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2014

Make Music at NJIT

September 08, 2014
Do you play a string or wind instrument, or want to spend some spare time playing “big band” jazz? Then NJIT is the place to be starting this fall. >>
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) this year bestowed one of its highest honors, the Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) Lifetime Achievement award, on two NJIT alumni who have made substantial and lasting contributions to the field of engineering. >>
Michael Ehrlich, associate professor of finance in NJIT's School of Management, will be the keynote speaker at the Innovation Technology Meetup on June 19, 2014 at 6:30 p.m at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design. For more information, click here>>
Lukasz Romaniecki, of Linden, a student in the department of engineering technology at NJIT, received the Sol Seid Student Award for Excellence at the 40th Annual New Jersey Professional Engineers in Construction Bonhag Awards Dinner Dance. >>
Nearly 150 students from high schools throughout northern and central New Jersey received graduation certificates on April 26 for successfully completing the semester-long Science Technology Enrichment Program (STEP) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
NJIT is hosting the Technology and Entrepreneurship Talent Network (TETN) opening ceremony to kick off Industry Week that focuses on the latest trends in these two industry sectors. >>
U.S. Senator Cory Booker, Panasonic Corp. of North America Chairman and CEO Joe Taylor, and New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks will join New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) President Joel S. Bloom and New Jersey Innovation Institute President Don Sebastian in announcing a major, new economic development venture to an audience of invited guests from the business, government, and higher education sectors. >>
Our most powerful observatories can detect objects out to 13 billion light years. But theory suggests we should see more. Why don't we? What will it take to peer into the darkness? What will we find? >>
The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey (BONJ) returns to NJIT as part of the Technology and Society Forum's exploration of creativity in all of its forms on March 26, 2:30-4:00 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre. >>
Michael Emery, director of human resources at the UN Population Fund, will present “Global Leadership and Careers within the United Nations” on March 7 from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A.  >>
NJIT researchers working to boost the efficiency of a potentially game-changing alternative energy technology, thin-film solar cells, have won the backing of a powerful Chinese partner eager to speed development of inexpensive power production that can be seamlessly incorporated into a range of building materials. >>
Our most powerful observatories can detect objects out to 13 billion light years.  But theory suggests we should see more.  Why don't we? >>
The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble will bring an exuberant performance to the NJIT campus for Black History Month on Feb. 19. >>
The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble will bring an exuberant performance to the NJIT campus for the first week of Black History Month on Feb. 5. >>
The 21st annual meeting for BioNJ, the trade association for New Jersey's life sciences industry, will be held on January 30th this year. >>
2013
Economic growth will rise to 3.1 percent in 2014, while unemployment will fall to 6.9 percent by December of 2014, NJIT Leir Research Professor William V. Rapp, PhD told economists and others last week at the 27th Annual Economic Outlook Symposium sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. >>
Musician David Rimelis will explore the connections and differences among scientists, architects, engineers and musicians in a Technology & Society Forum Series presentation.on Nov. 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
NJIT's Information Technology Program will host "Harnessing Data Generated by the World Around Us" on Oct. 16 at 3:45 p.m. in GITC 1100.  >>
Congratulations to Judith Sheft, associate vice president of technology development, who recently received one of this year's First Mate Awards from BioNJ.  >>
NJIT, under Maurie Cohen's direction, will be a co-sponsor (with Clark University and others) of the SCORAI event “The Future of Consumerism and Well-Being in a World of Ecological Constraints” from June 12-14.  >>
Three life science inventions that may one day heal wounds faster, improve surgical outcomes and build stronger muscles took $10,500 in prize money for further research and development at NJIT's recent TechQuest/Innovation Day.  The inventions competed against 30 developed by undergraduate teams. >>
WHAT:  Fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing, injects fluid underground at high pressure to fracture rock formations in order to extract previously inaccessible oil and gas.  Opponents point to groundwater contamination, risks to air quality, and migration of toxic chemicals to the surface.  Is this technology vital for tapping much-needed energy or one that's environmentally destructive?  That's the question a panel of experts will explore at an upcoming NJIT Technology and Society Forum. >>
A technology vital for tapping much-needed energy or one that's environmentally destructive?  That's the question a panel of experts will explore at the Technology and Society Forum session on fracking April 10, 2013 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  The NJIT Technology and Society Forum is free and open to the public. >>
Judith Sheft, associate vice president of technology development at NJIT, has been reappointed by Governor Christie to serve on the New Jersey Israel Commission.  >>
"The Edge in Knowledge:  Part 1," featuring NJIT President Joel S. Bloom opened Caucus:  New Jersey  this past weekend with a closer look at the importance of NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC).  >>
Judith Sheft, associate vice president of technology development, will be featured on Caucus:  New Jersey.  >>
Annabelle Bexiga, the senior managing director and chief information officer at TIAA-CREF, will trace the dramatic changes that have taken place in the field of information technology when she addresses this year's 2013 Gilbreth Colloquium at NJIT.  >>
“No FEAR: A Whistleblower's Triumph” is the title of a lecture by the founder of the No FEAR Coalition Marsha Coleman-Adebayo set for Feb. 20, 2013 in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom.  The event is free and open to the public.  Street parking is available.  Coleman-Adebayo is the Director of the National Whistleblowers Center. >>
The research of Dr. Cheul H. Cho, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and Research Professor Dr. George Collins was recently published and featured on the Feb. 2013 cover of Biotechnology & Bioengineering, a leading journal in biomedical engineering.  >>
A performance by members of the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey (BONJ) will launch NJIT's next Technology and Society Forum series, a celebration of artistic creativity and exploration of key social issues.  BONJ will perform on Feb. 6, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre on the NJIT campus.  The public is invited to attend the free concert. >>
2012
Come one, come all!  NJIT students, staff and faculty are invited tomorrow for a look behind the scenes of entertainment technology when a panel of leading experts in the field discusses the latest and greatest in this burgeoning new cutting-edge field.  Albert Dorman Honors College is the host of the event which starts at 2:30 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre in Kupfrian Hall. >>
Although widespread rebuilding in the hard-hit New York metro region from Super Storm Sandy has not yet begun, NJIT Assistant Professor Mohamed Mahgoub, PhD, PE, says when the hammers start swinging, it's time to look at autoclaved aerated concrete.  The material, best known as AAC, has been heralded as the building material of the new millennium.  It's a lightweight, easily-crafted manufactured stone, strong enough to withstand earthquakes and hurricanes when reinforced with steel.  >>
Following a successful research collaboration with NJIT, Catalent Pharma Solutions of Somerset has announced that it has exclusively licensed innovative taste-making technology developed by NJIT Distinguished Professor Rajesh Davé, who was the principal investigator of a research project funded by Catalent.  >>
Cloud computing is a hot topic in cyber-circles and the popular media.  But what are the real advantages of computing in the clouds, and what are the challenges, including security?  A panel of experts will explore these topics at NJIT's next Technology and Society Forum session on Oct. 10, 2012 in the Campus Center Atrium from 3-4:30 p.m.  The public is invited to this free talk.   >>
The History of 3D Film: Starring Newark and New York will be the first 2012 featured lecture this fall of the NJIT Technology and Society Forum presentations. The Emmy-nominated, award-winning Newark filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno will screen and discuss their short 3D films on Newark and the Brooklyn waterfront on Oct. 3 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  >>
Truphone, the pioneering international mobile communications company, announced the establishment of a new technology center located in the Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT.  >>
The History of 3D Film: Starring Newark and New York will be the first 2012 featured lecture this fall of the NJIT Technology and Society Forum presentations.  >>
NJIT announced today that its federally-funded grant program, the New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC), reached the 6,000-member milestone while also assisting over 1,000 physicians to become Meaningful Users of its Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems.  >>
Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of Continuing and Distance Education, will participate on the morning panel at the 6th Annual NJ Women in Science and Technology Workforce Summit.   >>
Law, Technology and Culture (LTC) Major Vanessa Espinal has won a seat in the Rutgers Camden School of Law Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program.  >>
Judith Sheft, associate vice president technology development and Cesar Bandera, president Cell Podium and adjunct professor in NJIT SOM gave a presentation at the recent Turismo Conference on Tourism and Technology in Oviedo Spain http://turismo.as/>>
A Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and university lecturer at NJIT, John A. Wiggins, of Union Township, was appointed for the 2012-2013 accreditation cycle to the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).  >>
Three high-tech companies based at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) http://www.njit-edc.org/  took top awards at the recent 2012 Venture Conference sponsored by the New Jersey Technology Council.  >>
Mathematics is a vital tool for understanding the world and in the fall of 2012 a new museum will invite the public to experience the power and wonders of mathematics, with an emphasis on activities that are creative, surprising and fun.   >>
Judith Sheft, associate vice president of Technology Development at NJIT, will serve as a panelist at NJTC's Women in Technology Peer Network:  Adapt, Innovate and Triumph – Women's Entrepreneurship 3.0 on March 28 at the East Brunswick Hilton from 8:30-11:00 a.m. >>
On Saturday evening, February 25th, the major yearly fundraiser for the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program was held at Valbella Restaurant in NYC.  >>
Poetry and other forms of creative expression have the power to motivate thinking that addresses critical social issues such as race and identity in new and positive ways. >>
“Creative Diversity” will be the theme of this Spring's 2012 NJIT Technology and Society Forum, http://tsf.njit.edu a series of free events open to the public and scheduled from Feb. 22, 2012-April 13, 2012 on the NJIT campus.   >>
2011
WattLots LLC, a solar parking lot systems firm in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, won a "Cool Product" award in the New Jersey Technology Council's mid-Atlantic Innovation Competition. >>
An agreement was signed today by NJIT Interim President Joel S. Bloom and NeST Group of Companies CEO Javad K. (“Jay”) Hassan to offer a post-graduate program in “Global Technology Management.”  >>
The New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC) announced today that it has reached the 5,000 primary care providers member milestone in support of the healthcare evolution to transition to patient Electronic Health Records (EHRs).  >>
NJIT's Science, Technology, and Society Program and Albert Dorman Honors College will host "Turning Science and Technology Green: Sustainable Development and Engineering Education" by Andrew Jamison, PhD, professor of technology, environment, and society at Aalborg University in Denmark, on Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Kupfrian 106.  >>
“The Worldwide Water Crisis” will be the focus of a talk by Upmanu Lall, director of the Columbia Water Center at Columbia University on Nov. 16, 2011 at 3 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Due to unforeseen circumstances, “Understanding the Benefits and Risks of Atomic Power,” the Technology and Society Forum presentation scheduled for Wednesday, October 19, has been cancelled.  >>
"Une Petite Bouteille," a bronze interpretation of a Klein bottle by nanotechnology research pioneer, entrepreneur and former NJIT research professor Robert B. Marcus, PhD, was officially dedicated today in Eberhardt Hall.   >>
The creative confluence of science and art will be the focus of the first in the fall 2011 Technology and Society Forum presentations when James C. Phillips and Robert B. Marcus jointly share their views on September 21, 2011 from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Joseph T. Roman '99, president of the Accelerant Sales Group, an adjunct professor in NJIT's School of Management (SOM) and a member of the SOM Board of Visitors, recently authored an article on "Disaster Recovery, Quality and the Need for a Paperless Society" for the New Jersey Technology Council's LifeSciTrends magazine.   >>
A panel discussion on "The Entrepreneurial Professor-New Opportunities for Women in Academia“ and a poster session featuring recent research advances by NJIT women faculty and graduate students will be presented at the Innovation and Collaboration Showcase on April 20, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in Eberhardt 112. >>
Universities are going into business — in a big way, according to Donald Siegel, dean of the School of Business and professor of management at the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). >>
In the NJIT Technology and Society Forum presentation on March 23 in the Campus Center Ballroom at 2:30 p.m., Columbia University Professor Sheena Iyengar will address the psychological and cultural challenges of choice, and suggest answers drawn from her discipline-spanning research.  >>
Judith Sheft, associate VP of technology development at NJIT, was one of four NJ research university representatives who briefed a conference of entrepreneurs last week on their commitment to commercializing new discoveries to move them out of the lab and into the economy. >>
The Klang String Quartet with its unique blend of musical interests and influences (Klang in German means sound) is scheduled to perform on Feb. 16, 2011 in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium from 3-4:30 p.m. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Philip R. Goode and the research team at Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) have reported new insights into the small-scale dynamics of the Sun's photosphere. >>
2010
Sergei Adamovich, PhD, associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, was recently invited to participate in a press conference to present the results of his team's research to the media at the annual conference of the Society for Neuroscience. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, will join a group of corporate executives and others in an interactive discussion focusing on top technology trends on Nov. 9, 4:45-7:45 p.m. at New York Internet in Bridgewater. The annual Top Twelve Technology Trends session is hosted by the New Jersey Technology Council. >>
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.   >>
Edge Therapeutics, based out of NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, has been named one of four Incubator Companies to Watch by the New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC). This acknowledgement is part of NJTC's Best of the Year awards celebrating the technology sectors of New Jersey. Edge is scheduled to be recognized at the NJTC Award Gala on Nov. 17 at the Hilton at East Brunswick, NJ.  >>
Judith Sheft, associate vice president of Technology Development at NJIT, will serve as a panelist at the North American Chinese Entrepreneur Association Annual Conference: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the 2010s and Beyond on Oct. 24 at the Hilton Hotel in Iselin, NJ.  >>
Historians usually depict the space race of the 1960s and 1970s as a pitched technological battle between Cold War political rivals. Yet while U.S. and Soviet spacecraft forced the world to look upward towards the Moon, they also, quite ironically, encouraged citizens across the globe to gaze back down at “spaceship Earth” with a newfound environmental awareness.  >>
A customer at an Apple store asks for the latest iPhone in black, but then suddenly changes his preference to white when he sees everyone else buying black . . .  Although the child knows she shouldn't press the big red button, she finds her hand inching toward it. . . . In some cultures, young men and women who decide to marry know that they will see each other in person for the first time on their wedding day.  How did these people make their choices? How do any of us make vital and mundane choices? >>
Music has many virtues — including the potential to benefit individuals whose mobility is severely impaired by cerebral palsy and spinal injuries. In the first of NJIT's new series of Technology and Society Forum presentations, Pauline Oliveros and colleagues from the Deep Listening Institute will demonstrate software that makes it possible to improvise music with slight head movements. This software extends the expressive, holistic and therapeutic benefits of musical improvisation to both adults and children. >>
In the first of a new series of Technology and Society Forum presentations, Pauline Oliveros, founder of the Deep Listening Institute Ltd.and Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will demonstrate software that makes it possible to improvise music with slight head movements. The presentation will take place on Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium.  >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Philip R. Goode and the Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) team have achieved “first light” using a deformable mirror in what is called adaptive optics at BBSO. An image of a sunspot was published Aug. 23, 2010 on the website of Ciel et l'Espace, as the photo of the day. >>
The NJIT School of Management's Innovation Acceleration Team, founded by Louis Noto '10, is working with the junior class at Technology High School in Newark to obtain Pepsi Refresh project funding for building a green roof on top of their school. The winners of the competition will solely be decided by the project that receives the most online votes. To submit your vote (you can submit one vote per day), click here. >>
NJIT Associate Vice President of Technology Development Judith Sheft highlighted today contributions to invention and innovation made in New Jersey for more than a century by NJIT. She was among the featured speakers, which included Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, at a press conference to announce a new corporate and higher education coalition focused on innovation. >>
Humberto “Humby” Baquerizo '95, of North Bergen, assistant director of the Campus Center overseeing the Office of Conference Services and Programs, gave special remarks at the Technology High School 2010 Commencement Exercises on June 25. Baquerizo joined Senator Teresa Ruiz, NJ Legislator of the 29th Legislative District in congratulating the Technology High School students. “The world you are about to enter is constantly changing and diverse," Baquerizo told the Class of 2010. "We don't have to see the world to understand that it is unbalanced. We can't change the world without changing one community at a time. I challenge you to go out and change the communities around you, be of service, help your fellow brothers and sisters, come back and be a role model to Newark youth. Doing the public good is your job and duty as citizens of this great city of Newark.” >>
Donald H. Sebastian, interim provost and senior vice president for research and development and Judith Sheft, associate vice president for technology development, were awarded the title of Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Commerce and International Relations by the Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (UIGV) in Lima, Peru. They were invited by Daniel Jara on behalf of the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of NJ (SHCC), which co-hosted the First USA-Peru Trade & Investment Forum Peruvian Products Exhibition. The event marked the beginning of an international initiative designed to help bring awareness as well as to showcase selected products of Peru, international trade opportunities, and the information necessary to trade internationally to SHCC members. “The objective is for NJIT to form a relationship with UIGV to help them develop incubation and extension programs that can move the country's economy from one of exporting raw materials to one that captures more of the value chain,” said Sebastian.  >>
Water ― life on our planet would be impossible without it, and clean water is vital for human health and well-being. Yet close to three billion people have no running water within a kilometer of their homes, and every eight seconds a child dies of water-borne disease. In the NJIT Technology and Society Forum presentation on March 10, 2010, Maude Barlow will outline a three-part strategy for achieving a water-secure world.  >>
Sarah Brownell, co-founder of Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), will share a more positive vision for Haiti when she speaks at NJIT on Feb. 24, 2010, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The talk is a presentation of NJIT's Technology and Society Forum Series.  >>
Sarah Brownell, co-founder of Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), will share a more positive vision for Haiti when she speaks at NJIT on Feb. 24, 2010, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  The talk is a presentation of NJIT's Technology and Society Forum Series.  >>
NJIT will usher in Black History Month with a free concert on Feb. 3, 2010 featuring local pianist Richard Alston.  >>
2009
A drug to stop bleeding during a brain injury and a bed that will prevent bedsores are among the scientific discoveries at NJIT that received earlier this week more than a million dollars in funding from the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology. >>
Imagine beaming electric power from space as a viable solar energy option. Engineer and researcher Martin Hoffert, professor emeritus and former chair of the department of applied science at New York University, will discuss this theory further in a free lecture, open to the public, on Nov. 4, 2009 at NJIT, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium. >>
Dickson D. Despommier, a professor of environmental health sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, discussed vertical farms, the agriculture for the 21st century, at the NJIT Technology and Society Forum Series yesterday.  Vertical urban farms could help to repair many of the world's damaged ecosystems and moderate global climate change, says Despommier. Social benefits include fostering a sustainable urban environment that encourages good health, new employment opportunities, fewer abandoned lots and buildings, cleaner air, and an abundant supply of safe drinking water. Despommier's lecture drew a large number of community organizers, including Newark Councilman Donald M. Payne, City of Newark Sustainability Officer Chelsea Arbusher, and Greater Newark Conservancy Executive Director Robin Dougherty, in addition to representatives from the Trust for Public Land, Newark Public Schools, Rutgers University and the Ironbound Community Corporation. >>
A farm on the 40th floor? That's a distinct possibility, according to Dickson D. Despommier, an advocate of  vertical farming. Despommier, who is a professor of environmental health sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, has long been interested in the environment and the ecology of infectious disease transmission. Despommier will discuss vertical farms, the agriculture for the 21st century, on Sept. 30, 2009 at NJIT.  >>
A farm on the 40th floor? That's a distinct possibility, according to Dickson D. Despommier, an advocate of  vertical farming. Despommier will discuss vertical farms, the agriculture for the 21st century, on Sept. 30, 2009 at NJIT.  >>
Judith Sheft, of Westfield, associate vice president, technology development, in the office of research and development, received the Excellence in Service Award at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
Zeyuan Qiu, associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, will discuss "Protection of Critical Source Areas for Achieving Long-term Sustainability of Water Resources" on June 8, 2-3 p.m. (EST) as part of the Collaborative Science and Technology Network for Sustainability (CNS) webinar series. CNS is an EPA grant program offered through the National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) Science To Achieve Results (STAR) program that supports collaboration between science and engineering researchers and decision-makers to pursue regional sustainability. Call in: 866-299-3188; Passcode: 202-343-9759. Webinar access: http://portal.epa.gov/webconference; Conf. ID: 411720. Slides from the webinar series and the schedule of upcoming talks are posted on the CNS science connector page. >>
The New Jersey Technology Council will present roundtable sessions on nano entrepreneurship and nano applications on June 2, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center. Satya Prakash, associate professor in biomedical engineering at McGill University, will give the keynote presentation. To register, click here. >>
The New Jersey Center for Innovation Acceleration, a joint initiative of the NJIT School of Management and the NJIT Enterprise Development Center (EDC), will offer a series of business planning and financial modeling courses for entrepreneurs funded by North Jersey Partners.  >>
"The Value of Scientific Societies" is the topic of a presentation by Jerome F. Baker, PhD, executive director of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, on April 6, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The lecture, which is part of the NJIT Technology and Society Forum Series, will focus on how Sigma Xi is working to assist its members in adding value to their lives and to the lives of those impacted by engineering and science.  >>
NJIT Humanities Professor and clarinetist David Rothenberg brings a unique perspective to interpreting our relationship with nature through words and music—a perspective he will share when he performs at NJIT on April 1, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The event, which wraps up the Spring 2009 Technology and Society Forum Series at NJIT, is free and open to the public. >>
Technology and life sciences-related businesses, service providers, and state universities are invited to attend a roundtable discussion on the financial resources and incentives available to New Jersey's most promising technology companies at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center III. Hosted by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, the Edison Innovation Roundtable will be held on March 30, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Click here to register.  >>
Join MathWorks engineers for a free technical demonstration of MATLAB 2008 and how it can be used as a flexible platform for technical computing and application development in engineering, math, and science curricula and research on March 12, 9 a.m.-12 noon in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 3730. Learn new content such as Speeding Up MATLAB Applications during this technical demonstration. Agenda and registration: http://ist.njit.edu/matlabday.php >>
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It takes much more than the appropriate technology to create a sustainable green environment and organizational culture. Learn about the challenges of such a transformation at the Technology and Society Forum presentation by Leith Sharp on Wednesday, March 25 from 3-4:30 pm in NJIT's Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Music is an expression of creativity that spans all eras and cultures.  On Feb. 25, 2009 at the NJIT Campus Center Atrium from 3-4:30 p.m., the NJIT Technology and Society Forum will celebrate this aspect of creativity when artists from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) will perform the work of five noted composers. >>
Nine lucky NJIT students are testing one of the nation's first application development courses for the Apple iPhone. The upper-level course, taught by Director of University Web Services Jim Robertson, illustrates how to develop applications for the popular iPhone. >>
NEC Foundation of America has awarded NJIT a $32,000 grant to support the dissemination and use of therapeutic video games to serve children with severe sensory and motor disabilities.  >>
Ralph Izzo believes that our society is steering a very unsustainable course when it comes to energy — and he speaks with authority. In the first Technology and Society Forum presentation at NJIT for spring 2009, Izzo will explore how the impacts of climate change and an uncertain economy make it imperative to redefine our complex relationship with energy. >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch has announced the appointment of Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development, to the position of interim provost, effective Jan. 1, 2009.  >>
There's something for everyone this spring at NJIT's semi-annual Technology and Society Forum Series.  In two weeks, Ralph Izzo, chairman and chief executive officer of Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) opens the event with a closer look at sustainability.   >>
NJIT's Office of Technology Development is hosting an 11-week series of webinars focused on commercialization of research (life science and engineering-based technology), on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 14–March 25, 1-2:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center 1403. Co-organized by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer, the course will discuss the practical business and legal issues that researchers need to understand to commercialize their research. Contact Judith Sheft, Associate Vice President Technology Development at 973-596-5825; sheft@njit.edu.            >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch has announced the appointment of Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development, to the position of interim provost, effective Jan. 1, 2009.  >>
2008
NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) will host the Eighth Annual New Jersey Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20. Companies will be reimbursed by the EDC for the attendance fee and will receive a free proposal review just for attending. Phase I (Proposal Development) and Phase II (Cost Proposal Preparation) program attendees will be eligible to receive a complimentary proposal critique by the Greenwood Consulting Group. Inc. within one year of the programs. For more information and online registration visit www.njsbdc.com/scitech. >>
Dealing effectively with climate change presents political challenges that can be even more complex than the science involved. David W. Orr, PhD, the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College and the James Marsh Professor at the University of Vermont, will explore critical climate-change issues in the context of U.S. politics and policy decisions in "Some Like It Hot—Many More Don't," the final Fall Technology and Society Forum presentation on Nov. 12, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
NJIT's Enterprise Development Center will host a free seminar on "Technology Commercialization from Lab to Commercial Success: Tiptoeing through the Minefield" on October 23, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the EDC, 211 Warren St., Conference Room 407. Yaniv Sneor of Blue Cactus Consulting will draw on his experience starting, managing and growing companies in a variety of industries and fields and his involvement in numerous technology commercialization endeavors encompassing a broad range of technologies and markets. All are welcome. RSVP to Kelly Carthens is appreciated. >>
Miquela Craytor, executive director of Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), will speak Oct. 1, 2008, at NJIT about how green technology can meet the growing climate crisis and also benefit the nation's distressed urban centers. >>
NJIT Associate Professor Robert S. Friedman is first author of a reference guide to the theory and research supporting the field of technology and innovation management. >>
The growing threat to the privacy of American citizens resulting from the government's efforts to combat terrorism will be the focus of a talk at NJIT set for Sept. 17, 2008 from 3-4:30 p.m. at NJIT's Campus Center.  >>
NJIT received $27,000 from Bridgewater-based National Starch and Chemical Foundation to support two NJIT's pre-college programs, both benefiting women. The Women in Engineering Technology Initiative FEMME received $12,000 while a similar initiative to promote positive changes in the educational environment in Newark classrooms received $15,000. >>
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It's not easy these days attending school, working, plus worrying about increased commuting costs.  That's why NJIT is pleased to announce a new online master's degree program in management as well as five new online business-related certificate programs starting Sept. 2, 2008. Registration is currently underway.  >>
NJIT's Office of Technology Development and the Enterprise Development Center (EDC) along with North Jersey WIRED will host an Advanced Invention to Venture Workshop on June 9-12, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the EDC, 211 Warren St., Newark. An optional SBIR Proposal Writing workshop will be held on June 13. Scholarships are available for NJIT faculty and students. Contact: Judith Sheft at  NJIT's Office of Technology Development at x5825. >>
Judith Sheft, associate vice president of technology development at NJIT, explains technology transfer and commercialization within New Jersey's universities and its importance for the growth of our economy in a new video featured in the May issue of NJ Entrepreneur.com. >>
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Ronald H. Rockland, PhD, interim chair of the department of engineering technology and professor in the departments of engineering technology and biomedical engineering at NJIT, was recently elected as an Engineering Technology Council (ETC) Director by the engineering technology members of the American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE). The ETC of ASEE is the national organization that speaks for engineering technology education and is committed to promoting quality education and creative endeavors in engineering technology.  >>
NJIT's associate provost for information services and technology and chief information officer David F. Ullman, of South Orange, was named  chief information officer for 2008 (for nonprofits) by the New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC). >>
Charles M. Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering and president emeritus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology will speak about educating engineers for a multi-faceted role in the global economy at NJIT on April 30 from 3-4:30 p.m. in NJIT's Campus Center Ballroom. >>
NJIT has been named a recipient of the New Jersey Alliance for Technological Literacy (NJTEA) Impact Award for its exceptional support of technology education in New Jersey. The award will be presented to NJIT at the NJTEA conference banquet on May 1 at the Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick. >>
David Ullman, associate provost for information services and technology and chief information officer at NJIT, has been named New Jersey Technology Council 2008 CIO of the Year in the nonprofit category. The award recognizes a chief information officer or an executive in an equivalent position for his/her innovation and creativity in planning and deploying their enterprise systems, future IT goals, management philosophy and service to the industry and community. >>
Ralph Avallone, president and co-founder of the International Green Energy Council, will discuss the Council's Shades of Green Initiative on April 16 at 3:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A. >>
A computer software program developed at NJIT for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other diseases has won the most coveted title at a recent New Jersey Technology Council competition.  >>
Charles M. Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering and president emeritus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology will speak about educating engineers for a multi-faceted role in the global economy at NJIT on April 30. The distinguished engineer and educator will deliver his lecture from 3-4:30 p.m. in NJIT's Campus Center Ballroom. >>
NeuroTrax, a medical device and technology company based in the Enterprise Development Center at NJIT, received the "Most Likely To Succeed" Award last week at the 2008 New Jersey Technology Council Venture Conference. >>
The NJIT Technology and Society Forum has scheduled two free musical events on April 2 and April 7 for its Spring 2008 Series. The public is invited to both of them. On April 7 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., NJIT Math Professor Jay Kappraff will join Rieko Kawabata on violin in a performance of the Vivaldi double concerto. >>
The “Evolution of Life: Sex and Other Mergers” will be the subject of an upcoming talk at NJIT by noted University of Massachusetts (UM) scientist and author Lynn Margulis, an expert on the “Gaia” hypothesis. The public is invited to the free talk set for March 31, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom at NJIT. >>
Members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will perform Schubert's octet scored for two violins, viola, cello, double bass, clarinet and French horn on April 2, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The performance is part of NJIT's Spring 2008 Technology and Society Forum Series. >>
The “Evolution of Life: Sex and Other Mergers” will be the subject of an upcoming talk at NJIT by noted University of Massachusetts (UM) scientist and author Lynn Margulis, an expert on the “Gaia” hypothesis.  >>
“Sustainability”—it's a term that has risen to critical prominence in assessing our planet's resources and the future well-being of society. In NJIT's upcoming Technology and Society Forum presentation, Jon Plaut will explore the antecedents of concerns with sustainability, including the agricultural and industrial revolutions, and increasing population. The public is invited to the free talk set for Feb. 25, 11:30 a.m., in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom.  >>
2007
Daniel A. Henderson, president of PhoneTel Communications, Inc. and a member of the Albert Dorman Honors College Board of Visitors, assisted the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in the acquisition of two prototypes and related documentation for a pioneering wireless picturephone technology developed in 1993. Henderson recently was awarded six U.S. patents for innovation incorporated in the wireless system and device. The donation adds to a previous collection of wireless technology that Henderson donated to the museum's Information Technology and Communications Division in 2003. >>
Cheng Li, the William R. Kenan Professor of Government at Hamilton College, will analyze China in the 21st century at NJIT's Technology and Society Forum presentation. The free public event is set for Oct. 10, 3-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
Maureen Sturgeon, a non-traditional, adult student who is on her second career, may be the most industrious student to graduate May 17, 2007, from NJIT. Sturgeon will graduate with an almost-perfect grade-point average, while holding down a full-time job as the engineering inspector for Franklin Township. >>
Robert Statica, information technology program administrator, director of NJIT's Computer Forensic and Cybersecurity Lab and co-director of NJIT's Center for Information Protection, will discuss cybersecurity and cyberterrorism at an Open University seminar on April 18, 2:30-4 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Room 400. >>
James E. West, PhD, a research professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at Johns Hopkins University, will make two presentations on April 9. The first talk, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom, will feature an overview of the Black heritage in technology. From 4-5:30 p.m. in Tiernan Lecture Hall I, West will discuss the increasing awareness of noise as being detrimental to health in hospitals. >>
NJIT will come alive with the sounds of female composers on March 28 at 3 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The Downtown Chamber Trio will perform the music of Nadia Boulanger, Rebecca Clarke, Fanny Mendelssohn and Clara Schumann. The concert is free and open to the public. >>
Due to the inclement weather, the lecture by William A. Wulf, PhD, president of the National Academy of Engineering, that was originally scheduled today at 11:30 a.m. has been postponed. >>
Margaret Leinen, PhD, chief science officer and vice president of Climos, will discuss at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) next week the buildup of atmospheric greenhouse gases over just two centuries as part of NJIT's NJIT Technology and Society Forum Series. >>
Margaret Leinen, PhD, chief science officer and vice president of Climos, will discuss "Global Change: The Challenges for Research in a World Aware of Change" on Feb. 12, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom at NJIT. The public is invited to the talk, which is part of NJIT's Technology and Society Forum Series. >>
New Jersey high school students who are eager to learn hands-on science and technology can apply for a highly selective program at NJIT. The NJIT Science and Technology Enrichment Program (STEP) offers free, non-credit courses on Saturday morning from 10 a.m.-12 noon on the NJIT campus. Classes run from Jan. 27-April 21. >>
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2006
Humans may soon have the super powers of superheroes now found only in comic books and movies, says bestselling author and social commentator Joel Garreau, who will speak on Nov. 9, 4-5:30 p.m. at NJIT's Campus Center. The talk is part of NJIT's Technology and Society Forum series. >>
America's energy future is choice, not fate, and U.S. dependence on oil can be eliminated with proven technologies that create wealth and strengthen security. That's the message Nathan Glasgow of the Rocky Mountain Institute will bring to NJIT in his presentation on Oct. 25 at NJIT's Technology and Society Forum. >>
Kevin Russell, PhD, PE, a senior analyst at the US Army Research, Armament Engineering and Technology Center, will discuss "Design of Adjustable Five Bar Spherical Mechanisms for Motion Generation Using the Least Squares Method" on Sept. 27 at 1 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Center Rm. 224. >>
Once again, the NJIT Technology and Society Forum will present speakers whose ideas excite and challenge. The first lecture, “Creative Thinking and Problem Solving, An Essential Skill for the New Millennium,” is set for Sept. 27, 3-4:30 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom. Gerard J. Puccio, PhD, the department chair and professor of the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State, SUNY, will explore the nature of creativity and how people may enhance their potential for thinking. >>
The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT will host a Monthly Entrepreneurs Gathering Roundtable Session on Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-12 noon, EDC III, 211 Warren St., Rm. 407. Topic: The New Jersey Homeland Security Systems Technology Center. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 973-643-4063. >>
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) will host a breakfast workshop that will provide information to prospective applicants seeking assistance through the Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program as well as other EDA financial assistance initiatives, on May 4, 9-11 a.m., at the NJIT Enterprise Development Center III, 211 Warren St., Room 407. >>
Chris Phoenix, director of research at the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology, will lecture at NJIT on a promising yet potentially dangerous nanotechnology called molecular manufacturing. Phoenix's lecture, free and open to the public, is scheduled for April 5, 3-4:30 p.m., in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Robots have been to the moon, to Mars and even, in the form of vacuum cleaners, to shopping malls. But where they haven't been, and where they might be most useful, is in our homes, said Cynthia Breazeal, PhD, one of the nation's leading roboticists who spoke yesterday at NJIT. “For robots, the final frontier isn't space; it's your living room," Breazeal said. >>
Join robot designer, researcher, author and inventor Cynthia Breazeal, PhD, when she introduces her robotic world to students, faculty and staff at NJIT on March 20. The public is invited to the event, which will take place 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Energy security demands innovation and innovation requires an investment in intellectual security,” Shirley Ann Jackson, PhD, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute told some 200 faculty, staff, students and others on Feb. 9. Jackson said that energy security and the “quiet crisis”—stemming from the gap between the nation's growing need for scientists, engineers, and other technically skilled workers and its production of them—are “inextricably linked” and, if permitted to continue unmitigated, could reverse the global leadership Americans currently enjoy. “We can no longer drill our way to energy security,” Jackson said. “We must innovate our way to energy security.” >>
The NJIT Technology and Society Forum's spring program kicked off on Feb. 1 with a performance by the Advanced Mixed Chorus from Newark's Arts High School and vocalist Yvette Glover. Co-sponsored by the NJIT Educational Opportunity Program, the concert is part of the university's recognition of Black History Month and celebration of our nation's rich diversity. >>
The Advanced Mixed Chorus from Newark's Arts High School and jazz singer Yvette Glover will perform at NJIT on Feb. 1, 2006 at 4 p.m. as part of the university's celebration of Black History Month.The concert, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the NJIT Technology and Society Forum Series and the Educational Opportunity Program at NJIT. >>
2005
NJIT will host the New Jersey Technology Council IT Industry Expo on Dec. 7, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Guttenberg Information Technologies Center. Stephane Gagnon, an assistant professor in NJIT's School of Management, will present results from an industrywide IT forecast conducted by NJIT and the NJTC. >>
Steven Walsh, PhD, one of the world's leading experts on the commercialization of micro and nano technologies, will discuss the challenges of technology commercialization on Dec. 5, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. Bruce Kirchhoff, PhD, distinguished professor of management (at left), will moderate a panel of EDC tenant company representatives. The seminar is open to the public. >>
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Don't give up, network and pay attention to detail, numbered among the many good ideas offered to women inventors by Judith Sheft, assistant vice president, technology development at NJIT. Sheft spoke at a day-long conference held on Oct. 28 at Kean University. >>
Allen Hershkowitz, a senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental activist group, will discuss the challenges of sustainable urban development on Nov. 9, 3-4:30 p.m., NJIT Campus Center ballroom. The lecture, which is the fifth in NJIT's Technology and Society Forum Series, is open to the public and parking is available. >>
The most recent environmental and energy technologies available in today's industry will be showcased at the Environmental Business Council of CIANJ's first Innovative Environmental Technology Conference on Oct. 26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., NJIT Campus Center, second floor. >>
Edward J. Ludwig, chairman, president and chief executive officer of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), the global medical technology company based in Franklin Lakes, will visit New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to lecture on the challenges and opportunities ahead for the medical technology industry. >>
Kenneth Deffeyes, PhD, an esteemed geologist and professor emeritus at Princeton University, will give a lecture titled “The Impending Oil Shortage: A Crisis in Public Policy" on Sept. 19, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., in the NJIT Campus Center atrium. The lecture is free, open to the public and parking is available. Deffeyes's talk is the first in this year's Technology and Society Forum series. >>
Twelve tips on successful blogging were among the highlights of a day-long business and networking event held yesterday at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).     The event, aimed at encouraging men and women with technological expertise to start their own companies, was organized by NJIT's School of Management, Office of Technology Development, Enterprise Development Center and the North Essex Chamber of Commerce.   >>
Four motivational speakers, tips on starting a business and more recently highlighted an event at NJIT to encourage business men and women to launch a technological business. Event organizers included the School of Management, the Enterprise Development Center and the Office of Technology Development, all at NJIT. >>
High school students who want to design their own video games and electronic circuits--as well as understand the chemistry of fireworks and the physics of explosions--can now study these subjects at NJIT. This fall, the university will launch the Science and Technology Enrichment Program (STEP), where high school students eager to learn hands-on science and technology can enroll in exciting courses taught by some of NJIT's best professors. For more information, contact Associate Professor Michael Baltrush at 973-596-3386. >>
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Leon M. Lederman, Nobel Laureate, director emeritus of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and founder and resident scholar at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, will discuss the crisis in U.S. science education and science literacy at a Technology and Society forum on April 20, 2005, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre, Kupfrian Hall. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be webcast live that day by logging on to http://speakerforum.njit.edu/.  Contact: Jay Kappraff, 973-596-3490 or email: kappraff@adm.njit.edu. >>
2004
Governor James E. McGreevey issued an executive order today designating New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) the state's Homeland Security Technology Systems Center. The order indicated that NJIT will immediately begin serving as the state's homeland security consultant for technology evaluation. The university will develop prototypes of integrated homeland security systems for testing, demonstration and training. >>