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Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. joined with the Zoological Society of New Jersey on Monday, December 13th to welcome NJIT as the newest exhibit sponsor at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo.  >>
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Sergei Adamovich, PhD, associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, was recently invited to participate in a press conference to present the results of his team's research to the media at the annual conference of the Society for Neuroscience. >>
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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The NJIT Student Society of Construction Contractors participated in the 21st Annual District 1 Associated Schools of Construction Estimating Competition last month at the Governor Morris Inn in Morristown. The NJIT team, comprised of Christian Kleban, Derek McClung, Ian Cooper, Eric DeCola, Jhonathan Ocampo and David Kwesalait, competed in the Commercial Construction Division, which required an estimate of an addition to an educational facility.  >>
The IEEE Communications Society North Jersey Chapter and NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will sponsor "Stochastic Routing for Delay Tolerant Network" by Zygmunt J. Haas, PhD, of Cornell University and the National Science Foundation on Nov. 29 at 2:30 p.m. in 202 ECEC.  >>
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.  >>
Yuanqiu Luo, PhD, a senior research engineer in the advanced technology department of Huawei Technologies USA, Bridgewater, will discuss "Optical and Wireless Integration: A Passive Optical Network (PON) Time Synchronization Overview" on Nov. 18 at 6:15 p.m. (refreshments start at 6 p.m.) in Kupfrian 202. The event is sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society North Jersey Chapter and NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. >>
The NJIT Student Chapter of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) participated in the New Jersey Science & Engineering Festival held at Clifton High School on Oct. 23-24. Fifteen student volunteers in pharmaceutical engineering and chemical engineering provided visual examples via their simulation models, testing equipment and step-by-step presentations.   >>
The IEEE Communications Society North Jersey Chapter and NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will co-sponsor "Network Selection for Secondary Users in Cognitive Radio Systems," a talk by Chonggang Wang, PhD, senior staff engineer at InterDigital Communications, Inc. on Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. (refreshments start at 4:45 p.m.) in 202 ECEC. Contact: Nirwan Ansari at 973-596-3670.    >>
Historians usually depict the space race of the 1960s and 1970s as a pitched technological battle between Cold War political rivals. Yet while U.S. and Soviet spacecraft forced the world to look upward towards the Moon, they also, quite ironically, encouraged citizens across the globe to gaze back down at “spaceship Earth” with a newfound environmental awareness.  >>
A customer at an Apple store asks for the latest iPhone in black, but then suddenly changes his preference to white when he sees everyone else buying black . . .  Although the child knows she shouldn't press the big red button, she finds her hand inching toward it. . . . In some cultures, young men and women who decide to marry know that they will see each other in person for the first time on their wedding day.  How did these people make their choices? How do any of us make vital and mundane choices? >>
Each year since 2005, colleges and universities across the United States have recognized September as National Campus Safety Awareness Month. Following the ninth anniversary of 9/11, higher education institutions continue to work collaboratively to improve the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and guests on their campuses by sharing information regarding policies and strategies to consistently maintain safe campuses throughout the State. >>
Music has many virtues — including the potential to benefit individuals whose mobility is severely impaired by cerebral palsy and spinal injuries. In the first of NJIT's new series of Technology and Society Forum presentations, Pauline Oliveros and colleagues from the Deep Listening Institute will demonstrate software that makes it possible to improvise music with slight head movements. This software extends the expressive, holistic and therapeutic benefits of musical improvisation to both adults and children. >>
In the first of a new series of Technology and Society Forum presentations, Pauline Oliveros, founder of the Deep Listening Institute Ltd.and Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will demonstrate software that makes it possible to improvise music with slight head movements. The presentation will take place on Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium.  >>
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. >>
Nancy Coppola, of Mountain Lakes, a professor in the department of humanities at NJIT and the director of the Master of Science program in Professional and Technical Communication, received the Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication from the Society for Technical Communication. >>
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. >>
Sergiu M. Gorun, PhD, an associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, was part of a team that presented their research this spring at the 43rd Annual International Meeting of the Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry in Cardiff, UK. Gorun's team members included Hans Moons and Sabine van Doorslear, both of the Department of Physics at the University of Antwerp in Belgium and Lukasz Lapok of NJIT. Moons presented the work of the team entitled "CW and Pulsed EPR Characterization of Soluble Metal Phthalocyanines Lacking C-H bonds," which won the JEOL Prize>>
Nine students in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering participated in the 2010 New Jersey Chapter of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Student Poster Competition on April 26. They were: Ezinwa Elele, Stephanie Masotti, Sara Mina, Shilan Motamedvaziri, Miraat Patel, Fernando Rivas, Ramana Susarla, Yimin Wang, and Min Yang. Wang took first place with a poster entitled: "Toward a More Reliable USP Dissolution Testing Apparatus II" and also received the highest score among all the participants in this competition. Stephanie Masotti took second place with a poster entitled "Expanded and Simplified Method To Produce In Vitro Axon Stretch Injury." Wang and Masotti will compete in the National Student Poster Competition in November 2010 at the ISPE National Meeting in Orlando, Florida. >>
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. >>
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.  >>
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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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. >>
Entrepreneurs, scientific professionals, investors and business leaders who are interested in learning about capital raising and angel financing are invited to attend a free American Chemical Society (ACS) Webinar on "Raising Capital with Angels: What They Don't Tell You at Business School" on April 22, 2-3 p.m. (ET) in GITC Rm. 1403. The Webinar will feature Mike Elconin, an active angel investor and technology start-up expert with over 20 years of experience.   >>
U.S. Food and Drug Administration district staff recently spoke to a group of some 25 graduate students and professors in NJIT's Graduate Biomedical Engineering Society (GBMES). The presentation centered on the history of the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with an additional focus on the FDA's role in the regulation of medical devices. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Nancy W. Coppola has been named the 2010 recipient of the Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching presented by the Society for Technical Communication (STC). Coppola will receive the award at the STC Conference in May. >>
Jie Ga, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of computer science at Stony Brook University, will discuss “Greedy Routing with Guaranteed Delivery Using Ricci Flow” on March 25 at 11:30 a.m. in 202 ECE at NJIT. The presentation is co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society North Jersey Chapter and NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. >>
Michael Jaffe, a research professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT, has received a patent for a chemical derived from sugar. This new material is a derivative of isosorbide and may be able to replace bisphenol A (BPA) in a number of consumer products, including the lining of tin cans. >>
Water ― life on our planet would be impossible without it, and clean water is vital for human health and well-being. Yet close to three billion people have no running water within a kilometer of their homes, and every eight seconds a child dies of water-borne disease. In the NJIT Technology and Society Forum presentation on March 10, 2010, Maude Barlow will outline a three-part strategy for achieving a water-secure world.  >>
Sarah Brownell, co-founder of Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), will share a more positive vision for Haiti when she speaks at NJIT on Feb. 24, 2010, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The talk is a presentation of NJIT's Technology and Society Forum Series.  >>
Delta Epsilon Iota (DEI) Academic Honor Society will induct 169 NJIT undergraduate students, many of them members of the NJIT Albert Dorman Honors College, on Feb. 21, 2010 at 3 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  >>
Anthony (Tony) Schuman, a professor at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, has been named a distinguished professor by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).  >>
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." >>
Sarah Brownell, co-founder of Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), will share a more positive vision for Haiti when she speaks at NJIT on Feb. 24, 2010, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  The talk is a presentation of NJIT's Technology and Society Forum Series.  >>

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. >>
Yuriko Renardy, PhD, Endowed Professor of Mathematics at Virginia Tech University and a Fellow of the American Physical Society, will discuss "Numerical Simulation of Drop Deformation in Shear" at the Spring 2010 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Jan. 22 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
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.   >>
NJIT will usher in Black History Month with a free concert on Feb. 3, 2010 featuring local pianist Richard Alston.  >>