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2014
Shanthi Gopalakrishnan, an NJIT professor of management, spent several weeks last summer as a Fulbright specialist at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville, Spain, giving lectures on innovation and technology management and helping the university set up a syllabus for related business courses to be taught in English. >>
Megan Guidry is by her own estimation “an adventurous person.” She decided on NJIT following a single snowy visit her senior year of high school, unfazed by the more than 1,000 miles between home in Baton Rouge, La. and college in Newark. >>
Assistant Professor Raquel Perez-Castillejos had three conference publications accepted to the annual conference of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). >>
When it comes to animals, Martina Jackson '14, a biology major from South Brunswick heading to veterinary school next fall at the University of Pennsylvania, is a scientist, philosopher and devotee, all rolled into one. >>
NJIT's Murray Center for Women in Technology hosted the Women's International Hackathon, part of an international crowdsourcing event sponsored by Microsoft Research Connections to encourage young women to become producers of future innovations in technology. >>
The Society of Women Engineers at NJIT hosted the second annual “Wow! That's Engineering!” outreach event on April 2, 2014. The event, titled “Inventing the Future,” was funded by ExxonMobil and the national SWE.  >>
NJIT Women's Tennis wins their first America East championship contest defeating the Hartford Hawks, 4-0. >>
On March 12, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the Murray Center for Women in Technology hosted the final showcase of their First Annual Female Research Showcase and Oral Presentation Workshop. The goal of this series of events was twofold: to highlight research done by undergraduate and graduate female researchers at NJIT and to provide them with detailed critiques (from evaluators outside their fields) that they can use to improve their oral presentation skills. >>
Ann Kirschner, university dean of Macaulay Honors College of The City University of New York, will present “Women in Technology: Misfit or Match Made in Heaven?” on April 2 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A. >>
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.  >>
Two NJIT sports, women's tennis and men's soccer, have been invited to join and accepted membership in conferences whose championship team receives an automatic spot in the postseason NCAA Division I championship field. >>
2013
The NJIT Section of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) participated in the SWE Annual Conference (WE13) from Oct. 24-26 in Baltimore, MD.  The SWE executive board members and faculty advisor made a strong presence at the conference by organizing sessions, serving as session monitors and judges and participating as speakers in workshops and panels.  >>
Basil Baltzis, Interim Dean of Newark College of Engineering, was recognized today by the NJIT Committee on Women's Leadership (CWL) for his commitment to the aspirations and advancement of women in the STEM disciplines. >>
Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, associate professor in the department of humanities and director of the Murray Center for Women in Technology, addressed the third annual international Gender Summit (GS3NA) on Nov. 14 in Washington, D.C.  >>
Terri L. Freeman, a partner in the Morristown, NJ office of Jackson Lewis LLP, will discuss "Building a Civil Workplace: Avoiding Harassment and Discrimination" on November 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall, Room 112.   >>
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.  >>
It's been a productive summer for grad and undergrad members of the NJIT Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).  >>
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) recently hosted a “Wow! That's Engineering!” outreach event titled “Innovation through Imagination.”  The event, funded by a grant from ExxonMobil, hosted 55 students from the seventh grade class of the Newark Early College High School (NECHS) and six of their chaperones.  >>
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 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at NJIT has recently been awarded a grant to support their continued goal of increasing the number of women studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  The award, funded by ExxonMobil, is part of the national SWE grant competition for K-12 (pre-college) outreach programs.  >>
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.   >>
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 Society of Women Engineers at NJIT has been awarded a grant to support its continued goal of increasing the number of women studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). >>
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.  >>
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.   >>
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. >>
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.  >>
2011
Own It Ventures, in collaboration with New Jersey Monthly magazine will honor three women business owners located at the NJIT Enterprise Development Center (EDC).  >>
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.  >>
Twenty-nine student-athletes in six sports were named to the Winter/Spring 2010-11 Great West Conference all-Academic team. >>
Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, an associate professor in the department of humanities and director of the Murray Center for Women in Technology, was honored recently by Soroptimist International of the Greater Westfield Area for helping women to succeed in academe.   >>
Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, an associate professor in the department of humanities and director of the Murray Center for Women in Technology, will be honored by Soroptimist International of the Greater Westfield Area on April 14 for the work she has done to help women succeed in academe. >>
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.  >>
2010
Long before Facebook introduced its hot new Social Graph app, researchers in the ADVANCE project at NJIT were pioneering the use of social network mapping to help women scientists and engineers supercharge their careers. >>
The NJIT Society of Women Engineers (SWE) received the Outstanding Collegiate Section Website Award at the  2010 National Society of Women Engineers Conference held on Nov. 3-7 in Orlando, Florida. NJIT SWE President Hanisha Patel, a master's student in industrial engineering, accepted the award from SWE President Sidika Demir. >>
NJIT newcomers Camille Billing and Amanda Redden collected their first college goals, lifting the Highlanders to their first women's soccer victory of 2010, a 2-1 win at Saint Peter's Sunday afternoon. The Highlanders (1-1) also got the first college assist from freshman Rebecca Tustin, who helped out on Billing's goal, in taking the road win. >>
The NJIT women's track and field team has been named by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as an All-Academic team for the 2010 season. >>
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. >>
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.  >>
Nine NJIT student-athletes in four sports were named to the Fall 2009 Great West Conference All-Academic team. The honorees were: Joe Ju (men's cross country); Cara Constantino, Iulia Doci, Daisy Gallegos, Kelsey Johnson (women's cross country); Christi Taylor (women's soccer); Sabrina Baby, Katrina Hornstein and Erica Schultz (women's volleyball). >>
NJIT scored a season-high 83 points Saturday evening recording its first Great West Conference victory, 83-70, over Houston Baptist at Sharp Gymnasium in women's basketball action. >>
Chrissa Roessner, P.E. '01, a project engineer with The Louis Berger Group Inc., is featured as one of the top 10 "2010 New Faces of Engineering" in the Winter 2010 edition of the Society of Women Engineers Magazine.   >>
2009
NJIT faculty, staff and their families watched the women's basketball team hold off visiting Colgate University, 52-41 last night in the Fleisher Athletic Center. The annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation event was co-hosted by Athletics and Human Resources. >>
NJIT senior Sabrina Baby was named to the ESPN Magazine's Academic All-America third-team for volleyball, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. She is NJIT's first Highlander student-athlete in any sport to receive Academic All-America laurels at the Division I level. >>
The NJIT women's soccer team celebrated Senior Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Day with a 2-0 win over visiting Howard Sunday afternoon in Great West Conference action at J. Malcolm Simon Stadium at Lubetkin Field. The Highlanders recognized senior Briana Morales in pre-game ceremonies. With 58 career games played, Briana is among the program's all-time leaders. >>
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. >>
NJIT women's volleyball players Baaba Hughes and Sabrina Baby have been selected Great West Conference Volleyball Players of the Week. Hughes and Baby led the Highlanders to a five-set victory over Utah Valley Saturday afternoon to clinch first-place in the Great West Conference. >>
NJIT has renamed its on-campus soccer venue as Lubetkin Field at J. Malcolm Simon Stadium, adding the name of the great former coach, director of athletics and physical education, and professor to the facility's title. J. Malcolm Simon's name was added this year in a special recognition ceremony held in the NJIT Campus Center in conjunction with the home soccer game played the evening of Sept. 12.  >>
NJIT senior Sabrina Baby has been named the latest Great West Conference women's volleyball Defensive Player of the Week. >>
NJIT scored twice in the second half and the Highlanders, backstopped by junior goalkeeper Sadie Mele, posted their first shutout of the season in a 2-0 win over visiting Rider University Sunday afternoon on Lubetkin Field at J. Malcolm Simon Stadium. >>
NJIT women's volleyball captain Sabrina Baby has been named Great West Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Baby, a senior from Florianopolis, Brazil, led the Highlanders to a 4-0 record last week helping NJIT extend their winning streak to seven matches.  >>
Kori Washington scored a breakaway goal in the sixth minute of the second overtime, lifting NJIT to a thrilling come-from-behind 2-1 win over visiting Drexel in the Highlanders' 2009 home opener Friday night on Lubetkin Field. >>
Three Highlanders produced double-figure kill totals to lead NJIT in its season-opening 3-0 women's volleyball win over St. Francis (NY) in the opening round of the St. Francis Tournament on Friday afternoon. >>
The NJIT women's soccer team has been selected first in the East Division of the Great West Conference in the inaugural preseason coaches' poll. NJIT will begin the Great West Conference women's soccer season on October 2, with a 7 p.m. home match on Lubetkin Field against South Carolina State. Read more. >>
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 will induct Jean Graziano, of Maryland, into its 2009 Athletics Hall of Fame on May 9, 2009 in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
The Society of Women Engineers and NJIT's Murray Center for Women in Technology will wrap up Women's History Month at NJIT with an evening panel discussion focusing on how women can take the lead to save the planet. The talk will be held on March 30, 5:30-9 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall, Rm. 112 at NJIT. Dora Maria Abreu, assistant vice president and senior business analyst for the global technology integration group of Pershing LLC, will moderate a panel of successful female business executives, engineers and architects. For more information, contact Sara Mina or Talina Knox. >>
Green farmer and sustainability activist Carolyn Llewellyn provided timely information on buying and growing organic food, eco-friendly recycling and other actions toward living a greener lifestyle last week at the ACE-Network Spring Workshop.  "Little steps make a huge difference, so we shouldn't be scared to start changing things, said Llewellyn. "As you get used to one change, take on another." The event was part of NJIT's celebration of Women's History Month 2009. For more information, contact Talina Knox at 973-642-4671 or view the calendar. >>
“Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet” is the inspirational theme of a plethora of intriguing events this month at NJIT to celebrate Women's History Month. Join NJIT for activities ranging from green, money-saving tips to a lecture from a Harvard sustainability guru about saving the planet. Except where noted, all events are free and open to the public. For further information, please contact: Talina Knox at 973-642-4671 or view the calendar. >>
Senior guard Jill Dickinson produced a game-high 22 points for NJIT to pace the Highlanders' 69-54 win over visiting Texas-Pan American in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
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.   >>
2008
NJIT's defense held University at Albany scoreless in the second half over nine minutes en route to a 58-47 victory in women's basketball action at the SEFCU Arena Tuesday night. The Highlanders recorded its second win of the season having two double-figure scorers on the night led by sophomore guard Jessica Gerald scoring a game-high 20 points—15 coming in the second half.  >>
Felicia Amaechi, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering, and Karen Martinez, a junior majoring in chemical engineering, captured second place in the ExxonMobil Subject Matter Expert (SME) Bowl at the 2009 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Conference on Nov. 8 in Baltimore. The SME Bowl is a competition with a "College Bowl" atmosphere where student teams representing the 10 SWE regions compete to answer engineering, math and science questions. Felicia and Karen, who are both in NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program, were part of a five-member team that included fellow region members from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Each team member received a $75 cash prize and $1500 for the region. Felicia is president of NJIT's SWE section and a Murray Women's Center Ambassador. >>
For an up-close look at life at NJIT, make time this fall and winter to attend an upcoming open house. The take-away will be more than a campus tour and meeting with an admissions counselor. You'll learn about NJIT's graduate and undergraduate programs in high-growth in-demand fields and meet one on one with faculty and admissions representatives. >>
Erika Taugher and Emma Vinski each scored goals and visiting NJIT came away with a 2-0 women's soccer win Sunday afternoon at South Carolina State in the United Soccer Conference opener for each team. The Highlanders will host Longwood University this Saturday at 11 a.m. on Lubetkin Field as part of NJIT Day. >>
NJIT swept Wagner, 3-0, in women's volleyball Tuesday night, but it wasn't easy, as the Highlanders edged the Seahawks, 25-23, 25-21 and 27-25. Baaba Hughes led the NJIT attack with 10 kills, Danielle Thompson had 25 assists and three players—Agnieszka Pregowska, Hughes and Renata Pandolfo—had two service aces apiece. >>
NJIT sophomore goalkeeper Sadie Mele earned the first Great West Conference Defensive Player of the Week award, as the league began to recognize student-athletes within the membership. The Highlanders will return to action on Friday, when they host Canisius at 7 p.m. on Lubetkin Field. >>
Alice E. White, vice president, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs North America, will be the keynote speaker at NJIT's annual University Convocation on Sept. 3, 2008, 3 p.m. at NJIT. A reception follows. >>
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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Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, an associate professor in the department of humanities and the director of NJIT's Murray Center for Women in Technology, received the University Change Agent Award on June 9 from the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN). The award recognizes and honors an individual who has driven positive change at his/her institution with regard to the climate for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, with an emphasis on engineering.  >>
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.     >>
NJIT junior Iulia Doci was selected as the 2007-08 national Division I Independent Player of the Year in women's tennis and she joined three other Highlanders on the all-Independent women's tennis team. >>
NJIT Provost Priscilla Nelson, of West Orange, will be honored at the Executive Women of New Jersey's 2008 "Salute to the Policy Makers" awards dinner on May 15 at the Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick. The event recognizes New Jersey women directors and officers of major corporations as well as women leaders of comparable achievement in the public sector.  >>
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Lisa Simone, PhD, assistant research professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, will be the guest speaker at the NJIT Collegiate Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) annual Networking Night and Awards Reception on April 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff Dining Hall (Campus Center, 3rd Floor). RSVP by April 21 to Felicia Amaechi. >>
Freshman guard Jessica Gerald has been named Division I Independent women's basketball Newcomer of the Year. Gerald, the six-time NCAA Division I Independent Newcomer of the Week recorded 65 out of a possible 70 points for all-Newcomer team selection. >>
NJIT women's soccer player Erika Taugher is set to return to the international stage, having been called to train with the women's national team of Portugal in preparation for the prestigious 2008 Algarve Cup. >>
Freshman Jessica Gerald led the way with a game-high 23 points, joining NJIT's other two starting guards to combine for 54 points in the Highlanders' 90-61 win over visiting Savannah State Saturday afternoon on women's basketball Alumnae Day in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
ESPN network's SportsCenter anchor Linda Cohn will be the guest speaker at the 25th Anniversary of Women in Athletics, NJIT's first celebration dedicated to its letterwomen. Alumnae-athlete pioneers from basketball to swimming, soccer to volleyball, will rally on Saturday, March 29, 2008 in the Campus Center Atrium at NJIT. >>
NJIT freshman guard Jessica Gerald was named Division I Independent women's basketball Newcomer of the Week.  >>
The NJIT women's basketball team won for the third time in its last six starts, holding off a late rally by visiting Chicago State for a 66-57 win by the Highlanders Saturday afternoon in the Prudential Center in downtown Newark. >>
Freshman guard Jessica Gerald exploded for a school-record 37 points, pacing NJIT to a 76-61 neutral-site win over California State University, Bakersfield in women's basketball action on the campus of Texas-Pan American Friday night. Her 37-point outburst was the highest single-game total in the 21-season history of NJIT women's basketball. >>
Four Highlanders posted double-figure totals as they went on to a 67-61 road win over Texas-Pan American Wednesday night in women's basketball action. The win for NJIT was its third of the season and first road victory under new head coach Margaret McKeon.   >>
Girls in grades 3-8 will have the opportunity to practice their basketball shooting techniques at a clinic sponsored by the NJIT Women's Basketball Program on Jan. 21, 9 a.m.-12 noon in the Fleisher Athletic Center. Fee: $25 early registration; $35 walk-ups. Contact: Head Coach Margaret McKeon, 973-596-3633; e-mail: margaret.m.mckeon@njit.edu>>
2007
Margaret McKeon was recently named the new head coach of the NJIT women's basketball program. McKeon, whose track record includes five NCAA Division I postseason tournament appearances, will take over a program that completed its first season of Division I competition in March 2007. >>
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. >>
Computer scientist Deborah Estrin, PhD, professor of computer science at University of California, Los Angeles, will discuss computer networking systems at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) on March 21, 2007, at 2:30 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom.  >>
Deborah Estrin, PhD, director of the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing at the University of California, Los Angeles, will discuss "Wireless Sensing Systems: From Ecosystems to Human Systems" on March 21, 2:30-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom at NJIT. The event is sponsored by the NJIT Distinguished Lecture Series in Environmental Science, Engineering and Policy, the Murray Center for Women in Technology Lillian Gilbreth Colloquium, the NJIT ADVANCE Program and Albert Dorman Honors College. >>
A weekend conference drawing East Coast female engineers and students headlines the upcoming month-long events set for Women's History Month at NJIT. The month kicks off this weekend, March 2-4, as more than 200 female engineering students and professionals from 68 engineering schools descend on the NJIT campus for the Eastern regional conference of the Society of Women Engineers. NJIT Provost Priscilla Nelson, PhD, will drive home this year's theme—Diversity in Engineering—when she speaks at 8 a.m. on March 3. >>
Record-setting swimmer and scholar-athlete Ana Ossa will represent NJIT as part of the National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebration on Feb. 11 at Seton Hall. >>
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NJIT women faculty, staff and administrators raised more than $800 for women's scholarships yesterday at the annual Women's Networking Luncheon in the Campus Center Ballroom. The luncheon was co-hosted by the Murray Center for Women in Technology, the ACE-Network and the Committee on Women's Issues. At left are the winners of the 10 gift baskets that were raffled off at the event. >>
2006
Senior Kelly Crowe became the all-time women's basketball career scoring leader for NJIT, raising her career total to 1,325 points in Saturday afternoon's 70-44 loss to visiting Lehigh. Crowe, who finished with five points, scored the historic basket on a three-pointer with 9:49 left in the second half. >>
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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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Integrating new location-aware computer networks with old-fashioned human networks, researchers at NJIT have developed an innovative solution to the problem of isolation that faces women in the academic science and engineering workforce. >>
Freshman Katie Piekielski's personal career-high and game-high 21 points led four double-figure scorers and NJIT rolled to an 86-54 women's basketball win over Wilmington College of Delaware Tuesday night. NJIT got 13 points from Jill Dickinson and 10 points each from co-captains Aine O'Dwyer and Kelly Crowe. >>
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NJIT, playing its third game of women's basketball against NCAA Division I competition, surged into the win column emphatically, blasting Norfolk State University, 91-70, in Saturday's consolation game of the Lancer Invitational, hosted by Longwood University. >>
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Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, director of The Murray Center for Women in Technology at NJIT, provided an overview of NJIT's National Science Foundation-funded ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant at the first in a series of partnership seminars on Nov. 15 in Eberhardt Hall. The grant initiative, which is part of NJIT's Strategic Plan commitment to enhanced faculty diversity, positions the university as a leader among peer institutions in the national effort to advance women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. >>
Kristy Haeckel's superb attacking led the way for NJIT in the Highlanders' dominant 3-0 win over visiting St. Francis in women's volleyball Wednesday night in the Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
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NJIT rolled past visiting Wagner, 3-0, Wednesday for the Highlanders' seventh women's volleyball win in their inaugural season of competition at the NCAA Division I level. It was NJIT's second win over Wagner this season. >>
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. >>
Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, director of the Murray Center for Women in Technology and associate professor in the humanities department, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation The Constance A. Murray Diversity Award. >>
Talina Knox, assistant director of the Murray Center for Women in Technology at NJIT, received the 2006 President's Award from Women in Engineering Programs and Advocates Network (WEPAN). The award was presented at WEPAN's annual conference held earlier this year in Pittsburgh. >>
The NJIT women's volleyball team made history Friday night, registering its first victory as an NCAA Division I program in a 3-0 (30-19, 30-25, 30-23) win over Manhattan College in the American Invitational. >>
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The NJIT women's soccer team kicks off the 2006 season at home against Marshall University on August 25 at 4 p.m. in the first of this doubleheader action. Admission: adults-$5; staff/faculty-$4; children/senior citizens-$3; NJIT students-free with ID. >>
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A group of 143 high school girls were honored at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) for excelling in science and technology. >>
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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. >>
NJIT sophomore Erika Taugher has been called up to join Portugal's national women's soccer team for the upcoming Algarve Women's Soccer Cup to be contested by the national teams of 11 countries, including the United States, between March 9 and March 15. >>
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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. >>
Jacquelynne S. Eccles, PhD, a nationally recognized expert in adolescent psychology and career choice and the director of a research program about gender and achievement at the University of Michigan, speaks at NJIT on March 6, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center. Eccles will discuss how to encourage women to choose careers in science and  technology plus understand and overcome barriers. >>
Tagged: women, science
Gabrielle Esperdy, PhD, an assistant professor in NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA), will moderate "Women in Architecture, Past, Present, and Future,” a panel discussion featuring prominent women architects on March 1, 2:30-4 p.m., in Weston Hall, 2nd Floor Gallery, NJSOA. >>
More than a dozen unique events ranging from a robot demonstration to free massages, roses and chocolates will number among the featured offerings when Women's History Month gets underway on March 1 at NJIT. All events are free, open to the public and sponsored by NJIT's Murray Center for Women in Technology. Jacquelynne Eccles (left), a nationally recognized expert in adolescent psychology and career choice, will speak on March 6, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center second floor ballroom. >>
It took a late spurt by sophomore guard Jackie McCaffrey (at left) before the NJIT women's basketball team could breathe easily in its 68-55 win over Goldey-Beacom College on Saturday. >>
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NJIT scored 22 of the game's first 24 points and went on to a 79-66 road win over Post University in a meeting of the two top women's basketball teams in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Thursday night. The win for NJIT was its fourth straight and fifth in the last six games. >>
NJIT held visiting Felician College without a point for nearly 10 minutes in the second half and the end result was a 51-33 win for the Highlanders in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball Tuesday night. >>
Holding a second straight opponent to just 46 points, the NJIT women's basketball team won a defensive struggle, toppling Philadelphia University, 49-46, Thursday night. The Highlanders raised their record to 8-4 overall and 6-3 in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. >>
Dena Baskous was honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America on its 2005 all-New England Region second team. Baskous, a sophomore, was a key player in helping NJIT post new program records for overall wins and conference wins while also making postseason play for the first time. >>
The NJIT women's basketball team defeated the University of Virginia's College at Wise, 79-63, in the consolation game of the South Padre Island Shootout on Dec. 29. Kelly Crowe, who led all scorers with 23 points, became the fifth woman in NJIT history to cross the 1,000 career point threshold. Read more. >>
2005
A last-minute invitation to the William McCarthy Memorial Meet at the New York Athletic Club provided Ana Ossa a chance to further her hold on the NJIT record book. Ossa earned victories in both the 50- and 100-yard breaststroke events, breaking her school record in the shorter race. >>
The NJIT women's basketball team scored another decisive conference victory, winning at Georgian Court College, 74-57, on Monday night. NJIT raised its overall record to 5-2, including a 4-2 mark in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. >>
NJIT basketball fans can listen to the men's/women's doubleheader live on the Web on Nov. 29. The home doubleheader, which tips off with the women's game against Caldwell College at 6 p.m., followed by the men's game at 8 p.m., is the first in the season's CACC Conference "Game of the Week" live webcasts. >>
NJIT has been selected to compete in and host the entire six-team 2005 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division II Women's Soccer Championship, starting with two quarterfinal games on Nov. 9 at 5 p.m and 7 p.m. >>
The NJIT women's volleyball team ended its 2005 season with a pair of home wins in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference tri-match on Saturday afternoon in the Fleisher Athletic Center. NJIT defeated Nyack College and Felician College by identical 3-0 scores. >>
Dena Baskous, Bruna Lotufo and Erika Taugher were named to the All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference team in voting by CACC coaches. The three all-stars were key performers in NJIT's emergence as one of the CACC's top teams. >>
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. >>
Erin Salgado, playing her last career home game, was one of three different players to score for the Highlanders, lifting NJIT to its school-record seventh women's soccer win of the season, 3-1, over NCAA Division I opponent Delaware State on Saturday. NJIT previously won six games in 2001 >>
Freshman Aggie Pregowska posted a season-high 38 kills and classmate Danielle Thompson set a new assists high with 63, leading NJIT in its 3-2 win over visiting Wilmington in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) women's volleyball Wednesday night. The Highlanders will host a CACC tri-match on Saturday beginning at 12 noon. >>
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Talina Knox, program coordinator for the Murray Center for Women in Technology at New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT), received the Constance A. Murray Diversity Award during university convocation. The award recognizes Knox, of Hillside, for fostering diversity on the NJIT campus. >>
The NJIT women's cross country team took the team championship of its own Highlander Invitational on Sunday in Branch Brook Park. Liz Mayo was the top individual finisher for NJIT, placing seventh and covering the 5-kilometer course in a school-record 21:08. >>
NJIT got on the scoreboard in the seventh minute and then held on the rest of the way for a 1-0 win at Dominican in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's soccer Wednesday afternoon. Next up for NJIT is a 10:30 a.m. conference home game against Caldwell on Oct. 8 as part of the school's annual NJIT Day festivities. >>
The NJIT women's soccer team defeated Georgian Court College, 3-0, in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) match Saturday evening at Lubetkin Field. The Highlanders are 5-1-1 in the CACC and 5-4-1 overall. >>
The NJIT women's tennis team remained undefeated in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) competition with a 7-2 win at Caldwell College. The team (4-0 in CACC play and 5-2 overall) won all the matches that were contested on Wednesday. >>
The NJIT women's volleyball team had its best day of the season, sweeping both ends of Saturday's Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference tri-match at Dominican College. The Highlanders opened the day with a 3-1 win over host Dominican and then NJIT took Holy Family, 3-0. >>
Sophomore Erika Taugher's unassisted goal in the 72nd minute lifted the NJIT women's soccer team to a 1-0 road win over Nyack in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference play yesterday. NJIT will test its unbeaten conference record in another CACC match on Saturday afternoon, when the Highlanders host Holy Family University. >>
The Highlanders picked up their first win of the young season, defeating visiting Felician College, 3-0, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's soccer Wednesday night. NJIT will play a non-conference game on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 12 noon, when it hosts New York Institute of Technology at Lubetkin Field. >>
Fatima Kasem, a freshman on the women's tennis team, has been named Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division II Northeast Region Women's Rookie Player of the Year. Fatima Kasem, a freshman on the women's tennis team, has been named Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division II Northeast Region Women's Rookie Player of the Year. Kasem helped the Highlanders set a school record for victories with a 10-9 mark. Kasem helped the Highlanders set a school record for victories with a 10-9 mark. >>
The NJIT women's tennis team has been selected to the 2005 NCAA Division II Championships, the NCAA Tennis Committee announced late Wednesday. It is the first time in NJIT history that a women's athletic team has qualified for NCAA post-season play, and the first time any Highlander squad has qualified during the program's eight-year membership in Division II. >>
NJIT sophomore guard Kelly Crowe (at left) has been named to the Division II All-Met first team by the National Invitation Tournament and the Met Basketball Writers Association. Crowe was a second-team all-Met selection in 2003-04. >>
Betty Shanahan, executive director and chief executive officer of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), will be the special guest speaker at the NJIT SWE Networking Night and Awards Reception on April 25, 2005, 6–8 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP or for more information, e-mail Chisom Maduike at cnm2@njit.edu or Talina Knox at knoxt@njit.edu or call 973-642-4671. >>
Bright blue tablecloths, golden yellow napkins and matching spring blooms lent a festive spring mood to the fifth annual dinner honoring aspiring young female scientists and engineers at NJIT. The Murray Center for Women in Technology at NJIT sponsored the annual affair last night, which drew 400 people--110 smiling teenage girls plus their parents and teachers from 65 New Jersey high schools. “Our goal is to encourage young women throughout New Jersey to pursue careers in science, technology and engineering,” said Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, associate professor of humanities at NJIT and director of the Murray Center.  >>
Junior Ana Ossa, a member of the women's swim team, has earned NJIT's Woman of the Year award from the New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (NJAIAW).  In 2004-05, Ossa set 10 school women's swimming records and now holds or shares 20 of the 23 NJIT records.  >>
The NJIT women's tennis team, ranked ninth regionally, earned an 8-1 victory over visiting Pace University on Saturday night at the Tenafly Racquet Club. The top five singles players for NJIT (6-2) were all double winners: Fatima Kasem, Chiori Koike, Deepti Sanjai, Rebecca Solorzano and Grace Bogdan. >>
The NJIT women's basketball team has been selected to the 2005 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division II Championship as the No. 3 seed-- the first time in program history that NJIT has earned a postseason berth beyond the conference tournament level. NJIT sophomore Kelly Crowe has been named to the All-Tournament Team of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Women's Basketball Tournament. The announcement was made following Saturday evening's championship game at Caldwell College. >>
Programs about women's health, saving money and asset building, organizational skills and more number among the free offerings at NJIT this month to celebrate Women's History Month. Jane Lancaster, PhD, of Brown University will speak on March 23, 2:30-4 p.m. at the annual Lillian Gilbreth Colloquium. “Making Time: Lillian Moller Gilbreth--A Life Beyond Cheaper by the Dozen"  will be her topic. Contact: Talina Knox, 973-596-4671. E-mail: talina.n.knox@njit.edu. >>
NJIT used a 15-0 second-half run to pull away from visiting Dominican (N.Y.) College in its 67-45 quarterfinal victory of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball tournament on Tuesday night at the Fleisher Athletic Center. It was the first postseason victory for the Highlanders in their eight years as a member of NCAA Division II. NJIT, the tournament's No. 4 seed, moves on to play top seed Holy Family University in the semifinals on Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Caldwell College. >>
NJIT senior Elizabeth Mayo has been named a USTCA-NCAA Division II All-Academic Athlete by the United States Cross-Country Coaches Association. Additionally, her NJIT women's cross-country team received that body's All-Academic Team designation. >>
Sophomore Kelly Crowe (at left) scored all 18 of her points in the second half to lead the NJIT women's basketball team to a 68-64 victory over host Dominican (N.Y.) College on Tuesday at the Hennessy Center. With the victory, NJIT clinched fourth place in the CACC and a first-round home playoff game on March 2. >>
Sophomore Kelly Crowe scored 22 points as the NJIT women's basketball team defeated visiting Bloomfield College, 73-55, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference action Saturday afternoon at the Fleisher Athletic Center. The team has won nine of their last 11 games and seven consecutive home games. >>
Freshman guard Jackie McCaffrey (at left) scored a career-high 16 points as NJIT defeated visiting Georgian Court University, 71-63, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball action Tuesday evening at the Fleisher Athletic Center. NJIT has won seven of its last eight games. >>
All NJIT female varsity athletes will be honored on February 8 in commemoration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day.  A ceremony will take place at halftime of the women's basketball game against Georgian Court University, which has a 6 p.m. tip-off. >>
The Society for Women Engineers at NJIT will be conducting a cell phone drive during the months of February and March. Cell phones can be dropped off at designated boxes located around campus, including the Campus Center, Campbell Hall, and the residential halls. Funds raised from the drive will go to the American Red Cross to aid victims of the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia. >>
NJIT scored the first 12 points of the second half en route to a 77-49 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball victory over visiting Post University last evening at the Fleisher Athletic Center. Kelly Crowe and Jackie Lupo (at left) combined for 10 of the 12 points. >>

KUDOS - February 2005

February 01, 2005
Tremaine Designated Professor Emeritus; Receives CHI Lifetime Service Award Marilyn Tremaine, PhD, professor of information systems, was designated Professor Emeritus effective February 1, 2005, in recognition of her service to the university and her continuing involvement with its students. In addition, Tremaine received the 2005 Lifetime Service  Award from the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI). The CHI Lifetime Service Award is given to individuals who have contributed to the growth of SIGCHI in a variety of capacities and carries an honorarium of $1,000. Student Section of Society of Women Engineers Receives Award at National Conference The NJIT student section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) was honored with the Student Net Increase Award for Medium Sections at this year's national SWE conference. The NJIT SWE achieved an 86% increase in student members over the past year.  Also, NJIT SWE student section president Chisom Madiuke served as a member of the Region E team during the conference "SME Bowl" competition. The Subject Matter Expert (SME) Bowl, sponsored by ExxonMobil, is a competition that challenges SWE students in their knowledge of science, math, physics, engineering, and technology as well as SWE history, policies, and procedures. The region won first prize, netting a $1,500 team award for region programming. Bloom Appointed to Mathematics Task Force Joel S. Bloom, interim provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at NJIT, was appointed to the Governor's Mathematics Task Force. >>
Kelly Crowe's three-point field goal with one minute, 14 seconds, remaining secured NJIT's 62-56 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball victory over visiting Felician College on last evening at the Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
The Highlanders defeated Nyack College 73-46 last night in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) women's basketball action. NJIT improved to 7-8 overall and 6-4 in the CACC. >>
Junior center Emese Gyuricza scored a career-high 18 points in 17 minutes as the NJIT women's basketball team defeated host Caldwell College, 70-52, last night at the Newman Center. NJIT (5-7, 4-3) extended a four-point halftime lead to as many as 21 points midway through the second period. >>
2004
NJIT women faculty, staff and administrators raised more than $1,000 for three women's scholarships at the university's annual Women's Networking Luncheon earlier this week. The luncheon was co-hosted by the Murray Center for Women in Technology, the ACE-Network and the Committee on Women's Issues. The newest of the three endowed scholarships is named in honor of the late Anne Wiley (at left), the Murray Center's longtime director. Anyone (male or female) interested in supporting NJIT's women's scholarships should contact Murray Center Director Nancy Steffen-Fluhr at steffen@njit.edu. >>
The NJIT women's basketball team set a school record for points in a game in its 98-72 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference victory over visiting Goldey-Beacom College last night at the Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
The NJIT women's basketball team earned a 65-55 victory over host Felician College last night in the CACC opener for both schools. Sophomore Kelly Crowe (at left) led all scorers with 23 points for NJIT. >>
The NJIT women's tennis team has been ranked No. 9 in the Division II Northeast Region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association following the fall season--the first such recognition for NJIT during their eight years as a member of Division II. >>
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Angie Casado, a freshman outside hitter, was named Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Volleyball Newcomer of the Year earlier this week. A First-Team All-CACC selection, Casado is the first all-conference women's volleyball player at NJIT since 1995. >>
The NJIT women's soccer team ended their last game of the season with a 4-1 non-conference victory over visiting Purchase College on Sunday afternoon at Lubetkin Field. >>
The NJIT women's tennis team concluded its fall season with a 4-1 record following a 9-0 home victory over Georgian Court University last week >>
The NJIT women's volleyball team earned a 3-2 victory over host Bloomfield College on Tuesday night. >>
Angie Casado, a freshman outside hitter for NJIT, has been named Sports Imports/American Volleyball Coaches Association Division II National Player of the Week. Casado, the first player in program history to win the award, paced NJIT (3-3) to a 3-0 week. >>
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The NJIT women's volleyball team defeated host Felician College, 3-0 (30-8 30-18 30-20) in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference action last night. It was the first victory in the collegiate career of NJIT head coach Pavlina Klimova.  >>
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A 24th-minute goal by NJIT freshman Erika Taugher lifted the Highlanders women's soccer team to a 1-0 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference victory over visiting Bloomfield College yesterday afternoon at Lubetkin Field. The win marked the first collegiate victory for NJIT head coach Alyssa Radu. >>
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While some teenagers fritter away their summers bathing in the sunlight, frolicking in the pool or repairing to the local mall, a group 20 teenage girls are ensconced in labs at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), devoting their summer to designing circuit boards, building robots and analyzing micro-bugs. >>
Women often think that they are working themselves to death and still not getting the rewards and advancement they deserve.  However, according to economist Linda Babcock, PhD, of Carnegie Mellon University and free-lance writer Sara Laschever, there is a better way. >>
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Follow your heart, physicist Cherry Murray, advised female students and others during a lecture yesterday at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  “Follow what you like doing and if you do it well, you'll get a job,” the tall, slim physicist told an assemblage of 150 people. >>
2003
The FEMME summer program (Women in Engineering and Technology Initiative), which helps girls overcome the gender gap in math, science and engineering, will end with a rocket launch. Fifth-grade girls, who studied the fundamentals of aeronautical engineering, will launch model rockets they assembled in class. Other Femme classes will display projects they designed such as roller coasters, bridges and artificial bones. >>
When NJIT's Suzanne quizzes quizzes the girls who arrive on campus every summer to study science as part of a program called FEMME,  she asks their opinion of engineers.   Mostly, Heyman says, the students agree that "engineers are nerds," that engineering is not a viable career choice for women, and that science is not something many of them are considering.   What a difference a few weeks of imaginative, exciting teaching can make, she says.   This year's class, 120 girls in grades four through eight, arrived on campus recently and will attend classes through August 7 as day students.   Most are either black or Hispanic and all are within commuting distance of Newark. Many come from low-income families.   But all are bright students who must get A's and B's in math and science and three letters of recommendation from teachers and guidance counselors.   The girls are grouped by grade and spend the summer on one of five interest areas, environment, aerospace science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and biomedical engineering.   The faculty design kid-friendly experiments and learning exercises.   For instance, this year's chemical engineering class is learning what makes a polymer turn into "slime," the slippery, gooey plastic sold as a toy.  They learn how chemical reactions change polymers from slimy to hard, says Heyman.   Another class is learning engineering principles by building bridges out of match sticks.   Working in teams--like real engineers--and using a glue gun, the girls design then secure their structures. They will later test their model bridges by placing 10-lb bags of sand on them. Heyman predicts the girls will learn that using cross-braced toothpicks makes a stronger bridge than when the toothpicks are glued together at right angles.   "They come up with some amazing designs," she says.   But in addition to the specifics these girls will learn, the real achievement of FEMME is opening the students' eyes to the possibilities science, math, and engineering offer women.   Nationally, over 90 percent of the jobs in math and science are held by men, according to FEMME data.   Heyman believes that through programs like NJIT's that trend will start to change.   Already about half of FEMME's alumnae who have finished college have gone on to math or science careers, says Heyman.   No one expects that the program will make a scientist of every girl who enters, but Heyman believes FEMME works. It starts wih changing thinking, she says.   At the end of last year's session, the students were again polled on their attitudes toward math, science, and engineering.   To the question "Girls can be engineers, do you agree or disagree?", only 19 percent had said they agreed at the start of the program. By the end of the session, 38 percent said they agreed. >>
Sheila Wellington, President of Catalyst, the premier non-profit research and advisory group working to advance women in business, will speak at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The lecture is open to the public. >>
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Where do grade-school girls launch rockets, design roller coasters and analyze chocolate? … At the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), which offers eight summer workshops for elementary and high-school students. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) celebrates Women's History Month throughout March with events ranging from an original play to a lecture by Catalyst founder and chief executive officer Sheila Wellington. Catalyst is one of the most influential women's think-tanks on women in business and advertising. >>