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Students Ho Ting Shiu, Richard Zieminski and Kiratbir Khurana received the platinum (first place) award for their project "GPS Tracking with an Integrated RF Transceiver" at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Senior Design Workshop on Dec. 14. From left: Ho Ting Shiu, Richard Zieminski, Kiratbir Khurana, Kevin Carswell, chair, ECE/Industry Advisory Board, IBM; and Atam Dhawan, chair, ECE. >>
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Igor Stanojev, a PhD student in the department of electrical and computer engineering, discussed "Optimal Design of a Multi-Antenna Process Point with Decentralized Power Control Using Game Theory” today at NJIT. Stanojev was one of several doctoral students who presented their research on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of NJIT's Center for Wireless Communication & Signal Processing Research (CWCSPR). >>
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The Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Arts Program will present The Directors' Project 2006, student-directed and designed short plays, on Dec. 6-9 at 7 p.m. in the Bradley Hall Theatre at Rutgers University-Newark. Tickets are $5 for students; $7 for the general public. For reservations, call 973-353-5119 x17. >>
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Halloween is no longer a holiday for the young children, believe student service professionals at NJIT. "We see the holiday as a wonderful opportunity to tell our students that it is okay to take a break," said Humberto "Humby" Baquerizo, assistant director for the NJIT Campus Center. >>
Members of the NJIT community gathered on Lubetkin Field on Oct. 7 to sing Happy Birthday and enjoy a six-foot ceremonial cake. The event was a highlight of NJIT Day, the university's annual fall festival, and part of NJIT's ongoing celebration of the 125th anniversary of Newark Technical School. >>
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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. >>
Margarita Muniz, deputy mayor of the City of Newark, was the keynote speaker at a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration yesterday at NJIT. The event was sponsored by the NJIT Chapter of the Hispanic Organization of Students in Technology/Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (HOST/SHPE). >>
NJIT invites students, alums, faculty and other members of the NJIT community to sing happy birthday in honor of the university's 125th anniversary. The event takes place on Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. during the university's annual fall homecoming known as NJIT Day. >>
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NJIT will hold University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony to mark the start of the academic year, on Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theater in NJIT's Kupfrian Hall. The event recognizes students, faculty, staff and alumni. Newark Mayor Cory Booker will be the keynote speaker. >>
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Back-to-school events don't usually focus on something as flipping as flapjacks. But as students at NJIT return to campus, one of the first and always most welcome events of the year is to join NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch for handshakes, flapjacks and good wishes for a successful new year. The event, a campus happening since 2003, will take place Sept. 5 from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. on the main campus. >>
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Transfer students may still have a chance to enroll this fall at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  Prospective students need only attend instant decision day, Aug. 24, 2006, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in the admissions office.  Undergraduate students who have attended another college or university and earned at least 15 credits, are invited. >>
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Graduation Day arrives today for 180 academic boot campers who have completed the six-week Educational Opportunity Program at NJIT. The students, all of whom will now be formally admitted into NJIT's incoming freshman class, spent six weeks living in residence halls and attending classes in math and science. The program, now in its 33rd year, takes high school students from the state's poorest districts and transforms them into bright college students who will one day work as engineers, scientists and other professionals. >>

KUDOS-August 2006

August 01, 2006
Thirty Albert Dorman Honors College Students and Assistant Dean Inducted Into Phi Eta Sigma
Thirty Albert Dorman Honors College students were inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society at NJIT, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement among members of the freshman class. In addition, Shane Y. Williamson, assistant dean for academics, was inducted as an honorary member for her assistance to Honors College freshmen. NJIT Chemistry Professor Presents Research at International Symposium
Dr. Lev N. Krasnoperov, a professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, in collaboration with Jingping Peng and Paul Marshall of the University of North Texas, has made an important advancement in the theory of reactions that exhibit negative apparent activation energies. In their paper entitled "Modified Transition State Theory and Negative Activation Energies of Simple Metathesis Reactions: Application to the Reaction CH3+HBr -> CH4 + Br," which appeared in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Analysis in March 2006, they developed a modified transition state theory (MTST) for such reactions that provided quantitative agreement with the experiment.  In addition to the published journal article, Dr. Krasnoperov recently presented this research at the 19th International Symposium on Gas Kinetics in Orleans, France, July 22-27, 2006. >>
Starting this fall, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will offer three accelerated degree programs--two at universities and one at a community college.  The programs will make NJIT's technological expertise and education available to many more students. >>
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If you're considering going to graduate school, it's not too late to apply for the fall semester at NJIT. An open house is scheduled for Aug. 24, 5-7:30 p.m., first floor Fenster Hall on the NJIT campus. NJIT currently offers degree programs in more than 40 disciplines for master's candidates, 20 disciplines for doctoral candidates and dozens of specialties for graduate certificate programs. >>
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Learning science has never been more rewarding for young girls than during the next two weeks at NJIT when FEMME, the 25-year-old, five-week, summer enrichment program, whirls to a fabulous finish. Hands-on, sophisticated projects, guaranteed to keep girls (ages 8-15) giggling and learning, include dissecting cows' eyes, building suspension bridges from Popsicle sticks and tie-dyeing shirts. >>
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High school students and their parents can discover the wide range of NJIT's undergraduate degree programs and minors, meet with students, faculty and staff, and more at Summer Tech @ NJIT on July 26, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. >>
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Prospective students can meet with an admissions representative and receive an instant decision on admission to NJIT for the fall 2006 semester on Transfer Thursday, July 20, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Admissions Office, Fenster Hall, Room 100. >>
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Last summer, Natasha Stroedecke, age 10, studied environmental engineering at NJIT. She delighted in raising tadpoles into frogs, observing earthworms and analyzing the nocturnal habits of owls. This summer, Natasha will return to NJIT to take a class she's even more excited about: aeronautical engineering. >>
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Starting this fall, William Paterson University (WPU) students can start working on master's degrees in computer science or math from NJIT while completing their bachelor's degrees at WPU. “This new agreement will allow William Paterson students and alumni as well as professionals who live or work near the WPU campus to advance their educations without leaving their backyards,” said Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of Continuing and Distance Learning Education at NJIT. >>
Prospective students can meet with an admissions representative and receive an instant decision on admission to NJIT for the fall 2006 semester on Transfer Thursday, July 20, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Admissions Office, Fenster Hall, Room 100. >>
The Day In The Life Foundation, which introduces high school students to the working world through its Day in the Life Series of professional experiences, presented a conversation and discussion on the plight of young black men in America with actor and author Hill Harper on May 25 at NJIT. Harper, who appears on the television drama CSI:NY, offered words of inspiration and encouragement to the audience of more than 300 young men in the Newark Public School system and from Union, Elizabeth, West Orange and Baltimore who attended the forum.  >>
Congressman Steve Rothman (D-NJ) presented two NJIT students with Congressional Certificates honoring their work on sustainable energy practices on May 10. The students, Ronnachai Tiyarattanachai and Shih-Yun Kuo, won a research grant through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's P3 (People, Prosperity, and the Planet) student design competition to complete one of their research proposals. >>
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Students and faculty in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences participated yesterday in the second annual Integral Bee hosted by the NJIT Math Club. The winners included: Abel George, a junior majoring in electrical engineering, first place; Stephen Istivan, a junior majoring in chemical engineering, second place; and Matt Peragine, a freshman majoring in math, third place. >>
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NJIT is offering a summer class in astronomy and physics for high school students who love the subjects and are considering careers in the fields. During the two-day class—held June 27-28 on the NJIT campus—high school sophomores and juniors will learn about careers in physics and astronomy, do hands-on science projects and learn from prominent NJIT physicists and astronomers. >>
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Students and alumni from NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) presented their work on April 20 at the Design Showcase 2006. “New Orleans East,” a report by architecture students on their design and construction work this semester helping residents in New Orleans return to their homes, was featured at the annual event. >>
“New Orleans East,” a report by architecture students at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) on their design and construction work this semester helping residents in New Orleans return to their homes, will be held on April 20 at 6 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall I, NJSOA. Students Hyung Kang and John Rado and their instructor, James Dart, will present their designs for retrofitting existing houses, designing new prototype houses for flood-prone conditions, and discuss their impressions of conditions on the ground. The event is free and open to the public. >>
Six students at NJIT were cited for doing superior research projects that could one day lead to new technologies in fields such as biomedical engineering and cancer research. The students were honored during the Provost's Student Research Showcase, held April 12 at NJIT. >>
Two mechanical engineering students at NJIT spent a semester building a casting device that a paraplegic could use to cast a fishing line. The students, John Kurdyla and Alejandro Perez, recently took first place in a National Design Contest sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). >>
Nine teams of architecture students from NJIT competed in a masonry building competition, with four teams winning nearly $20,000 in prize money. The contest, sponsored by the Masonry Contractors of NJ, taught the students techniques they do not encounter in design studios: how to spread mortar and lay brick. >>
Students at NJIT work side by side with professors on the university's most prominent research projects—projects that could lead to new technologies in fields such as biomedical engineering and cancer research. During the Provost's Student Research Showcase on April 12, top students will illustrate that research with poster presentations, which will run from 1:15-3:45 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The event is free and open to the public. >>
Freehold, Chatham and East Brunswick High Schools took top prizes in a computer-programming contest held recently at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
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KUDOS-April 2006

April 01, 2006
NJIT Students Take First and Third Place in ASME Mechanical Engineering CompetitionNJIT continued its run of success at the annual American Society of Mechanical Engineers Regional Student Conference on April 1, 2006 at Fairleigh Dickinson University. For the eighth time in the last eleven years, NJIT mechanical engineering students captured first place in the National Student Design Contest. The design involved the development of a prototype device for cast fishing for a quadriplegic using sip and puff technology. The winning team of John Kurdyla and Alejandro Perez will represent ASME Region II at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) in Chicago in November. NJIT's team of Eric Jakubik and Eric Shapiro also honored the university with a third-place finish in the contest. >>
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During the Masonry Design Build Competition, students from NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) will spend Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2, working on building projects with the masons. >>
A group of 50 students from NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture will spend spring break cleaning out houses in a flood-ravaged neighborhood in New Orleans. "Helping people rebuild their houses, and their lives, is an amazing feeling and a great experience,” says Thomas Reynolds, a senior at NJIT who helped organize the trip. “I'd much rather spend my vacation helping these people than sitting on a beach in Florida.” >>
NJIT's annual spring Career Fair will be one of the largest ever, with 110 companies and government agencies coming to interview some 1,000 students. The career fair, open to all NJIT students and alumni, will be held March 8, from 12:30-4 p.m, Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
To insure safer trips for students on spring break and peace of mind for their parents, Donna Minnich Spuhler, assistant dean of students, with the assistance of NJIT's Public Safety Department, have put together a list of dos and don'ts for young travelers. “Common sense can prevent many a mishap or crime,” Spuhler said. >>
The first annual NJIT Student Appreciation Day will be held on Feb. 9, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Campus Center Lobby. Activities include open houses at each of the colleges, refreshments and more. A complete schedule of events can be picked up at the Campus Center Information Desk. >>
A group of 11 alumni from the Albert Dorman Honors College returned to NJIT last week to talk to current Dorman students about the skills they need to succeed professionally. The roundtable discussions focused on careers, education and academic majors. >>
NJIT recently named more than 1,500 undergraduate students to the dean's list for the fall semester of 2005. >>
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NJIT is hosting free financial aid workshops, open to the public, on Feb. 12, 1-4 p.m., in the Campus Center. Those who plan to attend must register online. For more information, call Kathy Bialk at 973-596-3478. >>
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NJIT offers a wide range of academic resources and programs that allow students to shape courses of study to reflect a variety of interests and career goals. Applications for undergraduate transfer students, visiting students and graduate students will be accepted for spring semester 2006 through Jan. 23. Classes begin on Jan. 17. For more information, call Denise Taylor, Office of University Admissions, at 973-596-3301. >>
Five-foot tall, 130-pound, radio-controlled robots will begin to come to life at NJIT Saturday, when hundreds of high school students will be given kits from which they must build and design the robots. "This kick-off event sets the clock ticking and the teams will run back to their schools to start figuring out ways to have their robots win this year's game," said Randy Schaeffer, FIRST regional director for New York City and New Jersey, which is based at NJIT. >>
Undergraduate transfer students interested in enrolling for the spring or fall 2006 semester can attend NJIT's Instant Decision Program on Jan. 5, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fenster Hall Room 100. Contact the Office of University Admissions at 973-596-3300 or e-mail >>