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Radhakrishna Chebiyam, PhD, director of Global Energy Consulting Engineers, will discuss electrical power distribution automation on Nov. 29, 5 p.m., ECE Center, Rm. 202. Contact: Timothy Chang, 973-596-3519; changtn@njit.edu >>

KUDOS - November 2005

November 01, 2005
The NJIT Chapter of the Hispanic Organization of Students in Technology/Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (HOST/SHPE) was the big winner at the 2005 SHPE Eastern Technical Career Conference held in October. NJIT was awarded the Orlando Montan Chapter Leadership Award and students Danny Lozano and Hermes Alverez won the Most Promising Engineer award and the Technical Poster Competition, respectively. Raymond A. Calluori, PhD, Office of Institutional Research and Planning, served as a member of the Juvenile Delinquency Advisory Board for McGraw-Hill's recently released reader, Annual Editions: Juvenile Delinquency and Justice 06/07. Articles on school shootings and Ecstasy use by youth, suggested by Dr. Calluori, were included in the collection. >>
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Dimitrios Zarkadas, Kearny, who received his doctorate in chemical engineering earlier this year from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), will receive an award Nov. 2, 2005, from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).  The organization will honor Zarkadas for a paper he wrote as a doctoral student about process development.  The presentation will take place at the organization's annual meeting in Cincinnati. >>
NJIT ranked ninth in the nation for conferring bachelor's degrees in engineering to African Americans, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (formerly Black Issues in Higher Education). NJIT graduated 48 African-American undergraduate engineers in the 2003-2004 academic year--a 50 percent increase from the previous academic year. “Historically, NJIT's commitment has included academic programs, services, financial support and a climate conducive to enrolling and graduating minority students,” said Joel S. Bloom, EdD, vice president for academic affairs and student services and dean of the Dorman Honors College. “All of this produces results, and it's great for the university to be recognized for its hard work and commitment.” >>
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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. >>

KUDOS - April 2005

April 01, 2005
NJIT Professor Designated As Fulbright Scholar Christopher Funkhouser, PhD, assistant professor, department of humanities, has been designated as a Fulbright Scholar for teaching and research in Malaysia in 2006. Dr. Funkhouser, a specialist in digital poetry and literature, will be working at Multimedia University in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, next spring. His project, dealing with multimedia database communication, involves half-time lecturing and half-time research at the University. His proposal was selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and was endorsed by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.  Professors Recognized for Article in IEEE Publication Nancy W. Coppola, associate professor of humanities, has won the Rudolph J. Joenk Jr. Award for best article published in IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication for 2004. The article, "Swift Trust in Virtual Teams," was written with  Roxanne Hiltz, PhD, distinguished professor of information systems, and Naomi Rotter, PhD, professor of management. The Joenk Award winner is invited to present a paper at the IEEE International Professional Communication Conference in Limerick, Ireland, in July 2005.  NCE Staff Recognized at Annual Awards Banquet Brenda Walker and Geny Moreno, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, were recognized for their service and dedication to Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at the school's annual Awards Banquet on April 8, 2005 at the Newark Airport Marriott Hotel. Ms. Walker received the NCE Outstanding Staff Award and Ms. Moreno was presented with the NCE Excellence in Advising Award. SPE Student Chapter Receives Outstanding Student Organization Award The Society of Plastics Engineers student chapter was presented with the Outstanding Student Organization Award at the NCE Awards Banquet on April 8, 2005 at the Newark Airport Marriott Hotel.  Six Highlanders Named Arthur Ashe Sports Scholars Six NJIT student-athletes were named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars in the most recent issue of Black Issues In Higher Education magazine. Each awardee must have had a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.20, been an active member of an intercollegiate athletics team in 2004-05, and have demonstrated a record of service to his/her university or community. They are: Jennifer Dorn, cross-country; Elizabeth Mayo, cross-country; Mario Douglas, soccer;  Sita Kulkarni, volleyball; Deepti Sanjai, fencing;  and Donelle Small, swimming. NCE 70th Reunion Website Wins Admissions Advertising Award The Newark College of Engineers 70th Reunion Website received an honorable mention in the twentieth annual Admissions Advertising Awards sponsored by Admissions Marketing Report.  >>
The NJIT student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) will host the society's Regional Student Leadership Conference on March 19, 2005, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. in the Campus Center. Some 250 Hispanic students from 45 colleges will attend the conference, which offers student leaders from SHPE chapters in the northeast a chance to meet and share knowledge. Maria Hernandez, director of Business Resiliency and Security Solutions at IBM Corp., will speak during the conference luncheon. Liz Garcia (at left), public affairs manager for Infineum who is also a member of the NJIT Board of Trustees, will speak during the gala banquet. >>
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. >>

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. >>