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John J. Mooney, co-inventor of the automotive catalytic converter, considered one of the most important innovations in the history of the automobile, will receive the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award during New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) annual Fall Awards ceremony. The ceremony will be held Oct. 6 at the university. >>
The following individuals will be honored at the annual University Awards Ceremony on October 6, 2004. Edward F. Weston Medal for Professional Achievement Herbert M. Iris '51 B.S.C.E. Harlan J. Perlis Award for Research Lev Krasnoperov Robert W. Van Houten Award for Excellence in Teaching Rajesh N. Dave Distinguished Alumni Achievement Medals James W. Dunn '67 B.S.E.E. John J. Mooney '60 M.S. Ch.E. Thomas M. Myrick '84 B.S.M.E. Paul A. Sarlo '92 B.S.C.E., '95 M.S.C.E. Peggy M. Tomasula '80 M.S. Ch.E., D.E.S.E.Sc. Teaching Excellence Awards John D. Carpinelli Janice Daniel Deran Hanesian Joseph Kisutcza Bernard Koplik John G. Lyssikatos Veljko Samardzic Murray Turoff Master Teacher Awards Ronald H. Rockland John D. Carpinelli Antonio P. DeSousa Santos Constance A. Murray Diversity Award Leslie K. Weisman Presidential Leadership Award Irini Bekhit Vishal Khubani >>
Despite what you might have read lately in the news about earth dimming, researchers at NJIT's Big Bear Observatory in California have uncovered evidence to the contrary. Their findings, to be reported in the May 28 issue of Science, suggest that earth is brightening. The research combines observations of the ghostly glow of light reflected from earth onto the dark side of the moon, known as earthshine, with NASA cloud data from satellites. The scientists suggest that observing earthshine offers a simple method for monitoring climate change and variations in cloud cover. >>