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Long before Facebook introduced its hot new Social Graph app, researchers in the ADVANCE project at NJIT were pioneering the use of social network mapping to help women scientists and engineers supercharge their careers. >>
Sunil Saigal, PhD, dean of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering, was one of nine individuals honored for their achievements this weekend in the field at the 30th annual gala of the Society of Indian American Engineers and Architects (SIAEA). Founded about three decades ago as a non-profit body with a few dozen engineers, the society currently has some 700 members in New York and its neighboring states.   >>
Kyle Devitt, Andre Moses and Hagop Bouchakjiane (shown here with NJIT Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Special Lecturer Harry Kountouras and Professor Bernard Koplik) have been awarded 2010 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Clarke Scholarships. NJIT has won the award five times in the last six years. The scholarship is awarded nationally based on a competitive proposal; six are awarded at $6,000 per winning university. >>
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Marino Xanthos, PhD, a professor in NJIT's Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering was awarded the 2010 Heinz List Award at the annual meeting of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in Orlando.  >>
The NJIT Society of Women Engineers (SWE) received the Outstanding Collegiate Section Website Award at the  2010 National Society of Women Engineers Conference held on Nov. 3-7 in Orlando, Florida. NJIT SWE President Hanisha Patel, a master's student in industrial engineering, accepted the award from SWE President Sidika Demir. >>
The Society of Automotive Engineers Formula Team at NJIT recently participated in the New Jersey Science and Engineering Festival at Clifton High School. The festival is a “World's Fair” comprised of exhibits, attractions, lectures, entertainment and opportunities to meet researchers, professors, and members of technical societies. >>
Anthony La Rosa '93, principal and managing director of Tri-Power Design, LLC in Denville, discussed his career path with mechanical engineering students last week at NJIT. The event was co-sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Mary Sullivan Memorial Lecture Series.  >>
Jay N. Meegoda, an expert in geo-environmental engineering and a professor in the NJIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  Geo-environmental engineers apply basic geological and hydrological science, including soil and rock mechanics and groundwater hydrology, to any number of different environmental problems. >>
Jay N. Meegoda, PhD, PE, a professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The ASCE awards fellowships to civil engineers who have made significant technical or professional contributions to the profession, hold a P.E. license, and have at least 10 years of exceptional, responsible engineering experience gained while at member grade in ASCE. >>
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded NJIT $468,495 to create a comprehensive series of four courses to train and teach mechanical engineers in the New York Metropolitan Region how to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings.  The NJIT Center for Building Knowledge, which thanks to its involvement with regional utilities and other state agencies has had much experience doing this kind of work, will organize and run the training sessions. Center Executive Director Deane M. Evans will be the project director.     >>
Walter Kraft, of Summit, has had a long and rewarding career keeping people on the move. He's an internationally-known expert in traffic engineering and intelligent transportation systems, which explains why NJIT awarded this 1962 alum its Alumni Achievement Award On May 22, 2010. >>
From reviving student communities to co-inventing solar water systems, NJIT students aim to get out into the world and make life better for people. Some 11 students who shined the most when it comes to helping others recently were feted at the annual Highlander Student Achievement Awards.   >>
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has, once again, approved the outstanding teaching of the department of mechanical engineering at NJIT. For the seventh consecutive year, the department received the ASME Student Sections Award--formerly the Ingersoll-Rand Award.  The award typically goes to a college or university in the Northeast. >>
Several NJIT professors and graduate students participated in the 2010 Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference on May 16-19 in Orlando, Florida. Attending were Professor Marino Xanthos, Research Professors Costas Gogos and Peng Wang of CBPE, Kwabena Narh, professor in NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Linjie Zhu and Herman Suwardee of NJIT's Polymer Processing Institute (PPI), as well as five PhD students: Huiju Liu, who received his PhD degree this week; Jin Uk Ha, Qian Zheng, Min Yang, and Graciela Terife.  Peng Wang was the organizer, on behalf of the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering and PPI, of two special sessions on pharmaceutical hot melt extrusion. Six technical papers on research conducted on campus were presented by Wang, Gogos, Suwardee, Liu, Ha, and Terife. During the May 18 SPE awards ceremonies, Xanthos and Liu received the Heinz List Reactive Extrusion and the Professor Lew Erwin Outstanding Graduate Student Awards, respectively. >>
Michael Thompson, CMS, plant engineer in NJIT's Technical Services/Physical Plant Department, has received the Man of the Year Award from the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) Middle Atlantic Regional Association (MARA). RSES Past International President Jim Casey, CMS, PE, cited Thompson for his efforts to develop educational programs for MARA and the RSES Garden State Chapter, as well as his dedicated involvement to bring seminars and other events to HVACR professionals in the Mid-Atlantic area. “This is a long-overdue award,” said Casey.    >>
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When Kate Boardman, of Montclair, and Paul Rodriguez, of Harrison, march at NJIT's upcoming May 17 graduation at the Prudential Center, their minds may wander to memories of their work as fledgling mechanical engineers  removing bacteria from drinking water and halting water-borne illnesses in a poor Haitian village. Working under the auspices of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), the two made several visits there over the past two years.  >>
It was the night before the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Annual Student Design Competition and NJIT senior Mike Lowry, of Parsippany, was stumped. His single-stream recycling machine, Rufus, nicknamed after NJIT's green mascot, couldn't distinguish cans from bottles, a possible cause for disqualification. >>
The 35-member student chapter of Engineers Without Borders at NJIT received the Outstanding Student Chapter Award at the 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence sponsored by NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  The event was held March 25, 2010 at NJIT.    >>
The NJIT community's efforts to help the victims of Haiti have earned second place in the UNICEF/ACUI Campus Challenge. NJIT raised $9,281.56 by April 1. The 300-plus schools that participated in the Campus Challenge raised over $230,000 which will be matched by the George Harrison Fund. "This just confirms what we already know--that NJIT is truly a giving community that comes together to help those in need," said Campus Center Director Donna Minnich Spuhler. "Special thanks to all of the individuals who donated and raised funds, and to these groups who raised funds by hosting events: the NJIT Hockey Team for raising over $3,000 in their Hockey for Haiti Winter Classic game vs. Seton Hall; Engineers Without Borders; Phi Beta Sigma; OXFAM; HASAN; ASCE; Athletics, the Campus Center, Career Development Services; the cast of the Faculty, Staff and Student Variety Show, which raised $250; Gourmet Dining Services for their $1,000 contribution, and the Residence Hall Association." >>
Civil engineering junior Keith Corkery, of Fair Lawn, will receive the 2010 Sol Seid Award for Excellence from the New Jersey Professional Engineers in Construction on April 9 at a dinner dance in Belleville. Nominated by Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Taha Marhaba, Corkery was chosen to receive the $10,000 award based upon his outstanding academic achievements and community involvement.  >>
An NJIT alumna of Haitian ancestry, who returns summers to teach in NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), has just returned from a 10-day visit to Haiti. Mechanical engineer Darlene Clovis, who works at Picatinny Arsenal, flew to Haiti with Engineers Without Borders to evaluate the safety of buildings. >>
NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering has been awarded the 2010 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Lucy and Charles W.E. Clarke Scholarship. "I think our success in securing this funding is a reflection of the level of dedication and professionalism that our student members of ASME exhibit," said Mechanical Engineering Professor Harry Kountouras. "ASME has recognized that commitment by honoring NJIT and the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering with this award." >>

Vigil for Haiti at NJIT

January 21, 2010
A vigil to offer hope and support for the people of Haiti both locally and abroad was held yesterday in the Jim Wise Theater at NJIT. The program included opening remarks from students and faculty members of Haitian descent as well as comments from students representing the Caribbean Student Society (CARIBSO), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and the New Jersey Haitian Student Association. View the Star-Ledger photo gallery.   View photos on NJIT's Flickr site. >>
Students, faculty and staff at NJIT have spent the first day of the new semester organizing a variety of events and programs to help the people of Haiti.  As one of the first efforts, a Vigil for Haiti to offer hope and support for the people of Haiti both locally and abroad will be held tomorrow at 4 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theater on the NJIT campus.  (ATTENTION EDITORS: For more information, contact Sheryl Weinstein, 973-596-3436.)  >>
Chrissa Roessner, P.E. '01, a project engineer with The Louis Berger Group Inc., is featured as one of the top 10 "2010 New Faces of Engineering" in the Winter 2010 edition of the Society of Women Engineers Magazine.   >>