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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. >>
Do you want to learn more about opportunities in the greater New Jersey region for commercializing nanotechnology research?  Then you won't want to miss “Commercializing Nanotechnology in the Greater Garden State Region: The Next Step,” a workshop Dec.14, 2004, at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
As Freeman Dyson tells it, "If we are wise, science gives us opportunities to leave things better than the way we left it." To a packed ballroom of more than 500 faculty, staff, students and alumni, Dyson expanded on how the the proliferation of genetic engineering and biotechnology soon will circumvent the Darwinian principles that have governed evolution for three billion years. His lecture, "Life After Darwin: The Open Software of Gene Transfer," spoke to the social and economic consequences of this biotechnological upheaval and the resulting explosion of biodiversity. "Biotechnology will become domesticated--no longer seen as weird and alienated," he predicts. "With new tools come new questions and new responsibilities." >>
We are contracting out primary responsibility for running elections to private companies who are not publicly accountable,” warned New York City Board of Elections Commissioner Douglas Kellner.  Kellner's comments along with Harvard University e-voting expert Rebecca Mercuri were delivered at a Sept. 23 forum about electronic voting technology at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  Both speakers explained the vulnerability of electronic voting systems to insider and outsider attacks which they believe creates new opportunities for large scale vote fraud in the 2004 election and beyond. >>
“Can technology be used to steal the 2004 presidential election?” asks Jay M. Kappraff, PhD, associate professor of mathematics at NJIT. Kappraff, who leads a faculty group authorized to create the university's new Technology and Society Forum Series, has invited two well-known speakers to explore this possibility on September 23, 2004, 4-5:30 p.m., in the second floor ballroom of the Campus Center. >>
Students, faculty and businesspeople interested in learning about Small Business Innovative Research and Technology Transfer funding mechanisms are invited to attend one or both NJIT Technology Commercialization & Grant Development Workshops to be held on September 20, 2004. Attendees will receive practical guidance from grant development experts and a chance to network with prospective business, technology and entrepreneurial collaborators. Participants may sign up for Workshop #1 (8:30 am-12 noon; Engineering Sciences audience) and/or Workshop #2 (1:00-4:30 p.m.; Life Sciences audience). Admission is free. RSVP by September 13 to Daya Sooryadas (Sooryadas@ctp-nj.com). >>
“Can technology be used to steal the 2004 presidential election?” asked Jay M. Kappraff, PhD., associate professor of mathematics, at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  Kappraff, who leads a faculty group authorized to create the university's new lecture series, has invited two well-known speakers to address this important issue. >>
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. >>
The School of Management at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will host an open house for professionals who want to learn more about NJIT's Executive MBA Program. The information session is scheduled for Thursday, April 22, from 6– 8 p.m., in the Central Avenue Building at the intersection of Summit and Central avenues. >>
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. >>