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2010
The only way to learn if your water source has hexavalent chromium is to check with your public water supplier and request a water quality report, said NJIT Professor Taha Marhaba, a civil/environmental engineer.  >>
Shabnam Darjani, a PhD candidate in the department of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, received a student participation grant to attend a national conference organized by the National Science Foundation.  >>
Dorairaja Raghu, PhD, professor in NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the Excellence in Upper Division Undergraduate Instruction Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
Sima Bagheri, PhD, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, has been selected to participate in the 8th Annual National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) Conference, "Seeing the Future with Imaging Science," Nov. 17-19, 2010, in Irvine, California. Bagheri's contribution is entitled “The Impact of Global Change on Nearshore Water Quality – A Remote Sensing Approach.”    >>
The NJIT Steel Bridge Team recently participated in the New Jersey Science and Engineering Festival at Clifton High School. "How to Engineer a Bridge" was the theme of their display, which featured designing a virtual bridge with software and then load testing it with an animated truck as well as a "Paper Bridge Challenge" where students created a bridge from one sheet of copy paper that had to support 100 pennies. >>
Drew Terpenning and Shengyan Gao, graduate students in NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the 2010 New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Outstanding Student in Transportation Award last week at the 12th Annual NJDOT Research Showcase at Rutgers University. >>
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. >>
Taha F. Marhaba, PhD, of Bridgewater, professor and chair of the department of civil and environmental engineering and director of the New Jersey Applied Water Research Center at NJIT, received the 2010 Distinguished Engineer Award from the Rutgers Engineering Society on May 17.  >>
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.  >>
Each year, the NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) gives the Innovation in Design Award to an engineering student who excels as a designer. This year, Giancarlo Fricano, of Bridgewater, a senior whose design skills twice helped the NJIT Steel Bridge Team capture first place in regional competitions, received it. >>
NJIT civil engineering students have for the fifth straight year taken first-place honors at the annual Metropolitan New York Region Steel Bridge Competition this past weekend. Some 25 students–including many seniors–will work past NJIT's May 17, 2010 commencement to ready the 20-foot-long model steel bridge for the next step.  >>
The ASCE Student Chapter at NJIT received first place in every competition that they entered at this weekend's 2010 Metropolitan Regional Conference held at FDU in Teaneck. Beginning on Friday evening, undergraduate civil engineering student Luz Zidziunas won the the Mead Technical Paper Competition for her paper "Ethics and the Engineer of 2025." On Saturday, NJIT's Steel Bridge Team again emerged as champions of the Regional AISC/ASCE Student Steel Bridge Competition. Under the highly able leadership of their advisors (Professors John Schuring, Alan Slaughter and Anthony Massari) and co-captains Tien Tran and Giancarlo Fricano, the NJIT team also placed first in every single scoring category including Structural Efficiency, Construction Economy, Stiffness, and Aesthetics. The team now advances to the Steel Bridge Nationals, which will be held at Purdue University on Memorial Day Weekend.  >>
Matthew Young, of Collingswood, received the Outstanding Senior Award in Civil and Environmental Engineering 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.  >>
Students in the Department of Engineering Technology's Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program received a special invitation from The Port Authority of NY and NJ to view $23 billion of construction at the New York World Trade Center site. Mohamed Mahgoub, assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Allyn Luke in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering accompanied the students last week to the construction site, where they had the opportunity to ask questions about the project and job opportunities as they viewed the onsite mixing and testing of concrete.  >>
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.  >>
Magued G. Iskander, PhD, associate professor of civil engineering at NYU Poly, will discuss "Plastic Piles in Geotechnical Construction" at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar Series on March 29, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in 416 Colton Hall. >>
Jay N. Meegoda, PhD, a professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, will speak today about sustainable infrastructure for the 21st century at a seminar sponsored by the department of civil engineering at City College of New York.    >>
Nabil Al-Joulani, PhD, PEng, associate professor of civil engineering at Palestine Polytechnic University, will discuss "Ground Pollution Due To Stone Cutting Industry Case Study-Hebron District" on March 8, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in 416 Colton Hall. >>