA Northeast Cement Shippers Association. >>
NJIT's Fall 2010 UNICEF Challenge has raised a total of $1783.64 for UNICEF, with Phi Sigma Kappa named the overall winning organization. The fraternity, which raised a a total of $373.46 in funds, has been awarded $250 from the Campus Center for an on-campus program. Last year as part of the Campus Challenge, NJIT raised almost $10,000 to help the victims of the Haiti earthquake; that amount was doubled by the George Harrison Fund.   >>
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.  >>
A student delegation from the NJIT Residence Hall Association won the Roll Call video contest at the Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (CAACURH) Regional Conference. In addition, NJIT students Kevin Rivas and Katheryn Purisima won the Top 10 program for their video presentation"Be the Edge in Knowledge" and Joseph Rios, NJIT's Assistant Director for Leadership and Diversity Programs, received the Best Advisor Program award. >>
Tagged: students
NJIT student volunteers served a Thanksgiving dinner to Hyacinth AIDS Foundation staff and clients on Nov. 18 in the Campus Center Atrium. "They all made a great impact on the Hyacinth staff and their clients, from helping to decorate, serving the food and interacting with the clients," said NJIT Campus Center Director Donna Minnich Spuhler.  >>
Yang Fan, a graduate student in NJIT's department of chemistry and environmental science and president of the NJIT Chinese Student and Scholar Association, attended the World Green Energy Symposium on Oct. 21-23 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The symposium demonstrates the power of new energy by providing a platform for connections, education, information exchange, contracting and business networking opportunities in the industry. >>
The Graduate Student Association at NJIT will host their sixth annual Graduate Student Research Day on Nov. 4, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. Jorge Cham, PhD, creator of the comic strip Piled Higher and Deeper (PhD), will be the keynote speaker. >>
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.   >>
Drew Terpenning and Shengyan Gao, graduate students in NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the 2010 New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Outstanding Student in Transportation Award last week at the 12th Annual NJDOT Research Showcase at Rutgers University. >>
High school students and their families can obtain valuable information on admissions procedures, tour the campus, and discover the wide range of undergraduate degree programs at NJIT's Fall Open House on Oct. 24, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Reserve your spot. >>
Khondaker M. Salehin, a PhD candidate in the ECE Department at NJIT, was the runner-up in the Student Poster Competition of the IEEE Sarnoff Symposium 2010 in Princeton. Salehin presented a scheme to measure link capacity and available bandwidth for wired networks. This work was developed in the Networking Research Laboratory under the supervision of Roberto Rojas-Cessa, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  >>
The Honors Student Council Office located on the fourth floor of NJIT's Fenster Hall was officially named The Roberta Renard Student Council Office at the Albert Dorman Honors College (ADHC) yesterday in honor of the ADHC Board of Visitors member and benefactor. Roberta Renard, of Summit, is president and chief executive officer of Renard Communications, Inc., a Springfield, NJ company that publishes the trade magazine, Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology. >>
Interior design student Anita Graham of Mullica Hill was selected to participate in the Autodesk Student Expert Program and attended the Revit Bootcamp in San Francisco August 9-13. Twenty-two students in a variety of disciplines from schools that included NJIT, Carnegie Mellon University, University of California at Berkeley, Georgia Tech, University of Southern California, Penn State, Purdue, and Virginia Tech gathered to train with solution specialists to learn Revit and Ecotect or Autodesk Inventor so that they can, in turn, help students at their own schools. For Ms.Graham, this was the second consecutive year she received a scholarship to participate and, for the second consecutive year, was the only interior design student selected.  >>
Daniel Palma of Paterson and Benjamin Gross of Lambertville, two juniors from NJIT's School of Art + Design, served as volunteers in the Student Volunteer Program at the Association of Computing Machinery's 2010 ACM SIGGRAPH Conference last month in Los Angeles. >>
Thirty students from high schools in Newark, the Bronx and Manhattan participated in the Capital One Student Banker Program at NJIT this week. The students arrived on campus Sunday and will make group presentations this afternoon. The one-week workshop provided an introduction to the key concepts of financial markets and institutions that will help them expand their understanding of finance beyond their personal budgets and the bank branches they will be running next year at their respective high schools.  >>
Tagged: pre-college
Sixteen high school and middle school students will show off their high tech prowess to parents and business sponsors on Aug. 11, 2010, during the closing ceremony of the NJIT 2010 Summer Capstone and Real World Connections Programs for high school students.  Both programs, which are sponsored by the NJIT College of Computing Sciences (CCS), enable pre-college and college students to collaborate on projects for area businesses, corporations and others. >>
NJIT placed 29 student-athletes in six sports on the 2009-10 Winter/Spring Great West Conference All-Academic team. Selection to the team requires that student-athletes achieve a minimum cumulative 3.2 grade-point average and also must have participated in at least 50 percent of their respective teams' contests. >>
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.   >>
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. >>
Students at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools can now look forward to saving about one year of tuition and time if they choose to attend NJIT upon graduation from either the Union County Magnet High School or the Academy for Information Technology, thanks to an agreement signed today between NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch and Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Superintendent Thomas J. Bistocchi. The program allows students entering their freshman year of high school to elect to take certain courses that NJIT faculty have pre-approved for credit. High school students who successfully complete all conditions of the program while in high school will be admitted to NJIT and can participate in a number of majors and colleges including offerings of the Newark College of Engineering, College of Science and Liberal Arts, the School of Management, the College of Computing Sciences and the Albert Dorman Honors College. “This is an exciting opportunity for students at the Academy and Magnet high schools and we are pleased to extend these offerings,” said Joel Bloom, vice president for Academic and Student Services at NJIT. Dr. Bistocchi offered, "It is an opportunity for excellent students to stay in state and get an quality education at a highly ranked national university, NJIT." Similar joint advanced standing admissions programs are already in place between NJIT and Bergen County Academies and Morris County Academies. >>
Katrina Hornstein, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, received the Presidential Leadership Award for undergraduate students today from NJIT Dean of Students Jack Gentul at the annual Highlander Student Achievement Awards ceremony. Jaskirat Sodhi, a PhD student in mechanical engineering, received the award in the graduate student category. The awards recognize outstanding student leaders, student staff, campus organizations and programs as well as department and college award recipients. >>
The Hebrew Culture Club and the African Student Association of NJIT will jointly sponsor a talk by Zion Uness, an Ethiopian-Israeli, about his exodus from Ethiopia. The event, set for Tuesday, April 20, 2010, from 4-5 p.m. in Ballroom B on the second floor of the NJIT Campus Center, will be in honor of Israel Independence Day. >>
Teams of 3-4 students representing more than 43 New York and New Jersey high schools will participate today in NJIT's Fifth Annual Web Design Competition. Sponsored by NJIT's Department of Information Systems, the competition challenges students to create or improve websites according to established design specifications. >>
High school students and their families can tour the campus, attend financial aid workshops, meet faculty, staff and students, and more at the NJIT Winter Open House on Feb. 28, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. >>
Then-and-now campus tours commemorating the 125th anniversary of NJIT's first class will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1-4 p.m.   >>
Tagged: students

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. >>
Low-income students and their parents confused by the federal applications for financial aid for college, need no longer struggle. Mark your calendars for Sunday, Jan. 31, 2009 (snow date Feb. 21, 2009), when NJIT once again opens its doors for College Goal Sunday. >>
Science will never be more fun than when 500 middle and senior high school students from throughout Northern New Jersey gather at NJIT on Jan. 14, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the annual Science Olympiad play-offs.  >>
2009
For an up-close look at graduate student life at NJIT, check out one of two upcoming open houses. You'll get way more than just a campus tour and a meeting with an admissions counselor.  >>
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. >>
Tagged: research, award
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. >>
Vincent J. Naimoli '62, chairman and chief executive officer of Anchor Industries International and chairman emeritus/founder of the Tampa Bay Rays, discussed "My Career Path from NJIT" with mechanical engineering students as part of the Mary Sullivan Memorial Lecture Series. Shown at left are: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Associate Chair Albert Narh, Naimoli, NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch, and MIE Chair Raj Sodhi. >>
The Residence Life Green Team at NJIT joined forces with Project Porchlight last month to educate NJIT students on the energy savings offered by compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. Sixteen volunteers helped Project Porchlight distribute a total of 314 CFL bulbs throughout Redwood and Cypress Halls. The CFL bulb distribution was part of Project Porchlight New Jersey's campaign to distribute energy-efficient light bulbs to residents across the state. “The distribution was a really great experience for the Green Team volunteers,” said NJIT residence coordinator Mark Bullock. “A lot of people talk about helping the environment, but the Green Team actually got a chance to do something about it.”  >>
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In partnership with NJIT, the American Conference on Diversity will present its Annual Statewide Conference on Issues in Higher Education on Nov. 13, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at NJIT. Luke Visconti, CEO of Diversity Inc. Media LLC will be the keynote speaker. "Diversity Initiatives: Facing Challenges in Tough Times" is the theme of this year's conference. For a program schedule, click here>>
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) at NJIT will present the Fifth Annual GSA Research Day-Fall 2009 on Nov. 11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The event will showcase the research of NJIT graduate students to the academic community. Please visit http://gsa.njit.edu/researchday.htm for general guidelines and further details. >>
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The K2MFF Amateur Radio Club at NJIT will be volunteering on Sunday, Nov. 1 at the 2009 New York City Marathon. Students will help with logistics, runner drop-out and medical communications as well as gain experience communicating at a public service event.  >>
High school students and their parents can obtain valuable information on admissions procedures, tour the campus, explore the wide range of undergraduate degree programs and minors and more at NJIT's Fall Open House on Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Participants will have the opportunity to visit residence halls, classrooms, and athletic facilities and see academics in action with demonstrations like the hydraulics lab in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Click here to RSVP. >>
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 next month. Former Vice President Al Gore will be the conference keynote speaker.  >>
An estimated 3,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families participated in the university's annual fall festival, NJIT Day 2009, on Oct. 10. NJIT Day highlights included carnival rides and student organization game booths. Other weekend events included the Young Alumni Club Chili Cook-Off (at left), wins for men's soccer and women's volleyball, Highlander Games, NJIT Parents Association Sports and Celebrity Memorabilia Auction, 30th Anniversary of Residence Life alumni reception, and the Tour de Tech bike race. >>
The class of 2013—with nearly 1,000 students—is the largest freshman class ever to enter NJIT.  The overall enrollment of nearly 9,000 students is second largest in university history. But it's not just class size that's impressive. There's been an 11 point rise in composite SAT scores to 1143. The national composite is 1016. >>
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. >>
All students (BS, MS and PhD) are invited to experience the spirit of innovation that drives biomedical engineering research in University Heights at NJIT's Biomedical Engineering Research Open House on Oct. 16, 2-4 p.m. in Fenster Hall, 6th Floor. Tour NJIT BME laboratories and see the work first-hand, meet with NJIT BME faculty who are leading these research programs, and much more.  >>
In a year when the majority of college grads have had trouble finding employment in their fields, the NJIT undergraduate full-time employment rate for recent college graduates has been surprisingly better than the national average. This is especially good news for the more than 2,000 students who will attend NJIT's bi-annual career fair on Oct. 14, 2009, from 12:30-5 p.m. on the NJIT campus in the Athletic Center and the Campus Center Ballroom.    >>
Some 75 NJIT students—almost double last year's number—joined 300 volunteers who helped care for the historic cherry blossom trees in Newark's Branch Brook Park on Oct. 3 as part of Prudential Financial's 15th annual Global Volunteer Day. Prudential's long-time partnership with the Branch Brook Park Alliance has spawned the park's own volunteer day, which coincides with the Prudential event.  >>
On October 10, the NJIT community will celebrate NJIT Day 2009: Red, White and Wild, the sixth annual fall festival for students and their families, faculty, staff and alumni, featuring carnival rides and games, men's soccer and women's volleyball games, and much more. Call 973-596-3470 for information and further details. >>
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Members of the NJIT Chapter of the Hispanic Organization of Students in Technology/Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (HOST/SHPE) and several NJIT fraternities and sororities kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month 2009 yesterday in the Campus Center Atrium. Student organizations and university departments are offering a full calendar of events to educate the NJIT community about the contributions and experiences of people of Hispanic/Latino descent living in the U.S. Hispanic Heritage Month is coordinated by Campus Center Diversity Programs. Contact Joseph Rios at jrios@adm.njit.edu or x5640. >>
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Baker Assaf, of Paterson, a recent graduate and former president of the NJIT Student Senate, received the Presidential Leadership Award, at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Essex County College President A. Zachary Yamba, EdD delivered the keynote address yesterday at the annual University Convocation, which recognized faculty, staff and student accomplishments. Yamba, who was one of the early founders of a partnership that has enabled ECC and NJIT, Rutgers-Newark and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey to collaborate on numerous collegiate and community initiatives in the city's University Heights district, discussed the role of education in the revitalization of Newark. "Newark is our home–and home to many of our students," said Yamba. "We must be active participants in the unfolding of its future." >>
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Akash R. Shukla, an industrial engineering major at NJIT, celebrated on Sunday the release of his new book titled Measure of a Man, a personal account of his experience with limb-lengthening surgery and his year-long recovery. Attending the event were NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch, Interim Provost Donald H. Sebastian, NCE Dean Sunil Saigal and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Chair Rajpal S. Sodhi. For more information about Shukla's book, click here>>
Students kicked off the first day of the academic year today with a free pancake breakfast served by faculty and staff volunteers on the Campus Green. NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch was on hand to welcome students at the annual Pancakes With the President event. >>
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The Office of International Students at NJIT hosted orientation programs for new graduate students this week in the Campus Center Ballroom. Students attended workshops and seminars that provided key information about NJIT, including academic advisement, registration, and more. >>
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Faculty and staff volunteers will serve a free breakfast to NJIT students at the university's sixth annual Pancakes with the President event on August 31, 8-10 a.m. on the Campus Green. NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch will welcome students to campus as NJIT officially kicks off the 2008-2009 academic year.  >>
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Five members of the NJIT men's and women's tennis teams were recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for their excellence in the classroom. The honorees were: Steve Erickson, Anthony Tunnero, and Bryan Keelan from the men's team and Iulia Doci and Isha Toor on the women's side. Read more.  >>
NJIT ranked eleventh in the nation for conferring bachelor's degrees in engineering to African Americans, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (formerly Black Issues in Higher Education).NJIT graduated 48 African-American undergraduate engineers in the 2008-2009 academic year—a 50 percent increase from the previous academic year. >>
NJIT marks the start of the new school year on September 2, 2009 with University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The event, which recognizes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, will be held at 3 p.m., in the Jim Wise Theatre in Kupfrian Hall on the NJIT campus. A reception follows. >>
NJIT had 23 student-athletes in seven sports named to the 2009 Great West Conference Winter/Spring All-Academic Team. Selection to the team requires that student-athletes achieve a minimum cumulative 3.2 grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests. >>
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. >>
The New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has presented the Educator of the Year Award to John Schuring, Stabile Professor for Innovation and Technology at NJIT. (ATTENTION MEDIA: To interview Schuring as an expert, contact Sheryl Weinstein at 973-596-3436.) >>
Ornthida Sae-Khow, a doctoral student in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT (shown here with advisor Somenath Mitra), took first place and received a $1000 cash award in the North Jersey Chromatography Group (NJCG) Student Research Poster Competition. Her poster was entitled  "Micro Scale Solid Phase Extraction Using Carbon Nanotubes as Adsorbents." >>
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. >>
NJIT has been awarded a $10,000 College Access Challenge Grant which will be matched by the university. The grant aims to increase outreach and opportunities for higher education access. The program assists needy New Jersey families at the start of the financial aid process, by among other things, most importantly helping them complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). >>
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>>
NJIT has received a proclamation from NJ Governor Jon S. Corzine recognizing the university and Panasonic “for their continued commitment to developing the creative thinking and technical skills of New Jersey's students.” NJIT student interns help to design the Panasonic Creative Design Challenge, with NJIT faculty and staff serving as judges. Since 1991, NJIT has partnered with Panasonic in the competition sponsored by the company, which tests many skills as high school teams vie for college scholarships and other prizes. >>
Undergraduate research projects by students from Newark College of Engineering, College of Computing Sciences and College of Science and Liberal Arts will be showcased at the NJIT Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program Tenth Annual Research Symposium on April 17, 9:15-11:45 a.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The symposium is open to all of the NJIT community as well as the public. >>
Senior architecture students Robert Pietrocola and Joseph DiNapoli presented their research project entitled "Newark Bus Rapid Transit" today at The Dana Knox Student Research Showcase in the Campus Center Gallery. Previously known as the Provost's Student Research Showcase, the event was renamed this year to honor the legacy of the late Dana E. Knox, PhD, professor of chemical engineering and associate provost at NJIT. >>
More than two dozen of the best graduate and undergraduate research projects at NJIT will be on view at The Dana Knox Student Research Showcase on April 8, 1-3:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Gallery.   >>
NJIT has been selected to receive a College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) from the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education (CHE). The CHE funds pilot programs at New Jersey colleges and universities to assist families in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). >>
NJIT expects a surprisingly strong turn-out for both students and companies at next week's upcoming annual Career Development Services Spring Career Fair. Registered companies include Johnson & Johnson, Verizon, Telcordia, AT&T as well as federal agencies ranging from the FBI in Newark to the US Patent and Trademark Office in Washington DC.    >>
Irving McPhail, PhD, the executive vice president and chief operating officer for National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME) kicks off  NJIT's opening celebrations for Black History Month with a lecture about America, black history and advances in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  >>
New Jersey Monthly magazine this month named NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch one of New Jersey's most important people to watch in 2009.  >>
Members of the NJIT community will have the opportunity to view live broadcasts of the historic Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A (light refreshments provided) and in the Highlander Pub. Inaugural Bash evening events include a band and other activities in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center 1400 (broadcast only) and in Weston Lecture Hall 2 (broadcast only).  >>
High school students can meet with an admissions representative and receive an instant decision on admission to NJIT for Fall 2009 on Jan. 10, 9 a.m.-12 noon in Fenster Hall, Rm. 100. Space is limited. For more information and to RSVP, contact Mr. Anthony Jackson>>
2008
Faculty, staff and students at NJIT found time to brighten the holiday season for needy children in and around Newark. More than 22 organizations, clubs and departments collected five boxes of new toys and over $500 in donations during the third annual campus-wide Toys for Tots drive. Beneficiaries of all the activities included the Salvation Army, Harmony House, FOCUS, La Casa and other agencies in the greater Newark Area. Members of the NJIT community gave cash donations, dropped off toys or children's books, attended athletic home games, baked and bought cookies or joined the Wall of Fame plaques benefiting the Toys for Tots campaign. “Once again, the NJIT community demonstrated its commitment to the service of others in these hard financial economic times,” said Humberto "Humby" Baquerizo, NJIT's Assistant Director of Greek Life and Wellness Programs. "I am thankful for all the faculty and staff, student organizations, Greeks, and the Athletic Student Activity Board, who continue to assist with this program by bringing the holiday spirit to those families in need."  >>
The NJIT Association of Indian Students (AIS) will host "Mumbai in Tears: Remembering Loved Ones," a candlelight memorial for the victims of the Mumbai terror attacks, on Dec. 9, 5-6 p.m. on the Campus Green (in front of Kupfrian Hall). For more information or to RSVP, click here.   >>
High school students and their parents can obtain valuable information on admissions procedures, tour the campus, explore the wide range of undergraduate degree programs and minors and more at NJIT's Fall Open House on October 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. >>
An estimated 3,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families participated in NJIT Day 2008, the university's annual fall festival, on October 11. Highlights of this year's event, which recorded the largest attendance in its five-year history, included carnival rides and game booths, The Young Alumni Club Chili Cook-off, women's soccer, Highlander Games, and computer game expo. "It was, by far, the largest event we have held on campus excepting commencement," said NJIT Dean of Students Jack Gentul. "So many people worked so hard to make the event a success—their efforts and the outcome has made us all proud to be a part of this community." >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch welcomed the freshman class at the annual Freshman Convocation on Sept. 10 in the Fleisher Athletic Center. Following the ceremony, the students inscribed their names into the class books of their respective colleges. >>
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New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently named 815 undergraduate students to the dean's list for the spring semester of 2008. >>
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Julian Bonder, an architect and teacher who has concentrated on investigating the relationships between memory, trauma, and public space, will discuss “Memory Works: The Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery and Other Works about People, Place and History” on July 21 at 1 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall II, New Jersey School of Architecture. Sponsored by the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS), Bonder's talk will focus on his winning competition entry for the Museum for the Abolition of Slavery in Nantes, France.  >>
Incoming first-year students took part in a two-day interactive overnight orientation this week as part of NJIT's Connections Miniversity Program. Students are given the opportunity to meet with advisors and receive guidance on academic planning. Beyond the academic orientation, students participate in activities that help orient them to community life and the diverse resources in and around Newark. Lead Coordinators for the 2008 Miniversity are Michael Lawson, of Parsippany, a junior majoring in architecture and Nicole Mavropoulos, of Livingston, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering. >>
If you have ever wondered why study abroad is terrific, just ask Alexa McCartney, of Somerville, a fifth-year architecture student at NJIT  who will graduate May 17, 2008.  McCartney spent a semester studying in Spain this past year. >>
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.     >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently named 1,649 undergraduate students to the dean's list for the fall semester of 2007. >>
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Jonathan James, a junior majoring in industrial engineering, and Yvan Christophe, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering, were among a group of NJIT students who participated in Beautiful Newark Day this week at the West Side Park Community Center. The activity was part of NJIT's “The Big Give” community service campaign during the month of April. >>
Cindy Fernandez and Eladio Ruiz, director of special events, captured first place in the "Dancing with the Staff" Latin dance competition on April 18. Second-place honors were awarded to Edwin Pimentel and LaTosha Wilson, assistant director, Campus Center. Diana Ramos and Gerry Ramos, police officer, Public Safety, placed third.  >>
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Spring again!  It's that time of year when parents and their college-bound youngsters set off to tour colleges and universities to gain a better understanding of what will make a good match.  >>
Hats off to engineering excellence was the theme of the 2008 annual awards celebrating NJIT's Newark College of Engineering. Three New Jersey engineering executives were honored along with top students. >>
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. >>
There's still time to transfer for the Spring 2008 semester. Once again, NJIT's Admissions Office will host its popular Instant Decision Day for transfer students on Nov. 6, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Counselors will be available to review applicants' transcripts and offer instant admissions decisions. >>

KUDOS - October 2007

October 01, 2007
Chemical Engineering Professor Receives 2007 Robert Swanson Award Reginald PT (Reg) Tomkins, PhD, a professor and interim chairperson in the department of chemical engineering, was the 2007 recipient of the annual Robert Swanson Award for his continuing support of the athletic program in his 30 years on the NJIT faculty. Named for the late NJIT professor and athletic director, the Bob Swanson Award is presented to the faculty or staff member who has shown continued support for the Highlander athletic program. AIChE at NJIT Receives Award for Outstanding Student Chapter   The NJIT student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) received an Outstanding Student Chapter award from the national organization. The awards are presented annually to those Student Chapters that show an exceptional level of participation, enthusiasm, program quality, professionalism, and involvement in the university and community. Humanities Professor Publishes Book on Founder of Macedonian Dynasty Norman Tobias, PhD, an associate professor in the department of humanities, has published Basil I, Founder of the Macedonian Dynasty: A Study of the Political and Military History of the Byzantine Empire in the Ninth Century (Mellen Press, 2007). The book provides a re-examination of the life and accomplishments of Emperor Basil the First. Read more. >>
NJIT's Office of University Admissions will host an Instant Decision Day program for undergraduate transfer students on June 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. Space is limited. For more information and to RSVP, contact Anthony Jackson. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology recently named 1,447 undergraduate students to the dean's list for the spring semester of 2007. >>
More than 800 students fulfilled their credits and graduated in May, 2007 from New Jersey Institute of Technology. >>
NJIT's Office of University Admissions will host an Instant Decision Day program for undergraduate transfer students on May 31, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. Space is limited. For more information and to RSVP, contact Anthony Jackson. >>
Tiffany Small, systems manager of NJIT's Office of International Students and Faculty (OIS&F), served as the program chair for the fsaATLAS track for the March 2007 SunGard Summit conference. This is only the second year that SunGard Higher Education has had a track solely dedicated to its fsaATLAS software, used by OIS&F and the Office of University Admissions to report international student and exchange visitor data to the Department of Homeland Security. As a result of her efforts, the number and variety of fsaATLAS sessions increased, as well as the number of session attendees. >>
Britain Materek earned a degree in economics four years ago. But upon graduating, he realized he'd made a mistake. He'd rather be a civil engineer. Three scholarships, two honor societies and one almost-perfect grade-point average later, Materek will receive on May 17 his coveted civil engineering degree. >>
As a child Ashley Chou enjoyed playing with Legos. Taking things apart to see how they worked was her passion. She never lost this inquisitive quality, which she hopes to serve future employers well. Chou will graduate from NJIT on May 17, 2007 with a degree in industrial engineering. >>
Michael Pallotta, a senior majoring in mathematics, received the Presidential Leadership Award yesterday from NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch at the Highlander Student Achievement Awards ceremony. The awards recognize outstanding student leaders, student staff, campus organizations and programs as well as department and college award recipients. >>
Nine teams of architecture students from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) competed earlier in the month in a masonry building competition, with four teams winning nearly $20,000 in prize money. >>
An essay by Satyaki Sen, a student majoring in electrical engineering at NJIT, was critiqued by former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger at the 47th Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference (NAFAC). Hosted by the United States Naval Academy, NAFAC brings together an outstanding group of undergraduates to debate major issues of American foreign policy. Sen participated as a Metro International delegate at the conference, at which Kissinger delivered the keynote speech. >>
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.” >>
Joel S. Bloom, EdD, vice president of academic and student services and dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT has been named an Educational Opportunity Fund Champion for 2007. The award, sponsored by New Jersey's Commission on Higher Education, is annually presented to dedicated New Jersey individuals who provide maximum education and opportunity for New Jersey's disadvantaged youngsters. >>
A spring nor'easter did little to dampen the spirits of some 400 admitted students and their parents who attended NJIT's annual Dean's Day event on April 15. “I was pleasantly surprised and happy that students and their parents braved the storm to meet our deans and faculty as they made their final choices regarding college enrollment,” said Steve Eck, director of admissions at NJIT. >>
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The Admissions Marketing Report has honored NJIT with a merit award for its Total Undergraduate Recruitment Package in the 22nd annual Admissions Advertising Award competition. NJIT received the award in the division for schools with student enrollments between 5,000-9,999. >>
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. >>
Students at NJIT work side by side with professors on the university's most prominent research projects—projects that could lead to new technologies in fields such as biomedical engineering and cancer research. During the Third Annual Provost's Student Research Showcase on April 11, top students will illustrate that research with poster presentations, which will run from 1-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The event is free and open to the public. >>
Seventeen New Jersey public and private high schools will participate in a national test of engineering aptitude, mathematics, and science on March 12, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center and Ballrooms. The test questions represent college freshman-level engineering coursework. >>
Empty coffee cups, excitement and innovative web design will be the order of the day on March 14, when more than 300 high school students gather for the second annual web design competition at NJIT. >>
Some 1200 students at NJIT will spend their lunch hour tomorrow patiently waiting in a line long enough to wrap around a block-long building in the hope of securing a high-paying job. The plan will be to secure an interview with one of the 130 name-brand companies at NJIT's annual spring career fair. >>
High school students and their families can tour the campus, attend financial aid workshops, meet faculty, staff and students, and more at the NJIT Winter Open House on Feb. 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. >>
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NJIT's Office of University Admissions will host an Instant Decision Day program for undergraduate transfer students on Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. Space is limited. For more information and to RSVP, contact Anthony Jackson. >>
Two graduate mechanical engineering students at NJIT saw their careers blossom upon receiving recognition at an aeronautical research conference in Baltimore. One research project by Ervin Beloni, a master's degree candidate, would someday enable airplanes to fly longer distances without refueling; the other project by Swati Umbrajkar, a doctoral candidate, would someday enable solid propellants and explosives to work more effectively. >>
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NJIT's Office of University Admissions will host an Instant Decision Day program for the Fall 2007 semester on Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. Space is limited. For more information and to RSVP, contact Anthony Jackson. >>
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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. Yesterday Guttenberg '44 signed a revised scholarship agreement for an additional $1 million to endow scholarships primarily for physically challenged students, students from Paterson, NJ and other urban centers, students who lost a parent in the September 11th terrorist attacks, and Honors College students. A successful entrepreneur and decorated World War II veteran, Guttenberg credited NJIT with giving him the tools to succeed. “I'd just like everyone else to have the same opportunities as I had,” he said. Bill has previously given comparable gifts and has his name is on NJIT's largest academic building, the William Guttenberg Information Technology Center. Signing the agreement are from left: Joel S. Bloom, vice president of academic and student services and dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College, Mr. Guttenberg and Robert A. Altenkirch, president of NJIT. >>
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Prospective students will have the opportunity to register for the spring semester at NJIT's Graduate Study Open House on Jan. 9, 5-7:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. >>
2006
Stephen M. Eck has been appointed director of admissions, announced Joel S. Bloom, EdD, vice president of academic and student services and dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College. “Steve has excelled in all of his past endeavors, and we anticipate that he will continue to do so in his new position,” said Bloom. >>
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Kathryn D. Kelly has been appointed associate vice president for enrollment services and dean of admissions, announced Joel S. Bloom, EdD, senior vice president of academic and student services and dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College.com >>
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Students Ho Ting Shiu, Richard Zieminski and Kiratbir Khurana received the platinum (first place) award for their project "GPS Tracking with an Integrated RF Transceiver" at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Senior Design Workshop on Dec. 14. From left: Ho Ting Shiu, Richard Zieminski, Kiratbir Khurana, Kevin Carswell, chair, ECE/Industry Advisory Board, IBM; and Atam Dhawan, chair, ECE. >>
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Igor Stanojev, a PhD student in the department of electrical and computer engineering, discussed "Optimal Design of a Multi-Antenna Process Point with Decentralized Power Control Using Game Theory” today at NJIT. Stanojev was one of several doctoral students who presented their research on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of NJIT's Center for Wireless Communication & Signal Processing Research (CWCSPR). >>
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NJIT's Office of University Admissions will host an Instant Decision Day program for the Fall 2007 semester on Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. Space is limited. For more information and to RSVP, contact Anthony Jackson. >>
Learn about NJIT's graduate programs in high-growth, in-demand fields, meet one-on- one with faculty and admissions representatives and more at a Graduate Open House on Dec. 7, 5-7:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. >>
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Tamara Vivens, of Silver Spring, Maryland, a student in the Albert Dorman Honors College at  NJIT, spoke during NJIT's annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration, held Nov. 10 at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Vivens, a junior, is majoring in mathematics with a concentration in actuarial science. >>
NJIT women's soccer coach Alyssa Radu and players Amanda Bayiokos, Katie Hepfinger and Briana Morales will participate in the NCAA Division I Women's College Cup YES Clinic for girls and boys ages 10-16 on Dec. 2 in Cary, NC. The three players were selected from among student-athletes from across the country who applied to take part as volunteers in the clinic. >>
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The Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Arts Program will present The Directors' Project 2006, student-directed and designed short plays, on Dec. 6-9 at 7 p.m. in the Bradley Hall Theatre at Rutgers University-Newark. Tickets are $5 for students; $7 for the general public. For reservations, call 973-353-5119 x17. >>
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Halloween is no longer a holiday for the young children, believe student service professionals at NJIT. "We see the holiday as a wonderful opportunity to tell our students that it is okay to take a break," said Humberto "Humby" Baquerizo, assistant director for the NJIT Campus Center. >>
Members of the NJIT community gathered on Lubetkin Field on Oct. 7 to sing Happy Birthday and enjoy a six-foot ceremonial cake. The event was a highlight of NJIT Day, the university's annual fall festival, and part of NJIT's ongoing celebration of the 125th anniversary of Newark Technical School. >>
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More than 70 women faculty and staff members at NJIT gathered recently for breakfast to mingle and greet new faculty and staff plus commend others for recent outstanding accomplishments. Shweta Dhadiwal, a master's degree candidate in electrical engineering, and Theresa Benony, a junior in the biomedical engineering program, were recognized as this year's winners of scholarships sponsored by the Murray Center. >>
Margarita Muniz, deputy mayor of the City of Newark, was the keynote speaker at a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration yesterday at NJIT. The event was sponsored by the NJIT Chapter of the Hispanic Organization of Students in Technology/Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (HOST/SHPE). >>
NJIT invites students, alums, faculty and other members of the NJIT community to sing happy birthday in honor of the university's 125th anniversary. The event takes place on Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. during the university's annual fall homecoming known as NJIT Day. >>
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NJIT will hold University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony to mark the start of the academic year, on Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theater in NJIT's Kupfrian Hall. The event recognizes students, faculty, staff and alumni. Newark Mayor Cory Booker will be the keynote speaker. >>
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Back-to-school events don't usually focus on something as flipping as flapjacks. But as students at NJIT return to campus, one of the first and always most welcome events of the year is to join NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch for handshakes, flapjacks and good wishes for a successful new year. The event, a campus happening since 2003, will take place Sept. 5 from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. on the main campus. >>
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Transfer students may still have a chance to enroll this fall at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  Prospective students need only attend instant decision day, Aug. 24, 2006, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in the admissions office.  Undergraduate students who have attended another college or university and earned at least 15 credits, are invited. >>
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Graduation Day arrives today for 180 academic boot campers who have completed the six-week Educational Opportunity Program at NJIT. The students, all of whom will now be formally admitted into NJIT's incoming freshman class, spent six weeks living in residence halls and attending classes in math and science. The program, now in its 33rd year, takes high school students from the state's poorest districts and transforms them into bright college students who will one day work as engineers, scientists and other professionals. >>

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. >>
Starting this fall, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will offer three accelerated degree programs--two at universities and one at a community college.  The programs will make NJIT's technological expertise and education available to many more students. >>
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If you're considering going to graduate school, it's not too late to apply for the fall semester at NJIT. An open house is scheduled for Aug. 24, 5-7:30 p.m., first floor Fenster Hall on the NJIT campus. NJIT currently offers degree programs in more than 40 disciplines for master's candidates, 20 disciplines for doctoral candidates and dozens of specialties for graduate certificate programs. >>
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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. >>
Learning science has never been more rewarding for young girls than during the next two weeks at NJIT when FEMME, the 25-year-old, five-week, summer enrichment program, whirls to a fabulous finish. Hands-on, sophisticated projects, guaranteed to keep girls (ages 8-15) giggling and learning, include dissecting cows' eyes, building suspension bridges from Popsicle sticks and tie-dyeing shirts. >>
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High school students and their parents can discover the wide range of NJIT's undergraduate degree programs and minors, meet with students, faculty and staff, and more at Summer Tech @ NJIT on July 26, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. >>
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Prospective students can meet with an admissions representative and receive an instant decision on admission to NJIT for the fall 2006 semester on Transfer Thursday, July 20, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Admissions Office, Fenster Hall, Room 100. >>
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Last summer, Natasha Stroedecke, age 10, studied environmental engineering at NJIT. She delighted in raising tadpoles into frogs, observing earthworms and analyzing the nocturnal habits of owls. This summer, Natasha will return to NJIT to take a class she's even more excited about: aeronautical engineering. >>
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Starting this fall, William Paterson University (WPU) students can start working on master's degrees in computer science or math from NJIT while completing their bachelor's degrees at WPU. “This new agreement will allow William Paterson students and alumni as well as professionals who live or work near the WPU campus to advance their educations without leaving their backyards,” said Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of Continuing and Distance Learning Education at NJIT. >>
Prospective students can meet with an admissions representative and receive an instant decision on admission to NJIT for the fall 2006 semester on Transfer Thursday, July 20, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Admissions Office, Fenster Hall, Room 100. >>
Ten college students from across the nation will spend the early summer at NJIT helping professors conduct research into computer networking and security. The students' 10-week stay at NJIT is supported by a three-year, $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. >>
The Day In The Life Foundation, which introduces high school students to the working world through its Day in the Life Series of professional experiences, presented a conversation and discussion on the plight of young black men in America with actor and author Hill Harper on May 25 at NJIT. Harper, who appears on the television drama CSI:NY, offered words of inspiration and encouragement to the audience of more than 300 young men in the Newark Public School system and from Union, Elizabeth, West Orange and Baltimore who attended the forum.  >>
Congressman Steve Rothman (D-NJ) presented two NJIT students with Congressional Certificates honoring their work on sustainable energy practices on May 10. The students, Ronnachai Tiyarattanachai and Shih-Yun Kuo, won a research grant through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's P3 (People, Prosperity, and the Planet) student design competition to complete one of their research proposals. >>
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A team of students under the supervision of Maurie Cohen, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, will compete for the EPA's Second Annual P3 (People, Prosperity, Planet) Award at the National Student Design Expo on May 9 and 10 in Washington, DC. >>
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Students and faculty in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences participated yesterday in the second annual Integral Bee hosted by the NJIT Math Club. The winners included: Abel George, a junior majoring in electrical engineering, first place; Stephen Istivan, a junior majoring in chemical engineering, second place; and Matt Peragine, a freshman majoring in math, third place. >>
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NJIT is offering a summer class in astronomy and physics for high school students who love the subjects and are considering careers in the fields. During the two-day class—held June 27-28 on the NJIT campus—high school sophomores and juniors will learn about careers in physics and astronomy, do hands-on science projects and learn from prominent NJIT physicists and astronomers. >>
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Students and alumni from NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) presented their work on April 20 at the Design Showcase 2006. “New Orleans East,” a report by architecture students on their design and construction work this semester helping residents in New Orleans return to their homes, was featured at the annual event. >>
“New Orleans East,” a report by architecture students at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) on their design and construction work this semester helping residents in New Orleans return to their homes, will be held on April 20 at 6 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall I, NJSOA. Students Hyung Kang and John Rado and their instructor, James Dart, will present their designs for retrofitting existing houses, designing new prototype houses for flood-prone conditions, and discuss their impressions of conditions on the ground. The event is free and open to the public. >>
Six students at NJIT were cited for doing superior research projects that could one day lead to new technologies in fields such as biomedical engineering and cancer research. The students were honored during the Provost's Student Research Showcase, held April 12 at NJIT. >>
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). >>
Nine teams of architecture students from NJIT competed in a masonry building competition, with four teams winning nearly $20,000 in prize money. The contest, sponsored by the Masonry Contractors of NJ, taught the students techniques they do not encounter in design studios: how to spread mortar and lay brick. >>
Students at NJIT work side by side with professors on the university's most prominent research projects—projects that could lead to new technologies in fields such as biomedical engineering and cancer research. During the Provost's Student Research Showcase on April 12, top students will illustrate that research with poster presentations, which will run from 1:15-3:45 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The event is free and open to the public. >>
Freehold, Chatham and East Brunswick High Schools took top prizes in a computer-programming contest held recently at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
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KUDOS-April 2006

April 01, 2006
NJIT Students Take First and Third Place in ASME Mechanical Engineering CompetitionNJIT continued its run of success at the annual American Society of Mechanical Engineers Regional Student Conference on April 1, 2006 at Fairleigh Dickinson University. For the eighth time in the last eleven years, NJIT mechanical engineering students captured first place in the National Student Design Contest. The design involved the development of a prototype device for cast fishing for a quadriplegic using sip and puff technology. The winning team of John Kurdyla and Alejandro Perez will represent ASME Region II at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) in Chicago in November. NJIT's team of Eric Jakubik and Eric Shapiro also honored the university with a third-place finish in the contest. >>
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During the Masonry Design Build Competition, students from NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) will spend Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2, working on building projects with the masons. >>
Prospective graduate students will have the opportunity to meet faculty and learn more about academic degrees, certificates, online learning and more at NJIT's Graduate Study Open House on March 25, 9 a.m.-12 noon, in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
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A group of 50 students from NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture will spend spring break cleaning out houses in a flood-ravaged neighborhood in New Orleans. "Helping people rebuild their houses, and their lives, is an amazing feeling and a great experience,” says Thomas Reynolds, a senior at NJIT who helped organize the trip. “I'd much rather spend my vacation helping these people than sitting on a beach in Florida.” >>
NJIT's annual spring Career Fair will be one of the largest ever, with 110 companies and government agencies coming to interview some 1,000 students. The career fair, open to all NJIT students and alumni, will be held March 8, from 12:30-4 p.m, Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
To insure safer trips for students on spring break and peace of mind for their parents, Donna Minnich Spuhler, assistant dean of students, with the assistance of NJIT's Public Safety Department, have put together a list of dos and don'ts for young travelers. “Common sense can prevent many a mishap or crime,” Spuhler said. >>
Graduate students at NJIT are working on breakthrough research projects that could lead to pioneering technologies. And many of the projects will be on display during Graduate Student Research Day, held on March 6, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
The first annual NJIT Student Appreciation Day will be held on Feb. 9, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Campus Center Lobby. Activities include open houses at each of the colleges, refreshments and more. A complete schedule of events can be picked up at the Campus Center Information Desk. >>
A group of 11 alumni from the Albert Dorman Honors College returned to NJIT last week to talk to current Dorman students about the skills they need to succeed professionally. The roundtable discussions focused on careers, education and academic majors. >>
NJIT recently named more than 1,500 undergraduate students to the dean's list for the fall semester of 2005. >>
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NJIT is hosting free financial aid workshops, open to the public, on Feb. 12, 1-4 p.m., in the Campus Center. Those who plan to attend must register online. For more information, call Kathy Bialk at 973-596-3478. >>
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NJIT offers a wide range of academic resources and programs that allow students to shape courses of study to reflect a variety of interests and career goals. Applications for undergraduate transfer students, visiting students and graduate students will be accepted for spring semester 2006 through Jan. 23. Classes begin on Jan. 17. For more information, call Denise Taylor, Office of University Admissions, at 973-596-3301. >>
Five-foot tall, 130-pound, radio-controlled robots will begin to come to life at NJIT Saturday, when hundreds of high school students will be given kits from which they must build and design the robots. "This kick-off event sets the clock ticking and the teams will run back to their schools to start figuring out ways to have their robots win this year's game," said Randy Schaeffer, FIRST regional director for New York City and New Jersey, which is based at NJIT. >>
Undergraduate transfer students interested in enrolling for the spring or fall 2006 semester can attend NJIT's Instant Decision Program on Jan. 5, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fenster Hall Room 100. Contact the Office of University Admissions at 973-596-3300 or e-mail tonyj@adm.njit.edu. >>
2005
A unique, web-based management system that gives employers and student employees instant access to critical credentialing information received a national award from Educause, a nonprofit association that advances the intelligent use of information technology in higher education. Kathy Bialk, director of student financial aid services and Haresh Gopal, acting director of university information systems, accepted the honor on behalf of the university at the Educause annual conference this fall. >>
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The Directors' Project 2005 will be presented by the Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Program on Dec. 1-3 at 7 p.m., Bradley Hall Theatre, Rutgers University-Newark. For reservations, contact: Michele Rittenhouse, rittenhouse@njit.edu, 973-353-5119 ext. 17. >>
NJIT's Open University will offer a crash course in PHP/MySQL on Nov. 9, 4-6 p.m., Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Room 1100. Faculty, students, external businesses and those interested in acquiring practical knowledge, career development and real-world problem-solving skills are invited to participate. Contact: Osama Eljabiri, oe2@njit.edu. >>

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. >>
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More than 1,500 high school and transfer students and their families attended NJIT's Fall Open House on Oct. 30. In addition to campus tours, departmental presentations and financial aid workshops, participants had the opportunity to observe a trebuchet competition, which had been postponed from Oct. 8 due to inclement weather. >>
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High school and transfer students and their parents are invited to attend NJIT's Fall Open House on Oct. 30, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Campus tours, workshops, exhibits, and opportunities to meet faculty, staff and students will be available. >>
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Students at NJIT since the start of the new fall semester can complete the requirements for teaching certification in New Jersey while earning undergraduate degrees. This new option is offered in cooperation with the urban education department at Rutgers University-Newark. “We think our students can play an important role in New Jersey schools,” said Fadi Deek, PhD, dean of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts. Contact: James Lipuma, PhD, James.M.Lipuma@njit.edu, 973-642-4743. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) annual fall festival, known as NJIT Day, will feature student engineering contests, an electronic game exhibition, a battle of the bands, a barbecue, men's and women's soccer games, athletic games, a kid's zone, a chili cook-off, an art exhibit on Newark's former Pabst Brewery, a dinner show with mentalist Robert Channing and other events.   >>
During New Jersey Institute of Technology's annual fall festival – known as NJIT Day – student teams will compete in a catapult-building contest. The night before the contest, five teams will be given piles of junk – wood planks, wheels, rods, rope, bolts, baskets, etc.  For the next 18 hours, the teams will use their engineering savvy to transform these materials into old-fashioned catapults. Modeled after the TV show Junkyard Wars, the contest is called Junkpile Wars. The teams will fire bean bags from the catapults at a target placed on the campus green, and a panel of NJIT deans will select the best-built and most accurate-shooting catapult. >>
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The hunt for student employment at NJIT has grown significantly easier. This fall, new enhancements will be added to a unique web-based student employment management system. The paperless system, which debuted last fall and will receive a national award from Educause in October, gives NJIT employers and student employees instant access to critical credentialing information. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently named 1,514 undergraduate students to the dean's list for the spring semester of 2005. There were a total of 5,366 full-time undergraduate students enrolled during that semester. >>
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Adnan Gundel, a graduate student at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) who is developing a biomedical device to help cardiac and lung patients monitor their conditions, was named a New Jersey Technology Fellow by the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology. >>
The Albert Dorman Honors College has received a $10,000 grant from the Guidant Foundation that will fund student-research internships in the applied life sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
Nine students from Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at NJIT will be honored for academic excellence during the NCE Awards Banquet on April 8, 2005, at the Newark Airport Marriott Hotel. The awards are given annually by NCE to students who not only excel academically but also contribute to their college in diverse and important ways. Shawn Chester (at left) was named Outstanding Senior, Department of Mechanical Engineering. >>
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More than 40 undergraduate and graduate students will unveil the results of their research projects on April 13, 2005, when NJIT hosts Provost's Student Research Day, 1-5 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The students' research spans a wide array of fields and topics including biomedical and pharmaceutical engineering; telecommunications and signal processing; solar research; and nanoparticles, nanostructures and nanotechnology. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dana Knox, interim associate provost at 973-596-5287 or by email: dana.e.knox@njit.edu. >>
NJIT's Center for Pre-college Programs will sponsor summer workshops to encourage students--many of whom are girls and minorities--from post-fourth to post-11th grades to pursue education in science, math and engineering. The workshops run from four to six weeks, and begin either in late June or early July. Applications are due April 8 and can be obtained by calling 973-596-3550 or by visiting the center's website>>
The Department of Computer Science will host its second annual computer programming contest for high school students on February 25, 2005. Fifty-three teams from New Jersey schools have registered for the contest, which will take place in NJIT's computer lab in the student mall. >>
Joel S. Bloom, interim provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at NJIT, was appointed chair of the Council on Student Affairs of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC). “We are very happy that Joel Bloom will be taking on the leadership of our Council on Student Affairs at this time of great challenges to higher education and to the students that our public universities serve,” said C. Peter Magrath, president of NASULGC. >>
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College students now have a cheap and easy on-line alternative to buying textbooks: Four NJIT students have created a website, urShelf.com, where all college students can buy textbooks at reduced prices and sell them back for a fair market price. >>
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2004

KUDOS - November 2004

November 01, 2004
MSPTC Students Awarded Distance Learning Scholarships Michele Fields and Hilary Deblak, students in the Master of Science in Professional and Technical Communication (MSPTC) program at NJIT, were awarded scholarships through the Go The Distance Scholarship Contest, the first merit-based scholarship exclusively for distance degree students. Michele and Hilary won two out of the three first-year graduate awards.  "This award recognizes the outstanding work of our distance learning students," said Nancy Walters Coppola, associate professor in the humanities department and director of the MSPTC program. "Our master's degree is one of the first completely online programs in technical communication and continues to attract exceptional students." Jackson Receives Minority Achievers Award Jesse Jackson, executive director of the Pre-College Consortium at NJIT, received the New Jersey Minority Achievers Award on November 18, 2004. NJIT Student Elected to National Executive Board of Phi Eta Sigma David Nare, president of NJIT's Phi Eta Sigma Chapter, was elected to the honor society's National Executive Board at its convention held last month in Savannah, Georgia. Nare, who is the first NJIT student to hold national office in Phi Eta Sigma, will serve as a board member for two years and help to develop the program for the honor society's next convention in 2006. NJIT Professor Cited by Congressman Menendez In recognition of her recent achivements, NJIT Assistant Professor Treena Livingston Arinzeh was cited by Congressman Robert Menendez, whose remarks were entered into the Congressional Record. "I applaud her for her exceptional achievements," he said. "New Jersey and our nation will greatly benefit from her groundbreaking work." New Jersey Stem Cell Researcher to Receive Research Award from Biomedical Group Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT, whose research has proven the potential of adult stem cell research to help patients suffering from spinal cord injuries and related diseases, will receive an Outstanding Women in Research Award from The New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research (NJABR), Union. Read the press release. GSA Receives Award for International Student Support Program The Graduate Student Association at NJIT received an International Student Support Program Award from the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students. The award is given to graduate/professional student organizations with outstanding local or national programs. >>
A recent graduate and a current doctoral candidate in chemical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will receive graduate student research awards of $300 each from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The awards will be presented in early November at the organization's annual convention in Austin, Texas. >>

Summer Visit Day

July 26, 2004
More than 100 high school students and their parents will have the opportunity to meet with NJIT faculty, student services staff and current students, tour the campus and explore degree options at Summer Visit Day on July 29, 2004 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Openings are still available. For more information or to RSVP, contact Debbie Gabbidon in the Office of University Admissions at 973-596-3308. E-mail: gabbidon@njit.edu. >>

Bonjours Newark!

May 27, 2004
Five French-based students graduating from the School of Management's “sister school” in Saint-Etienne traveled overseas to receive their MBA degrees in person at the university's commencement ceremony on May 26, 2004. The School of Management at NJIT offers a European MBA in partnership with Ecole Superieure de Commerce (ESC) a Saint-Etienne, France. Classes are given on-site and are taught by instructors from ESC and NJIT. >>
Lisa Kardos, a senior majoring in chemical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), will graduate on May 26, with a myriad of awards and accolades.   Kardos, of Cranford, an Albert Dorman Honor's College student with a grade point average of 3.7 in chemical engineering, was recently named the Newark College of Engineering's outstanding female engineer.  She is president of the Dorman Honor's College student council, and treasurer of Omega Chi Epsilon - the chemical engineering honor society.  She is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Society of Women Engineers and Tau Beta Pi, an engineering honor society. She was the student speaker at the 2002 NJIT Celebration Scholarship fundraising event and assisted in recruiting women students to NJIT. She served on a strategic-planning taskforce at NJIT. >>
Jennifer Dorn, a senior at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), began life never dreaming she would one day graduate with distinction, and a host of awards, from a top engineering school. >>
At 18, Karisa Solt will be the youngest student ever to graduate from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Karisa, who will graduate on Jan. 30 with a degree in Biomedical engineering, is also the university's valedictorian. She's already been accepted on a full scholarship to medical school, and what's more, she's accomplished all this having never attended high school and having gone just two years to a grammar school.  >>
2003
A group of Thailand's best and brightest college students, along with six Thai officials and four journalists, will visit New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) on Thursday, Sept. 25. >>
A graduate student at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is doing research on the detection of biological warfare agents for Sandia National Laboratories, the government lab that develops technologies to protect national security. >>
During a morning ceremony, the university awarded 469 bachelor's degrees and 16 doctoral degrees. In an afternoon ceremony, it awarded 367 master's degrees. >>
Of the more than 800 students who will graduate next week from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), none has overcome obstacles as daunting as those faced by Darin Crumbley. >>
Cynthia Camacho, of Belleville, a senior in the Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), was recently named outstanding senior in the NCE department of biomedical engineering. >>
Swatee Singh, of New Providence, a senior in the Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), was recently named Outstanding Senior in the NCE department of electrical and computer engineering. >>