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2014
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. >>
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.  >>
2013
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.  >>
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.  >>
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. >>
2012
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. >>
2011
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
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.  >>
2009
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. >>
“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. >>
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
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. >>
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. >>
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.     >>
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. >>
2007
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. >>
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
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
2005
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. >>
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.  >>
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. >>
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
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. >>