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Laurent Simon, an associate professor of chemical engineering at NJIT, received a Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. >>
NJIT will mark the start of the school year on Sept.18, 2013, with University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The event, which recognizes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, will be held at 3 p.m., in the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility on the NJIT campus. A reception will follow. >>
A treatise from a German foundation advocating the deceleration of the pursuit of science in higher education has been translated into English by NJIT Professor James Geller.   >>
Basil C. Baltzis, PhD, professor of chemical, biological and pharmaceutical engineering, has been appointed associate dean of academic affairs at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  >>
NJIT announced today the fulfillment of the late Otto H. York's $1M pledge to NJIT.   >>
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Katia Passerini, professor in NJIT's School of Management, received the Excellence in Innovative Teaching Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
Taha F. Marhaba, PhD, of Bridgewater, professor and chair of the department of civil and environmental engineering and director of the New Jersey Applied Water Research Center at NJIT, received the 2010 Distinguished Engineer Award from the Rutgers Engineering Society on May 17.  >>
Basil Baltzis, of Wayne, has taught at NJIT for more than 25 years. During that time, he has distinguished himself as a scholar, a teacher and a researcher.   For his effective teaching, he received on March 25, 2010 the Excellence in Teaching Award from the NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  >>
With pitchers and catchers having recently reported to spring training, once again Bruce Bukiet, an associate professor at NJIT, has applied mathematical analysis to compute the number of games that Major League Baseball teams should win in 2010. >>
Anthony (Tony) Schuman, a professor at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, has been named a distinguished professor by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).  >>
Morty Kwestel, PhD, of Rockaway, special lecturer in the department of computer science, received the Special Commendation for Excellence in Teaching and/or Teaching-Related Activities at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
The New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels should make the playoffs in the American League (AL) in 2009 with most other teams lagging well behind. >>
Nirwan Ansari, of Montville, a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, has received two notable honors. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has named him a Fellow for his contributions to broadband networks and communications. Ansari also received an award from the IEEE member and geographic activities board. >>
NJIT's indefatigable math professor Bruce Bukiet is once again opining on outcomes for this season's Major League Baseball teams. His picks are based on a mathematical model he developed in 2000.  >>
Bruce Bukiet, PhD, associate professor and associate dean in the department of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received at NJIT's annual awards convocation today the excellence in teaching award for outstanding work. >>
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Raj Khera, PhD, professor of civil and environmental engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), recently received the Saul K. Fenster Innovation in Engineering Education Award, which is given annually to a professor whose creative teaching has had a positive, life-long impact on students.Khera, of Freehold, received the award during the NCE awards banquet held April 8, 2005, at Newark Airport's Marriott Hotel.Upon presenting Khera with the award, John Schuring, PhD, chairman of the civil and environmental engineering department, described him as “an outstanding instructor who genuinely cares about his students.”“He exemplifies the true spirit of a technological university,” Schuring said. “He is a true researcher as well as an excellent teacher.”Khera is as comfortable teaching state-of-the-art techniques to graduate students as he is teaching fundamental engineering principles to undergraduates, Schuring continued.Because of his theoretical background and his expertise in applied engineering projects, Khera has stayed well ahead of the curve, added Schuring. His progressive thinking is demonstrated in his textbook, in his ability to develop and teach new courses based upon state-of-the-art theory and practice in geotechnical engineering, and in his early and continued use in his classes of computer applications.Khera's course evaluations consistently rank among the top of the department faculty, said Schuring.  The comments that students make about Khera are impressively positive, with repeated compliments such as he is “interesting,” “patient,” and “encouraging.”  Some students even write that one of Khera's courses, Soil Mechanics Laboratory, is the best class they have taken at NJIT.  Khera made pioneering use of the Internet in his classes; he was the first in the department to maintain course web sites, which he has done for more than a decade.  He was also the first faculty member to make extensive use in his classes of Power Point lectures.“Being exposed to the theory of how something behaves is one aspect of learning, but seeing how theory relates to the real world is a priceless benefit for students,” said Schuring. “Raj accomplishes this through his wealth of practical knowledge, genuine caring, and the uncanny ability to adjust his instruction techniques to the learning capacity of his students.”   >>
Roxanne Hiltz, PhD, a distinguished professor of information systems at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), today received the Sloan Consortium 2004 Award for Most Outstanding Achievement in Online Teaching and Learning by an Individual. >>
Bernard Koplik, Ph.D., professor of mechanical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), recently received the Newark College of Engineering (NCE) Excellence in Teaching Award, given annually to a professor whose teaching has had a positive impact on students. >>