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Philip R. Goode, PhD, a distinguished professor of physics at NJIT and director of Big Bear Solar Observatory, has been awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow. Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. >>
Distinguished Research Professor of Physics Louis J. Lanzerotti, PhD, will discuss "Current Activities in the National Science Board" at a Physics Department Informal Seminar on Dec. 11, 11 a.m.-12 noon in Tiernan Hall Rm. 407.  >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor of Physics Dale E. Gary will guide visitors on a journey to the center of the galaxy on Dec. 11, 2009 at the Cooperative Extension Services, Warren County. >>
Distinguished Professor of Physics Philip R. Goode will discuss "The New Solar Telescope in Big Bear" at a Physics Department Seminar on Dec. 7, 12 noon-1 p.m. (11:30 a.m. tea time) in Tiernan Rm. 407. >>
NJIT researchers are at work on many scientific and technological frontiers. The National Science Foundation has recently provided support that totals nearly $4.3 million for the diverse efforts of the following investigators under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. >>
Martin Katzen, PhD, professor in the department of mathematical sciences (shown here with NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch), Deran Hanesian, PhD, professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, and Onofrio Russo, PhD, professor in the department of physics, received awards for 45 years of service on Oct. 28 at the 2009 Service Award ceremony and reception. A total of 134 employees and retirees were recognized for their years of service to the university.  >>
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Corina Bot, a PhD student in the department of physics, received first prize for the most outstanding graduate student talk at the Rutgers-UMDNJ-NJIT Integrative Neuroscience Minisymposium on Oct. 12. The minisymposium offers a formal setting for graduate students and post-doctorate fellows to present their research prior to the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. >>
During the next decade, solar physicists will learn more than they might have dreamed possible about the Sun, thanks to current technologies that have advanced the capacity of ground-based and space-based instruments.   All the more reason for the excitement on Oct. 3, 2009 when NJIT formally dedicates the new solar telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO), CA. >>
NJIT marks the start of the new school year on September 2, 2009 with University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The event, which recognizes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, will be held at 3 p.m., in the Jim Wise Theatre in Kupfrian Hall on the NJIT campus. A reception follows. >>
Learning science has never been more rewarding for young girls than during the next few weeks at NJIT when FEMME, the 28-year-old, five-week, summer enrichment program, whirls to a fabulous finish. Hands-on, sophisticated projects guarantee to keep girls (ages 8-15) happy and learning. Among the lessons: building paper roller coasters to learn physics and tie-dyeing shirts to study chemistry.  >>
NJIT will host on June 1-2, 2009 Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics (FACM '09), the sixth in a series of annual conferences organized by the NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics. This year's conference will focus on mathematical biology with sessions in neuroscience, ecology, biophysics, and biostatistics. For a list of plenary and invited speakers, click here>>
NJIT's new 1.6-meter clear aperture solar telescope—the largest of its kind in the world—is now operational.  The unveiling of this remarkable instrument—said to be the pathfinder for all future, large ground-based telescopes—could not have come at a more auspicious moment for science.  This year marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo's telescope that he used to demonstrate that sunspots are indeed on the Sun.  >>
Distinguished Visiting Professor James C. Phillips, PhD of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University will discuss "Breaking the Protein Amino Acid Code (aka the Code of Life)" on May 15 at 11 a.m. in Tiernan Hall Rm. 408. The seminar is a joint presentation of NJIT's Department of Physics and the Interdisciplinary Program in Materials Science and Engineering>>
Philip R. Goode, PhD, distinguished professor of physics at NJIT, will be inducted tonight into the New Jersey High-Tech Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was created in 1999 to recognize the best and the brightest New Jersey has to offer by honoring the achievements of life science and high-tech research and business leaders, educators, and government officials who have demonstrated exemplary work in innovative products and therapies.  Sponsors of the event are BioNJ, HINJ, and TechAmerica. >>
Philip R. Goode, PhD, distinguished professor of physics at NJIT, will be inducted into the New Jersey High-Tech Hall of Fame on April 23 at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, NJ. The Hall of Fame was created in 1999 to recognize the best and the brightest New Jersey has to offer by honoring the achievements of life science and high-tech research and business leaders, educators, and government officials who have demonstrated exemplary work in innovative products and therapies. >>
Gleb Shtengel, a senior scientist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will discuss "Interferometric Fluorescent Super-Resolution Microscopy of 3D Cellular Ultrastructure" at the Physics Department seminar series on April 27, 12 noon-1 p.m. in 408 Faculty Memorial Hall.  >>
"The Effect of Prenatal Nicotine Exposure on Postnatal Development of the Respiratory Rhythm" is the topic of a Physics Department Seminar by NJIT Biology Professor Andrew Hill, PhD on April 6, 12 noon-1 p.m. in Faculty Memorial Hall Rm. 408.  >>
"The Effect of Prenatal Nicotine Exposure on Postnatal Development of the Respiratory Rhythm" is the topic of a Physics Department Seminar by NJIT Biology Professor Andrew Hill, PhD on March 2, 12 noon-1 p.m. in Faculty Memorial Hall Rm. 408. >>
"Theory of Ferroelectric Superlattices and Epitaxial Films" is the topic of a Physics Department Seminar by David Vanderbilt, PhD, a professor in the Physics Department at Rutgers University-New Brunswick on Feb. 23, 12 noon-1 p.m. in Faculty Memorial Hall Rm. 408. >>
Emil Prodan, PhD, assistant professor of physics at Yeshiva University, will discuss "The Modern Theory of Tunneling Conductance" on Feb. 9, 12 noon-1 p.m. in Faculty Memorial Hall Room 408. >>
Huixin He, PhD, assistant professor of chemistry at Rutgers-Newark will be the guest speaker at a Physics Department Seminar on Feb. 2, 12 noon-1 p.m. in Faculty Memorial Hall Rm. 408. "Fabrication of High Performance Conducting Polymer Nanocomposites for Biosensors and Flexible Electronics: Multiple Roles of DNA Dispersed and Functionalized Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes" is her topic. >>
Ralph Izzo believes that our society is steering a very unsustainable course when it comes to energy — and he speaks with authority. In the first Technology and Society Forum presentation at NJIT for spring 2009, Izzo will explore how the impacts of climate change and an uncertain economy make it imperative to redefine our complex relationship with energy. >>
Louis Lanzerotti, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor in the department of physics at NJIT, will discuss the "New Spaceflight Mission To Study Earth's Radiation Belts" on Jan. 26, 12 noon-1 p.m. in 408 Faculty Memorial Hall (FMH). >>
The Princeton Review today named NJIT among the nation's top 50 public undergraduate institutions for value. NJIT was included in the select listing because it has long been known for affordability nationally and in the region.  The annual tuition this year for in-state students is under $10,500. >>